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Review and Giveaway! Wildtree Roasted Garlic Grapeseed Oil


For my first sponsored review and  giveaway of 2011, I am SO excited to share a line of gourmet food products from a specialty line called Wildtree. I first learned about Wildtree products from a Facebook friend, Amanda, who is a Wildtree consultant. She was looking for bloggers to review and promote her products, and being the foodie that I am, I was more than thrilled to hop on board!

Wildtree offers a wide variety of all natural, health conscious products that make cooking at home a fine dining experience. And did I mention, these products are delicious, too?!  Wildtree products are completely chemical, MSG, and preservative free. They are also made of only the highest quality, all natural ingredients. As a mom, this is important to me, since it’s often too easy to rely on not-so-healthy “convenience” foods. Let’s face it: Kids are particular in what they want to be eating. But Wildtree has even thought of ways to cater to the most discriminating (read: picky) of tastes. They carry such a diverse product line, there is something sure to please every palate in your home.

Here are some examples of what Wildtree has to offer:

  • spaghetti sauce seasoning
  • taco seasoning blend
  • sloppy joe mix
  • pizza dough mix
  • banana bread mix
  • soups and stews
  • marinades
  • bread dippers
  • pancakes and yummy syrups
  • infused cooking oils

So as you can see, the Wildtree selection is HUGE!  I picked the Roasted Garlic Grapeseed Oil. My family LOVES garlic, and I was looking for an interesting  alternative to the EVOO I usually use while cooking. Don’t get me wrong, I love my olive oil, but it has a rather low smoke point, and on the rare occasion that Dan attempts to cook, that has proven to be disastrous! As I browsed Amanda’s extensive catalog, I was intrigued by the infused grapeseed oils. Not only did they all sound mouth-watering, they have a TON of health benefits, too! Did you know:

Grapeseed Oil Facts

Wildtree’s Grapeseed Oil is Expeller Pressed. Wildtree Grapeseed Oil is NOT solvent extracted like the vast majority of Grapeseed oils in the marketplace. Expeller pressed grapeseed oil is the result of a chemical-free mechanical process that extracts oil from seeds with no external heat and produces the finest oil. This method of oil extraction is an alternative to the chemical extraction method used for many conventional oils. Sometimes expeller pressed is referred to as cold-pressed.

Expeller Pressed Grapeseed Oil is made from grape seeds after wine production. It is therefore environmentally sound and requires no new farmland or water to produce. Versatile, delicious and good for you, Grapeseed oil allows the pure flavor of fresh food to come through. Its delicate flavor and body make it perfect for sautéing, baking or frying. Try it in salad dressings, on pasta or hard breads, or use as marinades or bastes for the grill.

Health Benefits

  • There are NO preservatives such as TBHQ or BHT.
  • It is NOT hydrogenated.
  • There is NO sodium.
  • NO trans fatty acids.
  • NO cholesterol (it actually aids in cholesterol reduction).
  • It has one of the lowest levels of saturated fats of all oils.
  • It is easily digestible.
  • A good source of Vitamin E Alpha (an important anti-oxidant)(4.3 mg per serving).
  • Highest concentration of poly (76%) unsaturated acid of any oil.
  • Helps the body produce High Density Lipoprotein (HDL).
  • High in Linoleic acid – and its health benefits:
    • is a fatty acid which acts as a transporter for saturated fats – helps prevent accumulation in the arteries.
    • also known as Omega-6 and in near identical proportions to mother’s milk.
    • vital to life and cannot be produced by the body alone.

Grapeseed Oil is ideal for frying at high temperatures. It may be heated up to 419 degrees (F) without burning, – one of the highest flashpoints. Deep-fry your favorite foods in Wildtree’s Grapeseed Oil for a wonderful light crispy taste and cholesterol free frying.

Last night, I was excited as I prepared my first meal with Wildtree Roasted Garlic Grapeseed Oil. I decided to make Chicken Piccata, Fettucine Alfredo with Broccoli, and some crusty garlic bread. Rather than pan-frying my chicken breasts in the customary butter that is called for, I used my Wildtree Roasted Garlic Grapeseed Oil. Let me tell you….As I was heating the oil in my pan, the smell was absolutely divine. The hubby even commented that dinner smelled good already, and I had to laugh and tell him it was only the oil in the pan preheating, that the chicken wasn’t even cooking yet!

 

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January 5, 2011 Posted by | Food, Glorious Food! My recipes and reviews, Giveaways!, My Story | 84 Comments

HURRY! Mom’s Focus On Cyber World Is Giving Away A Mama Roo! Ends 1/07!


Mom’s Focus On Cyber World is giving away what in my humble opinion is the Rolls Royce of  baby seats, the Mama Roo, made by 4 Moms! I have been trying in vain to win one of these for…Ooooh….Maybe a good 6 or 7 months now. They are just amazing, and they mimic parental movement, with several different settings. You can even plug an mp3 player into it! Oh, and one of my favorite features is that it has an AC adapter and can plug into the wall! No more eating batteries, people!  I am drooling just thinking about the Mama Roo! Did I mention I realllly want one? lol… I entered the giveaway, now it’s your turn! But HURRY! This giveaway ends on January 7, 2011! And as a personal note to any of my friends: If you win, sell it to me at a discount, please!! Xander NEEDS one of these! Just click on the link at the beginning of this post and enter for your chance to win!

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