Wednesday, August 04, 2010

The Secret Ingredient: A Heart-Healthy Cookbook for Families (Giveaway)

Can you imagine having a heart attack at the age of 36? That’s what happened to Sally Bee, a mother of three young children. In fact, she suffered three heart attacks in one week, even though she had no family history of heart problems and was in good health. Fortunately, Sally recovered and is now determined to help other families pursue heart-healthy meals. With that goal in mind, she created a cookbook called The Secret Ingredient.

When Sally set out to begin eating a more healthy diet, she realized that her kids would most likely resist a menu heavy on salads, so she set out to make nutritious meals that would appeal to kids’ palates. Some of the delicious recipes she created include Chili Con Healthy, Healthiest-Ever Lasagna, and Ratatouille Chicken Tray Bake. Here’s her delicious recipe for BBQ Fruit Skewers:

BBQ Fruit Skewers

Serve without the ice-cream for an everyday treat, but I’d save it for a treat and go for ice-cream with this dish every time! You’ll need a hot barbecue for this, or you can grill (broil) on a very high heat.

Serves 4

1 or 2 skewers each depending on how much fruit you add
1/3 cup Muscavado sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
½ cup orange juice
20-30 chunks or slices of ripe tropical fruits, such as strawberries, papayas, bananas, mangoes and pineapple
Fresh mint sprigs, to garnish (optional)
A small scoop of crème fraîche, probiotic low-fat yogurt or ice-cream, to serve (optional)
Wooden skewers, soaked in water to cover for 1 hour, then drained

1.) Combine the sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg in a small bowl.

2.) Skewer the fruit on the wooden skewers, alternating fruits and placing 3-5 pieces on each.

3.) Dip each kebab in the orange juice, then sprinkle with the spiced sugar.

4.) Arrange the skewers on the hot barbecue and cook until nicely browned on both sides, 3-4 minutes per side.

5.) Garnish with mint leaves, (if using) and serve immediately.

The Secret Ingredient is a valuable resource for helping families to eat delicious meals that are also good for them! I encourage you to visit the following sites to learn more about this cookbook and healthy eating.

Sally Bee’s website: www.sally-bee.com
Sally Bee on Twitter: www.twitter.com/SallyBeelicious
Sally Bee on Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Sallybeelicious/301145505055

GIVEAWAY

One lucky winner will receive a copy of Sally Bee’s beautifully illustrated cookbook, The Secret Ingredient! To enter, go to www.sally-bee.com and leave a comment here with something you learned on the site. This first comment is mandatory to enter the giveaway.

You can earn optional, additional entries by... (leave a separate comment for each)

- Following Susan Heim on Parenting (@ParentingAuthor) and Sally Bee (@SallyBeelicious) on Twitter and tweeting about this giveaway. You may tweet this giveaway twice a day. (Please space them at least an hour apart.) Leave a separate comment with the URL of each tweet. (It’s easy to tweet this giveaway by using the buttons at the bottom of this post. 1 entry per tweet.)

- Subscribing to Susan Heim on Parenting via email, RSS and/or Kindle (see sign-up options on left sidebar). Leave a comment for each subscription method. (1 entry for each subscription method for up to 3 entries)

- Liking Susan Heim on Parenting on Facebook. (1 entry)

- Liking Sally Bee on Facebook. (1 entry)

- Following Susan Heim on Parenting through Google Friend Connect. Click on the “Follow” button on the left sidebar. Leave a comment. (1 entry)

- Putting a button for Susan Heim on Parenting on your blog (the code is in the upper right-hand column of this site) and/or a text link on your blog roll. Post a comment with your blog’s URL. (1 entry for button; 1 entry for text link)

- Posting this giveaway on your blog with a link to this page. Leave a comment with a direct link to the post. (3 entries; leave a separate comment for each)

One winner will be randomly selected from the qualified comments received by Wednesday, August 18, 2010, at midnight ET. Please leave an email address on one of your comments if it’s not available on your Blogger profile. Winners must respond within 72 hours or another winner will be drawn. Contest is open to US and Canadian residents.

CONTEST CLOSED. Congratulations to the winner, Sable(atlmuzikfanzinc)!




DISCLOSURE: No compensation or products were exchanged for this review. As an Amazon affiliate, I receive a small commission for any sales made through the Amazon link above.

59 comments:

  1. Yum! I found her recipe for Marvelous Moroccan Chicken!

    Rebecca at Fyfe dot net

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  2. Already liking Susan Heim on Parenting on Facebook. :)

    http://www.facebook.com/moonduster

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  3. "Liking" Sally Bee on Facebook.

    Rebecca at Fyfe dot net

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  4. I learned that Sally completed the expert patient program through Stanford University.
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  5. I like Sally Bee on Facebook - my Facebook username is Amanda Moore
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
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  6. I like Susan Heim on Parenting on Facebook - my username is Amanda Moore
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
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  7. I follow your blog with google friend connect
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
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  8. I learned she has several recipes, including some for vegetarians.
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

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  9. I am a email subscriber.
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

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  10. I am a gfc follower.
    debbie
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

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  11. I learned in 2004 Sally suffered three major heart attacks in the space of only one week.

    wow

    rugerpuppies at hotmail dot com

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  12. Yum! I found a recipe for Thai Chicken Stir Fry. Delicious!

    laurapita4(at)gmail(dot)com

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  13. I follow you via GFC

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  14. I like you on facebook

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  15. They're launching a new site in October - sounds fun!

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  16. I learned:
    Sally is nothing short of a miracle and continues to confound doctors’ expectations.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  17. I am email subscribed.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  18. I have your button on my side bar:
    http://blog-giveaways.blogspot.com/

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  19. Your link is on my blog roll:
    http://blog-giveaways.blogspot.com/

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  20. I learned her recipe for Spicy Poached Pears includes red wine! I never new that! Love to try it now!transamws602(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  21. google follower
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  22. e-mail subscriber
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  23. I have your button
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  24. Your on my Blog Roll/List
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  25. I learned that Sally is a fundraiser for heart charities.

    atlmuzikfanzinc at gmail dot com

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  26. following both of you on twitter @atlmuzikfanzinc

    tweet

    http://twitter.com/atlmuzikfanzinc/status/20963392068

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  27. I learned that the book is £12.99.

    mistylimepink at gmail dot com

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  28. I'm so gonna try Moroccan Chicken from Sally Bee. My hubby is suddenly wishing for more mediterranean dishes. Thanks for the giveaway.

    thabal628 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  29. RSS Subscriber to your blog.

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  30. Liked Susan Heim on Parenting on Facebook--Sable S

    atlmuzikfanzinc at gmail dot com

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  31. Liked Sally Bee on Facebook---Sable S

    atlmuzikfanzinc at gmail dot com

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  32. gfc follower Ms.Smith

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  33. posted text link on my blog

    http://gotgiveawayinfo.blogspot.com

    atlmuzikfanzinc at gmail dot com

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  34. posted button on my blog

    http://gotgiveawayinfo.blogspot.com

    atlmuzikfanzinc at gmail dot com

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  35. subscribed to rss feed

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  36. Sounds like a great book!

    I'm already following Susan Heim on Parenting on Twitter. Now I'm following Sallybeelicious too. I also tweeted the contest to my followers.

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  37. I learned that Sally is a fund raiser for heart charities and is a trained therapist giving regular talks to heart rehabilitation groups.

    What an inspiring life-story!

    JMiranda at carefirst-al dot com

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  38. I follow both and tweeted this giveaway! (Jill and Lil)

    http://twitter.com/JillandLil/status/21149316112

    JMiranda at carefirst-al dot com

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  39. I like Susan Heim on Parenting on facebook (Jill.L.Miranda)

    JMiranda at carefirst-al dot com

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  40. I like Sallybee on facebook (Jill.L.Miranda)

    JMiranda at carefirst-al dot com

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  41. I follow with gfc (JillianlMiranda)

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  42. Sally Bee has a wonderful recipe for Morrocan Chicken under her one pot recipes. There's also one for Shepherd's Pie.

    bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  43. GFC Follower.

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  44. I would love to try the Marvelous Moroccan Chicken!

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  45. I learned that you can order her book directly from her website. Sounds great! Thanks for the opportunity. :)

    misusedinnocence@aol.com

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  46. I learned that the Spicy Poached Pears recipe is something that I am going to try!

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  47. Anonymous6:41 PM

    Sally Bee raises funds for heart charities!

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

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  48. I saw a recipe for thai chicken stir fry on her site which looks just awesome!
    soluckyducky(at)gmail(dot)com

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  49. FB fan sarah linette

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  50. I learned that she was featured in Express

    trippyjanet at hotmail dot com

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  51. Sally Bee FB follower sarah linette

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  52. I learned that they're launching a new website on October 1.

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  53. i really enjoyed the vlog thai chicken stir fry
    susansmoaks at gmail dot com

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  54. I saw a delicious looking recipe for curry chicken. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  55. Email subscriber. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

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