Saturday, July 7, 2012

*Garden veggies with quinoa and beans*

I've had some Swiss chard, zucchini and cilantro for a couple of weeks now and decided to make a fun little "creation" dish tonight.  I've seen a few recipes for specific "quinoa salads" and others, but I wanted to do with what I had.

1 handful fresh Swiss chard (about 8-10 stalks), chopped up bite sized
1 clove garlic, minced
4-5 stems of cilantro, chopped
1 zucchini, sliced and then quartered
1 large or equivalent tomatoes, chopped bite sized
1 can (drained) or 1.5 cups prepared black beans
1/2 cup onion, sliced and/or diced, depending on your preference
1 cup quinoa (cook as per directions)
1-2 tbs butter

Sautee butter with onion and garlic until onion starts to turn clear.  Add in zucchini and Swiss chard and cover for a few minutes to let the Swiss chard wilt.  Add in black beans and cilantro and let them warm up.  Stir in the cooked quinoa.  Then, put the room-temperature tomatoes on top, add a couple splashes of hot sauce, salt and pepper to taste and serve!

Next time I make it, I'm going to try different veggies too!  I think it came out perfectly. :)  Pin It

**Siouxland Buy, Sell and Trade**

Siouxland Buy, Sell and Trade is a local online community where you can get rid of some stuff that's taking up space!  It's a members-only place, free to join and free to post.



This group is for people in the Siouxland Area ONLY With In A 60 Mile Radius Of Sioux City, Only!, needing a FREE venue to advertise what they have to sell or trade. If you are looking for something, post that TOO! Please list the item price in your post.

Do you have something youd rather GIVE away for FREE? Check out FreecycleSiouxCity: Visit Your Local Freecycle(TM) Group!
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Have you joined Freecycle yet? Free to give/receive. Check it out!

Freecycle is a place to recycle your unwanted/unused items: A place to keep things out of the landfill!

Freecycle is available in most areas, so please check here for your local group.

This link is to the local Sioux City group.

Do you make quilts -- need stuff to make them with? Old T-shirts and jeans are a great find on Freecycle! Need a small motor from something like an old fan for that wild project you're doing? FREECYCLE!!! Or, do you have an old door you want to get rid of? Did a cat family pop up in your back yard and you want to give some kittens away to local people? Do you have too many spoons? FREECYCLE!

*Everything posted in freecycle is free.* Be sure to sign up today :) Pin It

Target: Convertible sofa bed 29% off!

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iRobot Scooba 24% off from Woot

iRobot Scooba 380 Floor Washing Robot with 2 Virtual Walls, Charging Base and Scooba Storage Mat $379.99 with $5 shipping from Woot.  I love my Roomba, but have yet to try the Scooba (which washes the floors!)

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Friday, July 6, 2012

1SaleADay: Kalorik Kitchen Collection Sale up to 62% off

Go here to see all the Kalorik Kitchen items for up to 62% off, like this Kalorik Candy Apple Red Blender for just $34.99 with free shipping!  Brought to you by 1SaleADay Pin It

Jessica Simpson Stevania Sandals 60% off from 6pm


Jessica Simpson Stevania sandals are 60% off, $29.99 down from $98 from 6pm!  Go here to see these cute shoes!  Go through Shop at Home and receive up to 5.75% cash back on your 6pm purchase.  6pm has tons of fashionable clothing items at huge discounts, so be sure to shop around while you're visiting!

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Bloggers Wanted Free Blogger oop - Thirty-One Gift's Organizing Utility Tote & Thermal Tote

One of our readers is a Thirty-One Gift's consultant and is offering 2 Prizes
Organizing Utility Tote (personalized 7 letters 2 lines)
and a Thermal Tote. 
winner will be able to pick design, text, and color of thread. 
($55 value) 
Giveaway Open to US only.

Blogger Sign Up: 7/6 - 7/12  - Receive 1 FREE Link of choice Facebook or Twitter, with announcement post or $2.00 without.
additional links $1.00 anything excluding affiliate links. which will be used to purchase an Amazon Gift Card (if $5 or more is earned) also given to the winner. 

Giveaway Date: 7/13 - 7/26 - I will send html out on 7/12 and post to the group docs section

REQUIREMENTS: Announcement post for the giveaway sign up in order to get your Free link.
                                   Once giveaway is live promote at least 7x (once every 2 days at the least).
You must have a blog/website where you can publish the giveaway text and  rafflecopter code to participate

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Target: C9 by Champion Active Pants for $13 shipped

C9 by Champion® Womens Semi Fitted Pants w/Extended Sizes - Black $13 shipped, was $21.99

Go here to see the other Target Daily Deals!
Plus, go through Shop at Home first to get up to 6% cash back on your Target purchase!
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Bloggers Wanted ~ Big Event! BBQ Event

The Big Event! BBQ Giveaway sponsored by Big Event! Fundraising!

 Hosted by Our Full House and Mom to Bed by 8 is now open to bloggers!

Prize: BBQ Grill from Home Depot or $200 Amazon Gift Card
Giveaway Open to: Worldwide
The event dates: July 16 – July 30
What is required to join? 
Referral prize: The blogger who refer the most bloggers and businesses to join will receive $15 via paypal or amazon e-code.
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Black Bear Diner $14 certificate for just $7

Black Bear Diner $14 certificate for just $7

No time to rush home and fix a good old-fashioned family meal? Take yourself and your family to Black Bear Diner and let the "Bear" take care of everything for you.

Located in the Lakeport Commons and on Hamilton Blvd., Black Bear Diner is the pre-eminent place for family dining, providing excellent food and value, served in a fun, uniquely bear themed atmosphere, by friendly, committed and knowledgeable employees.

Black Bear Diner serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Treat yourself and your family today!

- Buy $14 Black Bear Diner Certificates - Lakeport Commons Location
- Buy $14 Black Bear Diner Certificates - Hamilton Blvd. Location
Expires: July 8, 2013.
Valid at Sioux City Black Bear locations ONLY.

Limit 1 certificate per person, per visit. No cash value.
Can certificate be used for alcohol? NO
Cash back for unused portion? NO
Not valid with any other promotion.
Tax and gratuity not included.
No refunds. All sales are final.

Coupon will be activated 24 hours after your credit card has been charged.

Subject to SCJ Deal of the Day Terms and Conditions which may be found at

May not be redeemed for cash and may not be used with any other offers or promotions.

Coupons for events must be redeemed/used by event date. If Coupons for non-events are not redeemed by the expiration date, redemption for amount paid but unused may be received for up to five years from issue date.

For questions, contact the above website or 1-800-397-3530, 712-293-4310 or 712-293-4331.
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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Free Subscription's to Town & Country, Brides, Shape, Maxim, Barrons, & Forbes Magazines

Free Subscription's to Town & Country, Brides, Shape, Maxim, Barrons, & Forbes Magazines
Head over to Rewards Gold and grab them now
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Free Issue of Bridal Guide Magazine

Bridal Guide

Free Issue of Bridal Guide Magazine 
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$2 Printable Coupon Adidas Body Spray = $1.47 at Walmart!

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Free Sample of ProForce Carpet Cleaner & No Rinse Floor Cleaner.

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Nintendo DS Lite Stylus 4 Pack only .45cents free shipping

Nintendo DS Lite Stylus 4 Pack .45cents free shipping
My kids lose these like I lose Pens.  at .45cents per 4 you cant go wrong!
I just ordered 3 4/pks for only $1.35
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Free $3.00 Amazon MP3 Credit from Amazon Local = Free Album!

Thanks reader Zachary for the info! Pin It

World of Warcraft Starter Pack Just $10!

My friend Allen posted this:
"This week only! Ever wanted to play World Of Warcraft? Right now, the Battle Chest (World of Warcraft, WoW Burning Crusade, BradyGames beginner's guide) is $10! The expansions (Wrath of the Lich King, Cataclysm) are also only 10 bucks each....upgrade to WoW: Cataclysm for a grand total of $30. (It cost me $120 total over the past few years." 

Go here to get this WOW deal from Blizzard Store! Pin It