Hey! How did August sneak up on us like that? Summer's flying and it's already time to announce July's giveaway winner as well as my August giveaway. Thank you so much to everyone who entered the draw for the book "Cooking With Flowers", I loved reading all your comments explaining why you're inspired to cook with flowers. I wish I had a copy for every single one of you! But I only have one, and Sarah Fisher you are the lucky winner. Enjoy this magical book!
Now a little drumroll for my August giveaway...
One of the perks of being a food blogger is that every now and then, companies send me food samples to try. Which I love. And recently a company called Way Better Snacks sent me 5 different flavours of their corn chips. Holy yum!
Now. Let me first say that I am someone who is extremely picky about corn chips because they are usually made with genetically engineered (GMO) corn and canola oil, which I avoid like the plague. To find out why, you can read this post and this post. But these particular corn chips are certified GMO-free by the non-GMO project. Hurrah! PLUS, they are very unique in that they are made with sprouted seeds such as flax, chia, broccoli, and daikon which increases vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, digestibility and nutrient absorption.
I was so enchanted with my 5 bags of chips that I gobbled them up faster than I'm willing to admit here. They were all delicious, though my favourite flavour is Sweet Chili, sooooo addictive! I wanted to share the fun with you all, so Way Better Snacks has kindly agreed to send 5 bags (1 of each flavor) to 3 lucky Kitchen Vignettes readers at the end of this month. All you need to do to be entered in this giveaway is leave me a comment below telling me why you'd like to try these chips. Or share their photo on my facebook page. The contest is open to residents of Canada and the US.
At this time of year when there's fresh tomatoes and peppers in the garden to turn into tons of salsa, well, it's just really nice to have guilt-free chips around the house. Here's my recipe for fresh and delicious mango salsa. Enjoy!
2 large ripe mangoes
2 ripe medium-sized tomatoes
1 small red onion (or half a medium-sized one)
1 to 2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 sweet bell pepper, finely diced
1 small hot pepper, seeds removed, finely minced
1 small bunch of cilantro (about 1/2 cup chopped)
1/2 tsp. cumin
Juice of 1 big lime (or 2 small limes)
Salt to taste