Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Look to Sun-Maid for Fruitful Summer Recipes (Review & Giveaway)

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When shopping for dried fruit at the grocery store, I look for the white-shirted girl with the red bonnet.  As in, the lady on the Sun-Maid package.  Raisins are one of Emma’s favorite snacks, and it’s probably one of the more nutritious of all of the treats in our pantry.  Packed with vitamins and rich in fiber, they also taste great.  Just recently, we had an opportunity to try two other Sun-Maid products, Tropical Trio and Fruit Bits.

After visiting the Sun-Maid website, I couldn’t help but notice the recipes tab.  After clicking over, I realized that this was an excellent way to show you the possibilities of cooking with their dried fruits.  The Spiced Tropical Fruit Salsaproducts_tropical_trio_l was perfect for this Summer Essentials event.

I made this the other night along with grilled pork chops, but it would be great with practically anything.  The recipe also suggests pairing this salsa with shrimp, chicken, or as a dip or over a soft cheese. It was easy as can be.

Just get your ingredients together:

1 package (7 ounces) Sun-Maid Tropical Trio
1/2 cup apple juice
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
pinch cinnamon
pinch cayenne pepper
2 tablespoons apricot jam

Mix together everything except for the jam in a medium-size bowl.  You can either boil the mixture over the stove, or pop it into the microwave, my method of choice.  Once boiling, mix in the jam and let the salsa stand for a few minutes.  I served mine hot with the pork chops, but you should store it in the refrigerator for consumption later on. 027

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I prefer to cook with the Tropical Trio fruits because they are so sweet.  The Fruit Bits are what Emma loves to snack on right from the bag.  They’d also be a great add-on to a fresh salad.  Yum!

What’s your favorite Sun-Maid product?  Think on it and enter to win this giveaway!

GIVEAWAY! One lucky person will receive a $25.00 assortment of Sun-Maid products including raisins, mixed fruit and apricots!



Here are the links needed for some of the EXTRA ENTRIES (You may want to complete before filling out form).
-Visit Sun-Maid and tell me about a product not discussed in this post that you’d like to try.
-Like my new facebook page for Girl Gone Mom, and follow me on twitter.
-The tweet to use for this giveaway:
#Win an assortment of delicious dried fruits from Sun-Maid! http://bit.ly/b0LRse @girlgonemom #summeressentials

No compensation was received for this post. I received a product sample in order to facilitate my honest review. Contest is open to U.S. residents 18 and older and closes at Midnight EST on July 21st. The winner will be selected using Random.org. See giveaway rules before entering. GOOD LUCK!

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  3. I would LOVE!!! to try the Chocolate Yogurt Raisins, I didn't know that Sun Maid had this product.

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