Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Conscious Kitchen Book Giveaway

CLOSED Congratulations #40 Kaytlyn

The Conscious Kitchen: The New Way to Buy and Cook Food- to Protect the Earth, Improve Your Health, and Eat Deliciously
by Alexandra Zissu



This overview was taken straight from Barnesandnoble.com

Alexandra Zissu walks readers through every kitchen-related decision with three criteria in mind: what’s good for personal health, what’s good for the planet, and what tastes great. Learn, among other things, how to:

- Keep pesticides, chemicals, and other harmful ingredients out of your diet
- Choose when to spend your dollars on organic fruit and when to buy conventionally grown
- Avoid plastic—including which kinds in particular and why
- Figure out what seafood is safe to eat and is sustainable
- Use COOL (country of origin labels) to your advantage
- Determine if a vegetable is genetically modified just from reading its PLU (price look up) code
- Decipher meat labels in the supermarket
- Cook using the least energy—good for the earth and your wallet
- Eat locally, even in winter
- Understand what “natural” and other marketing terms really mean
- Buy packaged foods wisely

Navigate farmers’ markets, giant supermarkets, and every shop in between to find the freshest and healthiest local ecologically grown and produced meat, dairy, fruits, and vegetables—no matter where you live

With The Conscious Kitchen as your guide, you will never again stand in the market bewildered, wondering what to buy. You can feel confident you are making the best possible choices for you, your family, and our planet.

i recently ended up with two copies of this book, and thought i'd pass one along.

Want to win a copy of the book for yourself?

**Mandatory Entry**


Tell me one thing you do or plan to start doing to have a more conscious kitchen?

*You MUST do the mandatory entry! Bonus entries will not count, if mandatory entry is not done first!*

IMPORTANT: Don't forget to leave an email address so i can contact you if you win!!


{Leave separate comments for each entry or it will not count}

**Bonus Entries**
Bonus entries are not required. However, you may do one or all to increase your chance of winning! If you are already a fan, or already following that counts as an extra entry!

1. Follow The enchanted tree blog publicly on google friend connect, if you already follow leave a comment telling me you do. {1 entry}
2. Become a fan of The enchanted tree on Facebook if your already a fan, leave me a comment letting me know {1 entry} leave facebook name in comment

So, that's 3 entries total.

This is not a sponsored giveaway, i just had two copies of the book and thought it would be fun to give one away.


**Rules**
  • Giveaway ends Wed, July 7th 2010 at 11:59pm EST
  • Winner will be chosen via Random.Org., and contacted by email, i also always post winners name on the blog.
  • Winner will have 48 hours to respond to the email or another winner will be chosen
  • Giveaway open to USA shipping addresses only


43 comments:

  1. we compost ~ getting ready for our *someday* garden :c)

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  2. I already *like* you on facebook ~ wendy ritchey

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  3. As my plastic storage containers break down from being used, new ones will be purchased, but made from glass not plastic. I have butter fingers so this may get costly! hehehe

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  4. Like Wendy, I've already *liked* you on the FB as well.

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  5. AND, I follow you publicly. I think I get three? If not, please delete one for me :P

    Thanks!!!

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  6. I would like read PLU codes and figure out what is genetically engineered since the government doesn't feel it's my business. I try to buy non-gmo when it's listed though! brappe (at) gmail (dot)(com)

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  7. We have switched to all glass storage containers, gone cloth from wash rags to napkins, & started composting again :o)


    miracle512420@yahoo.com

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  8. I compost, recycle, and grow an organic garden.

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  9. my latest endeavor is to really try to remember to bring fabric produce bags to the store!

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  10. we belong to a csa, but i'm going to start checkin PLUs!!

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  11. We have bags that we take to the store to reuse and have started a compost pile.

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  12. I "like" you on facebook and follow you personally on fb, too.

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  13. Will be trying to follow your blog as I just realized it was out there. Enjoy all the things you do.

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  14. We have eliminated paper towels from our kitchen and use hemp napkins and dishtowels instead!

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  15. I already "like" you on facebook too :o)

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  16. I'm now a blog follower as well! xo~jay

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  17. Thanks for the generous giveaway Mama!! Looks like a great book and something I would put to good use. We try to do a lot of raw eating in the summer so as to not use the energy of the stove and we grill a lot. We also compost and grow a garden.
    thanks again!

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  18. well, we try pretty hard (growing and saving food for one...) but i want to get the rest of our JUNK out of the pantry and work more on making more of our foods (breads, tortillas, etc)

    thanks!!

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  19. One thing I do is that I do not use any paper products. We use hemp jersey towels for most cleanup projects. We use real plates and flatware, even for parties. And we use cloth napkins.

    hippiefairyloveratyahoodotcom

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  20. I follow your blog

    hippiefairyloveratyahoodotcom

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  21. I'm a fan on facebook.

    Kathi Weiss
    hippiefairyloveratyahoodotcom

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  22. I am a FB fan :o)


    miracle512420@yahoo.com

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  23. I'm a vegetarian so I try to have a conscious kitchen by reading every label and making sure there aren't any unwanted substances in them.
    andie.v107(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  24. Nobody's perfect :) I try to remember to put my fabric bags back in the car so I can use them for groceries - and also shopping at my local farmers' market.

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  25. I'm already your "friend." (Even though you won the last pink lemonade lip balm :)

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  26. We got rid of all teflon in our kitchen. I am learning to season and care properly for some pretty old cast iron. I also am working to have as little disposable anything, including plastic wrap...it's a challenge.

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  27. I follow you this blog on Google.

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  28. We have already switched to no plastic, use cloth napkins, natural cleaning products, cloth diapers (ok, that's ending, but gladly) and buy as much organic as we can afford to.

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  29. Oh, and I follow you on facebook too, as Apryl Miller :)

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  30. We have a garden and we compost. I try really hard to remember my fabric grocery bags when I go shopping.

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  31. Already 'like' you on Facebook!

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  32. Trying to follow here, but I'm not too smooth on how to comment in the three required places! I'm a fairly good recycler, use CFL bulbs, reusable bags, and eat fresh and locally grown as much as possible.

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  33. And I follow your blog - does that count? :)

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  34. We are using reusable bags for grocery shopping instead of the plastic bags.,
    I "like" you on facebook.,
    Carrie Jones Kroth
    joeybear73@yahoo.com

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