Relish! Giveaway - CLOSED -

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

I will be honest with you: I don't cook much. I used to love trying new recipes (mostly because i'm really a beginner at cooking ;p) but then I kinda lost my interest because it feels like it's taking my time. What I mean is, because I was a beginner at cooking so I look at the recipe books a lot, and I used to be moody and/or impulsive when it comes to cooking so sometimes I feel too lazy to open a recipe book but at other times I suddenly have the urge to grab my recipe books and cook something for my husband. And that's when I found out that my kitchen is lacking some of the ingredients in the recipe so I have to go to the nearest grocery store to buy them. And then 2 days after I would find myself flipping the pages of my recipe books again but (as always) the ingredients are lacking so I have to go run to the grocery store again to get that. Even if I planned the menu a week's ahead there's always a lack of something. This is the reason of why I'm losing my interest in cooking, especially the part where I have to run to the store twice or even three times a week just to cook some meals.

But those days are now long gone. A couple of weeks ago I got contacted by Ann from Relish! and she introduce me to this smart weekly menu planner aimed to help busy families put wonderful meals on the table every night. Relish! was founded by two moms, Ann Bender herself and Karen Hutcherson who love to cook but didn't have time to sift through cookbooks and magazines for evening meals and what's worse, found themselves at the grocery store several times per week. Yes, a lot like my story, huh?! So I decided to try it out. And boy do I wish I was introduced to Relish earlier! It has made my days easier and what's important is: I now has the mood for cooking again!

This is because Relish! offers the seemingly impossible: affordable, simple mealtime solutions to restore balance in over-scheduled lives. You simply choose your weekly recipes (up to 5 recipes) from Relish! website and then the grocery list for those 5 recipes are automatically tabulated, and then you can shop once a week and have all of the ingredients needed for all the meals. I think that's brilliant! Here's more details from the website:
  • Each week you choose five entrees to make for the week.

  • All dinners are kitchen-tested (no more disasters) and take 30 minutes or less prep.

  • The comprehensive grocery list makes grocery shopping a snap.

  • 5 dinners and sides cost less than $85 per week at the grocery store. You will notice substantial savings by sticking to a list!

Aren't you glad that now you know about Relish! I never have to go buy groceries 2-3 times a week again, I now simply use relish and all I have to do is just pick the recipes, print the grocery list that has been tabulated by the website and off I go to the grocery store to buy what's in the list, and then I came home happily and ready to cook for 5 dinners without having to worry about ingredients lacking again.

Pick the recipes:

Print the grocery list:

Came home with a week's worth of dinner:

Relish! is also great for moms with children because they have kid-friendly recipes as well as healthy lunches ideas for kids. There are recipes from appetizers to dinners, and they even have recipes for dinner parties and gourmet potluck!

Ann Bender from Relish! has generously offer one of you a Free 1-Year Subscription of Relish! Believe me, you would want this, it would save you time and money.

Please pay attention to The RULES before you enter.

(To be eligible for this giveaway contest you MUST do the MANDATORY below. You only need 1 Mandatory entry to enter, but you could also have Additional entries to maximize your chances, please remember to leave each entry in a separate comment box or it won't be counted)

To ENTER (MANDATORY) : You must tell me in a comment on this post, why do you want to win this prize or why do you think you need it. (1 entry)

For Additional entry :
  • Follow Tigerlily's Book with Google Friend Connect (must be a visible follower). (2 entries)
  • Blog about this giveaway with a link back here, leave the URL of your post in a NEW separate comment box. (1 entry)
  • Comment in one of any of the non-giveaway posts here (Review posts are okay) and tell me which post did you put your comment on. (1 entry)
  • Follow me via Subscriber or Twitter then in a NEW separate comment write your id or email. If you're already a follower then just tell me your id/email and which subscription are you using. Don't forget to write in separate comment box for each of your subscriptions. You can find all subscription links at the right side bar. (1 entry for each subscription)
  • Tweet about this giveaway and give me the link to your tweet. (1 entry)
  • Visit my Fashion Blog, Two Thousand Things and comment in one of any of the posts there then come back here and tell me which post did you put your comment on. (1 entry)
  • Enter my other giveaways in this blog. You can find the links in the sidebar under "Current Giveaways" and tell me which giveaway did you enter. (1 entry for each giveaway you entered)

NOTE : Remember to include your email in the comment box so I can reach you if you win.
Your entries will be visible after my approval so All entries that does not apply with the rules will not be counted and I will not published the entry!

This giveaway will end on Nov 13, 2009 at 24:00 pm.
This giveaway is open for worldwide !
Winner will be announced here on Nov 14, 2009.

I will use to pick the winning number. If the winner does not respond within 48hrs then I will have to choose another winner and will announce it again in my blog.

Good luck to everyone! ^__^

This giveaway is also featured on FreeGrechen.
This giveaway is listed at All Things Bloggy.

I did not receive any form of cash for this review and this is written based on my own honest opinion (other people may have different opinions). Thanks to Relish! who provided the free subscription to be reviewed.


  1. I would like this because I'm very health conscious when it comes to what my kids eat, but I have the hardest time trying to decide what to make for dinner every night!

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  3. I am a busy Mom driving kids here and there and everywhere and dinner is an after thought most of the time.

  4. I agree with you. I like cooking, but I always end up not having a key ingredient. Plus I went from cooking for a famil, then down to just me and my husband and now back to cooking for 6 people.

    With 2 little kids and various working schedules I'm burned out on finding new and fun things to make.

    I'm sure my family would like me to win this so they could have some variety in their meals.

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  6. I'd love it because I have a big family and want to save money :)

  7. I need healthy recipes for my children as all the help I can get, the better! I have three kids at home and I work full time. Thanks for the opportunity!!

  8. i need it because i love to organize my daily routines so i think this could help me a lot.

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