Whilst attending the fabulous Food Blog South this year, I had the opportunity to meet, taste, & test many delectable foods & beverages, including Gourmet Garden Herbs & Spices. Admittedly, I hadn’t heard of this fine product until my visit to Birmingham, but man was I impressed!

Gourmet Garden produces a line of organically grown herbs that have been harvested, washed, chopped, blended & then packed fresh into squeezable tubes. They are refrigerated (vs. heated or dried) so they retain their flavor, aroma & color!

Here’s what you need to know about Gourmet Garden Herbs & Spices:
+ They’re super convenient! 1 Tbsp of paste = 1 Tbsp of fresh chopped herbs. Period. (Here’s a more detailed chart of fresh herb & spice equivalents to assist with all your cooking endeavors.)
+ They’re cost effective! These tubes last up to 3 months in your fridge & you can use them just like you would fresh herbs! (P.s. You can refreeze the tube after opened!)
+ They’re a salt-free way to add delicious spice & flavor to your dishes. 
+ They’re minimally processed! Meaning no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives; genetically modified foods-free (& also MSG free); contain no detectable gluten in most varieties; & are lacto-ovo/lacto-vegetarian – friendly.

I learned a super simple way to increase my veggie intake at Food Blog South using only Gourmet Garden’s Italian Herbs Blend & Garlic Blend + plain greek yogurt. Just add a couple of dime-sized squirts to a few Tbsp of plain greek yogurt, pair it with your favorite cut raw veggies & you got yourself a healthy snack or party app! Can it get any easier than that?

These recipes are also on my list to try out:
Shrimp with Garlic & Cilantro
Vietnamese Noodle Soup with Lemon Grass & Ginger
Greek Tsatsiki 

You can pick up your Gourmet Garden Herbs & Spices in the produce section of your local grocery store.

Now it’s…

Wanna score your very own cooler full of Gourmet Garden Herbs & Spices?

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**Giveaway ends next Friday, February 22, 2013 at 11:59PM. Winner will be announced February 23rd & I will collect your name, address, phone number & email to get you your goodies.  

And may the odds, be ever in your flavor! (I mean favor!)lj

**UPDATE: This giveaway has ended.**


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