Simple Bites Basket Giveaway!

*This giveaway is now closed. A big thank you to all who participated. Check back later today for the winners!*

Have I got a sweet giveaway for you today! Let me tell you, my kitchen counters are looking a whole lot snazzier adorned with these products.

In fact, you may need to clear off your counters and make some room as well, because ONE reader is going to win everything you see here! For real. One lucky reader is going to win all of it – yes, I’m talking about all 5 gift items in the basket – because it’s our first Simple Bites basket giveaway!

We’re not the only ones having a giveaway today, though.  Yessiree, all the other channels on the Simple Living Media community are hosting their own giveaways to celebrate our network launch. So head on over and don’t miss out on your chance to win exceptional products from Simple Mom, Simple Kids, Simple Homeschool and Simple Organic.

Let’s get to it, shall we?

1. I Heart Vanilla

You’ve heard of a Mom ‘n Pop Shop? Well, I’m delighted to introduce I Heart Vanilla, a Pop ‘n Daughter team committed to deliver only the best quality vanilla beans to kitchens around the world. Their vanilla beans are handpicked from the pristine soils of Papua New Guinea and Indonesia and are sorted for quality so as to deliver only the very best. Their stellar products include plump and aromatic vanilla beans and vanilla powder, a brand new product. The vanilla powder is just that; pure vanilla beans ground to a powder with no additives like sugar or fillers! Based in both Montreal and Kuala Lumpur, you’ll be happy to know that I Heart Vanilla ships their exceptional products worldwide.

I already use vanilla beans in cakes, custards, cookies, ice creams—and in pretty much any recipe that calls for vanilla and am looking forward to trying out the powder.  I have a feeling that it will be very carefully guarded in my pantry as a great replacement for vanilla extract as it does not evaporate, does not contain alcohol and as a bonus, it’s gluten free!

The winner will receive a 25 bean bundle of Bourbon Vanilla beans PLUS a sample of pure vanilla powder.

2. Smith’s

As the leading creator of quality knife sharpeners, no company is more qualified in the area of edgeware than Smith’s . This is a company that started out small back in 1886 (!) but thanks to their consistent quality products they are now the market leader in the knife and scissor sharpening category.

Smith’s Diamond Edge Gourmet Electric Knife and Scissors Sharpener was elected as a finalist in the Food Preparation category of the 2009 Housewares Design Awards! This sharpener is for anyone who sets foot in the kitchen, be they novice or professional.

Ask anyone who knows me well what my pet peeve is and they will tell you “DULL KNIVES”. It’s true. A dull knife is unproductive and downright annoying. Fortunately, with this thoroughly modern and efficient electric sharpener, your knives can always be just as sharp as Jamie Oliver’s!

The winner will receive one Diamond Edge Gourmet Electric Knife and Scissors Sharpener.

3. Blog Aid: Recipes for Haiti Cookbook

Twenty-seven food bloggers from around the world responded quickly to the need for food and aid in Haiti following the January 12th earthquake by compiling a cookbook. This project, spearheaded by the talented and driven Julie Van Rosendaal, is quite possibly the fastest concept-to-publication book in history (3 weeks).

All the proceeds of book sales will support Haitian relief via the Red Cross and Doctors without Borders.

Each writer has contributed their own recipes and photos for a total of 72 recipes, and local graphic designer Cathryn Ironside has spent hundreds of hours putting the book together into a stunning layout. The book is 7”x7”, 110 
pages and full color with a soft-cover ($25) as well as a hard-cover ($50) option.

Books are available for online purchase at and through each participating weblog.
 You can read more about the cookbook and my humble participation with the project HERE.

The winner will receive one hardcover copy of Blog Aid: Recipes for Haiti.

4. Canterbury Naturals

The Canterbury Naturals line of specialty baking and soup mixes features all natural ingredients, and contains no trans fats, hydrogenated oils, colorings or preservatives. Their product lines offer home-style recipe tradition with products that are easy and fun to prepare, not to mention wholesome and delicious! The Canterbury brand has become known as a leader of simple, upscale and affordable gourmet foods for everyday cooking, special occasions and gift giving.

Not everyone likes to bake or cook, but we all love to eat. With Canterbury Naturals, family favorites such as Little Grandma’s Northwest Apple Cake or Sundried Tomato Flat Bread are so simple to prepare, they entice even the most reluctant individual into the kitchen. I’ll meet you there!

Winner will receive one of each of the following Canterbury Naturals products: Savory Herb & Cheese Tortellini Soup, Old World Sundried Tomato Flat Bread, and Northwest Apple Cake Mix.

5. Keurig

Keurig is the leading single-cup brewing system in North America. It was founded by coffee lovers who believed that coffee should always be served fresh, whether at home or at the office, just as in a gourmet coffee house. As a busy mom of two, I don’t get out to my favorite coffee shop (old stomping grounds) nearly often enough, but coffee at home is just as good now thanks to Keurig. Essential for young mothers!

Also ideal for entertaining, the Keurig Platinum Single Serve Brewer brews a fresh cup of gourmet coffee, tea, or cocoa in less than a minute. Its patented one-touch technology provides precise control over brewing, and there’s no messy grinding or clean up.

Forget hitting up the local drive-through café on your usual morning rush; now with one-touch technology, you can have your morning brew at the push of a button thanks to the Keurig Platinum Single Serve Brewer KUB70!

The winner will receive a Keurig Platinum Single Serve Brewer KUB70.

How to Win

Everyone has three chances to win. Choose one or all three!

1. Comment on this post, and answer this question: Which of the Simple Bites Topics are you most interested in learning more about? (Topics are located on the right hand sidebar)

2. Subscribe to Simple Bites by email or in your feed reader. Leave a separate comment letting me know you’re subscribed.

3. Blog about this giveaway. Leave a separate comment with your blog or post address.

This giveaway will end this Saturday, February 13 at 11:59 p.m. CST. I hope you win!

Be sure to check out the giveaway baskets on Simple Mom, Simple Kids, Simple Homeschool and Simple Organic for more chances to win!

About Aimee

Cooking has always been Aimée's preferred recreational activity, creative outlet, and source of relaxation. After nearly ten years in the professional cooking industry, she went from restaurant to RSS by trading her tongs and clogs for cookie cutters and a laptop, serving as editor here at Simple Bites. Her first book, Brown Eggs and Jam Jars - Family Recipes from the Kitchen of Simple Bites, was published in February 2015.

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  1. menu planning, menu planning, and menu planning 🙂

  2. and I’m subscribed via google now
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  3. Menu planning! As a busy working mom I need all the help I can get!

  4. And now I’m a subscriber in Google reader! yay!
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  5. Great site! I would be interested in organization and productivity as I always seem to be one step ahead and two steps behind.

    I subscribed by email

  6. I just posted about the Basket Give-away on my blog, My Cookbook Addiction.

  7. nice blog, i’m looking forward to hearing more from cooking school
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  8. I am most interested in Quick Bites – I work at home, so feel very busy. And Kids in the Kitchen – especially young kids – mine’s 2. I’m excited to keep reading your blog. I struggle with making food anything but ordinary most days – I’m just too tired or I feel like there’s so much other stuff to do. Baking I love. Cooking I do because I must. 🙂
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  9. I subscribe using Google reader
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  10. I blogged about your giveaway.
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  11. I’m most interested in the Kids in the Kitchen category! Awesome giveaway and wonderful blog!
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  12. Definitely menu planning 🙂 wonderful blog .. Will def be a reg visitor! x

  13. Alison @ Hospitality Haven says

    I must say, I’m interested in the cantebury naturals soup mixes! What a great idea! Definitely needed these days.

  14. Signed up for the email

  15. im always looking for ideas for “quick bites”!

  16. i’ve subscribed through google reader

  17. Oh, I want to read and learn about all of them, but I’d choose “What’s for Dinner?”

  18. great idea for a giveaway! maybe i should think about doing something like this on my blog… hmm… but to the question at hand — i’d like to learn more about entertaining. that’s one thing i’m new at and definitely have a long way to go.


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  19. Definitely the pantry items.

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  20. I’m a RSS subscriber via Google Reader.

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  21. Menu Planning!!

  22. added you to my google reader!
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  23. Menu planning and batch cooking speaks volumes to me as a busy mama of 3 kiddos!

  24. I would love to learn more about Menu Planning & Batch Cooking. Thanks for an AMAZING giveaway opportunity! =)
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  25. Added Simple Bites to my Google Reader! =)
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  26. (: I’m defin. interested in ‘what’s for dinner?’. . .and bakeshop.

  27. just subscribed too!

  28. Always interested in menu planning ideas.

  29. I am excited to learn more about menu planning and batch cooking… anything to save time in the kitchen. Thanks!

  30. woot! love kitchen giveaway! anything about “What’s for dinner” and menu planning is of interest to me… my menu plans need to be basic enough that i’m not having to chop ’til kingdom come the moment i get in from work with my daughter. i need more variety… the bacon/peas/pasta dish needs to be re-vamped.
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  31. I’m most interested in the organization & productivity and holiday information. What a fun giveaway by the way…everything looks awesome!!!
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  32. I am subscribed with yahoo reader.

  33. I put your blog into my google reader 🙂
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  34. It’s on my blog under the “cooking groups and contests” tab 🙂
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  35. Preserving!

  36. Subscribed via Google Reader!

  37. Subscribed via Google Reader, looking forward to reading your new writings!

  38. Cooking school! After 8 years of marriage and 4 kids, I feel like I know NOTHING and how can you ask after all that time?? Thanks for the great new site!
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  39. Love the products! I would like to learn more about organization and productivity.

  40. I am most interested in menu planning and batch cooking. Looking forward to some great tips!

  41. Signed up to get emails with new posts. Loving the new blog!

  42. I am really interested in batch cooking and menu planning. Thanks for the giveaway!

  43. I ‘m really interested in the quick bites topic! Love this giveaway

  44. I also subscribe in google reader!

  45. I am really interested in batch cooking.
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  46. Your website is wonderful! I’m having so much fun poking around. Especially the menu planning section :).

  47. i’d like to read more about menu planning. i hate the feeling of not knowing what we’re going to have for dinner as the clock tick-tocks toward the witching hour- everyone is tired and cranky and hungry. i need a plan!

  48. This is one of the best Giveaway I have ever participate in. I would love to read more about your favorites cassoroles. Moms are busy and on the run and casseroles are perfect for a quick healthy meal.
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  49. menu planning, please!

  50. Kids in the kitchen and Preserving – but really would love to hear also about batch cooking and foods that freeze BEAUTIFULLY. Because everything freezes, just not well.

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