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GIVEAWAY: Season Your Food the Gluten Free Way with Spike

Down here in Louisiana, if there’s one thing you can count on, it’s that you better season our food well!  Our seasoning pantry is full to bursting, but I can’t help trying the newest seasoning salt blend when I find it.  So I was super excited to try Spike Seasoning!

SPIKE® MAGIC! Seasonings were created by world-renowned pioneer nutritionist, author and speaker GAYELORD HAUSER in his beautiful test kitchen in Taormina, Sicily.

All Spike Magic seasoning blends are gluten free!

I was sent a variety of Spike products to test out.


Spike Salt Free–A mix of more than 39 lovingly blended exotic herbs, spices and vegetables with no salt

Spike Original–The one that started it all! 39 different herbs, spices and vegetables all lovingly blended with just the right amount of salt!

Spike Hot n Spicy–With cayenne and red hot chili flakes!

Spike Vegit–The delicious VERY LOW SODIUM seasoning for those with a salt-conscious mindset!


My eye was immediately drawn to the Hot n Spicy blend, of course.  So we tried it in our Deer Chili recipe.  We also added a bit of the Vegit blend.


They are right when they called it Hot n Spicy!  This seasoning has a great kick and I know we will get more when we use up our bottle.


We also tried the Original blend on a dish we make regularly, oven roasted Boston Butt steaks.


(Sorry for the blurriness…my husband was shaking the bottle as I took pics!)


You can really see the different herbs and spices in the mix…


These were so yummy!  The Spike Original mix is a great way to season your food using only one bottle.


You can win the same variety of Spike Seasoning products that I received!



**DISCLAIMER: I was compensated for this post in the form of free products.  Nevertheless, my thoughts and opinions are my own and I would not endorse a product I wouldn’t use myself.

GIVEAWAY: Discover Handmade Gifts from Around the World with Novica

A National Geographic affiliated fashion and home décor website, Novica has quietly become the world’s largest curated marketplace of handmade goods with over 30,000 products from around the globe. A fair trade brand committed to sustainability, Novica connects artisans directly with customers for value added pricing. To date they have sent over $46 million to artisans around the world to preserve the arts in a mass produced world.

Why not give your loved ones a hand crafted artisan gift this holiday?  There are selections for just about every person and occasion:

Gifts for Mom

Men’s Bracelets

Unique Home Decor

Cozy Alpaca Ponchos

The philosophy behind Novica is simple:

“Sourced from around the globe, each handmade product listed on Novica goes through a certification program to guarantee the 100% premium quality of each item. We practice fair trade, so none of the artists are charged any fees for listing their items on the website. Artists remain fully independent – they are free to raise prices, lower them, or remove the items from the website. Novica has cut out the middleman, adding value to both the artisans and customers.”



Novica has provided a $25 gift code to their shop for one winner! 

Please visit one of these links and let me know which product you like best!

  Unique Gifts Gifts for Mom Unique Home Decor

Men's Bracelets Citrine Earrings Alpaca Ponchos

**DISCLAIMER: I was compensated for this post in the form of a gift code.  Nevertheless, my thoughts and opinions are my own and I would not endorse a product I wouldn’t use myself.

Mega Free Book Alert: Amazon Free Partay!

There is a big free book party going on at Amazon right now!  It’s called the Free Par-Tay, and it is offering nearly 40 e-books across many genres for free!  But act quickly if you want them, because today is the last day.

Let me show you a couple of the titles I snagged:

Many of these books have nearly 5-star reviews!  Be sure and check out the Free Par-Tay today!