$25 Gift Card & Salad Gift Basket Giveaway

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Ben said his favorite thing about being married to a food blogger is all the shipments of food I get in the mail to sample. Not because he also gets to try all the goodies – no – he gets excited when a big brown box appears on the front porch because he gets to play with what the food’s usually packed in.

Dry Ice.

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Because he gets to play MAD SCIENTIST – muwahahaHAHAHAHA!!!

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That is pure joy on that man’s face. Pure, unadulterated joy. It certainly never gets boring around here! ;)

ps I cannot WAIT to show you what was inside that box!!!!

In other news, I made the most EPIC salad since my Roasted Vegetable Salad with Balsamic Glaze last Fall. Super Fruit Salad!

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This baby was huge. HUGE! It was inspired by this Superfruit Berry Vinaigrette salad dressing Wish-Bone sent me to try!

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The ingredient list is great and includes the juices of grape, cherry, raspberry, pomegranate, cranberry and blueberry. Nice.

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I took some inspiration from the ingredients and loaded my salad with sweet & juicy fruits & berries! I started with a giant bowl of mixed greens, then topped them with strawberries,

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blueberries, pomegranate arils,

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(thanks Trader Joe’s!)

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mango and baked tofu seasoned with garlic salt, olive oil and pepper.

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I sprinkled the sky-high salad with almonds that I toasted real quick in a skillet with non-stick spray. Makes ALL the difference in its flavor!

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O…

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M…

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G!!!!

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Can I eat it yet??

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How about now?!?!

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Best Salad Ever!!

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The dressing was slightly sweet – only slightly. Ben hates sweet food when it should be savory, and even he LOVED this. It was the perfect enhancement to all the sweet flavors in the salad. Refreshing & revitalizing!

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That’s just feel good food, no? :D

And guess what? YOU can feel good too, because Wish-Bone is giving one reader an entire gift basket full of everything you need to build your own salad feast at home, including:

Enter up to 3 ways by tomorrow, April 1st @ 5pm central. Here’s how:

1. Leave me a comment telling me you favorite way to eat your salad toppings. Eat them first, save them for last, or mix them all in.

2. Click the "Facebook Share" button on the left side of this post, and leave another comment.

3. Click the "Tweet" button on the left side of this post, and leave another comment.

Good luck everyone! :D

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Comments

  1. Deanna 04.01.2011

    I must eat everything all mixed together. My favorite salads are “chop” style where everything is chopped tiny and I can get a little bit of everything in each bite. Yummmm!

  2. Tiffany 04.01.2011

    I like to mix it all in BUT the best is when everything is gone and the leftover toppings are at the bottom of the bowl soaking in the juices and dressing! YUM!

  3. Nicole 04.01.2011

    For sure all mixed in!

  4. Beth 04.01.2011

    Mmmmm…..salad toppings. See the difficult thing is that I am a picker…ice cream loaded with candy or cookies, I pick out the good and usually allow the ice cream to melt. Rainbow chip icing….yep, pick out the rainbow chips and eat a bit of the icing. So, I usually eat my salad the same way, unfortunately. I mix it all together, then pick out the yummy tomatoes and cucumbers and red onions or strawberries, or whatever else I’ve added. So….best way to eat the toppings on my salad? Mix and pretend I’m gonna eat it all, but really pick out the goodies!

  5. Kate 04.01.2011

    Definitely all mixed in where you get bits of different flavor in every bite! But the bits of topping in the bottom are always a nice way to finish things off! Yes, I seem to always finish to the last bite!!! :-)

  6. AlisonP 04.01.2011

    I am a mix it all in sort of girl. I like to make the perfect bite of salad by picking out the right bits of lettuce and toppings to make it scrumptious every time! :)

  7. Langley 04.01.2011

    I love to get as many different toppings as possible on my fork, that way when I take a bite, I can taste each ingredient together. So good! I didnt even know Wishbone had a dressing like this! YuM

  8. catherine j 04.01.2011

    Definitely all mixed together – it is awesome when you get that perfect bite where all the flavors combine on your fork!

  9. Ale' 04.01.2011

    Definitely mix them all in!

  10. Laura 04.01.2011

    “Nibble” on them…well…till they are all gone. Then add more cuz you snacked before you sat down to eat. WHOOPS!

  11. Stephanie 04.01.2011

    I “mix it ALL in” at the end so each bite has a little bit of everything! : )

  12. I have to mix my whole salad up. I want a bit of everything in each and every bite.

  13. I like to mix them all in. I’m sort of neurotic about eating everything at an even pace so that I don’t have a bunch of one thing left over at the end :)

  14. Kristi 04.01.2011

    I like to mix them all in.

  15. I love my salad all mixed together! Sometimes I even leave out the lettuce and just let the toppings take the show. Those are my favorite salads. Great giveaway!

  16. Kristin Gisselman 04.01.2011

    Mix them all in!!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. Amy 04.01.2011

    Mix it all together! A true “tossed” salad!

  18. Jess S 04.01.2011

    I like to mix everything in so that each bite has a little bit of every topping!

  19. Katie 04.01.2011

    Mix ‘em up! A little bit of everything in each bite!

  20. nicole 04.01.2011

    i mix my salad toppings in. hate them just sitting on top!

  21. Carrie 04.01.2011

    I absolutely mix it all up, but then end up eating all the toppings out because I love them too much. So I usually end up with some soggy salad and dressing and no pieces of egg to be found. YUM!

  22. Liz 04.01.2011

    Definitely eat the toppings first!

  23. Evelyn 04.01.2011

    Mixed in — unless my daughter is nearby and takes the croutons!

  24. My favorite way to eat my salad toppings in throughout the salad eating process… I usually make sure there is enough goat cheese to last all the way through ;) YUM!

  25. Sarah R 04.01.2011

    I like to have a little bit of everything in every bite. I don’t like to mix the whole thing together though because then the small stuff ends up on the bottom.

  26. I like to get a little bit in each bite, but I leave most of it to eat at the end. I love switching to a spoon and scooping up all of the good stuff from the bottom of the bowl!

  27. I tweeted! @HannahLivesBlog

  28. And a big ‘ol Facebook share!

  29. Gillian P 04.01.2011

    I eat them throughout the salad, trying to save enough for the last bite. : )

  30. Alicia 04.01.2011

    I love to mix up my salad fixins, so there are a little bit in each fork full!

  31. kathleen 04.01.2011

    Always eat them FIRST!!!!!

  32. sarah 04.01.2011

    I like to mix em all in!

  33. Alicia 04.01.2011

    I shared on facebook!

  34. Alicia 04.01.2011

    I shared on twitter!

  35. Lisa 04.01.2011

    I eat just the toppings most of the time–the tomatoes, peppers, onions, with dressing and croutons.

  36. Love everything mixed together in my salad–more flavor and texture! Also can’t be a salad without the dressing ;)

  37. Joan 04.01.2011

    Save them for last!!

  38. Jen 04.01.2011

    All mixed together but I seem to pick out things to “save for later” – haha!

  39. Maranda 04.01.2011

    I have to mix them all in, otherwise I would easily eat them all right away, and then I would be left with only lettuce at the end (and that is just no fun at all)!!

  40. Chris 04.01.2011

    Mix them all in – though I also save some of my favorites to eat last :)

  41. Christi 04.01.2011

    Depends on the day! Some times I like to mix them all in, other days I eat them one kind at a time (if they’re bigger) & other days I eat them first! Such a rebel, I know! ;)

  42. Christi 04.01.2011

    I shared via FB. Such a great giveaway!

  43. Christi 04.01.2011

    This entry was actually my first tweet! Hey Hey!

  44. Stephanie 04.01.2011

    Mix them all in!

  45. Cindy Dunlap 04.01.2011

    Love the taste and texture of all mixed together………… Yum! Gathering the ingredients for this salad for the weekend……… sounds delish!

  46. Elizabeth 04.01.2011

    mix them all in! i like ken’s raspberry pecan dressing…mmmm…

  47. Amanda 04.01.2011

    I shared on facebook :)

  48. Amanda 04.01.2011

    I like my salad to be all mixed up really well so I get tastes of each delicious ingredient in every bite!

  49. Katy 04.01.2011

    I like my salad all mixed together–Palmer’s is the best IMO! :)

  50. Katy 04.01.2011

    I posted on Twitter!

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