Francois et Mimi French Press Review

I recently received Francois et Mimi Single Wall Borosilicate Glass French Coffee Press, 50-Ounce, Chrome to review.  The 50 ounce container is available with free shipping with Amazon Prime and costs only $20.20.  It is also available in other sizes.

 

I really enjoy a great cup of coffee and this item is perfect for me.  I currently use a fully automatic espresso machine at home.  I’ve been wanting to dabble with a French press to use when I have several friends over.  I wI’ll be having friends over this weekend and can’t wait to prepare some tasty coffee.

Amazon Product Information:

  • Elegant Chrome Finish
  • Holds 1500ml, or 50oz
  • Dishwasher Safe
  • Micro-Mesh Filter
  • Works great with coarse-ground coffee or tea leaves

Product Description
Size: 50-Ounce
Enjoy fresh coffee every day with this elegantly designed French coffee press. Product features a no-drip spout and the large size accommodates 3-5 standard coffee cups.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using . Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

100 % Pure Whey Protein Isolate Review

I recently received Summit Nutrition’s 100 % Pure Whey Protein Isolate -3 Single Serve Pk to review.  The 2 lb container is available with free shipping with Amazon Prime and costs only $36.99.  It is also available in 3-pack single serve for $7.99 and 5 lb for  $65.99.

 

This product is great for Mike’s pre-ride shakes.  Especially on longer rides he needs an extra boost  he prepared a shake with banana and almond milk.  Great way to start his workout..

Amazon Product Information:

  • 100% BIO PURE WHEY PROTEIN ISOLATE – Summit Nutritions whey protein is isolated from Whey Protein concentrate by using patented ultra-microfiltration process which preserves Natural Profile of Amino Acid unlike other whey protein isolates that denature the Protein profile by using Ion Exchange method or others. Our PROTEIN is FREE FROM PROTEIN SPIKING OR AMINO ACID SPIKING and it gives you 90% Protein per Scoop (25/27.7g)
  • HIGHEST BIOPURITY PROFILE – Summit Nutrition’s Whey Protein Isolate gives 90% of protein per scoop (25/27.7g) and maximum amount (5.6 GM) of BCCAs and (4.8 GM) of Glutamines per serving size and it’s ALL COMING FROM THE PROTEIN NOT EXTERNALLY ADDED. Also our protein has all 26 Full Spectrum Amino Acid Profiles including essential, semi essential and non-essential Amino Acids with 159 Biological Value and Perfect 1.0 PDCAAs Score.
  • ZERO FAT, VERY LOW CARB AND CHOLESTEROL – Summit Nutritions Whey Protein isolate has zero fat and very less, in fact less than 1% Daily Value of Cholesterol and Carbohydrate which is much better than other proteins. In addition to this, there is ZERO FILLERS OR EXCEPIENTS.
  • NON-GMO, LACTOSE FREE, SOY FREE & NATURALLY FLAVORED INSTANIZED – Summit Nutritions Whey Protein Isolate is free of Lactose, Soy Gluten, BSE/TSE, NON-GMO and naturally flavored with Stevia. The protein is gently spray dried and lecithinated into granular free flowing powder which readily dispersible in water.
  • WHAT IS PROTEIN OR AMINO ACID SPIKING??? – Many National Brands has added extra cheap Amino Acids like Taurine, Glycine, Glutamines and Creatine to the protein powders even though they are not Food Based Protein, but added to be calculated as protein to lower the cost since they are much cheaper to manufacture. There are class action lawsuits cases against those companies (Mostly National Brands).
  • We don’t MAKE PROTEIN COMPLEX Whey Protein Isolate with Whey concentrate to bring cost down. So look at your Protein supplement fact and find out what is with Protein and make your choice.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using . Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Slow Cooker Recipes for Beginners Review


I recently received the  Slow Cooker Recipes for Beginners to review. I need to start using my slow cooker again, great option for our busy lives. I have several recipes from this book on my list of need to try recipes. I am especially intrigued by slow cooker dessert recipes..yummy.

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imageI like how they take a healthy twist to recipes. What a great resource to stay on track with healthy eating. For example, the meatloaf is half lean beef and half lean turkey. I also like the easy to follow instructions. These books are available on Amazon:

​http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MY8ZRHC (kindle ebook) $2.99

http://www.amazon.com/Slow-Cooker-Recipes-Beginners-Weight/dp/1500909483/ (paperback) $7.99

Amazon summary

Slow Cooker Recipes for Beginners are great for people who like creative and modern food, similar to what would be served in a good restaurant.

The slow cooker is an amazingly versatile appliance that allows for easy creativity in our kitchen. In addition to classics such as spicy beef stew and chicken piccata you’ll learn how to use the freshest spices and ingredients to make dishes you never thought possible.

The Slow Cooker Recipes for Beginners was designed for busy people who don’t want to sacrifice great-tasting, nutritious meals.

The slow cooker is perfect for international dishes such as Mexican Meatballs and Greek Mushrooms.
Want to reduce the amount of meat you eat? The Slow Cooker Recipes for Beginners book contains a wealth of vegetarian recipes such as Ratatouille or Veggie Chili created especially for you.
Let the slow cooker take care of dessert. Chocolate Mousse and Cheesecake are just two of the amazing desserts included.
The Slow Cooker Recipes for Beginners book is an easy step-by-step guide to enjoying delicious, healthy meals without all the hassle.

I received this product for free through Tomoson .  Regardless the opinions in this post are my own.

Dance Classes Starter-DVD Kit Review


I recently received the  Dance Classes Starter Kit DVDs by SalsaCrazy to review. I really enjoy latin dancing.  We have tried taking classes and we do not enjoy the partner switching.  This DVD is an easy way to get cardio workout into your day. Love that not only does it help with fitness, it also helps you learn Salsa, Swing, Bachata, &.

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The DVD set is available with Prime shipping for only $24.95 on Amazon.

Amazon summary

Dance Lessons Starter Kit. 4 Dance DVDs (Dance Videos) covering Salsa Dancing, Swing Dancing, Merengue, and Bachata.
All the social club style dances from your very first steps! Designed for beginners to get you dancing. Nothing is left out, these are complete beginning lessons.

Salsa Dance! The ultimate step by step guide to salsa dance, from your very first steps. This DVD starts from the very beginning, and lays the foundation for salsa dance to get you started simply and easily, step by step. Why learn to Salsa Dance? It’s fun, social, and a passion that will last you a lifetime! The benefits to health, fitness, coordination, and lifestyle will be far beyond what you can imagine now!

Swing Dancing – One of the single most prolific styles of dance, you’ll find it everywhere. Get ready to swing dance with DanceCrazy’s extensive introduction to Swing Dancing.

Bachata Dancing is hot! In Volume 1 for Beginners, we’ll guide you through the very basic bachata dance steps, giving you a sturdy and comprehensive foundation to build from. We’ll take you, step by step, through all the beginner patterns and techniques, and we’ll leave nothing out! No experience necessary! 2 left feet? No Problem! We’ll get you out and dancing in no time. You’ll learn everything you need in order to become a great Bachata dancer!

Merengue! Dance Lessons for Merengue Dance! One Amzaing DVD, with Beginning, Intermediate, and yes, even Advanced Merengue Dance Instruction. This is the only DVD you’ll need to teach you from your very first steps of Merengue dancing, all the way through to some fun and stylish Merengue dance patterns.

Like private lessons, these are the 101 starter course for learning to partner dance.

I received this product for free through Tomoson .  Regardless the opinions in this post are my own.

Speed Jump Rope Review


I recently received the Speed Jump Rope to review. I have started walking as part of my New Years resolution. This jump rope is a great way to increase my cardio without much equipment or difficulty.  The rope is really thin and portable, great option for fitness on the g

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The jump rope is available with Prime shipping for only $15.99 on Amazon.

Amazon summary

  • New Year, New You! Unlike other ropes which have cheap plastic ball bearing, this has 4 high-grade metal ball bearings, which promote faster turning of the rope. Rope Handle Turns at a 90 Degree angle to prevent tangling and bending.
  • The Ultra-speed Cable Jump Rope is your best workout option for Endurance Training, and General Cardio. The Secret Sauce to Blasting Fat is by doing 50-100 jump ropes, a few times and a few minutes daily, anytime and anywhere! Whether at work before lunch, at home, at a gym or at a park, get ready to master those double unders using our lightweight wire cable for ultra fast spinning!
  • The rope is also very light, making it easy for beginners to master double and even triple unders. The cable is 10ft long, and easily adjustable to be used by people of different heights.
  • This is a wire rope so WIRE CUTTERS may be needed to cut the rope. Made of very tough material, meant to increase durability for the rope regardless of the environment you train in. Perfect for Cross Fitness Training, Boxing, Endurance Training & General Cardio
  • PORTABLE – With the rope, you also get a nylon bag to carry it in so you can bring it with you everywhere and Start Jump Roping when you have a few moments!

I received this product for free through Tomoson .  Regardless the opinions in this post are my own.

Salsa Dance Workout-DVD Review


I recently received the  Salsa Workout DVD by SalsaCrazy to review. I really enjoy latin dancing.  We have tried taking classes and we do not enjoy the partner switching.  THis DVD is an easy way to get cardio workout into your day. Love that not only does it help with fitness, it also helps you learn Salsa.

 

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The DVD is available with Prime shipping for only $7.95 on Amazon.

Amazon summary

The passion, excitement, and rhythm of salsa dance, mixed with an exhilarating and fun workout, SalsaCrazy presents, for the first time ever, your favorite dance workout, a Salsa Dance Workout!
A different style of video than SalsaCrazy’s best-selling step-by-step, dance instructional videos (also available on amazon.com), the salsa workout is simply several common, real club style salsa dance movements and patterns practiced to stellar salsa music for the purpose of getting a great cardio workout that is extremely fun while being a great exercise routine.

This is it, Salsa Crazy brings you the ultimate mix of Dance and Fitness, with SalsaCrazy s fantastic and fun salsa dance workout. There s no dance experience and no partner required. In fact, you ll learn all the fantastic dance moves, and have them broken down step by step, before we dance them to music. With world class salsa music, and real salsa dance moves, this fun and energetic DVD will quickly become your favorite workout. Designed so that everyone can experience the benefits of a great workout, while learning how to salsa dance.

This 2 hour DVD has a great stretching and warm-up session, followed by breakdowns of both Beginning and Intermediate Salsa Dance moves, that are then danced to some of the finest salsa dance music in the world. All this, and you ll be ready to hit the nightlife scene too, because you ll be learning real Salsa Dance moves, not some generic aerobic workout danced to Latin music. This is the real thing and the real deal.

I received this product for free through Tomoson .  Regardless the opinions in this post are my own.

SporkPack February Review

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SporkPack is a great subscription box for foodies.  Each month they curate a box with kitchen gadgets and delectable goodies. Each month ships at the end of the month for as low as $29.99.

For February there seemed to be a sweet theme on most of the items. The items came in the new SporkPack square box with yellow tissue paper.  The box shipped via USPS and took 5 days to arrive.

New Box

New Box

There was no card included this month.  I researched the items to find out more information.  This month they included two kitchen gadgets and 5 snacks/food items.

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For the kitchen gadgets this month they included a ceramic paring knife and Horizontal Y Peeler.  The items do not have a brand and pricing them has been difficult.  I found a $10 set on Amazon and another set on Kyocera Ceramic Knives for $30.  Not sure which is closest.

The food items included an interesting variety:

  • Donseumor French Almond Cake ($0.85):  This little cake was delicious.  My only complaint is that only one was included.  I will be ordering some of their baked goods soon.
  • Larabar Renola Chai ($1.50):  Can’t wait to try this one tomorrow.  Sad that I can’t find this flavor online, I love chai.
  • Cosomi Cookie-cracker ($1.60): I’ve had a different flavor and really enjoyed them.  Can’t wait to try this sweet n’ salty flavor.
  • Amki Sesame snaps ($0.50: I remember these treats from my childhood, my dad was always looking for nutritious options for us.
  • Just Cook No. 19 Salmon ($8.50): A Creole-inspired blend of paprika, lemon and bay that strikes a perfect harmony with the flavors of coriander, cumin and smoked chili. I will be trying this on their salmon recipe.

The February SporkPack had a total value between $23 and $43. It’s really worth it due to the new and exciting products you get to try out.  I found at least two items I will be ordering.  Can’t wait to see what they include for our March box surprises.  If you are a foodie like me, sign up and await these wonderful items each month.