.@TeddyOutReady: May 2015

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Repair and Bring Back Strength & Shine to Your Hair with Shielo Leave in Protectant #shielo

Summer is almost here and we are ready to spend more time outside, plan vacation getaway and go out more often. As a result we unavoidably spend more time under the sun, style or hair more often to look pretty(no more winter hats) in attempts to catch summer waves and enjoy it to the fullest.

Using hot styling tools like blow dryers, flat irons and curling irons directly on your hair without using any protectants can cause damage and breaking. Year around our hair requires extra protection, for example during winter season when the air is dry or summer time when an exposure to the sun affects our hair and makes it dull, dry and brittle. That’s why so important to use hair protectors.

Shielo Leave in Protectant

I can always appreciate a good hair protection spray and was excited to try Shielo Leave in Hair Protectant. I like it for making my hair soft and tender treating it after our long Canadian winter and now I need it for sure for upcoming hot summer. Shielo hair protector provides an amazing UV protection. When I use this product I feel that my hair fills with energy and strength.

Leave in Protectant made with organic ingredient (no parabens or harmful ingredients) only. It smells so good that you will love to spray your hair every single day. Shielo’s unique protective complex, enriched with pro-vitamins and proteins, repairs, strengthens and smooth hair. I use it not only after exposing my hair to hot temperature but also after visiting a swimming pool.

Shielo Leave in Protectant can be used on clean dump hair and throughout the day. Rich in White Tea antioxidants, it provides an effective color protection no matter if hair is natural or color-treated.


I have long hair and keep it shiny, stylish and fresh I need two boxes of hair color almost every week. For me Leave in Protectant is a winning combination of making my hair smooth, sleek, strong and healthy, enhancing hair color and helping in detangling.

Excited about long summer days and want to enjoy them with beautifully styled hair, then check Shielo Leave in Protectant! For more information about Shielo and their beauty products, please check company website.
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Friday, May 29, 2015

Get Thick, Shiny & Beautiful Hair with Regenepure DR 4 oz Hair and Scalp Treatment #Shampoo

Thick and beautiful hair always makes us feel confident and look great. There are lots of hair products on the market to make our hair shiny, young and full of volume. If few decades ago hair loss was related to aging, these days even younger generation (I mean in their 20th) experience hair loss due to environment issuers, stress, chemicals in hair care and unhealthy diet.

Regenepure DR 4 oz Hair Loss and Dandruff Shampoo

Getting back healthy look and fighting dull and thinning hair is now possible with Regenepure DR 4 oz Hair and Scalp Treatment Shampoo. This gentle treatment for hair and scalp is designed to reduce hair loss and very effective in fighting dandruff. I like that this shampoo comes as a combination of treatments for dandruff, dry and itchy scalp along with a hair loss. Being sulfate free, paraben free, Regenepure DR 4 oz Hair and Scalp Treatment Shampoo gives the right start on the way of getting thick and beautifully looking hair. The shampoo contains 1% ketonconazole, clinically proven ingredient for hair loss shampoo and mighty in eliminating dandruff.

I do not have thick hair and experiencing hair loss for the last few years. Since my hair is long, the hair loss is much noticeable and require extra care besides changes in my diet and maintaining les stressful life style. To treat my hair loss I need the whole complex and I very impressed with Regenepure DR 4 oz Hair and Scalp Treatment Shampoo. It works from hair roots to the full length to make my hair look healthy and strong. The shampoo smells nice and fresh. I’d suggest massaging it for while into the scalp for better results. We definitely noticed the results as less hair (long one) appeared around everywhere. Now I like the look of my shiny & healthy hair.

Long hair

Overall, Regenepure DR 4 oz Hair and Scalp Treatment Shampoo is a perfect treatment on the way to get beautiful hair, no matter what season outside, hot summer or cold winter. Check Regenepure DR 4 oz Hair Loss and Dandruff Shampoo on-line and on Amazon, it would come out exactly what you are looking for.
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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Tom and Jerry: The Gene Deitch Collection DVD Giveaway US

For decades Tom and Jerry have chased their way into the funny bones and hearts of moviegoers and television viewers in a variety of unforgettable cartoons. In the 1960s, acclaimed animation director Deitch, was selected to bring a new set of Tom and Jerry shorts to life. Adding his own distinctive style to the famous cartoon, Deitch worked with William L. Snyder’s Prague-based animation studio, Rembrandt Films to create 13 memorable shorts. This entertaining collection from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, brings Deitch’s fun-filled cartoons together for the first time on DVD, completely re-mastered.
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The work of popular animator Gene Deitch Tom and Jerry: Gene Deitch Collection will be available on DVD June 2, 2015. The release will present viewers 13 fully re-mastered theatrical shorts, produced by Deitch, plus brand-new bonus features. The work will include two new features: Tom and Jerry…and Gene: The Rembrant Years as well as Much Ado About Tom and Jerry. It is a treasure collection to all fans of classic animation.

All kids and grown-ups will definitely enjoy Tom and Jerry: The Gene Deitch Collection. We can endlessly watch the chases of our favorite characters, always funny and entertaining.

Originally created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, Tom and Jerry centers on the never-ending rivalry between Tom the cat and Jerry the mouse. The plots of each short usually center on Tom’s attempts to capture Jerry. Jerry however, is clever and quick on his feet so Tom hardly ever manages to catch him. The original series is notable for having won the Academy Award® for Best Short Subject: Cartoon seven times.

Featured Shorts: 
  • Switchin’ Kitten 
  • Down and Outing 
  • It’s Greek to Me-ow! 
  • High Steaks 
  • Mouse Into Space 
  • Landing Stripling 
  • Calypso Cat 
  • Dicky Moe 
  • The Tom & Jerry Cartoon Kit 
  • Tall in the Trap 
  • Sorry Safari 
  • Buddies Thicker Than Water 
  • Carmen Get It!

Enhanced Content: 
  • Tom and Jerry…and Gene: The Rembrandt Years 
  • Much Ado About Tom and Jerry
To celebrate this amazing release, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment offers one lucky Teddy Out Ready reader the chance to win a copy of Tom and Jerry: The Gene Deitch Collection. The giveaway is open to US residents only, no P.O. Boxes please, and ends June 15, 2015.

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Stylish WillLand Outdoors New Duffle Bag Perfect for Travelling & Everyday Activities #WillLand

WillLand Outdoors New Duffle Bag

I have lots of bags and very picky when buying one for myself. They have to be stylish, durable, fit my clothes by color and comfortable to carry.

This year we plan to travel whole summer, WillLand Outdoors New Duffle Bag came just on time to perfectly fit our family lifestyle. We have seniors, adults and one kid to take care during trips and have to take all necessary items for everyone. I like that WillLand Outdoors New Duffle Bag is the right size to carry not only for short but also for long trips. I find it pretty stylish to take to the gym, business trips, personal trips like visiting family and friends or just a temporary storage for our next getaway. The color is dark with brown stripes to match almost every outfit and being on the go. The bag is spacious to put our clothes, shoes, swimsuits and other gear. WillLand Outdoors New Duffle Bag has handy six pockets, three on each side to put there whatever you need from toys, napkins, crayons, bus tickets to little books and tech, including one pocket with a zipper to keep some valuable items like keys or change.

WillLand Outdoors New Duffle Bag

I like that the bag does not have much graphic, easy to clean after being on a messy floor or dusty road. An extra pouch for dirty laundry is such a helper, not only for the gym but also when travelling. An over the shoulders strap is perfect to have your hands free along with two handles to make your getaway easier when taking this bag with you.

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My WillLand Outdoors New Duffle Bag already received envious looks from other people including family members, and I know why. This great quality bag designed to make your life better, carry everything you need and does not look bulgy and heavy at all.

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We are looking forward to our summer trips and excited to have fantastic days when our “have everything in” WillLand Outdoors New Duffle Bag will be with us. 

We are excited to share good news! One lucky Teddy Out Ready reader is going to win their own WillLand Outdoors New Duffle Bag thanks to generosity of  amazing Canadian company WillLand Outdoors. The giveaway is open to Canadian residents only and ends June 12, 2015. For your chance simply fill the Rafflecopter form below and Good Luck!

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Monday, May 25, 2015

Get Healthy Joints with 100 Naturals Joint 3x Triplex Joint Supplement #jointsupport

If you have joints pain as a result of arthritis or other reasons, you know that you cannot easily get rid of it using antibiotics and other one-time medication. With joints pain you need constantly take care of your legs, feet and hands, your treatments may include massage, taking supplements, warm compress and ointments.

 photo 100 Naturals Joint 3x Triplex Joint Supplement

We are not new to the joints problem, my husband has a history of joints pain including arthritis and he has tried various if not all available treatments on the market. As I said before, treatments do not eliminate the problems only reduce them to the minimum level. With extensive experience of taking different supplements and travellers like we are, healthy joints are very important. When we got an opportunity to try 100 Naturals Joint 3x Triplex Joint Supplement with Glucosamine, Chondroitin Sulfate and MSM, my husband said he will tell exactly if they are good or not. Made in USA, 100 Naturals Joint 3x Triplex Joint Supplement made of only natural ingredients.

As the doctor said, speaking in a plain language, when our joints lack the “ingredients” to perform and operate properly, we feel pain and need to get those ingredients to make our joints back to work. Shellfish found in Glucosamine and Chondroitin supplements is one of the ingredients. After taking 100 Naturals Joint 3x Triplex Joint Supplement for several weeks, the verdict was presented. This supplement works great on feet, fingers and knee area, the pain after our numerous travels reduced to minimum. The only suggestion is always take your supplements with you; it is required to take five capsules daily. My husband took from three to five capsules every day, based on circumstances. Achy joints became past and we were ready to take more walks and trips. I think the main outcome is that we stopped talking about feet pain since it is almost gone, and we even forgot about it.

Our doctor recommended taking Glucosamine and Chondroitin supplement every day to treat the joints and I think we found a good one at 100 Naturals. What is also important is that 100 Naturals Joint 3x Triplex Joint Supplement with Glucosamine is triple strength and brings maximum results to relieve joints pain. The max power for this type of supplements works perfectly for us. Plus 100 Naturals Joint 3x Triplex Joint Supplement does not irritate the stomach (compared to some other  supplements which we stopped taking), five pills go well with food.

For more information please check Joint 3x Triplex Joint Supplement with Glucosamine, Chondroitin Sulfate and MSM and other amazing 100 Naturals products. Take supplements, follow healthy diet and keep your feet and legs warm - and your joints will always be thankful to you.
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Minuscule: Valley of the Lost Ants - Join Adventure of the Tiniest of Creatures DVD Giveaway #Ladybug

Few years ago we asked our family and friends what kid’s series or DVDs they watched. They recommended Minuscule: Valley of the Lost Ants, the wonderful combination of animation and real life series, where animated shorts present all things insects and bugs. It was very interesting for Teddy to watch when he was younger and did not understand many words. While Minuscule was mostly introduced by sounds and tunes of insects’ world and maybe somehow close to baby language. The actions happening on the screen take you to experience the tiny but busy and never boring world of insects.

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This spring we were pretty excited to learn that kaboom! Entertainment invites everyone experience a Big adventure with the Tiniest of creatures in Minuscule: Valley of the Lost Ants! Teddy never realized how big for insects can be matches or a tube of aspirin, or how ants team work can move huge objects. These animated stars communicate solely via a synchronized soundtrack featuring music and sound effects to tell the tale of their journey.

Minuscule: Valley of the Lost Ants, a 2013 France/Belgium animated film, coming to theaters, On Demand, and on DVD May 26, 2015. The film has been a huge box office success worldwide and now it will be available in Canada.

Here is the synopsis: After a couple leaves their picnic in a hurry, a gang of hungry ants moves in to steal what could be their most coveted treasure: a tin box filled with sugar cubes. But before they can get away with the loot, a newly-born ladybug strays from its own family and gets trapped inside the box! The ladybug is soon spirited away by the ants as they try to transport their prize across the woods toward their colony. Together, the insects embark on an epic journey to protect their sugar. 

Narrated by Richard Dreyfuss, Minuscule: Valley of the Lost Ants is a wonderful adventure to follow. The film is very engaging, our kids and grandparents watched it with curiosity. It sparked an interest in Teddy, and now he wants to learn more about bugs and insects.

For our readers we are excited to host a giveaway and give an opportunity to win one copy of Minuscule: Valley of the Lost Ants thanks to Kaboom! Entertainment. For more information and exciting updates, please follow Kaboom! Entertainment on Facebook and Twitter! The giveaway is open to Canadian residents only and ends June 12, 2015. 

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Friday, May 22, 2015

Disney's #Tomorrowland: What The Future Holds

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This week we had an opportunity to see advance screening of Tomorrowland. Besides being spectacular & fresh the movie also brought so many questions not only technical ones. Directed by Brad Bird, new Disney movie takes us on adventures of a scientist Frank and Casey, optimistic teen who does not agree with the current situation and eager to take actions to change the world for better.

Casey, played by Britt Robertson, receives a Tomorrowland pin for her curious and rebellious mind, the way to support brilliant teen intentions in finding and creating a new world where everything is possible. And I’d rather add possible in all aspects of human lives: technological, political and social, the world where people think and create, live and enjoy, where no wars, inequality and fights.

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Though former boy-genius Frank, played by George Clooney, insists that Tomorrowland is more like an illusion or commercial to distract you from the difficulties of the real world, Casey is determined to find that mysterious land. The most interesting is that Casey does not want to leave her home in the existing state and want to change the world for better insisting that there are so many other brilliant minds that can help her to do so. Tomorrowland is pretty cool, but how about your home, do people want to change the world they live in right now or just leave all problems behind just stating that they exist by doing nothing? It is better to find in out in the movie.

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The film has many touching and breathtaking moments, including the rocket coming out of the Eiffel Tower. Gustave Eiffel’ apartment, where three of his brilliant friends -the American Thomas Edison, Frenchman Jules Verne and Serbian Nikola Tesla gathered to discuss the future, looked very familiar since we were on top the Eiffel Tower with Teddy and checked that apartment. Teddy even mentioned that we were there when watching the movie.

You can also notice that there are lots of scenes and stories about kids, like Frank’s childhood, android Athena, teen Casey and her brother. I think it is kinds of the movie message too; children have that power, wish, optimism and confidence in changing and creating the better world. The movie now playing in theatres, join new dimensions and see that dreams come true.
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Thursday, May 21, 2015

BabyBjörn New Bouncer Mini for Newborn Babies #EatSleepPlay

BabyBjörn products became extremely popular around the world. This brand is one of our favorites. Quality, design and dedication BabyBjörn put into their baby gear you can absolutely rely on. The range of BabyBjörn products grows every year and now includes travel cribs, plates, feeding spoons, smocks, bibs and more. Safety, quality and style have always been the company priority, that’s why new parents, families and friends always choose this brand to buy reliable and stylish baby products.

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When we were invited to learn about new product launching exclusively in Canada, it was an opportunity I did not want to miss. Baby bouncers existed for a long time and were family favorites for a good reason. Babies love cuddling, babies love soothing, babies are honest and if they do not feel comfortable you know this right away. I think the most amazing moment to watch when a mother is putting baby to sleep and singing a lullaby. My grandmother had a bouncer made by hand to make sure baby feels comfortable and easily fall asleep.

Bouncer Mini Colors

It is amazing how much support BabyBjörn has brought all these years and continues helping new parents with their needs. New BabyBjörn Bouncer Mini, coming to Canadian market this year, presents latest Baby Bjorn development and intended for babies from newborn to 6 months. The first few months with newborn baby are the most difficult (sleepless nights, lack of energy, cries, feeding and diapers), especially when you have no one around to help you. I would get everything to make my life easier during first six months with a new baby. New Bouncer Mini offers a natural rocking motion that soothes baby and helps develop balance and motor skills. It designed to be super comfortable for babies, supporting newborn baby’s neck and head. Bouncer Mini is not only conveniently mounts into two different positions—play and rest, it is also taken anywhere you go - to the park, visiting family and friends, at the backyard and playgrounds thanks to detachable legs which makes the “folded” version being flat and easily fit into a car, wagon or even a bag to take with you. The good reason to cheer up, Bouncer Mini does not require any batteries or a power supply to operate.

Bouncer Mini Launch

Big credit goes BabyBjörn for textiles used in their products, and Bouncer Mini is not exception. Made of high-quality, machine-washable 100% cotton, Bouncer Mini does not have any harmful and allergenic substances what is very important for little babies.

New to Canada Bouncer Mini will be available in June 2015 at select retailers for $159.95. There will be two colors to choose from, light pink and silver. I have chosen silver for myself, since I am not sure who I am going to have – a boy or a girl, but honestly speaking both colors look amazing.

Bouncer Mini

To celebrate the launch of Bouncer Mini in Canada, we are excited to host a giveaway thanks to BabyBjörn. One Teddy Out Ready reader will win an amazing Canadian-exclusive Bouncer Mini. The giveaway is open to Canadian residents only & ends June 5, 2015.

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Friday, May 15, 2015

PopSockets - Convenient & Stylish Phone Grip and Stand #PopSockets

Pop Socket Texting Grip

A PopSocket is one of the coolest phone accessories you can find right now on the market. It is a phone grip and phone stand for mobile devices that expands and collapses the way similar to folding toys. You can easily “pop” a PopSocket whenever you need a phone stand, a phone grip or cord wrap for your earphones. I received PopSocket custom pair that included two buttons to attach to my iPhone 5S. Since company offers so many designs to choose from flags, animals, nature to various characters and mosaics my design choices were colorful for each of the buttons.

Pop Socket Stand

PopSockets come with PopTek adhesive pad which attaches really well to my phone. We removed and attached the buttons again and the result was the same - reusable, residue-free, adhesive gel works perfectly to stick PopSockets firmly to the phone. You can always reposition your buttons to find the most comfortable spot and use only one PopSocket if you like.

Pop Socket Media Stand

I found it is pretty helpful during our trips or in some situations when I do not need to use hands or in opposite, I need to have a firm grip of the phone for texting or games. PopSocket is 38 mm (1.5 inches) in diameter and 6.3 mm (.25 inches) when collapsed. A PopSocket has three levels of “expansion”, first one when it almost flat stick to your phone, next one pull a little to pop it up and the last one when PopSocket is pulled to a max level.

Pop Socket Cord Wrap

Overall, I think PopSocket is an amazing accessory to your phone noting that it can be used with any mobile devices. It is perfect for everyone who loves cool features and uses devices very often. I think you can always spot your phone thanks to the variety of designs PopSockets offer.

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Looney Tunes Musical Masterpieces Collection DVD Giveaway US

If you love music and cartoons then exciting news from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment about upcoming release of Looney Tunes Musical Masterpieces DVD. This release includes some of the most favorite musicals from the Looney Tunes put together for the first time.

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Prepare for a musical experience as only Looney Tunes can deliver! From the brilliant minds of maestro Carl Stalling and animation legends including Friz Freleng and Chuck Jones, comes 18 musical treasures. Join the likes of Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd, and Porky Pig in classics including Corny Concerto, What’s Opera, Doc? and Rabbit of Seville. Dive deeper into the vaults with gems like Three Little Bops, I Love to Singa and Rhapsody in Rivets. Let’s go to the symphony with this must-own collection of Musical Masterpieces!

With the release of Looney Tunes Musical Masterpieces, available May 26, 2015, some of Looney Tunes’ most memorable musical cartoon tunes come together for the first time in one collection. This must-own compilation is comprised of 18 classic theatrical shorts that will get everyone’s toes tapping and hearts singing. Bugs Bunny and his pals will entertain both kids and adults alike with over 2 hours of hilarious musical numbers, featuring opera, piano concertos, jazz and much more.

“Music is such an important component of animation. Not only does it set the mood but it also tells the story,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, Vice President Family & Animation Marketing. She added, “The Looney Tunes cartoons we chose for this compilation represent some of the very best musically-driven shorts we have in our library. We’ve added some popular favorites and some rarer shorts that are not seen very often. Now Looney Tunes fans can have all their musical favorites together on one disc. If you love music and Looney Tunes, this is a collection you don’t want to miss.”

Featured Shorts

Corny Concerto
Page Miss Glory
Rabbit of Seville
Katnip Kollege
One Froggy Evening
High Note
Rhapsody Rabbit
Pigs in a Polka
What’s Opera, Doc?
Three Little Bops
Hillbilly Hare
Rhapsody in Rivets
Pizzicato Pussycat
Back Alley Oproar
Nelly’s Folly
Holiday Shoestrings
I Love to Singa
Lights Fantastic

Three lucky Teddy Out Ready readers will win Looney Tunes Musical Masterpieces on DVD thanks to Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. For your chance simply fill the Rafflecopter from below. The giveaway is open to US residents only, no P.O. boxes please, and ends May 30, 2015. 

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Monday, May 11, 2015

Quick and Easy Family-Friendly Meals with Minute Rice® 100% Natural Instant Rice

I eat and cook rice my whole life, it is our family tradition and goes back deep into long family history. This delicious food can be soft and tender, dry and slushy, everything is in chef’s hands to create delicious masterpiece. Even though we know much about rice, there is always great to learn more from professionals like Chef John Higgins, Director of Toronto-based George Brown Chef School – Canada’s leading chef school and one of the top culinary schools in North America.


We recently had a chance to join “Family-Friendly Rice Dishes in an Instant” for a demonstration, tips and tricks on preparing easy and fast rice dishes for the whole family. Thanks to Minute Rice® 100% Natural Instant Rice and Chef Higgins we learned a lot about benefits of instant rice and were able to try some delicious Chef John Higgins recipes. Busy moms (and dads too) can take advantage of nutritious instant rice and in less than 10 min have nutritious food ready using Minute Rice® 100% Natural Instant Rice. Available in two varieties – Premium Long Grain White Rice and Premium Whole Grain Brown RiceMinute Rice® and takes only five minutes to prepare for white rice and ten minutes for brown rice.

Top 10 Rice Cooking Tips from Chef John Higgins, Director of George Brown Chef School, a judge on the Food Network’s Chopped Canada & former personal chef for the Queen Mother.

  • When boiling rice, substitute water for broth to add flavour to the rice itself and your dish.
  • Cook rice in coconut milk for a mildly sweet flavoured rice which pairs well with curry dishes and other spicy recipes. 
  • Add spices to the rice’s cooking liquid for an aromatic and flavourful base to your dish. 
  • Don’t leave your seasoning until the end. Introduce the flavours of your dish early on. For maximum flavour, add the herbs or spices your recipe calls for into the rice’s cooking water.
  • Enhance your rice dish by adding frozen vegetables. Rather than cooking the vegetables separately, though, condense your cooking time by adding them to boiling water before you begin cooking the rice.
  • Add dried fruit – such as craisins, raisins, dried blueberries and currents – to your cooking water to draw out the sweet fruit flavours which will infuse your rice with a savoury taste the whole family will enjoy.  I really like that!
  • Instant rice in particular is quick and easy, making it a convenient and nutritious family option.Prepare the rice the night before to save time in the morning.
  • Infuse the rice with your favourite flavour of tea for a fragrant, subtle gourmet taste. Steep a pot of tea and use the liquid to cook your rice instead of using plain water.
  • For a zesty citrus spin on your rice dish, grate lemon, lime or orange zest into the rice’s cooking water as it’s boiling. 
  • Cut cooking time - using instant rice in a dish can cut in half the time it takes to prepare
Chef John Higgins and me

Some of Chef John Higgins Rice Cooking Tips were new to us mostly because we cook major dishes with rice but always excited to learn something new. When I prepared Pear and Cranberry Rice Pudding with Chocolate Crunchies under Chef Higgins guidance at George Brown Chef School kitchen it was such a delicious treat! I was so proud and impressed: "It is me who prepared these yummy treats!" After our family members tried them, they are asking for this dessert every single day.

Minute Rice® 100% Natural Instant Rice is not only quick and easy to prepare, but also healthy, nutritious, 100% natural and Non-GMO Project Verified. These days I try new recipes, our family gathering for summer need some quick dishes and Minute Rice® 100% Natural Instant Rice is exactly what we need. I also booked one box of Premium Whole Grain Brown Rice for our upcoming Paddington Party and I am sure it is going to be a hit.

Minute Rice Pear and Cranberry Pudding with Chocolate Crunchies

Today I’d love to share delicious Chef John Higgins recipe:

Pear and Cranberry Rice Pudding with Chocolate Crunchies
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 10 min
Servings: 4

3/4 cup (175 ml) uncooked Minute Rice® Instant Premium Long Grain White Rice
2 tbsp (30 ml) dark or milk chocolate, chopped
2 tbsp (30 ml) Rice Chex cereal
1 pear
2 tsp (10 ml) butter
1 tbsp (15 g) dried cranberries
4 tbsp (60 ml) sugar
1 can (175 ml) coconut milk
1 tbsp orange zest
pinch of salt
1 egg
1 tsp (5 ml) vanilla
1 orange, diced


  1. Melt chocolate in the microwave, using a ceramic or glass bowl, for 20 seconds. Mix in the Rice Chex cereal and stir to coat with chocolate. Transfer to a tray lined with wax paper, separating pieces to dry and cool down. (Place in refrigerator or freezer to cool quickly). 
  2. Dice pear into even pieces. 
  3. In a hot non-stick pan, cook the butter and diced pear for 5 minutes. Add 1 tbsp of sugar, followed by cranberries. Set aside and allow to cool. 
  4. In a large saucepan, over medium-high heat, combine the coconut milk and rice, then add the 3 tbsp sugar and salt; bring to a boil. Add the orange zest, stirring constantly. Reduce the heat to medium-low. Cook, stirring often for 10 minutes. 
  5. In a bowl, beat the egg with the vanilla. Stir some of the hot rice mixture into the egg; then beat the warmed egg mixture back into the remaining rice mixture. Cook, stirring constantly for 1 minute. Remove from heat. 
  6. Place equal amounts of the pear mixture in the bottom of each serving dish, top with rice pudding, and then with mini marshmallows, chocolate-coated cereal, followed with the diced orange. 

Tip: For a more gourmet presentation, top with additional pear cut into strips and fresh sprigs of mint.

Per serving (1/4 of recipe): 320 calories, 14g fat, 55mg cholesterol, 120mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate, 3g fibre, 24g sugars, 5g protein

Pear and Cranberry Rice Pudding with Chocolate Crunchies

Save on your next purchase of Minute Rice® 100% Natural Instant Rice with this printable $1 coupon. For more information about instant rice, Minute Rice products and delicious recipes, please visit MinuteRice.ca.

And now is giveaway time, one lucky Teddy Out Ready reader will win a case of 12 boxes of Minute Rice® 100% Natural Instant Rice ($60 value). The giveaway is open to Canadian residents only and ends June 1st, 2015. Good Luck!

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Sunday, May 10, 2015

Meet Summer with Organic Vanilla Mint Deodorant Creme #LoveYourBody

Summer is almost here, only recently we had cold days and now even before the official hot summer days we have them already to jump into and forget about winter.

Hot days bring new challenges, sunscreens, anti-perspirants and deodorants to make sure we feel great, do not burn our skin and smell like we just left hot yoga practice. Our bodies detox for approximately 4-15 days, and remove the toxic buildups through sweat.

Bella Organics

If you are using anti-perspirants and prefer to switch to a healthier alternative, then Vanilla Mint Deodorant Crème is exactly what you need. This organic, chemical-free cream deodorant does not clog the pores and shrink the sweat gland, it is simply fight bacteria and provide a nice scent for your armpits. Technically speaking, Vanilla Mint Deodorant Crème does not stop you from sweating; it simply reduces the odor coming out of your body. The deodorant which has 100% organic ingredients including organic shea butter, organic arrowroot powder, organic virgin coconut oil just to name a few is perfect for breastfeeding mothers, people with various medical conditions and anyone who is health-conscious and wants to use organic products. Bella Organics Vanilla Mint Deodorant Crème I received has a pleasant smell with dominating mint. It is not a roller deodorant so you need to scoop a pea-sized amount from the jar with clean finger and rub onto each underarm.

Bella Organics Deodorant

For more information about Bella Organics and their organic products for face, body, baby care please visit company web site. You can also check other than Vanilla Mint Deodorant Crème flavours, there are so many to choose from.

For our readers we are happy to host a giveaway and bring a chance to win one Bella Organics Vanilla Mint Deodorant Crème. Simply fill the Rafflecopter form below and Good Luck!

The giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents and ends May 25, 2015.

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