September 7, 2011


Hello, my little peppers! Hope everyone had a fantastic Labor Day weekend! Johnny and I went up to Connecticut to visit his brother Patrick, his wife Lisa, and their adorable baby, Ethan. It was so much fun! Connecticut is so darn beautiful, it was lovely to be out in the fresh air, enjoying nature. We went to a farm and picked apples, pears and peaches; we visited Little Italy in New Haven; we checked out the area around Yale where "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" was filmed; and we watched Ethan's favorite movie "Rio" - he bops his little feet in time to the music, it slays me! 

Anyway, I'm bursting with excitement to announce my first ever GIVEAWAY! Regular readers will know that I've been singing the praises of Gardein products for awhile now. I  use their Chick'n Scallopini in my recipe for Chick'n Noodle Ssssoup and their Seven Grain Crispy Tenders in my recipe for Crispy Chick'n Salad with Creamy Dijon Dressing. I'm not a huge advocate of fake meats or convenience foods, but Gardein is the exception. Their ingredients are lovely: non-GMO soy, wheat and pea proteins, vegetables and ancient grains; all their products are totally vegan; they are great sources of protein (complete protein at that) and fiber and contain no cholesterol or trans fats. And the best part is that they taste AMAZING. Seriously, head and shoulders above any other faux meat option I've tried.

So, do I have your attention yet? Good! So let's talk about this giveaway. The nice people at Gardein have provided me with some awesome coupons for one lucky reader of The Odd Couple Eats. The winner will receive coupons good for three (3) free products of their choice as well as three (3) coupons for $1.00 off any product! You'll also receive some cute little Gardein Herb Matches which can be planted and will then sprout into fresh herbs. I don't know how much Gardein costs in your area, but here in NYC it's generally about $8 per product so these coupons mean big savings! They can be used on any Gardein product such as The Ultimate Beefless Burger, Buffalo Wings, Mandarin Orange Crispy Chick'n, and their new refrigerated products like Chick'n Marsala, BBQ Pulled Shreds, or Sante Fe Good Stuffs.

There are a few different ways to enter and the more times you enter, the better your chances of winning! To enter the giveaway: 

1. Become a follower of The Odd Couple Eats with your Google Account, then leave a comment on this post telling me you did so.

2. "Like" The Odd Couple Eats on Facebook, then leave a comment on this post telling me you did so.

3. Write a post about my giveaway on your blog or website and link back to this post, then leave a comment on this post and include the link to your site.  

4. NEW WAY TO ENTER: Follow @OddCoupleEats on Twitter, then leave a comment on this post telling me you did so!

*The comment you leave on this post is your official entry, so don't forget that step.* If you already follow me on Google and/or Facebook, don't fret! You can still enter by leaving a comment on this post for each way that you follow me. This contest is open to everyone and I will mail the coupons internationally if you don't live in the U.S. I'm spreadin' the love worldwide!

Entries are due by 12:00am EDT on Tuesday, 9/13/2011. I will then pick a random winner  on Tuesday, 9/13/2011 and announce it here on The Odd Couple Eats. If you enter, be sure to check back that day to see if you won!

Good luck everyone!

***UPDATE: The giveaway is officially closed. Congratulations to Andrea!***


  1. Just starting following your blog recently, and I just love it! I am a vegan and my husband is not, so your blog has been very helpful. Thanks!

  2. Hey, just found this contest through The PPK. I'm always happy to help out a fellow vegan, blogger, and PPKer! :D

  3. Hello Fellow PPKer:

    There wasn't a spot for me to follow the blog, but I will once it is there. I'll also complete #2 and #3 from home this weekend.

    Great start to the blog! My co-worker and I just tested each other on the dirty dozen and clean 15.

  4. I've never tried the Gardien products. They're never on sale when I go to Whole Foods. Everyone raves about how good they are though.

  5. I've got you now on Facebook and Twitter! :)

  6. I have subscribed to your blog using my google reader (I hope that counts)!

    By the way, I found this from the PPK. (:

  7. I'm following you on facebook and twitter, too. Woohoo : )!

  8. I'm following you on Google and liked you on Facebook =]

  9. I followed you on twitter! I love Gardein crispy tenders. They have been the start of many a meal.

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  11. *And* I added you to my google reader. Yay new vegan blogs to follow!