Welcome to my Mother’s Day Healthy Spring Giveaway sponsored by #KitchenIQ!
When I was invited to do this giveaway, it was determined we would be calling it Healthy Spring and most of the posts are vegetarian and/or vegan – but this girl was raised around farm animals so healthy means eating chicken instead of beef or pork. Staying true to who I am – I decided on a Mother’s Day lunch of Cornish hens with rice, and my mother loved it! The giveaway is sponsored by KitchenIQ who sent me several lovely products to try out and then tell you about. They have fabulous usable products – one that has changed how we prepare food for Rocket.
As many of you already know, my health is being severely compromised at this point and if I don’t get one soon, I’m afraid of what will happen to me. That is mainly why I am changing my health habits including using the best supplements according to this reviews, this so I can boost my fitness routine.
I will show you a little later in the post. When I first started cooking, I had cheap baking sheets but figured out nice ones made all the difference. Then I learned the same about pots and pans and now I clearly see the difference in a sharp and dull blade on a knife or zester. I want to show you about all the products, but first the recipes:
Cornish Hens with Mango Avocado Salsa
2 Cornish hens washed and patted dry
3 cloves garlic
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
¼ teaspoon chili powder
¼ teaspoon cumin
Coarse salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 425F or 220C
Rub the lemon all over the chickens then slice some off and stuff into birds with garlic cloves
Drizzle olive oil over birds.
Sprinkle birds with chili powder, cumin, salt, and pepper
Place on rack in shallow baking pan.
Bake 15 minutes at 425F then turn oven down to 350F and bake for 30 minutes longer or until lightly browned and meat temp is 180F internally.
Now for the Mango Avocado Salsa.
1 small onion
2 cloves garlic
3 dashes tequila
Cut Jalapeño finely
Smash garlic cloves
Dice red onion, mango, and avocado
Toss all ingredients with lime juice and tequila.
Serve immediately – with chicken, or crab, or shrimp!
Now you have the Cornish hens and the salsa so make yourself some sticky rice and place all on a platter – then enjoy a lovely Mother’s Day Lunch!
Just look at this wonderful prize package! See that red long piece? That’s the Pizza Cutter Sharpener that I am about to tell you about.
The Prize Package is
Pizza Wheel Sharpener: $14.99
Container Grater: $39.99
Better Zester: $14.99
Ceramic Edge Electric Knife Sharpener: $99.99
Manual Adjustable Knife Sharpener: $39.99
KitchenIQ is a great company that gave me several items to try out – my favorite? The Pizza Cutter sharpener, have you heard of one? I had not: This thing works like crazy! I could not believe it would make a difference in cutting pizza but it cut like warm buttah. Seriously! In fact, if you are a young mother (or grandmother like me) you have seen one of these
used to cut up children’s sandwiches and pizza pieces and they work well but cleaning them is horrible! All you need to do is sharpen up that pizza cutter and cut kids or older adults’ fruit, pizza, sandwiches, toast, bacon, ham – whatever you have, this thing will slice right through it. This pizza cutter is 9 years old too!
I got a zester too – I have never had any luck with one, they were just never sharp enough but this one is! It catches what you are zesting into a little vessel in the back where it even measures for you.
One other item – see this? It is a manual scissor and knife sharpener and it not only sharpens regular scissor it sharpens LEFT-HANDED scissors too! And, who do you know that is left-handed? ME!!
I love this company and I hope you will try to win this fabulous package of products from them totally over $200 retail. $200!! Get crackin’ – Happy Mother’s Day and good luck!! Just follow the Rafflecopter rules and you too could be sharpening everything in your house very soon!
Check out how many times and way you can enter!
Now, Check out my friend’s fabulous #HealthySpring recipes!
1.Kelli of Kelli’s Kitchen – Cornish Hens with Mango Avocado Chutney.
2. Liz of That Skinny Chick Can Bake – Quinoa Salad with Roasted Vegetables
3. Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic – Farro with Dried Cranberries and Pistachios
4. Samantha of The Little Ferraro Kitchen – Spring Risotto with Leeks, Spinach and Peas
5. Shanna of Pineapple and Coconut – Fresh Pineapple, Avocado and Pea Shoot Salad
6. Marnely of Cooking with Books – Hearty Spring Quinoa Salad
And………..I am partying at Weekend Potluck today!
What a gorgeous dish, Kelli!!! I’d love this for Mother’s Day!!!
PS. Fingers crossed for you today 🙂
Thank you! I thought it was very colorful – of course your dishes are perfect every time so I’m taking this as a high compliment! Thanks for the encouragement and crossed fingers!
I love cooking fresh veggies and chicken on the grill!
We love cornish hens here!! Beautiful dish Kelli!
Thank you so much! I’m headed over to you place soon – Can’t wait to see your wonderful dish!
This looks amazing! I’m definitely going to have to try it.
I love lemon-garlic chicken. It’s healthy and amazing.
It is healthy and was so delicious – Rocket eat an entire chicken by himself!
You are a farm girl after my own heart! Beautiful and healthy dish, Kelli. Hope you have a great day on Sunday.
Thank you! I hope you get to celebrate with your mom!
My healthy dish is brussels sprouts slaw salad.
YUM! That shoulds delicious!
Salads, salads, and more salads. Accompanied by MEAT of course!! HAHA!!
Of course! 🙂
Thank you so much for your generosity.
I like avocado recipes. It’s one of my favorite foods.
Thank you – It’s one of mine as well!
I’m so glad you posted this recipe. It has been years since I cooked Cornish Hens! Guess what is on my grocery list now!!
Choc Chip Uru
Avocados are underrated in salsa, we use it all the time 🙂
Love the addition of mangoes!
Choc Chip Uru
Thank you! The Mangoes made it taste extra wonderful!
Kelli this is fabulous. I love cornish hens. We used to eat them all the time. This is such a great recipe. I tend to be like you, healthy to me is usually a little less red meat.
I wish I could be as disciplined as most people, maybe even be vegan, but I am just not that highly evolved I guess! 🙂
Hummus! Love it.