Can’t Miss the Freebies!

26 Jan

Happy Wednesday!! Before you know it weekend is around the corner!

Today was such a good day because: our department provided FREE LUNCH from Chipotle! As a typical thrift Asian, I wouldn’t want to miss this!

But I still keep everything as primal/paleo as possibleno rice, beans, tortilla and soybean oil.

After reading Nom Nom Paleo’s Chipotle post, I opted for Salad bowl with carnitas (the only meat that’s not cooked in soybean oil) with mild tomato salsa, sour cream on side (company didn’t cover guacamole..FAIL). So I got my veggies, protein and some fat.

Apparently they were super stingy on the sour cream!

Good thing I prepared my Coconut Milk Dressing. Got my healthy fat intake!

Benefit of free lunch?

I could have my packed lunch as my breakfast instead! 😀

The beauty of eating Primal= There’s almost no difference between lunch/dinner/breakfast anymore! 😀

Except when I made this Almond Pancake

Slathered with cheese spread

Not paleo/primal standard but hey gotta loosen up a bit sometimes!

I love this Président brand! It’s from France and cheaper than Laughing Cow. It’s not that salty and very mild taste. My wallet and I surely love it!

I admit, I do miss this ever since I’ve gone Primal – no bread, crackers etc. But my Almond Pancake surely could satisfy my cravings of any gluten/grain stuff.

Anyway, remember the chicken dish I made on Sunday?

I “re-purposed” it to become “quiche” = b-fast food!

Super easy, just add one beaten egg and bake for 20 mins in oven 350°F.

So no need to get sick of eating same thing over and over. Vary it a bit! 😀

Also in this b-fast I had today – topped with the sauce from the Indonesian Beef Stew – YUM! Plus the last drop of Unsweetened Almond Breeze.

Freebies from iHerb!!

Artisana Raw Coconut Butter and Artisana Raw Cacao Bliss.

I’ve heard sooo much raves about coconut butter and when I saw iHerb provided these samples (just need to pay shipping) I instantly ordered them!

Btw, for first time shopper, use my promo code SUT585 to save $5.00! Now go and get your free sample of Coconut butter from iHerb. 😀

Or if you want to get a big jar of it, Katie is having Coconut butter giveaway!

iHerb also included Madre-C sample.

mix it in warm water

stir and enjoy!

Perfect timing! So many people sick at work now and I have to boost up my Vit C! Figuratively speaking, I was breathing germs in and out at the office for 8 hours- 5 working days!! Ugh, bless my immune system! I know Leashieloo and Jessica catch a cold. Hang in there, girls!

Do you differentiate your food for breakfast/lunch/dinner?
I used to, but not anymore 🙂

Favorite cheese spread?

Have you received any freebies?
Compared to other food bloggers, I don’t think I’ve received as many freebies as them. But I don’t sweat it though it feels nice to receive free stuff.hehe..especially food related.


Posted by on January 26, 2011 in food, review


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14 responses to “Can’t Miss the Freebies!

  1. math games

    February 5, 2011 at 3:04 pm


  2. dianacheung

    February 2, 2011 at 6:17 am

    ps. I eat anything I want at any time now!! oatmeal for dinner? fine by me!

  3. dianacheung

    February 2, 2011 at 6:16 am

    hell yeah I love freebies!! BTW your blog makes me drool. Whenever I come to catch up on your blog I’m so stunned at all the delicious asian sauces/soups/dishes you make!! And the coconut butter is good but i feel like I like my nut butters more!

    • Jos

      February 2, 2011 at 12:50 pm

      Thanks! Glad you enjoy it! I agree with you..I think nut butters still win me over coconut butter.

  4. Kath (Eating for Living)

    January 28, 2011 at 5:50 am

    I don’t differentiate among meals so much. Usually I don’t eat breakfast, and if I do it’s mostly a piece of fruit and grilled chicken. But sometimes I have that just later in the day. So no. 😉

  5. Ameena

    January 27, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    I just had Chipotle last night – their guacamole is the entire reason I keep heading back there.

    I don’t get free stuff anymore, mostly because I refuse it. I won’t bore you with my reasons for not accepting things anymore!!

  6. Hayley

    January 27, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    I wish I got freebies- especially in the form of coconut butter 🙂 But really, in order to get lots of blog-related free stuff, you need to be a “bigger” blogger than I would ever want to be. There is too much pressure in the spotlight! I would rather remain somewhat anonymous and just pay for my own stuff, thankyouverymuch 🙂

  7. leashieloo

    January 27, 2011 at 8:19 am

    I hope you don’t get sick, everyone in my office is sniffling so I’m definitely pointing my finger at them for my condition! At least this hasn’t affected my appetite, I could REALLY go for some of that Chipotle ❤

    • Jos

      January 27, 2011 at 12:32 pm

      Definitely I’d point my fingers to all my sick co workers if I also got sick in the end. Hope you feel better soon!

  8. jqlee

    January 27, 2011 at 8:16 am

    thanks for the well wishes! i was MISERABLE last night but it’s better this morning. i’m still working from home though.

    you have become sooo creative with your cooking!! thats awesome. i might have pissed the post on why you decided to go primal – i’ll have to go back and reread! i read about this diet before, just kind of a glance at it when it was a big newspaper but i kinda forgot what its all about. seems “all natural” though which is good.

    i always get a salad bowl from chipotle – veggie salad with peppers, black beans salas and guac. DELISH!!

    • Jos

      January 27, 2011 at 12:32 pm

      Aw, that still have to work even when you’re sick. Do you get paid to work from home?

      Thanks for the complement. After going primal I do cook a lot more often but at the same time it makes me become more creative on how to prepare and plan the food. Actually I haven’t really posted about why I decided to go primal, maybe sometime later.

  9. lequan

    January 26, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    I keep reading about how great coconut butter is, but have yet to try it. Thanks for sharing that promo code Jos.
    I differentiate between my meals, but lunch and dinner is almost the same to me, especially if we’re eating Chinese food. Favorite cheese spread is probably laughing cow.

    • Jos

      January 27, 2011 at 12:29 pm

      You’re welcome. Enjoy 🙂


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