Blog Updates and A Giveaway {Plan to Eat}

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UPDATED May 1st, 2013

Two Winners Selected via Random Number Generator. Giveaway now CLOSED. Thanks!


Hi Everyone!

For those of you who subscribe to my recipes by email, please accept my apologies for that duplicate email early last week. I am pretty sure that the Tamarind Limeade went out twice to most, if not all of you.

In addition, these utterly delicious Thai Spiced Cashews didn’t go out at all. So, if you missed them and want an easy and flavorful way to snack on cashews, make sure to check it out.

Some other big news is that I added four new categories (the Category drop down is on the right side bar underneath the Blogher Ad) to the Recipe Index to make searching easier for those of you are are looking for …

Gluten Free Recipes  /  Grain Free Recipes  /  Paleo / Primal Recipes  / Leafy Greens Recipes

I hope you find these new categories useful and if you catch any mistakes, email me!


Now, onto the Giveaway from Plan to Eat.

I have been using Plan to Eat for a couple of years now for my menu planning. I mentioned them in January when I posted my Free Jump Start Weekly Meal Plan for you guys.

The team from Plan to Eat contacted me and after a couple of conversations, offered you guys a couple FREE yearly memberships. Since I use (and pay) for the service for myself, I couldn’t say no.

So, without further adieu…

We are giving away 2 free year-long subscriptions to Plan to Eat.

Throughout the entire month of April, anyone who signs up for a free 30 day trial on Plan to Eat and “friends” Everyday Maven will be entered into a drawing to win 1 free year-long subscription to Plan to Eat (If you’ve already friended me, you are in the drawing). Two winners will be drawn on May 1.

Entering is easy:


If you don’t already have an account with Plan to Eat, start your free 30 day trial here: Plan To Eat

    • After you have created your account, visit my recipes list on Plan to Eat:
    • Click on the link at the top of your browser that says “To get started, visit the Everyday Maven Recipes

That’s it. We’re friends! With our Plan to Eat friendship we can share recipes and menus. You can easily view all of the recipes featured on this blog, add them to your menu planner, and Plan to Eat will automatically create your shopping list for you.


Leave a comment letting me know where you follow and how you currently Menu Plan. 

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Joining Plan to Eat via Trial Membership is the official entry, there is no purchase necessary, void where prohibited. Two (2) winners will be chosen randomly. Prize will be provided by Plan to Eat within five (5) business days from when the winners are chosen. The contest ends Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 at 11:59 pm Pacific time. The winners will be announced on Wednesday, May 1st, via email and will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. 

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  1. says

    Generous giveaway! Don’t enter me in it because I’d know I’d never use it (my method of planning meals is to go to the supermarket – we go almost every day – and see what looks good!). But this sounds excellent for many people. Good stuff – thanks.
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    • EverydayMaven says

      I love food shopping and have always secretly wished I lived a block away from an amazing market so I could just shop everyday for what is fresh (more European Style). Maybe someday!

  2. Ruby says

    I mostly use BigOven for weekly recipe planning. But I’ve recently been trying to use Ziplist. I got that from the Lemon Bowl Blog. Also I use Grocery Gadget App for market shopping lists. I like it.

    • EverydayMaven says

      Wow, 3 services? Let me know how you like Plan to Eat and if it solves the need of all 3 to 1!

  3. Ruby says

    I’ll try it for the 30 day trial. I too find meal planning invaluable! I’m curious to see how much more invaluable Plan to Eat is. Thanks for the feedback! I love your blog btw!

  4. Ruby says

    There are many free meal planner Apps. What makes this one different? Asthetically the website looks great. But functionally doesn’t it do the same as the other free Apps?

    • EverydayMaven says

      Hi Ruby! I really like Plan to Eat b/c you can “collect” recipes from anywhere on the web OR upload from books, favorites, etc. Then you create your own meal plan based on what you want to make, not what someone else is recommended for you. The software generates a smart shopping list that you can divide up amongst stores if you shop at different stores like I do and has a pantry function so you can make sure your staples or basics are included as well. I think it’s affordable and easy to use. I have been using it for over 2 years :)