Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Hey everybody yeah I know I haven't been on for a while and I hope to change that soon. I've been trying out a lot of recipes and think I'll have a lot to post up for the new year. In the mean time I want to let you know about a contest that's going on for the month of December from the Better Made Snack Company in Detroit, Michigan.

I grew up eating their chips and popcorn and while I've been away from the area I've missed them a lot. If you're from the area you will know what I mean if you're not you should try some. They can be ordered on line.

Anyhow they have a cool contest going on right now where you can win a little souvenir from the company. If you are interested go to this link and enter http://bettermadesnackfoods.com/dec-contest . And if you would like to try some of their snack go here http://www.bmchips.com

 look forward to seeing you all with some new posts in 2014.

Update December 17, 2013: Received an email yesterday saying I was one of the winners for the contest. This is awesome and part of my Hometown Pride. Hopefully I can win one of the contests with the chips or popcorn as the prize, lol. But for now I'm happy with what I've won so far. Thanks, Better Made.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

This was my lunch for today. Something very simple but different from what I have been having lately. Ingredients are chicken breast, bacon, broccoli, walnuts and couscous. I also mixed in soy sauce and a little miso paste for flavor. Also in the bento I made a mix of Fuji apple chunks, raspberries and pecans. Quick, easy and tasty.

Not only does this work well as a hot meal…..

But it also works well at room temperature in a bento…..

I’ll take you through the step by step on how I made this in a later post.

Thanks for stopping by.

Itadaki masu

Friday, January 13, 2012

I’m Back

Hi everyone long time no see. I’m sorry to have been away for so long. You see I work for a very popular museum in the retail department. I began working there the summer of 2010. Within 3 months of being hired I was being trained to run one of the small stores within the complex. That training set me up for my bigger elevation in 2011 when I was given the responsibility of running a specified store to accompany the traveling exhibit on display at the museum. After that I was asked to do the same for the next traveling exhibit that arrived. You may ask well why are you tell us all of this, well this is the reason I was not blogging for so long. Sometimes life gets busier than expected and some things have to be sacrificed for the time.

Needless to say I am trying to get back into the swing of things and get back to blogging. I did continue to make bentos for my lunches every day although I just did not have the time in the mornings to always take pictures of them. The ones I did I will post up soon in my next blog post. With that said I want to let you know there are some exciting changes that are coming in my life that is going to give me the opportunity to explore more with my cooking and food exploration but I don’t want to let the cat out of the bag just yet.

I want to thank all the people who continued to follow my blog even when there was no new content for them to read, but I am back now and hope to have more for you in the near future. Please stay with me and thanks for your support.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

I use my slow cooker quite often so I was wondering how often others are using one and why? Here are just a few questions regarding slow cooker/crock pot use to help me gage how popular and versatile this appliance is. If you would like to participate please answer the questions in the comment section and thanks for your help.

Q: Do you own a slower cooker?

Q: If you own a slow cooker, how often to you use it?

Q: What have you cooked in it?

Q: What have you cooked in your slower cooker that did not turn out the way you expected?

Q: What do you like/dislike about cooking in a slow cooker?

Saturday, May 14, 2011

I wasn’t sure how I was going to start this post or what I was going to write for that matter so it took me a few days to gain my composure so that I could get the right words to paper. This post is created just to inform my loyal readers as to a development that has risen in my food blogging world. Back in March of this year I was reading one of the blogs I follow under my quilting blog and the writer was talking about using Google alerts to track possible uses or misuses of your blog posts. Now I had done searches before on the internet concerning my blog and hadn’t found any misuses of my posts or recipes so when I used Google alerts I didn’t expect to find anything.

As my readers know I’m not a trained chef, I am just someone who loves cooking and loves food in general. So my recipes are simple dishes I mostly created to help me overcome having a very small budget for groceries and very little time to cook hence the name of my blog All in Good Food a play on the term all in good fun because I like having fun with my food; cooking, eating, displaying, photographing; all the joys of a foodie.

Well here is the news readers! What I found out was that a large appliance company who I will not name in this post has taken my blog’s name. They claimed they researched the name and purchased the domain name in January of 2010, however if you have been with me from the beginning you know that I created this blog in 2009 and have been posing to it ever since then. As a matter of fact I not only have this blog here on Blogger but one of the same name on Live Journal. I created them both in my early days on blogging because I was new to blogging and wasn’t sure which company offered the best service for what I needed. So although I began posing to only one of my blogs on a regular basis I still have the two blogs.

I did contact this company at that time to inform them of the fact that my blog already was using the name All in Good Food but it wasn’t until recently that they replied to my email stating that they did research on the name and purchased the domain name back in January 2010. This company claims they did research on the name but I am the one how has the twitter name allingoodfood42, a fan page on Facebook under the name All In Good Food, a flickr account under allingoodfood42, a gmail account under allingoodfood @ gmail.com. Apparently they did not research to see if anyone was already using the name. Which is a sad commentary on the fact that big companies don’t get that fact that the food blogging world is large and should be acknowledged.

I know that my posts recently have been sporadic for various reasons but I take pride in my blog and do not want to post anything that was not worthy of being posted. If I didn’t feel the recipe I came up with or the pictures I took were ready for posting I did not post them. With that said I am here to let you know I will not be changing my blog name. The REAL All in Good Food is right here on this blog from an everyday foodie and home cook just like you.

I do have to say that I will from now on go out of my way to not buy any products from the company I mentioned above, however that is my choice that is why I will not mention the companies name. I am not here to slander anyone, I am just here to defend and hold on to my passion that I have and am working hard on. Although I do have the dream of attending a highly rated cooking school in the near future it is to hone my skills and not to become a professional.

I hope that you will continue to read my blog and support me as you have in the past.

With all my love and thanks,