Thursday, July 29, 2010

Jeannie's Obsessions

Sabra Hummus and Stacy's Pita Chips
July 29, 2010
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A few weeks ago I went with Brett to Cosco's and bought 16 individual tubs of my favorite snack Sabra hummus.

I can eat this snack all day everyday and never get tired of it.
I also love eating it with Stacy's Pita Chips.

I started eating hummus when I was in second grade and my family and I lived just outside D.C.

On the weekend we would venture to the Pentagon City Mall which was my first real taste of what an upscale mall looked like.

My parents would buy us an array of food which would always include hummus and pita chips.

It's a snack I am always obsessed about!

John warned me about buying a Cosco size snack saying "It ends up being a race against you and your snack. All you think about is if you can finish the whole thing off before it goes bad or gets stale."

He was right!

I ate those tubs and chips like it was my job.

I am happy to report that they are all gone!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Contest Corner

Sabra Hummus “Taste Intervention” Contest

You may recall that last year I held a fun Sabra Hummus taste-testing party, along with a reader giveaway. If you enjoyed that contest, then you may want to check out Sabra’s new “Taste Intervention” campaign. You can nominate yourself or a friend who you feel is in a “Food rut” for a chance to win a trip to Turkey, a catered dinner party, or a Sabra prize pack of coupons. Click here to learn more and enter – contest ends August 1st.

Readers: Have you ever been in a “Food rut”?

Sabra Hummus are sending me complimentary product coupons to thank me for including them in my contest listings!

Supermarket Savvy

Subjunctive Soup

Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Uncompensated Product Review: Sabra Hummus

I love Mediterranean food--such things as tabouleh, falafel, baba ganoush, and shish kabobs. A real favorite of mine is hummus. Restaurant hummus at most Mediterranean places is usually fantastic no matter how lowly the restaurant. Unfortunately, when I've tried to make my own hummus (grinding chick peas is how you start) it usually tastes like ground cardboard.

Now along comes Sabra hummus. I saw their commercial for this favorite Mediterranean treat of mine on television recently. I had never seen a commercial hummus advertised on television before so I decided I'd better try it. Sabra makes their hummus (it's sort of like a dip or a spread) in various flavors. I opted for the lovely spinach and artichoke version.

Here's what I think. Sabra Hummus is definitely better than any hummus I can make. It is not as good as hummus I've had in most middle eastern restaurants. I'm guessing that's because restaurant hummus is free of preservatives and is made fresh daily, whereas Sabra's version is not. Either way, it's hummus! So, if you crave that special delicacy you could do worse than sampling Sabra's.

If you try it, let me know what you think. And just to let you know, this review of Sabra Hummus is my own personal opinion for which I received absolutely no compensation (although, Sabra, I'd love to be your spokesperson, if you're listening.) One more thing--I noticed that Sabra's website is conducting a contest for a trip to Turkey--if you're interested.

My Name is Yona Williams and I Write
July 20, 2010

Contest: Sabra Taste Intervention

There’s a national Taste Intervention contest taking place and Sabra Dipping Company is hoping to offer millions of people a chance to break free from their snacking and food ruts. Wouldn’t you like to win a trip to Turkey to attend culinary school or have Sabra’s chef Colombe Jacobson come to your home for one-on-one coaching?

Sabra wants to know your “food ruts” – like does the majority of your lunches consist of a ham sandwich or do you always snack on toast and jelly in the middle of the night? Whatever you’d like to share – Sabra (and I) would like to know.

As for me, I need to break from the wheat crackers and port wine cheese spread. As for my sweetie, he resorts to peanut butter and jelly on Saltine crackers. You can nominate yourself, friends or loved ones for the contest.


1. What are your “food ruts” – snacks and foods you find yourself continuously eating….

2. Have you ever had Sabra hummus? What’s your favorite flavor?

Answer one or both of these questions for 5 extra entries into any of my current giveaways until July 30. Also, let Sabra hear your thoughts – tweet them your answer [@sabra] using #foodrut at the end. Further details about the Taste Intervention contest can be found here.

Good luck – I hope one of my readers win the contest!

Disclosure: I will receive coupons for free Sabra hummus in exchange for spreading the word about the Taste Intervention, which I will gladly accept because their hummus is delicious! I would never suggest something that I don’t eat myself!

Frugal Grace Giveaways
July 2010

Do you know someone who needs a “Taste Intervention” in the kitchen? (ok, I’ll admit, I DO!) I never liked hummus before – the brands I’ve tried in the past were grainy and frankly, tasted like cardboard. Recently, though, a friend recently introduced me to Sabra Roasted Red Pepper Hummus and I LOVE it. I scoop it up with pita chips and feel so much better about snacking healthy these days.

So I was thrilled to learn about the new contest and give-away that Sabra brands is hosting to inspire millions of Americans to expand their food horizons!

Nominate your favorite “foodie-to-be” and they could win Sabra Chef and Taste Intervention party kits or the Grand Prize - a 1 week journey to a Mediterranean cooking school!

Watch the Sabra Taste Intervention commercial, then enter to win – or nominate a worthy friend or family member who truly needs to expand their food horizons!

Visit the newly revamped Sabra website for more info on all
the great Sabra products and recipes!

She Scribes
July 20, 2010

Exciting News!

I have REALLY exciting news that I have wanted to share with my readers since last week. Sadly, with all the work that has been done on my site I wasn’t able to post about it until now.

Some of my readers maybe have seen ads on TV or online for a new contest that Sabra is having called Sabra Taste Intervention. Here is the commercial just in case you haven’t seen it yet.

Sabra’s Taste Intervention contest encourages people to either nominate themselves or someone else who is in desperate need of “Taste Intervention”. You know you are in need of an intervention when you and your Chinese food delivery man are on a first name basis. Or when you call to order pizza and the man on the other end of the phone addresses you by name and says “The usual?”. And seriously, if you find yourself eating faux cheese from a can then that is the ultimate sign that you need to spice up your meals.

To enter all you need to do is visit the official website at

There are two options found on the “Nominate” tab. One is to nominate a friend or loved one and the other is to nominate yourself. You can either submit your entry via e-mail or Facebook. Simply write why you (or a friend) is in great need of a “Taste Intervention” and then submit it. If you need some ideas you can browse the current entries found on the site. I have read at least half of them and some of them are pretty funny.

The contest is currently in full swing and ends on August 8, 2010.

You are also allowed to vote five times per day, one vote per person. If you and a few friends enter you could vote for each other.

The grand prize is a trip to Turkey for you and a friend where you will meet up with a Sabra chef and have a culinary adventure sure to awaken your taste buds. The winner will also experience private cooking classes as well as receive food and spices shipped directly to their own so that you can create gourmet masterpieces when you return from your trip.

Second prize consists of a chef coming to your home and prepare an amazing dinner for your family and guests.

Third prize is a Sabra Taste Intervention kit complete with coupons, spices and more.

WHY is this such exciting news you might ask? It’s exciting because there are five nation wide judges final judges and I’m one of them. How COOL is that?

The first round of judging is done by popular vote (whomever gets the most votes from site visitors). The final round of voting goes to the five judges, one of which is yours truly. Move over Judge Judy… make way for Judge Kimberly! LOL!

It is such an honor to be asked to be a judge. I’m going to be included in official press releases and everything. I ♥ it!

To learn more about the contest please visit You can also learn more about Sabar products at

Sabra has offered to give THREE lucky She Scribes readers some Sabra “swag” to get you excited about the contest and to help give you a bit of a “Taste Intervention”. The prize consists of coupons for FREE Sabra products, a t-shirt and a recipe booklet.

To enter please comment on why you (or someone you know) needs a “Taste Intervention”. While you are leaving a comment here please submit it to the official Taste Intervention website and be entered to win the grand prize or one of the other prizes.

For extra entries you can do any or all of the following. Please leave a separate comment for each that you have done.

- Follow She Scribes on Twitter (@She_Scribes) and Sabra (@Sabra) and tweet to @Sabra why you are in a food rut. Please include the hashtag #foodrut. Here is an example…

@Sabra I’m in a food rut because I eat Ramen Noodles everyday @She_Scribes #foodrut

-“Like” Sabra on Facebook, Other great videos are found on the Facebook page.

- Subscribe to She Scribes (found on the right side bar).

- “Like” She Scribes on Facebook (Click Here).

This giveaway is open to US residents and will end on August 1, 2010 at 11:59 PM (EST). The winners will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winners will be contacted by e-mail and will have three days to reply with a name and mailing address (no PO Box) or a new winner will be chosen.

Other great giveaways are found under “Win It” on the right side bar.


*I was not compensated in any way for this post. I posted this information and giveaway for the benefit and enjoyment of my readers. Any opinions expressed are my own.

New Age Mama

New Age Mama
July 21, 2010

Sabra Taste Intervention

Do you know someone who needs a taste intervention? Do they eat peanut butter straight from the jar. Do they stop at McDonalds three times a day? If you know someone like this, Sabra would be the perfect solution. Their tasty hummus not only tastes great but is a healthy alternative to fattening snacks. And there are so many ways to use it, you will never get bored.

If someone you know someone who could use an intervention, Sabra wants to hear about it. Check out their website and nominate a friend or yourself. You could win a trip for two to the Mediterranean! While you're at it, make sure to check out their face book page to check out their commercials and so you can stay up to date with all the latest promotions at Sabra.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Sabra Taste Intervention

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Chef Colombe Jacobsen, a contestant on Food Network’s Next Food Network Star and host of Conscious Cooking, stirs things up in the kitchen with this no-fuss recipe for hummus chicken salad.

Hummus Chicken Salad
Serves 2
1 cup grilled chicken breast, cubed
1 tablespoon finely diced scallions
2 tablespoons diced celery
2 tablespoons diced red pepper
1 tablespoon water
½ cup Sabra hummus
Salt and pepper to taste
Combine all ingredients and stir well. Serve in a bowl of radicchio as a salad, on a sandwich, wrap, or as an appetizer with veggies, chips, or pita.

100 easy hummus inspirations
Milpitas Post Staff
Posted: 07/01/2010 09:47:36 AM PDT

Try this recipe by Chef Colombe Jacobsen, and for more ways to add some hummus to your life, check out the 100 Hummus Inspirations at

Hummus-stuffed chicken breasts

Serves 4

1/2 cup hummus

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

1 cup all-purpose flour

4 large eggs, egg whites only

1 tablespoon water

1 1/2 cups breadcrumbs or Panko

Salt and pepper to taste

1/4 cup olive oil

Place chicken in a large plastic bag and pound until 1/4 inch thick, about 8 inches long and 6 inches wide.

Lay the chicken breasts smooth side down and season with salt and pepper. Spread about 2 tablespoons of hummus on the chicken, leaving a 1/2-inch border all around.

Roll each chicken breast and wrap in aluminum foil or plastic wrap. Twist the ends like a candy wrapper and chill in the refrigerator for 45 minutes.

Heat oven to 400 degrees. Using three shallow dishes, pour the flour in one, lightly whisk the egg whites and water in the second and place the breadcrumbs in the third. Unwrap the chicken breasts and, using tongs, roll in the flour, submerge in the egg whites, and then place in the breadcrumbs, using your fingers to press the breadcrumbs so they stick.

Heat 1/4 cup olive oil in a large nonstick skillet until shimmering (about 4 minutes). Place the rolled chicken breasts in the oil, seam side down. Cook until golden, about 2 minutes on all sides. Put the chicken breasts (seam side down) in a baking dish and cook in an oven for about 15 minutes or until thermometer registers 160 degrees. Remove from oven and let sit for 5 minutes.