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Everyone has some sort of resolution for the New Year, whether or not they admit it to themselves or others.

I always have something I vow to do or focus on, but I try not to make it so strict that I set myself up for failure.  In the spirit of community, I’m going to share my 2011 Goals with you (that’s what I call them), and then, I’m giving away FREE STUFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Consider it a late Holiday present from me to you, okay?

2011 Goals

1. Keep Boxing. 

 I have been working with my awesome boxing coach, Neil, for almost 3 months now, and it’s changed my life. Seriously.  I of course have more energy, I’m more accountable for working out when I’m not there with him, and I love learning a new skill that I can use (god forbid…) and that sculpts my tush at the same time! That’s what I call making my money work for me!

2. Cook More.

I have been getting more into food writing (mostly for Seattle Weekly, at the expense of posting here on the blog), rather than being in the kitchen so much.  My goal is to cook something new every couple of weeks, to continue growing my range of regular items in my house that I can eat on the fly and still afford to keep the lights on.

3. Make Videos.

Besides just typing and sharing non-recipes with you, my faithful 3 readers, I’d like to actually show you what I’m talking about, giving easy videos you can watch time and again, instead of forcing you to read things. First I have to find my FlipCam….I know it’s around here somewhere!

So, that’s what I’m working on…what about you?  (and here’s where the giveaway comes in…..)

New Year Food Resolution Giveaway!

In the spirit of helping us stay on track with any food related resolutions you might have (try something new, eat healthier, eat breakfast everyday, get adventurous, whatever!), Starbucks has generously offered to make it fun for you, for A WHOLE WEEK!

Choose from two delicious flavors: Bacon, Egg & Gouda and the new Veggie, Egg & Monterey Jack. These sandwiches are a perfect companion to your morning cup of joe.  Tell me this doesn’t sound good:

The new Veggie, Egg & Monterey Jack Artisan Breakfast Sandwich is an egg omelet with fire-roasted green and red peppers and diced onion topped with melted Monterey Jack cheese nestled in a hand-scored, oven-toasted artisan roll.  (the roll is kind of like Cibatta which I love because it’s a little squishy and a little sour….yum!)

Want to win?! Of coures you do, you have a pulse, right?!

Here’s the deal: Starbucks is giving me three (3) gift cards that I can give away that are each worth $25.00!   (enough to buy you breakfast for a week! Well, this week anyway, read below!)  Yes.It’s true.

This week from January 4-10th, any Breakfast Sandwiches is just $2 when you purchase any handcrafted beverage (that means any drink that’s made and poured behind the counter).

Here’s how to enter:

  1. Leave a comment on this blog post any time this week (1/3/11 – 1/7/11) telling me what your 2011 goal is (food related or not), and which breakfast sandwich you’d like to try.
  2. All valid entries received* will be put in a random drawing on 1/10/11 and 3 people will be chosen.  They have 48 hours to respond, otherwise another lucky winner will be drawn!


Curious about how healthy this actually is? I was:

Veggie, Egg & Monterey Jack  


Serving Size
1 Sandwich
Amount Per Serving
Calories 350
Calories from Fat 160
Total Fat 18g; 28%
Saturated Fat 7g; 35%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 170mg; 57%
Sodium 610mg; 25%
Carbohydrate 31g; 10%
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 1g
Protein 17g
Vitamin A 15%
Vitamin C 40%
Calcium 30%
Iron 15%


*Valid entries are: received between 9:01am PST on 1/3/11 and 11:59pm PST 1/7/11, and comply with all entry requirements above.  No one related to Siiri Sampson or being employed by can enter.
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