I have never been more excited about a giveaway because the prizes this time are simply THE Most Uniquely Delicious Gourmet Preserves in this entire world. No, Universe! (And 4 winners will be picked!)

Wild Blueberries + Merlot = ??

Strawberries + Basil = ??

After reading my review on Food for Thought products, their incredibly awesome sales director got in touch with me to thank me for the review…and soon enough, we got talking about a giveaway for Lucky Taste Buds readers!! woohoo!! *drool*

To refresh your memory, Food For Thought is a Michigan-based company founded by an ex-human relief worker who served for years in war torn regions of the world.

Through his experiences, founder Timothy F. Young realized that he couldn’t go home and simply be “another naïve member of the mass consumer market in the West that wallows in an indulgence of anonymous consumption, blind to the connection between how we choose to eat and others ability to simply live.

Timothy came back to America and built a company upon these exact values and beliefs. If you work for his company, you get PAID to volunteer at a non-profit organization!

Low and Behold…my Favorite Giveaway(s) EVER.

These jams aren’t even sold in grocery stores, so if you want to try some flavor combos that will blow your taste buds’ little minds, you’ll want to enter this giveaway.

Who gets to win? FOUR lucky winners! 4!! That’s insanely good odds no?

Prize? Each person will win TWO full jars of Food For Thought organic preserves shipped to your door. In your box will be:

–       Organic Fair Trade Strawberry Basil Preserves

–       Organic Fair Trade Wild Blueberry Merlot Preserves

How to win?

3 Winners will be selected at random. 1 winner will get to win based on the creativity of the recipe submitted:

Mandatory Entry: Please visit the Food For Thought website and let me know what specific product has a flavor combo that blows your mind and why.

Recipe Entry: Please post a recipe using less than 5 ingredients and including a Food For Thought Product below (see below vegan overnight oats example if you have questions).

All the other ways you can win by spreading Food For Thought’s great name!! (+1 entry each)

  • Blog about the giveaway with a link back to this post
  • Convince a friend to enter this giveaway and let them know to drop your name when they enter as well.
  • Twitter about the giveaway with the following “@luckytastebuds Check out a 4 winner giveaway for insanely delicious strawberry basil and blueberry merlot preserves!” with a link back to this post.

Make sure you leave a comment for every additional entry you’ve fulfilled so I can enter you in the draw! There’s no limit to how many times you can plug this, so keep goin’!

Giveaway ends Monday May 24th, 2010 at midnight CT.

THANK YOU Food For Thought!!!


*Vegan Overnight Oats with Blueberry Lavender Preserves*

When it comes to breakfasts, Angela has continued to inspire me with her creations. Enter vegan overnight oats. The addition of chia seeds creates the creamy texture that the non-vegan version has by using thick greek yogurt. Here is my slightly modified, 5 ingredient version:


  • 1/3 cup regular oats
  • 1 cup plain almond milk
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds

Simply throw everything into a bowl and refrigerate overnight. In the morning, I layered my oats with:

1 defrosted spotty banana (sliced thin) + Food for Thought Blueberry Lavender Preserves

My Review: VOO was an excellent change of pace from hot oatmeal during the warmer summer days. I loved the creamy yet chewy consistency of the oats that were ALMOST pudding-like thanks to the chia seeds! With greek yogurt, overnight oats tend to be more sticky and tart, so it was fun to really experience the more earthy flavor of oats from the vegan version. Because the oats were such a great “canvas” to decorate, the blueberry lavender preserves and banana had a chance to shine!