Giveaway - Cooking Planit Spice Giveaway LIVE!


[THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED: Congrats to Christopher S. for winning!] IT'S LIVE! I hope you had kept today on your radar for the launch of my super awesome Cooking Planit spice giveaway. Courtesy of Cooking Planit and Spices Inc., I happily get to give away to one of you lucky readers a spice set of 26 of the most commonly used spices (retail value: $100+). As you may already know, there were 49 other bloggers given this opportunity which gave you more chances to win. The full list below shows you whose contests are still up and running.

Much Ado About Fooding's contest period is March 26 - April 1. I'll be announcing the winner (randomly chosen through the Rafflecopter program) on April 2nd. The more ways through which you participate, the more chances you have to win a newly stocked spice pantry! The winner will be contacted once chosen and must respond within 48 hours with the proper information to receive the prize which will be shipped out to the winner by the giveaway sponsor. This means that anyone in the U.S. can win so don't be afraid to enter!

So what's in this fabulous free set? Check out the spread:
  1. Ground Cumin
  2. Basil
  3. Saigon Cinnamon
  4. Bay Leaves
  5. Smoked Paprika
  6. Thyme
  7. Garlic Powder
  8. Mediterranean Oregano
  9. Onion Powder
  10. Rosemary
  11. Nutmeg Powder
  12. Red Pepper Flakes
  13. Coriander Powder
  14. Cayenne Pepper
  15. Ground Cloves
  16. Chinese Five Spice
  17. Turmeric
  18. Curry Powder
  19. Yellow Mustard
  20. Pennsylvania Pepper
  21. Cardamon Powder
  22. Cajun Seasoning
  23. Allspice Powder
  24. Hill Country Chili Powder
  25. Ginger Root Powder
  26. Manzanillo Mexico Seasoning

So what is Cooking Planit? It's an app that walks you step by step while cooking. This includes prompting of when to prep a certain ingredient and when to start another while notifying of when a third may be already done. It helps with pre-planning, shopping, and even cooking by keeping you on track and not wasting time. Whether you don't have enough time in the day to think of all of these things or you are just looking for ways to hack your meal making, Cooking Planit works to have your bases covered and has been awarded by Toque Magazine in 2012 with the Best Food App Award for Best Cooking.


You have multiple ways to participate in this giveaway - via Facebook, Twitter, and commenting on the blog post itself. I highly encourage you not only to enter my contest but the other contests that are also happening as well. You should definitely also invite your friends and family to participate in this contest because it really is a swell deal, isn't it?

2013 Cooking Planit Spice Giveaway Participants

Start Stop Flight 1 Flight 2
1 3/6/13 3/12/13 Sophistishe Field and Feast
2 3/7/13 3/13/13 The Wicked Noodle The Cooking Planit Blog
3 3/8/13 3/14/13 The Aliso Kitchen Slow Down & Savor
4 3/9/13 3/15/13 Chicago Foodie Sisters Jessiker Bakes
5 3/10/13 3/16/13 My Happily Ever After the End The Food Yenta
6 3/11/13 3/17/13 Notes From Maggie’s Farm Food Fash
7 3/12/13 3/18/13 My Kitchen Addictions What Jew Wanna Eat
8 3/13/13 3/19/13 Bite Sized Blog Nicole’s Nickels
9 3/14/13 3/20/13 A Busy Mom of Two Food Squeeze
10 3/15/13 3/21/13 Kasey’s Kitchen Kitchen Concoctions
11 3/16/13 3/22/13 Daily Ups & Pounds Lisa Cooking
12 3/17/13 3/23/13 Ditch the Box Huppie Mama
13 3/18/13 3/24/13 Hungry Hutch Food Fetish
14 3/19/13 3/25/13 Cook the Blog Three Diets One Dinner
15 3/20/13 3/26/13 Sugarfoot Eats Gear Live
16 3/21/13 3/27/13 CopyKat Recipes Mouthy Housewives
17 3/22/13 3/28/13 Burnt Apple The Butterfly Mom
18 3/23/13 3/29/13 The Mama Report Ancestral Chef
19 3/24/13 3/30/13 A Food Centric Life We Like To Cook
20 3/25/13 3/31/13 Dixie Chik Cooks Baby Boomster
21 3/26/13 4/1/13 Unorganized Mommy of Three Much Ado About Fooding
22 3/27/13 4/2/13 The Staten Island Family The Primlani Kitichen
23 3/28/13 4/3/13 Mother Would Know California Country Gal
24 3/29/13 4/4/13 Yi Reservation NY Foodgasm
25 3/30/13 4/5/13 ME Redone Creative Cullinary

Cooking Planit Spice Giveaway on Much Ado About Fooding

Photography courtesy of Emily Wilson, eChef for Cooking Planit.

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77 comments

  1. I'm gonna cook some really yummy meatballs and sauce from scratch!

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  2. I'm going to make a peanut curry pizza -- coconut rice on the pizza dough, broccoli and Thai peanut curry sauce
    topped with fried tofu and peanuts!

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    1. Completely didn't know you cooked a lot Tim - that sounds divine, especially since I LOVE curry!

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  3. I'm going to make chicken tikka masala

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    1. Where's the "like" button on comments? =] Nice choice!

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    1. Melted cheese sounds so good right now.

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  5. I've never cooked with cardamom before and would like to find a recipe to use that in.

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    1. Me neither! Maybe I'll have to do a Test Kitchen with it and we can exchange recipes =]

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  6. Something vegan and Indian. These look amazing!

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    1. Oo maybe a tofu-substituted saag paneer...mmm...

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  7. Spicy enchiladas with cumin and red pepper.

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    1. That sounds so tasty. Sounds like you'll need a lot of red pepper if you're a heat-seeker!

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  8. ooooh !!! i want spices to try with ! :D

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  9. With lots of spices to work with I'd make something Tex Mex!
    bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

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    1. Would you do it from scratch? Ooey gooey Tex Mex-ness?

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  10. I would really like to try the Pennsylvania Pepper because it sounds...interesting? I never knew it was a thing and I like peppers in general.

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    1. The full description can be found at http://www.spicesinc.com/p-440-pennsylvania-pepper.aspx

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  11. Cinnamon pull apart bread!
    mcfallsk8er(at)aim(dot)com

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    1. That sounds fantastic. You'll have to share that recipe with me some day ;]

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  12. I like mexican so I'll probably try some mexican dish

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  13. make up a fresh batch of bbq spice for some chicken

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  14. I will probably make some perfectly spiced tofuballs and serve them up with homemade spiced marinara sauce and some spaghetti squash!

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    1. Mmm...a vegetarian's delicious rendition of spaghetti and meatballs. Would love to see pictures =]

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  15. I would love to make honey sesame chicken with the red pepper flakes!~

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    1. Nice! Add some spiciness to that sweetness!

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  16. Maybe a cinnamon creme brûlée or a souffle. A chicken curry could be tasty too.

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    1. Ooo very different styles. It sounds like you cook a lot =]

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  17. A vegan "eggs" benedict brunch!

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    1. Any sentence with "brunch" in it is pretty much a win (unless it says you don't like brunch...).

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  18. I would use a lot of these in my homemade pasta sauce(s).

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  19. I'd make some rosemary potatoes!

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  20. I'm just excited to build my spice collection! I've been intrigued by Moroccan dishes lately... perhaps I'll attempt a chicken tagine. :3

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  21. I would make a fettucine alfredo with ham.

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  22. I would bake many muffins!

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    1. Would you use exotic flavors then? There are so many spices in the set!

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  23. I'm not familiar with the Manzanillo Mexico Seasoning so I'd like to try it. Perhaps in chile?
    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

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    1. Here's a link to all that is in it - http://www.spicesinc.com/p-324-manzanillo-mexican-seasoning.aspx. Hope that helps! Thanks for entering =]

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  24. First thing I will make is a big pot of chili

    ronaleeduncan{at}aol{dot}com

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    1. Oo I haven't made chili before but I've been so curious. Any cool tips you've got for it?

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  25. i will likely make a pulled pork or a pasta salad.

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  26. What a fantastic giveaway. the first thing I'll use would be thyme and rosemary...to make some red wine beef stew. :)

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

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  27. Vegan Potato Curry! Uses curry, cumin and lots of other spices!
    JenniferAnne74 @ aol.com

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    1. You'll definitely need a whole lotta spices for a curry =]

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  28. I'd like to try making bbq. I'm not the griller in the family, but I suppose having these spices will at least be a good start.

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    1. At the very least you can be the family marinater...in exchange for grilling tips ;]

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  29. I'll make some turkey chili!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

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    1. Ah - how much does it change a chili's taste to use turkey instead?

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  30. I am going to make many South Indian dishes with it - starting with a spicy mutton vindaloo curry and a mutton biryani! Thanks for a fantastic giveaway!

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    1. OH MY GOODNESS - that sounds fantastic! Share the recipe ;]

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  31. sage, hoomemade stuffing for mushrooms !!!

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  32. I would make a dry rub for a pot roast.

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  33. i would make something w/ the chinese five spice. i saw a recipe once that called for it but i had no clue (beginner cook) so i didn't make it. but if i won, i will definitely try to make it with that spice.

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    1. I had my first experience cooking with it a little bit ago and did a super simple recipe which you can find at http://www.muchadoaboutfooding.com/2013/02/test-kitchen-chinese-five-spice-tofu.html. =] I'd be excited to see what you'd do with five spice if you won!

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