Glass Dharma Giveaway

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*waves hello*

I had such a ball reading your comments in my post on foods you loved as a kid. I think I added about 50 more to my list after reading yours. I can’t believe some of us ate the same things- like sugar sandwiches!?! ;)  I think kids lose their teeth for a reason…

Looky who finally got some snow…

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Comfort food coming right up…!

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Rotini Tomato Pasta with 3 Minute Vegan Parmesan Cheese

I am not a huge pasta fan, but once in a while I do get a craving for it. One thing I have not had since going vegan is Parmesan Cheese. I was excited to find out that making a vegan version is really simple and involves just three ingredients and takes less than 5 minutes! The recipe I used is from Veg Family.

Vegan Parmesan Cheese ingredients:

Directions: Toast sesame seeds until lightly browned and then throw all ingredients into a blender. Process for 30-60 seconds. Enjoy your vegan parmesan cheese!

[Recipe Source]

I cannot even tell you how excited I am over this!!!

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It didn’t taste exactly like Parmesan cheese, but I loved it just the same. It made the pasta come alive! I can already see myself sprinkling this on soups, casseroles, lasagna, etc. YUM!

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With pita wedges:

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You will not regret making this…trust me on this one!

Eric LOVED it…said he liked it just as much, if not more than Parmesan.

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 More exciting things…

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David Leonhardt from Glass Dharma recently sent me some of his hand-made glass straws to review. I was really excited to try out these straws given how many Green Monsters and juices that I drink each week.

Hello, my name is David Leonhardt.

I’ve been a lampworker (glassblower) for over 10 years. My wife, Gail & I recently moved from the Sacramento, CA area, to our dream of living on the Mendocino Coast. 

I started doing some work for a local glass shop in town and noticed that the owner had glass drinking straws for sale. I had never heard of these before and I am always intrigued by something made out of glass that I hadn’t thought of.  I was struck by the unique elegance in such a simple item. 

I immediately recognized that here was a partial solution to our “plastics problem”.  Now, granted, there are a lot more plastics in our world than just drinking straws, but bear with me a minute and let me put things in perspective … As of March 2008, McDonald’s serves an average of 52 million meals PER DAY!  (Per their website) How many of those served do you think were given a plastic straw?  I hope it is becoming obvious just how big of a problem these pesky little plastic straws can be.  Remember, this is just from McDonalds!! 

Crazy, eh?

Nothing makes me more happy than seeing people follow their dreams! Rock on David.

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Today I would like to review the Beautiful Bend Glass Dharma Straw.

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In the juice: 1 pear, 1 carrot, 1 cuke, 1 piece ginger…down (up?) the tube!

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My review:

I fell in love with the straws as soon as I saw them. They give such a fun elegance to any drink and it made my juice experience really fun. The best part about the straws is that David offers a Lifetime Guarantee Against Breakage which makes the straws risk free. They are also dishwasher safe, which is nice, because we all do enough dishes! I think these straws would make a unique gift for yourself or a loved one- maybe a Green Monster lover, perhaps?

Would you like a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Glass Dharma???

Simply leave one comment below. Open to CAD or US residents only please. Contest ends Thursday Feb. 25th at 8am EST! Goodluck!!

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Size Healthy around the blog world:

Glo Bakery:

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It’s Hockey Night In Canada!!!!!!

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Morgan @ Healthy Happy Place February 23, 2010

I’ve seen these straws all over the blog world and I’d love to try them!

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Katelyn February 23, 2010

Those straws are so cool! I have been intrigued ever since I first saw them in the blog world.

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Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday February 23, 2010

I would love love love to win a gift certificate. That straw is soo cool.

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Carla February 23, 2010

Angela, I have a major thing for kitchen gadgets as well as smoothies and Green Monsters. The gift certificate from Glass Dharma would be exceptionally amazing for me! :) Almost as amazing as the Glo Bars I just received… delish!

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Mel February 23, 2010

What a neat idea–glass straws!
I’m wondering how your parm compares to the supermarket vegan parm sold in the shaker. I forget what kind we have, but it has a green label.

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Christina February 23, 2010

That pasta looks so delicious!
Those straws are very cool and I would love to try one out!

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Hillary B February 23, 2010

those straws are SO COOL! I would love to win! Also I am def. going to try that vegan parm cheese!

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Kris February 23, 2010

I have never heard of a glass straw! That is so cool! Love it!!

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Lisa (bakebikeblog) February 23, 2010

I am definitely going to give this parmesan ‘cheese’ a try – what a great idea! I just need to find nutritional yeast in Aust!

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Stacy February 23, 2010

I am soooo happy to be at work on the west coast right now and not snowed in at home on the east coast!

I must go through 10 straws a day… I drink everything through a straw, even coffee. Glass straws are such a great idea!

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Carolyn February 23, 2010

I want one!!

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page February 23, 2010

i would love to have one of these glass straws!!
i enjoy many a green monster and i love to drink them with straws. i almost always think of the waste i am contributing with my straws and wish they were recyclable or there was another option. i would use that $25 to get myself a glass straw and further reduce my carbon footprint. hey, every little bit helps!!

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maren February 23, 2010

would love to win the glass straws!! my shakes would be all the better :)

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Janna (Just Flourishing) February 23, 2010

Oh boo snow!

Would love to try out glass straws! Question – can they be hand washed? I don’t have a dishwasher!

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Jen B February 23, 2010

I’ve NEVER see anything like that! Did it get cold?!

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Jade February 23, 2010

What an awesome idea! I know that corn straws have been developed that may be composted, but reusing straws is an even better method to reduce waste!

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Jackie February 23, 2010

I would love to try those! I have very sensitive teeth and I use a straw for everything I drink.

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Jenny (Green Food Diaries) February 23, 2010

wow, i never realized all those straws from fast food restaurants must add up… this is great.

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ikkinlala February 23, 2010

Those straws look great!

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Angie (Losing It and Loving It) February 23, 2010

Love the glass straw! I have hard plastic ones that I reuse all the time but this would be even better. His prices are so affordable.

The vegan parm sounds good!

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Jenny February 23, 2010

I love straws! Everything just goes down so much smoother :)

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Angi February 23, 2010

Those are so cool! I am a straw user and I think this would be a great way to reduce the amount of waste I create by using plastic straws!

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Emily February 23, 2010

Such a chic way to have fun with Green Monsters! I want some!

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Annie February 23, 2010

Carlos (my cat) asked me to request Sketchie pics, lol

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Elizabeth February 23, 2010

I love these glass straws, and I love hearing about people livin’ the dream. :) Thanks for the chance to win.

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Emily February 23, 2010

What a fun idea! :)

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Kate February 23, 2010

Glass straws! I’ heard of metal ones, but glass seems brilliant. So eco-friendly.

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Brooke February 23, 2010

A glass straw? What a fabulous idea!! I <3 it!

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Hilary February 23, 2010

i absolutely MUST use a straw to drink my green monsters, and i hate wasting so many plastic ones! i’d been wondering about reusable straws that weren’t plastic, but had never heard of these glass ones. amazing idea!

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Meg February 23, 2010

I’ve been wanting to try the stainless steel straws like Tina uses on Carrots and Cake, but I think the glass ones may be prettier! I’d love to try them!

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Gina G February 23, 2010

those straws are so neat! love them =)

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britt February 23, 2010

i’m drinking a green monster as i type this and would love to drink it through a glass straw! i love the idea of glass straws because regular straws seem so wasteful so i never buy them.

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Lindsay Perrone (goodiesgalore) February 23, 2010

meeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!

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Laura February 23, 2010

I was just looking on amazon for either glass or metal straws….hoping I will win the gift certificate to be able to purchase one!!

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Mallory February 23, 2010

wow, how cool is his story?!?

would LOVE to win this one :)

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Kristina February 23, 2010

I have wanted a glass straw for a couple years now…

and I think tonight I may try your “parm” cheese !! :)

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jean February 23, 2010

I would love to drink my smoothies with this straw!!!!!

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Laura E February 23, 2010

Thanks so much for the opportunity! I would love to have those straws!

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Jennie February 23, 2010

I’d love to win a glass straw! They’re so pretty!

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Susan February 23, 2010

oh my gosh! i’ve been dying for glass straws. I hope I win! :)

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