Saturday, August 27, 2011

Trend Micro™ Titanium™ Maximum Security

  I am a Buzz Agent and as such I get to try out fantastic new product. This time I was able to test out Trend Micro™ Titanium™ Maximum Security. This is a truly great security system for your home PC. I love that it show you whether a link is safe before you click on it. That is super helpful when surfing the unknown parts of the web. This is reassuring.
Trend Micro™ Titanium™ Maximum SecurityYour all-in-one security solution for protecting you, your devices and your data.

Check out all the other great product features below.

Key Product Features

Titanium™ Maximum Security has all the bases covered when it comes to protecting you online. Check out the product's key features:
Set and forget
Titanium™ Maximum Security is extremely easy to activate, and once it's done, you don't have to do a thing. Not only is the software non-intrusive, but it takes up less than half the disk space and memory of other security products — so your computer runs faster (and you avoid stress). From the main console, you can access easy-to-read security reports with all the details about the Internet threats that attack your computer. Talk about no worries!

Maximize your PC's performance
The System Tuner feature of Titanium™ Maximum Security can help you recover disk space, make Windows run faster and optimize your computer's performance. Test it out today! From the main console, select Tools > System Tuner > Ok > Perform Tune Up

Keep your files private
Imagine if you lost your laptop— your laptop with hundreds of important files you want to keep private. What would you do? With Titanium™ Maximum Security, you can locate and lock your files remotely, and even wipe the data if necessary. So no one will ever see those photos of you in skin-tight leather...

Social networking security
Titanium™ Maximum Security automatically scans your Facebook, Twitter or MySpace wall to visually show you what links are safe or malicious. You never have to click a bad link again! Just think of all the crazy videos and offers you're saving yourself from...

Calabasas Candy Company

 We here at Texas Kitchen got to try out a couple of the great tasting candies available from Calabasas Candy Company.

First up was:

1/2 lb. Uncut Dark Chocolate Caramel

  Dark chocolate flavor comes through on this delightfully sticky and chewy candy. Would be perfect with fresh fruit like apples.

This is our same delicious dark chocolate caramel, but just more of it! You will get two 1/4 lb. uncut bars for a total of 1/2 lb. of dark chocolate caramel.  Each bar is first wrapped in clear cello wrap, then in white parchment paper and tied at the ends with sating ribbon.

Peppermint flavored Marshmallows. They are not even available on the site yet but I tell you they have amazing peppermint flavor. These would make really good holiday smores.They are light and fluffy. Very creamy and delicious.

Calabasas Candy sells products in these categories:

Ready to buy? Head on over to Calabasas Candy Company and get ya some of these tasty treats.

Miracle Noodles

 We here at Texas Kitchen got to try out Miracle Noodles. These are the highly popular calorie free noodles you have seen on Rachel Ray, in Men's Health and Shape magazine.

 My family loves noodles, but isn't real happy about the calories that come along with them. Miracle Noodles are a great calorie free substitute for regular noodles. These noodles are full of fiber and come in several varieties.

 Miracle Noodles come in various shapes, rice, angel hair, fettuccine and all these other great options:

 Miracle Noodles take on the flavor of whatever sauce you add to them. We followed the very simple instructions for preparation. Remember, Miracle Noodles are already cooked so you just rinse em off and warm em up. They store on the shelf and need no refrigeration. Mine were delivered quite quickly when ordered.

Check out this video about Miracle Noodles:

 They have the texture of rice noodles that you get with prepackaged Asian meal kits. The packages come in perfect portion sizes and have all kinds of health benefits.

 Here is some info from the website:

The Miracle Noodle Low Down

* made of naturally water soluble fiber with no fat, sugar, or starch.
* contain zero net carbohydrates and zero calories, no gluten -made of a healthy natural fiber called Glucomannan.
* wheat & gluten free and kosher.
* Easily absorbs the flavors of any soup, dish, or sauce.
* are instant and come in a variety of styles
* have shown beneficial effects backed by medical studies for Type II Diabetes, Constipation, Obesity, and Cholesterol! 
 Check out this great recipe from Miracle Noodles:

Hot or Cold Sesame Noodles

Prep Time: 10 minutes       Total Time: 15 minutes only! 


1-2 7oz bags of Miracle Noodle Angel Hair
1 tablespoon Braggs Liquid Aminos (Low Sodium Soy Sauce can be used)
1 tablespoons raw unsalted peanut butter
2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
1/2 tablespoon dark sesame oil
2 cups shredded white cabbage
1 cup bean sprouts
3 scallions, chopped
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
1 teaspoon Sriracha hot sauce(optional)


  1. Open bag of Miracle Noodles into a colander draining the water that the noodles are packed in. Boil for one minute, drain and pat dry with a paper towel or small hand towel.
  2. In the bottom of a large bowl, whisk together Bragg's, peanut butter, vinegar, sesame oil, and hot sauce(optional). Add noodles and veggies and toss to combine the noodles and coat them evenly with sauce. Sprinkle scallions and sesame seeds throughout the salad and serve.
  3. Or you can heat the sauce for a couple of minutes in a sauce pan, then add noodles and serve hot!

Miracle Noodle Variety Dozen

It's makes great leftovers the next day!!

 Want to know more about Miracle Noodles? Check out their health benefits.

Looking for more great recipes? You can check out the recipe page at Miracle Noodle.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Sinfully Vegan

 I love desert, so when I got a chance to review "Sinfully Vegan More than 160 Decadent Deserts to Satisfy Every Sweet Tooth", I was thrilled.
This awesome cookbook show how Vegan deserts can be healthy and delicious. It also talks about fats, nutritional comparisons, how to Veganize you own recipes and other Vegan basics.


What better way is there to end a meal than with a luscious piece of cheesecake, a rich slice of chocolate cream pie, or some chewy peanut butter cookies--all made with easy-to-find vegan ingredients? In this newly updated and expanded edition of Sinfully Vegan, Lois Dieterly shows you how to do just that, with more than 160 dairy-, egg-, and cholesterol-free recipes.Sinfully Vegan offers desserts from every shelf of the pastry case: cakes, candies, cookies, brownies, pies, tarts, puddings, and quick breads. Complete with essential baking and preparation tips, creative recipe variations, nutritional breakdowns, and wheat-free alternatives, Sinfully Vegan is the ultimate vegan dessert resource and an essential addition to any kitchen. And since there are no eggs in the batter, plenty of sampling is encouraged!

Just look at the recipe sections in this book. WOW

Cupcakes before frosting
Cookies and Brownies
Cakes and Quick Breads
Cupcakes and Muffins
(Not Just) For Kids
Desert Tapas
Boston Cream Pies
Pies and Tarts
Doughnuts, Candies and Ice Cream
Beverages and Smoothies
Frostings, Toppings and Crusts

With Frosting
                                                                              Ok, now I'm hungry. We decided to make Just Like Grandma used to Make Cupcakes p.110
with Peanut Butter Butter Cream Frosting p. 282 I love that each recipe tells you the nutritional info per serving. Loving this cookbook. This is my kind of Vegan.

 The Cupcakes are delicious and moist. I have to give extreme props for thefosting though. This is the absolute best tasting frosting I have ever had, and so easy to make.

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Thursday, August 25, 2011

TonicCare Natural Skin Care

 TonicCare sent over a couple of their amazing products for me to review. First let me share a bit about TonicCare in their own words.

Skin care to enhance your natural beauty

TonicCare is a natural beauty and skin care line of products that combines dead sea minerals, organic olive oils, and other organic ingredients to provide a full body spa experience. Natural beauty starts with Tonic Care. We provide a full line of organic skin care products ranging from anti wrinkle eye serum to a full body soothing gel.

I was able to choose the two items I wanted to review. This was a difficult descicion but I finally settled on Relabalm Massage Oil and Exfoliage Natural Hand Cream.

Exfoliage: Organic Hand Cream

This one smells very nice. It is soothing with a hint of clean in the fragrance. Goes on smoothly. The exfoliants are extremely gentle. You can see a difference immediately. Soaks into skin well. 

Exfoliage is based on a glycolic acid formula, which helps replenish skin cells, resulting in smoother more youthful hands. Our organic formula helps to reduce fine lines and wrinkles in your hands. We've added the natural ingredients grape seed oil and algae extract, which have been found to be extremely beneficial in maintaining cuticle health.

Relabalm, Natural Massage Oil

 Smells amazing. Wonderful and sensual. Soft very pleasant scent. Wow, super slick, excellent coverage and slide-ability. Makes giving a massage very easy. No pulling  Hubby's leg hair. I love this massage oil. Not greasy at all

Relabalm, a natural massage oil, is a smooth and silky almond and olive oil mixture designed to soften your skin by replenishing its moisture barrier. We've also added palm oil extract, which exudes a naturally calming and relaxing aroma.

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Wildly Affordable Organic

I got to review "Wildly Affordable Organic: Eat Fabulous Food, Get Healthy, and Save the Planet All on $5 a Day or Less" by Linda Watson. This is a really awesome book.

 I love that there are seasonal menus with shopping lists included right in the book. They include prices for totally organic products as as well as the thrifty alternative when you need to save money.

 These lists are so thorough that they included everything down to the spices and the % you should have left of each at the end of the month if you use the menu plans.

 There is quite a large portion of the book devoted to simple, delicious recipes that will satisfy your tummy without breaking the bank.

Recipes come in these great categories:

Beans, Beautiful Beans
Eggs and Potatoes
Vegetables and Side Dishes

Many of the recipes are vegan for those who desire a meatless diet.
Lentil Stew with Spring Onion
We tried the Lentil Stew with Spring Onion from page 145. It was super easy to prepare and tasted pretty darn good. This is an extremely filling recipe that will stretch your food dollar quite a ways.

Here is the book's description from the Da Capo Lifelong Books:

  Buy Green. Eat Green. Save Green. If you’ve wanted to eat like it matters but felt you couldn’t afford it, Wildly Affordable Organic is for you. It’s easy to think that “organic” is a code word for “expensive,” but it doesn’t have to be. With these ingenious cooking plans and healthy, satisfying recipes, Linda Watson reveals the incredible secret of how you can eat well every day—from blueberry pancakes for breakfast to peach pie for dessert—averaging less than two dollars a meal. Get ready for wild savings! You’ll discover how to: • Ease your family into a greener lifestyle with the 20-minute starter plan • Go organic on just $5 a day—or go thrifty and spend even less • Take advantage of your freezer and freeze your costs • Find the best deals at your local farmers’ market or grocery store • Cook easy, scrumptious, seasonal dishes from scratch Packed with tips for streamlining meals, from shopping and cooking to washing dishes, this book shows how sustainable living is within everyone’s reach. Slow global warming with delicious dinners? Lose weight, save money, and save the polar bears at the same time? When you live the Wildly Affordable Organic way, it is possible! Join the movement to change the way you eat—and keep the change.

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Renaissance Costume Discounters Review

If y'all are looking for that perfect Halloween costume ,  a Renaissance costume, or something completely different, have I got the place for you.

 Costume Discounters let me pick out a costume from their amazing site for review. This turned out to be quite fun. First we had to decide who was going to get the costume. I won because I write the reviews.  Next I looked and looked through the enormous selection of costumes available. They have so many choices. Wow. 

 I finally came to the conclusion that I was finally going to get that  Renaissance costume I have wanted for years. Makes the Renaissance Festival so much more fun.

Ladies Navy/black Renaissance Costume.

I chose the Ladies Navy/black Renaissance Costume. This beauty comes in sizes from x-small to X-Large

I love my new costume. It arrived very quickly and in perfect condition. The packaging was done so well. There were no wrinkles in the costume when it came out of the bag. I like that. The fabric is much better quality than I was expecting. It is sown well. I can't believe this was less than $35. I will never shop for costumes in retail stores again. Costume Discounters is WAY better.

Ladies Navy/black Renaissance Costume
The women of the Renaissance knew all about romance & elegance. & some often dressed like queens even if they were not descended from royalty. Our Lady Renaissance Costume provides a taste of medievalfashion at its very best. This full-length dress is in navy/black & features with long flared sleeves.
Costume Discounters has a fantastic selection of quality, inexpensive costumes. You are sure to find something for everyone in your group. 
  • Below Cost Sale
  • Patriotic Costumes
  • Womens Costumes
  • Sexy Costumes
  • Mens Costumes
  • Girls Costumes
  • Boys Costumes
  • Hats, Wigs and; Masks
  • Plus Size Costumes
  • Infant/Toddler Costumes
  • Teen Costumes
  • Accessories and Makeup
  • Pet Costumes and Mascots
  • Decorations and Props

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Monday, August 22, 2011

S.S.C. Photography & Prints

 S.S.C. Photography & Prints was kind and sent me over one of their beautiful photographs for review. The one I received is entitled I'll Fly With You

 This is going to look amazing in our new house. We are moving close to the beach and I want to decorate the house with a classy coastal style. This awesome print helps me make our new house a home.

The description reads
Sea birds fly side by side over the ocean, thin white border for framing

 This gorgeous 8.5x11inch photo (pictured below) is going to look fantastic on the wall. I am still deciding on what frame to use.

 As you can easily see S.S.C. Photography & Prints has an awesome collection of photographs available. They will even do custom sizes if needed.

I'll Fly With You

 Talk about quality
All photos are printed with amazing Epson inks and on Ultra Premium Glossy Photo paper with superb quality lasting up to 200 yrs! :)

S.S.C. Photography & Prints sells products in all these categories:

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Ready to buy? Head on over to S.S.C. Photography & Prints and get yourself or a friend some of these great photographs and prints. They have even been so generous as to offer Texas Kitchen readers 25% off with coupon code "texaskitchen".

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Vegan For Life

I was sent four awesome books from Da Capo Books for review. Today we are going to highlight the first:
"Vegan for Life: Everything You Need To Know To Be Healthy And Fit On A Plant Based Diet" by Jack Norris, RD and Virginia Messina, MPH, Rd

 The Vegan diet is not just for those who want to help animals. It is also for those who wish to keep their bodies pure from unwanted growth hormones and chemicals of all sorts.

"Vegan For Life" answers  questions like are Vegan diets safe? It dispels myths about Vegan diets, teaches Vegan nutrient needs, and shows you how to get needed protein from plants.
"Vegan for Life" is full of helpful charts that show specific nutrients found in numerous fruits, nuts and vegetables. I love how easy this makes it to be sure you are getting the proper nutriention in your Vegan lifestyle.

 Daily menu plan options are also included in "Vegan For Life". These are separated based on caloric intake.

These are some of the topics covered in "Vegan For Life":
Stocking the Vegan Pantry
Making the Transition to the Vegan Diet
Vegan Diets in Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
Raising Vegan Children and Teens
Vegan Diets for those over Fifty
Health Benefits of a Vegan Diet
Sports Nutrition
Is it Safe to Eat Soy
Vegan Resource Guide

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