Saturday, November 15, 2014

Quick and Easy Recipes for This Holiday Season - Pure Leaf Giveaway

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Pure Leaf is a premium tea brewed from real tea leaves.  Pure Leaf tea leaves are selected at their peak in countries like Indonesia, India, Africa and South America.  Each variety is chosen by Pure Leaf's Master Tea Blenders for its distinctive characteristics.  In 2014, Pure Leaf's Share the Love of Leaves program supported real food with a $150,000 donation to Wholesome Wave, a nonprofit focused on making fresh, locally grown food accessible to all.

To celebrate the changing season, Pure Leaf Iced Tea teamed up with celebrity chef and Mom Gail Simmons and entertaining expert and Mom Camille Styles, author of new book "Camille Styles Entertaining: Inspired Gatherings and Effortless Style” to share simple cooking and entertaining ideas for this holiday season.

Camille Styles Tips for Creating an Orange Garland

• Cut two large oranges into 1/2” thick slices

• Lay each slice flat on a baking rack that’s nested in a sheet pan, and bake in a 200 degree oven for 6-12 hours, or until oranges are fully dry

• To allow air to circulate completely, leave oven propped open a few inches throughout the drying process

• Once orange slices are dried, easily string each slice onto a long piece of thick jute twine

Lemon-Ginger Tea Pomegranate Sparkler

By Gail Simmons

Serves 2

2 tablespoons fresh ginger, thinly sliced

1 cup Pure Leaf Iced Tea with Lemon

1/2 cup pomegranate juice

Cold club soda

2 tablespoons pomegranate seeds, for garnish

2 cinnamon sticks, for garnish

Instructions: In a saucepan, combine the ginger and Pure Leaf Iced Tea with Lemon and bring to a simmer. Remove the pan from the heat and set aside to steep, about 10 minutes. Allow to cool in an airtight container in the fridge.

Fill two highball glasses with ice. Pour 1/2 cup ginger-infused tea, then 1/4 cup pomegranate juice into each glass. Top each with club soda, garnish with a tablespoon of pomegranate seeds and a cinnamon stick to stir.

For alcoholic version, add 2 ounces gin or bourbon before adding tea.

Shaved Fall Vegetable Salad with Tea-Pickled Radishes

By Gail Simmons

Serves 4

FOR THE TEA-PICKLED RADISHES:

1 cup Pure Leaf Sweet Tea, warmed but not boiling

1 tablespoon kosher salt

1 cup apple cider vinegar

8 small radishes, thinly sliced or 4 large watermelon radishes

2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced

1/2 teaspoon whole black peppercorns

Instructions: In a medium bowl, combine the tea with the salt; stir to dissolve. Add the vinegar along with the radishes, garlic and peppercorns. Cover and refrigerate at least an hour or overnight. Drain the pickled radishes, reserving 1Ž4 cup of pickling liquid for use in vinaigrette. Set aside.

Note: The drained radishes can be refrigerated for up to 1 week.

FOR THE SHAVED VEGETABLE SALAD:

1/4 cup reserved picking liquid

1 tablespoon honey

Kosher Salt

Freshly Ground Pepper

3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

1 large fennel bulb, thinly sliced

2 sweet, crisp apples, such as Gala or Fuji, cored and thinly sliced into half moons

2 small heads radicchio, thinly sliced

4 celery stalks, thinly sliced on a bias, leaves reserved for garnish

2 tablespoons roughly chopped flat-leaf parsley

Tea-Pickled Radishes, see recipe above

Instructions: Pour the reserved pickling liquid into a large bowl. Add the honey and whisk to combine. Season with salt and pepper. Slowly add olive oil in a steady stream, whisking constantly to emulsify. Add the fennel, apple, radicchio, celery, parsley and pickled radishes to the bowl and toss all ingredients together to coat. Season with more salt and pepper if desired and garnish with celery leaves before serving.
Win It!
 
One person will win a Pure Leaf Prize Pack that includes samples of Pure Leaf flavors, Pure Leaf free product voucher, and a couple of Gail and Camille's hand picked essential items for cooking and entertaining. The package retails around $50.
 
*This is a Rafflecopter giveaway open to residents of the USA.*
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101 comments:

Susan Newbigging said...

Please enter me into this wonderful contest. I am avid tea drinker. Would love to try this one.

Suburban prep said...

I have not had this tea before. I would love to try.

pmj said...

I haven't tried PureLeaf yet.
Thank you!

Helga said...

No I have not tried their tea before.

Lacey Burd said...

I love Pure Leaf! The Extra Sweet Tea is my favorite :)

Jackie said...

I have had Pure Leaf tea. My family loves it.
Thank you!

Christy Maurer said...

Yes, I love it too!

kbauer74 said...

I have and I love it:)
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monapete said...

I have never tried it before

Renee said...

I don't recall having tried this brand before.

laborders2000 said...

I have seen it in the stores and always wanted to try it!

Maryann D. said...

I have not tried Pure Leaf tea before.
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akronugurl said...

yes i have

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chickie717 said...

I do not think I ever tried it.

bluecat said...

I have not tried it before. I'll have to look for it in the grocery store. I love iced teas.

Shelley P said...

I haven't tried Pure Leaf Tea before. I would be interested in trying it :)

s said...

Yes

Mer said...

I haven't, but I'll have to change that. It sounds delicious.

Daraya Johnson said...

I have not tried Pure Leaf before, but I would love to! :)

Leela said...

I haven't tried it before.

Linda Bradshaw said...

I have not tried it yet. I would like to.

Melissa said...

Haven't tried it yet, but I'd like to!

Sacha Schroeder said...

I have tried it and really like it!

Nancy said...

Yes, we enjoy drinking Pure Leaf Tea.

Nancy
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Sue Hull said...

Yes I love Pure Leaf Tea.I buy it every time I go shopping.Thank you :)

alissa apel said...

I haven't, but I know I'd love it!

Dorothy Teel said...

No I have not tried Pure Leaf before, but it sounds like it would be great, will be on the look out for it and I love the recipe for the radishes, I love that people are trying different things with radishes instead of just eating as is and in a salad.

bison61 said...

no I have never tried this tea

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freddie said...

I think I have tried the Pure Leaf Unsweetened before. dwelchert at yahoo dot com

Theresa Mahoney said...

I drink Pure Leaf all day every day. I buy 4 of the Unsweetened jugs a week. It's my favorite!

Yona Williams said...

I have tried the unsweetened tea before and it was very good. It does taste 'pure'.

Kimberly said...

I have not tried Pure Leaf but I do like tea.

SnowflakeDay (Audra) said...

No, I've not tried Pure Leaf yet. My hubby loves his tea and I'm sure he would be equally excited to try this.
-Audra O'Hara

Georgette C said...

I have had Pure Leaf before--drink it several times a week, in fact. Good stuff!

Patricia Wojnar Crowley said...

I haven't tried it yet!

Darby Elizabeth said...

Not yet!

jakiesmom said...

Have not tried it

abfantom said...

Yes, I drink Pure Leaf tea frequently.

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Liz said...

No, I've actually never tried it before but would love to.

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Renee G said...

I drink a lot of tea, but I haven't tried Pure Leaf yet.

Chelsey Jones said...

I have drank Pure Leaf many times and I love it!

Amy Z said...

I have! Their raspberry tea is very good.

Jeanne Rousseau said...

Thanks for the chance my son loves this tea!

ferriz said...

i have not.. i have seen it before and i really want to try it.

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KrisJ said...

I have had Pure Leaf before. It's quite good.

clc408 said...

I have not tried it yet.

Tara Short said...

Pure Leaf is my favorite tea. It's so good!

Jennifer T. said...

I've never tried Pure Leaf Tea before.

JordynTaylor777 said...

I have never drank it before, but my husband has.

Cori Westphal said...

I have! It's my go-to tea when I stop at a gas station for a pick me up!

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llinda29 said...

I have not drank Pure Leaf tea before

Mary Cloud said...

I've never tried Pure Leaf tea before

Hotsnotty2 said...

I love Pure Leaf!

april taylor said...

I enjoy Pure Leaf Tea often.

Karin said...

No, I have never tried it.

Lisa Ann said...

No, I haven't tried Pure Leaf Tea.

Jenndiggy said...

I've never tried it before, but I would love to!

Cody Anderson said...

I've only tried their Honey Green Tea, but it was tasty.

Marnie Ward said...

I have not had a chance to drink Pure Leaf Tea before but I sure would love the privilege too. I would also love to cook with some of the flavors too!

Karen said...

I love pure leaf tea.

Erika P. said...

I haven't tried Pure Leaf tea yet.
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john hutchens said...

I have drank Pure Leaf and it is very good

Tylerpants said...

I have not tried Pure Leaf tea yet. Lisa L tylerpants(at)gmail.com

Gayle Gildehaus said...

I have bought it a few times and liked it.

Colleen Maurina said...

No, I have never tried Pure Leaf tea before - I am intrigued!

Lisa Voyce said...

I have not had Pure Leaf tea.

tracey said...

Im not for sure, I dont think so.

amy16323 said...

no i have never tried it before 1!

Jakes Movie Reviews said...

I think I have had pure leaf before, but I'm not sure I love tea!

itsrob said...

I have not tried Pure Leaf yet, but it sounds good

Robby Rob

Ariadanz said...

I have once, I really liked it but we tend to shop on a budget and I don't often get to buy pre-made iced tea when I can make my own at home. I enjoyed it a lot though.

Serena Powell said...

I have tried it, it's delicious!

Erica C. said...

I haven't had it before.

Candie L said...

I have not tried it before. Thank you

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saturdaynightfever said...

I have not yet tried Pure Leaf!

Lee Mckoen said...

I have tried pure life and love it

Danielle Oyen said...

I have never tried Pure Leaf before but am very anxious to

Diane W said...

I am an avid tea drinker but I haven't had a chance to try Pure Leaf yet.

Amanda Fuscone said...

I have had pure leaf tea before it was great.

Lisa Pecora said...

Yes, I have. I love Pure Leaf.

Laurie Murley said...

i have not drank that tea before but would love to try it

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bbrittbrat1398 said...

I've never even heard of this before.
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jeanne said...

Yes, I have had Pure Tea before and I do like it.

corey1971 said...

Yes I have and it is great!

Terri said...

I have drank pure leaf before and really like the flavor of their teas.

barbara stenby said...

pure leaf is delicious!

kathy pease said...

Yes I tried it once when I had a coupon and it was really good :)

NesieBird said...

I have not yet tried it, but would now love to!

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Julia Barnes said...

I have not tried this tea but it looks great!

Allison Bahr said...

i absolutely love pure leaf tea and get it a lot at the hospital i work at! thanks so much for the chances to win.

jules mcnubbin (buttmuffin) said...

i have tried their tea before- and i really liked it!! their tea bags are awesome :)

Melanie Montgomery said...

I HAVEN'T TRIED IT!

Melissa Shirley said...

U have never tried this tea before

Vikki Billings said...

I have not tried this brand of tea before.
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laurasloves said...

I have not tried this tea before.
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Buddy Garrett said...

I haven't drank it before.

Trisha McKee said...

Yes, and I love it!

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Julieh said...

I drink pure leaf tea all the time.
Julie Hawkins

Brian E. said...

Thanks for the giveaway… we have not tried Pure Leaf Tea as of yet.

Rafflecopter: Bryan E.

SandySue210 said...

No, I've never had Pure Leaf!

lilyk said...

I haven't tried Pure Leaf tea before.