Caribbean Trading Company – Purveyors of Unique Gifts and Caribbean Treasures

167568_489021630799_1713807_n If you are looking for a gift from the islands but don’t want to travel all the way to the Caribbean to get it I have the perfect site for you. Caribbean Trading Company sells an amazing array of gifts from apparel to cigars and fine coffees. Caribbean Trading Company has gift baskets, jewelry, instruments, kitchen accessories and more. They sent me a couple of items for review. Let’s check em out.

Puerto Rican Adobo Seasoning 5 oz. puerto_rican_adobo__17479_zoom

Great on Fish, Meat and Poultry. Adobo is a staple in any Puerto Rican kitchen. Delightful blend of ingredients that help make your meal feel like it’s made fresh in the tropics.
Ingredients: Garlic Salt, Onion, Cumin, Spices, Pepper, Tumeric & Lemon Oil
 It wouldn’t be “cocina criolla” without Adobo. Shake up any meal when you shake it on.

Treasure for the Tongue!

Caribbean Trading Company Spices are 100% Natural and contain no MSG. Our select blends and spices make your tongue dance to the beat of the Caribbean.

tesoro_4_ounce__90876_zoomCafé Tesoro del Sol Ground Coffee

Amazingly smooth and incredibly tasty. One of my all time favorite coffees. Full of flavor. Nothing bitter about it. Delicious.

 This coffee is produced for Caribbean Trading Company at the top of the Uroyan mountains, 2300 feet high in the heart of western Puerto Rico.  The farm uses no pesticides and the coffee is handpicked when fully ripe, carefully depulped, washed, sun-dried and stored under strictly controlled humidity conditions.  This extra prime coffee is then roasted to perfection with great care given to maintaining its superior quality.   100 % café arabico, our coffee is soft-bodied with a sweet aroma, giving it that legendary “Old Caribbean” character.  Smoother than most coffees, Café Tesoro del Sol is the perfect morning eye opener or as a compliment to an excellent meal.  Available in 2, 4 and 8 ounce sizes.  Whole Bean or Ground are available.

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Parma! Vegan Parmesan.

parma_logo_green_large  I love parmesan cheese. It is so amazing on pasta, garlic bread, pizza and more. Trouble with it for me is I am allergic to cow’s milk. What’s the answer for me? Parma! Vegan Parmesan. I was sent a some samples to review. Let’s check it out.

Parma! boosts your savory foods to the
next level of yum!

Sprinkle Parma! (as much as you want) on popcorn, pizza, pasta,
​soup, and salad.​​ Also great on sandwiches, ​tortillas, beans, avocado, lightly steamed ​veggies, grains, ​and most savory food.

Parma! is an excellent food source of Omega 3’s, B vitamins, including B12,
protein, and trace minerals.

Kids love Parma! Moms love Parma! Even non-vegans will enjoy the taste.

Parma! Vegan Parmesan comes in three delicious flavors.

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Ya just know this one is great on everything, pizza, popcorn, salad, bread, homemade crackers etc…

is a straight cheesey taste without the dairy baggage, and only three ingredients — with nothing you can not pronounce.

chipotlecayanne_both_bottlesyChipotle Cayenne Parma! 

Love this one on refried beans. Nice amount of heat without singeing your tongue. Smoke flavor is a great addition too.
was recently reformulated so that it has heat, but slightly less than before, so you are able to taste the incredible smokey, cheesey flavor and still have a slight kick.

Garlicky Green Parma!


Absolutey perfect for vegan garlic bread. Simply take some crusty bread. Split open and drench the soft white middle with vegan margarine. Top with Garlicky Green Parma! Toast in oven. Enjoy
 our newest flavor, has a few less organic walnuts and in their place we have added organic seeds, including pumpkin and hemp, along with kelp.

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“300 Sensational Soups”

9780778801962 I love soup. It is my favorite way to warm up on a cold day. It is also an amazingly comforting food. So many varieties out there, but how to make em all. I received a copy of  “300 Sensational Soups” for review. Let’s Check it out.

“300 Sensational Soups”

By: Carla Snyder and Meredith Deeds
 This is a fabulous collection  of “300 Sensational Soups”. Recipes are simple and super delicious. The varieties are incredible. We made French Cabbage Soup. This is a delightful tasting soup that is made hearty with the addition of smoked sausage. This cookbook teaches you everything from the basics to “how to gild the lily” ways to really make your creation visually appealing.
Sections Include:
Soup Stocks
Chilled Soups
Fresh From The Garden Vegetable Soups
Beans Beans and More Beans Soups
Cheese Please
 Hearty Soups For Meat Lovers Chicken and Turkey Soups to Comfort The Soul
Go Fish; Fish and Shellfish Soups
ChowDown Chowders
A World of Soups
Just Desert Soups
Gilding the Lilly:Toppings and Garnishes

The definitive collection of recipes for soup lovers everywhere

A good soup nourishes the heart as well the stomach, spreading a feeling of satisfaction and contentment. Hot soup is warming on a winter day, while cold soup is just as welcome in the heat of summer.

From comforting creamy chicken and rice soup to refreshing gazpacho, 300 Sensational Soups offers something for every season, mood and occasion. There are 50 international soups, including Vietnamese pho, Italian wedding soup, and Middle Eastern harira. Soups from the sea include such favorites as snapper in Asian broth with habañero and shrimp, and shrimp and pea soup with lemongrass. Each recipe also includes tips and techniques along with garnishing ideas. As well, there are many creative variations and serving suggestions.

There is also the Just (Soup) Desserts chapter, which features 20 dessert soups, including coconut soup with mango fritters, chocolate soup with brownie croutons, and chilled cherry soup with crème anglaise swirl.

With 300 recipes to choose from, ranging from everyday fare to elegant dishes for entertaining, 300 Sensational Soups offers home chefs a perfect bowl of soup every time

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‘GOODNIGHT FOR JUSTICE: QUEEN OF HEARTS’ Hallmark Movie Channel Original World Premiere Saturday, January 26

Key Art‘GOODNIGHT FOR JUSTICE: QUEEN OF HEARTS’ Hallmark Movie Channel Original World Premiere Saturday, January 26 (8p.m. ET/PT, 7C) Starring: Luke Perry, Ricky Schroder, Katharine Isabelle

I was sent a screening copy of this great film. A Western in true Hallmark style. Love the storyline, Love the acting, adore the wardrobes. Very good movie. Keeps your attention all the way through. Has some subtle adult influences and several gunfights so letting the kids watch is at your discretion. Hubby and I really enjoyed it. I look forward to seeing part one “Goodnight For Justice: Measure of a Man” as well.

 The sequel rejoins circuit Judge John Goodnight (Luke Perry, “Goodnight for Justice: Measure of a Man”) as he travels the Western territory in the 1880s, attempting to leave a trail of justice in his wake.  Between dealing with difficult defendants and dealing cards at saloons, John crosses paths with a stagecoach under attack.  Drawing his gun, he comes to the rescue of the only surviving passenger, a beautiful woman named Lucy Truffaut (Katharine Isabelle, “Endgame”), who John doesn’t realize is actually a convicted con artist on the run.  Little does she know, John is an honest judge, and as they start to fall for each other on their wild journey, the secrets between them are slowly revealed.  Running from Cyril Knox (Ricky Schroder, “NYPD Blue”), the wealthy aristocrat who wants her jailed, Lucy must convince John to help her flee—right onto a gambling riverboat.  Can Lucy con John into helping her get away with her crimes, or will the fair judge find out her true identity and turn her in himself?

 An honorable circuit judge in the western territory rescues a beautiful woman from a stagecoach gunfight, never realizing she is actually an outlaw on the run.  As a romance develops between them, he helps her escape the corrupt men who are after her until finding out she might not be as innocent as she seems.

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Alternative Medicine – The Options, The Claims, The Evidence, How to Choose Wisely

9780310269991 I am one of those people who thinks some forms of alternative medicine are completely fine. Others I am skeptical about. I am sure most of you have thought about the different options available, but wonder if they are safe. Questions like, is this way reliable, and does this type of healing go against my religion are very important to know when choosing a type of medicine that is right for you. I received a copy of the book. Alternative Medicine for review, Let’s check it out.

Alternative Medicine

The Christian Handbook, Updated and Expanded
This is the best book I have seen on the subject of Alternative Medicine. So very easy to use. The book tells you what each method of alternative medicine is. It also includes claims, study findings, cautions and reccomendations. A key code helps you decide which method is right for you. Love that in the back of the book is a comprehensive list of Herbal Remedies, Vitamins and Dietary Supplements. This section also includes information on dosage.


Easy to use, this thoroughly revised and expanded edition of Alternative Medicine keeps pace with the latest findings and developments in alternative medicine. Here is the most comprehensive, current, well-balanced, and trustworthy information available from both a scientific and a biblical perspective.

The most complete resource of its kind on alternative medicine * Herbal remedies, dietary supplements, and alternative therapies Their specific uses Which ones really work (and which ones don’t) What to watch out for * Christian versus non-Christian approaches to holistic health * Clinically proven treatments versus unproven or quack treatments * Truths and fallacies about supernatural healing * Ancient medical lore: the historical, cultural, and scientific facts * And much, much more

Alternative Medicine is the first comprehensive guidebook to nontraditional medicine written from a distinctively Christian perspective. Keeping pace with the latest developments and research in alternative medicine, this thoroughly revised edition combines the most current information with an easy-to-use format. University lecturer and researcher Dónal O’Mathúna, PhD, and national medical authority Walt Larimore, MD, provide detailed and balanced answers to your most pressing questions about alternative medicine—and to other questions you wouldn’t have thought to ask.

Also includes Two alphabetical reference sections: Alternative therapies Herbal remedies, vitamins, and dietary supplements A description of each therapy and remedy, an analysis of claims, results of actual studies, cautions, recommendations, and further resources Handy cross-references linking health problems with various alternative therapies and herbal remedies reviewed in the book

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“The Nearlyweds” a Hallmark Channel Original Movie



“The Nearlyweds” a Hallmark Channel Original Movie has it’s world premier January 12, 2013. I received a screening copy so I can tell y’all about it. The story of three friends who are newlyweds and the complications of marriage. One couple’s issues are caused by the mother of of the groom who is nothing but trouble for one couple.  The second about timing for starting a family. The third faces issues with work relationships. Everything hits the fan when they all discover that their wedding licences were never signed. The romantic comedy has funny additions throughout the movie keep it moving quickly.

® Award-winning country music superstar Naomi Judd (“The Killing Game”). The romantic comedy is based on award-winning author Beth Kendrick’s novel, Nearlyweds and also stars Jessica Parker Kennedy (“The Secret Circle”), Britt Irvin (“The Vow”), Travis Milne (“Rookie Blue”), Ryan Kennedy (“Hannah’s Law”) and Steve Bacic (“Big Love”).

When Erin (Panabaker), Casey (Kennedy) and Stella (Irvin) discover that a paperwork error has annulled all their marriages, they reassess their relationships with their new nearly-husbands. Erin finds herself competing with mother-in-law Renee (Judd) for the loyalty of David (Kennedy), Casey questions Nick’s (Milne) commitment, and Stella deals with balancing her desire for a career with Mark’s (Bacic) expectation for a stay at home wife. With the pressures of marriage all around, all three couples must again decide whether to make the long walk down the aisle…or to walk out the door and start over. The three friends navigate the highs and lows of their new marriages together, but ultimately must make their own decisions about the futures of these relationships.

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“Vegan Eats World” 300 International Recipes for Savoring the Planet Giveaway

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300 International Recipes for Savoring the Planet by Terry Romero

Another delightful cook book from Terry Romero. Wish it had more pics, but the ones in it look fantastic. Very detailed instructions so you are sure to get the recipe right. Includes a “road map” and “keys to the kitchen” for those who need a little more help. Recipes are as unique as the cultures they come from.Foods from…more

Nacheez Vegan Nacho Sauce

533850_10151105710366603_377533687_nWant a great Nacho Sauce, but ya have  intolerance to dairy, gluten or soy? I have something that is going to make you very happy. Nacheez sent over both their spicy and mild flavors for us to review. Let’s check em out.

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Creamy, delicious. Great on “Mexican mac n cheez” A healthy alternative to traditional cheese sauces. You can actually eat the entire jar and it’s only 140 calories. Contains vitamins A, C, B6 and B12 as well as iron and protein. Love when you can get your snack on without worrying about what you are puttin in your body.

A very mild cheez sauce similar to a hollandaise sauce.  Use Mild Nacheez® in place of cheese sauces on top of steamed broccoli, in mac and cheese, and more…

spicyLARGESpicy Nacheez®

Added kick of spice brings the flavor up a notch. Great for dipping veggies or chips. Looking for other ways to use Nacheez? There is a list of amazing recipe ideas on their website. Available online and in stores in several states across this great country and our wonderful neighbors to the north.
The same as the Mild Nacheez®, but with the added flavor of Anaheim and Jalapeño peppers to give it  a kick.  Pour it on your favorite corn chips or on top of your favorite chili.

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Sibu Beauty Sea Buckthorn Nourishing Facial Cream Giveaway

repair_protect Keeping your skin looking young throughout your lifetime has to start early. You have to apply a nourishing facial cream daily. You can seriously slow the aging process in this way. Let’s face it, it’s harder to get older looking skin to look young again than it is to keep young-looking skin looking young. So what do I use you ask. I have found about the sea buckthorn berry and want to let y’all know about it. The often elusive Omega 7 is found in the sea buckthorn berry, the key ingredient in all Sibu Beauty products…more

Two Leaves Tea Company Gift Sets

mainlogo  If you have someone in your life that loves tea you are going to enjoy shopping Two Leaves’ new line of tea gift sets, teaware and tea gifts . The gift sets include gift boxing to make your holiday season even easier.Two Leaves Tea Company sent me over a fabulous gift kit. It’s the Complete Sachet Sampler, containing all 18 of their different sachets of real, whole leaf tea.They have such a wide variety of teas available. This is a tea lover’s paradise. Let’s check out what they sent me.

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What a fantastic way to discover all the flavors of Two Leaves Tea Company. This company sells the most amazing tasting teas out there. I love Two Leaves teas. Why you ask? For one all the teas from Two Leaves Tea Company are organic. To me that is really important. The owners of  Two Leaves also care. They are founding members of the TRUST Organic Small Farmers Initiative. The folks at Two Leaves want to make sure the tea farmers get their share of what they work so hard for. Two Leaves is a Fair Trade certified company. They do so much good, it’s no wonder I love em. Give their teas a try. You will be so glad you did.

Discover each two leaves’ tea flavor with this wonderful sampler. Contains one of each two leaves tea sachets – a total of 18 sachets. Find new favorites while enjoying the wonderful world of two leaves tea!

NEW LOOK! We’ve revamped this sampler box. The white box measures 9″ x 4″ x 2.5″ and contains a tidy, colorful row of all 18 sachets. The compact box will nicely fit in your tea drawer or cupboard.

Organic Teas Included

Jasmine Petal Green

Assam Breakfast

Earl Grey




Gen Mia Cha

Better Morning Blend

Orange Sencha

Better Belly Blend


White Peony

Alpine Berry

Mountain High Chai

African Sunset

Better Rest Blend

Tropical Goji



Ultimate Tea Lovers Gift Set

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