Fun In The Kitchen With Garlic Gold Nuggets & Oil – Review & Giveaway & Coupon Code

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“WEEEEEE! I was like a child in a candy store… yes, I love garlic and so does my husband. and we’ve often been heard saying to each other, ‘You know what? Needs more garlic!’”

Hi folks, you may recall that while at Joan and Mariah’s Reviews Blog (now closed) Joan had reviewed and fell in love with Garlic Gold. Joan often mentions their products while we talk, on the phone, about our making tasty food and great ingredients that we found.

When I recently decided it was about time I look at the Garlic Gold Website, I discovered that that Garlic Gold Products are Organic, Artisan, Hand Crafted, Gourmet products and this further sold me on trying them out for myself.

Well, I finally decided not only was it time to try Garlic Gold for myself, but, time for me to contact them and see if they would be interested in a review and giveaway on my new blog. I was so happy to receive a message saying yes and giving me a choice of what to try (and giveaway). WEEEEEE! I was like a child in a candy store… yes, I love garlic and so does my husband. And we’ve often been heard saying to each other, “You know what? Needs more garlic!” Hey, I think we’d even say that while eating straight garlic! 🙂

OH ever have a real Chicago Style Pizza and forgo the any other choices of toppings but garlic? I tell you my former Sister-in-law (Elaina, gee I miss her… though my husband’s brother may not like it if I contacted her, but if I could find her I would anyway… teee heee hee) while she was pregnant and I ordered exactly that together once upon a time and the guy behind the counter asked us if we were sure… sure we were sure! It was after all Elaina’s idea and I about did a jig with delight when she suggested it. 🙂 And we both adored that pizza so much we talked about it for a few years afterwards. Okay, so enough of that, I now need to make a note of going to that same pizza place in Broomfield and order that sometime soon.

Now back to the Garlic Gold Products. When I finally made up my mind, I chose the Garlic Gold Nuggets and Garlic Gold Oil. I was very excited when I received my Garlic Gold for this review… I did however have to wait until I was well enough to play around in the kitchen (I had pneumonia and even after I felt better I was still quite weak until this past week). I tried Garlic Gold Nuggets alone (yummy!) and on a few things, on my Salad (instead of Bacos) yummy, I love Love it in my mashed potatoes, loved it even better on top of the mashed potatoes where the crunch really shines for me. At that time, after trying the Nuggets O’ Gold (as I now call them) several different ways, I decided to develop my own recipe for using with them. 

Finally having time and strength to cook creatively, last weekend I invented a recipe for using my Garlic Gold Nuggets and adjusted the way I used to make Bruschetta and for that I used both Garlic Gold products.

I feel terrible sharing first recipe because of recent events, as I did use my pressure cooker… but pressure cooker recipes can be hard to come by and this turned out so tasty. I am sorry if even saying pressure cooker upsets anyone out there and brings back memories of the terror at the marathon, truly I am… skip this recipe and wait for the next one to show up for your reading (later in this post), and check out the coupon code just before the second recipe.

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Mariah’s Pressure Cooker Garlic Gold Nugget Pot Roast:

Closeup of Stew in Bowl

Here is the Recipe that I developed for my slow cooker, now my slow cooker is the kind that sits on the burner (not the type you plug in) and so I felt I could make it all in my pressure cooker. This doesn’t mean that if you pressure cooker is the plug in kind that you cannot try to do the same.

Ingredients:

1 (3 pound) Beef Bottom Round Roast – Cut into 2 inch cubes

2 packages of Onion Soup Mix

2 ½ Cups Water

1 Tablespoons of Garlic Gold Nuggets

1 Tablespoon of Parsley

2 teaspoons of dried Thyme

1 teaspoon of dried Rosemary

½ teaspoon of Crushed Red Pepper

½ Cup of Milk

4 Tablespoons of All-Purpose Flour

Spray the bottom of my pressure cooker (or fry pan) with non-stick spray.

Place Pressure Cooker on Burner (or fry pan), turn burner on high.

Place your Beef Cubes into the Pressure Cooker a little at a time, so you won’t over crowd them and you leave enough time to turn them as you put a nice sear on all sides of the beef. Set aside each batch and put in more until you have all your beef cubes browned/seared nicely.

 

Stew in Pressure Cooker before Cooking
Stew in Pressure Cooker before Cooking

At this time I added the water, then all the herbs, then added the Onion Soup Mix and gave it a good stir until dissolved. Then I added the beef. (at this time all your ingredients will be in the Pressure Cooker except for the Milk and Flour which will come later).

I then covered and locked the lid on my pressure cooker, once the pressure cooker developed enough steam to start coming out the top, I then turned the burner down to medium and cooked for 20 minutes. When the 20 Minutes were up I turned off the burner and let the pressure cooker rest for 5 minutes then I slowly released the pressure (I could lift the valve on top, where the steam comes out with a carving fork) slowly with little spurts at a time, until no more steam was released.

I took the pressure cooker lid off and then mixed up the milk and flour by slowly adding the milk to the flour mixing briskly. Then set it aside.

Turn the heat up to high, waiting for the liquid in the pressure cooker to start boiling. Then add, the milk & flour mixture stirring constantly.

Stir while waiting for the mixture to thicken, when thickened you’re ready to serve.

Stew in Pressure Cooker before CookingThis tasted great with Mashed Potatoes on the side, would have been even better over noodles though. And next time I make it I will add some carrots to the mix. But hey, it was a made up recipe and hard to tell what will happen on the first try. 🙂

While I am thinking about it there is currently a fantastic deal on the Garlic Gold Nugget Sampler – just enter gg25 when you checkout from their online store and you will receive 25% off the regular price… that is just like getting 4 bottles for the price of three! To buy the Sampler CLICK HERE.

– NEXT RECIPE –

Mariahs bottle of Garlic Gold Oil

Mariah’s Garlic Gold Oil Bruschetta:

Mariahs Bruschetta

I love Bruschetta especially in the Summer time, on a hot summer day it can really cool you off! I adapted my recipe for Bruschetta to use with Garlic Gold Oil.

Mariah's picture of most of the ingredients in her bruschetta

Here is what I did:

(Since it was just 2 of used the this below, however we pigged out on the bruschetta, having 2 pieces each… about equal to 4 pieces if french bread were used instead of wide italian bread like I used.)

3 plum tomatoes. I cut the tomatoes into small chunks, use you judgement, mine were cut into about ½ inch chunks.

Add Fresh Basil about 2 or 3 Tablespoons (add more or less to your taste, this isn’t an exact science as I go by what “looks good” and even when I ran out of basil before it “looked good” to me, it has never tasted bad.)

and then I mixed in 1 Tablespoon of Garlic Gold Oil

and one Shake of Garlic Gold Nuggets

Then I set this aside.

Cut Wide Italian Bread into about 4 pieces or 6 if you want more bread and less topping, or if using french bread double the amount of slices (since it’s not as wide a bread). I used Italian Bread for my Bruschetta, it was however bigger in width than I am used to making Bruschetta with, I usually use Italian Bread, but wanted to make it slightly softer than usual.

Cut the Bread into about ¾ to 1 inch thick slices.

Toast one side of the bread under the broiler (I placed mine on a cookie sheet), turn the bread then before toasting that side:

 

Closeup of italian bread just before toasting under the broiler
Closeup of italian bread just before toasting under the broiler

Use a pastry brush and spread a light coat of Garlic Gold Oil on one side of the bread. I shook on a little bit of Parmesan cheese and a tiny little bit of Garlic Gold Nuggets (optional).

Now toast this, the other side, of your bread.

 

 

Once toasted place the tomato mixture on top of the toasted bread and eat! Enjoy!

Mariahs bruschetta served with homemade creamy brocolli soup

I served my Bruschetta with homemade Creamy Broccoli Soup, yummy!

I had so much fun with these products and I simply cannot wait to experiment with more recipes to see what else I can come up with for using Garlic Gold!

And Garlic Gold doesn’t have to be for Adults only, children & toddlers love it too! Check out what the President of Seven Oaks Farm has to say about his Toddler’s Favorites: http://garlicgold.com/about-garlic-gold/kids-love-garlic-gold/
Now for the Giveaway, you can win both of the same products that I tried! This Giveaway is for the US only, must be 18+ and remember to leave a blog post comment (making sure to answer the question on that mandatory entry.)
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Disclaimer:  I personally reviewed this product. I received the samples mentioned above for me to test out. I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return.. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. The photo’s used in this review were provided by Garlic Gold and me.
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86 thoughts on “Fun In The Kitchen With Garlic Gold Nuggets & Oil – Review & Giveaway & Coupon Code”

    1. mmmm… another great idea! My husband just picked up a great looking Wok for me, and I am trying to remember my old stir-fry tricks & recipes that I once used, but it’s been years since my other wok expired.

  1. Garlic Gold Small, because my husband and I like to have people over for pasta and apps, and this would be great with tomatoes on bruschetta.

  2. I make a pot roast very similar but in the crock pot.Depending on what I have on hand I have added mushrooms or other fresh veggies.Your recipes sound yummy!

    1. Sounds fantastic! I wasn’t sure if I’d want the veggies infused with the flavors of the sauce and beef, or have them get to mushy, but I am thinking perhaps next time I can cook them on the side and then add them at the end, after thickening the sauce. 🙂 Mushrooms, I don’t know why, I’ve just discovered a liking for them (other then with butter and garlic) but I still never think of them… I will have to try that! Thank you Dana!

  3. I would love to try the Garlic Gold Red Wine Vinaigrette. My family & I eat salad on a regular basis. I add red wine vinegar, a few teaspoons of Olive oil, salt & pepper. This product would be perfect for us.

  4. I would love to buy Garlic Gold Classic Balsamic Vinaigrette someday, I love to dip french bread into vinaigrette on occasion and would use it for salads as well.

  5. Please tell me, I am curious, what do you think of my invented homemade recipes for using Garlic Gold

    think they are mouthwatering,,ill give em a try

  6. I would love to try the Garlic Gold® Vinaigrettes because I’m always looking for something delicious to put on my salads

  7. I would like to try their sampler because then I could get a chance to try a little of everything and find out what my favorite is and what I would like more of. Thank you for the giveaway

  8. I would love the Garlic Gold Parmesan Nuggests – two of my all-time favs combined into one. I’m gonna be a multi-tasker if it kills me! Woo-hoo!

  9. Hell, yeah I’ll make the recipes! I love to eat good food, and your stuff sounds super-great! I’m always looking for new things to fix. I’ll try ’em!

  10. The Garlic Gold Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette looks delicious and would be delicious on the raw kale salads we eat during the spring and fall!

  11. I would love to someday buy the Garlic Gold Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette because lemon and garlic are two of my favorite flavors together.

  12. I truly love the way you play around with recipes, I wish I were more adventurous with my cooking. I tend to stick to other people’s recipes! So, now that you have perfected, I will definitely try them!

  13. I would like to buy the NEW! Garlic Gold Oil and Nugget Gift Box because my husband has taken a new interest in cooking, and would like this!

    1. Nice! Oh he’d have fun with this for sure… there is nothing like a man who cooks, especially if he loves Herbs, Spices and Seasonings and can use them well. 🙂 Tell me when I can come over for dinner and I will be right there! 🙂

  14. After looking at your recipes and pics, I’m struck by your creativity! I do have one comment….try cutting the tomatoes smaller in your bruschetta. I find that it’s easier to eat if the tomatoes are smaller. I also enjoy the soup pic!

    1. Thank you so much for your comment Carol, I will try cutting them smaller, the tomatoes did keep falling off my bruschetta. lol Plus since my husband’s chemo & radiation for Non Hodgkins Lymphoma killed all his teeth from the inside out, he mostly eats without his dentures in… I am sure it would be easier on him too. lol

  15. I would love the garlic gold sea salt nuggets! They would be a great way to add instant flavor and seasoning to quick meals!

  16. I would not make the first recipe but that’s because i am vegan :)!
    Have you ever had spanish pan con tomate? It is the same ingredients for the bruschetta just a different method- toast the bread on both sides well, then take a tomato cut in half and squish/rub the insides only onto the bread. Drizzle with the garlic gold (or rub a cut garlic clove and drizzle olive oil) and a good sprinkle of sea salt.

  17. I would like to try the Garlic Italian Herb Seasoning Nuggets. My family loves garlic and italian herbs and it would be great to try this in our soups and on bread.

  18. Garlic Gold Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette because I love Garlic & Lemon and want to marinate some chicken to grill. YUM

  19. I’d like to get the Garlic Gold Red Wine Vinaigrette because I’d like to try something different on my salad. And drizzling it on a crusty bread sounds good too.

  20. I am dying to try these products! I’m especially interested in the Sea Salt Nuggets & Garlic Gold Oil. I cook with garlic constantly, & I’m happy to have stumbled across a company that offers organic garlic products. Thanks for your reviews! =D

  21. I want to buy the Garlic Gold Red Wine Vinaigrette because I eat alot of salad and this would be great on one. 🙂

  22. I’d definitely try the brushetta! I don’t have a pressure cooker but I would consider putting the Garlic Gold on a roast in the crock pot. I think you did great!

  23. I’m interested in buying the Garlic Gold Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette because I love lemon and I think this would be delish!

  24. I would love to try the Vinaigrette trio! It sounds like they’d have a lot of great uses, but I’d try them first on salads!

  25. I think your recipes sound great! I do think adding carrots would be good, and maybe even some green beans? Yum!!

  26. i would love to try the garlic gold meyer lemon vinaigrette. we love meyer lemons and garlic and this sounds like it would be a great alternative to our regular ‘heavy’ dressings. thanks for the great giveaway!

  27. I’m with you about garlic! I put that stuff in everything that I can. I’d love to try the garlic oil just for that reason

  28. Oh my these all sound just yummy I would love to try this one – Garlic Gold Classic Balsamic Vinaigrette on frsh spinach with strawberries salad would be delicious.

  29. I like your recipes, I think if people did not mess around and try to invent recipes people like me who are often afraqid of trying something new would have no place to go from different ways and types of food and cooking, I like your brushetta recipe and would love to have some right now for lunch.. Keep up the good work

  30. I’d love to try the Meyer Lemon Vinagrette. I bet it’s absolutely loaded with flavor. I LOVE meyer lemons and garlic!

  31. Honestly, I think Mariah’s Pressure Cooker Garlic Gold Nugget Pot Roast sounds amazing and I would so make it.

  32. I’d buy the Garlic Gold Oil because I use tons of garlic olive oil. I use it in everything that could possibly have garlic in it. It gives it so much more flavor.

    1. Ok, I blew it. I didn’t see that the olive oil was also part of the prize. I woud the Garlic Gold Classic Balsamic Vinaigrette because I use a lot of that, too, and a good Vinaigrette is hard to find.

  33. I think your recipes sound good, especially the pot roast. I think these would be good anywhere you’d use fresh garlic, wouldn’t they?

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