A Holiday Greeting and A Big Thank You Giveaway!

by Mary Papoulias-Platis

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Kalo Mina!  (Happy New Month)

The start of the holiday season is upon us, and  I wanted to take a little time to thank you for being such loyal readers. Over  the years I have met many of you at my cooking classes, food conferences, and around town. I have heard from you with kind Facebook messages and comments that warmed my heart!  Tweets come in about the food world, upcoming Greek events, and just a simple hello from time to time. You are all so very appreciated. Have a safe and wonderful holiday season!

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I have been invited from nine fellow bloggers to join in this terrific giveaway.  Please visit their sites and take a look at how they blog their expertise and knowledge online. I have interacted with these bloggers daily and weekly, and have developed lasting relationships with them. I couldn’t have ask for a more professional group of bloggers to associate myself with.

iPad Mini giveaway ends 12/16/13 at 11:59 PM PST

This giveaway is sponsored by the following food bloggers:

California Greek Girl: Mary Papoulias-Platis

Family Spice: Laura Bashar

Jolly Tomato: Jeanne Fratello

Liv Life Too: Kim Kelly

Mimi Avocado: Mimi Holtz

Recipe Renovator: Stephanie Weaver

Rustic Garden Bistro: Kim Burnell

She’s Cookin: Priscilla Willis

Shockingly Delicious: Dorothy Reinhold

The Spicy RD: E.A. Stewart

This is what you will win.

From December 2nd to 3rd, KIND will offer $10 off our KIND Healthy Indulgence Cube (normally $42.50) by entering GIVE at checkout. To help give back at the same time, for every cube purchased KIND will make a donation to City Harvest, a food rescue organization dedicated to feeding the hungry. Customers who purchase a cube can feel good knowing that each purchase will help feed 12 people in need, which is needed even more now given recent cuts in food stamps. Take part in #GivingTuesday by sharing this link and offer, and ordering some yummy snacks for yourself or a friend. Also would make a wonderful gift to send to an office.

Required FTC disclosure: The sweepstakes items were provided by KIND Snacks and California Greek Girl, Liv Life Too, Family Spice, Jolly Tomato, Mimi Avocado, Recipe Renovator, Rustic Garden Bistro, She’s Cookin, Shockingly Delicious, and The Spicy RD. I was not paid to write this post.

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  • This sweepstakes is sponsored by KIND Snacks, California Greek Girl, Liv Life Too, Family Spice, Jolly Tomato, Mimi Avocado, Rustic Garden Bistro, She’s Cookin, Shockingly Delicious, The Spicy RD, and Recipe Renovator, P.O. Box 34054, San Diego, CA 92163-4054. (619) 365-5065.
  • Prize description: Grand prize: 1 iPad mini, 1 KIND snacks cube, 1 digital copy of Cooking Techniques with Olive Oil, 1 digital copy of Twelve Terrific Christmas Cookie Recipes. Total retail value $354.48.

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{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Kim

Hi Mary! Greetings from Utah! It has been such a pleasure getting to know you better this year. Kudos again for publishing the Olive Oil book!! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family this year. See you soon!


2 Susan S.

I love this blog for all the healthy Greek recipes, and posts written in such a warm and welcoming way . Thank you Mary, it is always a pleasure.

3 Bobbi Burleson

I love all things Greek 🙂

4 Jeanne @JollyTomato

Hi Mary: So much fun to be doing this giveaway with you! Hope you have a wonderful holiday season! xo Jeanne

5 Oge | healthy food delivery

Thank you Mary for your wonderful blog and this great giveaway!

6 Mary Papoulias-Platis

You’re welcome Oge! Have a wonderful holiday season!

7 Mary Papoulias-Platis

Jeanne it’s nice to know we work so well together, and support one another!Happy Holidays!

8 Mary Papoulias-Platis

Bobbi, love your site and your olive oil brownies!

9 Mary Papoulias-Platis

Thank-you Susan! More recipes to come for the holidays. Happy Holidays!

10 Mary Papoulias-Platis

Wishing yo the best in your travels! Can’t wait to hear about your new ventures and travel stories. Missed you at the luncheon, but we kept you in our thoughts!
Have a lovely holiday season, XO Mary

11 Carolsue

I like how well the recipes are categorized and I like the beautiful pictures of the recipes.

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