I am partnering with KitchenAid in support of 1000 Cooks For the Cure. We are giving away a new KitchenAid Stand Mixer in Raspberry Ice! I hope you will consider hosting a get-together in aid of this important cause.
What is 1000 Cooks For The Cure?
1000 Cooks For The Cure is KitchenAid’s annual program that aims to enlist 1,000 cooks from the U.S. to host a get-together with friends, family or colleagues anytime from July 18-27, 2014, in order to support the fight against breast cancer. The get-together can be big or small, from a book club meeting to a backyard barbecue. It can even be a party at your office or work place. It’s very possible that you are already planning a get-together as it is, so consider registering your party with the KitchenAid program and raising a little money for a great cause.
In lieu of a host gift, guests are encouraged to bring a donation in any amount to support the fight against breast cancer. Visit http://cookforthecure.kitchenaid.com for more information on the Cook for the Cure program.
To register a party with the program, go to http://cookforthecure.kitchenaid.com/host-a-party/, where you will be assigned a host ID number.
I know few people these days whose lives have not been touched by breast cancer. Mine certainly has, several times over. My maternal grandmother died of breast cancer when I was a child, and my aunt on my father’s side is a breast cancer survivor. And in 2002, my father’s wife lost her battle with breast cancer that had metastasized to her lungs and brain. Hers was a long, painful and bitter fight, and she left behind a 16 year old son, so I have seen first hand the devastation that breast cancer can cause. I don’t doubt that many of you have your own stories. I urge you to consider hosting a Cook For the Cure event.
So what’s in it for you?
What, you mean besides the joy and satisfaction of supporting a great cause while hanging out with friends and family? Well, KitchenAid is kindly allowing me to give away one of their gorgeous 5-Quart stand mixers, this one in Raspberry Ice. How gorgeous is that? You can the giveaway enter with just a comment, but if you do register a party with 1ooo Cooks For the Cure, you get 10 extra entries!
Please note that KitchenAid is sponsoring this giveaway. I have received no compensation or product and all opinions are my own.
They also asked me to create a pink recipe in honour of the event and I was more than happy to oblige. It happens to be a ridiculously easy recipe, but we like easy, especially in the high heat of summer. This is something you can whip up and serve to your guests in a matter of moments. The trick is to use frozen berries, as they will give your yogurt the prefect consistency without the use of an ice cream maker. Just pop your berries and yogurt into a blender or processor, give it a whiz and bam, Instant Frozen Yogurt! You can make it with any berry you choose, but frozen raspberries give it a delightful pink colour, perfect for a 1000 Cooks For The Cure party.
So once again, I sincerely hope you will consider hosting one of these easy and meaningful events. And then you can come on back on the 18th and enter my KitchenAid mixer giveaway!
Instant Raspberry Frozen Yogurt
- 2 cups frozen raspberries (unsweetened)
- 1 cup full fat Greek yogurt
- 2 to 4 tbsp powdered Swerve Sweetener, depending on how sweet you like it (I did only 2 tbsp)
- In the bowl of a food processor or a high-powered blender, combine frozen berries, yogurt and sweetener. Process on high until well combined, scraping down sides as needed.
- If you want yours a little firmer, transfer to a container and freeze for 30 minutes.
Serves 4. Each serving has 10 g of carbs and 2 g of fiber. Total NET CARBS = 8 g.
Food energy: 107kcal Saturated fatty acids: 3.50g Total fat: 5.50g Calories from fat: 49 Cholesterol: 18mg Carbohydrate: 10.00g Total dietary fiber: 2.00g Protein: 5.00g Sodium: 27mg