Get Advice From Food Experts at The Dish and Enter to Win $50

August 22, 2012 at 8:00 AM 58 comments

Do you blog about your trials and tribulations with food? Do you reach out to your readers every so often in search of new and exciting recipes? Are you tired of cooking the same meals night after night and looking for guidance from food experts?Do you ever wander the grocery store aisles in search of something new?

If you answered yes to any of those questions you should check out The Dish. The Dish is an online resource center (aka: a website) designed to help bloggers discover new recipes and read up on the latest food trends.

The site focuses on four main topics, which include Seasonal Spotlight, Recipe Resources, Ask Our Team and First Look, First Taste. The first three content areas are accessible by anyone, but to view First Look, First Taste you have to register with a blog URL.

Of course, I was most interested to discover what little nuggets of information were hiding there. I registered immediately and received an email a few days later with a user name and password confirming my acceptance. This section of the website contains details about new products.

Best of all, if you like the products mentioned you can often request samples of them. I just requested a sample of Orville Redenbacher’s Ready-to-Eat Gourmet Popcorn. Yummy!

Don’t worry if you don’t have a blog. Even those without blogs will find interesting articles and tidbits of information on The Dish. I really enjoyed the articles by Phil Lempert. He’s nicknamed the Supermarket Guru and his articles contain great advice on saving money at the supermarket.

For example, in his article about frozen foods Lempert suggests checking the package for the sight or sound of ice crystals. (I’ve never done or thought about this before.) If you feel or hear them he says it’s probably a sign the package has been thawed and refrozen.

He also points out that juice concentrates are a better bargain than jars or cartons. He writes: “Look carefully at the other jars or cartons and you’ll see the words, ‘made from concentrate’ on most of them. Don’t pay more for water! Add your own at home and you’ll save 30-50 percent, and your shopping bag will be a lot lighter!”

My husband and I often purchase apple juice in concentrated form.You can typically find it perched on the highest shelf in the juice aisle. It comes in a can and I usually store one or two cans in the pantry. If you’re in the mood for apple juice you simply find a pretty pitcher and add a few cups of water. It takes up much less space than a plastic bottle, and it’s expiration date is typically much longer.

If you are looking for new recipes, advice from food experts or simply searching for ways to save money at the grocery store I suggest checking out The Dish.

Sign up now to become a member, follow @ConAgraDish on twitter and request product samples from First Look, First Taste.

Enter for a chance to win a $50 Visa gift card! For a chance to win, leave a comment telling me which section of The Dish sounds the most useful.

Rules: No duplicate comments. You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods: a) Leave a comment in response to the sweepstakes prompt on this post b) Tweet about this promotion with hash tag #sweepstakes and leave the URL to that tweet in a comment on this post c) Blog about this promotion and leave the URL to that post in a comment on this post d) For those with no Twitter or blog, read the official rules to learn about an alternate form of entry. This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older. Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected. The Official Rules are available here. This sweepstakes runs from 8/22/2012-9/8/2012. Be sure to visit ConAgra Foods’ brand page on BlogHer.com where you can read other bloggers’ reviews and find more chances to win!

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58 Comments

  • 1. Elena  |  August 22, 2012 at 1:50 PM

    I like the recipe resources

  • 2. Elena  |  August 22, 2012 at 1:50 PM

    https://twitter.com/ElenaIstomina/status/238332357667598336

  • 3. Stephanie  |  August 22, 2012 at 1:54 PM

    i really enjoyed the recipe resources

  • 4. Stephanie  |  August 22, 2012 at 1:54 PM

    tweet: https://twitter.com/akronugurl/status/238332925567979521
    :)

  • 5. Mami2jcn  |  August 22, 2012 at 2:28 PM

    The recipe resources are useful.

  • 6. Mami2jcn  |  August 22, 2012 at 2:30 PM

    tweet–https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/238341965261983745

  • 7. marci h  |  August 22, 2012 at 3:34 PM

    i like the holiday resource section of it :)

  • 8. Betty  |  August 22, 2012 at 3:53 PM

    I like the recipe resources.

  • 9. Amanda Sakovitz  |  August 22, 2012 at 4:57 PM

    like the recipe resources section bc I love learning how to make things and getting tips.

  • 10. Amanda Sakovitz  |  August 22, 2012 at 4:57 PM

    https://twitter.com/aes529/status/238379341359235073

  • 11. Jessica To  |  August 22, 2012 at 5:05 PM

    I would probably use the Recipe Resource section the most.

  • 12. Lisa Brown  |  August 22, 2012 at 7:54 PM

    I found the recipe resources most useful
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

  • 13. Lisa Brown  |  August 22, 2012 at 7:55 PM

    https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/238424011325984769
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

  • 14. Colleen  |  August 22, 2012 at 10:59 PM

    I think the Recipe Resources sound super helpful! I can never think of anything to cook after a long day at work!

  • 15. steph  |  August 23, 2012 at 11:45 PM

    the seasonal recipes!

  • 16. steph  |  August 23, 2012 at 11:45 PM

    https://twitter.com/DesMoinesDealin/status/238844278489612288

  • 17. Harmony B  |  August 24, 2012 at 10:51 PM

    the recipe resource. Im always looking for new dinner ideas

  • 18. Harmony B  |  August 24, 2012 at 10:55 PM

    tweet https://twitter.com/hburmeister/status/239194114179084288

  • 19. Valencia  |  August 25, 2012 at 6:54 AM

    I do not know if it’s just me or if everyone else encountering issues with your blog. It appears as though some of the written text within your posts are running off the screen. Can somebody else please provide feedback and let me know if this is happening to them too? This might be a issue with my browser because I’ve had this happen before.

    Thanks

  • 20. Laura Jacobson  |  August 25, 2012 at 10:28 PM

    I love the First Look, First Taste section where you can find out about new products and request samples!

  • 21. Laura Jacobson  |  August 25, 2012 at 10:29 PM

    I tweeted
    https://twitter.com/Ilovemybeagle2/status/239550103323557888

  • 22. Tina M  |  August 27, 2012 at 1:14 PM

    I like the recipe resources

  • 23. Tina M  |  August 27, 2012 at 1:16 PM

    https://twitter.com/HappyTina0115/status/240135205476786176

  • 24. Kelly D  |  August 27, 2012 at 8:34 PM

    I will find the Recipe Resource Section useful. My 2 kids are picky eaters, so I could always use new meal ideas

  • 25. Kelly D  |  August 27, 2012 at 8:35 PM

    tweet
    https://twitter.com/Kellydpa/status/240246167231922177

  • 26. Jessie C.  |  August 29, 2012 at 12:10 AM

    Recipe Resources section is the most useful to me.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

  • 27. Jessie C.  |  August 29, 2012 at 12:11 AM

    https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/240662505117065216

  • 28. Giveaway Lover  |  August 29, 2012 at 5:47 PM

    The recipe resources would definitely be the most helpful.

  • 29. maria cantu  |  August 30, 2012 at 2:49 PM

    The most useful is the recipe resources.

  • 30. Rebecca Graham  |  September 1, 2012 at 5:07 AM

    I would use the recipe resources.

  • 31. Rebecca Graham  |  September 1, 2012 at 5:08 AM

    Tweeted: https://twitter.com/rhoneygee/status/241824636466241536

  • 32. Ashley Tucker  |  September 1, 2012 at 8:49 PM

    I love the recipe resources!
    ajoy1332 at yahoo dot com

  • 33. Ashley Tucker  |  September 1, 2012 at 8:50 PM

    tweet https://twitter.com/ajoy1332/status/242061633847971840

    ajoy1332 at yahoo dot com

  • 34. Kerry  |  September 3, 2012 at 8:52 AM

    I like the product samples from the First Look, First Taste section!

  • 35. Kerry  |  September 3, 2012 at 8:54 AM

    tweeted: https://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/242606332178472960

  • 36. Marcia Goss  |  September 3, 2012 at 8:26 PM

    I like the First Look, First Taste section. l enjoy reading about new products.

  • 37. Marcia Goss  |  September 3, 2012 at 8:28 PM

    Tweet.
    https://twitter.com/mgoss123/status/242780994476834816

  • 38. Christina Tong  |  September 4, 2012 at 12:05 AM

    The Recipe Resources Section sounds the most useful to me, there are Seasonal Fruit & Vegetables Recipes where I can get more meal idea for my family.

    ctong2[at]gmail[dot]com

  • 39. Christina Tong  |  September 4, 2012 at 12:11 AM

    Tweeted about this promotion: https://twitter.com/ctong2/status/242836693009432576

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  • 40. jennifer horn  |  September 4, 2012 at 12:22 PM

    I think the recipes would be most helpful.

  • 41. jennifer horn  |  September 4, 2012 at 12:23 PM

    https://twitter.com/jen_r_horn/status/243020925572898816

  • 42. Eugenie  |  September 5, 2012 at 5:06 AM

    I like the Seasonal Spotlight section on The Dish the best.

  • 43. Eugenie  |  September 5, 2012 at 5:08 AM

    tweet
    https://twitter.com/wizardewu/status/243274126687629312

  • 44. Sarah L  |  September 6, 2012 at 12:02 AM

    I like the Seasonal Spotlight because I’m always trying to eat seasonally.
    Thanks for the contest.

  • 45. Sarah L  |  September 6, 2012 at 12:03 AM

    blogged: http://slehan.blogspot.com/2012/09/win-50-visa-gc-from-blogher-conagra-98.html

  • 46. sandra  |  September 6, 2012 at 8:43 AM

    i like the First Look, First Taste section

  • 47. carmen  |  September 6, 2012 at 7:53 PM

    i love how customizable the recipe selections are, depending on your wants/needs.

  • 48. anash  |  September 6, 2012 at 9:38 PM

    i like the fact that i can join the First Look, First Taste club! Thanks for a super giveaway!

  • 49. anash  |  September 6, 2012 at 9:43 PM

    Tweeted:
    https://twitter.com/anashct3/status/243886686902292482
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 50. Lee  |  September 7, 2012 at 7:49 AM

    I find the Recipe Resources section of The Dish to be the best or most useful of all.

  • 51. Lee  |  September 7, 2012 at 7:50 AM

    I tweeted: https://twitter.com/leedhowell/status/244039835172626432

  • 52. angie lilly  |  September 7, 2012 at 2:05 PM

    Because I never know what to make for dinner, the Recipe Resources section sounds the most useful for me!

  • 53. angie lilly  |  September 7, 2012 at 2:06 PM

    I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/MsTofuFairy/status/244134079652585472

  • 54. ewhatley  |  September 7, 2012 at 4:34 PM

    I like the Recipe Resources section.

  • 55. LAMusing  |  September 8, 2012 at 1:05 AM

    I find the Recipe Resources most useful. Wish i was a blogger :)

  • 56. LAMusing  |  September 8, 2012 at 1:07 AM

    https://twitter.com/LAMusing/status/244300674416926720

  • 57. Erica Best  |  September 8, 2012 at 4:23 PM

    I like the recipe resources

  • 58. Erica Best  |  September 8, 2012 at 4:24 PM

    https://twitter.com/purplelover04/status/244527954170875904


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