Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Time to Chill With The GEt Fresh Crew!

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The day I decided to start my business was the day I learned a hard lesson: there will be sacrifices. I fully accepted the fact  I would miss major family events, outings with the girls, and date nights with the boyfriend but what I didn't fully process was that I would also sacrifice good ole' fresh home cooked meals. For entrepreneurs like myself or just people with hectic schedules/circumstances having a fresh meal can be somewhat of a luxury. Back in 2010 I decided that I would invest in my wellness and embark on an intense yet enlightening raw food detox  ; the experience left me a few pounds lighter but also with a new found respect and awareness of the importance of eating fresh foods. Fast track two years and here I am still learning how to navigate my bustling lifestyle of photo shoots, constant schlepping,  and traveling while maintaining a healthy, balanced diet of fresh foods. What I took away from my wellness escapade spearheaded by Karyn Calabrese (Raw food/Vegan Connoisseur and Wellness Goddess) was that with healthy eating - preparation is key and one will need the right tools, appliances, and sheer know-how to take charge and live a full, vibrant life (trust your body will thank you for it). 


 Now mon petites, being healthy does not necessary mean going raw and living on sprouts alone - it means making a conscious effort to ensure what goes in your body is a fresh as it could be. For me when my schedule permits I like to make all my meals using the freshest products available. Although I live in NYC I mostly buy farm fresh produce and surprisingly it doesn't break the bank either. And I am not alone - in the city there has been a resurgence of people like me who want non-processed foods and thankfully there's organic / farmer's market sprouting up everywhere making my at home food regime all the more accessible.  For instance my current go to lunch this summer has been an unbelievably yummy Ginger Swai Fillet paired with greens (pictured here with Brussels Sprouts), Mandarin Oranges from the Farmer's Market and my grand-mère's to-die-for vanilla infused lemonade. When I prepare these meals there is a sense of self appreciation that I experience knowing that I am being aware and mindful when nourishing this body of mine. With this awareness also comes with the realization when eating fresh/clean the appliances/tools are just as important as the produce itself. And when it comes to appliances especially in the terms of sustaining the freshness of the produce having a fully functioning  refrigerator is detrimental so when I heard about GE Freshpedition's  series I was instantly intrigued to learn more about the new GE French Door Refrigerator  
                                        
Copyright La PETITE Blog 2012
GE Freshpedition follows chef Ben Sargent (who's a total cutie - gotta love a man who can cook!) and GE engineer Justin Berger as they embark on a cross-country road trip to find farm fresh ingredients to prepare a ultra haute meal for  deserving Wildlife Biologist Ron Thompson whose occupation keeps him away from his home, family and access to fresh food. Along for the ride is a GE French Door Refrigerator - ensuring that all the ingredients maintain the freshness. I can't wait to see how these two men (whom seem like the 2012 odd couple) set on this quest to reward hard working Ron Thompson with a fresh meal. I for one can identify with the wildlife biologist (photo shoots can be brutal people!) and will watch with delight as he is bestowed with a soul nourishing meal! Here's a sneak peak of what's to come with the series...    











GE is continuing this same passion for fresh food with the Freshpedition Sweepstakes. This sweepstakes uses Pinterest, which means you can actually pin for a chance to win all new GE kitchen appliances.  
But wait, there’s even more to win! 
You can also enter each day of the sweepstakes for a chance to win a $100 VISA® Prepaid Card. Entering for this prize is fun as you’re asked to pin your favorite fresh foods or your own recipes. Also, these pins when hashtagged with your state (e.g. #GEfreshTX) become part of a “Best of Fresh” map featuring freshness from around the country. Be sure to follow Ben & Justin on their journey and GE Appliances on twitter @GE_Appliances & use the hashtag #freshpedition 
Explore the map here: www.freshpedition.com/sweepstakes/fresh-map.htm




For official rules and to enter visit here: www.freshpedition.com/sweepstakes


Disclosure: Compensation was provided by GE via Glam Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of GE.



4 comments:

mona lisa said...

Girl how you gonna have that delicious meal posted AND NOT SHARE THE RECIPE! NOT FAIR and p.s. Ben is a cutie!

Anonymous said...

I wish they were giving away one of those refridergators.

Anonymous said...

I wish they were giving away one of those refridergators.

Anonymous said...

thanks for sharing.