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Google Home Contest | Rules and Regulations

Google Home – Rules & Regulations

There are (3) Prizes. The Prize is in the form of one (1) Google Home device. Prize has no cash value. The odds of winning the Prize will depend upon the total number of eligible entries received during the Contest Period. No purchase necessary. Some restrictions apply. Open only to legal residents of Canada, who are eighteen 18 years of age or older at the time of the contest. Must correctly answer, unaided, a mathematical skill testing question to be declared the Prize winner.

1. Contest Period:
a. This Contest will open on June 26th 2017 at 4:00:00PM ET
b. The Contest will close on July 3rd at 11:59:00PM ET after which no further entries will be accepted.

2. Contest Sponsors: The Contest Sponsor is Inspired Entertainment Inc.

3. Entry Terms and Rules:
a. To be eligible, the entrants must reside in Canada, as outlined above
b. Only one (1) entry is permitted per person. In the event any individual attempts to enter the Contest multiple times, that individual’s entries will be disqualified from the Contest.
c. You must be 18 years or older at the time of the contest in order to participate
d. You must answer unaided, a mathematical skill testing question to be declared the winner.
e. All entries are property of Contest Sponsor
f. By entering the Contest, the entrant agrees to comply with the Contest Rules outlined herein.

4. Submission Criteria:
a. Each entrant must provide their personal information (including, but not limited to first name, last name(s), home and mobile telephone number, mailing address, and e-mail address).
b. Only one (1) contest entry per person may be submitted.
c. Entrants are solely responsible for ensuring that their contest entry is submitted in and received in compliance with these Rules and Regulations.
d. All applications submitted to Contest Sponsor become the property of Contest Sponsor and will not be returned to the Entrant (Entrants should keep a copy).

5. Use of Image and voice by Contest Sponsor:
a. By entering the Contest and submitting a Contest Entry, Entrants consent to: (1) the use of their image and voice for publicity purposes in accordance with these Rules and Regulations

6. Use of Personal Information:
a. By entering the Contest and submitting a Contest Entry, Entrants expressly consent to the collection, use, storage and disclosure of their personal information by Contest Sponsor for the purposes of administering the Contest as well as for the other purposes expressly contemplated in these Rules and Regulations in accordance with the federal Privacy Act. Entrants expressly consent that Contest Sponsor may use the Entrants’ personal information to communicate with them and to announce and/or post the names and locations of the winner on The Domestic Geek Facebook page, twitter account, instagram account and the The Domestic Geek YouTube channel or by any other means in connection with the Contest.
7. Disclaimers and Exclusion of Liability:
a. Contest Sponsor its Commissioner, employees, servants, agents, contractors, assigns or successors assume no responsibility for Contest Entries that are lost, stolen, tampered with, late, damaged, misdirected, received through impermissible channels, illegible or unintelligible for any reason or for any other circumstance that may limit an individual’s ability to participate in the Contest or otherwise affect the administration, security, impartiality or normal course of the Contest, including without limitation any combination of the following:
i. inaccessibility of, technical problems with or failure of The Domestic Geek facebook page. email, any telephone, cable network or transmission system, servers, access providers, computer or other equipment, or software
ii. traffic congestion on the Internet
iii. any virus, computer bug, unauthorized human intervention or any other cause beyond the control of Contest Sponsor, and
iv. any human error which may occur in the administration of the Contest or the processing or judging of Entries.
b. Contest Sponsor, its Commissioner, employees, servants, agents, contractors, assigns and successors will not be liable for any injury, loss or damage of any kind caused by or resulting from an Entrant’s participation or attempted participation in the Contest, compliance or non-compliance with these Contest Rules and Regulations or an Entrant’s acceptance, use or misuse of any prize awarded to the Entrant.
c. Contest Sponsor will not be liable to any Entrant for any indirect, special, consequential or punitive damages in connection with the Contest or these Rules and Regulations.

8. PRIZES: Three (3) Prizes are available to be won. The three prizes consists of:
a. 1 Google Home device
b. The prize winners are solely responsible for any additional costs, shipping taxes or fees not expressly described herein.
c. Participants’ chances of winning will depend on the number of Participants in the Contest and the quality and adherence of the applications to the Rules and Regulations. The Contest Sponsor reserves the right not to award prizes for any reason.
d. The prize must be accepted as awarded and is non-refundable, non-transferable. The prize is not redeemable for for any cash value. The Contest Sponsor reserves the right to make prize substitutions of equivalent monetary value. Failure to claim the Prize will result in a forfeit.
e. The winner will be responsible for all costs or expenses related to set-up, any related taxes, commissions, shipping, service plans and any technical support in connection with the prizes.

9. General
a. Contest Sponsor reserves the right to exclude any Contest Entry that does not comply with these Rules and Regulations or for any reason in its sole discretion without notice at any time.
b. Contest Sponsor reserves the right to modify, suspend or cancel the Contest in whole or in part at any time without notice for any reason at its sole discretion.
c. The Contest is subject to applicable federal, provincial, and territorial laws. This Contest is void where prohibited or restricted by law.
d. YouTube is not a sponsor of this Contest. YouTube is released from any and all liability related to this Contest.

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5 EASY Ice Cream Recipes!

Vanilla Latte
2 cups whipping cream
1 cup sweetened condensed milk
1 vanilla bean
¼ cup espresso

Using an electric mixer, whip cream and condensed milk until light and fluffy. Using a rubber spatula, fold in vanilla bean seeds and espresso. Transfer mixture to a freezer-safe dish and freeze for 6-8 hours, or until completely frozen.
Enjoy!

Matcha Mint
2 cups whipping cream
1 cup sweetened condensed milk
1 tbsp matcha powder
1 tsp peppermint extract
¼ cup pistachios, chopped

Using an electric mixer, whip cream and condensed milk until light and fluffy. Add in matcha powder and peppermint extract and whip until well combined. Using a rubber spatula, fold in pistachios. Transfer mixture to a freezer-safe dish and freeze for 6-8 hours or until completely frozen.
Enjoy!

Very Berry Cheesecake
2 cups whipping cream
1 cup sweetened condensed milk
½ cup whipped cream cheese
½ cup mixed berries, crushed or chopped
½ cup graham crackers, crushed

Using an electric mixer, whip together cream and condensed milk until light and fluffy. Add cream cheese and whip until well combined. Using a rubber spatula, fold in mixed berries and graham crackers. Transfer mixture into a freezer-safe dish and freeze for 6-8 hours or until completely frozen.
Enjoy!

Death By Chocolate
2 cups whipping cream
1 cup sweetened condensed milk
⅓ cup boxed brownie mix
½ cup semi sweet chocolate chunks
½ cup white chocolate chunks
¼ cup fudge sauce

Using an electric mixer, whip cream with condensed milk until light and fluffy. Add brownie box mix and whip until well combined. Using a rubber spatula, gently fold in chocolate chunks and transfer to a freezer-safe dish. Drizzle over fudge sauce and freeze for 6-8 hours or until completely frozen.

Maple Bacon
2 cups whipping cream
1 cup sweetened condensed milk
1 tbsp maple syrup
¼ cup pecans, chopped
¼ cup bacon, cooked and chopped

Using an electric mixer, whip cream and condensed milk until light and fluffy. Using a rubber spatula, gently fold in maple syrup, pecans and bacon. Transfer mixture to a freezer-safe dish and freeze for 6-8 hours or until completely frozen.
Enjoy!

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Google Shop Workshop!

Our #GoogleShop Workshop is happening on July 8th at Best Buy Mississauga – Heartland Town Centre! I’ll be sharing some of my favorite time-saving ideas — like the fastest way to peel a kiwi, the easiest way to chop a mango and a brilliant way to fill a piping bag. Plus, we’ll get to hang out, take pics and make delicious smoothies together!

To Register Click The Links Below:

Session 1: Saturday July 8th 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Session 2: Saturday July 8th 3:00pm – 4:30pm

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3 Incredible Veggie Burger Recipes!

Portobello Halloumi Burger
4 portobello mushrooms, stems removed
1 tbsp thyme leaves
1 tsp garlic powder
8 halloumi slices
Oil
Pepper to taste
*Lightly salt mushrooms since the halloumi can be quite salty.

Toppings:
Burger buns
1 avocado, smashed
Arugula
Sriracha
tomato slices

Drizzle portobello mushrooms with oil and sprinkle with thyme and garlic. Season with pepper to taste. Grill or fry mushrooms to your liking. Meanwhile, grill or fry halloumi slices until golden on both sides. Assemble burger with your desired toppings and enjoy!

Black Bean Burger
½ red onion, finely diced
1 garlic clove, minced
2 cans black beans, rinsed and drained
½ cup breadcrumbs
2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
½ tsp ground cumin
¼ cup cilantro, chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
Oil

Toppings:
Green leaf lettuce
Tomato
Guacamole or avocado slices
Red onion rings

In a food processor, add all ingredients and pulse “dough” forms. Divide mixture into 4 and shape into burger patties. Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet and allow to chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. Fry burgers over medium-high heat until golden on both sides and cooked through. Assemble burger with desired toppings and enjoy!
*Lightly oil your hands when forming burger patties so mixture doesn’t stick to them.

Caramelized Onion Lentil Burger
1 onion, finely diced and caramelized
2 cups lentils, cooked
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
½ cup breadcrumbs
1 garlic clove, minced
2 tsp thyme
1 egg
oil

Toppings:
Goat cheese
Sprouts
Roasted red pepper slices

In a large bowl, mix all ingredients together. Divide mixture and shape into burger patties. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. On a well oiled pan or grill, fry patties until golden and inside is cooked through. Assemble with desired toppings and enjoy!

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3 Summer DESSERTS | Crisp, Crumble & Cobbler!

Plum Crisp
Filling:
2lbs plums, sliced
1 tbsp cornstarch
2-3 tbsp coconut sugar, depending on how sweet your plums are

Topping:
¾ cup rolled oats
⅓ cup coconut sugar
½ cup pecans, chopped
⅓ cup coconut oil

In a large bowl, combine together filling ingredients and transfer to a well greased baking dish. In another bowl, combine topping ingredients and sprinkle over plum mixture. Bake at 350ºF for 40-45 minutes or until plums have softened and oats are golden.

Peach Cobbler

Filling:
2lbs peaches, pitted and sliced
¼ cup brown sugar
1 tsp lemon juice
1 vanilla bean
1 tbsp cornstarch

Topping:
1 cup flour
½ cup sugar
1 tsp baking powder
½ cup butter, cold and cubed
½ cup milk
¼ tsp salt
1 egg, beaten
1 tbsp sugar (optional)

In a large bowl, toss together filling ingredients and bake at 375ºF for 10-15 minutes, or until peaches begin to soften. While peaches are baking, in another bowl, whisk together flour, sugar and baking powder. Add butter and mix until it reaches the consistency of breadcrumbs. Add milk and mix. Once peaches have softened, gently toss them, adding a splash of water if needed to keep peaches from sticking to the sides. Spoon over topping and brush with egg wash. Sprinkle with sugar and return to oven. Bake at 375ºF for 20 minutes or until dough is cooked through and slightly golden.

Triple Berry Crumble

Filing:
6 cups mixed berries, fresh or frozen
¼ cup sugar
3 tbsp cornstarch
½ lemon, juiced

Topping:
⅓ cup brown sugar
¾ cup flour
2 tsp cinnamon
⅓ cup butter, cold and cubed
Sea salt to taste

In a large bowl, toss together filling ingredients and transfer to a greased baking dish. In another bowl or with an electric mixer, add all topping ingredients and mix until it reaches the texture of breadcrumbs with some larger pea size pieces remaining. Sprinkle crumble over fruit mixture and bake at 350ºF for 40-45 minutes.

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5 Healthy(ish) DESSERTS | Just 4 Ingredients Each

Peanut Butter Cookies
1 cup peanut butter
½ cup rolled oats
½ cup coconut sugar
1 egg

In a large bowl, mix all ingredients together. Roll dough out into 1 inch balls and place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Using a fork, gently press down dough balls to form a cookie shape. Bake at 350ºF for 8-10 minutes.

Brownies
2 cups Medjool dates, pitted
½ cup cocoa powder
2 cups walnuts
½ cup dark chocolate, melted

Place walnuts into the food processor and blend to create a coarse walnut flour. Add dates and cocoa powder and blend until a dough forms. Press mixture into a well greased or parchment-lined baking dish and top with melted chocolate. Allow to set in the refrigerator for at least an hour.
Enjoy!

Peanut Butter Cups
1 cup peanut butter
1 tbsp agave
2 cups dark chocolate, finely chopped
2 tsp coconut oil
Sea salt to taste (optional)

In a medium sized bowl, mix together peanut butter with agave. Spoon small discs of peanut butter onto a parchment-lined baking sheet and freeze. Place chocolate and coconut oil over a double boiler and melt over low heat. To assemble cups, line a muffin tin with paper liners and fill with 2-3 tsp of melted chocolate. Allow mixture to solidify slightly in the refrigerator. Place disc of frozen peanut butter into the centre of each chocolate filled cupcake liner and top with melted chocolate. Sprinkle with sea salt to taste and refrigerate for at least 20 minutes.
Enjoy!

Baked Apples
2 apples, cut in half and cored
2 tbsp maple syrup
1 tsp cinnamon
¼ cup granola (optional)
vanilla greek yogurt (optional)

Place apples onto a parchment-lined baking sheet and drizzle with maple syrup to taste. Sprinkle with cinnamon and bake at 350ºF for 25-30 minutes, or until softened and slightly golden. Serve with your favourite granola and/or greek yogurt and enjoy!

Flambéed Bananas
2 Bananas, thickly sliced
3 tbsp Rum
2 tbsp Coconut Sugar
2 tbsp Coconut oil

*** REMEMBER TO TURN HOOD VENT & STOVE OFF BEFORE YOU FLAMBÉ ***

In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add coconut oil. Once melted, add bananas and cook until slightly golden, flipping once. Sprinkle over sugar and rum. Cook for another minute and flambé. If you aren’t comfortable flambéing, just cook the banana for another 1-2 minutes or until the sugar has caramelized.
Enjoy!

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3 Easy Guacamole Recipes!

Salsa Guacamole
2 avocados, diced
1 cup tomatoes, finely diced
¼ cup white onion, finely diced
½-1 garlic clove, grated
¼ cup cilantro, chopped
1 lime, zest and juice
Salt and pepper to taste

In a large bowl, using a fork or potato masher, mash all ingredients together and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Enjoy!

Greek Guacamole
3 ripe avocados, diced
3 tbsp sun dried tomatoes, minced
3 tbsp olives, pitted and roughly chopped
½-1 garlic clove, grated
1 tbsp parsley, chopped
1 tbsp dill, chopped
1 tsp greek seasoning
½ lemon, juiced
2 tbsp feta, crumbled for garnish

In a large bowl, using a fork or potato masher, mash all ingredients together and season with salt and pepper to taste. Top with crumbled feta.
Enjoy!

Bacon & Goat Cheese Guacamole
3 ripe avocados, diced
6 bacon slices, cooked and chopped
½ cup goat cheese, crumbled
1 garlic clove, grated
2 green onion, sliced
½ lemon, juice
Salt and pepper to taste

In a large bowl, using a fork or potato masher, mash all ingredients together and season with salt and pepper to taste. Top with extra crumbled goat cheese and bacon bits and enjoy!

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5 Easy Salad Dressing Recipes

Honey Lemon Dijon
¼ cup lemon juice
2 tbsp dijon mustard
1-2 tsp honey, to taste
¼ cup olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Add all ingredients into a mason jar and shake.
Enjoy!

Raspberry Balsamic
¼ cup balsamic vinegar
2 tbsp raspberry jam
¼ cup olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Add all ingredients into a mason jar and shake.
Enjoy!

Peanut Lime
½ cup natural peanut butter
3 limes, juiced
2 tsp honey
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp ginger, freshly grated
1 tbsp Sriracha
¼-½ cup warm water to thin
Add all ingredients into a large bowl and whisk together. Gradually add warm water to thin until you reach your desired consistency.
Enjoy!

Herb Vinaigrette
1 tbsp dill, chopped
1 tbsp basil, chopped
1 tbsp chives, chopped
¼ cup white wine vinegar
¼ cup olive oil

Roasted Red Pepper & Feta
1 cup plain yogurt
½ cup roasted red peppers
½ cup feta, crumbled
1 garlic clove, peeled
3 tbsp red wine vinegar
¼ cup dill
Salt and pepper to taste

Add all ingredients into a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste and enjoy!

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TACOS | 5 Delicious Ways

Chili Lime Shrimp Tacos
8 corn tortillas
1 lb shrimp, peeled
1 tsp chili powder
1 lime, zest and juice
oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Toppings:
Pineapple salsa: http://bit.ly/2rlPaKG
Jalapeno pepper slices

Season shrimp with chili, lime zest and salt & pepper to taste. Drizzle with oil. On the grill or a pan over medium-high heat, cook shrimp until cooked through. Remove from heat and squeeze over lime juice. Assemble taco with desired toppings and enjoy!

Grilled Veggie Tacos
8 corn tortillas
4 portobello mushrooms, thickly sliced
2 poblano pepper, sliced
½ red onion, sliced
1 tbsp chili powder
4 garlic cloves, minced
Salt and pepper to taste
Oil

Toppings:
Guacamole
Corn kernels

On a pan over medium-high heat, add oil. Add mushrooms and cook for 2-3 minutes, or until they begin to soften. Add pepper and red onion and cook for another 3-4 minutes. Add corn and season with chili powder, garlic and salt and pepper to taste. Cook for another 1-2 minutes or until garlic is fragrant and corn is cooked. Assemble taco with desired toppings and enjoy!

Chipotle Chicken Tacos
½ onion, sliced
1 red yellow pepper, diced
2 garlic cloves
2 chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
2-3 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, chopped
½ cup fire roasted tomatoes
2 tsp chili powder
Oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Toppings:
Black bean salsa: http://bit.ly/2rlPaKG
Green onion

In a large pan over medium-high heat, add oil. Add onion and cook until it begins to soften. Add yellow pepper and cook for another 2-3 minutes. Add garlic, shredded chicken and cook for another minute. Add chipotle peppers, fire roasted tomatoes, chili powder and season with salt & pepper to taste. Assemble taco with desired toppings and enjoy!

Grilled Salmon Tacos
28oz salmon, cut into fillets
1 tbsp chili powder
1 tsp garlic powder
Oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Toppings:
Red Cabbage
Avocado slices
Salsa verde: http://bit.ly/2rlPaKG

Drizzle salmon with oil and season with chili powder and salt & pepper to taste. Grill over medium-high until cooked through. You can also bake the salmon at 400ºF for 10-12 minutes, or until salmon is cooked through. Assemble taco with desired toppings and enjoy!

Ground Beef Tacos
1 lb ground beef
½ onion, finely diced
1 garlic cloves, minced
1 tbsp taco seasoning

Toppings:
Sour cream
Cheddar cheese
Chili slices
Green onions

In a large pan over medium-high heat, add ground beef. Cook for 1-2 minutes and add onion. Cook until onion has softened and beef is cooked through. Add garlic and taco seasoning and cook for another minute. Assemble taco with desired toppings and enjoy!

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Healthy Salsa | 3 Delicious Ways

Salsa verde
1 lb tomatillos, husked and rinsed
1-2 jalapeno peppers
½ onion, peeled and quartered
1 garlic clove, grated
¼ cup cilantro, chopped
1 lime, zest and juice
Salt and pepper to taste

Arrange tomatillos, onion and jalapenos on a parchment lined baking sheet and broil for 10 minutes flipping once halfway through. Once they are charred, remove from the oven and transfer to a food processor. Add garlic, cilantro, lime zest & juice and blend. Season with salt and pepper to taste and enjoy!

Grilled Pineapple Salsa
½ pineapple, cored and cut into rings
½ cup red onion, finely diced
2 chilis, deseeded and minced
1 lime, zest and juice
¼ cup cilantro, chopped
Salt and pepper to taste

On a well greased grill over medium-high heat, add pineapple. Cook on both sides until grill marks appear. Once cooked, remove from heat and allow to cool. Finely dice pineapple and add red onion, chilis, lime zest & juice and cilantro. Toss and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Enjoy!

Black Bean Pico de Gallo
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup corn kernels, cooked
1 cup tomatoes, finely diced
½ white onion, finely diced
1 jalapeno, deseeded and finely minced
1 garlic clove, grated
1 lime, zest and juice
½ tsp ground cumin
¼ cup cilantro, chopped
Salt and pepper to taste

In a large bowl, mix together all ingredients and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Enjoy!

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