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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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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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**NEW KITCHEN REVEAL** Finally!

Kitchen

I am so excited to share my brand new kitchen with you lovelies!! As a lot of you know, this process was a total labor of love but I couldn’t be happier with the transformation.

BeforeAfter

Working in this kitchen is like a dream. It’s got the butcher block countertops I’ve always wanted, a massive island that is perfect for shooting cooking videos incredible stainless steel appliances courtesy of FRIGIDAIRE GALLERY that make my life in the kitchen so much easier. You can CLICK HERE to learn more about all of the gorgeous appliances in the space and where to find them.

Kitchen3

I also just adore my DELTA Touch2O Faucet. I had one in my old kitchen and now I can’t live without it. All you need to do is tap it to turn it on which is perfect if you got messy hands. I also installed one in my bathroom and it’s amazing!! To learn more about the Delta Touch2O Collection, CLICK HERE.

Faucet

I think that the rest of the space is just as inspiring and filled with whimsy. I’ve got lots of vibrant colours, adorable figurines and of course beautiful fresh flowers!

LivingRoom3

FlyingPig

Flowers

For a behind-the-scenes look at the entire space, including everything that’s hidden behind the camera, be sure to check out the full video on my YouTube channel HERE. And of course, stay tuned, because there’s lots more DELICIOUSNESS coming soon 🙂

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3 Clever Cauliflower Recipes | Dinner Made Easy

Crispy Cauliflower Bites

Cauliflower:
1 head cauliflower, cut into florets
2 eggs, whisked
1 cup panko breadcrumbs

Honey Garlic Sauce:
1/3 cup honey
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 tbsp soy sauce
1/3 cup water
2 tsp cornstarch

To bread cauliflower, individually dip florets into eggs.
Next, roll cauliflower in panko breadcrumbs.
Place on a nonstick or parchment lined baking sheet.
Bake at 400ºF for 15-20 minutes, turning once halfway.
While cauliflower is baking, in saucepan over medium heat, add honey, garlic and soy sauce.
In a small bowl, make a cornstarch slurry by whisking water together with cornstarch.
Add cornstarch slurry to saucepan.
Cook for another 2-3 minutes or until sauce thickens.
Once cauliflower is golden and cooked to your liking, remove from oven and drizzle with honey garlic sauce.
*Allow to cool for a few minutes before eating!
Enjoy!

Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Crust:
1 head cauliflower, cut into florets
1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
¼ cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
2 tsp Italian seasoning
¼ tsp salt
1 large egg

For the pizza:
½ cup tomato sauce
1 cup mozzarella
½ cup mushrooms, sliced
½ green pepper, sliced
¼ red onion, sliced

For the crust, place cauliflower into a food processor.
Pulse until cauliflower is finely ground.
Steam crumbled cauliflower for 3-4 minutes or until tender
Using a clean kitchen towel, place cauliflower into the centre and wrap tightly so cauliflower doesn’t fall out.
Allow cauliflower to cool to avoid burning hands.
Once cooled, squeeze out as much moisture as possible.
Add cauliflower to a large bowl and add cheeses, egg, Italian seasoning and salt & pepper to taste.
Mix well.
Place mixture on an oiled nonstick or parchment lined baking sheet or pizza tray.
Press into desired shape.
Bake at 425ºF for 10-15 minutes, or until crust begins to brown.
To assemble pizza, add toppings of choice.
In this case, add tomato sauce and cheese.
Top with broccoli, tomatoes, orange pepper, corn and red onion.
Return to oven and bake until cheese has melted and crust is golden (approximately 5 minutes).
Enjoy!

Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Creamy Mushroom Sauce [Vegan]

Cauliflower:
1 head cauliflower, trimmed
1 tbsp oil
1 tsp garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste

For the Creamy Mushroom Sauce:
1 small onion, finely diced
1/2 lb mushrooms, sliced
1 tsp fresh thyme leaves
1 tbsp flour or cornstarch
1 cup mushroom or vegetable broth
1 tbsp soy sauce

Preheat oven to 375°F.
Clean cauliflower by removing core and excess leaves.
Place whole cauliflower head in a baking dish.
Drizzle with oil and season with garlic powder, salt and pepper to taste.
Cover with foil and roast for 30 minutes. Uncover and roast for 20-30 minutes more or until cauliflower is crispy.
In the meantime, heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and mushrooms and sauté for about 6 minutes or until mushrooms have released their moisture.
Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Add flour and cook for an additional 30 seconds.
Add mushroom or vegetable broth and soy sauce and cook, whisking constantly until sauce thickens.
Add soy sauce and thyme and cook for an additional 30 seconds.
Enjoy!

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3 Healthy Breakfast Parfaits

Chocolate Peanut Butter Parfaits
Servings: 1
Calories: 457

1/2 cup vanilla greek yogurt
1-2 tbsp peanut butter
1 tsp cocoa powder
1 tsp maple syrup (optional)
1 banana
1/8 cup salted peanuts, chopped
1/8 cup granola

In a medium sized bowl, whisk together yogurt, peanut butter and cocoa powder. Add maple syrup if you want it sweeter.
In another small bowl, mix together granola and salted peanuts.
Assemble parfaits as desired.
Enjoy!

Very Berry Cheesecake Parfait
Servings: 1
Calories: 311

1/2 cup vanilla greek yogurt
1-2 tbsp cream cheese, softened
1 tsp maple syrup (optional)
1/8 cup crushed graham crackers
¼ cup granola
¼ cup raspberries
¼ cup blueberries

In a medium sized bowl, whisk together yogurt and cream cheese. Add maple syrup if you want it sweeter.
Assemble parfaits as desired.
Enjoy!

Apple Pie Breakfast Parfait
Servings: 1
Calories: 300

1 apple, peeled and diced
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 cup granola
1/2 cup vanilla greek yogurt

In a small saucepan, add apples, lemon juice and cinnamon. Add a splash of water if necessary. Cook on medium heat until apples begin to soften. Once cooked to your desired consistency, set aside and allow to cool.
Assemble parfaits as desired.

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White Chocolate Chip Cookies | #GuiltyPleasure

In honour of the Winter Youth Olympic Games this February in Norway, I’ve teamed up with the International Olympic Committee to bring you a brand new series we’re calling Guilty Pleasure where I’ll be creating healthier versions of decadent dishes inspired by some incredible Olympic athletes.

This week’s athlete is American mogul skier Hannah Kearney who won Gold at the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver!!

Hannah asked me to make her a healthier version of her favourite guilty pleasure White Chocolate Chip Cookies and I am so excited to share my recipe with all of you. It’s so delicious, you won’t even believe it’s good for you!

Check out the full video HERE!

White Chocolate Chip Cookies | Wheat-free, butter-free, egg-free

White Chocolate Chip Cookies | Wheat-free, butter-free, egg-free

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 cup almond butter
  • ¼ cup ground chia seeds
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ cup white chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F/175°C. In a large bowl mash the bananas. Add almond butter, chia seeds, cocoa powder, coconut sugar, vanilla, baking soda and salt. Mix well. Fold in white chocolate chips. Bake at 350°F/175°C for 8-10 minutes. Allow cookies to cool for 5 minutes before eating.
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Mac & Cheese Cups | Gluten-Free

Mac & Cheese Cups | Gluten-Free

Mac & Cheese Cups | Gluten-Free

Ingredients

  • 1lb brown rice macaroni, cooked and drained
  • 2½ cups butternut squash, cubed
  • 1 cup chicken or vegetable broth
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 3 tbsp plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup Gruyere OR sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • ½ cup parmesan, freshly grated
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Generously grease a muffin tin. Set aside.
  3. In a large saucepan combine butternut squash, vegetable broth, milk and garlic.
  4. Simmer over medium-low heat until squash is cooked through. Keep a close eye on it because you don’t want the milk to scald.
  5. Transfer squash and broth mixture into a food processor.
  6. Carefully pulse mixture until it is smooth. **Caution: Blending hot liquid can be dangerous. Be sure to allow the steam to escape to avoid an accident.
  7. Add Greek yogurt, cheese, smoked paprika, salt and pepper.
  8. Blend mixture until it’s completely smooth.
  9. Pour cheese sauce over cooked macaroni and stir until it’s evenly coated.
  10. Fill each muffin cup with mac and cheese mixture.
  11. Bake at 375°F until the mac and cheese is set and has become crispy on top, between 20 and 30 minutes.
  12. Store in the refrigerator for up to 4 days or in the freezer for 3 months.
  13. Enjoy!
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Brussels Sprouts with Pecans, Cranberries and Blue Cheese

Brussels Sprouts with Cranberries, Pecans and Blue Cheese

Brussels Sprouts with Cranberries, Pecans and Blue Cheese

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1lb Brussels sprouts
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1lb Brussels sprouts
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tsp honey
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries
  • ¼ cup toasted pecans
  • ½ cup blue cheese or goat cheese, crumbled

Instructions

  1. In a large frying pan, melt butter over medium-high heat.
  2. Add Brussels sprouts and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low and cook for 6-8 minutes or until sprouts are fork tender.
  4. In a small bowl, combine balsamic vinegar and honey.
  5. In a large bowl combine Brussels sprouts, balsamic mixture, cranberries, pecans and blue cheese.
  6. Enjoy!
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Cup

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Cup

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Cup

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup peanut butter, smooth or crunchy
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 18-24 chocolate peanut butter cups

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and spray muffin tin liberally with cooking spray.
  2. In a stand mixer, beat together butter, peanut butter, sugars, eggs and vanilla extract until fluffy.
  3. Add flour and baking soda and mix until well combined and dough has formed.
  4. Press dough into muffin cups creating a well.
  5. Fill each well with one peanut butter cup.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes.
  7. Allow to cool completely.
  8. Enjoy!!
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