Wednesday, January 28, 2009


Pomegranates are in the superfood category. They have multiple health benefits and we should all be eating them. But did you ever try to open a pomegranate? I did. It's one thing to peel and eat and it's another to try to extract juice. I've tried several different methods and IMHO it's best to just buy the juice. Yes, it's pricey. But think about all the work involved. It's worth it.

POMWonderful has something to say about it:

"POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice is the only pomegranate juice backed by $25 million in medical research. Actually, we are the only pomegranate juice backed by any medical research at all.

There has been a lot of talk lately about the role of pomegranates in promoting heart health, prostate health, and proper erectile function. But while these results are promising, keep in mind that all of the research has been done on POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice. Our juice comes from a unique pomegranate variety (the Wonderful), which is grown in a unique location (California), and which is juiced with proprietary technology (ours!). No other pomegranate juice can claim these distinctions, and no other brand has been clinically tested."

Click on the link above to find out more about POMWonderful's health benefits and to get recipes and other information. Check out the fun videos that will make you laugh. You can even vote for one.

But now, about the contest: POMWonderful is giving away 1 case of six 8 oz. bottles to one lucky winner. Here's all you have to do:

1. Write a blogpost about the contest, mentioning and linking to my blog and mentioning POMWonderful.

2. Send me a post comment stating what you would do with the case of 6 bottles of POMWonderful OR send me an original recipe using POMWonderful.

3. Visit one other blog (not mentioned on my links) and tell them about the contest and my blog, and tell me in your post comment who it was.

Winner will be the most original entry. In case of no original entries, winner will be drawn at random. Deadline for entries is Wednesday, February 4, Midnight.
And here's more good news: POMWonderful may be giving away more freebies later! Let's all get healthy in the new year. Happy blogging. Did I mention that today is my birthday?


Rosie Hawthorne said...

Happy Birthday, Judy!
(Mine was Monday.)

Donna-FFW said...

A VERY Happy Birthday to you, dear Judy!!! I wish you health, happiness, and many many more years of cookig!!

Barbara Bakes said...

Judy - I gave you some awards on my blog! I also blogged about your giveaway. I spent some time on the POM website this morning and laughed at the videos. Then went over to the recipes and picked out a smoothie recipe I'll make if I win the POM!

I commented on about your giveaway. She has a great Pomegranate Swirl Ice Cream recipe on her blog.

Katrina said...

A happy happy day to you, Judy!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to You!

My daughter has fallen in love with pom seeds - yes, it takes time but now that she knows how to do it, I don't have to anymore.

People have talked about buying pom seeds prepackaged, but I have yet to see those in my neck of the woods!

I'll give you a shout out tomorrow on my bfast post.

Again, Happy Birthday!

Hairball T. Hairball said...

Happy Belated Birthday Judy!!

Unknown said...

Happy belated birthday Judy.Pomegranates are so yummy and I need to find more ways of using them.

Rosie Hawthorne said...

Hey Judy,
I just entered your contest with my blog post which you can see here:

I also sent a comment to Marilyn at and mentioned the contest and your blog.

And here's my original recipe:
1 cup pomegranate juice
1 cup sugar
peeled rind and juice of 1 lime
1/2 cup cranberries
3 grapefruit wedges, chopped
1/2 cup honey
1/8 cup balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup raisins
1/4 cup Grand Marnier
1 apple
1/2 cup pecans
lemon peel

Mix all ingredients up to and including raisins.

Just barely simmer until the sauce is reduced by 1/2 (about 2 hours)

Add the Grand Marnier off heat.
Return to heat and ignite.

Add in pecans, lemon peel,chopped apple and mint.

Yasmeen said...

My best wishes to you Judy.I guess its a little late to enter your event,I did participate in the POM Wonderful recipe contest last November when poms were in full bloom in the markets,didn't win any prize though for my spiced apple and pomegranate pie recipe.

Yasmeen said...

HI judy,
I updated in today's post about the contest,hope that's ok.Also visited Laylita's recipes to inform about the event.

Navita (Gupta) Hakim said...

Belated ahppy Birthday Judy! :)

Sorry just came here for the first time ...or else I would've participated for sure. I keep trying new stuff all the time.

So stop by my blog...would love to have you over :)

SGB said...

Congrats on your first contest and Happy B-day btw.
Your pizza recipes are awesome!
Tell your taster to lighten up a bit... :)