The Art of Random Willy-Nillyness: Frieda's Review and Giveaway!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Frieda's Review and Giveaway!



I am always looking for new products to try. Since I am on a semi-health kick now, I am looking for recipes and food that I can use to make vegetarian dishes. I recently had the opportunity to try some Frieda's Products. For 50 years, Frieda’s Inc. has been famously innovating unusual and exotic fruits and vegetables in supermarket produce departments.

They also have other products. For my review, I was sent egg roll wrapper and won ton wrappers. Now, I love Asian food but, sadly, every time I have tried to cook Asian food, it goes horribly wrong.

You all know I cannot follow a recipe to save my life. And when I have tried Asian recipes, they just don't turn out that well. I thought about wat to make with my Frieda's products. I was going to make egg rolls but then I spied some butternut squash in my fridge.

My way of cooking is always willy-nilly and after I saw the squash, I figured that maybe I could use the won ton wrappers as ravioli. It's a little crazy but it worked. I had just seen a Food Network show with Emeril and he made ravioli in a brown butter sage sauce so I tried to duplicate the recipe. Of course, without a recipe.

I took my butternut squash and put it in a roasting pan. I added salt, pepper and a pinch of nutmeg. Then I roasted the squash for about 20-25 minutes at 450 degrees to soften. Once it was done, I pureed it with a fork. I took the won ton wrappers and laid them out on a cutting board. I stuffed them with the filling. I put some water around the edges and then place another won ton wrapper on top of that. I made sure they closed tightly.

After I stuffed the ravioli, I put them into boiling water for 3 minutes. That was it. I love these wrappers because they did not rip or break while I was stuffing them or while they were in the boiling water. They were easy to use and they were perfect for the ravioli. The wrappers are not too thin or too thick. They were the perfect texture for ravioli. My only complaint would be they are a little large but the next time I make ravioli, I will cut the edges off a little.

To finish my recipe, I browned some butter with fresh sage (from my garden) and then added the ravioli. The ravioli were delicious. My husband asked if I had made the ravioli pasta. I almost lied and said yes but I came clean!

I have to say that I loved the won ton wrappers. They were easy to use and taste delicious. I know I will be using them again. My next experiment will be making veggie egg rolls with the egg roll wrappers. Those might not turn out as good but I am willing to give it a try.

You can Find Frieda's products at Bi-Lo and other and other grocery stores around the country.

I also have a great Frieda's Prize Pack to giveaway to one lucky reader. The prize pack includes:  Frieda's Prize Pack: Purple Kiwi Cookbook (written by Frieda's CEO), Green reusable Frieda’s bag, Pen, Notepad, Coupons and Won-Ton and Egg Roll wrappers.

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Disclosure: I received a sample product for review purposes. No other compensation was given and the opinions in this post are solely mine and are based on my experience with the product. Sponsors are responsible for shipping prizes unless otherwise stated. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery of any prizes.

75 comments:

  1. The Spicy Lotus Pork sounds really good.
    wdwfla at gmail dot com

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  2. The Thai chicken and coconut soup sounds interesting to try.

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  3. I want to try the "Roasted Baby Artichokes" ! Sounds yummy !

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  4. The recipe for Frieda's Banana Filled Egg Rolls with Custard Sauce sounds delicious!

    Samfor3 (at) frontier (dot) com

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  5. Southwestern Veggie Medley
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

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  6. Their recipe for Spicy Lotus Pork sounds delish!

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  7. Meyer Lemon Braised Chicken with Snow Peas.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  8. I think the stir fried sugar snap peas sounds great!
    kkondek at gmail.com

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  9. I like the Roasted Sweet Pepper Salad recipe. Thanks!
    romapup at gmail dot com

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  10. The spinach salad crepe cups sound good

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  11. CURRIED GINGER CHICKEN SALAD SOUNDS DELISH.


    LOVE3570@AOL.COM

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  12. The Spicy Lotus Pork sounds good.
    Me4Wrest@gmail.com

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  13. The Southwestern Vegetable Medley looks good. I like that one.

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  14. I'd like to try the roasted baby artichokes! :D

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  15. Matchstick Stir-Fry with Shrimp sounds good!

    Thanks,

    selinda_mccumbers at yahoo.com

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  16. spicy lotus pork
    gkuroda(at)gmail.com

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  17. I'd like to try the Crab Rellenos!

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  18. I think the Chile and Corn Rellenos would be wonderful!
    sgrant4(at)ymail(dot)com

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  19. Guacamole Fresno
    seyma_bennett@hotmail.com

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  20. The Chile Colorado looks yummy!

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  21. The roasted baby artichokes sound terrific.

    cp1935@oppcatv.com

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  22. The Chicken Enchilada Suprema looks so good my mouth is watering.Thanks for the yummy giveaway!

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  23. The recipe for Spicy Lotus Pork sounds WONDERFUL :)

    ktgonyea at gmail.com

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  24. The grilled peaches with ginger cream looks good

    Katie R.
    Dancehottie1621 at aol dot com

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  25. Frieda’s Finest Egg Rolls.

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  26. Spicy Lotus Pork sounds Yummy!
    brand242003@yahoo.com

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  27. http://www.friedas.com/mexican-vegetarian-salad/

    The Mexican Vegetarian Salad looks good

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  28. the Noodle Soup with Kim Chee sounds delicious

    yanktheese@yahoo.com

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  29. the ginger chicken with papaya sounds great to me
    mverno@roadrunner.com

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  30. I think the Guacamole Fresno sounds super easy and delicious!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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  31. Frieda’s Fruit Parfaits sound so good!!
    firstrosegrrl@yahoo.com

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  32. The Avocado Crepe wraps sound very good!
    Thanks!
    katielovesdeals@yahoo.com

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  33. Lemon Braised Chicken with Snow Peas.

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  34. The spinach salad crepe cups sound good

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  35. Southwestern Veggie Medley. Yum!

    brittanif at gmail dot com

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  36. Quite a few sound even better than "good" - and I am eager to try:
    Mushroom-Spinach Potstickers
    Ginger-Beef Potstickers
    Porcini Ravioli
    Mushroom Meatloaf (Glazed Shallots)
    Snow Pea & Spinach Soup

    among many others...

    (Jesselyn A/Jesstinger)
    jessterlyn(at)aol(dot)com

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  37. Mushroom Meatloaf with Glazed Shallot Sauce

    tdlsfm(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  38. Ginger Chicken with Papaya

    Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

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  39. The Ginger Vegetable Stir Fry.

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  40. That three squash medley looks yummy and healthy!

    a marie hj saver

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  41. The papaya mango salsa sounds delicious! Would love to try

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  42. I would like to try the Mushroom Spinach Potstickers

    luvdatmouse at charter dot net

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  43. http://www.friedas.com/southwestern-veggie-medley/
    Thanks for the contest.

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  44. Roasted Baby Artichokes sounds awesome

    cdcoffellx3 at gmail dot com

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  45. Roasted Baby Artichokes:
    http://www.friedas.com/roasted-baby-artichokes/

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  46. I'd love to try the recipe for Frieda’s Finest Egg Rolls!

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  47. Oven-steamed Filet of Salmon with Meyer Lemon and Shaved Fennel sounds great! deana c

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  48. I would like to try Crudites with Pesto Mayo

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  49. Mushroom Spinach Potstickers would be my recipe of choice!

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

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  50. the southwestern veggie medley

    lowville04@yahoo.com

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  51. roasted baby artichokes!
    they sound wonderful

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  52. I want to try the Mangosteen Fruit Salad
    schueler.jessica@yahoo.com

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  53. Baked Seafood and Tomatillos Parmesan

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  54. I'd love to try the Gingered Mandarin Lychees.

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  55. I would love to try The Banana Filled Eggrolls!
    ptavernie at yahoo dot com

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  56. Crab Rellenos sound delicious!

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  57. I just saw an Orange Marmalade & Ginger Wonton recipe this morning. Yum!

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  58. I would love to try the Matchstick Stir-Fry with Shrimp.

    choateorama(at)gmail(dot)com

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  59. I like the Asian Party Mix. Thank you

    candieluster(at)gmail(dot)com

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  60. I would like to try to make the Ratatouille Spread

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  61. the Filet of Salmon with fennel sounds good to me since I like fish and watch my weight.

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  62. I think the vegetarian egg roll filling sounds wonderful.
    repose4jr at gmail dot com

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  63. basic steamed artichokes.



    clarkmurdock@yahoo.com
    melanie montgomery

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  64. The Crab Rellinos sounds awesome!
    (Virginia Rowell)

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  65. I want to try the Mushroom Meatloaf with Glazed Shallot Sauce recipe.

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  66. the stir fried sugar snap peas!!

    theresa _ heppner at yahoo dot com

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  67. Porcini Ravioli that looks really good

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  68. The Frieda’s Finest Won Ton Soup sounds good.

    cinderwhims at gmail dot com

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