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Mar 17, 2018

Callaloo Box- Trinbago Seafood Themed Edition (Giveaway)

It's so hard to believe that we are already well into the month of March. The year is flying by already and spring is in the air. I am excited about getting to do more outdoor cooking since the weather is warming up. Just in time, we received the March Trinbago seafood box from one of our favorite subscription box services, Callaloo Box.

Callaloo Box is a monthly subscription box service that offers tastes from the Caribbean including sauces, seasonings, marinades and more. This is perfect if you don't have access to purchase these types of products. I've talked about it before and believe me when I say, they are more expensive on Amazon, so don't be afraid of the cost. I've done the math for myself, and Callaloo Box is a great value.

So what's in this month's Callaloo Box?

Inside the box:

Constance Estate Garlic Infused Coconut Oil, Chief Lime Pepper, Karibbean Flavours Green Seasoning with lime for Fish & Seafood, Chief Tamarind Chutney, Karibbean Flavours Dried Sea Moss, and Karibbean Flavours Fish & Chief Fish Shaker Seasonings.

These fish seasoning packets are perfect to use to marinate fish, or to use while cooking. They are very robust so a little goes a long way! For extra flavor, try adding a little bit of green seasoning.

One of my favorite types of sauces is tamarind sauce. It goes so well with fried fish, seafood fritters or pholourie. It has the perfect balance of sweet, tart, and spicy flavors. The Chief Lime Pepper is perfect if you want some added tangy, fiery-heat to dishes. I like having mine with cook-up rice and grilled chicken. You can even add some into your dishes as they cook. Let me tell you though, it's HOT HOT HOT!



Constance Estate Garlic Infused Coconut Oil is ideal for sauteing vegetables, or in any dish you want a good garlicky punch. It is very strong and absolutely delicious! A couple tips: To get your coconut oil in liquid form, soak the bottle in a tall container with hot tap water until it melts. You can even pour the coconut oil in a container to scoop out as needed, which is what I did. 

If you love lime, this green seasoning is for you. Be careful not to use too much, because it can be overpowering. I feel like this would be better on chicken than fish. 

Last, the dried seamoss or Irish moss is something I have not tried yet. You can use it to make a sweet beverage with (directions on package). I did some research and it is believed to be good for regulating your thyroid and to help with joint pain. I'm definitely going to have to experiment with it!

Purchasing options: 

One-time purchases
You will receive the current month's box offerings.  You will be charged only once when you purchase.

Subscriptions
The final day for new subscribers to sign up for the current month's box is the last day of each month. Subscriptions auto-renew on the 15th of each month and every 2nd month for 2 month deliveries.

Shop the Callaloo Box grocery store for individual items. This is a great way to get specific things in the event you don't want an entire box. They also have a Callaloo Snack Box if you're craving goodies from 'back home'.

If you create an account at Callaloo Box, you can earn rewards. Also, if you use this code: MOMFILES5, you will get $5 off your first box with subscription or a 1 time box purchase.

Giveaway
The very sweet ladies from Callaloo Box have offered us to host a reader giveaway. One lucky winner will receive their very own Callaloo Box shipped to their doorstep. Enter below:
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This giveaway is open to U.S. Residents only and will end on March 26, 2018. Please follow entry rules in Rafflecopter widget. Mom Files is not responsible for any lost or stolen prizes. Good luck!
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Mar 15, 2018

The Best Summer Countdown Sale Begins In Myrtle Beach, SC

Raise your hand if you're ready for summer! *both hands raised* In case you are in the summer vacation planning stage, you should check out what Vacation Myrtle Beach is offering.

Splash Into Savings At Vacation Myrtle Beach Properties

Vacation Myrtle Beach, one of the largest hotel groups in the Myrtle Beach area, featuring 14 oceanfront properties and nearly 4,000 accommodation units, launches its best ever Summer Countdown Sale where the longer you stay, the more you save!

“It’s time to plan your summer vacation and prepare to enjoy the best of the beach life.  If you’re dreaming of a beach getaway filled with sun, fun, and amazing adventures, it’s waiting for you here in beautiful Myrtle Beach, South Carolina,” stated Matt Klugman, director of sales & marketing for Vacation Myrtle Beach.  “And, with our Countdown to Summer Sale, you’ll be able to take advantage of the very best prices and special summer season deals at all of our Vacation Myrtle Beach oceanfront resorts.”


To maximize savings with The Summer Countdown Sale, here are the details:

  • The longer you stay, the more you save (save up to 44% if you stay 3 nights, 48% if you stay 4 nights, 50% if you stay 5 nights, 52% if you stay 6 nights)
  • The Summer Countdown Sale applies to reservations made between March 15-29, 2018 (for travel during the summer months) 
  • Guests may add “Buy 1 Get 1 Free” waterpark tickets to their reservation and save up to 75% on resort credits
  • The 14 Vacation Myrtle Beach properties offering The Summer Countdown Sale include:
Beach Colony Resort – BeachColony.com
Beach Cove Resort – BeachCove.com
Captain’s Quarters Resort – CaptainsQuarters.com
The Caravelle Resort – TheCaravelle.com
Carolina Winds Resort – CarolinaWinds.com
Crown Reef Beach Resort and Waterpark – CrownReef.com (You can check out my review here)
Forest Dunes Resort – ForestDunes.com
hotel BLUE – hotelBLUEmb.com
Landmark Resort – LandmarkResort.com
Ocean Creek Resort – OceanCreek.com
Palace Resort – PalaceResort.com
Palms Resort – PalmsResort.com
Sea Watch Resort – SeaWatchResort.com
South Wind on the Ocean – TheSouthWind.com


Beautiful weather, championship golf, shows, activities, Southern cooking, and more… why wait a moment longer?  Plan your summer vacation and choose from 14 oceanfront properties offered by Vacation Myrtle Beach with this limited time sale. 
For more information, visit VacationMyrtleBeach.com or call 855-285-4416.

About VacationMyrtleBeach.com Resorts
VacationMyrtleBeach.com is the official vacation site of Myrtle Beach, S.C., offering the guaranteed lowest rate on nearly 4,000 accommodations units, ranging from studios and efficiencies to one-bedroom suites and two-, three-, four- and five-bedroom condos. VacationMyrtleBeach.com resorts also offer a wide range of award-winning properties and Myrtle Beach's best on-site amenities including pools, water parks, lazy rivers, whirlpools, restaurants, oceanfront pool bars, bowling center, tennis center, racquetball courts, fitness rooms, miniature golf course and even South Carolina’s first swim-up pool bar. Ask about our special rates for accommodations and meeting space for retreats, meetings, and conferences. 
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