Lindsay Gill: A #BlueDragonMeals #sponsored post and #giveaway!

Sunday, February 1, 2015

A #BlueDragonMeals #sponsored post and #giveaway!

“I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Blue Dragon. I received product samples and a promotional item to thank me for my participation.”

Are you in search of an easy family meal with flavor? Something tasty that the whole family will love? Something healthier and quicker than take-out food? Look no further!

Blue Dragon is not only the Chinese symbol of good fortune, it is also the name of a 30+ year old company that strives to help families create authentic Asian dishes at home.  Blue Dragon has become a key ingredient in many delicious dishes from China, Thailand, Japan, and Vietnam.  Blue Dragon lets you enjoy these Asian foods in the comfort of your own home and give your taste buds "a tour of the Far East" in just minutes!

As a part time working mom, I sometimes have trouble with variety with our home cooked meals.  We tend to stick with our routine of protein on a salad, which can get boring!  Aisin take-out food can get expensive and can take a while for delivery.

We were so excited to try our array of Blue Dragon ingredients and wanted to sample each flavor.  Blue Dragon actually gives you this opportunity to do local sampling to find out which is your favorite before you buy.  To find one near you, click here.

John Paul's friend, Josh, was coming over for the Super Bowl and I thought it would be a great opportunity for us to try Blue Dragon as Josh is....a professional chef!  He was able to share his delicious recipes with us, and I can't wait to share one with you!

The available sauces are: Broccoli Beef, Phad Thai, Szechuan Pepper, Chow Mein and General Tao.  We skipped the Broccoli Beef because we only used chicken in our cooking.

Here is Josh's recipe for a delicious "homemade Asian take-out" using Blue Dragon:

Blue Dragon sauce of your choice
2 cans of sweet baby corn
1 can bamboo shoots
3 chicken breasts
1 red pepper
1 can water chestnuts
1 head of broccoli
1 head of Chinese cabbage
fresh garlic, to taste
fresh ginger, to taste
1 bag of bean sprouts
1 package shittake mushroom
1 package snow peas
1 sweet onion

Josh showed us how to cube the chicken and stir fry it with oil.  We put the meat aside and then stir fried all of the chopped vegetables.  We added the sauce last.  We all agreed that we liked the Szechuan Pepper sauce the best, but truly liked them all.  

Josh even showed us how to make delicious spring rolls.  He used salad shrimp, chopped carrots, basil, Blue Dragon noodles and wrapped it all in the Blue Dragon rice paper...then sprinkled with chopped green onion.  Finish by dipping in Blue Dragon dipping sauce. Yum!

This amazing cold noodle salad has tofu, cherry tomatoes, pineapple, and Blue Dragon noodles tossed with ginger dressing!

Blue Dragon sauces were delicious!  Even Josh was impressed with their products.  I love that our meal was less salty than take-out, and that we could control the amount of sauce we used.  I knew Luke would like their noodles, but I did not anticipate how much he loved the sauces as well!

If you need some cooking inspiration, check out Blue Dragon Recipe Inspiration
 and the Blue Dragon Online Cookbook!  You can even follow them on BlueDragon Facebook

Blue Dragon is giving one lucky winner the chance to win samples of Blue Dragon sauces and a cooking kit including a wok, spatula, chopsticks and take out containers!  Contest entrants are only eligible to win once per sweepstakes, per household as part of a campaign sponsored by Influence Central.  Enter below!

And if you are in the MA/CT area and are looking for an amazing chef for your dinner party, or if you're looking to host a cooking lesson, email me and I'll send along Josh's contact information!

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