Monday, October 7, 2013

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The GoodVeg Quest Winner and Honorable Mentions

Posted: 07 Oct 2013 06:31 AM PDT

brusselsproutsThe competition in our most recent GoodVeg Quest was fierce and the voting was hard.

We LOVE it when that happens.

The lens that eeked ahead of the other’s for the win was, Fast Brussels Sprouts Stir Fry created by lensmaster resabi.

The lens is already being featured as today’s Lens of the Day but here’s a quick link to it just in case you missed it, followed by some of the other lenses that got lots of votes from the Squidoo GoodVeg Club members.  Visit  GoodVeg Club Quest: Super-Easy Veg Meal Ideas or Why Veg? to see them all.

 

Fast Brussels Sprouts Stir Fry

 Fast Brussels Sprouts Stir Fry

For me, brussels sprouts have always been a treat. They’re my favorite vegetable and have been since I was a child. Of course, the way my mother prepared them (and broccoli, cauliflower, and lima beans) might have had something to do with it. Her meth…

Quick Easy Vegetarian Zucchini Feta Pasta Recipe

1. Quick Easy Vegetarian Zucchini Feta Pasta Recipe

This super easy vegetarian pasta recipe can be ready in the time it takes to boil up some pasta. Zucchini feta pasta is a great standby when you have plenty of zucchini or courgettes coming through from the garden and are looking for new ways to serve your…

A Part of My Life Spent being Vegetarian

2. A Part of My Life Spent being Vegetarian

Like a lot of things in the world this was done by choice. I was not raised as a vegetarian. Yes I knew that they were out there because my sisters had chosen to be a vegetarian at a young age. Many times I had thought about it but I just could not give up…

Our Famous Minestrone Homemade Soup Recipe

3. Our Famous Minestrone Homemade Soup Recipe

If you are looking for a delicious vegetarian soup recipe then we are here to help. Keep Calm and Serve Auchterlonies Minestrone. Ideal for Lunch or dinner, and even the day after. Easy Quick made meals, and yes this soup is a meal in itself. This tomato b…

Roasted Orange Cauliflower, also known as Cheddar and Orange Bouquet Cauliflower

4. Roasted Orange Cauliflower, also known as Cheddar and Orange Bouquet Cauliflower

I had been hearing for years about the different coloured cauliflowers, and wanted to try them, the orange cauliflower in particular. I know this is probably old news for most, but you see, we don’t have the best selection up here, and are usually at…

Thai Sweet Potato Bisque

5. Thai Sweet Potato Bisque

Thai flavors are an exciting combination of rich and hearty ingredients that are surprisingly good together. This recipe incorporates earthy, vegetarian ingredients with a little bit of bite so that the flavor can linger – sweet potatoes, coconut milk, pea…

Vegan, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free and Heart-Healthy Cashew Cream Recipes - Delicious Dairy Substitutes Low in Saturated Fat!

6. Vegan, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free and Heart-Healthy Cashew Cream Recipes – Delicious Dairy Substitutes Low in Saturated Fat!

Whether you’re trying to move away from animal fats and toward a more plant- based diet, are concerned about health and nutrition, have a soy allergy or dairy allergies, or follow a raw food or vegan diet, you don’t have to give up your favorite…

Thank you to all who participated either by creating an incredible new lens or by voting.

Visit All About Squidoo Clubs to learn how you can join the fun!

IMMINENT! “Reviews & Recommendations” Highlight Reel

Posted: 07 Oct 2013 05:40 AM PDT

Screen Shot 2013-10-07 at 8.31.23 AMThis week our Giant Squids created a personal review and recommendation lens using the New Lens Format and they were so good we’re featuring 58 lenses! Wow1

Our RocketSquids also got access to the New Lens Format this week. If You have under 25 lenses please do join us in our Squidoo University. Just fill out this form.

Each lensmaster featured here also got an IMMINENT! raffle ticket.

Only Giant Squids get to participate in the IMMINENT! challenges. Not a Giant Squid yet? Don't miss out on the fun…check out the Giant Squid program right here.

GO GIANT SQUIDS!

Heart Shaped Non-Stick Egg Frying Pan1. Heart Shaped Non-Stick Egg Frying Pan

As my son’s right foot was fractured due to an accident in his drama class. Since then he has no choice but absent nursery class for three weeks as per doctor’s advice. Today, I am thinking to prepare him a special breakfast since he is not rushi…

Personal Treadmill Adds Convenience & Ease to Workout Schedules

2. Personal Treadmill Adds Convenience & Ease to Workout Schedules

We are all familiar with the old saying, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away. ” It also may be said that routinely walking on a treadmill could provide that same benefit. There are many health- related benefits from consistent work- outs that g…

Allergy Relief The Honeywell True HEPA Air Purifier 50250

3. Allergy Relief The Honeywell True HEPA Air Purifier 50250

God Bless You! Or Gesundheit! If You Prefer. If you share the affliction that I do; you’ already know how annoying (and sometimes embarrassing) it can be when your nose starts running like a faucet, or when you have a barrage of uncontrollable sneezes…

A Spider Catcher Is The Guilt Free Alternative To Frantic Squashing

4. A Spider Catcher Is The Guilt Free Alternative To Frantic Squashing

If you would like to remove spiders from your home humanely and efficiently this product is by far the best tool for the job. I like spiders and I like insects. I like them a lot more than most people and when they come into my home I don’t kill them….

Canon's EF 50mm f/1.8 II Lens:  Prime in Plastic

5. Canon’s EF 50mm f/1.8 II Lens: Prime in Plastic

It was my birthday and I had birthday money. I wanted a new piece of camera equipment for around $100. 00. When I saw the Canon EF 50mm f/1. 8 II Camera Lens, I knew what I was purchasing. First, I’ll explain a few things, such as this is a PRIME lens…

The Yard By Alex Grecian

6. The Yard By Alex Grecian

Being a big mystery fan, I am always on the lookout for a new author and an interesting book. Although I tend to stick with cozy mysteries,( usually with lady detectives), on a recent trip to a local bookseller, I came across The Yard by Alex Grecian. Sinc…

Replica Bertoia wire side chair

7. Replica Bertoia wire side chair

My Bertoia side chairs and why I love them Of course, my Bertoia chairs aren’t the real thing. I’ve wanted to own a pair for many,many years but I could never quite justify the expense – the genuine items are incredibly expensive and beyond my me…

Pasta Pot Review

8. Pasta Pot Review

I’ve only had the pleasure of owning a pasta pot for a little under a year now. It’s one of those kitchen cooking items I thought would be nice to have but was never high on my priority list. Even the day I purchased it I hadn’t set out to b…

Under Wraps Movie Review

9. Under Wraps Movie Review

As an eBay seller, I seek out unusual, out- of- the- ordinary movies to sell. Recently, I came across a move called Under Wraps and I carried it home, curious about it for two reasons. Firstly, because it had a mummy on the cover and children in the pictur…

Should I Buy A Ceramic Knife?

10. Should I Buy A Ceramic Knife?

I held off buying a ceramic kitchen knife for quite a while, but after trying the Victorinox 6′ ceramic knife I’m a convert. Despite looking like it has a white plastic blade that wouldn’t cut a lettuce this knife is sharp. Super- duper shar…

Betty Crocker Cake Mix to the Rescue

11. Betty Crocker Cake Mix to the Rescue

The Cake Mix for Busy People Everybody in Tokyo seems to constanly be on the move all the time. With most of my friends being in a creative field that includes never- ending projects and deadlines, it’s a rare treat that we all are able to get togethe…

She... Gift Book is a Celebration of Women

12. She… Gift Book is a Celebration of Women

She . a gift book to inspire the spirit I discovered the most inspirational gift book that celebrates the female spirit following an image quote I had seen as a Facebook post. The quote that caught my imagination was, ‘She went out on a limb, had it b…

Canon Rebel T4i - A Digital SLR For The Common Man (or Woman)

13. Canon Rebel T4i – A Digital SLR For The Common Man (or Woman)

The Canon Rebel has been a fantastic camera for those who are looking for an affordable digital SLR camera from day one. The T4i is my 4th Rebel, and so far it is the best. I had a T3i before this, and it was pretty amazing too. But the T4i has proved to b…

Best Laptop: The 13-Inch MacBook Pro With Retina Display

14. Best Laptop: The 13-Inch MacBook Pro With Retina Display

I’ve Seen the Apple Light With a Retina, Have You? After years of owning PC’s, I’ve at last seen the light and see it every day through the lid of my new Apple MacBook Pro 13- inch with retina computer. I don’t know why it took me so lo…

Food Processing in Heaven

15. Food Processing in Heaven

I must be in food processing heaven! I owned my old Cuisinart Food Processor for more than a decade and I loved it. I used it so much in so many different ways that I decided to hand it down to a young couple I know and upgrade to a new food processor for…

Bug and Smudge Remover Saved My Fella's Car

16. Bug and Smudge Remover Saved My Fella’s Car

Griot’s Bug & Smudge remover saved my fella from having to get his car repaired with a new paint job. A few weeks back, my fella was pulling out of my garage and cut the corner too close scraping his car along my garage door wall. What an awfu…

The Flexible Knife Spatula - My Favorite Kitchen Gadget

17. The Flexible Knife Spatula – My Favorite Kitchen Gadget

I’m Never Going Back to a Chef’s Knife Again As an avid cook, I do a lot of chopping – whether it’s tomatoes and onions for salsa, cabbage for stir- fries, or potatoes for soup, I don’t have the time or patience to pull out my food proc…

Book Review: The Road

18. Book Review: The Road

Reality scares me – more than fantasy, more than horror, more than science fiction, I am petrified by a realistically presented story that exposes humankind for what it is (or can be). The Road by Cormac McCarthy is just such a story. It was the best book…

The Epic Quest for a Mini Muffin Pan

19. The Epic Quest for a Mini Muffin Pan

A lot of people may think that Squidoo writers live in magical homes where everything is within arm’s reach and that we only need desire the right say, mini muffin tin and it appears as if by magic. Ha! I remembered having one of these. Or my mom did….

Thorlo Sock Snob

20. Thorlo Sock Snob

I am a sock snob. This is THE only sock I will wear with any athletic shoes. I have different brands of athletic shoes, but I wear one brand of sock. If the shoe fits. the sock should fit too. It feels so good to have a soft, snug sock cradle and massage y…

Brother Project Runway: Great, Afforable Sewing Machines

21. Brother Project Runway: Great, Afforable Sewing Machines

If you’re looking for an affordable, reliable computerized sewing machine, look no further than the Project Runway CE8080 by Brother. This is a great machine if you’re looking to upgrade or want an affordable full- featuring sewing machine for yo…

An Otterbox Case for an iPod touch?

22. An Otterbox Case for an iPod touch?

The Ultimate Defender I’ve seen Otterboxes for iPhones, but I recently found out they had Otterboxes for the iPod touch. No way! Yes way! The clouds opened. The light poured out, and we found a solution for protecting our investment while giving our d…

My Daily Battlefield Of The Mind

23. My Daily Battlefield Of The Mind

I was having ‘one of those days! ‘ My husband walked into the kitchen after a day at work and I was off, telling him why I was a failure, why my life was so hard, how I just didn’t have any purpose. Need I go on? The bizarre thing was that I…

Tipover Logic Game

24. Tipover Logic Game

Pleasant surprises are a rare category when it comes to reasonably priced consumer products. Games are no exception. With the assault of digital products, it is not easy to offer a tactile, more traditional competitive option. Nevertheless, it happens. Tip…

Vitamin C+ Illuminating Anti-Age BB cream by Lumene

25. Vitamin C+ Illuminating Anti-Age BB cream by Lumene

Let me be honest, few weeks ago I had no idea what BB cream is, let alone that I needed it! I am one of those women who do not care much about using makeup. It is way too difficult and messy. I always felt my skin was crying for help after using any common…

Poet's Market 2014 Review - The Key To Getting Published

26. Poet’s Market 2014 Review – The Key To Getting Published

I started writing poetry when I had breast cancer. It was a traumatic experience, and writing poems about it helped me cope. I was pretty timid about my first attempts though, so I wasn’t exactly sharing them with anyone. Not for several years. But wh…

Coffee With My Tassimo

27. Coffee With My Tassimo

I have always been addicted to coffee, there’s just something about that fresh brewed smell in the mornings to wake up my senses. I also like to drink a cup of coffee throughout the day so imagine my delight when I received a Tassimo coffee maker as a…

Tiny Titans Comics for Reluctant Readers

28. Tiny Titans Comics for Reluctant Readers

The Tiny Titans comics have been a HUGE help in our home. See, I have a reluctant reader who loves superheroes, but it never occurred to me to give him a comic book on the topic until I stumbled across one of these comics. I brought it home and my kiddo sa…

Roxaboxen: One of My Favorite Children's Books

29. Roxaboxen: One of My Favorite Children’s Books

Marian called it Roxaboxen. (She always knew the name of everything. ) There across the road, it looked like any rocky hill- nothing but sand and rocks, some old wooden boxes, cactus and greasewood and thorny ocotillo- but it was a special place. By the ti…

Why I love my KitchenAid 5-Speed Blender

30. Why I love my KitchenAid 5-Speed Blender

How many blenders have you gone through in the last 20 years? Did the motor just conk out when you were pureeing something? My five former blenders only lasted between 6 months to a year. Gee, sounds like some Hollywood marriages – ha. Then, I found him: T…

Transport Wheelchairs Make The Caregivers Job Easier

31. Transport Wheelchairs Make The Caregivers Job Easier

The job of a caregiver is never easy. Any product that helps make care of a loved one easier is a great asset for both the patient and the caregiver. At one point in their lives, each of my parents needed wheelchair transportation. We struggled to pick up…

A superb book of baby knits from top designer Debbie Bliss

32. A superb book of baby knits from top designer Debbie Bliss

When I heard the news that I was going to be a Grandmother for the first time I was totally delighted and excited. Yeah! At last! When is it due? Is everything all right! and When can I start knitting? If you don’t understand that last sentiment, you&…

A New Earth : Eckhart, Oprah and Me

33. A New Earth : Eckhart, Oprah and Me

For 10 weeks in 2008, I had a fairly intimate relationship with Oprah Winfrey and Eckhart Tolle. I was one of thousands (ok, now you’re wondering how ‘intimate’ can thousands be, right? ) who committed to sitting in on Oprah’s groundbre…

Where the Sun Face Glows Positive Grows Metal Wall Art

34. Where the Sun Face Glows Positive Grows Metal Wall Art

Where The Sun Glows, Positive Grows! In and around my home I am surrounded by the sun. A lot of the sunshine at my house comes from the face of the sun on indoor or outdoor sun metal wall art. The really cool, or should I say warm, thing about all this sun…

Our Beautiful Antique Chic Bedding

35. Our Beautiful Antique Chic Bedding

When my husband and I were remodeling our bedroom I began my search for the perfect bedding set. In our previous home, we had a wonderful puff patchwork quilt. I loved this quilt so much, but we had it for many years and it was time for something new. Our…

My Yamaha YPG 535 Digital Piano Review

36. My Yamaha YPG 535 Digital Piano Review

The Yamaha YPG 535 88 key piano keyboard is the most affordable full- size high- quality piano keyboard for sale! I know because I bought mine 7 years ago and I am still very happy with it! Unfortunately I had to sell my real acoustic piano 8 years ago due…

Just In Time! Make a Card Day!

37. Just In Time! Make a Card Day!

Did you know that October 5th is National Make a Card Day? Well it is! So I’m here to tell you that card making is a wonderful way to express yourself in ways that are personal and so unique, that you will never stop at making just one! I love the Cri…

Katamari Damacy Playstation Games Plus A Great Christmas Craft To Go With It

38. Katamari Damacy Playstation Games Plus A Great Christmas Craft To Go With It

I was sitting watching TV and making some tree ornaments when my Daughter and her Boyfriend came in. All of a sudden her boyfriend caught a look at what I was making and got really excited. ‘Is that for me? ‘ Apparently his latest video game obse…

Mystical Love and Friendship from Rumi

39. Mystical Love and Friendship from Rumi

I absolutely love the best known poet Jallaludin Rumi’s mysterious poems. This book is no exception. It is one of the best collection come from the author Coleman Barks. This book was fascinating, stimulating and kept me imagining until the end. Islam…

Coby CV215 Headphones Deep Base Review + Earbuds

40. Coby CV215 Headphones Deep Base Review + Earbuds

I started looking for earphones a couple of years ago for the kids, I wanted the kind that fits over your head as opposed to the earbuds. I found out they’re called headphones (aka: cans). It was an extra gift at Christmas so I had to keep the price l…

Food Markers are Here to Help You Color Your Edible Masterpiece

41. Food Markers are Here to Help You Color Your Edible Masterpiece

We throw a lot of parties in our household and I never miss an opportunity to make a special cake or other sweet treat. I bought these a couple of months ago as I wanted to make cute little pop corn cupcakes (the ones Bakerella made) for a movie night and…

Blood rites by Quinn Loftis

42. Blood rites by Quinn Loftis

With the challenge complete and the corrupt Alpha of Coldspring defeated Fane is now free to complete the mate bond with Jacque and perform the Blood Rites. Although the challenge is done, the affects are far reaching. Once it is known that Vasile, one of…

Marty: The Touching Tale of Two "Ugly Ducklings" Who Find Beauty in Each Other

43. Marty: The Touching Tale of Two “Ugly Ducklings” Who Find Beauty in Each Other

We Ain’t Such Dogs . . . When it comes to movies I enjoy a good love story and I prefer the classic black and white film. Thus, it’s no surprise that one of my all- time favorite flicks is the 1955 motion picture ‘Marty. ‘ The movie is…

How Hand-Painted Abstract Oil Paintings On Canvas Changed The Look Of My Home

44. How Hand-Painted Abstract Oil Paintings On Canvas Changed The Look Of My Home

THE 3 PIECE HAND PAINTED OIL PAINTING ON CANVAS The first time I saw this set of three paintings, I was excited. I was in love with its beauty. The beauty of the patterns and colors. In fact, the whole family were out for New Year shopping and we wanted to…

My Hand and My Dremel Got Married and Made Things

45. My Hand and My Dremel Got Married and Made Things

My Dremel Rotary Tool has been on standby since I began framing my own and others’ artwork back in the 1980s. As a visual artist I use it daily or monthly, depending on the current project. It’s a workhorse that’s light enough for a non- wei…

Stephen King's The Stand

46. Stephen King’s The Stand

The Stand is a post- apocalyptic horror/fantasy novel by American author Stephen King. This is actually the first large hard covered book I read. You see, I really wasn’t much of a reader when I was younger and in fact, I rarely even read a newspaper….

Finally a Can Opener I Actually Like: A Quality Kitchen Product by Oxo

47. Finally a Can Opener I Actually Like: A Quality Kitchen Product by Oxo

Can you imagine having a pantry full of food yet having nothing to eat? Well, that was me a few months ago. My husband and I had come home from a vacation late one night, so we had an empty refrigerator and no fresh food in the house. The next morning, he…

Follow The Shadow (6000) Home

48. Follow The Shadow (6000) Home

Intimate Affair. With My Running Shoes I liked everything about the Saucony Shadow, the looks, the feel, right up to the 6000. I even liked the name, even if it was a marketing gimmick, with it’s completely misleading suggestion of mystery and the unk…

How I Use my Shark Euro-Pro Electric Steam Mop

49. How I Use my Shark Euro-Pro Electric Steam Mop

Some people have spotless houses with no dirt or grime, and certainly nothing like dog pee or children’s feces on the floor. Those people either don’t own pets or children, or they spend every last free second of the day cleaning up. I’m not…

Canon Rebel T3 Review

50. Canon Rebel T3 Review

The Canon Rebel T3 is a good DSLR camera for beginners. I know this to be true because I am a beginner and I just bought one about a month ago. When I started writing articles on the internet I found it beneficial to provide my readers with pictures to go…

Amaze N Marbles - Educational Toys for 4 and 5 Years Olds

51. Amaze N Marbles – Educational Toys for 4 and 5 Years Olds

The Amaze ‘N’ marbles construction set is the best educational toy of my son. The set is comprised of 60 wooden pieces, which can be arranged in different combination to create various runs. The set is recommended for 4 years old in some variants…

State-of-the-Art Vitamin C

52. State-of-the-Art Vitamin C

This amazing product has a delivery system for Vitamin C involving nanoparticles. Each particle of Vitamin C is coated with liposomes, which protect the Vitamin C until it is delivered to the intestines. From there, it is taken directly to the liver, which…

The Scariest Movie I've Ever Seen

53. The Scariest Movie I’ve Ever Seen

It’s the summer of 1997 in Southern California, just before my freshman year of high school. My brother has invited me out with his group of friends to see a movie called ‘Event Horizon. ‘ Little did I know that this movie would ignite my li…

Thule Crossover MacBook & Electronic Backpacks

54. Thule Crossover MacBook & Electronic Backpacks

Very few things really change your life. I mean REALLY change your life in the long haul of things. Anyone of any advanced age will likely tell you that only a few major happenings really effected how they did things or saw things that made them do anythin…

Davina and the Vagabonds LIVE!

55. Davina and the Vagabonds LIVE!

I discovered Davina and the Vagabonds at the 2013 Monterey Jazz Festival. They were scheduled to play the Garden Stage on Sunday afternoon, so my friends and I wandered in thinking we could just hang out and relax to some music for a bit. There was no rela…

The Beatles Yellow Submarine on DVD

56. The Beatles Yellow Submarine on DVD

We all live in a Yellow Bumbereen – OK that’s what I thought the song was when I was little. To be honest I was not a big Beetles fan growing up. That is until I saw them as a cartoon. Cartoons were a great way to escape and this one added to that bec…

The Drinkwell Lotus Cat Drinking Fountain: Quenching Milo's Thirst

57. The Drinkwell Lotus Cat Drinking Fountain: Quenching Milo’s Thirst

When my husband and I got our two lovely cats, we were determined to be ‘normal’ cat owners. We would not, under any circumstances, allow our cats to rule the roost. They were our pets, not people. We did not work for them, they did not pay the m…

Lens of the Day: Fast Brussels Sprouts Stir Fry

Posted: 07 Oct 2013 04:36 AM PDT

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