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FINALLY!!

So a week afterI wrote them for the seond time and 2 months after I won, I finally recieved my second half of the prize pack arrived.

Don’t get me wrong..I was incredibly excited that it finally came, however, in the box there was no packing list nor a “congratulations” type note, which was kinda disappointing.  Deep down I truly wanted a confirmation type letter from them congartulating me on my recipe winning. Something for future endeavors to say hey I won that with my very own recipe.

I will enjoy my winnings, so far I enjoyed the Atkikns Endulge dark chocolate fudge bars, they don’t cause any issues, but I have yet to find them at stores near me. In the pack is a package of the new Atkins Lift bars and drinks.  Which I have been wanting to try.

The problem I have with most of the of the Atkin products, which is why I usually don’t eat them in the first place due to the issue, is that it activates my craviings as if I consumed sugar, pasta or bread.  Why did I enter the contest then you may be wondering, I wanted to see if my recipe was good enough…and it was!

Does anyone else experience that issue with certain low carb foods?  That it activates your cravings.

 

 

 

 

 

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ATKINS CONTEST WINNINGS!

So last month on May 1st, 2016.  I won the Atkins Recipe contest for my Zucchini Latkes.  Around MAy 10th, I recieved a package of Atkins merchandise.  I look throughfully through the package and the picture is all I found.  The amount of such merchandise only reached a mere $48, a way off of the $95 prize package I was promised for winning.  I patiently waited thinking I would be sent anther package or perhaps coupons for products via snail mail.  I received nothing else.

So on May 25th, I wrote to Atkins stating that I believe half of my package was missing and left somewhere at the warehouse.  I recieved a reply stating that oh yes there was an error and that I would be sent out another package right away.

So anxiously I waited..and waited…and my excitement slowly turned to disappointing sadness.

June 20th I again rewrote Atkins stating that I have not yet recieved the second delivery.  I am kinda bummed cuz I had been anticipating its arrival, but it’s now almost been a month since notificiation of the error and we are coming up on 2 months since winning the contest.  I am confused as to what is occurring, I know the address is correct as I recieved the first installment.

I can see that my message was read on Tuesday the 21st.  It is Thursday and I have not yet recieved a response or even them acknowledging the message in any way, even though I can tell when it was read.

Last time they responded within a day of me sending in my message.  As they state on their site and messenger that they typically reply within a few hours.

I am kinda feeling ignored as if they do not appreciate me as their customer since I won the merchandse versus me actually paying for it.

At the current moment I am kinda bummed with Atkins, so much that my patronage to them in the future is in jeopardy.  I was hoping that when I won they would send me a little Congratulations note about winning one of their contests, (which as a future cookbook writer would come in handy when marketing my book) but more so I was looking forward to getting my total prize worth without me having to grovel for them to send my prize.

I am feeling really bummed.  I am not recommending Atkins to anyone at this time as it seems they really are not caring about their clientele.  The product is good but their service and loyality to customers do not make it worth my while to continuing to support them through me buying their products.

You know they can spend all their money to have celebrities endorse them but what they  need to be spending their money on is caring about the common non celebrities as their word and recommendations mean more.  Do you think Atkins has fogotten to send Alyssa Milano or Sharon Osbourne their products?  Heck no, that is their top priority.  But guess what I didn’t eat Atkins because of those two, I started using them as they fit me on this WOE lifestyle and others following this lifestyle gave recommendations.  I started buying the products before even becoming a follower of the Atkins Merchandise and Site.  But this experience definitely has tainted my taste for them.

Turns out that while I am declared a winner, they are showing themselves as a loser at the same time.  I supposedly won their contest and $95 worth of product, but yet they failed to fill their obligation after two requests, making them the loser.

If I could give my word of advice: I would tell people do not buy their products, especially via online from their company, but also do not enter any of their contests as they are failing to fulfill their oblligations to the winners.

 

RECIPE ROUNDUP

Ok yes I know its a few days late, but please forgive me and be patient.  I know I am a little of the ball on my Blogging, so please give me some patience.   My doctors put me on a new med, which when I was trying to type I was basically sitting at the keyboard drooling.  I had to wait for my body to adjust to the medication.  I wish the zombie like state was the only side efect, SMH.  The medication cause me to gain 10 pounds, but now I think since my body has adjusted the weight will cease to gain, at least the scale is going down.  *Fingers crossed* It continues to go down.  All the medication my doctors have me on, well all the side effects are weight gain.  So I am not only battling my weight I need to battle the extra medication weight.

Any hoot on with the recipe.  LOL..after all its why you are reading this particular blog.

As you may or may not know, I posted a blog last month about it.  I won a recipe contest with Atkins.  So I am going to share my recipe.  This is a nice breakfast alternative, but i was eating it at all hours.

Zucchini Latkes.

7 oz. Zuchinni, washed and grated

2 tsp Parmesan Cheese

1 egg, Large

1/4 tsp Garlic Powder

1/4 tsp Onion Powder

1 TB Flaxseed Meal

2 TB Canola Oil

 

MIx all ingredients except the canola oil.  Combine until well combined.

In a skillet heat the canola oil over a medium-low heat until oil is hot.  Drop zucchini mixture by the spoonfuls, flatten the mounds into a patty.  Cook for 3-5 minutes, or until browned to your likeness, then flip and cook patties on the other side for the same amount of time.  Cooking at a higher temp tends to burn the oil off quicker and you need the oil to cook the Latkes.

When pattties are fully cooked, place on a towel lined plate to draine off excess grease and finish cooking rest of zucchini mixture the same way.

This recipe is filling and makes two servings.  You can make this or 2 people, put leftovers in a fridge or you can eat both servings yourself.

These can be eaten as is or even put some butter on them.

 

SO THIS HAPPENED….

A week ago I saw a contest on the Atkins aebook page, however it was suppose to end in 3 hours.. I had just seen the listing and had gotten no notifications or else I would have entered earlier.  I had to make a recipe using a zucchini.  The recipe I had in my mind was the new thing I was making for my breakast.

So at 9 pm, I began to grate my zucchini and cook my dish as my dad was trying to sleep, poor dad, he had no idea.

By the time I was finished it was 11:45pm only 15 minutes left to enter, I had to take a picture, think of a recipe name, and write out the recipe.  I was the very last person to enter.  I was thinking so many enteries..there is no way..So many other delicious looking recipes.

A day later I recieved the facebook message.  My Zucchini Latkes had won..WOO-HOO.   I won $95 Atkins Prize pack.  I am so excited and humble, but at the same time sad as my monthly challenge was to give up processed foods such as candy, protein bars, low carb snack bars, etc…Oh well, the treats will hold till next month.

When I recieve the prize I will share the picture.

I told my dad how I won and he was excited until I told him it was low carb..oh well his loss, more or me.

BTW, I told my dad he can no longer make fun of my healthy cooking as I am a WorldWide  Winner…LOL