Friday, March 16, 2018

Maya Kaimal's New Everyday Dals Review

Welcome to A Sampling Bee! Today, I share with you Everyday Dals from Maya Kaimal! Maya Kaimal makes fine Indian foods such as sauces, chickpea chips, naan chips and now their new Dals! These Dals are inspired by lentil dishes that are cooked in various ways by Indians worldwide. Maya Kaimal has given them their own little twist by layering in some of their favorite ingredients. These plant-based Dals are so good that you'll want to consume them daily!

Maya Kaimal's Dals made with only high quality ingredients. Every flavor Dal is Organic, Vegan and non-GMO. These Dals come in convenient pouches. Each 10 ounce pouch contains 2 servings. Everyday Dals can be enjoyed by themselves, as a side dish, served over a bed of rice or served next to chicken, veggies or fish.

Maya Kaimal Dals are available in five flavors:

Red Lentil + Butternut Squash + Coconut- Red lentils (masoor dal) start red and turn golden and creamy when cooked. Made with butternut squash, coconut, red chili and brown mustard seeds for a thicker texture with a hint of sweetness.

Ingredients: Red Lentils, Water, Butternut Squash, Coconut Cream, Virgin Coconut Oil, Red Jalapeño Pepper, Sea Salt, Lemon Juice Concentrate, Brown Mustard Seeds, Cumin Seed, Turmeric, Cayenne.


Black Lentils + Tomato + Cumin- Maya Kaimal's version of dal makhani, a North Indian classic. They simmer small black lentils and urad dal, a skinless, split black lentil, with chunks of tomato and spiced with cumin. The dairy-free version is every bit as satisfying as the original.

Ingredients: Black Gram Lentils, Water, Tomatoes in Juice (Fresh Vine-Ripened Tomatoes, Tomato Juice, Calcium Chloride, Citric Acid), Onion, Coconut Cream, Tomato Paste, Sunflower Oil, Garlic, Ginger, Sea Salt, Cumin Seed, Coriander, Cumin, Paprika, Cinnamon, Clove, Cardamom, Black Pepper, Cayenne.

Green Split Pea + Spinach + Coconut- This thick green split pea dal is enriched with spinach and coconut and seasoned with cumin and brown mustard seeds. It's an update of Maya's South Indian family's recipe.

Ingredients: Green Split Peas Water, Onion, Coconut Cream, Virgin Coconut Oil, Dried Spinach, Garlic, Cumin, Sea Salt, Lemon Juice Concentrate, Brown Mustard Seeds, Turmeric, Cayenne.


Kidney Bean + Carrots + Tamarind- This is Maya Kaimal's take on rajma, a deeply flavored North Indian kidney bean dal. They simmer theirs with red lentils, carrots and tamarind—hearty, tangy additions that will wake up your mouth with every bite.

Ingredients: Dark Red Kidney Beans,Water, Onion, Tomato Paste, Tomatoes in Juice (Fresh Vine-Ripened Tomatoes, Tomato Juice, Calcium Chloride, Citric Acid), Carrots, Red Lentils, Sunflower Oil, Garlic, Tamarind Paste, Ginger, Sea Salt, Coriander, Green Jalapeño Pepper, Cumin, Turmeric, Cinnamon, Clove, Allspice, Cayenne, Black pepper.


Green Garbanzo + Corn + Coriander- This is a chunky dal made with young, nutrient-dense garbanzos (chickpeas) picked while still green, plus corn and pigeon peas (toor dal). They add cumin and fenugreek to deliver a smoky South Indian aroma.

Ingredients: Water, Split Pigeon Peas, Onion, Green Garbanzos, Tomatoes in Juice (Fresh Vine-Ripened Tomatoes, Tomato Juice, Calcium Chloride, Citric Acid), Sweet Corn, Sunflower Oil, Tomato Paste, Coriander, Sea Salt, Red Jalapeño Pepper* Tamarind Paste, Cumin, Turmeric, Cayenne, Black Pepper, Fenugreek.

My Thoughts

I love Indian food and I don't eat it as much as I'd like to. Maya Kaimal's Dals are amazingly delicious and flavorful. They are the best packaged Indian food that I have ever had! Not to mention that they are so easy to prepare. One and a half minutes in the microwave is quick and convenient. I love how they can be eaten all by themselves or as a side dish. The Dals are amazing just by themselves and I don't feel like I need to add anything else to them. Each Dal is so different and just out of this world good! They're loaded with veggies, beans and spices. I'm in love!!

My two favorite flavors are the Green Garbanzo and the Kidney Bean. These two are my favorite because the green garbanzo is loaded with corn and peas. And, I love the Kidney Bean Dal because its loaded with beans and veggies. It resembles a vegetarian chili. I just love it! My husband loves them, too, and has requested them for his lunch!

Maya Kaimal's Everyday Dals are perfect for a quick lunch or dinner. SHOP Dals!

I received product in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.


March Into Madness Hop Giveaway!

Welcome to A Sampling Bee! Is it really the middle of March already?? I feel like this year is flying by! Well, I have joined a giveaway hop with a bunch of awesome bloggers! We are each giving away a product or products valued at $10 or more! This giveaway will run from March 16th to March 31st. Winners will be drawn on April 1st. The giveaway is open to US entrants.
Here is what I am giving away:
Fresh Wave Odor Removing Spray
Fresh Wave Pod
Fresh Wave Odor Removing Packs
ARV $24!
**(Tray and plant not included)
Now, hop to the next blogger! Good luck!

**MamatheFox and all participating blogs are not held responsible for sponsors who fail to fulfill their prize obligations.

Monday, March 12, 2018

February's NoseJoy Box Review


Welcome to  A Sampling Bee! I have come across an awesome subscription box and I LOVE it! Introducing the NoseJoy Box! A monthly subscription box of great smelling products, delivered right to your door! Each month, your box will contain 4-5 full-sized or luxury travel sized products. Scents in the boxes are always curated to the seasons. Nosejoy Boxes contain items such as scented candles, lotions, soaps, lip balm, etc. "Subscribe today and get a better smelling life!"

What was in the February box??

Mocha Rose Lip Balm by Rosebud Perfume Company is made with a blend of essential oils with mocha, vanilla and chocolate. This balm will soothe chapped lips and protect them against further damage. $7.50

Let's Get Naked Bubble Bath by Enfusia is perfect for every bubble bath! After soaking in grapefruit, apple, strawberry, tangerine, black currant and rose petals, you won't want to get dressed. This bubble bath is made with milder foaming agents that prevent skin irritation while giving you a luxury bath experience. Add a capful to warm water and relax! $3.50

Champagne Lily Candle by Aqua de Soi allows you to enjoy some champagne without the hangover.this hand poured candle is long burning and soot free. It does not contain any harmful toxins. Just enjoy the scents of mango, blood orange, white nectarine, Brazilian teak and white lily. $15

Paper Flower Hand Crème by Love & Toast quenches thirsty skin and moisturizes. The ingredients absorb quickly to form invisible protection. Fragrance notes of water lily, dewberry, rose and ylang ylang abound in this formula of aloe, shea butter, safflower seed, sunflower oils, avocado extract, olive fruit and green tea. $9

My Thoughts

I have never had this many awesome smelling products in one box! The NoseJoy Box is amazing! I mean, what woman does not enjoy scented candles, lip balm, hand crème and bubble bath?? My favorite product? ALL of them! The lip balm I love because it soothes my chapped lips and leaves them soft. The lip balm smells so good and after applying it to my lips, it leaves a pink tint on them. I love scented candles and this one from Aqua de Soi smells just like a flute of champagne.  It makes my whole house smell sweet! I haven't had a bubble bath in a very long time, so it was nice to fill up a bath with some bubble bath from Enfusia. My bathtub was full of sudsy bubbles that smelled good! My kids loved the bubble bath, too! After a bubble bath, I used the amazing hand crème from Love & Toast. Wow, what an amazing crème. Love it and love the way it smells! Sweet and light. For only $34.95 a month, treat yourself to amazing, scented products!
SUBSCRIBE || $34.95
*Samples sent for review*
Thursday, March 8, 2018

Derma E Skincare Review

Welcome to A Sampling Bee Blog! I had the opportunity to try out some pretty amazing products from Derma E recently and I thought that I would share them with you! I got to try Derma E's Organic Argan Oil Blend and the 3-in-1 Hair Protection Serum. First, let me start by telling you that all of Derma E's products are 100% Vegan and cruelty-free! All of their formulas do not contain parabens, sodium lauryl sulfates, petrolatum, mineral oil or artificial colors. Derma E uses only high quality ingredients in their products. These ingredients are non-GMO, soy-free and gluten-free. Second, all of their products are extremely affordable! That's great for a woman on a budget, but still wants healthy skin and hair. ;) Read more about these amazing products below!

3-in-1 Hair Protection Serum- This deep conditioning serum is fortified with vitamin-rich Rosehip and Coconut Oils, Wuinoa Protein and Burdock Root Extract to help moisturize and strengthen dry, damaged hair leaving it soft, smooth and silky. $10.99
Water, Stearalkonium Chloride, Glycerin (Vegetable Derived), Behentrimonium Chloride, Glyceryl Stearate (Vegetable Derived), Stearyl Alcohol (Plant Derived), Hydrolyzed Quinoa, Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate (Sugar Starch), Organic Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Fruit Oil, Stearyl Phosphate, Dimethicone, Organic Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil*, Arctium Majus (Burdock) Root Extract, Althaea Officinalis (Marshmallow Root) Extract, Equisetum Arvense (Horsetail) Extract, Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Extract, Calendula Officinalis Extract, Tocopheryl  Acetate (Vitamin E), Panthenol (Provitamin B5), Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Natural Fragrance Oils.
How to use:
Massage one to two pumps on clean, damp or dry hair. Focus on the ends. No need to rinse. 

Organic Argan Oil Blend-  This all-in-one body treatment absorbs easily to provide anti-aging moisture and restore your natural glow from head-to-toe. $15.50
Organic Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil* (98%), Organic Aleurites Moluccana (Kukui) Seed Oil* (1.5%), Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*(.5%).

How to use:
Apply as needed or refer to the suggestions below:

For Soft, Supple Skin
- Apply directly to skin
- Mix a few drops into your favorite moisturizer
- Layer over a water-based serum
- Apply over a nighttime moisturizer
For Healthy Hair
- Smooth sparingly over dry hair to control frizz or flyaways
- Tousle through clean, damp hair before heat styling
- Use liberally as overnight treatment, then shampoo out the next morning

For Nourished Nails
- Soak finger tips in warm water for 4-5 minutes then massage oil into slightly damp nails and cuticles
- Rub into unpolished nails before bed as an overnight treatment

My Thoughts

These two products from Derma E are wonderful! The argan oil I use on everything. Hair, nails, skin, feet, etc. The argan oil is nice because it doesn't leave my skin really oily. The oil soaks right into my skin and leave it feeling soft and nourished. The argan oil is yellow and doesn't have much of a scent to it. I love this argan oil!

The 3-in-1 Serum is great, too! I love adding some to my hair after a nice shower or bath. It's great for detangling my long hair. It's down to my lower back so using the serum make it a lot easier to brush it. The serum makes my hair silky soft and shiny. I have been using the serum every day for a month now and I feel that my hair is a lot stringer and healthier.

All-in-all, I love these two Derma E products! And, I cannot wait to try more! Thanks, Derma E!

**I am an ambassador for Derma E. I received these products from free in exchange for my honest review. Post contain affiliate links.

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Monday, March 5, 2018

Alpine Start Foods Original Blend Instant Coffee Review

Welcome to A Sampling Bee! Today, I share with you an Instant Coffee from Alpine Start Foods. The Original Blend flavor is a medium roast- well balanced with a pleasant acidity and a hint of dark chocolate. Alpine Start Foods makes their coffee with the finest, 100% Arabica beans. Farmed from high altitude farms in Columbia. Alpine Starts Instant Coffee is great for travel, work, camping, early starts, etc!

After brewing the coffee in small batches, Alpine Start uses a proprietary process to extract the coffee to its fullest flavor. Alpine Start Instant Coffee dissolves instantly into hot or cold water. Just add cream and sugar, give it a quick stir, and enjoy!

My Thoughts

I have tried a few different instant coffees in the past and I have too admit, they were gross! Too strong, to acidic and just hard to swallow. Well, I have found my favorite instant coffee- Alpine Start Foods'! First, their coffee smells amazing! Second, the medium roast is perfect! Not too strong, doesn't have a burnt taste and it has just the right amount of flavor. Each box contains 8 packets.

The coffee quickly dissolves in both hot and cold water. I just add a little flavored creamer and a sugar and I have a delicious, satisfying coffee to start my day!

**Mix 8 ounces of Alpine Start's Instant Coffee with 6-8 ounces of hot cocoa- delish!

SHOP || $8.99
I received free product in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own. Always!
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Daily Goodie Box Review

Welcome to A Sampling Bee! I love getting a Daily Goodie Box shipped to my door every now and then. Daily Goodie Box allows you to try products before you go out and buy them. All you need to do in exchange for tons of free samples is leave your review on each product on their website! Shipping is free and the best way to get qualified for one of their boxes is to like, comment and share their Facebook posts. See what was inside the box below. :)

Prince of Peace Mango Ginger Chews are 100% all natural. They are an easy, convenient and tasty way to enjoy ginger. They have a delight balance of sweet and spicy ginger taste with a pleasant chewy texture.

Napz All Natural Short-term Sleep Aid allows you to wake up refreshed! These veggie capsules are non-habit forming and drug free. Just take 2 capsules 20-30 minutes before bed.

BiPro Protein Water contains 20 grams of protein. This protein water contains caffeine, is naturally sweetened and doesn't contain any fat, sugar or carbs. It is also lactose free and gluten free.

Andalou Beauty is Renewal Face Cream contains fruit stem cell complex, vitamin C and probiotic microflora. These ingredients uplift tone for a lighter, tighter and brighter looking appearance and a luminous complexion.

Goodwipes Down There Wipes are flushable and 100% biodegradable. They contain soothing aloe and vitamin E. These wipes are convenient and perfect for on-the-go!

Herbal Zap Digestive Support is an instantly dissolving herbal supplement. It is designed to soother and support the digestive system, easing irritation from acidic, overly spicy foods or sensitivities.

Choice Organic Teas are Fair Trade Certified and non-GMO. Choice Organic Teas were the first exclusively organic tea crafted in the USA. The flavors I got to try were Shitake Turmeric and Reishi Matcha.

Good Natured Selects Veg-ables are light and snack-able and include several nutrients extracted from wholesome vegetables like spinach, carrots, and tomatoes. With the great taste and crispy bite, this is the wholesome snack your whole family will enjoy!

My Thoughts

I love trying before I buy. I have never tried any of these products in this box before. That's what is so great about Daily Goodie Box. This is the third time that I have qualified for a box and each time, the box is loaded with awesome products. They always have a great variety.

My favorites: Goodwipes, Choice Organic Teas(Reishi Matcha), the ginger chews and the renewal face cream.

Sign up to receive a Daily Goodie Box! Remember, in order to qualify for a Daily Goodie Box, follow them on Facebook and like, share and comment on their posts!

Sunday, February 25, 2018

February's Degusta Box USA Review


Welcome to A Sampling Bee! I am back with another awesome food subscription box from Degusta Box USA! Receive 9-14 full-sized products delivered to your door monthly for only $19.99! You'll get food items such as pastas, salsa, chips, desserts, sauces, condiments and even drinks! This is a food subscription box that you'll love. Also, it makes a great gift! See what's inside February's box below.

Goya top quality Refried Black Beans are cooked and seasoned for easy preparation. These refried beans make a delicious Mexican side dish. $1.39

Goya Refried Pinto Beans a classic when it comes to Taco Tuesday. These refried beans are authentic, cholesterol-free, chunky-smooth and delicious! $1.09

Tiger Tail Small Batch Mustard is crafted in Dyersburg, Tennessee. This mustard is inspired by Tradition and made with only the highest quality ingredients. $1.99

LUNA Whole Nutrition Bars are crafted to help keep you nourished throughout your busy day. Each bar is gluten-free, non-GMO and made with organic oats. $1.39/full-sized bar

Boboli Italian-style Pizza Sauce is flavored with garlic and onion. Goes perfect on Boboli's 12-inch ready-made pizza crusts. $2.75

Lundberg Family Farms Aged White Cheddar chips are made with red rice, quinoa, white cheddar and a hint of garlic. They're great for dipping into guacamole or salsa. $3.29

Boboli Thin Pizza Crust makes making a yummy pizza super easy. Just top with your favorite sauce, cheese and toppings, bake & enjoy! $3.99

The Spice Hunter Coriander Lime Global Fusion Rub adds a fragrant, citrusy flavor that's delicious on chicken, tofu, fish, etc. $4.99

Sir Kensingtons Spicy Ketchup contains chipotle peppers, cilantro, lime juice and a hint of coriander. Spicy enough to amuse your taste buds. $4.99

Mrs. Renfro's Craft Beer Salsa contains Rahr & Sons amber lager and it delivers a unique and bold flavor. Use it as a dip, chili base or marinade. It's a very versatile salsa! $3.49

*2 products in this month's box were ruined during shipping(Salsa & Mustard).

My Thoughts

I was a little disappointed this month when I opened my box to find a salsa mess. Somehow the salsa opened slightly during shipping and got all moldy and all over the container. I was able to save most of the products but the jar of salsa and the mustard. But anyways, another great month of Degusta Box goodies! My favorites this month? The Luna Bars, the Coriander Lime Seasoning and the Boboli Pizza Crust & sauce. The Boboli products are wonderful because I can have a home cooked pizza prepared and baked in under 20 minutes. This was the first time that I tried Boboli's sauce and it was really good! I have used the coriander lime seasoning on steak and chicken and OMG, it is a really delicious seasoning. The Luna Bars I loved because they were lemon flavored. I love anything lemon flavored. Degusta Box, I love you! 😊

I received Degusta Box USA in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own. Always! Post contains affiliate links.

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