June 2017 - Simply Samantha
Eco Friendly

Why you should be buying Grab Green

8:00 AM

*Disclosure: I received these products in exchange for a review. Opinions are 100% my own*
Let's talk about my favorite household cleaning brand, Grab Green!
Actually, let me show you!

Like I said in the video, Grab Green makes eco friendly, safe for your home, products that are naturally derived from plant and mineral ingredients.

What I love in particular about these products is their use of essential oils to scent the products. I have sensitive skin so essential oils are my only way of getting scented products without the hard side effects of fragrances.
Let's be real too, essential oils smell way better!

I showed in the video some of my favorite products, but there are more! One that is becoming a quick favorite is their dishwasher pods. I've used some in the past but the scents were just too much for me (and my husband). 
However, this particular scent, Thyme and Fig Leaf is calmer, subtle, and the pod left my dishes squeaky clean!

They also have these great new StoneWorks Laundry pods which have more earthy scents that are so unique!
They have MANY more products which you can find here.

Depends on where you live. You can use their store finder here. My local health food store actually carries them but I find myself ordering off of Amazon too. 
But your best bet is grabbing one of their bundles directly from their website! 
This way you can try all the products at once!
(also don't you think they would make a great house warming gift??) 

Need some inspiration on what products to try?
 Here are my top 3 favorite Grab Green Products! 

dairy free

StoveTop Tuna Noodle Casserole | Dairy + Gluten Free |

8:48 AM


I love our little tiny old house. It's cute, perfectly sized, and is starting to hold a lot of memories for me, my husband, and pup.
However, the summertime is brutal in our house. It's small so it heats up with every run of the stove. I've found stove top meals don't heat the house up as fast so those are my "go-to's" in the summer.
StoveTop Tuna Noodle Casserole - #glutenfree and #dairyfree
My husband loves a good Tuna Casserole and I've made them quite a few times, trying to tinker with a recipe that still gave off that nice cheesy taste but without the cheese.

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StoveTop Tuna Noodle Casserole | Dairy + Gluten Free |
A quick, healthy alternative to the classic Tuna Casserole
  • 16oz Gluten Free Noodles* (any kind)
  • 1 and 1/2 cup Frozen Peas
  • 2 and 1/2 tablespoons Dairy Free Butter
  • 2 and 1/2 tablespoons Gluten Free All Purpose Flour
  • 2 and 1/2 cups Almond Milk**
  • 1 teaspoon Sale
  • to taste Ground Pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 Cup Dairy Free Cheddar Cheese**
  • 2 6oz Canned Tuna
  • 3 Tablespoon Parsley
  • 1/4 cup Dairy Free Parmesan
In a decent sized pot, bring water to a boil and cook noodles according to box directions. When the noodles are just about done, add frozen peas. Drain and set aside.While the noodles are cooking, add the butter and cook until melted. Stir in the flour and whisk for 2 minutes. Continue to whisk and slowly and gradually pour in the almond milk. Stir until smooth and bring to a simmer. Keep whisking while you do this as to not let the flour mixture stick to the bottom and burn. Cook for a minute or two until the sauce has thickened. Remove from the heat, stir in the salt, garlic powder, and pepper. Gradually blend in the cheddar until melted, and then stir in the drained tuna and the parsley.Add the noodles to the cheese mixture and mix. Add Parmesan cheese on top if desired.
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 6 Servings

*I used Ancient Harvest Noodles but you can use any pasta
**If dairy ISN'T a problem, just put regular milk and cheese in place of the dairy free
UPDATE 2.20.18 - I made this again last week an realized that 8oz of pasta is not enough for the amount of cheese mixture, so feel free to add up to 16oz of gluten free pasta! StoveTop Tuna Noodle Casserole - #glutenfree and #dairyfree

StoveTop Tuna Noodle Casserole - #glutenfree and #dairyfree


Greek Yogurt Poppy Seed Dressing

8:00 AM

*Disclosure* I am a part of StonyField blogger program and received coupons for these products in exchange for a review. Opinions are 100% my own.

I eat salads every day for lunch. And when I say every day, I mean EVERY DAY.

Because I eat them every day, I tend to spruce up my salad with a change of leafy green's and even a unique dressing. 

Taylor Farms has some great leafy greens to change up any salad. I personally love a good spinach salad! Spinach is low in fat and even lower in cholesterol, high in niacin and zinc, as well as protein, fiber, vitamins A, C, E and K, thiamine, vitamin B6, foliate, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, copper, and manganese. 
Phew that's a lot. 

Taylor Farms is a family owned and run operation in California. They believe in providing consumers with wholesome fresh foods all year round! 
I picked up my Taylor Farms organic goodness from my local Health Food store. But they also can be found at your local Kroger, Target, or Meijer! 

I whipped up this great poppy seed dressing with some ALWAYS amazing StonyField Greek Yogurt. 

This dressing is perfect for a cold summer salad. I could even see this tasting amazing over a nice broccoli salad too! 

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Greek Yogurt Poppy Seed Dressing
A lovely light and sweet dressing. Perfect for the cold summer salad.
  • 1/2 Cup StonyField Greek Yogurt, plain
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • 1 tbsp Poppy Seed
  • 1 tsp White or Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 tsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • to taste Ground Pepper
In a small bowl, whisk together all ingredients!
Store in refrigerator for up to 7-10 days!
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 1 cup

Chosen Foods

Ranch Dressing made with Chosen Mayo

8:00 AM

*Disclosure* I am a part of the Mambo Sprouts blogger program and was sent this mayo in exchange for a review/recipe creation. Opinions are 100% my own. 

I live by two main southern staples, Sweet Tea and Ranch. But, if I made ranch the way God intended I'd probably be about 20lbs heavier. I'm always searching for alternatives to make my homemade ranch better.

Leave it to Chosen Food to make mayo for my ranch dressing way better! Their new light and airy coconut oil mayo was perfect for a light and healthy ranch!
Chosen Foods is a great company that believes that real food provides true nourishment through healthy fats, plant based proteins and ancient super foods and are committed to never using artificial flavors, preservatives or GMO's.

Why is their new Coconut Oil Mayo so good??? 

  • Wholesome source of MCTs
  • Non-GMO Project verified 
  • Gluten Free
  • Soy and Canola free
  • Made with cage free, organic eggs

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Homemade Ranch Dressing
Made with amazing Chosen Coconut Oil Mayo
  • 1/2 cup Chosen Coconut Oil Mayo
  • 1 Tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon Dried Dill
  • 1 Tablespoon Dried Chives
  • 1 Tablespoon Dried Parsley
  • to taste Salt and Pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • as needed, to thin Almond Milk
Mix all the ingredients together except the milk.Add almond milk and thin to you get he consistency you want. I tend to like mine thin for salad dressings but if you want it a little thicker for a more dip consistency add little to no milk.
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 6

“Available at select Kroger stores locations as well as online at chosenfoods.com
Coconut Oil Mayo is the 5 th clean-label mayo in Chosen
Foods’ condiment collection. Check out the rest here: