(ENDED) Nakano Vinegar - Bringing Flavor to Life Review and Giveaway (Ends 7/1)


Cooking a variety of foods is something my family tries to do on a weekly basis. Sometimes it's American, and other times we try Mexican, Chinese, Italian, or Indian. I received a gracious offer from Nakano® to test out their Roasted Garlic Seasoned Rice Vinegar. I was asked to chose from their MANY products but I took the Roasted Garlic Seasoned Rice Vinegar because I currently use the Original Seasoned Rice Vinegar, Red Pepper Seasoned Rice Vinegar, and the Balsamic Blend Seasoned Rice Vinegar...they're delicious when you add them to a recipe that needs a boost.

Seeing as we love Tofu in my family, I immediately went to visit the Mizkan Recipe Search site for something delicious and nutritious to try (that included Tofu). Sadly, they only had a recipe for soup and we weren't in the mood for soup. One suggestion to Mizkan would be to add more recipes incorporating healthy foods such as tofu, seitan, and tempeh. Just my 2¢!

Back to my story. So I found a recipe that sounded amazingly delicious and nutritious! - Grilled Chicken Salad with Fresh Raspberry Dressing. All we did was remove anything dealing with Chicken and added Tofu in its place. WOW! The salad was so great. I have made various types of salads with various garnishes, dressings, and even marinades but this one topped them all. The Roasted Garlic Seasoned Rice Vinegar gave the salad a wonderful aroma and a mouth watering flavor. Sadly, there was not any left over...but we will indeed be making this dish more often! Thank you NAKANO®! Go and enter the giveaway, so you can hopefully win a free bottle (and more) from NAKANO® and try out a great tasting recipe like we did!

Win It:

Two (2) winners will each win (1) bottle of NAKANO® - Red Pepper Seasoned Rice Vinegar as well as a coupon booklet ($1.00 off any NAKANO® product, 7 recipe cards and a list of "quick tips.")

How to Enter (BOTH ARE REQUIRED):
  1. Find a recipe you'd like to try on the MizKan Recipe Search page and leave a comment letting us know which recipe you chose!
  2. Sign up for the NAKANO SPLASH Recipe Club (No comment required)

Don't forget to take advantage of the extra entry opportunities below!

Extra Entries (Leave a comment for each Extra Entry):

**All entries must be received by July 01, 2010 @ 11:59PM EST**
**Limited to US Residents Only**

Choosing the Winners:

From the entries that I receive, I will use Random.org to draw the first name of the winner/s. On July 3rd, I will announce the first name of the winner/s in a new post on Freebies and Much More and on Twitter. I will also contact the winner/s by email (be sure to give me one you check daily). If I do not hear back from a winner after 48 hours, I will draw a replacement by using the same method as above.

Disclaimer: I was provided a free sample of Nakano Roasted Garlic Seasoned Rice Vinegar for the purpose of the review. The giveaway products will be mailed out by Mizkan Americas, Inc.

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aledol said...

GFC

aledol said...

Caribbean Shrimp Salad w Lime
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Theron said...

I would like to try the Five Spice Brined Chicken using Nakano's Spiced Vinegar. That and a few cups of heated Sake. Good eating and good drinking.

Hope to win!

Stephanie said...

I would like to try the Asian Meatball Soup and I signed up for the NAKANO SPLASH Recipe Club
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Stephanie said...

my fave splash tip: Combine NAKANO Roasted Garlic Seasoned Rice Vinegar with ground cumin and chopped cilantro to marinate cooked prawns
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Stephanie said...

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Grace said...

http://www.mizkan.com/Recipes/?recipe=28147039669&action=view

5 spice brined chicken

I love Nakano plain rice vinegar and use it all the time!

B. Wilson said...

Shrimp and Spinach with bow ties sounds lovely! I also signed up for the newsletter.

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aledol said...

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the buffalo shrimp recipe sounds tasty! i signed up
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I follow!
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Jenna Wood said...

I want to try the Asian crunch salad
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Amy said...

I choose Five-Spice Brined Chicken. Yum!

(and I signed up for the recipe club).

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sfyates said...

I'd like to try Bowtie Pasta with chicken garlic sauce. I'd need garlic or basil rice vinegar for this.

EDRing said...

I'm an e mail subscriber.

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EDRing said...

The Broiled Coconut Chicken sounds fantastic. I'm going to give it a try.

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aledol said...

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bison61 said...

Cherry Wine-Glazed Pork Roast sounds so good and I signed up

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aledol said...

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For Their Future said...

I would love to try the Garlic Burgers with Tangy Onions!

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Twitted this giveaway!
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Voted for you on TopMommyBlogs!

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I am a Facebook of NAKANO!!

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Patricia Anne said...

I would love to try Cabernet Pepper Steak!

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email subscriber thanks
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Anonymous said...

I WOULD LIKE TO TRY THE ASIAN SLAW.
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aledol said...

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Renee G said...

I'd like to try the recipe for Shabu Shabu.
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Voted on TopMommyBlogs.
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Heather R said...

I would like to try the Caribbean Shrimp Salad with Lime Vinaigrette.

aledol said...

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charisma said...

Caribbean Shrimp Salad with Lime Vinaigrette is my choice & I signed up for the club. ;) Thanks.

esty Pearl said...

chix and pear salad!

aledol said...

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esty Pearl said...

I liked Nakano on facebook.
(also signed up for recipe club) :)

The Bookworm said...

I would like to make Asian Chicken Nuggets!

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LittleEagle said...

I'd make the Buffalo Shrimp

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MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

Five Spice Brined Chicken

Anonymous said...

Broiled coconut chicken!
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Anonymous said...

I am a Nakano fan on Facebook.
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Anonymous said...

I love sprinkling Nakano flavored vinegars over vegetables instead of butter...delicious!
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I subscribe to your email.
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Anonymous said...

I'd like to try the hot and sour soup.

Anonymous said...

Use it in coleslaw instead of mayo
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AmbreRose said...

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AmbreRose said...

I would love to try the Ginger-Orange Marinade for Chicken. That sounds delish! ambrerose(!at)aol(dot)com

Laura said...

Yum -- coconut broiled chicken sounds delicious.

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Sunnymay said...

Black Bean, Corn and Red Pepper Salsa is the recipe I want to make, because I'm always looking for new ways with salsa and this sounds like the right mix.
I joined Nakano newsletter.

lil'bitsofrandom said...

Well, I just grilled some chicken and went to Farmers Market and bought fresh raspberries, so the grilled chicken salad recipe was perfect for me. Funny too, cause I was just going to buy some rice vinegar!!!!

Anonymous said...

grilled chicken salad with raspberry dressing!
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TiffsPixieDust said...

I would like Bow-tie Pasta and Chicken in Garlic Cream Sauce
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signed up for newsletter

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Stephanie said...

Bow-tie Pasta and Chicken in Garlic Cream Sauce sounds delish :)
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Dana @ The Coupon Challenge said...

Asian chicken nuggets looks interesting

Tracy Harper said...

Would love to try the Buffalo Shrimp.

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christie said...

Tuscan-Asian Fusion Shrimp!
signed up for the club too :)

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I want to try shabu shabu
I signed up

Louis said...

I really like the Brown Rice and Apple Salad with Toasted Walnuts

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kimbly said...

I joined the Splash Club and I'd like to try Dragon Fire Grilled Steak

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Marsala whipped sweet potatoes sounds great!

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I am a gfc follower.
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debbie said...

I would like the tangy pan fried potatoes.
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i choose the
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demmi said...

Five Spice Brined Chicken using Nakano's Spiced Vinegar

Cassie said...

The Springtime Asparagus Risotto looks really good. I've never tried risotto, but I've heard about it on Hell's Kitchen and would love to take a hit at making it!
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Anonymous said...

I would like to try the Asian Crunch Salad!

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Gianna said...

Wine-Glazed Ham and I signed up.

1993wel said...

I'd like to try the recipe for Asian Chicken Nuggets.