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Long time, no… type?

Hey everyone! Sorry about being not posting for so long – things in my life have been totally crazy, but I promise, I’ll try to be better about more regular postings.

I haven’t taken a break from cooking though! I’ve got some awesome recipes in store for ya! My mom and I have decided to start a new project called “What’s for Dinner Tonight?” To save money at the grocery store, and to challenge ourselves to try new things, we’ve been planning out our dinners for the week! We have SO MANY cookbooks and magazines that we go through and flag recipes to make, but then never get around to making them. Our goal is to pick at least one cookbook or magazine each week and find a recipe to use for each night! We’re really trying to expand our palates and try out different ingredients and cooking styles, as well as make things easier in the kitchen, since our lives can get so crazy! We really wanna stop just “winging it” and staring blankly into the cabinets and fridge because we have no idea what to make. I’m really excited to try out so many new recipes, and even more excited to share them with you all! This is our fourth day of menu planning, and so far all of the recipe’s we’ve tried have been FABULOUS!

So far this week: (Recipes to come!)

– Spanikopita Burgers with Homemade Tzatziki

– Shrimp-Avocado Tostadas

– Italian Flag Pasta Toss

– Lime and Honey Glazed Salmon with Warm Black Bean and Corn Salad

–  Thai Chicken Pizza

I’m also so behind on my product reviews, so I’ll be trying to get those up ASAP as well!

And don’t think I forgot about my photography! I’ve been absolutely loving the sunny weather and beautiful colors and flowers of spring!

Stay tuned! I’ve got some awesome posts coming! 🙂



Hey guys! Sorry for the lack of posts lately… I’ve just been so busy! I hope you are all having an awesome week!

This is just a “teaser” post to let you know what’s ahead! February is national cherry month, and cherries being one of my absolute favorite fruits, I figured I’d help you all celebrate before the month’s over!

Stay tuned for a recipe for Chocolate Cherry Cinnamon Spice Banana Bread, and a review of Coconut Bliss Cherry Amaretto Ice Cream!

Be sure to check back, I’ll be posting soon! 🙂


Hello everyone! Hope your weekend has started off well! I can’t believe this month is already almost over!! Craziness!

I just wanted to let you all know the winner of my Souper You giveaway!!! Thanks to, the winner of my first giveaway is… Jolene! Congratulations! Please email me at with your mailing address so you can receive your Souper You Prize Pack!

Also – don’t forget to enter Holey Donut’s blog reader giveaway for a chance to win 4 assortments and a $250 store credit! Just click here then add your email address and Living Leena Loca in the subject line and your in!!!

Hope you all have a fantastic weekend! I’ll be back soon with more recipes and reviews! 🙂

Discounts and Giveaways Galore!

Hey everyone! Hope you had an awesome Valentine’s Day and Chinese New Year! I have some pretty awesome deals for you in store today, so keep on reading!

First up:

Remember those Awesome Almonds I posted about last week? Well the incredible people at Dr. Lankin’s were kind enough to provide all of you with a  a discount code so you can order and try their Awesome Almonds too!!! Just enter Blog This at the checkout, and it will give you 25% off of your entire order!

Thanks Dr. Lankin’s!


Also…. have you ever heard of Holey Donuts? Well if not, you don’t know what your missing! Holey Donuts is a donut company that makes great tasting gourmet donuts, but they’re low fat! They come in all sorts of delicious flavors like Fudge Boston Cream, Caramel Apple, Vanilla Coconut… the list goes on!

Now, Holey Donuts is hosting a blog reader giveaway! They’re giving you a chance to win 4 assortments of their delicious donuts AND a $250 store credit! Think of all the donuts you could get! All you have to do is click here to fill out the form with your email address, and LIVING LEENA LOCA as the subject title, and you’ll be officially entered for your chance to win!

And Holey Donuts is also offering MORE major discounts for you! Right now you can buy 4 get one free + $15.00 store credit good for the next 30 days! This is great if you want to place an order to split with friends, family and coworkers. Get together and save up to $36!.

Here the code information:

BUY 4, GET 1 FREE + $15 STORE CREDIT – place 5 assortments in your cart, enter the code VDAY3 at checkout, click recalculate and finalize payment. You will then receive an email within a few days with a special discount code for your $15 store credit good for the next 30 days.


Here’s ANOTHER great giveaway!

A few weeks ago the I was sent 15 cans of soup courtesy of MyBlogSpark and Progresso! Along with the soup, they also sent me an awesome bowl and an electric jump rope!

Soup is one of my absolute favorite comfort foods, especially in the winter, so I was so thrilled when I received this awesome package! Progresso has tons of great flavors, that now come in traditional, light, 100 calorie, and even low sodium! There’s over 40 delicious flavors, my personal favorites being the Chicken and Dumpling, Chicken Barley, or Manhattan Clam Chowder! All the soups just taste fantastic, and they make the perfect, quick, easy, healthy, and certainly comforting, delicious, winter meal!

To celebrate the new year, Progresso is holding and awesome “Souper You Debut” contest, for a chance to win a full makeover in New York City!!!

Three grand prize winners will be awarded a trip for two to New York City from May 21st-23rd. The prize includes roundtrip airfare, a two-night stay in a NYC hotel, a full makeover, a $1,000 wardrobe shopping spree and personal consultation at a New York department store.

To enter, you’ll need to do the following:

  • Go to to learn more and enter the contest

  • Submit your essay (200 characters or less) telling Progresso why you love Progresso Light or 100 Calorie Soups and why you would like a makeover

  • In addition, please submit a photo of yourself that visually reinforces the theme of your essay

Once you enter, you’ll have the chance for your photo and/or an excerpt from your essay to appear on, so be sure to check back frequently! Once the 10 finalists are announced, you can from March 29 through April 12 to vote for your favorite.

In addition, throughout the duration of the contest you can to download a coupon for $1 off any three varieties of Progresso Soup!

But wait… there’s MORE! Progresso and MyBlogSpark are giving you a chance to win some soup too! One lucky Living Leena Loca winner will win: Two cans of Progresso soup, one Progresso soup mug, and one digital jump rope!!

And you even have three ways to enter – each way giving you an additional entry! Here’s what to do:

1. Leave a comment on this post letting me know you’re favorite kind of soup. (Do you have a favorite canned variety, or a favorite homemade recipe?)

2. Tweet about this giveaway on Twitter: tweet “I wanna win a Progresso Soup Prize Pack from @leenaloca!” and leave a comment letting me know you’ve done so.

3. If you have a blog, link back to this giveaway on your blog, and leave another comment letting me know you did!

I will choose a winner on Saturday, February 20th, so get those entries in!

Good Luck!! 🙂

Coming Soon…

Hi Guys! I just wanted to let you know that I’m Currently working on lots of product reviews and recipes for the next upcoming weeks, so stay tuned!

Here’s a sneak peek at what’s to come…

Reviews will include: Barney Butter, Oikos and Chobani Greek Yogurts, Zevia, Sabra Hummus, and lots more!

Recipes will include: Blueberry Toffee Coffee Cake, Homemade Yogurt, Spinach Artichoke Crab Dip, and more!

Be sure to keep checking back, because at the start of the new year all the posts will be flowing!

Hope you all had a wonderful holiday!

Be Back Soon!

Hey Everyone! So, as you all have probably noticed, I’ve been seriously MIA for the last few months. I’ve just been so busy and so many things have been changing and happening with my life ( I can eat wheat and gluten again!!!) and I haven’t have time to update the blog, but bear with me for these next couple weeks and I will hopefully be back after the holidays! I have a ton of new review and recipe posts planned, so keep checking back, and I’ll be back soon!