Monday, August 16, 2010

giveaway! giveaway! we're giving something away!

Hi friends! Happy Tuesday!
This may be officially be the soonest a blog has ever done a giveaway.
However, we've got a dilemma - we need some help - and we feel like we should compensate (at least one of) you for service.

So you read yesterday, of course, about how and why I started Pizza to Quinoa a few months ago. And of course you read how it's changed and why I'm so glad that it has. BUT! Now we have a dilemma, because - ack... it all happened so fast.

Should we keep the name Pizza to Quinoa? Or change it?
Here's the other option.... Living Well Done.

How about I give you a case for both arguments?
Pizza to Quinoa: I like pizza to quinoa because it's personal and catchy (don't tell me if it's not), and it has food in the title - which, you know, is important. The cons - some people don't know how to spell quinoa and it's annoying to try to explain to a fellow foodie you meet in the grocery store. Plus, it's only about food, whereas this blog is about so much more.

Living Well Done: I love this title because Nick came up with it, and I think he's a genius. It's a fun play on words (don't tell me if it's not), and it encompasses the main message behind where we're headed. I don't like it because I think it takes a little bit out of the fun of the blog and I really like fun. And non-seriousness. Non-seriousness is key, right?

So, here's where you come in!
Vote on what you like and we'll pick a voter to win a $10 Starbucks card.
- 1 comment on this post with a vote gets you one entry.
- a second comment telling us you mentioned the blog on twitter or facebook gets you a second entry (don't vote twice though - that's confusing)
- a third comment telling us you became a follower gets you a whopping THIRD entry.
- plus... how often do people ask your opinion?
Maybe a lot if you're cool. I am, however, not - so I'd jump at the chance.

Giveaway ends Saturday at midnight!

Tell us what you think!
(and on a foodie note - if I won the gift card, I'd get a few grande americano's with light soy and one of these bad boys - even if it does break some of my food rules.)

56 comments:

  1. I vote Pizza to Quinoa, I just like the way it sounds.

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  2. I vote pizza to quinoa (even though I'm totally in the camp if those who don't know how to spell it). Reasons: I don't like change (and I wonder where my son gets it), I like that when I google it, I get a recipe for pizza dough, and it's just fun to say. Plus, blogs can totally be about more than what the title suggests.

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  3. Do I get another entry if I already follow you?

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  4. i like pizza to quinoa too. i don't actually know what quinoa is, but i really like your blog and find the cooking pretty inspirational! so while i can't spell it, my computer can remember it and quinoa is fun to say!

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  5. I like pizza to quinoa. Especially since I'm waiting to find out what quinoa is! I think its catchy and fun.

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  6. I likw P to Q because it's quirky. The other is a good play on words but very professional/corporate.

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  7. I like living Well Done because it's smart and fitting

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  8. My vote is for Pizza to Quinoa...because it's fun & makes me interested.

    I like Living Well Done, but I think the title is a little too serious. I think the main message behind where you're going will be loud and clear regardless. :)

    Love the blog!

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  9. Blogged

    http://mommafesto.blogspot.com/2010/08/and-quinoa.html

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  10. So, if it was a blog just written by you, I would say P to Q because that is relevant to you specifically and super fun. However, since it is a blog with multiple writers, I say Living Well Done.

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  11. Ok, I also like pizza to quinoa because it implies a journey which you (meaning the writers) seem to have been on/are on in the quest to living a healthy life. It is totally fun and i think you should just make up some fun blog business cards (I know one of you is insanely creative and could do this in her sleep) to hand out to people who struggle with KEEN-WA... Love this blog!

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  12. tweeted! :)

    twitter.com/torieasom

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  13. I like Pizza to Quinoa. Makes you wonder what is coming next.

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  15. I like Pizza to Quinoa, even though I don't know what quinoa is, I suspect there is alot of room between it, and pizza.

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  16. i like 'from pizza to quinoa' but if you're doing more than just food you could add on something like 'from pizza to quinoa... and beyond'? Idk, it's a little star warsy but I love star wars. Haha :)

    Either way. Love anything by you guys more that I can read!

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  17. I like "from pizza to quinoa" as well because I feel like that describes me! I swing back and forth daily when it comes to my eating desires. It's cute and catchy too.

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  18. i like living well done...because i don't even know what quinoa is or how to spell it.

    plus well done reminds me of steak...and i like steak

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  19. I love the Pizza name, but yes Nick is a bonafide genuis.

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  20. And I'm following your blog. Booyah.

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  21. also, I am following. DUH.
    Two of my besties writing about Big girl food! I must learn!

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  22. Pizza to Quinoa is catchy... and it tells people about quinoa ... a lot of people still aren't familiar with it

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  23. Another vote for pizza to quinoa. The other one is nice, but a bit too serious I think. No reason you can't go beyond food no matter what the name!

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  24. Pizza to Quinoa! I clicked on my friends post on facebook because I was intrigued.

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  25. I posted you to my facebook!

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  26. I vote Pizza to Quinoa. It's a great name...and it makes me think when I'm really wanting pizza. ;)

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  27. Oh, and I follow you, too. Love the new blog!

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  28. I'm all about Pizza to Quinoa - the name actually is what enticed me to read this because I just bought my first bag of KEEN-WA (thank you Lexi - I was in the can spell but not say it camp) and need to know what to do with it!
    Re: Living Well Done - while catchy I agree with Cake and Tori and love what Kara had to say

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  29. How about "Living Medium Rare?" lol.

    I like "From P to Q for Dummies" also.

    In all seriousness, "From Pizza to Quinoa" is different and memorable and doesn't sound like a fad diet.

    Also you could put a tag line under the title like:
    FROM PIZZA TO QUINOA
    ~Thoughts on a Life Well Done~

    But again, what about "From Chuck E. Cheese to Farm Fresh?" lol

    Love ya and miss yer face!

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  30. I vote for Pizza to Quinoa, because it's an approximate rhyme and I like those. They're sneaky.

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  31. Continued...
    I am now a follower AND I mentioned you all on Facebook. Boo-yow.

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  32. I like P to Q because everyone likes Pizza and Quinoa is one of the words that people remember, so it's very catchy. And if they can't remember the spelling, that's what google is for. Life Well Done is clever, but it does resemble 'Living Well' magazine and the title of my Moms day time soap.

    Also, Pizza is the most popular food in the world, and if not it's in their top 3! And Quinoa represents all things exciting and healthy, pure and raw, straight from Mother Nature. So you have most peoples attention.

    Go Green!

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  33. This is the first blog I intend to follow and blog on because I love fun and healthy food and ways of life and FOOD! Thanx!!! Follower check Facebook check!

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  34. Can I do another entry? I also like the layout of this blog. Does this count?

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  35. i vote living well done..... guess im the boring one here..... but pizza to quinoa (whatever quinoa is) makes pizza sound bad and it is very good.. one of the best foods ever (in moderation of course :) )
    now that i think about it more maybe you mean that you are including pizza.... but at first it sounded like you changed from a pizza eater to quinoa eater.... either way ill vote for the underdog........ and ill try to find out what quinoa is

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  36. I like pizza to quinoa because it's different. maybe cause a friend of mine has "living life well" or "life well done" or something very very close.

    and if one thinks about it, they will see that even though it's a "food" title, it encompasses more than just food - it communicates exploration and branching out and learning all the time.

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  37. as much as i love the quirkiness of pizza to quinoa (especially now that i saw quinoa pasta at whole foods and know what the heck it is), i admittedly love the clever play on words with "living well done"...so i have to vote that way.

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  38. aaannnddd i'm following you. of course.

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  39. I like them both. Perhaps you could do a combination, something like:

    Pizza to Quinoa:
    (subtitle)
    Mind your P's & Q's for Life Well Done

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