Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Mooney Farms Bella Sun Luci Review and Giveaway!

About Mooney Farms

Mooney Farms began in 1987 as a family owned kiwi farming operation. Products were sold at the farmer’s markets in Northern California by the family members. With the addition of sun dried tomatoes, their first sale to Price Club South San Francisco changed everything. The family’s Bella Sun Luci Sun Dried Tomatoes in Olive Oil & Herbs sold out in a record 4 hours! Sun dried tomatoes had become mainstream and the Mooney Family had the winning recipe!

In 1994, Mooney Farms moved to a larger facility located in Chico, California to meet the growing demand for their products. Recently remodeled and expanded, the 100,000 square foot facility reflects their family’s rich history of the Mediterranean with 200 year old olive trees planted among the rows of lavender and rosemary.


My Thoughts 

I really enjoy using Mooney Farms products. Bella Sun Luci, one of their brands, makes several delicious tomato products. My favorites being the different jars of sun-dried tomatoes. Bella Sun Luci makes the perfect products to use in recipes, creating an easy yet flavorful and inspired meal. I love using their Bruschetta to make appetizers as well as use as a dip.The Bella Sun Luci Tomato Pesto is a real treat. It is so deeply flavorful, leaving me wanting to use it on everything from pasta to pizza, to mashed potatoes and biscuits. The pine nuts are a perfect addition, creating a soft nutty flavor in addition to the bright burst of tomato flavor. Bella Sun Luci also offers several styles of packaged Sun Dried Tomatoes. My favorite are the Julienne cut Sun Dried Tomatoes with Peppers. They are the perfect addition to salads and homemade pizza. I have even used them to spruce up a normal, old frozen pizza to give it some extra flavor. 


 On the Bella Sun Luci site, you can find several tasty looking recipes. There are way too many that I want to try!



Sun Dried Tomato Hummus
 


Ingredients

  • 2-15 oz. cans chickpeas/garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1-8.5 ounce jar Bella Sun Luci Halves or Julienne Cut Sun Dried Tomatoes in Olive Oil & Herbs
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ lemon juiced
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 ½ tsp salt
  • 12 to 15 grinds black pepper
  • ¼ cup water
  • 6 fresh basil leaves
  • Chopped olives, for garnish

Instructions

  • In a blender combine first eight ingredients.
  • Blend on low speed until smooth.
  • If the mixture is too dry, add a few more tablespoons of olive oil to help blend.
  • Spoon the hummus into a serving dish.
  • Garnish with sliced olives and fresh basil leaves.
  • Serve with pieces of pita bread or toasted baguette slices. 


One lucky winner will receive a Mooney Farms Gift Set!

Open to US residents 18 years of age and older. The giveaway will end on 2/18/14.The winner will be chosen randomly, and will be contacted by email. They will have 48 hours to contact me back to claim their prize. Living the Paisley Life is not responsible for lost prizes or prizes that are not received.

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Disclosure: I received the above item in return for an honest, sincere review. I was not expected to leave a positive review, and would never post something I didn't feel fully confident in. No monetary compensation was provided. The above opinion is the sole opinion of me and my family, and may differ from your own. I am disclosing in accordance with FTC 16 CFR Part 255.  

24 comments:

  1. I'd most like to try the sun-dried tomatoes on some pizza.

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  2. I would enjoy trying the Bella Sun Luci Tomato Pesto.
    twinkle at optonline dot net

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  3. The tomato pesto would be great on bruschetta.

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  4. The Julienne Cut Sundried Tomatoes with Peppers sound wonderful!

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  5. Oh my gosh.....sundried tomatoes....can't get enough of them!

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  6. I'm most interested in trying the Tomato Pesto!

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  7. The Sun Dried Tomatoes in Olive Oil & Herbs sound great.

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  8. The Sun Dried Tomatoes in Olive Oil & Herbs sound delicious.

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  9. The Sundried Tomatoes in a salad in baked on pizza would be delicious!
    Georgiana

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  10. My family loves sun dried tomatoes so I would try those. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  11. I also commented here: http://livingthepaisleylife.blogspot.com/2013/10/sjaaks-organic-chocolate-review.html

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  12. I'd like to try the sun dried tomatoes with Italian herbs.

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  13. I'd love to try the tomato pesto

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  14. I'd love to try the Bella Sun Luci Tomato Pesto

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  15. The Tomato Pesto with Pine Nuts sounds wonderful!
    Mary Beth Elderton

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  16. I would love the try the tomato pesto! It sounds delish!

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  17. I would like to try the sun dried tomatoes.

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  18. I commented here http://livingthepaisleylife.blogspot.com/2013/11/tender-aromatic-applewood-pork-loin.html

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  19. I want to try the pesto!

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  20. I did leave a comment on: Go Buy Ya Nuts from Kobayanuts!
    twinkle at optonline dot net

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  21. im most interested in trying the italian herb sun dried!

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  22. i commented on your pam post, thanks for the info, but i'm still grossed out!

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  23. I'd love to try the Sun Dried Tomato Pesto with Whole Pine Nuts.

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