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24 Sep 2017


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By Gracie Carroll

Celebrating 5 Years of Blogging With My $700 Food Faves Giveaway!

By Gracie Carroll


I figured my very last post in 2016 should be something totally major, and I’ve saved one of the best for last: my Food Faves GIVEAWAY that’s valued at over $700! As you all know, I LOVE food and I LOVE to cook so I’m thrilled to be including so many of my favourite things for cooking, eating and dining in this giveaway to celebrate 5 years of blogging. If you’re a foodie  just like me, don’t miss your chance to WIN all 5 of these amazing items! See below for what’s up for grabs and how to enter:

STAUB Round Cocotte, $415


There is nothing I love more in my kitchen than a gorgeous dutch oven and I am totally obsessed with anything and everything from STAUB! Seriously, I’m addicted to buying them and I’m running out of space in#CasaGC because I can never resist adding  a new one to my growing collection. If you don’t have a dutch oven yet, here’s your chance to get your own 5.5 quart Round Cocotte in Basil that’s worth $415!

All You Need Is Bacon Print, $32


This year, The Chic Canuck collaborated with our friends at Swell Made Co to create 3 exclusive prints, one of which is the All You Need Is Bacon print – perfect for any Chic Canuck’s kitchen! Now you can have one for yours.


Joyous Detox and Joyous Health, $64


My cookbook collection is totally out of control, but, according to my aunt I have inherited the Carroll family trait of enjoying reading cookbooks for the fun of it. I always love going over to her house and sitting in the kitchen, flipping through her books. Lately we’ve been giddy over the fact that we keep buying the same ones and love sharing our favourite recipes from each book with each other. Having a great collection of healthy cookbooks is very important as they help inspire me to stay on track with healthy meals. I’m a huge fan of Joy McCarthy from Toronto, and I’m so excited to include her new cookbook, Joyous Detox, and her first cookbook, Joyous Health, in this giveaway! Thank you Joy!

Good Luck Rub, $9


Last year my boyfriend’s sister gave us a smoker for Christmas and ever since then Josh has become totally obsessed with learning how to create the perfect smoked meats. So much so that he even developed his own rub that’s so delicious (and popular amongst our friends and family!) that I encouraged him to package it and start selling it to the public. In November, he launched his spice rub product called Good Luck Rub and I’m so proud of him! This mix is so tasty on everything from roast chicken to grilled fish. Seriously, even potatoes and veggies taste good when they’ve got Good Luck Rub on them! Right now you can purchase Good Luck Rub for $9 each of 3 packs for $25 from The Chic Canuck HERE. One pack is included in this giveaway for you to try out for yourself!

Lavelle Gift Card, $200

Lavelle Toronto

Dining poolside might be common in L.A., but it’s certainly not in Toronto. Getting to sit down for a meal at the beautiful Lavelle (which opened just in time for TIFF 2016) is like being transported to another city. Not only do you get to enjoy one of the most amazing views of the city, but you can enjoy the beauty of their pools through their floor to ceiling glass walls. That’s right, this rooftop restaurant is not just for summer – you can go all year round! Plus, the food is AMAZING and created by one of my favourite Chefs in the city, Romain Avril. Lavelle has generously provided a $200 gift card for you to treat yourself for a fabulous lunch, brunch or dinner!


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For a bonus entry, COMMENT below and let me know what kind of content you’d love to see (or see more of) on GracieCarroll.com in 2017!

Thank you for all of your support and GOOD LUCK!!



*Contest closes on January 12th 2017 at 11:59pm EST, contest open to Canadian residents only*


  1. What a fabulous prize pack. I love to cook too. And my cookbook collection is really out of control, but I love to sit and flip thru them all. (even though most recipes are now available online, it’s not the same) Continue to do what you do, I love following along. You help to keep me young at heart. I love the reviews, your fitness tips and what’s new in fashion.

  2. I am always interested in reading about new restaurants and food trends in Toronto. I am so curious to see what the food obsessions of 2017 will be.

  3. Are you sure we’re not related – your post sounds just like me! If I had to add anything, I’d love some more TO restaurant reviews! (cheap and cheerful, not break the bank)

  4. always love your blog – I love seeing what events you go go and what restaurants are worth checking out . Happy new year !!! 🙂

  5. More food posts of course! LOVE food posts and recipes 🙂
    I already follow you across social media and I liked, shared, tweeted. Thanks and Happy new Year!

  6. Highlighting new indie shops is always nice! Travel posts also make me dreamy. So many dreams, so little time! And money. Keep up the good work!

  7. I love your picks above ^^ and I would love to see posts on health and wellness Gracie! Happy New Year and all the best to you and your family! xo

    BTW I am following on all platforms, subscribed, tweeted and Shared on Facebook @AlayneStewartLangford Keep up the good work girl!! ..Alayne @AlayneLangford @mamalangs5 🙂

  8. I love anything to do with food. Restaurants and maybe a recipe from the chef would be good.
    @selbys1 @sherrykinnear(tw) Sherry Haydon @sherryhaydon(ig)

  9. I follow @GracieCarroll on Facebook as Cheryl Andrews-Morreale, Twitter as @loucheryl, Instagram as @loucheryl and YouTube as Cheryl Morreale.

    I SUBSCRIBE to your newsletter (andrews_cheryl at hotmail dot com)

    I tweeted as @loucheryl: https://twitter.com/loucheryl/status/815319684119674880

    I SHARED this post on Facebook as Cheryl Andrews-Morreale

    I would love to see vegan recipes in the new year. They are so hard to find!

  10. I love cooking as well and I do allot of it. We have a large family here and I am always looking for new ideas. I think recipes that are quick and not to expensive are the best as it can get very costly for us.

  11. I follow on Facebook & Youtube as myself, Twitter & IG @skeetersden I subscribed to your email and shared the giveaway on FB & TW.

    I love learning about new trends in food, beauty, fashion and such. I grew up in TO but now live in a rural area and my trips to the city have become few and far between so this is my lifeline! Thank you for such a generous giveaway!!

  12. I would like to see more new recipes and supplements, herbs on weight loss and clinic review? comparision between Weight Watchers, Nurtrisystem so on. @sandypeachy! tweeted link and subscribed.

  13. Beautiful and juicy giveaway- the bacon poster would be very loved in our household haha
    I always enjoy your posts and recaps, keep introducing us with the new and fun.
    Happy new year!!

  14. More food for sure! Healthy tasty food is a super bonus – and obviously we need some recipes and tips and tricks from your boyfriend!

    I will say I love your mix of coverage – really a little bit of each of the things I am interested in.

    Happy New Year Gracie! And congrats on 5 awesome years!

  15. awesome,liked,shared,tweeted (@ksceviour) and following on all 🙂 I`d like to see more recipes! Happy New Year!

  16. Food posts are always welcome, enjoy reading about makeup and beauty tips

    Liked, shared tweeted (@harriette106742) and following on all.

  17. I love to see more posts on healthy eating….low cal.
    Following on all social media, shared on Facebook, and Tweeted message.

  18. Can’t go wrong with more Food recipes and content, being a Mom of 4, I am always looking to try new things. Thank you for the chance at this awesome giveaway! I did everything above and I really look forward to 2017 and seeing what fun stuff you share with us! Happy New Year @GracieCarroll I’m still in awww at how generous you truly are <3 What a lovely way to start the year!!

  19. What a great giveaway to start the new! Would be sooo happy to win as a goal of mine is to start cooking more in the new year.
    I’ve followed you on all platforms, tweeted & shared on FB.
    Keeping my fingers crossed!

  20. Hello – Congrats on your accomplishments to date. I love trying and reviewing smoothie & good food that is healthy for us.

  21. I love cooking cookbooks and Canadian bloggers! It’s great to see Canadian content and posts that I can totally relate to. Keep them coming 🙂

  22. Hi, I liked on all platforms, subscribed and tweeted. I’d love to see more recipes, entertaining tips and travel tips.

  23. Hi, I’m new to your blog and I was trying to enter your contest, however, there was no right side side-bar to subscribe to you.
    I’m single and don’t need mega-serving recipes, something for one or two people would be awesome.

  24. Have liked and shared accross all platforms. I would love more social content on the Toronto scene – what events, openings, parties, sales and new stores/restaurants are you loving/attending? 🙂

  25. Just came across the blog so not sure what has already been posted but I am really loving the recipes for different takes on sour dough bread. Can’t get enough.

  26. I love the variety of your blog. I love to cook, and am always up for some beauty and fashion advice. Congrats on 5 years.

  27. Would love to see “cooking when you are single – making nutritious meals without breaking the bank and getting bored with the same old dinner”.

  28. Thank you for the great contest….I would love to see one pan dinners. We have a Staub Steam Grill and are always on the lookout for great recipes.

  29. New to this site but there’s so much to look at. I must say that I’m loving the cocktail recipes and I hope there are more of those in 2017!


  31. I love your picks especially the Staub Cocotte… wow! I just discovered this site. Super! I have liked and shared, following on IG, and liked your FB. 🙂

  32. I would like to see more recipes targeted towards healthy eating. I am currently on a diet and looking for easy, effective tips and tricks to stay on top of it. Thanks for the chance and keep up the great work. Looking forward to what 2017 will bring!

    1. Subscribed. Followed on twitter and tweeted @josephinerose__ Instagram @josephinerose0 and facebook @josephine evans

  33. What a fabulous prize pack!! I’m always on the hunt for healthy recipes, fitness tips, and new products to try! 🙂 (PS, followed, liked, etc!)

  34. I really love your beauty posts! So, love to see more personal reviews on new products…

    Also, love travel tips! =)

  35. Completed all required steps. What an amazing prize package!

    As for what kind of content I’d love to see more of? Travel please! Especially interesting and affordable places and options.

  36. Liked on all platforms, suscribed, shared on fb, tweeted.
    I love to see new food products. I am not so good at picking new things out at the store myself but when I see a review or a recipe, I will definately search them out. Thank you.

  37. Hi Gracie!! Awesome contest ?I win! Always love seeing what you’re up to in Toronto, restaurant reviews and recipes of course!

  38. Good Golly Miss Molly , I like to see more food trend. I followed & liked FB,twitter , instagram & youtube all @edmond238. I subscribed letter & twitted. Shared on FB . Thank you for the awesomeness, the contest, and generosity. 🙂 Pick me.

  39. My friend just shared a link to this blog so it is my first time looking at it. Since I am a newbie on this blog I do not know all the things you posted this year but I would love to see recipes (especially quick prep ones), beauty items, and I would love articles on restaurants/activities in Toronto since I do not live too far away so I go in for festivals/visits fairly frequently. I have shared and liked on FB (Shelley Nelson celtic734), twitter @Shellbran3, instagram (celtic734) and subscribed to youtube (Shelley Nelson) . Can’t believe you have been around 5 years and I had not found you yet. Looking forward to exploring your site

  40. Hey! Someone in my Myspace group shared this site with us so I came to check it out.
    I’m definitely enjoying the information. I’m bookmarking and will be tweeting this to my followers!
    Great blog and brilliant style and design.

  41. I’d like to see some gravlax recipes on GracieCarroll.com in 2017. I don’t like the smoked salmon as much as I like gravlax.

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