5/2/12

Four Year Bloggiversary Le Creuset Giveaway and a Recipe for Easy Salmon Dinner with Smashed Potatoes

In May, Mango & Tomato celebrates its FOUR Year Anniversary!!!!

Over the past four years, I have written almost 900 posts, received nearly 8,500 comments from you, met amazing people {many of whom became close friends}, attended fabulous events and dined at great restaurants.

I honestly can't imagine my life without my food blog and you, my readers. What started as a way for me to share my love of simple food has turned into so much more.

I want to thank EVERY ONE of you for your support and encouragement, for making my recipes and giving me constructive criticism.

Today, I'm sharing a recipe for a simple meal: Easy Salmon Dinner with Smashed Potatoes.

But wait--that's not all. I have teamed up with Le Creuset, and one LUCKY winner will receive a 5-Piece Set in a gorgeous new color: Marseille.




My love affair with Le Creuset started a while back. Then, a few years ago, my parents gave me a Le Creuset French Oven in Caribbean for my birthday: I was hooked. Not only is it absolutely gorgeous, but it's a joy to cook with.

Little by little I started to build my collection and added two more pieces (see them on the left) in orange and yellow. These "work horses" go from the stove to the oven and to the table. I use them to make stir fry, meatballs, chili, soup, stuffed cabbage, etc. The cleanup is incredibly easy and I love displaying them in my "Le Creuset" tower.

And now I have three more pieces in my collection!
"The 3 1/2 qt. round oven offers all the benefits of slow cooking with enameled cast iron. It’s a convenient size for serving one-pot meals or carrying side dishes to a pot-luck dinner. If a full meal is the plan, round out the menu with the 1 1/4 qt. Precision Pour saucepan and the 10 1/4” skillet."
Features
  • Colorful, long-lasting exterior enamel resists chipping and cracking; interior enamel is engineered to resist staining and dulling
  • Sand-colored interior enamel makes it easy to monitor food as it cooks, preventing burning and sticking
  • Oversized handles provide even weight distribution and a secure grip
  • Ergonomic composite knobs are heat resistant to 500°F
  • Built-in lid stabilizers provide a secure, no-slide fit
  • The lightest weight per quart of any premium cast iron cookware available
Make sure to read all the way through to see how YOU can win your own set!!!!

And now let's talk about my Easy Salmon Dinner with Smashed Potatoes. I wanted to make a simple meal using all the pieces from my new Le Creuset set. This is a great meal to make during the weekend, but can also be easily prepared during the week. It's colorful, nutritious and holds up well as leftovers.

Smashed Potatoes
Ingredients
24 ounces petite red potatoes
salt
olive oil
ground black pepper

Directions
1. In a heavy-bottomed pot, cover potatoes with water, add a bit of salt and bring the mixture to a boil. Lower the heat, cover, and let the potatoes cook until they are tender.
2. Drain the potatoes, transfer them to a large plate and lightly smash them using the bottom of a glass.
3. Heat olive oil in the same pot. Add smashed potatoes in a single layer and cook for about four minutes on each side until they become crispy. Season with more salt and pepper.


Easy Salmon
Ingredients
1/2 pound Sockeye salmon fillet
olive oil
salt & pepper

Directions
1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
2. Heat a skillet, add a bit of olive oil. Gently place your salmon skin side up and sear the fish for five minutes.
3. Flip the salmon fillet, season with salt and pepper, and put in the oven for five minutes (or longer depending on how thick your piece of fish is).


Wine Butter Sauce with Shallots
Ingredients
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 shallot, finely chopped
1/3 cup white wine
3 tablespoons butter, cubed
black pepper
2 teaspoons chopped fresh dill

Directions
1. In a small saucepan, saute shallots in olive oil for five minutes.
2. Add wine and allow to reduce by half.
3. Take the saucepan off the heat and whisk in butter into the shallot/wine mixture. Add black pepper and fresh dill.


Serve the salmon topped with the wine butter sauce alongside crispy smashed potatoes and roasted asparagus.



And now, for your chance to win your own 5-Piece Set of Le Creuset in Marseilles:

All you have to do is leave a comment letting me know why you  Mango & Tomato or what you want to see on my blog in the next year or why you  Le Creuset or what you would make if you won the 5-piece set. {NOTE: you must have a US address to be eligible to win.}


For additional chances to win this giveaway, do one or all of the following and leave an additional comment letting me know you've done so:
Tweet about this giveaway and mention @LeCreuset, @MangoTomato and link to this blog post in your tweet
Like MangoTomato on FB
Like Le Creuset on FB
I will announce the winner on Wednesday, May 9th at 10 am.

And the winner is:





Disclosure: Le Creuset provided a 5-piece set for me to review and keep and will mail the same set directly to the giveaway winner. I was not reimbursed otherwise for this post. All opinions are my own.

283 comments:

Rachel Wolf said...

SO many reasons why I <3 Mango Tomato--the first being that it has been great getting to spend time with you! Also, your photos rock my world :)

Rachel Wolf said...

I like MangoTomato on FB!

Christina said...

Wow 4 yr blogiversary!!! Amazing job! Love your delicious, yet simple recipes :)

Liz Eva said...

I love all the recipes you post- they are so creative and they look so delicious. I would love to have Le Creuset - I remember buying one piece for my friend for her wedding and wishing I could have some! Gorgeous color!

Liz Eva said...

I also like MangoTomato on FB

Christina said...

Sent out a tweet!
https://twitter.com/#!/ForkyouNoForkU/status/197699806125244416

Kaoru said...

I <3 MangoTomato for the gorgeous photos!!

Kaoru said...

I like MangoTomato on Facebook

Kaoru said...

I like Le Creuset on Facebook

Maureen said...

The fact that You have recipes that the 'regular" person can do. You do not have to have a "high" degree . I love the way that the recipes turn out.

FrenchtwistDC said...

My mom was born in Marseille so I think this set and I are meant to be ;-) if I win I'll use it to make bouillabaisse and lots of other yummy mediterranean dishes!

Aimee said...

Love your fresh approach to food! Love that Le Creuset lasts a lifetime...

PS> If I win, I can provide a US addy! =)

Valerie Brunmeier said...

Salmon and Le Creuset together? I'm in the right place! I got my first set of Le Creuset pans from my Mom at my bridal shower 28 years ago. I still have those pans. My Mom isn't with us anymore but I think of her every single time I pull a pan out of the cupboard. My set is the deeper blue color and I've been eyeing this new blue ever since it came out!

Valerie Brunmeier said...

I Like Le Creuset on FB.

Valerie Brunmeier said...

I tweeted your giveaway AND posted it on Pinterest!

FrenchtwistDC said...

and of course I liked Mango Tomato and Le Creuset on FB. Now like me back please!! ;-)

Valerie Brunmeier said...

I Like Mango Tomato on FB.

Kat Stewart said...

Congrats on your 4th anniversary! I love Mango & Tomato for the delicious recipes and beautiful photographs.

Matt Goldey said...

I have one piece of Le Creuset cookware, a Dutch oven. It's the most beautiful and highest quality piece of cookware I own. It's the best for a nice big pot of chili or a fall-apart-tender pot roast. I love it!

Matt Goldey said...

Tweeted here: https://twitter.com/#!/mattgoldey/status/197720514784006144

Already like Mango Tomato on fb. :)

EPA said...

Happy Bloggiversary! I like your blog b/c I get to virtually "feast" on all the goodies.

EPA said...

Liked MangoTomato AND Le Creuset you on FB.

Belinda said...

Congratulations!!! I can't believe it! Or rather, I can because everything you write is so delicious! And who doesn't love Le Creuset.

christine v said...

I love mango and tomato because of all the fresh recipes and inspiration!

christine v said...

I also liked le creuset on FB

Elizabeth said...

I would actually love to make this dish in the Le Creuset set! I've been wanting one for years!!

Elizabeth said...

I've also liked Mango Tomato and Le Creuset on Facebook!

Mbb said...

i have always wanted a Le Creuset!

Lara @ Good Cook Doris said...

Happy anniversary! It's been fun to read along! Looking forward to seeing you on Friday in DC! :)

Cecilia said...

Love Mango Tomato because you always make delicious recipes, and take gorgeous photos!

Cecilia said...

Liked Le Creuset on FB!

Cecilia said...

Tweeted about the give-away!

Stacey Viera said...

I love your original recipes. You know so much about food and are a great resource of information. Great dishes don't have to include a million ingredients or be difficult to prepare. Love ya, MangoTomato!

Elyse G. said...

I love seeing your gorgeous photography and I can't wait to see more in the coming year!! (and I am excited to see what you cook with your new Le Creuset set!)

Elyse G. said...

(and I liked you & Le Creuset on Facebook & tweeted about the giveaway)

Rakhi said...

I would make an assortment of Indian food: Chicken Tikka Masala, Naan and Green Beans.

Rakhi said...

I liked MangoTomato and Le Creuset on Facebook!

Scott_D said...

I love Le Creuset because of the quality. The three layers of enamel hold up way better than the cheaper one layer pans I have and regret buying.

I'd make all sorts of braises with this set.

Orange6ur1 said...

I love your blog because it is so wonderful too look at and it secretly (or not so secretly) inspires me to want to begin my own food adventures/being a blog...but who knows when that's going to happen :)

Lisa J. Case said...

You write the way I'd like to write, you eat the way I like to eat, you cook the things I like to cook, and you like Le Creuset, too. If we lived closer to each other, we'd be kitchen buddies!

Athena said...

I just found your blog today and your photos are amazing. I can't wait to check out more.

Athena said...

I like you on FB.

MeganSAHM said...

Well let's see...I love your blog because of the awesome recipes! :) I had no idea there were so many things that could be made with cast iron, so I need to do a little research. The giveaway is awesome, thanks! :)

Athena said...

I like LC on FB.

Caite@ a lovely shore breeze said...

Even if it looks like you are fishing for compliments, I will play! ;-)
Fantastic photos, like I wish my photos of food looked like.
And I really , really want a Le Creuset pot/pan, or three, especially in the lovely new blue, but I am cheap.
So I really need to win.
Really badly.

MeganSAHM said...

I tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/megans_madness/status/197772494885752833

MeganSAHM said...

I liked MangoTomato on FB.

MeganSAHM said...

I like Le Creuset on Fb.

Michaela King said...

I learned that I can make my favorite peasant breads in a Le Creuset pot, and I love them more than ever! michaelacking (at) gmail (dot) com

Mrs Reaves said...

I love Mango Tomato because the photos are fabulous and the direction are clear and easy to understand. Can't wait to see more.

Paz said...

Happy Anniversary! Wonderful meal. I love salmon!

Elyse G. said...

I also tweeted about the giveaway! :-)

Mouse said...

Aside from the easy to follow directions, I love the colors of the photos. It makes the food look extra delicious!

sally said...

Congrats on 4 years! How exciting! I really enjoy your posts about your travels, and of course I love your recipes!

Elyse G. said...

oops. I forgot to post twice for liking both pages on Facebook. Sorry about that!

Vickierohlman said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY....Listen Honey....love the pics....recipes are to die for......
I share many of the recipes with family and friends....
Keep on sharing......

tinamy68 said...

I love your recipes and photos! What a beautiful color for Le Creuset cookware.

tinamy68 said...

I liked Mangotomato on Facebook!

tinamy68 said...

I liked Le Creuset on Facebook!

Lauren @ Healthy Delicious said...

Le Crueset is totally addictive, isn't it? I love Mango Tomato because it introduced me to you! (yes, it's cheesey, but it's also true!)

Shannon C said...

I'm far away from my closest relatives. If I win, I think I'll be inspired to make a fancy Thanksgiving feast for my friends using my new cookware :).

Shannon C said...

I also like you on FB!

Julia said...

I <3 Le Creuset because their products combine functionality and fun - really good cookware, but in vibrant colours that brighten up my kitchen!

Dana said...

I'm pretty new to Mango & Tomato, but from what I've seen, I really like your beautiful photos and easy to follow recipes, as well as the restaurant reviews. I love what you did with your colorful Le Creuset pieces! If I were to win the giveaway, I would make many, many delicious meals, but also: I would make a gorgeous display like yours! :)

Tatiana Zeb said...

I would make braised french onion soup with gruyere for my sweet nephews. I like MT and LC on FB. I'd totally tweet about them if I was hip enough to do so, but I don't use Twitter! Congrats on 4 years!

Katie Lewis said...

I love your blog because I'm a college kid just learning how to cook. Your recipes are interesting, flavorful, challenging and, yet, perfect in helping me learn the ways of a kitchen. While I am just starting out, I can't wait to learn more techniques and recipes in the future! Keep up the good work.
(I've liked both on Facebook :) )

Denise L said...

I <3 Le Creuset because it brightens the kitchen while being so freaking functional and lasts forevah! Congrats on the blogiversary and keep up the lovely blog :)

Shari Walsh said...

I love Le Creuset because the food stays hot in the pot at the table! Such a small thing makes a huge difference.

Denise L said...

Tweeted!
https://twitter.com/#!/dmarie824/status/197814824674140161

KathyD said...

I would love to make this salmon and smashed potatoes. I love Le Creuset because it heats evenly and cleans up beautifully.

KathyD said...

I like Le Creuset on FB.

Lauren (PB&G) said...

How awesome of you!! That color is beautiful and I've always dreamed of owning Le Creuset cookware..

I love your blog because your photos are always so beautiful! I can't stop drooling over those potatoes.. I feel like I can reach out and grab one! Keep up the beautiful photography!

Stacey Viera said...

I tweeted the link.

Kalyn Seifer said...

Liked both on Facebook. I would probably make some crispy, but tender pork chops. My boyfriend's favorite: pork!

Debra Mayberry said...

Mango Tomato, I love your blog for all of the yummy recipes and fab photos. (And it's always fun to see you in person, too!)

gastronomer said...

I heart Mango Tomato because the writer, Olga, is just so damn appealing.

gastronomer said...

I am a Mango Tomato fan on facebook

gastronomer said...

I am a Le Crueset fan on facebook

gastronomer said...

I tweeted about the giveaway. Fingers crossed!

Rachel V. said...

A LeCreuset set would paid visually and gastronomically with my Fiestaware collection. Plus I've all but given up on having a bridal registry. Best of all, it's blue!

Vicki_R said...

This is my first visit to Mango Tomato & I am loving this recipe of salmon & smashed potatoes, so I know I'll be checking out other recipes on this site!

Julie D. said...

So many reasons why I love this blog-- it's genuine, with delicious photos and amazing recipes (is it the other way around?)... and why I love Le Creuset ... I'm French and grew up near Marseille... they reminds me of Sunday's at my grandmother's...sweet memories!!

Seattlepastrygirl said...

Ok I tweeted,facebooked,shared everywhere, I love Mango Tomato just because it's such a cool name for a blog-and then throw in fabulous recipes and pictures and I'm caught licking my screen everytime I visit ! And Le Creuset,which one of us food bloggers wouldn't sell our first born (okay maybe that's an exaggeration) for this set ! And the color name:Marseille-I love it ,love all things French !

Rachel V. said...

And I just tweeted about it (under @secretegrets)

Debra Mayberry said...

Tweeted it; shared it on FB. Good luck, everybody! (I want that skillet, I want that skillet....)

Anita K. said...

Too many reasons why I love Mango Tomato. The variety of recipes and the simpleness of it all makes me want to cook great meals every night!!

Amateur Noms said...

This is my first time visiting Mango Tomato, but I look forward to returning. I've wanted a Le Creuset set for a long time so I can make Julia's Boeuf Bourguignon.

Ashlei said...

I love Le Creuset because they make such quality cookware perfect for braising because they make a perfect seal, plus cast iron is my favorite to use for every type of cooking.

alc4253@hotmail.com

Molly said...

What's not to love about Mango & Tomato? You are one of the websites I check every morning as part of my regular routine. Congratulations on four years! I would be so thrilled if I won the Le Creuset set. I used to have a dutch oven that I used constantly but an old roommate moved out and took it with her and I never got it back. Sad face.

Irina said...

Congratulations on 4 years of blogging! Here's to another 4 - and hopefully more!

If I won the set, I'd use the small saucepan to make sauces, the large pot for pilafs, stews, and braises, and the skillet for frying just about anything!

Jordanna said...

I <3 Mango Tomato because you post simple, DELICIOUS (and beautiful!) recipes.
I liked both the MangoTomato AND Le Creuset facebook page.
Additionally, I dusted off my twitter account and tweeted about this post :)

Congratulations on the blogiversary! Here is to another four years!

Randona Conrad said...

I love Le Cruset cookwear! I initially fell in love with all of the brilliant colours but the quality of their products is what I truly love. I have confidence that my Le Cruset cookwear is something that I will be passing down to my children! (Liked MangoTomato on FB AND Liked Le Creuset on FB)

Molly said...

It was the pic of your salmon recipe that lured me to your blog today and so far all of your recipes look incredible. Already have a long list to try. Can't wait to see what else you have in store for us readers.

Liked you on facebook and liked le creuset on facebook as well.

Kelly said...

Brand new house, brand new Le Creuset set sounds good to me!

Congrats on 4 fabulous years

Fidesverita said...

Well I love food and i love cooking!!

carroll_lachnit said...

I'd make a rib-eye steak and the Berghoff's creamed spinach (http://www.andrewsmcmeel.com/berghoff-cookbook/berghoff-recipes.html). The skillet is great for searing the steak first, then finishing it in the oven. Comes out perfect. The creamed spinach is a two-pot operation, but so, so worth it. I have two Le Creuset pieces, and I keep finding new uses for them.

Meister, The Nervous Cook said...

Congratulations on the blogiversary! I love M&T so much: Your stories are always as charming as your photos are beautiful and your food is delicious. The perfect combination!

Here's to many, many more blogiversaries, and thanks for letting us all read & follow you.

Mcampbe said...

I love Le Creuset because they're gorgeous and heavy duty!

Megan said...

I can't think of just one reason why I love Mango Tomato! You have the most inspiring recipes, amazing photos, adorable dishes... and you're a wonderful friend! I'm so glad we've gotten to know each other through our blogs over the years and that we've even gotten to meet in person and enjoy a fabulous dinner together! Wishing you all the best in the years to come!

Diane said...

Love this recipe and look forward to seeing more like it. I love how easy it is to clean Le Creuset, it hold the heat so well I'd love to have these wonderful pieces I could only dream of the yummy recipes I'd make in them!

Diane said...

I tweeted https://twitter.com/#!/createdbydiane/statuses/197865005474004992

Susan @ Our Family Eats said...

My favorite pot is my Le Creuset dutch oven...it's perfect for braising and so many other things. I'd love a chance to add more pieces and find more ways to use them.

Jennifer said...

My first time here, but I'll be back. I found your blog through Food Gawker. Le Creuset is fabulous. I've been wanting one for a while. I'd love to try your potato recipe and the salmon looks great too.

Dsa said...

i would make that loaf of bread that requires a big dutch oven.

Melissa said...

Great recipes and I would love to try the smashed potatoes in the new set!

Jennifer said...

I liked le creuset on FB!

Danielle Sleeper said...

I <3 M&T because you blog about recipes I can actually envision myself making--and I have! They have all been delicious!

Jennifer said...

Liked MangoTomato on FB!

Jennifer said...

I looovveee Le Creuset because it makes even the most simple recipes look like a big deal! It looks like art in the kitchen when not cooking something :)

Anna @snackingkitchen said...

Hi! So I already like you on Facebook and Follow you on Twitter. I would absolutely love a set, even if it's not in Orange, I will deal. I know it's not winter time, but it's cold enough in Seattle, and I am craving delicious beef stew with red wine! Next year on your blog I would love to see my forks and spoons :)

Stella said...

I am a poor college student with a penchant for disregarding my budget when it comes to grocery shopping. Although I may not skimp on buying quality ingredients, my mother says paying my tuition is more important than buying expensive cookware and that I can't afford Le Creuset, but I think you might as well start with the best because it lasts forever. It's a great investment (that I just can't invest in right now).

Susie DuVal said...

I'd make pot roast of course! Thanks for the chance!

Susie DuVal said...

i like Le Creuset on FB.

Susie DuVal said...

I like MangoTomato on FB :)

Tina :) said...

I LOVE Le Creuset! So versatile and beautiful! I also love your blog! Just found it via Foodgawker and I'm drooling over your photos! yum!

Kristen McLane said...

I'm new to your blog but I've added you to my RSS feed. This salmon recipe looks like something I can pull off for a beautiful dinner that even my kids would enjoy. I'm a long time admirer of Le Creueset. My first recipe would be to make chili in a LC French Oven.

Kristen McLane said...

I like Le Creuset on FB.

Tina :) said...

I liked Le Creuset on FB :)

Luppy said...

I'm a fan of the blog, of your delicious and inventive recipes. The photos are always beautiful, even if my versions don't always turn out as nice! I'm a le creuset fan and am trying to build up my collection. Keep up the great work!

Tina :) said...

I liked Mango Tomato on FB! Happy Bloggiversary :)

Wormed7600 said...

I love la creuset because I've been cursed with an electric stove top and my thin cookware won't distribute properly. I keep getting burned sauce, rice, even pasta.
Oh, and the pictures are wonderful.

Sara said...

I love your blog because of the great recipes and beautiful pictures!

Sara said...

Liked Mango Tomato on FB

Sara said...

Liked Le Creuset on FB

Lighthousegal said...

The salmon looks yummy and I love smashed potatoes. I will have to add this to my list of recipes from your blog to try.
Speaking of trying your posted recipes, I tried one that you posted a few days ago. The Zucchini, Tomato and Feta Gratin. Oh my goodness it was Soooo Good!! I loved it and it was so easy to prepare. My hubby loved it too. We had it along with a filet and baked potato. The only thing I did differently was to add a bit more cheese. My husband is a BIG cheese lover, so the more cheese the happier he is. We had some left over after our meal, so I enjoyed it for lunch the next day as well as dinner that night. It was just as good then as it was when I first prepared it.
Thanks for posting your recipes. I enjoy them so much. I love trying new foods and recipes. Your photos help with the preparations. I would like to see the printable versions of the recipes again. I know at one time you had that as part of your posts.
And, I would LOVE to win that cookware, I could really use some beautiful new cookware!
Keep up the Great Posts!

Molly said...

Just liked Le Creuset and M&T on FB. The new color is simply amazing!

Tammy said...

I love Creuset because no matter how adventurous I get with trying new recipes, I know my Creusets will always be tough and versatile enough to handle any challenges I through its way!!

Heidi said...

I can't wait to make this recipe! I have a Le Creuset Dutch oven and use it all the time. I love it because it so versatile. I boil pasta, make sauces, and slow roast a porchetta that melts in your mouth! I would love to add to it by winning this set!

Macbezz said...

I love your pictures.

Macbezz said...

I like mangotomato on FB.

Macbezz said...

I like le creuset on FB.

Heidi said...

I like Mango and Tomato on Facebook.

Heidi said...

I like Le Creuset on Facebook

Diana said...

I would loooove to make some pork shoulder roast in a le Creset dutch oven! Or bread!

And I love your photography

Diana said...

I like Le Creuset on Facebook!

Schmidty said...

Your directions are straightforward and your dishes appealing. Like those smashed potatoes ...never would have though of doing that but I can imagine how it enhances the finished product. I may even try it with bacon drippings. :)

Le Creuset's outdone themselves with this new Marseilles color. I just love it!

Schmidty said...

I am following you on facebook as Rust Hawk. Congratulations on your four year anniversary!

Schmidty said...

I follow Le Creuset on facebook.

Schmidty said...

I tweeted https://twitter.com/#!/rusthawk/status/197925108201959424

MelodyJ said...

I love that Mango Tomato is so inspiring. I have cooked more from scratch due to the influence of cooking blogs.


melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

Lana said...

I have been reading your blog for years, and I am so happy you endured for four years:) I love your photos and your DC escapades:) I have been drawn to you by our geographic association - I know that Russia and Serbia are not really close, but in so many instances we are:)
And what's not to love about Le Creuset???

Lana said...

I already "like" you on FB. (Svetlana Watkins)

Lana said...

I already "like" LeCreuset on FB (Svetlana Watkins):)

Lana said...

I tweeted about the giveaway (@Bibberche:)

Dominique Elkins said...

This is actually my first time visiting Mango Tomato...BEAUTIFUL blog and photos!

Tasha said...

I always enjoy all of your recipes, but I particularly like ones that have something to do with your Russian upbringing or include a story from your childhood. And your clean, unfussy and vivid photography is always a treat.

Laura Toscano said...

happy 4 years! I love your blog, and I love cooking with Le Creuset pots. I really enjoyed your demo at the 14th & U farmer's market when you made a salad topped with breaded, warmed goat cheese. I have done that so many times!

tiffany and ryan said...

I love reading your blog because it's local to me. Congratulations on your Bloggiversary!

Jill said...

I love Le Creuset because it's beautiful, durable and great to cook with.

kelly_bakes said...

Happy bloggiversary!! I am so happy you started this blog so that I could meet you and we could be friends! I'm glad it's added so many wonderful people to your life and that it's given you a chance to tell your own story through food :) And clearly, I'm jealous of your Le Creuset collection. I own not a one piece. I file it under "someday..."

Miranda said...

Congrats on 4 years! We registered for Le Creuset for our wedding. I can't wait to finally start my collection!

Kerry said...

I would braise pork all.year.long.
I especially love all your salad recipes!

Stacy Zane said...

I LOVE LE CREUSET! And I never win anything but fingers crossed!

Stacy said...

Me Me Me!

Julie Foster said...

I would love to make chicken fried steak!

Julie Foster said...

I like Mangotomato on FB

Julie Foster said...

And I like Le Creuset on FB

Lbeattie73 said...

Love your website. Have tried many recipes and never been disappointed! Recently gave my daughter her 1st LeCreuset and would love to add to her collection.

Karen said...

This is such a great post and I love your food ideas. Keep up the great work! Love the new color of le creuset!

Tuyet Nguyen said...

I love Mango & Tomato for your original recipes and gorgeous photos! You inspire me to be a better cook!

MargeP said...

I love mango and tomato because of all the fresh recipes and photos.

Shal416 said...

I liked you on FB (didn't know you had a page!) and am posting here to share that I love Mango and Tomato because of the delicious, creative and healthy recipe's you post with amazing photos. =)

Esi said...

Happy blog birthday! So glad we decided to start blogs at the same time, finally meet in person, and I can call you a friend :)

Lynn Barndt said...

Just found this blog via foodgawker and I "big puffy heart" the recipes I see on here!! I have been longing for some Le Creuset for years! I love their dutch oven pot because if I understand correctly I can use it on the stove and in the stove!!

Lynn Barndt said...

I liked Mango Tomato on FB, looking forward to seeing your posts in my news feed!!

Lynn Barndt said...

Liked Le Creuset on FB!

Meghan Heimbaugh said...

Love the beautiful photos!

Lori @ Burp! blog said...

Are you kidding me? What is there NOT to ♥ about Mango & Tomato OR Le Creuset? If I had my very own 5-piece Le Creuset set, I'd be pretty stoked. And I might just make a pretty little sauce in that gorgeous saucepan.

Lori @ Burp! blog said...

And yes, I tweeted about it.

katherinejules said...

liked le creuset and mango & tomato on facebook!

and i love mango & tomato for the beautiful photography! and for the awe that i get from friends and family after trying out new recipes from you!

Lori @ Burp! blog said...

I've been loving you on Facebook for quite some time :)

Lori @ Burp! blog said...

Also love the Le Creusets on Facebook.

scott d. feldstein said...

I've never been here before, but there's still a reason why I love Mango Tomato: This contest! I do <3 Le Creuset. Used to use one of the large French ovens, but now I have a cheap substitute. I need the real thing!

scott d. feldstein said...

Second entry to win, via this tweet! https://twitter.com/#!/scottfeldstein/status/198125061046140929

Rachel Cooks said...

Congrats on four years! I heart you because you always tell it like it is :)

Rachel Cooks said...

I like LC on FB

Rachel Cooks said...

and I like you on FB!

Elyssa said...

First off---Happy Blogoversary! The reason I love Mango Tomato so much is because you post the most beautiful photographs of food that it makes you want to run out and make whatever recipe you just posted.

Also I loved when you were on your hash kick and posted SO MANY amazing photos of recipes I loved to try out in my own kitchen. Same goes for any time you top a dish with an egg! :)

I have one Le Crueset which I use for short ribs, stews, soups etc. It is such an incredible tool to have in the kitchen. I would love to add to my collection.

Keep up the good work!

Mariya said...

I <3 your blog because your recipes are so approachable. I love le Creuset because of the colors and awesome quality. So much<3!

Mariya said...

I have been a facebook fan of Mango & Tomato for a while now.

Meryl said...

I love Mango Tomato for the great recipes and photos.

Louis said...

Le Creuset is very well made and looks great, too.

Nicole said...

Of course I already like you on FB!

Nicole said...

The thing I <3 most about M&T are your awesome food pics :)

Nicole said...

& tweeted~

Allak82 said...

I wanna make those potatoes! They sound so good! I think i'm in love with potatoes :)

Fuzzyphoto817 said...

I love Le Creuset because my mother always used hers for Sunday family meals! It was a great tradition my whole life, and now when the family comes together she still uses it. Such a great nostalgic feeling, and great quality cookware!

Gina Maddox said...

Thanks for the chance to win! I love Le Creuset because of its awesome style and durability!
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Gina Maddox said...

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Gina Maddox said...

I like you on FB -- Crave to Save
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Gina Maddox said...

I like them on FB -- Crave to Save
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Sasha said...

Happy blogiversary! Cheers to many, many more years of cooking, eating and great restaurants! <3

Maria A. Malaveci said...

I love Mango & Tomato for all the delicious recipes & the beautiful photos!

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Maria A. Malaveci said...

https://twitter.com/#!/mmalavec/status/198228458906730496

tweeted about the giveaway

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Maria A. Malaveci said...

Like MangoTomato on FB

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Maria A. Malaveci said...

Like Le Creuset on FB

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Claire said...

I love Mango & Tomato because you make simple, delicious meals that anyone can recreate!

Candace said...

I <3 you because you give us meals that we can easily recreate!!

Candace said...

i like mango tomato on fb :)

Candace said...

i like le creuset on facebook, too!!!