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Are you in to trying new foods? Are you a wanna-be gourmet household chef? Well, if you haven’t heard of Gourmet Spotting before, you are in for a treat, literally.  Gourmet Spotting is one of those monthly subscription based boxes that you can sign up for and you’ll get sent DELICIOUS food, to your doorstep.  Like seriously gourmet food items to eat on their own or to use in your recipes.  I was gifted the April box last month and boy, was I excited.

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In my box, I received a White Truffle Oil, Heartbreaking Dawns Hot Sauce, Askinosie Chocolate (from Missouri!), and Calamarata artisanal pasta (I haven’t seen anything like it before) and a description of the background behind the labor of love and mastermind that went into creating these foods.  I hadn’t heard of any of these brands or items before, so it was fun to get to try something new and different!

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Per the suggestion on the sheet, I immediately wanted to try out the pasta (as pasta is a FAVE in our house, even the toddler loves it).  All I had to do is wait for water in a large pot to boil, then added salt and a tablespoon of olive oil.  Then added the fresh pasta in the pot and cook for about 5-6 minutes until al dente.  Then I drained the pasta and put it back in the pot and poured some of the white truffle olive oil (the one I received) in, salted butter, black pepper and grated parmesan.  Such a super simple recipe, but such a great refreshing flavor!  This simple recipe could really work for any pasta!

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And then we topped off our meal with some bite size delicious chocolate.  Yum!

Want to try out a Tasting Box of your own?  Use code SANDY5MAY to get $5 off the first month of your monthly subscription!  Let me know if you decide to try it out!

**Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Gourmet Spotting! I received a free box and all opinions are 100% my own.

23 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Stesha
    May 23, 2013 @ 8:58 pm

    oh my gosh, this looks amazing!! I will be checking them out :)

  2. lucia
    May 23, 2013 @ 9:34 pm

  3. Denysia Yu
    May 23, 2013 @ 9:41 pm

    Looks delicious! :D

  4. kelsey
    May 23, 2013 @ 11:14 pm

    yummy

  5. Steph - LoveintheD
    May 23, 2013 @ 11:57 pm

    I don’t think I’ve ever had pasta that looked like that!! How was it??

    Mm.. hungry.

  6. sarah
    May 24, 2013 @ 2:00 am

    YUM! I think if you throw truffle oil on anything, it pretty much tastes delicious. And that pasta seriously looks like calamari! Super fun to eat!

    <3 sarah

    Life By Appointment 

  7. Sergio
    May 24, 2013 @ 5:55 am

    super amazing how it looks!!
    really loved, so i stay here :-)

    http://www.malesclutch.blogspot.com
    Sergio, xx

  8. Ellen Christian
    May 24, 2013 @ 10:20 am

    Yum! That looks amazing!

  9. Amber Edwards
    May 24, 2013 @ 11:05 am

    Those are the cutest little chocolate bars I’ve ever seen! And that food looks amazing. They really ship? So cool!

  10. Sincerely Sammie
    May 24, 2013 @ 11:18 am

    Pasta is my weakness…how did you know! Thanks for sharing! Have a wonderful weekend.

  11. Stevie
    May 24, 2013 @ 11:30 am

    Oh that looks awesome!!! I love monthly subscription stuff like this! :)

  12. Patty
    May 24, 2013 @ 12:14 pm

    Looks like so much fun! The pasta is a great shape for sauce. I can see how this would be like getting a neat present every month for someone who likes to cook.

  13. Kathleen
    May 24, 2013 @ 1:34 pm

    This looks amazing! Pasta and chocolate is my favorite! Have a fabulous weekend!
    <3
    katsfashionfix.blogspot.com

  14. Jenna Wood
    May 24, 2013 @ 2:30 pm

    I’m in trouble, I am addicted to monthly discovery programs, and I am a terrible foodie, I’m going to try the first month with your code!

  15. Jenn @comebackmomma
    May 24, 2013 @ 3:09 pm

    I did not know about these tasting boxes. Sounds great. I will look into this.

  16. Cinny
    May 24, 2013 @ 3:20 pm

    That looks delicious…I’d love to have that tasting box!

  17. mel
    May 24, 2013 @ 7:06 pm

    This looks absolutely amazing!!!!

  18. Danielle
    May 24, 2013 @ 8:26 pm

    I LOVE pasta and I’m sure this would be so yummy!

    Danielle at Framed Frosting

  19. Kim of A Very Sweet Blog
    May 24, 2013 @ 9:26 pm

    Sandy, this sounds awesome! What a great way to taste and try new things. Looks so good! Happy Weekend and thanks for sharing.

  20. Kelly
    May 24, 2013 @ 11:29 pm

    What a cute idea!

    xx
    Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

  21. ourfamilyworld
    May 25, 2013 @ 7:59 am

    Love it! and pasta cooking time is great! Makes it easier for dinner time

  22. Still Blonde after all these YEARS
    May 25, 2013 @ 9:50 am

    I wasn’t aware of gourmet spotting. That $5 code sure is appealing. I would love to highlight this sponsor as well!

  23. FASHION TALES
    May 25, 2013 @ 5:09 pm

    Great box! I love and use Truffle oil, it’s so delicious! /Madison
    Check out the accessories giveaway here!

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