WIAW: Two Thumbs Up for Stubb’s BBQ {Giveaway}

Good morninggg, thank you all for the well wishes :)  I actually typed and meant to publish this post yesterday but my foggy sick brain forgot the last step, to click the “Publish” button.  Whoops.  That said, I’ll save my ZOOMA Annapolis race recap for another day – my Tuesday eats and a giveaway is enough for one day.

Yesterday morning I woke up feeling better but this morning I’m feeling not so hot, er rather, I’m feeling really hot and think my fever is back.  My doctor thinks that I caught a virus because of the sudden onset and my other symptoms – if I don’t feel better by Friday I’ll meet him for an exam and have my labs drawn.  To the average person a virus is never fun, but because lupus suppresses my immune system, anything  that I “catch” is exacerbated and hard to get over.  Boo.

I’m going into work today though because my inbox is bursting at the megabyte and is starting to stress me out.  Yesterday the highlight of my day was this…


Eeek, shield your eyes!  Charlie is in ze buff!

It took a lot of bribing and coaxing to get him into the tub.  He isn’t the biggest fan of water, so much so that whenever we pass by a lake on a walk, he sticks out his claws to grab the ground below him.  He’s gotten better over time and nowadays he will walk out onto a dock but still refuses to go anywhere close to the edge.

Moving on…  My Tuesday eats.  One perk of being sick is having easy access to the kitchen.  Eggs for lunch?  Heck yes!

Thanks Jenn for hosting another tasty link-up!



frozen berries & a pancake pile [aka the pancakes didn’t cooperate] topped with Kashi Go Lean + cottage cheese + crunchy PB + blueberry preserves


cottage cheese mixed with blueberry preserves & topped with Joe’s O’s


carrots + celery, apple slices, eggs stuffed with shredded light taco cheese + avocado + salsa, & a toasted TJs Berry Mango Bran Muffin


afternoon snack of an unpictured banana & popcorn

6-5 Park

Charlie & I were antsy from sitting inside all day so we went to the park with Ryan to watch him skate


Stubb’s Legendary Bar-B-Q sauces, rubs, & marinades

The kind folks at Stubb’s contacted me, asking if I’d be interested in trying a few of their products.  Since summer is quickly approaching and knowing that Ryan is a big fan of BBQ, I couldn’t say no.   They sent me a couple of rubs, bottles of marinade [seen in the picture above] – I was psyched!  Evidently I couldn’t wait because BBQ was what was for dinner.

Stubb’s is the industry leader among small batch sauces.  Stubb’s products are all-natural, certified gluten-free, and contain no high fructose corn syrup, yet retain their deep-rooted, authentic Texas tastes and barbecue cook-off credibility.  They offer a great way for people to add flavor and interest to sandwiches, burgers and grilled meats, fish and veggies, while avoiding the fat, calories or artificial flavors, sweeteners, colors, or preservatives often found on the condiment aisle.

Like ants at a picnic, hidden dietary pitfalls are unwelcome – but all too common – guests at spring and summer cookouts.  Condiments from mayo to soy sauce can be the biggest offenders, with artificial ingredients, fat, sodium, and gluten.  Did you know?  A new survey reported that 1/3 of Americans are eating gluten free diets.  Woah!

Check out this link for information about common nutritional pitfalls found on the condiment aisle.

6-5 Dinner

chicken tenders with Stubb’s Bar-B-Q Spice Rub + Sweet Heat Bar-B-Q Sauce served with sweet potatoes & an unpictured salad

Sauces:  The link-up includes Original Sweet Heat, Spicy, Hickory Bourbon, Smokey Mesquite, and Honey Pecan.  At an average of 20 calories, 110 milligrams of sodium per tablespoon, and no high fructose corn syrup, Stubb’s is a healthier option with no sacrifice in taste.

Marinades:  From light and tangy Chicken Marinade with brown sugar, onion, garlic, and citrus, to zesty Beef Marinade, made with soy, lime, ginger, and red pepper, Stubb’s marinades [also including Pork and Steakhouse marinades] add interest to everyday cooking and grilling.  Stubb’s injectable marinades in Texas Butter or Chipotle Butter come with their own injector and help create moist, flavorful holiday turkey, summer briskets, weeknight beef and pork roasts, and more.

Rubs:  Stubb’s savory spice blends in Bar-B-Q, Beef, Chicken, Pork, and Steak can be used to prep meats for the grill or used to boost flavor and add a kick to any dish.

The verdict:  Two thumbs up!

Ryan and I thought the Bar-B-Q Spice Rub was full of flavor, spicy but not so overwhelming that we couldn’t taste anything.  The Sweet Heat Bar-B-Q Sauce lived up to it’s name, it started out sweet due to the molasses and brown sugar, and packed a punch of heat from the chipotle peppers.

We cannot wait to host a BBQ with all of our friends at our new apartment and try all of the other sauces.  Stubb’s is definitely a product line that I will purchase in the future.

6-5 Almond Butter

an almost empty almond butter jar stuffed with cereal + Silk Light Vanilla

Want to win 3 coupons so you can cook and grill with Stubb’s?  The giveaway is open until Sunday, June 9th at 11:59PM EST and I’ll announce the winner on Monday.  Please note that unfortunately this giveaway is only open to U.S. residents.

There are 6 ways to enter.  Please leave a separate comment for each entry.  You can enter once, twice, or all six times – the more entries, the better your chances…

  1. Leave a comment answering:  What’s your favorite thing to BBQ?
  2. Tweet about this giveaway and tag @lifesabowl and @stubbsbbqsauce
  3. Follow Stubb’s on Twitter
  4. Follow Life’s a Bowl on Twitter
  5. Like Stubb’s on Facebook
  6. Like Life’s a Bowl on Facebook

Disclaimer:  I was provided free products from Stubb’s Bar-B-Q for the purpose of this review, however I was not compensated in any other way.  All opinions are my own.

— Allison


Whatcha Think?

  1. I love bbq chicken!

  2. Awesome giveaway! I LOVE BBQ sauce! My favorite thing to barbecue is tofu!!

  3. Chicken!

  4. My favorite thing to BBQ is a tie…chicken or burgers…don’t care which 😉 And Charlie looks adorably hilarious in the bathtub hahahaha and I died of laughter from the caption 😛

  5. Mmmm bbq pulled pork is my absolute fav. And that picture of Charlie is hilariiooouuus.Lil nakee puppy. Wonder why he’s so afraid of water!

  6. Lindsey says:

    I love to BBQ veggies on kebabs and giant prawns!

  7. Lindsey says:

    I ‘like’ Stubb’s on Facebook!

  8. Lindsey says:

    I already ‘liked’ your FB page too!

  9. BBQ chicken is the best! I hope you feel better. Also your breakfasts with delicious nut butters are probably my favorite posts on Instagram 😀

  10. Ahhhhhh! Nekked pup!! 😯 Haha!

    Sorry to hear you’re feeling icky, love!! Plenty of healing vibes are coming your way!! Love all the eats…ESPECIALLY that pancake “pile”! Haha! Though I will say, I was a bit disappointed in that blueberry jam from TJ’s…blueberry is one of my faves but I guess it just needs to have a little more sugah for me (which is weird since I’m usually pretty sensitive to sweets…eh, moving on!). I’ve GOT to get some of that popcorn! The man-friend and I went shopping for some sketchless bags last weekend but could only find ones that were salted (ick!).

    Oh, and finally…my entry for the giveaway! Favorite thing to BBQ? ANYTHING!! Because EVERYTHING tastes better on the grill! 😀

    Love you girl! Hope you have a fantastic weekend!!

    • Thanks so much for your support Heather!!! And I was totally disappointed in the blueberry preserves… I don’t think that spoonfuls of sugar need to be added to jam, but I do prefer them to be on the sweeter side :)

  11. Margot C says:

    We like to grill burgers

  12. Margot C says:
  13. Margot C says:

    I follow Stubb’s on Twitter as @AnnaZed

  14. Margot C says:

    I follow Life’s a Bowl on Twitter as @AnnaZed

  15. Margot C says:

    I like Stubb’s on Facebook

  16. Margot C says:

    I like Life’s a Bowl on Facebook

  17. Oh my gosh, wet dog Charlie has to be one of the best things I’ve ever seen. Hahaha! He’s too stinkin’ adorable!

  18. Oh MY GOODNESS LOOK AT CHARLIE. In love haha. Chicken is my favorite thing :)

  19. Follow stubbs on Twitter!

  20. Following you on twitter ( I can’t believe I wasn’t already!)

  21. Liked you on facebook :)

  22. Jordan D says:

    I love grilled BBQ chicken!

  23. Jordan D says:

    I already like you on facebook!

  24. Jordan D says:

    I follow you on twitter already, too!

  25. Jordan D says:

    I like Stubbs on facebook!

  26. Jordan D says:

    I follow Stubbs on twitter

  27. Favorite thing about BBQ: It topped on some sweet potato fries!!!

  28. following Stubb’s on twitter

  29. following Life’s a Bowl on twitter

  30. liked stubbs on facbook

  31. liked you on facebook :)

  32. Ah Charlie in the bath is SO cute! I love BBq chicken and corn on the cob. Yum!

  33. My favorite thing to BBQ is chicken!

  34. Follow Stubb’s BBQ on Twitter!

  35. Follow you on Twitter!

  36. Liked Stubb’s on FB!

  37. Liked you on FB!

  38. I love grilled asparagus!

  39. Oh my goodness…Charlie in the bath? I just died of cuteness 😀


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