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ONL063 GIVEAWAY Ann Marie Michaels cooks Surf and Turf. You can, too!

At the petting zoo at Healthy Family Farms -- the farm where we get all our eggs, chicken, duck, and lamb.

Ann Marie Michaels aka CHEESESLAVE spoke to us today about her exciting new online class, Surf and Turf: Cooking Wild Seafood and Grass-fed Meats. Have you ever wondered about the difference between farm-raised and wild caught fish? Are you afraid to prepare fish because you don’t know what to do with it? Did you buy half of a cow from your local grass fed farmer and wonder how to cook all that meat? Listen to the podcast and read more to find out what Ann Marie will be covering in her class and how you can win this $120 value for FREE with our GIVEAWAY August 6-11.

Ann Marie is the founder of Real Food Media, a blog network in which we participate as featured bloggers. If you follow her on Twitter, Facebook, or CHEESESLAVE, then you know this woman can cook! She is passionate about real food, slow food, and nutrient dense food. In this podcast interview she tells us her story of recovering from health issues related to vegetarianism, the importance of protein, and details about her new cooking class.

The class is called Surf and Turf! Cooking wild seafood and grass-fed meats. In it you will learn how to prepare raw fish and organ meats that your family will love, using inexpensive cuts of meat to prepare delicious and nutritious meals, make nutrient-dense bone broths and reduction sauces to make gourmet touches to budget meals, prepare grain-free and low-carb meals, save money by purchasing whole or partial cows and cooking all of it, learning how to purchase and prepare fantastic seafood, no matter where you live.

Lessons will be online and you can take them at your convenience. There are a total of 13 lessons – only about nine dollars per class. What a bargain for skills you can use for a lifetime! Here is a promotional video that Ann Marie put together describing the class. You can tell just from the quality of this short video that the class will be well worthwhile.


Registration for the class is open from now until August 14th. The GIVEAWAY period is from August 6 to August 11. On the 11th, we will announce the winners and release a coupon code for everyone who entered the contest to get a discount to the class. You’ll have until August 14th to use your coupon code.


  1. Blog about this giveaway and link back to this page on your blog. Post a comment below with a link to your blog. (1  entry)
  2. Sign up for the Our Natural Life newsletter or RSS feed. Leave a comment below telling us that you signed up. You can also get an entry if you already subscribe – just let us know in the comments! (1 entry)
  3. Follow ONL2 on Twitter – Tweet about this contest including the URL and put @ONL2 in the text. (1 entry)
  4. Email 5 friends about the GIVEAWAY and link to this page. Be sure to leave a comment! (1 entry)
  5. Post a link to this site on your FACEBOOK page. While you’re at it, join the Our Natural Life page on facebook. Let us know in the comments. (1 entry)
  6. Leave a review on iTunes about our Podcast if you have listened to one or more shows. Let us know that you have done so by listing your iTunes byline in the comments below. (1 entry)

So we’re giving you 6 chances to win! Remember that everyone who enters will be given the coupon code on August 11th if you send us an email requesting it. (see details in the rules below) Be sure to check back to get it. Good luck, and Bon Apetit!

Want to register now? Sign up for the class here.

Notice of disclosure:

Our Natural Life (ONL) is part of Real Food Media and we participate in their affiliate program. If you sign up for this course through the ONL link, ONL will earn a commission at no extra charge to you. There is no purchase necessary to win, and the contest is open to anyone. If you run a blog and would like to earn money as an affiliate member, the details are here.

How we pick our winner:

For every entry you make you must leave a comment in the comment section of this blog telling us what you did. Your comment may not appear immediately until you have had one moderator approved comment. (We usually approve comments within minutes of  posting) This is one method we use to control spam. The comments will be closed at 12 Noon Eastern Daylight time, August 11. The comments in the list will be assigned a sequential number. On August 11, after the contest is closed, we will use www.Random.Org to pick a random number starting at one and ending with the number equal to the entries we received.  For example, if we get 127 comments then we pick a random number between 1 & 127. The person who authored the comment that matches the number will be notified via email. The winner has until noon August 13 to respond. If no response is received we will choose another winner using the same process. Everyone who enters the contest may request a coupon code for a significant discount to the class after the contest ends. You must request the coupon code via email to ournaturallife at gmail dot com  and you must  use the  link supplied in our reply email to sign up for the course in order to obtain the discount. The winner may be asked to verify entry #4 by supplying a copy of the email that was sent clearly showing the email addresses of the 5 friends. (Don’t worry, we won’t spam them).

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