11.16.2012

A SOUPER Giveaway for Canadian Readers

At Blissdom Canada this past October, I had the privilege of attending the day two Foodie excursion that led participants on a delicious tour of Toronto. Our excursion culminated in an exciting Top Chef-style soup-making challenge. Hosted by Longos and Cuisinart Canada, we were put into teams of 3 and let loose in the store to purchase fresh and beautiful ingredients to turn into a delicious soup using Cuisinart's most excellent Blend and Cook Soup & Beverage Maker. (You can read more about our challenge and other Blissdom Canada excitement here.)

The soup-making challenge was a ton of fun, and not just because my team WON. Ok, we shared the win with another team, and I think that a big part of it was that our Cuisinart soup maker was a practically no-fail appliance. It was like magic! It was super easy to use, (even for the non-cooks out there) and could not help but inspire our cooking. Here is a link to the recipe that we based our winning soup on. 

So now, because I truly loved the product and I truly love my readers, I WANT YOU TO HAVE ONE! 

What to make first? A smoothie. No, soup. No, a smoothie.


A little bit about this beauty:

- Hot and cold settings
- Purees, blends, mixes and then cooks and simmers your soup right in the jar
- Large capacity thermal jar for family-sized soup, sauces and smoothies
- Seal-tight lid with built in cup for adding ingredients
- Pre-set temperature and cooking settings for great results
- Precision stainless-steel blades

I have seen this appliance on sale right now for $179.99, but you can have one for free! Of course, this would also make a fantastic gift for someone else this holiday season if you think you could part with it. 

To enter this giveaway, simply leave a comment telling me what you would make first if you won. Cuisinart Canada will ship directly to the winner - sorry, Canadian residents only! 

Contest open until 6pm November 25, 2012. One winner will be chosen at random. 

Good luck, and happy cooking!

A huge congratulations to our winner, Alyssa @runanc, as chosen by random.org. Thanks for entering, everybody! 

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32 comments:

  1. Potato-leek soup!

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  2. I would make a carrot curry soup! Or a smoothie for my kidlets because they LOVE smoothies and our blender just broke.
    Jenn

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  3. I'm starting a 3-day detox and so I would make crazy smoothies!

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  4. I think I will make breakfast smoothies first to get the kids out the door in the morning. Then a pumpkin soup I just found a recipe for, I would like to try. Also have a hamburger soup the family loves. I make lots then freeze it in individual containers. YUM

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  5. wow!! I would likely make a huge mess! haven't seen a machine like this. I'd like to learn to make soup.. but I'll probably make daquiries. fun!

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  6. Some cream of mushroom soup with mushroom straight from the market. Yummmm!

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  7. Would make a big batch of caesar salad dressing. I get asked to bring my famous salad (plus the dressing of course) to most dinner parties or pot luck dinners. June Hamilton

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  8. I'd make some good ol' comfort food...potato soup! With cheddar cheese. LOTS of cheese. Diet? What diet? *plugs ears and runs away* :)

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  9. Oh, first for sure would be a giant green smoothie because the spinach keeps killing my current blender. I love making them, but hate that my blender dies part way through - I never know if it will finish and hate the idea of waste.

    But after that, I would totally dive into soups. I would love an easy way to add more variety to what we make now - and if the soups are blended, there's no end to the veggies my kids will eat. ; )

    Great giveaway.

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  10. So awesome! First, I would make the broccoli cheddar soup I just made yesterday...in my old, not so stellar blender : )

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  11. Can you put booze in it? Kidding. I would make something healthy. With spinach. Or Chia. Or Flax. And maybe just a splash of booze.

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  12. Even though it's soup weather I think I'd make a fancy-pants Matcha smoothie. Since no one else in the house likes this it would be ALL mine ;)

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  13. Mango smoothie with chia seeds and hemp hearts and spinach, but not so much spinach that it turns that weird brown colour...
    :)

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  14. I'd make your soup. #win

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  15. hmmmm...probably something with Tequila - like those margaritas we had at the marketing meeting that one time..,or the new recipe I have for carrot, quinoa and lentil soup that I have that is soooo delicious. And maybe U could bring you some to the corn field...because I MISS YOU, KG...A LOT!!!

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  16. I'd make a strawberry banana smoothie. That's the household favorite!

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  17. Broccoli cheddar soup. For sure.

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  18. Sweet potato and quinoa soup.

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  19. So exciting — and I love the contest that are open to Canadians only. Probably curried lentil soup.

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  20. Breakfast smoothies for the whole family!

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  21. I would make soup! I make soup almost every day for lunch, and some days for dinner.

    I might even try smoothies, since they seem to be all the rage. ;)

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  22. Crried squash soup is my fav!u

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  23. Smoothies for my kids, of course (I don't drink them). Or soup - coconut curry soup with chickpeas...yumm.....

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  24. I would so make a soup - potato leek or butternut squash. So want to try one of these!! Good luck everyone Including me

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  25. Butternut squash soup! And I might, might, give some to the kids.

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  26. OK.. FIRST.. I can't believe this thing will simmer your soup in it!! crazy!

    We would make our famous sausage soup!!

    summerdual AT gmail DOT com

    Thank you!

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  27. Tomato soup! It's my ultimate comfort food (with buttery and delicious grilled cheese, of course!).

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  28. gazpacho! I know it's not cold weather soup, and I do make butternut squash soup all the time, but I feel like gazpacho after reading that post!

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  29. I would make potato soup. I love the thought of being able to blend it really smooth. gwenfloyd at gmail dot com

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