10 min. Soup and $75 CSN Giveaway!

>> Sunday, November 21, 2010

Last week I told you guys that as a way of celebrating the release of my cookbook CSN was going to sponsor a giveaway, and here it is today. They are sponsoring a $75 gift certificate giveaway!! It couldn't come at a better time of the year. Christmas is right around the corner and CSN is such a great place to get so much of your holiday shopping done. They cover everyone on your list like that business woman or man in the family. You simply must look at CSN's briefcase collection, they have a large collection of classic, fashionable, feminine, manly and even a heavy duty briefcase. The collection offers these gorgeous and sexy red briefcases that I have my eye on. I better be nice so Santa can bring me a sexy red briefcase.

Luggage.com, CSN stores, Red, luggage, briefcase, women, woman,sexy

I'm making it easy and trying to give each of you many opportunities to win. Here are the rules to participate:
The giveaway is only open to USA participants, if you win you will have to create a post on your blog saying you won a gift certificate from CSN and tell us what you bought. The winner will be announced Thursday the 2nd of December. The winner will be chosen through random.org

Opportunity 1. Pick a number between 1-1000 and post a comment giving your chosen number.

Opportunity 2. Follow my blog on Google Friends, then leave a comment saying "I follow you with Google Friends" and choose a new number between 1 & 1000.

Opportunity 3. Add me on Facebook, then leave a comment saying "I follow you on Facebook" and choose a new number between 1 & 1000.

Opportunity 4. Follow me on Twitter, then leave a comment saying "I follow you on Twitter" and choose a new number between 1 & 1000.

Opportunity 5. Add me on Foodbuzz, then leave a comment saying "I follow you on Foodbuzz" and choose a new number between 1 & 1000.

Opportunity 6. Subscribe with Google Reader, then leave a comment saying "I subscribe to Google Reader" and choose a new number between 1 & 1000.

Opportunity 7. Tweet about the giveaway, then leave a comment saying "I Tweeted" and choose a new number between 1 & 1000.

Opportunity 8. Tell your Facebook friends about the giveaway, then leave a comment saying "I told my Facebook Friends" and choose a new number between 1 & 1000.

Get those comments posted below and Good luck to everyone!


10 minute soup; recipe; how to; vegetables; veggies; how to make; how to prepare; how to cook; cook; organic; horizontal; healthy; fresh; easy; fast; no chopping; no peeling; delish; delicious; frozen vegetable mix; frozen vegetables; frozen; raw
Speaking of the holiday season and Christmas list, this means many of us don't have a whole lot of extra time to cook. Unfortunately this can mean making bad or unhealthy choices and peoples good eating habits turn bad. But I have the perfect recipe for those lunches or even diners when you are really short on time. It's cold now in many parts of the world and soup is a great way to get those vitamins, nutrients and minerals on to our tables. This soup is healthy because it doesn't use fatty ingredients, it tastes great, and it takes 10 minutes to prepare! Here it is and I hope this helps some of you that are going crazy with all of the holiday plans :)

Healthy 10 Minute Creamy Vegetable Soup

Ingredients for 2 large or 4 small servings:
1 bag (350 grams or 3/4 lb. ) of frozen mixed vegetables (like broccoli, cauliflower, carrot,green beans,peas etc.)
2 large garlic cloves, whole and peeled
1 vegetable bouillon cube (No MSG and low sodium)
11/2 cups or 350 ml water
1/4 cup or 60 ml whole milk
1 tbsp. flour
salt and pepper to taste

1. Place the frozen vegetables and garlic cloves in a pot with a couple of tablespoons of water. Cover the pot ad under medium low heat allow the vegetables to defrost. Once defrosted place the vegetables, bouillon cube, water, milk, flour, salt and pepper inside a blender. Blend and puree until the consistency of a thick creamy soup puree. If you would like a more watery soup add more water to the puree.

2. Pour the puree back into the same pot and simmer for another 5 minutes or until ready to serve. Taste and adjust seasoning if needed. Serve with fresh bread on the side. Or for a meal serve with grilled cheese sandwiches, a salad or as an entrée to a meal.
10 minute soup; recipe; how to; vegetables; veggies; how to make; how to prepare; how to cook; cook; organic; horizontal; healthy; fresh; easy; fast; no chopping; no peeling; delish; delicious; frozen vegetable mix; frozen vegetables; frozen; raw

73 comments:

whatsanitasdeal November 21, 2010 at 7:08 PM  

999 is my pick
I came on your site from tastespotting looking for egg salad receipe and found this giveaway!

I started a blog last month or so, I would love some GFC followers or a hello comment:) It's hard being a newbie.

whatsanitasdeal November 21, 2010 at 7:10 PM  

I follow you via GFC and would love love love it if you'd follow me (you don't have to no pressure)
My new number 454

Pegasuslegend November 21, 2010 at 7:26 PM  

one of my favorite giveaway! love CSN this is a great creamy soup!

Gourmet Getaway November 21, 2010 at 7:28 PM  

I follow you on twitter and facebook and have tweeter just for the fun of it because I am not eligible to enter, (aussie girl). Soup looks delicious though :)

Imwaytoobusy November 21, 2010 at 7:42 PM  

Chosen number: 76 - What an awesome giveaway! I can always use a quick soup recipe too! Sounds delicious :)

Torviewtoronto November 21, 2010 at 7:51 PM  

lovely giveaway
delicious way to make soup

ms-texas November 21, 2010 at 8:06 PM  

the number i choose is 217


debbiebellows[at]gmail[dot]com

ms-texas November 21, 2010 at 8:12 PM  

I follow you with Google Friends

my new number is 44

debbiebellows[at]gmail[dot]com

ms-texas November 21, 2010 at 8:14 PM  

i sent you a facebook friend request

my new number is 515

debbiebellows[at]gmail[dot]com

ms-texas November 21, 2010 at 8:16 PM  

I follow you on Twitter @bellows22

New Number is 110

debbiebellows[at]gmail[dot]com

ms-texas November 21, 2010 at 8:29 PM  

I tweeted

http://twitter.com/bellows22/status/6517047647281153

My new number is 888

ms-texas November 21, 2010 at 8:30 PM  

I told my facebook friends

http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=147551145292915&id=100001545323312

my new number is 150

debbiebellows[at]gmail[dot]com

SashaInTheKitchen November 21, 2010 at 9:42 PM  

looks like a lovely dish and a great recipe - my number is 54

tam - a little bit burnt November 21, 2010 at 9:46 PM  

I follow you on Twitter! Nice recipe!
I pick 317 :)

Sandra November 22, 2010 at 12:27 AM  

Hi Nancy,
I hope that I am not too late:)
As I understand I have to leave the comment and pick the number. My # pick is 343
And I follow your blog and on foodbuzz
Great giveaway!
Soup look delish:)

Roxan November 22, 2010 at 1:06 AM  

I already follow you on twitter :)

Roxan November 22, 2010 at 1:07 AM  

Annnnnddd I already follow you on google reader. More :)!

Momma McCall November 22, 2010 at 1:08 AM  

I follow you on google reader.
721

Kimberly Peterson November 22, 2010 at 5:05 AM  

I can't believe that's a 10 min soup!! It looks so amazing like it has taken HOURS to make that! Impressive :)

Carolyn November 22, 2010 at 6:35 AM  

Such a beautiful soup and so easy! Yum.

I'm going with 673.

Claudia November 22, 2010 at 10:03 AM  

I'm all about soup and ease. This is scrumptious-perfect!

Conor @ Hold the Beef November 22, 2010 at 10:24 AM  

LOVE creamy soups like this that don't actually consist of 99% cream, and this looks so quick and easy too. No excuses for turning into a fatty boombah when I have no time, I guess!

julie November 22, 2010 at 11:05 AM  

The soup sounds delicious and the giveaway could definitely go to good use! I'm going to enter in number 244.

Have a great thanksgiving holiday!

Spicie Foodie November 22, 2010 at 11:59 AM  

Guys those of you eligible don't forget to add your numbers, if you don't you will miss out on a chance!

@Sandra, no you're not late. It's on going until the 2nd.

@Conor, You are so funny! That's a new word for me "fatty boombah" I love it.

Lisa November 22, 2010 at 12:17 PM  

My chosen number is 777.

Lisa November 22, 2010 at 12:19 PM  

I'm following you on Twitter (ps152) and my number is 818.

Lisa November 22, 2010 at 12:19 PM  

I tweeted - https://twitter.com/ps152/status/6758373169041409. My number is 45.

Lisa November 22, 2010 at 12:23 PM  

I told my Facebook friends about this giveaway. My number is 21.

Jane Ko November 22, 2010 at 12:25 PM  

I follow you on facebook!
I choose the number 998!

janeko89@gmail.com
http://atasteofkoko.blogspot.com/

Jane Ko November 22, 2010 at 12:27 PM  

Thanks for providing this giveaway! I love shopping at CSNstores for bakeware.

I choose the number 997!

janeko89@gmail.com
http://atasteofkoko.blogspot.com/

Jane Ko November 22, 2010 at 12:32 PM  

I follow you on Twitter!
@atasteofkoko

996

Jane Ko November 22, 2010 at 12:33 PM  

I follow you on Foodbuzz!

995

Klee November 22, 2010 at 1:52 PM  

I'm now following you on my google reader!
690

Sathya Sankar November 22, 2010 at 1:57 PM  

I added you on facebook. ( Appetite Treats )

I chose number 127.

http://appetitetreats.blogspot.com.

Becky November 22, 2010 at 3:19 PM  

My # is 777, and what a great give away!, I love soup, and I 'm always looking for new recipes.

marissa November 22, 2010 at 3:55 PM  

ooh I hope I win I'm picking 9 for my first number

marissa November 22, 2010 at 3:56 PM  

following on google reader lets do #33

marissa November 22, 2010 at 3:59 PM  

added you on foodbuzz (you said to add as opposed to follow so I hope I did this one right)

129

Trish November 22, 2010 at 4:40 PM  

I tweeted. Happy Thanksgiving! My number is 465.

lindsay November 22, 2010 at 7:16 PM  

I follow you on google reader

number 897

lindsay November 22, 2010 at 7:18 PM  

I am your friend on foodbuzz

number 552

Meryl November 22, 2010 at 8:30 PM  

My number is 119. Great giveaway!

Biren @ Roti n Rice November 23, 2010 at 8:55 AM  

Lovely giveaway! I like number 223. Quick soups are great especially when it is so cold outside and you need something to warm you up quickly.

Magic of Spice November 23, 2010 at 12:16 PM  

What a refreshing and quick soup...great idea for this time of year especially the Holidays. May even help prevent me from constantly grabbing for the bread and butter as my quick meal, lol
Oh I follow you everywhere, though I was one of your favorite stalkers ;)
I will choose #28

She's Cookin' November 23, 2010 at 12:55 PM  

Ten minute healthy soup - I'm in! The number I choose is 37 :) Great giveaway - have a terrific Tuesday!

She's Cookin' November 23, 2010 at 12:57 PM  

We're friends on Facebook and Foodbuzz already! Twitter - have to double check :)

Abi November 23, 2010 at 1:58 PM  

205 is my magic number.
I can't wait to try the soup.. I usually keep some made up ahead of time and the stock is getting low. Thanks for a new recipe.
havenera at gmail dot com

She's Cookin' November 23, 2010 at 6:58 PM  

I follow you on Foodbuzz too. The number I pick is 910.
Oh, and my lucky Facebook number is 826 :)

Simply Life November 25, 2010 at 8:11 AM  

hmmm....117 - happy thanksgiving! :)

Dee November 28, 2010 at 11:51 PM  

I am going to say 885 :)

deeg131 at gmail dot com

Dee November 29, 2010 at 12:03 AM  

I follow you on fb as Dee G

675

deeg131 at gmail dot com

Dee November 29, 2010 at 12:03 AM  

I follow you on gfc as DG

55

deeg131 at gmail dot com

Dee November 29, 2010 at 12:04 AM  

deeg131 at gmail dot com

I subscribe with google reader

433

Dee November 29, 2010 at 12:07 AM  

I shared on fb as Dee G

http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=149212028460350&id=1449584700

deeg131 at gmail dot com

5

Dee November 29, 2010 at 12:09 AM  

tweeted

113

http://twitter.com/DeeGee13/status/9111475448713216

deeg131 at gmail dot com

Dee November 29, 2010 at 12:13 AM  

twitter follower @deegee13


729



deeg131 at gmail dot com

The Paper Princess November 29, 2010 at 6:21 PM  

Opportunity 1:

575

Ramona
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com
createwithjoy at gmail dot com

The Paper Princess November 29, 2010 at 6:24 PM  

Opportunity 2:

I follow you with Google Friends - 375

Ramona
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com
createwithjoy at gmail dot com

amanda December 1, 2010 at 9:55 PM  

Opportunity 1- Love the blog. 847!

amanda December 1, 2010 at 9:59 PM  

I added you on Reader, too. 437.

amanda December 1, 2010 at 10:00 PM  

And I added you as a Facebook friend-- 218!

Post a Comment

Thank you for stopping by and reading my blog. I love to hear from my readers so please leave your thoughts or questions below. Thank You!

(**PLEASE notice that comments with links are sent to the spam filter. This is not a place for you to advertise yourself.**)

Buy or Sell Food Photos!

View My PortfolioRoyalty Free Images

Support Me By Clicking on These Links:

living in Czech Republic Expat Women - Helping Women Living OverseasTopOfBlogsBuy Foodie artHonest Cooking The Food Magazine, Spicie Foodie , contributor

Followers

©2009-2011 All recipes, articles, blog post, content, and images (*Unless otherwise stated*) are the sole property of Spicie Foodie and Nancy Lopez-McHugh. They should not be used without prior written consent. You can contact me here

  © Blogger template Webnolia by Ourblogtemplates.com 2009

Back to TOP