Friday, 13 January 2012

Beetroot and Horseradish Soup & Cuisinart Soup maker Giveaway


Thank you to Kelly from the Chronicle and Echo for the photo of me above. 

For those of you who missed my temporary insanity post to do a weekly weigh and follow The Rosemary Conley Plan in on my radio show ..   it's a good thing that I have a few tricks up my sleeve.. one of the best things to keep you going on a diet is soup.  It's economical, healthy, delicious and easy to make.

I was sent this soup-maker from Cuisinart to try and I have to be honest .. when I first read about this all one unit I though it was a gizmo that I'd use once, maybe twice and then pop into the cupboard of doom never to see the light of day again until the kids leave home.  It would be palmed off on the first one to go.  But oh no.. not this gadget.  This hasn't been out of action since the moment I took it out of the box. 

It cooks, blends, stores and reheats soup.  It's super quick, easy to clean has a great capacity, and saves so much washing up.  

This beetroot soup is one of the most economical, delicious, sweet, warming and filling recipes I know, but with about 600 calories for the entire 1.4 liters it works out at 150 calories per bowl and yet you just wouldn’t know it.


It’s deep rich consistency, has a retro 70’s Eastern European borscht to it. Beetroot is low in both fat and calories, and has a low glycaemic load, which means that it is slowly converted into sugar by your body and helps to keep blood sugar levels stable.   It doesn’t loose any of its nutritional value when cooked, unlike many other vegetables and recent research also indicates that it increases the uptake of oxygen in the body which will help no end working  off Christmas in the gym  .. so whether you are dieting or not this seriously healthy soup is easy to make and utterly satisfying.


Recipe
Prep: 5 minutes
Cooking time 10 minutes
Serves 4
Freezes  Yes

1 onion
1 tbs vegetable oil
750g cooked beetroot
500ml chicken stock
3tbs cream of horseradish
1tbs cranberry jelly (optional)
Parsley to dress

1 Finely dice the onion and sauté in the oil until lightly caramelized

2 Add the cooked beetroot and chicken stock.

3 Blend and simmer for 6-7 minutes

4 Add the cream of horseradish.  You can sweeten this further with a dollop of cranberry jelly if you wish.  Serve hot with a scattering of parsley

I am delighted to be able to offer one of these fabulous soup makers away!  

RULES
Please see competition Rules before entering. This giveaway is open to all readers over 18 with a UK mainland address.  The winner will be chosen using an online randomiser and announced on this page on 2nd February 2012 You need to have a profile the allow mw to get back in touch however please do not include your email in the actual comment as well.

This competition on behalf of  Cuisinart and they will be responsible for organizing the prize with the winner. Their decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

There is one main way to enter and there are  4 more chances to win .. . and you must leave a separate comment for each bonus entry otherwise they will not be counted. 

For a chance to win please comment below and tell me what your favourite soup is. 

For a second chance to win please tweet this post using the button below and you MUST comment with your twitter ID telling me you have done so.

For a third chance to win please follow me @VanessaKimbell on Twitter and comment below to tell me you have done so.

For a fourth chance to win tweet me @VanessaKimbell and tell me if you dunk your bread in your soup or not ... ? ! 

For a 5th Chance to win Follow @CuisinartUK on Twitter


AND THE WINNER IS  @JenniferShefki !!






699 comments:

  1. My favourite soup is sweet potatoe and red pepper very nice pn a cold day.

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  2. My favourite soup at the moment is chestnut and honey. I love it. Good luck on your journey, Charlotte x
    @gofreecakes

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  3. We love soup in our house. I make it most weekends and we call it Souper Saturday! Roasted butternut squash is a firm favourite as is Cock-a-leekie, which is like leek & potato but I add left over chicken from a roast & add a handful of rice to the mix. @ninaBnice x

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  4. Have reposted to twitter, too! @ninaBnice x

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  5. My favourite soup is a hearty vegetable soup with big chunks of vegetables in it, and some crusty loaf to dip in.

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  6. I have tweeted the giveaway post as @claire_trevor

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  7. I am following you on twitter as @claire_trevor

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  8. I have tweeted about dunking bread as @claire_trevor

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  9. I am following Cuisinart on twitter as @claire_trevor

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  10. Our favourite soup at the moment is butternut and ginger, but my all time favourite is chicken noodle soup

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  11. I follow you on twitter already @eversnanajules

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  12. My favourite soup is a super spicy laksa with prawns!

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  13. My favourite soup is Brocoli and Stilton!

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  14. Have replied to your tweet! @azrad89

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  15. Following @CuisinartUK
    @azrad89

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  16. Also following you!
    @azrad89

    Thanks!

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  17. I'm already a follower Vanessa.

    Hope the diet is going well.

    Rosie
    xxx

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  19. 1. My favourite soup HAS to be cream of chicken and vegetable. Chunky of course.

    2. I'm already a follower of you on Twitter.

    3. I've re-tweeted your Twitter post.

    4. I'm a dunker for sure - only way.

    5. I'm also following @CuisinartUK on twitter.

    Fingers crossed!

    Rosie
    xx

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  20. My favourite soup - because it is so easy to make - is red lentil soup.

    The beetroot and horseradish soup sounds wonderful, definitely going to try this tomorrow.

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  21. Okay, I have followed you on twitter as @JenniferShefki - I'm very very new to twitter, so I hope I did it right!

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  22. I have tweeted that I dunk - but again I've no idea if I have done this correctly and because it is so late there are no children around to check with!

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  23. I have followed Cuisinart as @JenniferShefki.

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  24. I love carrot and corriander soup, although I made a carrot cardamon and cumin soup recently and it might take the crown!!!!

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  25. My favourite soup is Turkey at the end of Thanksgiving with the bits of stuffing in it too. @walpolegirl

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  26. I have tweeted your post. @walpolegirl

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  27. I already follow you on twitter. @walpolegirl

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  28. I follow CuisinartUK on twitter. @walpolegirl

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  29. Your soup looks lovely, I love beetroot! My favorite soup is lentil soup.

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  30. today, my favourite soup is a simple roasted tomato and thyme one, but this may change tomorrow!

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  31. already following @VanessaKimbell @maxineflossy

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  32. have tweeted my dunking preferences! @maxineflossy

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  33. now following @CuisinartUK @maxineflossy

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  34. Fridge soup is a great favourite-just use up any leftover veg lurking in the bottom of the fridge with a tin of tomatoes and some chicken stock,serve with grated cheese and crusty bread. You can oven roast the veg first with some olive oil if you have time.

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  35. My favourite is Carrot and Corriander... or Butternut... or French Onion.. actually I can't decide. Have tweeted @DawnieEA

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  36. my favourite soup is scotch broth,great for cold winter nights!
    have done all of extra entry requests.

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  37. My favourite soup is my homemade butternut squash and sweet potato soup. I have reposted on twitter with my name Blue66MSE. Great competition!

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  38. my favourite soup is scotch broth,great for cold winter nights!!
    have complteted all extra entry requirements as requested.

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  39. Broccoli Soup I know it sounds boring but is has Sun Dried Tomatoes and a hint of chilli in it - tastes fantastic!

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  40. Following you on Twitter as @ClaireSmith25

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  41. Following @Cuisinart as @ClaireSmith25

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  42. Have tweeted re dunking as @ClaireSmith25

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  43. My favourite soup is watercress and baby spinach soup topped with a sprinking of parmasan cheese

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  44. My favourite soup is definitely fennel and spinach!

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  45. following you @psg1968

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  46. I love Spicy Carrot and Lentil Soup

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  47. my favourite soup is ...... potato and leek, however i like most soups except yucky mushroom lol xxx

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  48. I love pea and ham soup a perfect combination

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  49. my favourite soup is anything home made. Tonight it's going to be leek and potato - tomorrow who knows

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  50. My favourite soup is pea and spinach.

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  51. I have tweeted the post @pippens31

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  52. I am following yo on twitter @pippens31

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  53. My favourite soup is mulligatawny


    @12kazuko12

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  54. I’m following you on Twitter as @12kazuko12

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  55. I have tweeted about dunking bread as @12kazuko12

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  56. I am following Cuisinart on twitter as @12kazuko12

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  57. My favourite soup is spicy parsnip.

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  58. I love most soups...favourite at the moment is roasted red pepper

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  59. I've folled @Vanessakimbell (@Jenni000)

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  60. I've tweetd that I dunk my bread in my soup! @Jenni000

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  61. I'm following @cuisinartUK
    @Jenni000)

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  62. leek and potato is my favourite (made it today!)

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  64. followibg you on twitter (@kidsandstuff)

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  65. my favourite soup is butternut squash

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  66. tweeted about bread dunking! @kidsandstuff

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  67. My favourite soup is my own homemade sweet potato and paprika soup - it's wonderfully warming on chilly nights!

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  68. I like homemade chicken and leftover veg soup. So filling and saves on wasting the remains of a chicken.

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  69. Have tweeted as bev_metallica

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  70. Already follow you n Twitter. x

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  71. Long time follower of CuisinartUK on Twitter. Thanks to you and them for a great comp.

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  72. I make a mean carrot and butterbean soup, and that is my favourite!

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  73. MY favourite soup is carrot and coriander

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  74. I`ve rted using the twitter button :-) @relisys222

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  75. I`ve followed you on twitter too @relisys222

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  76. I`ve tweeted you too :-) thanks for the chance to win such a fab prize ...I would love this prize xx

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  77. My favourite soup is carrot and coriander. I have tried a variation which was spicy lentil and carrot soup although I left out the chilli. I have been working on losing weight and started by cutting out sugar.It made a massive difference and I lost about 2 stone in a year.I enjoy listening to the show on Sunday morning. Fay

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  78. My favourite soup ever has to be onion soup, but (done right) it's so rich you can't have it too often....

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  79. As I said in my tweet, to not dunk bread in ones soup is to miss one of the greatest pleasures in life - of course I dunk it!! :) (@FoodieEmma)

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  80. my favourite soup is pea and ham twitter kezie68

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  81. Following @CuisinartUK (@FoodieEmma)

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  82. my favourite soup is chicken,have posted on twitter.

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  83. My fave soup is a nice chunky Tomato and Basil soup! mmm mmmm

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  84. I absolutely love this recipe! I've recently fallen in love with a beetroot, apple and horseradish salad! So yummy! Keep it up!

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  85. My favourite soup would have to be my Grandmothers chicken soup long remembered but never forgotten.The taste to be recreated and resavoured

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  86. My favourite soup is probably tomato and lentil. I just love it!! Otherwise I really like a sausage and white bean soup :).

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  87. I tweeted your giveaway @starcatch3r

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  88. I follow you on twitter @starcatch3r

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  89. I tweeted you about whether I dunk bread in soup! @starcatch3r

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  90. I also follow cuisinart on twitter @starcatch3r

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  91. My favourite soup is sweet potato and rosemary. I just love it in these cold days :)

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  92. i am now following you on twitter (@mintandrosemary)

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  93. My favourite soup is Leek and potato but vegetable soup comes a very close second!

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  94. My favourite has to be vegetable soup using up the offcuts of vegetables used elsewhere. Fresh, tasty, and thrifty! Kind regards.

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  95. I have tweeted the post, @UtterlyBumpty, kind regards.

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  96. I already follow you on Twitter, @UtterlyBumpty, kind regards.

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  97. Have left a dunking comment on twitter, @UtterlyBumpty, kind regards.

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  98. And, finally, am following CuisinartUk on Twitter, @UtterBumpty, many thanks and kind regards.

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  99. My favourite soup is made with butternut squash, carrots, potatoes, onions, honey and garlic. Very sweet and delicious.
    @maisietoo

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  100. I'm already following you on Twitter as @maisietoo

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  101. I have tweeted you and yes I do dunk bread with butter on it.
    @maisietoo

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  102. I'm now following CuisinartUK on Twitter as @maisietoo

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  103. My fav soup has to be mulligitawny perfect for these shivery days!

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  104. Have tweeted the competition as @MibsXX

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  105. Have tweeted regarding the dunking big question, as @MibsXX

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  106. am happily following @Cuisinart as @MibsXX

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  107. My favourite soup is leek and potato.

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  108. Its a close thing between leek and potato or butternut squash and sweet potato- can I have both? If I really must choose, I'll take the leek

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  109. I am now following you ( on twitter that is).

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  110. Of course I dunk my bread in soup.

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  111. I love carrot and coriander (with a lil bit of spice)..... mmmmmmmmm

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  112. My all time fav soup is cream of mushroom, simple yet so so good. mmmmmmmm

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  113. My favor soup is Butternut Squash and Spicy Sausage YUMMY!!!

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  114. My favorite soup is Butternut Squash and Spicy Sausage YUMMY!!!!

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  115. The best soup I have had was an Austrian little number purchased at the ski resort St Anton. It had everything you'd want from an Austrian. mmmmmmmmmm

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  116. French onion and lots of cheese is a great lunch time fav.....

    mmmmmmmmmmm

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  117. I've tweeted you but couldn't find the button mentioned? hope it counts. @drowln

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  118. Hi, I'm not good at making soup, but i am a tryer! I love mushroom soup best. If i won this it may help me become a better soup maker, what could go wrong ??????

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  119. oh my e mail is hel2win@yahoo.co.uk

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  120. Asparagas soup - especially if you save a bit and use it as a topping on grilled salmon.

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  121. My favourite soup is peas and yogurt (my own recipe!)

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  122. have tweeted and folllowed. elainesavage400
    My fav soup is carrot and ginger.

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  123. My favourite soup is 'London Particular' lovely thick tasty soup especially with crusty bread.

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  124. My google account is playing up so I will leave my Twitter name

    My favourite soup is butternut squash,

    Hazel Rea - @beachrambler

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  125. I have tweeted as @beachrambler

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  126. I have tweeted you telling you I dunk my bread.

    Hazel Rea - @beachrambler

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  127. Would have to say my favourite soup is Pea and Ham - I love the smell of the hock bone and onions simmering away and the thick texture of the split peas but have to say I make pumpkin such a lot as it is so easy! I am afraid to say have never twittered so not sure if this will happen correctly! Oh and definitely a dunker!

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  128. Soup made from my home grown tomatoes - bliss.

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  129. My favourite Soup is a classic; leek and potato. One of my prized possessions is a hand written copy of my Mum's recipe. She passed away last year so it will be treasured forever!

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  130. following you on twitter (@nellyscupcakes)

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  131. post shared on twitter (@nellyscupcakes)

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  132. Hi Vanessa, my favourite soup is good old Carrot & Coriander. With loads of crusty bread!

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  133. Post shared on twitter too! (@helenataardvark)

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  134. And of course I already follow you x (@helenataardvark)

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  135. it's got to be thai tom yum, it is great when you're unwell- and great when you're well too! it's not called yum for nothing:)

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  136. A home made vegetable soup, following my mums recipe, blended, and i make a huge saucepan, to last days ideal for kids, i never buy soup, allways make my own, so this soup maker, would find good home, thanks for comp

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  137. oldwalshy
    confessed to dunking bread

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  138. oldwalsh
    been on visit to Cruisinart uk, intresting site, said u sent me

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  139. oldwalsshy
    payed a visit to your twitter page

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  140. oldwalshy
    whats left, posted on twitter and facebook, thanks for comp

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  141. My fav soup is homemade Thai Butternut Squash soup

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  142. following on twitter @quin0002

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  143. Noodle broth is my current fave. Ready from scratch in less than 10mins, with loads of chilli and coriander to perk me up.

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  144. My Favourite soup is vegetable soup or a lovely French Onion Soup

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  145. I am following you on twitter
    melandjake99

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  146. I have retweeted your post @melandjake99

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  147. I have tweeted you on twitter to say how i dunk my bread
    melandjake99

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  148. I am already following cuinsinart
    melandjake99
    thanks for running this comp its great!. I have my fingers crossed xxx

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  149. I love all soups because they are filling and can be low in fat (if you leave out the cream!!), but my favourite of the moment is French Onion with crusty bread mmmmmmmmm!

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  150. French onion with a large crouton and melted cheese. Yum!

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  151. My favourite soup is cream od tomato

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  152. My favourite soup is cream of tomato

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  153. I love carrot and corriander with a nice swirl of creme freche in the middle and garlic croutons yummy

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  154. I like homemade vegetable soup with carrots, peppers, onions and leeks in it.

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  155. favourite is ham & pea, would love to learn how to make different soups :-)

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  156. My husband makes the most delicious roasted tomato and pepper soup, it is easily my favourite.

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  157. Have Tweeted @ladynottramp

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  158. Following you on Twitter @ladynottramp

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  159. my favourite is potato and leek

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  160. Have Tweeted you to tell you that I do dunk my bread.

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  161. My favourite soup is nearlky always the one I've most recently made, but one I come back to over and over again is curried lentil, very hearty and warming.

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  162. Has to be Jewish penicillin - Chicken soup.

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  163. I'm following you on Twitter @janesgrapevine

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  164. Was already following @CuisinartUK

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  165. I'm following Cuisinart on twitter @janesgrpaevine

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  166. I'vetweeted to tellyou I'm a dunker @janesgrpaevine

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  167. I love chicken and vegetable soup, but lentil soup comes a very close second

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  168. I am following Cuisinart on twitter as @twydalldee

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  169. following vanessakimbell @vinny188

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  170. I'm following you on twitter - @twydalldee

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  171. have tweeted my soup and bread habits! @twydalldee

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  172. tweeted to you that i do dunk my bread in my soup @vinny188

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  173. following cuisinartUK @vinny188

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