March 20, 2009

Vita-Mix Giveaway!

Oh yes, you read that correctly, I’m giving away a Vita-Mix! After a long dreary winter we could all use some cheering up and in an attempt to make one lucky person especially happy, I’m giving away a brand new Vita-Mix 5200. If you’ve never heard of Vita-Mix then you live under a rock. Seriously. It’s a high powered blender that can chew up virtually anything. How do I know this?
Quick Raspberry Ice Cream

Recently the wonderful people at Vita-Mix offered to let me try one out and I jumped at the chance. I love kitchen toys and this is a particularly awesome one. After playing around with it for a while, (and pretty much throwing everything in my fridge and cupboard into the canister just to watch it blend) I decided it was selfish of me to keep something so great all to myself. But I didn’t want to give it up though either. So I asked Vita-Mix if they would be willing to give away another blender to one of my readers. They graciously agreed and there you have it.

Silky Smooth Pumpkin Soup

I’m not the only one who thinks highly of Vita-Mix. Michael Ruhlman lists their blender as one of his favourite kitchen gadgets, (besides his hands that is). And I could give you a list of all the things you can do with your Vita-Mix, but we’d be here forever.

Almond and Lemon Macaron

Here are a few random suggestions:

  • Grind your own almonds and then proceed to make Almond and Lemon Macarons.
  • Whip up a homemade prune and Armagnac bbq sauce and then smother it on ribs.
  • Whir together some cream, sugar and frozen fruit and you’ve got soft serve ice cream, freeze it a little longer if you want to be able to scoop it.
  • Smoothies, smoothies, smoothies.
  • Soup! You can make hot soup, from raw ingredients in about 5 minutes. And the texture is out of this world, super smooth.
Homemade BBQ Rib Sauce In Blender, After Blending and On Ribs

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Want a chance to win? There are lots of ways:
  1. Leave a comment on this post telling me your favourite Spring recipe.
  2. Twitter about the giveaway, linking to this post and leave me another comment to let me know. Or follow me on Twitter! @jumboempanadas
  3. Post about the giveaway on Facebook, linking to this post and leave me another comment to let me know.
  4. Post about the giveaway on your own blog, linking to this post and leave me another comment to let me know.
I'll give you an entry ballot for each way that you enter the contest. Unfortunately the contest is only open to readers in the USA and Canada, (but I love you all equally). Make sure you leave an email address,(or link to your blog if you have one) so that I can contact you if you win. The contest will run until Saturday, March 28th, at which point I’ll use a random number generator to determine a winner. Good luck everyone! Happy Spring!

Banana Berry Smoothie

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Simple and Divine said...

OMG! Amazing :)

Fave Spring Recipe = Warm Summer Salad!

curlytop said...

I MUST HAVE The VITAMIX... I've spent hours coveting this machine as I watched the Vitamix presentations at Costco.

Please save me from commiting one of the seven daily sins!

I posted about this amazing givaway on my blog:

http://curlytopbop.blogspot.com/

And my favorite spring recipe is Chocolate covered Katie's Agar pudding base mixed with brown rice,cinamon, ginger, cloves, and cardamom for Chai Tea Rice Pudding. Give it a try.

With Love and crossed fingers,

Emily

Missy said...

I linked back here!!

http://missymaintains.blogspot.com/2009/03/jamba-in-cold.html

talesofexpansion said...

ahhhhhhhhhh i'd do ALMOST anything for a vita-mix!!! what an AWESOME giveaway!! i've got visions of nut butters dancing in my head, mmmmm.

i'll link back on my next post :-)

Danielle said...

Oh my gosh I can't even imagine what it would be like to own one of these!
My favorite spring thing to eat is anything off the grill.

naiad-kitty said...

What an awesome giveaway! Thank you for persuading them to part with another of their lovely mixers!

My favorite spring recipe is Watergate Cake, because we always have it at Easter. It's a pretty cheesy favorite recipe to have, just a doctored cake mix, but it reminds me of family :)

I've followed you on Twitter, as well!

sarah said...

I've been dying for a blender. I would love a vitamix. My favorite spring food is asparagus. I like it plain and simple, with a little lemon and salt and pepper. Mmmm... So fresh, so delicious!

Bo said...

This would be the prefect gift for summer smoothies!!!!!!

~cb~ said...

This would be great for homemade hummus and smoothies! I wanna win :)

meloncauliflower said...

my favorite spring treat is strawberries with whipped cream!

Julie said...

Omg! I would use this for smoothies like crazy!! I linked back on my post today :)

Kristie Lynn said...

This blender is on my wedding gift registry (gooo amazon.com!) but I have a sneaking suspicion that it's a bit too pricey for anyone to pick it out. And my "Hamilton Beach" blender can't even do smoothies without ice. It's a sad thing.

My email address is xxkrist24xx(at)yahoo(dot)com.

Meghann said...

I would kill for a Vita-Mixer!!!

my fave spring recipe is SMOOTHIES!!!

Michelle said...

I have always wanted one of these! My favorite spring recipe is roasted asparagus with either olive oil or butter, kosher salt, and pepper. Yum!

Melissa said...

OH MY GOSH - I want one of these sooooooo, soooooooo bad!

My favorite springtime treat? I love popsicles :) They take forever to eat and are fun!

Tommy said...

There is nothing like fresh spring fruit smoothies.

First thing to try...Lemonade Smoothie

Danielle said...

Amazing Giveaway!

My favourite spring recipe is just asparagus, roasted in the oven with lemons and some feta on top. Yum!

Lauren said...

I have had so much fun looking through your blog. I found you from MRS. LC. This is an awesome giveaway!! You're great!
Great you're on twitter, I'm following you now!
Check out my post about your giveaway: http://www.teamgiles.com

Thanks,
Lauren
Lauren@teamgiles.com

Emily said...

Oooh, what a great giveaway! I would love to win! My favorite spring recipe is yummy lime bars! A hint of citrus to start the spring season! -e

Jogger said...

I want this!! =)

1. My favorite spring recipe is coconut macaroons. They are so light and airy. I don't know if they really qualify as a "spring" recipe, but to me they are.

2. I just tweeted your giveaway! (I'm @joggerslife)

3. I just let all of my Facebookers know!

4. You are linked back on my latest blog post. www.joggerslife.com

GREAT CONTEST!

Michelle Hisae said...

My fave Spring recipe is Pesto Salmon. It's so simple, too! Just grill/sear the salmon and add salt, pepper and homemade or store-bought pesto to the top. Yummmm.

Emily said...

I posted about this on my blournal! -e

Emily said...

You don't even know how badly I want a Vitamix! I definitely can't afford one right now, but I need one since my prehistoric blender starts smoking everytime I make hummus, which is my favorite spring food!

Emily said...

And posted on my facebook profile! OOoh, I hope I win! I don't twitter, so I can't make that drawing entry, but maybe three will be my magic number! Thanks again for such a great giveaway! -e

Maddy said...

Oh my goodness! AMAZINGGGG giveaway!

I think my favorite spring recipe is salsa or icecream!

Maddy said...

ps- I'm twittering this. =)

Beth from Avenue Z said...

I'm moving in with my boyfriend this week, and we'd LOVE one. Fingers crossed.

seesaraheat said...

Holy moley, this is like the best giveaway ever!!

Thanks :)

seesaraheat said...

Just linked you to my blog, working on the other stuff now!

http://seesaraheat.wordpress.com/2009/03/24/back-to-mornings/

EL said...

My favorite spring food is gelato. Once it is warm out, myhusband and I walk down to the shop and treat ourselves. The walk is about 4 miles roundtrip, so it is a perfect Sunday afternoon activity.

seesaraheat said...

Did my Twitter & Facebook parts!

twitter.com/sarahfrankel

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/profile.php?id=38313368&ref=profile

Thx!

lwcat2323 said...

I put a link on Twitter and on Facebook. I would love this mixer. I don't have one currently. I miss my favorite smoothies.

Gina said...

I would love to win this! Right now, my favorite recipe is simply plain yogurt with fresh fruit and a little bit of honey.

Carrie said...

I would LLLLOOOOVVVVEEEE to have a vita-mix of my very own!!!!

Cat said...

I, and by I I mean, "diertac" on Twitter just publicized & followed your feed as well. Great new blog find. Thank you!

Chrissie said...

Favorite spring recipe? Definitely strawberry shortcake. And I've always wanted a VitaMix.

chrissied (at) gmail (dot) com

dearnichole said...

this would soo awsoe im leaving away from home and wont have ne appliances! i love spring and summer fruit bowls!!!

FreshInIngUp said...

WOW!! this would be amazing. I am just starting up on this site to blog my weight loss and this would be a wonderful tool. especially as a college student who can not afford hardly anything! alright, good luck to me!!

erinoak said...

I would love a vitamix! My favorite spring recipe would have to involve asparagus and sugar snap peas!

Ashley said...

I love Lemon Cake in the spring. It's perfect for this season.

I would really love to have one of these. I love smoothies and this would be perfect.

Katrina said...

Holy Crap!!!! You are giving away a Vita-Mix!!!!!! I am practically peeing my pants I want to win so badly!!!!!!! PICK ME PICK ME PICK ME!!!!!!!!!

Janet said...

I'd love to have one to make all kinds of homemade eco-friendly stuff!

Erin said...

My fav spring recipe, if you'd call it that, is any kind of salad (spinach or mixed greens) with berries, goat cheese, walnuts, and a lite raspberry dressing.

Elizabeth said...

My favorite spring treat is grapes with cool whip. <3

Wendy W. said...

O.M.G! How awesome is this?! One of my favorite spring recipes is homemade strawberry shortcake. I will also drop a link on my facebook page. Thanks!

Sally said...

I would love a Vita-Mix! I would make smoothies, nut butters, and many other delicious things!

Email: Bernesemountaindoglover@yahoo.com

Treehaus said...

Oh wow, I want one soo much! I have been coveting the Vita-mix for far too long.

my favorite spring dish is dandelion soup with shitake mushrooms with a big bowl of blueberries and cream for dessert. yum.

Maggie said...

Favorite recipe - a fresh berry smoothie!

Maggie said...

I'm following you on twitter now :) - magpie707

afreshdille said...

Ahh I would love to win this for my favorite vegan chocolate mousse pie recipe from Candle Cafe and to try some more raw recipes.

My fave spring recipe is a spinach, beet, avocado, tempeh bacon, cherry tomato, broccoli sprout salad with a dijon balsamic vinaigrette. so yummy!

Erin said...

OMG what I would do for this. Kiss chopping goodbye! I love chicknen salad sandwiches in Spring!

Branden said...

OMG! I go to Costco every Saturday for the samples and stand at the Vitamix display and watch the guy do amazing things with this blender...I WANT ONE SO BAD!!!!

Ally said...

My favorite springtime recipe is a smoothie, of course! Wonderful fruits popping up in the markets and a warm breeze just cry out for one. I'd love the VitaMix, thanks for the giveaway!

Ashley said...

i need it!! my favorite spring recipe is what we call 'Beach Pasta'
a box (13oz) of rotini noodles cooked and cooled
in a separate bowl mix 1/3c italian dressing and 2/3 c mayo and pour over noodles coating them well.
add a small can of chopped olives and 1-2 cans of white chicken (or a few boiled chicken breasts or a cutup rotisserie chicken). finish mixing everything together and enjoy w/ parmesean cheese sprinkled on top.
this makes a big batch and is great for get-togethers. we use it for our play groups.

Ashley said...

i posted about it on my facebook :)

Ashley said...

and i blogged it...

rora said...

I'm amazed such a strong blender is being given away!

My favorite spring recipe: a simple strawberry-buttermilk fruit tart~ mms~!

Thank you. :)

Marisa said...

I would love to have this in my kitchen! This would be great for some homemade hot sauce made with fresh tomatoes and peppers. Mmmmm!

Marisa
mstar729@aol.com

C.G. the Foodie said...

My favorite spring recipe is simple. Fresh picked strawberries with a drizzle of reduced fig balsamic vinegar and a sprinkle of fresh ground black pepper.

Caroline said...

Wow, a vitamix! You don't see those even in stores! I have longed for a good blender to replace the 20-year-old one we have in our house that I can't throw away. Count me in!

Caroline said...

I also just linked to this post on my facebook.

Annie said...

OMG I NEEEEED THIS! My favorite spring time recipe is definitely a healthy pasta salad, with whole wheat rotini, cherry tomato halves, asparagus, pretty much whatever looks and sounds good. It reminds me that summer is coming and is so yummy, light and refreshing

Ryan (Chase Daylight) said...

I want this so badly to make my green smoothies and nut butters! I'm moving out of my current apartment soon and will be sans the roomie's blender and food processor after that. This is such a great giveaway...thanks!!!

Elle said...

Sweetie would be in heaven...he loves smoothies. Here is a great & simple spring recipe: wash, remove leaves and slice strawberries into individual serving bowls. Top with plain yogurt and a good grating of lemon zest. Drizzle with honey to taste...enjoy!
Great for breakfast, snack or dessert. Yum with blueberries, too.

Ryan (Chase Daylight) said...

PS. I posted about your giveaway here: http://chasedaylight.com/2009/03/24/vegan-or-not-vegan/

Tyler said...

wow, i would love to have a vitamix and there is no way i will be able to afford one in the next 5 years... i will link you on my next blog post!

jodye said...

My favorite spring recipe? Rhubarb crisp!

Anonymous said...

crossing my fingers!!!! I would love one of these....my favorite things to make spring/summer are smoothies :)
in_excelsis33@hotmail.com

Jessica said...

I am obsessed with owning a Vita-Mix so this is a long shot but I'll take it.

My favourite Spring recipe is cold soba noodles, either in a salad mixed with edamame, spring peas and tofu, or just dipped in sauce with green onions on top.

Beth said...

What an incredible giveaway! Spring for me means anything with berries, usually just an entire bowl of strawberries and blueberries and raspberries ... Yum! Also, anything with basil, especially pesto or a tomato, mozzarella and basil salad, cliche I know, but still so good. Basil just smells like spring!

Runner Leana said...

Wow, that is an amazing giveaway! Thanks for sharing with us!

As for my favourite spring recipe - probably anything with asparagus like some risotto maybe?

Betsy said...

I have been wanting one of these for awhile!

I don't know if it is a spring recipe, but I love to make salsa!

Betsy said...

I am following you(Betsy4life).

My tweet:http://twitter.com/betsy4life/status/1387940160

Kristi said...

Wow!!! I would totally love to win this one! My favorite Sprin Recipe beleive it or not is any kind of smoothie. I typically don't make them in the winter time because I prefer something warm to drink, but when sprin rolls around there is nothing better than a berry smoothie to start my day! To really top of my post, my blender currently took a turn for the worst and doesnt work so I need a new one and this would really help, pick me!!!!

HangryPants said...

Cool! My favorite spring recipe is ricotta pie, which is traditional (in my family) for Easter.

kristi said...

Just wanted to let you know that I just linked back to this post on my blog today!

Katy said...

(I am also following you on Twitter and I posted the link! I'm @kwidrick)

I want to try one of the green monster smoothies that are making the bloggy rounds. Kale, strawberries, almond milk +++??

Thanks!

Royal said...

Favorite recipe hmm I love love love to make hummus and fresh salsa using veggies from my garden! Mmm and summer soups Yum!

Joe said...

That thing looks awesome. Commenting here to let you know I twittered about it and followed you. @zealotonastick on twitter.

dianne - bunny trails said...

Oh goodness! I would LOVE to have one of these. My mom & sister both have one and there's SO much you can do! It would be terrific to make smoothies for my kids (and sneak in all those healthy fruit & veggies for a certain anti-fruit child).

Favorite spring (& summer) recipe - wraps. My youngest son & I love them with whipped cream cheese, ham, cheddar cheese, and diced apple. Simple and delish!

Thanks!
Dianne
bunny.trails@yahoo.com

dlishfoods said...

I absolutely LOVE fruit salad. Just spinach leaves with mango, kiwi, strawberries, & banana. It's soo amazing! :D

By the way, I linked your giveaway back on my blog <3

Marie-Eve said...

The only thing I miss from my ex is his Vita-Mix! So please I want one too now :)

My favorite Spring recipe is steamed artichokes with a dip made with lemon juice, honey, dijon mustard and yogurt. Also love celeriac oven-baked fries.

Jackie said...

My favorite spring recipe is SMOOTHIES!!!!!!!

dailygoods said...

i want this so so so bad!! I've been dying for a blender that... actually blends! i love fresh tomatoes, basil and mozz for a spring meal :)

dailygoods said...

posted the giveaway!
http://dailygoods.wordpress.com/2009/03/25/waffle-monster/

j. d. e. said...

ahh the beloved vitamix. i followed you on twitter and posted about it on twitter as well

Laura said...

How exciting!!!! My favorite Spring recipe would have to be asparagus risotto!

hk said...

UM YES PLEASE :) I'd die and go to heaven!! i'll be sure to post on my blog!! yipee

eatnrun.wordpress.com

Jennifer said...

I am looking forward to the Farmer's Market having spectacular produce and sweet strawberries!

j. d. e. said...

i also posted a link to your contest on my blog

Kim said...

I would seriously die of happiness if I won this! I've almost bought one a million times, most notably after I discovered I can't find any of the blades for my food processor.

Anyhow, my favorite spring recipe is a basic salad with fresh fruit on top (think strawberries) and a nice balsamic dressing. Easy, fresh, and simple.

--Kim
kimberly7@mac.com

Shannon (The Daily Balance) said...

My favorite spring dish is mixed greens with fresh strawberries, blueberries, pecans and feta!

Anonymous said...

I would seriously die if I won this! Of happiness!

My favorite spring recipe is a simple salad with fresh fruit, with a basic balsamic dressing. Fresh and easy!

--Kim
kimberly7@mac.com

luckytastebuds said...

OOOH I have never owned a smoothie maker or blender of any sort and if i had a vita-mix, I'd make my favorite spring recipe of all! A green tea frappucino with bubbles/boba!! YUM!

Lacey said...

I'm in love with the Vita-mix and see so many bloggers rave about it - I would love to win this!
My favorite spring time recipe would be a cold whole wheat pasta salad with steamed asparagus, sundried tomatoes, toasted pine nuts, artichoke hearts in a lemon/olive oil dressing

email is jllangwell at gmail dot com

Lacey said...

I'm also following you on twitter

Lacey said...

And lastly, I posted it about the giveaway on my facebook page with the link to your post...I really wanna win!!!

Mizz Independent said...

Hmm favorite Spring recipe? That is a tough one. Right now I am looking forward to warmer weather so I can go outside and grill...anything!

Alejandra said...

I have been dying for one of these! My mom has one and loves and raves about it constantly. I'm a huge fan of pureed broccoli soups (with a bit of arugula and lemon juice to brighten it up).

steph- whisk/spoon said...

i'd love a vita-mix! i'd probably have a smoothie every morning! my fave spring recipe must be rhubarb pie...

Jenny said...

Oooh I've drooled over one of these for awhile.

Spring recipes - I'd have to say freshly picked asparagus, grilled on my bbq with just a touch of olive oil, salt, pepper and a sprinkling of freshly grated parm on them. Yum, fresh and I get to get back to my bbq!

Jenny said...

Forgot to add in, I blogged about it too. http://allthingsedible.blogspot.com/2009/03/dear-vita-mix-people.html

Bruce R. said...

Once you've tried a Vita-Mix, there is no substitute! It is unparalleled!

I'm posting this on Facebook.

Nicole (Sweetie Pie) said...

Lemon pound cake with fresh berries or... Roasted Asparagus. Don't make me choose!

Rachel said...

OMG, I want a Vita Mix so much! It would be a nice wedding gift. :)

My favorite spring recipe is Corn Cake Salad with Buttermilk Vinaigrette...I got this recipe in a cooking class a few years ago!

Rachel said...

Facebooked!

Kelly said...

What an awesome give away. My favorite spring recipe is fruit smoothies with fresh, rather than frozen fruit, and fruit salad with lots of berries! :)

Chaley said...

Oh my, how I would love a vita-mix! My poor old blender is going to throw up at me one of these days! Thanks for the offer!!

Quantum Amy said...

I have been dreaming about receiving a Vita-Mix...literally! Great blog. Thanks!

Susie Q said...

Smoothies smoothies smoothies! Oh and I love to break down frozen mango and mix with cottage cheese.. soo delicious!
Sadly I try these in my food processor which ends with a mess all over my walls but it's my only option.

I've love to win this!!!

mclaugkm said...

oh a vita-mix. i would love one.

BC said...

Ohh, this would be wonderful. My favourite spring recipe would be fiddleheads and young asparagus sauteed in butter.

gioiarioia said...

I love Bagel Sandwiches: oven toasted plain bagels made into a sandwich with cream cheese, swiss cheese, sliced tomato, and a little bit of freshly ground pepper. We serve these with pretzel sticks on the side and a couple of pickle spears. MMMmmm...

gioiarioia said...

Facebooked!!!

gioiarioia said...

Bloggered!!!

Dee said...

That is the most generous giveaway! I would loove a Vitamix that I've heard oh so much about! Thanks for the chance to win : )

cpullum said...

I am a brownie person so spring is brownie and deveiled eggs!
Carla
cpullum(at)yahoo(dot)com

Lea said...

Gee~ I really can use a Vita-Mix, since I don't own a blender period.

Favorite spring recipe would be a fruit salad featuring Spring's finest. Strawberries, grapes, mangos, and peaches.

miss v said...

i have wanted a vitamix for quite some time. since no one in my family seems willing to gift one to me, i'd love to win!

Bernice said...

I would love to win this vita-mix! This would come in handy when making my favorite cream of asparagus soup!

Allison said...

Ahh, I would LOVE a Vita-Mix!! My favorite spring recipe is ANYTHING ice cream! I would love to try and mix up vegan icecream for once...perfect to try in the Vita-Mix :)

Nick said...

Yes! I have to win this, I've been eying one of these forever!

My favorite spring recipe is some healthy fresh ice cream made with only frozen fruit and greek yogurt.

Nick said...

Twittered: http://twitter.com/peanutbutterboy/status/1392901142

Nick said...

I want one so bad I even logged onto facebook to get another entry, here's my profile:

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=47701212

Nick said...

Besides, I think it's only fair that since you won my contest, I should win yours =). I've now linked to you on my latest post for a total of 4 entries!

See it here: http://www.peanutbutterboy.com/peanut-roasted-garbanzo-beans

Hugging the Coast said...

The Vita Mix sounds like the kind of thing I would use several times a day!

I'm now following you on Twitter.

My favorite spring recipe is Cucumber, Apple, & Spinach Salad With Curried Pecans and Lemony Coriander Dressing...so refreshing!

Brenda Campbell said...

I have to have this Vita Mix, my mother has one and she uses it for everything!! I want one but finances do not get me one LOL so this is next best thing... I posted this link on my facebook under Brenda Greene Campbell
pacnwfamily1@comcast.net

Brenda Campbell said...

tweeted from cre8tivekitchen and following @jumboempanadas on twitter

Brenda Campbell
pacnwfamily1@comcast.net

Brenda Campbell said...

My favorite spring recipes are fresh fruit smoothies and milkshakes and I could make some awesome smoothies with the Vita-Mix...

one in particular is the Strawberry Sunrise Smoothie

1 cup strawberries
1 cup orange juice
1 cup vanilla yogurt
1 Tbsp honey
1 banana
1/2 cup low fat milk

put all into blender and make smooth! then enjoy!

Brenda Campbell
pacnwfamily1@comcast.net

Brenda Campbell said...

I just posted this to my blog at www.cre8tivekitchen.blogspot.com, what a great giveaway!!

Brenda Campbell
pacnwfamily1@comcast.net

M said...

I have been wanting one of these so badly for a long time...in fact I was describing the wonders of vitamix to my boyfriend a few days ago!
-M

howunremarkable said...

I can't wait until grocery stores have more fresh fruit--that's definitely my favorite part about springtime foods. I'll basically have fresh fruit for or with every meal in some capacity.

Thanks for doing this giveaway!

Katrina said...

I've heard that these are awesome. I just have a rinky dink $20 blender right now and this would be awesome!
Favorite spring recipe? Hmm. I love fresh salads and Fresh fruit. This may be more summery, but on www.allrecipe.com, search for Annie's Fruit Salsa and Cinnamon Chips--that's something I really love.

Emily said...

I am now following you on Twitter and also will post about this on my next morning post!

Faaaantastic!

Deb said...

I would love to win this especially because I want to make my own hummus and the blender just doesn't cut it!

nancy said...

oh yummy fresh strawberry smoothies i can't wait to try them in a new vita-mix

Ryane said...

I would soooo LOVE a Vitamix!!!
Those macaroons look heavenly by the way!

michelle said...

Mmmmmmmmm, those look soooooo good, I would love to have a plate of each please:)

Anonymous said...

I'm a very new reader but I would love a vitamix. My friend has one and it makes the creamiest soy milk and coconut milk. My favorite summer drink is cold soy milk

MM (keona_okelani@hotmail.com)

Women Who Win said...

YUM YUM YUM! I'd love to win. I would make such healthy snacks for my family. My favorite spring recipe is Banana Bread. It's a family tradition to start making tons of banana bread come warmer days! --Michelle, blogattoday [`at} gmaildotcom

Women Who Win said...

I follow you on Twitter! I'm @sweepstakesgirl. --Michelle, blogattoday [`at} gmaildotcom

Women Who Win said...

I tweeted about this giveaway: http://twitter.com/sweepstakesgirl/status/1395717054. --Michelle, blogattoday [`at} gmaildotcom

Tammi said...

I love blueberry/yogurt/banana/peanut-butter/cinnamon ( I really need a snappier name!) smoothies once the weather gets warm.

Melissa said...

Spreading the news via Twitter: http://twitter.com/melissabernais/status/1395759432

Me said...

So cool!
Here is my favorite recipe these days...there are a few:
http://simplemom.net/healthy-recipes-your-kids-will-love-without-gluten-dairy-or-soy/
Thanks!

Amanda said...

Oh my goodness - I would do unmentionable things to have a Vitamix!! My fav spring/summer recipe is zuchinni bread with zuch. from my mom's garden!!

RhodeyGirl/Sabrina said...

i realllllly want a vitamix to make asparagus soup or summer berry smoothies or or or. the options are endless.

camelfam said...

Thank you so much for offering this giveaway. We are big into soups and smoothies and we have the most annoying blender that I picked up at a yard sale. Time for an upgrade!

My favorite spring recipe is Creamy Asparagus Soup from my Simply In Season cookbook. In fact anything with asparagus is lovely in the spring! Thanks!

bobthedog said...

Hello.
My spring in Ontario recipe is any improvisation using wild ramps . Including blended into a sauce or soup, Ramps along with fiddleheads and then fava beans are our rewards for enduring another northern winter.
bobthedog@rogers.com.
recipe details on request, although iI always base meals on ingredients not recipes.

Amandaaa said...

This is such a fun and exciting
giveaway! How very special. Who wouldn't love one of these bad boys? Hollla.

My favorite Spring recipe? Mmm. Does pasta salad count? I really look forward to the weather getting nice, picnics and my mom's pasta salad. She only makes it for the Spring/Summer...so I'm deprived all Fall and Winter.

Tien-Tien said...

The spring makes me want smoothies, so a vita-mix would be perfect!

ChickPea said...

Just letting you know that I posted a link to your blog on my site (See Monday's post). I *need* a VitaMix...don't we all?

Allison said...

Wow, oh wow. I would love a Vita-Mix! Hmm, so maybe good recipes, but I would say I love making fresh mozzarella, pesto and tomato paninis with my garden tomatoes. Yum! :)

ennsee said...

My favourite spring recipe has to be strawberry shortcake. Can't wait for Spring! ennsee72 at hotmail dot com

ihv3gr8kdz said...

Fantastic giveaway!!!
My favourite spring time recipe is for a traditional Easter Pie a version of quiche, to which I add fresh asparagus.

asha said...

Picking a favorite spring recipe is hard!! I always go a little crazy in the kitchen once the abundance of pretty, brightly colored local produce starts showing up around the town. I think I'd have to go with some kind of vegetable soup [maybe pea-leek-tarragon, or kabocha-miso, or mushroom barley] with some fresh baked bread and a nice big salad with mixed greens, some fruit, and nuts and seeds topped with some other veggies and a light yet flavorful dressing.

Vitamixes are soooooooooo awesome. I have wanted one for so, so long.

Domestic Diva said...

So my room mate just broke my blender jar. I almost cried as I swept up the thousands of glass shards that littered our apartment. Now I am pesto, soup and smoothie-less because I can't afford a new one on my student budget. Winning this Vita-Mix would be so perfect.

But that's not why I'm posting - I just adapted these cream cookies from Cannelle & Vanille (http://bit.ly/AMjXf) to be maple ones since spring is syrup season here. I replaced 20gms of sugar w/ B grade syrup, replaced the lemon oil with maple extract and left out the zest. For the butter cream, i used 100gms of sugar and 70 gms of B grade syrup to make up the volume difference, plus the liquid from the lemon juice. I'm still experimenting, but they were delicious.

I'm also reposting this on twitter ( @destiniya ) and facebook.

Melinda said...

What an awesome giveaway!! My favorite spring recipe is spring greens loaded with veggies, cranberries, goat cheese and raspberry vinaigrette dressing & pecans. I will also link you in my blog!

impatj said...

Vita Mix - Wow!
My favorite Spring recipe is Asparagus Scallion Salad with red wine vinegrette and a hard boild egg chopped in it. Simple and delicious.

a.etiam said...

my new favorite spring dish: pea greens as the base for any salad. they literally taste and look like spring!

Hannah said...

i've posted it on my blog.

http://honeyandjam.blogspot.com/2009/03/apple-tree-blossoms.html

Internal Peace said...

My favorite spring "recipe" is simply throwing fresh strawberries on oatmeal. I know I'm boring, but I absolutely adore fresh strawberries! I linked back to this post on my blog:
http://lifeloveviolin.blogspot.com

shaylyn said...

I would love one of these. I am a fan of the classic smoothie for breakfast. Thanks for the great giveaway, Shaylyn

shaylynekins@gmail.com

Morgan said...

I grew up with a Vita Mix in the house and miss it so much now that I'm out on my own!

My favorite spring recipe is any type of bread, because it's finally warm enough in my house for the dough to rise! This is one of my favorites: http://community.livejournal.com/bakebakebake/1388210.html#cutid1

I'd love to win!

monica said...

My fav recipe right now is homemade cinn. maple almond butter!! MMM-A new via mix would help with that obsession!:)

Mia said...

Please enter me! I'm in need of a blender, and I've heard great reviews about this vita-mix :)
Thanks!!!!
Mia
www.aspiring-homemaker.blogspot.com

Half Baked said...

Cool! I could really put that baby to good use! I'll twitter this link as well!!

Kelly said...

If it is Spring then it has to be Apple and Blueberry Crisp!

Kim said...

Yum! Smoothies. Just re-tweeted about the giveaway.

xk said...

I was served a butternut squash soup made in a Vita-Mix at a friend's house that tasted so rich and creamy without any cream. I keep thinking of it months later! I do put cream in my own squash soup and puree with a little immersion blender but there is no comparison to how luxurious the Vita-Mix soup was.
My springy potato leek soup would be Amazing in a Vita-Mix. Lots of leeks cooked slowly in butter until sweet and soft, then simmered with a few thinly sliced Yukon Gold potatoes and homemade chicken stock and pureed and finished with fresh lemon juice and splash of heavy cream. So simple and so wonderful. I could cut back on the cream or leave it out and actually improve the soup with a Vita-Mix!
Oooh I want one.

Adrienne said...

Best. Giveaway. Ever. No joke.

Cathy P said...

I have heard so much about the vita mix and would love one! My favorite spring recipe is probably my homemade lemonade- just some fresh lemon juice, sugar and water and one some days I like to add some POM juice. I love that the warm weather is finally approaching!

lilveggiepatch said...

I would LOVE to win a Vita Mix! My blender is pretty pathetic.

My favorite recipe, which is technically a "summer" recipe but I like to eat in the springtime, is for this simple Greek Pasta:

https://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=32288436&postID=704934342555527477

I linked you to my blog, too :-)

kellypea said...

Whoa. Nothing like being late to a party! Erm...and I live under a rock, but you definitely have my attention now. I could go on a liquid diet methinks. How does it sound when you rev the engine -- uh, motor? Hahahaha!

Emily S said...

Asparagus & parmesan risotto! Mmmmm!

I am aching for a Vitamix!!!

:)

Sarah (lovINmytummy) said...

My favorite spring recipe is vegan coconut strawberry ice cream that I'm going to make in that VitaMix!!!

Naomi said...

I want to enter. Hmmm...my favorite spring is a homeade berry smoothie.
-desired amount of mixed frozen berries
-16 oz. of vanilla yogurt
-some flaxseed
-some apple or orange juice
-frozen bananas
-ice
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I posted it on my twitter:naomiwickham
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Posted it on my blog.: http://www.naomianne.com/?p=545
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This is very exciting!This a very neat giveaway!!! :)

-Naomi

Naomi said...

Forgot to "hat tip": http://honeyandjam.blogspot.com/

Naomi said...

Just wanted to make a correction. That was "my favorite spring RECIPE"! Sorry it's so general. :( If it doesn't qualify I have another one.

Natalie Wickham said...

What an incredible giveaway! Thanks!
My e-mail is natalie @ pajamaschool.com

Natalie Wickham said...

I also tweeted about the giveaway (@nataliewickham).

Natalie Wickham said...

I also posted about the giveaway via facebook.

Amy said...

Wonderful giveaway!! Spring gets me hungry for salads. Tried a new version of salad tonight that I'll be sure to make again. Spinach greens, walnuts, onion, feta cheese with a raspberry viniagrette. Yummy!

Anonymous said...

Homemade almond butter! I need a vitamix to aid me in my new obsession!:)

Jerry said...
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Stephanie R said...

I want one of these soooo bad! My girls and I love to make smoothies!

Jerry said...

It is hard for me to pick favourites, by I would say a chilled leak soup.

Jpie0510 said...

I drool at the mention of Vita-mix. My favorite Spring recipe is anything with herbs. The latest one is a salmon pita.

Smoked Salmon
Butter Lettuce
Grilled Vegetables
6 to 8 oz plain yogurt
1 clove minced garlic
Juice of 1 lemon
2 tsps chopped dill
4 oz cream cheese at room temperature
Pita

In a small bowl, mix yogurt, garlic, lemmon, dill, and cream cheese. Season with salt and pepper. In one half of a pita, stuff with smoked salmon, vegetables, and lettuce. Drizzle with dill sauce.

Jerry said...

Posted on RFD:

http://www.redflagdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=716790&highlight=vitamix

Laurel said...

What a great giveaway! Lusted after one at Costco a few weeks ago. Would LOVE to win the Vita-Mix Lottery!

Laurel said...

Forgot to add that I added it to Twitter & FB. Many Thanks!

Sweet Charity said...

Wow! What a giveaway!!!
I'm in love with this machine- get to use one at work, and have always wished for one of my own... I'm sure I get all starry eyed when I think about it :)
~Charity

giz said...

I have incredibly fond memories of visiting my brother and watching him literally pulverize everything that went into the vitamix.

Ellen said...

my favorite thing to make in the spring is guacamole! avocado, salt, pepper, red onion, jalepeno, cilantro and garlic. simple and delicious!

HSP said...

My favorite spring recipe is zucchini -chickpea burgers over greens, dressed with balsamic vinegar and a touch of olive oil. Great giveaway!

JW said...

I like making smoothies with soymilk, frozen bananas and almond butter!

Eat, Live, Love, Dream said...

I would LOVE LOVE LOVE A Vita Mix! how awesome would that be!
I posted it up on my blog!!!!
Fitnessmar@gmail.com

sarahmegee said...

VITA MIX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THIS IS LIKE THE ULTIMATE. All I have is a teensy Magic Bullet which is good for nothing!
I'll post a link to your blog on mine for SHIZZLE!

theskinnyplate said...

I'm in a smoothie rut right now. A good blender would be nice. Thanks for the giveaway!!

Noodlegirl said...

Gosh what a great giveaway I could use one!

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