March 1, 2016

Vitamix Giveaway

by
Share on FacebookPin on PinterestTweet about this on TwitterEmail to someonePrint this page
Vitamix Giveaway | www.foodess.com

It’s no secret that I am a major Vitamix fan.  On any given day I have not one, but two lined up on my counter.  And I use both constantly.  I own and love the Vitamix Pro 750 pictured above. It is so much more than a blender. It can make hot soup out of cold ingredients, or ice cream out of cold ingredients. It has pre-programmed settings: soup, purees, frozen desserts, smoothies, and self-cleaning.

(The other one I have is a personal model, the s30, which is small and mighty. Perfect for small tasks and smoothies for my little ones.)

I’ve been excitedly sharing the news about my new, improved newsletter, which feeds your hungry inbox with global, seasonal comfort food recipes. If you’re already signed up, then you got the sneak peek email last week and already know about this giveaway. And if not, you better go sign up, because I have this beautiful Vitamix Professional Series 750 Blender as my first monthly email subscriber giveaway!

Vitamix Giveaway | www.foodess.com

This machine is in a constant whir on my counter, whipping up the silkiest soups, smoothest smoothies, creamy homemade almond milk (free of icky commercial additives. I’m looking at you, carrageenan…) and coconut milk, fluffy flours out of nuts and whole grains, smooth nut and seed butters, etc. I grind lentils and rice to make homemade dosa, thin Indian savoury crepes (remind me to share that recipe, asap), and I even made cornmeal last week out of popcorn kernels to make cornbread.

Anyway, I could wax poetic about it all day, but I’ve done that already, lots.  If you can’t tell, it’s one of my most cherished pieces of equipment.

How to Enter:

The good news is, if you’re subscribed, you are already entered – yay! And if you’re not subscribed, all you have to do is fill out the form below:

And if you are a subscriber already (I love you!) and you want additional entries to double or triple your chances, you can do so via the rafflecopter form below.   Be sure to use the same email you used to subscribe, so it can be verified.

Contest ends March 31st, 2016 at 11:59 PM PST.  Entries (email subscribers + bonus entries) will each be assigned a number and a winning number will be drawn using random.org to determine the winner.  The winner will be contacted by email and must respond within 48 hours or another winner will be drawn. Required action for the winning entry must be verifiable, so please make sure to follow the instructions. Contest open to Canadian and US residents. Winner must return a Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification for gifts over $500 USD, per the request of Vitamix, in order to receive the prize. Good luck!

Share on FacebookPin on PinterestTweet about this on TwitterEmail to someonePrint this page

Next Recipe:

BY

Hi, I’m Jenn! I’m in the Foodess kitchen making a spectacular mess + making something delicious, in roughly equal parts. So happy that you’ve joined me!

GET NEW FOODESS POSTS DELIVERED STRAIGHT TO YOUR INBOX

Thanks for signing up! Check your inbox to confirm.
Recipe
May 9, 2016
Breville Fast Slow Pro Giveaway

It’s time for the next Foodess email giveaway!

Recipe
May 3, 2015
Planning a Vegetable Container Garden + a Gardening Giveaway!

There is no satisfaction sweeter than biting into something that you grew yourself. When I was little, my mom had a veggie patch. I’d routinely sneak out on balmy summer days and nestle myself among the tall pea plants, popping sun-warmed sweet peas from their shells and eating until I gave myself a tummy ache. When I got really brave (as I didn’t have the cover of dense foliage), I’d rip a few carrots out of the soil and trot away as quickly as I could to rinse them under the running hose. I thought I was being so naughty… when in retrospect, my mom was probably laughing at me from the kitchen window. The only kid who sneaks vegetables. I think gardening is absolutely magical, which is why I was super excited when earlier this season Scotts Miracle-Gro reached out to me wondering if I’d like to join their Gro Crew! I was glad to have the nudge to get started on this year’s garden (I skipped last year due to a big move and small-ish baby), and to have a community of experts on my side sounds pretty darn good to me. I’m really hoping you’ll garden along with me! I’d love to see what you are growing, and if you’ve never done it before, I hope maybe I can give you the extra encouragement and little bits of wisdom you need to get started. Now is the time to plan! Figure what you want to plant and when to plant it, read up on any questions you have, buy your supplies, etc. Scotts Miracle-Gro has a great garden guide to use as a starting point. I’ve spent the past few weeks reading gardening books, buying seeds, and mapping out my space. I live in downtown Vancouver, so the outdoor area I’m working with a patio – it faces West and is about 8′ square. I get a good amount of direct sun from early afternoon to sunset. (Even if you don’t get tons of sun, there is still plenty you can grow). My first project was to sort through my seeds and decide (mostly prioritize!) what I want to grow. It’s a small area, especially once you factor in a BBQ and a beloved toddler splash table. I went out and bought several bags of Miracle-Gro Potting Mix (they also have an organic version called Miracle-Gro Organic Choice that I was excited to try, but my local store didn’t carry it), six 8″ pots for herbs and flowers, four 12″ pots for vegetables, and some little biodegradable seed starting containers that you can plant directly in a pot rather than disrupting the roots by transplanting. I also picked up a small notebook, and I’m planning my containers like you would plan where to seat guests at a wedding – with diagrams that map out which plants are good companions for one another in what size pots. I’ve consulted the Farmer’s Almanac guide to planting dates for seeds, to decide what I’m going to start indoors and what I’ll plant directly outdoors. I’m excited for you to get started on your own gardening path with me! If you share any pictures, tag them with #IGrewIt! And I have a fantastic gardening giveaway for you to get you started! It includes a gardening bag filled with tools, vegetable seeds, Miracle-Gro Organic Choice Multi-Purpose Plant Food, Miracle-Gro Flower Magic (which is a mix of 29 flower seed varieties + plant food + mulch – just shake and a flower garden grows!), and a $50 Home Depot gift card to get you started with soil, planters, etc.GIVEAWAY DETAILS: Enter via the Rafflecopter form below. There are several ways to enter, one mandatory, plus four bonus entries. Follow the prompts to log in, then complete just the first task, or do them all for multiple entries (many you can do once each day). Contest ends Sunday, May 10, 2015 at 11:59 PM PST. The winner will be contacted shortly after by email and must respond within 24 hours or another winner will be drawn. Required action for the winning entry must be verifiable, so please make sure to follow the instructions. Contest open to Canadian residents only. (I’m sorry US and overseas readers! Gardening/soil/fertilizer products have different regulations in different countries, so although the products are available in both, they are not interchangeable. I tried to make it work, but it wouldn’t this time. I promise another good giveaway for you soon! Please garden with me anyway! xoxo) Good luck!a Rafflecopter giveaway

Recipe
December 5, 2014
Vitamix S30 Review + Giveaway

Vitamix S30 Review and Giveaway – all the reasons why this little guy has become an important member of my appliance family.