Sunday, November 20, 2016

Spicy Pumpkin Soup and KenmorePro Blender Giveaway

pumpkin soup
I like using the high powered KenmorePro Heavy Duty Professional Blender to make both cold and hot recipes, as it is versatile. This blender is special because we can prepare warm soups within a few minutes by simply adding the ingredients, puréeing it and blending it on maximum speed for 5 minutes until it starts to steam. We can also use it to make smoothies, soups, sauces, and for other meal prep. 
KenmorePro Blender
The powerful motor base is sturdy and holds a square shaped BPA free 2L blender container. The container is lightweight and has a slant top. The container lid is made with a rubber like material and has a lid plug that can be removed for easy cleaning. I found that I have to hold down the lid when the blender is working and if there is a lot of liquid and it is operating in high speed it spills out, so use caution. The blender comes with a plastic tamper that is useful to push down ingredients onto the blades before blending, especially when we are not using as much liquid to process. 
KenmorePro Blender
There are eleven speeds that we can control using the variable speed dial that can help us chop, puree, and blend to get different textures. There is a separate pulse on and off switch. This blender has six stainless steel blades that is made in Japan. I found it is easy to clean the blender simply using soap and water. This KenmorePro Blender comes with an instruction manual and a recipe book in English and French that has delicious recipes to make such as dips, soups, sauces, marinades, curry pastes, desserts, beverages, and baby food. The blender comes with a one year warranty.   
KenmorePro Blender
I prepared the ingredients for our favourite spicy pumpkin soup recipe that is inspired by the Scandinavian Comfort Food cookbook.      
soup KenmorePro Blender
3 1/4 lb peeled and deseeded pumpkin cut into chunks
3 garlic cloves chopped
1 onion chopped
1 tbsp ginger grated
1 red chillie (fresh or dried)
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp coriander seeds
4 tbsp olive oil
4 cups vegetable stock or water adjust according to preference
1 3/4 cups coconut milk adjust according to preference
juice of 1 lime or lemon to taste
salt to taste
black pepper optional to taste

A pumpkin variety such as pie pumpkin or Jamaican pumpkin works best for this recipe. Bake the pumpkin with garlic, ginger, onion, red chillie, cumin, coriander, olive oil for about 40 minutes in a 350F oven. Once the pumpkin is soft remove from the oven. If you want to make the soup on another day let it cool and then refrigerate it. If you are making the soup on the same day follow the instructions below.
KenmorePro Blender
When you are ready to have the soup, transfer the baked mixture with some of the vegetable stock and coconut milk then puree it, and increase the speed to maximum until the soup is steaming. Add more water or coconut milk then season to taste with lemon juice, salt and pepper.
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Garnish to serve 
2 tbsp olive oil
2 slices of bread cut into cubes
fresh coriander leaves or parsley

Before serving, heat the olive oil in a frying pan and fry the bread cubes for a few minutes until golden brown. Take off the heat, serve the soup with croutons and coriander leaves sprinkled over. Using this blender makes it easy to prepare and serve the soup within a few minutes. 
KenmorePro Blender
This KenmorePro blender by Sears Canada would make a useful holiday gift. It can be purchased either in black or red online or at Sears Canada locations for $149.97. Since it is over $100 before tax, shipping is free.
KenmorePro Blender
Giveaway:
If you are in Canada and want to win a KenmorePro blender enter the giveaway before December 10th. Please leave comments and follow my social media networks to be eligible to win. 
Update: The winner is Megan
a Rafflecopter giveaway

This is a sponsored post in partnership with KenmorePro Blender by Sears Canada. All rights reserved on photographs and written content Createwithmom © 2010 - 2016. Please Ask First

90 comments:

  1. I live in Ontario, My blender just actually burned out last week! this would be awesome, sounds like a great one.

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  4. I'm in Ontario. I'd love to win this because my Magic Bullet is about to go the way of the dodo.

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  5. I live in Dundas, Ontario. I would love to make soups! My current blender doesn't do a very good job so I use it as little as possible for fear of breaking it when I need it.

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  6. I live in Alberta and I would love this as my blender died about a year ago and Ihave not replaced it and this one looks great

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  7. I'm in Montreal, Quebec. This blender sounds more powerful than the one I own. I'd love to own one and make smoother smoothies and finer flours. I love making my own coconut flour and in my current blender, I cannot get it to be as fine.

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  10. I live in Alberta and I would LOVE to win as I need a new blender for smoothies, mine just doesnt cut it

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  11. I live in Ontario and I would love to win this wonderful Blender for my sister in law. She loves to cook and bake and I know she doesn't have a blender. this would really come in handy for her

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  14. I am from Ontario and would like to win this blender as I don't own one.

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  15. I am in Alberta and I would love to win to make smoothies and smooth soups.

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  17. I'm in BC! I would love to win this blender because I love making smoothies and soups!

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  18. I live in Ontario and would like to win because the blender i have is really outdated

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  19. Ontario! I would like to win this so that I can mix my summer drinks. (ie. Margartia's) and I would also like to use it to make yogurt smoothies.

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  20. I live in Ontario. I think it would be a great gift for my brother who just purchased a house!

    Also, did I understand it correctly? You actually cook he soup in the blender? So you put room temperature ingredients (liquid) and it boils them??? This is so weird and so cool if that's the case

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  21. I live in Ontario and am in really serious need of a new blender

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  22. I live in Newfoundland. My blender is old and I need to replace it.
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  23. I live in Ontario, I would love to win this blender because I need a new one! haha

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  24. I live in Ontario and would love to win this blender so I can replace my old, cheap one! (Judy Cowan)

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  25. I live in Saskatchewan and I would like to win this blender to make some awesome soup.

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  26. I live in Saskatchewan. I would like to win this blender as I do not have one.

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  27. I live in Ontario and would like to win this because it looks like a good quality small appliance and we love to make soup.

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  28. Vancouver. My blender is old. And thekids love making smoothies everyday.

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  32. I live in Ontario and I would LOVE to win this blender because ours broke last year and we haven't replaced it yet. It would be wonderful to win this one, we love to make home made soup.

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    Rafflecopter Name is Anne Taylor

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  35. I live in BC. I'd like to win because I currently only have a personal sized blender and it takes 4 times as long as it should to make smoothies for all of us (my 4 daughters and I and sometimes my husband too).

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  38. I live in Ontario. I would like to win because this blender sounds perfect for making soups and smoothies! Love the features.

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  39. I live in Newfoundland. I'd love to win this for pureeing my soups.

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  40. I live in Nova Scotia. I would love to win this blender because it would make a great gift for my sister.

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  43. I live in Nova Scotia. I would love to make soup that was quick and healthy.

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  45. I'm in Ontario, and I want to win this blender because it's top notch and beat the heck out of what I have to use!

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  46. I live in Ontario and I would like to win because you can make soup in it!

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  48. I am from Alberta. I would love to win this blender because I always prepare smoothies in the morning and every Wednesday we would have soup and this would be a great tool to camouflage the veggies that are in the soup.

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  50. I live in Ontario. I'd love to win because I don't currently have a blender.

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  51. I live in Ontario. I want to win because I let my sister borrow mine and never got it back so I need a new one :)

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  52. I live in Ontario and I would love to win a Kenmore pro blender because I love making delicious soups that are pureed and smoothies.

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  56. I am in BC and we do not have a blender, so this would be perfect
    jan

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  57. I live in NB and I would love to win this to give to my MIL.

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  59. I live in NS and I like the idea of a high powered blender as many do not work well.

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  60. I live in ON. I would love the blender for so many reasons, first I could make all my gluten free dough in it as well as cream soups. There is so many things you can make using it , it has a larger motor!

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  62. I'm from Ontario and would love the blender to make smoothies
    -M

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  63. I am in BC. Would love to win because I haven't had a blender in years and miss using one!

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  64. I live in Ontario. My current blender died. Can't live without one - need to make margaritas.

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  65. I live in Saskatchewan. My blender could use an upgrade. Thanks

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  66. I live in NW Ontario. I'd love to win the blender because I don't have one!

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  67. I'm in Toronto, I'd love to win so I can make blender drinks & smoothies!

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  68. I live in Alberta. This KenmorePro would make kitchen life so much easier in preparing my favorite soups (Cauliflower Cheddar soup is #1!), as well as smoothies & hummus.

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  69. I live in Ontario, and this would be nice to win, I have never owned such a great blender

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  70. I am from BC. I would love to win as my kids and I love making different smoothies.

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  71. I want to win this blender because it is on my husband's wish list and he almost never asks for anything. He is really into making smoothies right now, and I love drinking them, so this would be a great win!

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  72. Oh, and I am in BC (I am not sure if I forgot to say that??)

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  73. I am in Manitoba and would love to win as this would be wonderful to make my own healthy soups with

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  74. I live in BC and I want to be able to blend some hot sauce with the Habaneroes I'm growing.

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  75. I am in BC. I don't have a blender and want to make my own soups and smoothies.

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  76. I live in Ontario and would love to win because I don't have a blender and I like making smoothies

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  77. I am in New Brunswick. I would like this blender so I can make some healthy smoothies

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  79. I live in Richmond Hill, Ontario and I would love to win this blender because we are huge smoothie lovers and this would make making them so easy. Not to mention my 14 year old is such a picky eater and hates veggies so this would be amazing to hide those veggies in soups, stews, sauces etc.

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  80. I live in Ontario. I would love to win so I can make my favourite soups during the winter season to keep warm :)

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  81. Debbie White BeattieDecember 6, 2016 at 6:36 PM

    I live in Ontario and I want to win because I'd love to be able make homemade creamy soups and awesome smoothies

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  82. I live in Ontario and I would like to win this because I love soups and this would for sure make it a lot easier

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  83. I live in BC and I want to win because my blender is dying, it's really cold here this year, and I love that this blender and make and warm my soup.

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  84. I live in Manitoba and would love to win as I broke my blender a couple of months.

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  85. I am from Ontario. I would love to win so I can make tons of different smoothies

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  88. I live in Ontario. I would want to win this for my mom.

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  89. I live in Nova Scotia. I want to win this blender because I've recently discovered that I love pureed soups. Being able to puree the soup and heat it at the same time would be wonderful.

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