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09 August 2011

Soup glorious soup (+ giveaway)


I love soup. My kids love soup. Hubby comes from a long line of soup eaters, but isn’t too fussed himself - but he’ll come around.

Pumpkin soup.
Chicken soup.
Leek and potato soup.
Pea and ham soup.

You may be wondering… has she lost the plot? Why is she talking about soup?

Earlier this week I received the Morphy Richards Soup Maker to trial and review and I think I’m in love. It makes a litre of hot delicious soup in as little as 15 minutes.


To make the soup, I just added my veggies, then you add some stock or water (or do as I did, a teaspoon of vegeta over the top of the vegetables, then pour water over the top), choose whether you’d like a smooth or chunky soup and that’s it.

Fresh hot soup ready before you know it. For lunch today, we had broccoli and cauliflower soup – it was really yummy. It may look like green sludge, but trust me it was very delish!!!



I’m a gadget girl from way back. I especially love new and shiny things for my kitchen… but my beloved gadgets usually get used a couple of times and then forgotten, down the back of the cupboard (bread maker anyone?).

I think the Morphy Richards Soup Maker is absolutely fabulous and will definitely get alot of use at our house.

For some great soup recipe ideas, pop on over to the Morphy Richards Recipe site HERE.

Now for some fun – a giveaway! Yay!

Thanks to Morphy Richards, I have a Soup Maker to give away (valued at $169.95).

To enter, simply leave me a comment telling me the most unusual soup you’ve ever eaten or made.  

For an extra entry, tweet or FB about this giveaway (the link buttons are below this post). Then come back and leave a comment.

I’d love it if you’d Google +1 … just because you’re nice. The button is just below this post.
This giveaway is open until midday 14 August 2011 (AEST) and is open to Australian residents only.

Disclaimer: No monetary compensation was given for this review. I did, however, receive a Morphy Richards Soup Maker to review. All opinions are my own or of my family, where applicable.

76 comments:

  1. I think I'd have to say my mom's Chinese soups. You can never really tell what's in them but they're always super tasty.

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  2. It's probably not that unusual but roasted capsicum is very yummy! And so easy to make :)

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  3. Tweeted

    https://twitter.com/#!/AKA_MrFrog/status/100890360791838720

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  4. Wow! I never heard of such a thing. Seems neat! Snapper soup.

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  5. And google + (Kellie Heitman)

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  6. Hmmm, most unusual soup... It's probably not unusual now, but I remember going to a Chinese restaurant with my Grandparents in the early 90's and having shark fin soup...

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  7. I don't think I have really eaten unusual soup. Probably Cauliflower soup.

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  8. have tweeted and google +'d

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  9. I once made a stew but added pickled pork and sausages and bacon.. Unusual but tasted ok... Was very surprised!
    Tracy Colton

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  10. i fell in love with soup when i went to vic 2yrs ago and for 7 days straight for dinner entree we had soup.its full nutrients and delicious at same time.love potato and leek soup with some croutons
    loredana b

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  11. When I was working in Bosnia (I was a civilian working for the Army), I got to eat at one of the Bosnian restaurants (it was rare that I got to leave the military compound and go outside). I had some kind of sheep brain soup. As long as I closed my mind down about what I was eating, I was okay. It tasted pretty good.

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  12. Avocado soup. It was terrible. Enough said.

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  13. Mmmmmm Sllllloup! I'd soooo love to win this....I love how you can do a litre of soup in as little as 15 minutes. Will +1 ya anytime hun *winks* Hugs Naomi

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  14. Just shared it on my FB wall. Hugs Naomi

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  15. I was once served a cold soup can't remember what was in it but remember not liking it....

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  16. My sister makes spinach soup which looks like slime, but tastes delicious! What a great machine!

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  17. Taco soup - delicious!

    But my favourite is German Potato soup made by husband.

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  18. I had Yellow Squash Soup, I know it is a very popular soup but I had to get use to it. My household is a huge soup consumption - I love so many but the first taste of Chicken Noodle is heaven.

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  19. I guess the most unusual soup I have had is carrot soup. If it was cold I think it would have been called carrot juice??? This sounds like a great idea & not one of those gadgets that just looks good on the shelf. Tracee xx

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  20. I've added this to Facebook & Google +1. Great giveaway! xx

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  21. I once made an electric green broccoli soup that the children treated like toxic waste! In my defense, it tasted pretty good!

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  23. I would say the most unusual soup I've ever eaten is taco soup with corn chips. It was very tasty though. I've added you to my Facebook and I shared about the giveaway. I would love to have this Soup Maker!

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  24. Awwww, I just noticed it's only for Australian residents only :(

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  25. Oh this looks cool. I think my hubby would even eat soup if i had something like this...
    My most unusual soup i have ever eaten is Cheese and Broccoli, Doesn't sound to unusal but when you make it it looks like baby spew but man it is so nice.

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  26. What a unique giveaway - I love it! Thanks for the chance to win. I had cucumber soup and raspberry soup on a cruise awhile back - they were both cold soups & very unusual to my midwest upbringing.

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  27. The soup maker sounds great. We love soup in our household as well. Pea & Ham soup is the most unusual soup I have eaten...some people love it but I found the texture too weird!!
    Penny Spreitzer

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  28. I love soup too - the most unusual that I have had is cold raspberry soup. It's kind of strange at first, but very good!

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  29. My mom makes fruit soup - a cold thick summer soup. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

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  30. Google reader and follower!

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  31. WOW that sounds like a great appliance to have. I have always loved soup! Growing up, money was scarce but I loved Mum's "economical" soup, which mainly consisted of onion/cabbage/carrot and bacon rinds! :) We had it at least once a week.

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  32. Great, soup is so warming when it's cold. I remember my aunty from HongKong visited us and made us a soup with chicken funny bits(can't remember exactly what they were but I don't think I could face them now) and swede. Despite that it was quite yaummy because I remember it and I'm pretty sure I asked for more. jil: weftandwarp (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  33. Wow! An interesting appliance. I usually use my crock pot for soups....

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  34. Menudo - probably not strange to everyone but it was to me. Let's just say I've had it ONCE.
    cjnid AT imaxmail DOT net

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  35. Looks like a great gadget! Chestnut soup is pretty amazing!

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  36. I've never heard of those soup makers before. Sounds like a great thing. Probably the most unusual soup I have had was carrot and orange. The orange just gave it a zing!

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  37. I would have to say one of my grandmother's soups. I never knew what was in those.

    Thank you for the chance to win this.

    agent_beckster(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  38. the most unusual soup I had was the first time I tried a homemade pumpkin soup, now I make it for myself every few months
    oooh, what a great handy little gadget ;-)
    please, Samelia's Mum, can I have some more :-)

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  39. The most unusual soup I had was butter mango soup, it was horrible.

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  40. tweet.http://twitter.com/#!/tcarolinep/status/101069588019679232

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  41. Google +1
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

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  42. I've made dhal soup (red lentil) before and quite like, especially with extra lemon juice in it, but DH is a confirmed meat eater and won't touch anything he thinks is a vegetarian meal. Lol, his loss!!
    Cheers,
    Robyn

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  43. I've never seen such a gadget... and I adore soup.... I think the most unusual was one my mum made using fairly old packet of soup mix... what she hadn't noticed was all the insects in there... that floated on top of the soup when it was served.... hmmmm... we had toast that night!!
    Hugz

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  44. sorry but I couldn't work out the Google+1 thingy....
    Hugz

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  45. Hmm....I have a long list of yummy soups but to be a little different.......Curried Pumpkin and Zuchini Soup is Delish!!!!!

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  46. Not that unusual to most people, but I had pea and ham soup ONCE. It tasted like one big mushed up pea. I don't like peas.... so it was the weirdest soup I'd ever tried

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  47. Pumpkin and chestnut soup. Fiddly but delicious. Found it in a newspaper years ago. Thanks for your post and the great give away.

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  48. As a very conservative soul, having ginger and cinnamon in a pumpkin soyp was very exotic. It is a favourite now.

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  49. The soup maker sounds wonderful, especially since I LOVE soup and it almost always feels like summer here in southern CA. So making soup is such a HOT project! The most unusual soup? I guess it would be a split pea soup, bought in a restaurant and the peas were all HARD. Still cannot figure out why no one, including me, complained about it! LOL! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  50. I'd lov eone of these with our winter not too far away.
    I made lettuce soup once many years ago, if I remember it was quite nice.....

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  51. I love soup and what a great idea a soup maker. My unusual soup would be pea and ham, though some people like it. I just can't take to the colour or taste.

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  52. Butternut squash, tried it because I was a fan of squash and hated the soup version
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  53. tweet
    http://twitter.com/#!/ChelleB36/status/101123886950789120
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  54. Have never heard of one of the soup machines before, great idea. Most unusual soup - apple & lettuce and it was delicious!

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  55. Ham and Mushroom soup, I don't know if its unusual but it tasted rather yummy. I'd love one these machines, I'd use it on our film night in the hall where we make soup instead of giving out glasses of wine in winter.

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  56. Earlier this year I found a recipe for Curried Peanut Soup with Banana Topping....it wasn't as bad as it sounds but I'm not sure I would make it again....

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  57. We eat soup a lot when it is colder. I don't usually make anything too unusual so I will have to say asparagus soup.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  58. My friend made a cold berry soup and just before we ate it she added a slug of chilled champagne. Heaven.
    I've not heard of this machine before. What a brilliant idea.

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  59. My b.i.l absolutely hates zucchini, so when we had him around for a dinner party, I cooked him Brie and "Courgette" soup. It was delicious and he asked for seconds. He didn't know a courgette and a zucchini were the same vegetable. hahaha.

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  60. From Gwyneth Paltrows book, a broccoli and rocket soup, delicious, though very hard too blend with only a stick blender. I think the Morphy Richards machine with be fantastic.

    I have google plus1 this :)

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  61. Just added it to facebook as well :)

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  62. I had Shark Fin soup in Singapore in 1976 - part of a celebration with a Singaporean couple for my 21st birthday. We were at a Chinese restaurant in a non tourist area so pretty sure it was authentic and delicious.

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  63. The 3 B soup (Beef, bean and bacon)
    only unusual because theres really no beef in it just beef stock.My favorite soup is potatoe and leek so delish.
    operationhotmother@hellokitty.com

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  64. Interesting soup I have made is one that has Mushroom, Bacon, Broccoli and Zucchini. Very yummo.

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  65. This sounds like my kind of soup maker :) Would love to win it :)
    Thanks hugs Vicki x

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  66. What a fabulous gadget! The most unusual soup I've ever made was Cream of Celery and Garlic soup. It wasn't as bad as it sounds, but I didn't become a fan.

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  67. Have a confession...have never actually made soup. My Mother never made soup. My Grandmother never made soup. Maybe a soup maker would be just the thing to start a new soupy tradition in our family? Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  68. The most unusual soup I've ever had was Shark Fin Soup made by an authentic Chinese Chef. It was FABULOUS. Yum! Would love to win your giveaway - sounds like my type of gadget!

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  69. Love the idea of soup in 15 mins. I leave the soup making to hubby who makes a mean pumpkin soup. YUM

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  70. Taco soup
    grandmatomato@yahoo.com
    Sndy

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  71. I had a soup called "Black Forest Escargot Soup" on a holiday to San Francisco once... it was strange and I normally find the thought of eating snails makes me queasy... but this was delicious!

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  72. for someone who loves soup as much as I...thanks for sharing this ...I am not sure if we have this in Canada..but I saw it on someones elses blog..fabulous my dear..

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