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Saturday, September 29, 2012

Blendtec Giveaway! {Giveaway Closed}

The winner of the Blendtec blender is:

CONGRATULATIONS!!



I’ve got a great giveaway for you this weekend! One Plain Chicken reader will win Blendtec’s new Designer Series Total Blender with Wildside Jar plus Twister Jar retails over $600!


Click below to enter to win this awesome blender!




This Blendtec blender has been engineered to bring a whole new level of beauty and functionality to the high-end blender category.  The Designer Series will complement your kitchen. The sleek shape, vibrant interface and tasteful hues will beautify your home.

The touch area has illuminated, easy to read, universal icons that enable effortless selection of the signature blend cycles. These cycles are optimized to deliver great blends with a single touch. The revolutionary new slider interface gives you absolute control over your blender’s speed. Precise touch sensors give you every bit of control you deserve. Touch anywhere on the slider to jump right to any speed, and slide your finger up and down to fine tune your blend. Blendtec’s expert engineering team invented a revolutionary new air-flow design that keeps the blender cooler. A cooler motor means longer life!


There is also a cookbook included with the blender with TONS of great recipes.  I have my eye on the Roasted Tomato Sauce and Blender Brownies!

For a great video and more information on the Designer series see Blendec.com

Blendtec’s new Twister Jar is also included in the giveaway.  It is great for making Nut Butters, Hummus, Baby Food, Dips, Thick Shakes, Dressings and more! Best of all, it’s compatible with all Blendtec Home Blenders.

To see a great video and more information on the Twister Jar click HERE.

Here’s How To Enter: 

1. Leave a comment on this post and tell me "What’s your favorite recipe to make in a blender?” I need some ideas!

BONUS ENTRIES:

2. Like Plain Chicken on Facebook and leave a comment on this post that you did (or already do).

3. Follow @PlainChicken on Twitter and leave a comment on this post that you did (or already do).

4. Like Blendtec on Facebook and leave a comment on this post that you did (or already do).

5. Follow Blendtec on Twitter and leave a comment on this post that you did (or already do).

That is a total of 5 chances to win this awesome blender!

The giveaway is open until Friday, October 5th @ 11:59PM CDT.

The giveaway is only open to USA and Canada residents. Be sure a valid email address is included with your comment(s). Winner will be chosen randomly and announced on this post. We will email the winner and if the winner doesn’t respond in 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen. Product will be shipped by Blendtec. Good luck!

Disclosure: This giveaway is being provided by Blendtec, but our opinions are our own.

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1,302 comments:

  1. First! I'm not much for cooking with blenders. My daughter, however, is a smoothie junkie. Her favorite is frozen strawberries with a touch of Limade. Simple and delicious!

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  2. Hi, I just followed you on Twitter.

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  3. Just followed Blendtec on Twitter. Love to win this blender. It looks great!

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  4. Me too with smoothies. I love smoothies for breakfast. Or banana 'ice cream.'

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  5. I am big on making smoothies for me and the kids (great way to hide some veggies!). I would love to make nut butters in a blender but mine can't handle it...however I've heard Blendtec can.

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  6. Good Morning (-: Nice giveaway ! I have done all of the entries .

    {2. Like Plain Chicken on Facebook and leave a comment that you did (or already do).

    3. Follow @PlainChicken on Twitter and leave a comment that you did (or already do).

    4. Like Blendtec on Facebook and leave a comment that you did (or already do).

    5. Follow Blendtec on Twitter and leave a comment that you did (or already do).
    My facebook : https://www.facebook.com/ann.turner.3950178?ref=tn_tnmn

    My Twitter : https://twitter.com/turner0008

    And a great recipe I found for

    Roasted Garlic Hummus
    Makes about 1 1/2 cups

    For Roasted Garlic you will need:

    1 bulb garlic
    1 tablespoon butter
    1 teaspoon lemon juice, divided
    kosher salt
    For Hummus you will need:

    1 (15.5 ounce) can garbanzo beans, juice reserved
    2 tablespoons tahini
    2 teaspoons lemon juice
    1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
    1 tablespoon olive oil
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    paprika

    Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

    Cut 1/4 inch off the top of the bulb of garlic to expose the cloves beneath, but do not peel the garlic, you want to roast it in the skin. Place clove on a piece of aluminum foil, place butter on top, pour lemon juice over the garlic and sprinkle with kosher salt. Bring up all sides of aluminum foil and twist together to close. Cook for 60 minutes or until garlic cloves are soft and golden in color. Allow to cool.

    When the garlic is cool enough to touch, use a fork to remove the cloves and add them to the blender. Next add garbanzo beans, tahini and lemon juice. Puree until smooth. Add 3 tablespoons of reserved garbanzo bean juice. Puree. If you would like a thinner dip, add a little more of the reserved juice.
    Transfer hummus to a bowl, stir in kosher salt.
    In a small saucepan heat olive oil over medium heat. When hot, add minced garlic and cook for 30-60 seconds or until fragrant but not browned. Pour garlic oil into hummus. Stir. Sprinkle with paprika. Serve.
    I like using a blender rather than a food processor due to sometimes the processor food will go too high wile processing , with a blender you have more control over what and how much you can put in without a huge mess .
    Not to mention , my blender is ancient . LOL
    Thanks so much for the oppertunity to win ,
    Have a beautiful day !
    Deb

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  7. Smoothies. Always smoothies. But I could also learn something new :)

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  8. My blender is so old that I am lucky it still works at all. It was a wedding gift (30 years!). I love to make smoothies with fresh or frozen fruit and greek yogurt. And our Christmas tradition is to make chocolate milkshakes on Christmas Eve! I would love to win this baby! Keep cooking!

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  9. Back again! Am now totally connected to you and to Blendtec! Crossing my fingers that I win!

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  10. I just liked you on Facebook.

    (love your blog and recipes!)

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  11. I just liked Blendtec on facebook. :)

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  12. Sadly, I don't have a blender so I don't have a favorite recipe. But I would love to have one so I can make some of the yummy smoothie recipes I see eveywhere! Or chocolate milk shakes. Yum!

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  13. I liked on Facebook you and Blendtec!

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  14. I like to make a chicken and red lentil stew in the blender. It's from the South Beach Diet cookbook. You blend half of the red lentils and it makes the soup creamy and thick!

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  15. We love smoothies in this house and make about three a day! Ours include any fruit/veggie combo and then french vanilla greek yogurt or Kiefer, coconut oil and flaxseed. Kids love them too!

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  16. I love cafe rio recipes and the cilantro ranch dressing for the salads is so good and made in a blender. Just google cafe rio and you will get a ton of recipes. Yum!

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  17. Wow Steph what a great give away - my favorite blender recipe is strawberry margaritas. Recipe here - http://bigdudesramblings.blogspot.com/2012/06/chili-powder-part-2-margaritas-101.html

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  18. my favorite thing to make is a mock orange or strawberry Julius! I make it into a protein shake by adding in Greek yogurt or sometimes soy protein, but the key ingredient is the vanilla.

    I also liked you on Facebook :-)

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  19. my favorite thing to make is a mock orange or strawberry Julius! I make it into a protein shake by adding in Greek yogurt or sometimes soy protein, but the key ingredient is the vanilla.

    I also liked you on Facebook :-)

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  20. I have a terrible blender,but I like to blend the lumps out of my gravy. I also use it to make a classic smoothie- yogurt, frozen berries and a splash of apple or orange juice.

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  21. I also liked your Facebook page!

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  22. Great blog! Your recipes fit my lifestyle and tastes. My favorite blender recipe is a white bean dip I found online.

    1 (15.5 oz) can white beans (cannelloni or great northern are great)
    2 cloves garlic
    2 T lemon juice
    1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
    1/4 cup parsley (cilantro is great as well)
    Salt
    Pepper
    I also like to add some red pepper flakes and cayenne for the extra kick and flavor

    Serve with your favorite dipping vessel. The original recipe recommends pita chips:
    Cut pita bread into wedges
    Drizzle with olive oil, oregano and garlic powder
    Bake at 350 until golden (8-10 minutes)

    I also liked Plain Chicken and Blendtec on Facebook.

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  23. Sadly enough I've never owned a blender so I don't have a favorite recipe. But! If I did have a blender, I have a whole bunch of stock-piled recipes just waiting to be made and I think I would start with a frozen hot chocolate - I've been wanting to make one of those for years!

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  24. And I follow Blendtec on Twitter!

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  25. I like to make smoothies with greek yogurt and fresh fruit and honey. But my blender isn't very good. :(

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  26. I just liked you on Facebook! So glad to have found your blog. :-)

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  27. I love making fresh hummus and other dips with a blender. Great giveaway!

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  28. I love to make smoothies and mix up my Dutch baby mix in the blender!

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  29. Don't make much in blenders unless they contain tequila or rum, but we do like smoothies! Cool blender!

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  30. I use my (old) blender for a lot of things but mainly for all things needing to be smooth. lol Great for Alfredo sauce, gravies, etc. I also use it for the typical shakes, smoothies, and 'adult beverages'. :-)

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  31. My favorite recipe to make in a blender is Hollandaise.

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  32. I liked Plain Chicken in Facebook.

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  33. I follow Plain Chicken on Facebook

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  34. I follow Plain Chicken on Twitter

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  35. I've also started following you on Twitter - I'm 711Mum. :-)

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  36. Frozen B52's and also flan and cheesecake(flan-like).

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  37. I love to make smoothies for breakfast.....and my daughter loves milkshakes so this would be great to make homemade milkshakes.

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  38. I follow plain chicken on facebook

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  39. I follow plain chicken on Twitter!!

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  40. I love any kind of smoothie but I think strawberry banana is my fave.

    lag110 at mchsi dot com

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  41. I make german mustard in my blender - it is great!

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  42. I love to make roasted salsa verde in the blender, so yummy!

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  43. Protein gives me the shakes when they dont mix well. A good blender is a must.

    Liked on FB

    Following on twitter in 5,4,3,2,......

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  44. I would like to make adult beverages and ice cream drinks.

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  45. Just liked Plain Chicken on Facebook.

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  46. We love pureed vegetable soups. I make all kinds - carrot, butternut squash,broccoli, whatever I have on hand. When I cook the veggies in broth, I add about two tb uncooked rice to the pot along with seasonings and usually onions. When its cooked, I blend everything in the blender. The cooked rice (cook it til its really soft) thickens the soup. It gives a much silkier texture than using potatoes.

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  47. I just liked you and Blendtec on Facebook.

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  48. I like Plain Chicken on FB.

    lag110 at mchsi dot com

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  49. Definitely adult drinks and smoothies!! Great way to get greens in!

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  50. I already like Blendtec on FB.

    lag110 at mchsi dot com

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  51. Hands down, smoothies. And purees for soups.

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  52. Hey Stephanie! Thanks for a great give-a-way! I have been a follower of yours on FB for quite a while!

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  53. I follow Plain Chicken on FB. :) Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  54. Hey Stephanie! I follow Blendtec on FB!

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  55. I love really thick smoothies.

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  56. I am following plain chicken on twitter

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  57. Wow! Neat give away! I would use it to make frozen lattes in the summer. It would also be perfect for the drink my husband makes with nopalitos. This time of year it would be perfect for mixing up Pumpkin Pie! Tks!

    kraftychic@stx.rr.com

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  58. Love to usemy blender for getting fresh peaches just a little bit blended for use in my peach ice cream!

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  59. I am now following you on twitter!

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  60. I now follow Blentec on twitter!

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  61. Smoothies! I save over ripe fruit in the freezer throughout the year and pull it out when I need it!

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  62. Favorite blender recipe....two things I prefer:

    Breakfast Fruit/veggie smoothie - 1 cup almond milk, 1 banana, 1 apple, 1 peach, 2 cups spinach, 1/4 avocado, and any other fruit I have on hand.

    Oatmeal sweet potato waffles - blend oatmeal to make a flour, add egg whites and cooked sweet potato, cinnamon, little brown sugar, splash of vanilla, dash of nutmeg and ginger. Depending on the quantity I make, I will adjust the amounts of oatmeal and egg whites to reach the right consistency. Pour into waffle iron, mine takes about 4 minutes.

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  63. One of my favorite smoothies:
    1 frozen banana
    3 large kale leaves stems removed
    1 c almond milk
    1 T chia seeds
    1 stevia packet
    1/4 c raw cashew pieces
    1-2 cups ice

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  64. Followed @PlainChicken on Twitter.

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  65. I followed blendtec on twitter

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  66. I already like plain chicken on fb

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  67. I use a blender to make protein shakes all the time. My favorite protein powder is Champion Protein Whey Stack, chocolate flavor. I scoop of powder, half of frozen banana (freezer is stocked), peanut butter (or P2B powder), and a squirt or two of choc syrup for good measure. Toss in a couple ice cubes, blend.....and breakfast is served!

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  68. I like to make my soups and pizza sauce and of course smoothies.

    katiemur@gmail.com

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  69. I like Plain Chicken on FB.

    katiemur@gmail.com

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  70. I like Blendtec on FB.

    katiemur@gmail.com

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  71. I follow Blendtec on Twitter.

    katiemur@gmail.com

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  72. I now follow Blendtec on FB too.

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  73. I follow Plain Chicken on Twitter.

    katiemur@gmail.com

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  74. my favorite blender concoction is a banana/chocolate milkshake...nom nom.
    but i use it most to make frozen fruit/protein powder smoothies for my son.
    thanks for the chance to win.

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  75. My favorite thing to make in a blender....margaritas. I gave not tried the blender for cooking, maybe because mine is 20+ years old. I also liked you and blendtec on fb.

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  76. Since I have a Lap Band, I would make smoothies.
    I have liked you on facebook for some time now.

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  77. My favorite things to make in a blender is smoothies and orange juliese. I need a new blender too as mine broke a while back. This looks awesome! Thanks!

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  78. My favorite things to make in a blender is smoothies and orange juliese. I need a new blender too as mine broke a while back. This looks awesome! Thanks!

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  79. I liked Plain Chicken on Facebook!

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  80. I like to make gazpacho, or use it to blend the cooked vegetables when I make cream of cauliflower or broccoli soup. This puts my old little blender to shame - thanks for the chance to win it!
    ellen(at)myerly(dot)net

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  81. I love blending strawberry margaritas! Would sure love a new blender though!
    Evin5 at aol dot com

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  82. Would have to be smoothies but also comes in handy when blending ingred for salsa's etc. Thanks

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  83. I like to use blenders to puree veggies for soup and stews since we don't like big chunks in soup.

    karen608 at yahoo dot com

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  84. We use ours to make salsa. Delicious, quick, and easy!

    jemr2@aol.com

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  85. I like to make smoothies with pineapple juice, yogurt, frozen cherries, pineapples and peaches. It is delicious and very feeling.

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  86. Like you on Facebook. jemr2@aol.com

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  87. We love Smoothies and making Cinnamon Banana. French toast batter. Two spotted bananas, a teaspoon of cinnamon and we dip raisin bread into the batter after placing it into platter for dipping purposes. A bit of butter and after browning on both sides top with maple syrup or unsweetened apple sauce. I sometimes make up a whole loaf and then replace them in their bread bag and put it into the freezer to make a quick breakfast in the morning.Our blender is our original !(!(!()

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  88. Following you on twitter. jemr2@aol.com

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  89. Following blendtec on twitter. jemr2@aol.com

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  90. Butternut squash soup, smoothies

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  91. I like to make smoothies or milkshakes in the blender.

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  92. What a great giveaway! I made an awesome tomato basil soup in a blender once, but the most frequent thing I make in my blender are green monster smoothies! Yum!

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  93. My favorite recipe is Raspberry Daiquiri!

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  94. I love making homemade peanut butter! So much healthier and yummier than the store bought stuff!

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  95. I am now following Blendtec on FB!

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  96. I already like Plain Chicken on Facebook.

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  97. smoothie with frozen banana and an orange

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  98. I already follow @PlainChicken on Twitter.

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  99. I already like Blendtec on Facebook.

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  100. I already follow Blendtec on Twitter.

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  101. Try making muffins in a blender! The blender grinds oats into a oat flour for gluten free muffins. While I personally don't have to worry about gluten in my diet, I just think it's fun to make a batter in a blender! I also love to have green smoothies each morning! Here's a muffin recipe I like: http://travisjessjones.blogspot.com/2012/03/banana-oatmeal-muffins.html

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  102. I only make smoothies in my cheap blender at the moment. I just followed plain chicken and blentec on twitter

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  103. I use my blender to make my kids Scrambled Green Eggs and Ham. Toss a couple of eggs, a splash of milk, and a handful of spinach into the blender, then cook it up in a skillet alongside some ham. They get a kick out of it and don't even care that there is spinach in it. :)

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  104. There are so many things I would make,I have wild garlic that I love to make garlic paste, Homemade dressings, pumpkin soup served in a roasted pumpkin bowl with pumpkin bread. I could go on for ever. Thanks for the chance to win and I hope I do. I heard so many good things about the BlendTec. cjbrick@ymail.com

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  105. I liked Plain Chicken on fb :)

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  106. I liked plain chicken on Facebook
    I liked Blendtek on Facebook
    Am following Plain Chicken on Twitter.
    I like to use a blender to mix my hot peppers into my hot ketchup.

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  107. i love making smoothies and pestos and other sauces

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  108. We make a freezer bag up with fruit, yogurt, honey - then later dump it into the blender with some ice for a 'ready-to-make' smoothie. Yummy!

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  109. The favorite thing I make in my blender is orange julius. My son regularly asks for that.

    I have completed the 4 other entries as well.

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  110. My blender is garbage, so I don't have any great blender recipes. Back when it was slightly more functional I would use it to puree lentil soup, and mix the batter for popovers.

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  111. I love blending soups and sauces, but lately I've been blending loads of babyfood. This blender is certainly nicer than what I've been using!

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  112. I follow Plain Chicken on facebook!

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  113. I burned up my last blender years ago while making hummus. I would love to win this and be able to make my own again!

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  114. I would use the blendtec to make Boiled Peanut Hummus or some really good smoothies or blender drinks

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  115. I love to make smoothies and malts. I also use my blender for canning recipes. I also liked you on facebook. Thank you!

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  116. Following Plain Chicken on Twitter

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  117. I already "like" Plain Chicken on fb and get your daily emails. I pretty much pin all your recipes to my Pinterest boards. I "like" Blendtec on fb. Smoothies are a staple with me but homemade cranberry sauce at Thanksgiving is another favorite.

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  118. I have only made fruit smoothies with my blender as it is not that strong...but would love to win this blender...I would beable to try many different things

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  119. I like to use a blender for "ice cream" made with frozen bananas! I change it up by adding various frozen fruit. It really does taste like a custard-y ice cream!

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  120. We love Blender Pancakes at our house!

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  121. I "liked" Plain Chicken on Facebook!

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  122. My fav recipe for the blender is whole wheat pancakes

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  123. I don't have a regular blender any more. We wore it out. I got a Bullet blender 2 years ago and it is not big enough to do much in. My favorite thing is to put sugar free vanilla pudding mix in w/1/2 milk and a small container of fruity lowfat yogurt (frozen). Sometimes I add a little more fruit and sometimes ice. Just depends. I tend to play swap the cup and combine. Sometimes I drink and sometimes put it in the freezer in little cups or popsicle tubes. Children love them. Just use your favorite fruit. Also, you can use different kinds of pudding for variety. I have used banana pudding and added a banana w/pecans on top.

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  124. I Follow Blendtec on Twitter. cjbrick@ymail.com

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  125. Cilantro dip/dressing

    1 cup buttermilk
    1 cup mayo
    1 bunch cilantro
    1 jalapeño pepper, seeded if you don't like too much spice
    1 packet ranch dressing mix (buttermilk type)

    Vroom in blender and pop in fridge to thicken. Serve as a dip with tortilla chips or drizzle over enchiladas, tostadas, grilled chicken or as a dressing for a tex mex salad! Yummy stuff.

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  126. I followed Plain Chicken on twitter!

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  127. Patricia likes Plain Chicken on Facebook.

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  128. I like to make smoothies and frozen drinks. But I have always had a bad blender so with a better blender I might be able to make a whole lot more!!

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  129. Hard to find chocolate malts these days so I like to make my own:

    Vanilla ice cream
    milk
    malt powder (I put in extra powder to give it that real malty taste)

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  130. I follow Plain Chicken on facebook!

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  131. @grannyhoff follows Plain Chicken on Twitter.

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  132. I make protein smoothies in my $5 blender. So far my fav. is w/ dark choc almond milk w/ frozen strawberries!

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  133. I follow Plain Chicken on Twitter!

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  134. Patricia likes Blendtec on Facebook.

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  135. @grannyhoff follows Blendtec on Twitter.

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  136. My personal favorite is the savory pumpkin soup that my husband makes. Stock, chopped pumpkin, carrot and sweet potato, garlic, a red bell pepper cooked until the veggies are soft and then blended together ... so easy and delicious!

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  137. Followed you on Facebook, finally & added you to my Twitter feed.

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  138. I like to use a blender to make my own mayonnaise and salad dressings. Smoothies are also wonderful, and something healthy I can get my son to ingest. :)

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  139. Dressings/dips......poblano ranch mmmmm!

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  140. Fresh fruit smoothies! Always sneaking spinach into them!

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  141. This could not have come at a better time, I just blew the motor in my cheap blender! My favorite thing to make is a green smoothie:
    Two handfuls baby spinach
    One banana
    A cup of strawberries
    Some blueberries
    Almond milk
    Ice
    Blend till smooth!

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  142. I love to make milkshakes!

    shelly8806@hotmail.com

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  143. I like you on FB.

    shelly8806@hotmail.com

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