Beetroot and liquorice soup…with a twist. Our competition winners!

Posted on June 19th, 2012

A few weeks ago I posted a recipe competition – bloggers who blogged about one of the recipes from I Quit Sugar Cookbook had the chance to win three copies of my cookbook to give away to their readers.

beetroot and liquorice soup, photo by Susan Papazian

So many of you entered and it was so much fun looking at your dishes. But – in the words of a certain former MasterChef hostess – there can only be one (actually, three) winner(s). If I call out your name, could you please step forward…

Susan Papazian

Susan made the beetroot and liquorice soup, with ground fennel seeds. (I love the photography!) You can see Susan’s winning post here.

Megan from Veggies and me

Megan made the coriander pesto, and sweet potato soup (pictured below). I also loved the sneak peak into her backyard photography studio set up. You can see Megan’s winning post here.

 

Jessica from Live Healthy Simply

Jess made my chia pudding (image below). Jess eats no meat, dairy or egg, and said she was thrilled that my
cookbook contained so many recipes that are vegetarian and vegan friendly, and many more she could easily tweak. You can see Jess’ winning post here.

Susan, Megan, and Jessica – we’ll email you with your I Quit Sugar Cookbooks to give away! Congratulations!

Thank you again to everyone for all your cooking efforts. Some more great entries came in from Mother Nurture Me, Naomi, Tegan, Pure Health Guide, and Cinnamon Eats, if you’d like to check them out. Lovely stuff!

Haven’t bought the book yet? Simply click below. And if you had an idea for another way for your cooking efforts to be rewarded, feel free to let me know….

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  • Congrats to the winners, your dishes look absolutely amazing! Thanks for the mention Sarah, I love the cookbook and look forward to trying some more recipes from it 🙂

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  • Susan, Megan and Jessica great work! Your photography is just beautiful.

    And thank you to Sarah. Procrastination is the thief of time and I do believe I will ‘waste’ many previous hours looking at these great blogs.

    🙂

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    Jessica Nazarali Reply:

    Thanks Holly! Winning this comp has made me seriously want to improve my photography skills, how gorgeous are Susan’s and Megan’s photos!

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  • Beautiful entries! Congrats to the winners…you’ve inspired me to try those recipes 🙂

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  • Yum- beetroot and liquorice.

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  • Naz

    First of all a big congratulations to the winners! All of your posts look great & I’m sure your readers would love to win a copy of the book!

    Sarah thanks for mentioning my blog here, definitely very exciting and I’m looking forward to making more of your yummy recipes. 🙂

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  • Skinnyflatwhite

    Fabulous photography by all three winners! Congratulations

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  • Congratulations Susan, Megan and Jessica! Fantastic to see these amazing recipes come to life with such gorgeous photography!

    I was so inspired by Sarah and this competition – it gave me a good kick up the you know what to finally get my blog up and running…but I am such a beginner! It’s great to see so many like-minded people doing great things to promote beautiful, healthy food.

    Congrats again!
    Leah 🙂

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  • sami

    I LOVE that all of these are vegetarian! I plan to try all of them. Great work ladies and thanks Sarah for the inspiration.
    Now I’m looking forward to stalking these blogs for more ideas… 😉

    PS Sarah can you please change “sneak peak” to “sneak peek”? Drives me coco-bananas!

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    Jo Foster Reply:

    Hey Sami,
    Where is the ‘sneak peak’ error? Happy to fix! thanks, Jo

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  • Thank you so much for your kind words about the photography. I absolutely loved the recipes I have tried from Sarah’s book, especially the coriander pesto!
    Check out http://www.veggiesandme.com to win your own copy of the ebook.
    Megan xox

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  • Congrats Ladies!! You’re photography & take on Sarah’s recipes are awe worthy:) Thanks Sarah for providing us bloggers out there with this awesome opportunity & for mentioning http://www.tinksimplicity.com on here!!

    Sunshine & Sweetnessxxx

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  • Cate

    Hi Sarah, I’ve just made the gluten free power bars and used Stevia for the first time. I’m really surprised by how sweet it is. Recipe calls for 1 1/2 tablespoons and I’m wondering if should be teaspoons???

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    Robyn Reply:

    Hi Cate, I use Stevia a lot and you have to be a bit careful – it comes in many different forms with different strengths. The liquid drops are really intense (good to use with coffee but in fact the slice would be inedible with 1.5 tbs in it!), there is a concentrated powder and then there is something like natvia for baking which is teaspoon for teaspoon like sugar. Too much stevia can taste really bad!

    Thank you also to Sami for mentioning the peak/peek thing. Have had spelling related comments quickly deleted in the past so glad someone else mentioned it!

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    sami Reply:

    I know what you mean Robyn, people get ultra sensitive about it sometimes! But I don’t mention it to be mean or petty, just because I figure most mistakes just get missed and if no one mentions it the author would never know! If I had a blog I’d want stuff pointed out to me 🙂

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    Jo Foster Reply:

    Quite happy to have errors pointed out – then we can fix! Thank you!

  • Going through your cookbook deciding what I should make/bake this weekend…don’t think I’ve been this enthusiastic about cooking for a while, so cheers for the inspiration!

    P.S. I don’t get the whole spelling thing…your blog is about fabulous content, which you continue to deliver, not spelling 🙂

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    sami Reply:

    Hi Elizabeth Rose! There’s nothing snarky or mean about pointing out the spelling, some of us just get “thingy” about seeing mistakes everywhere these days, though we know most people aren’t bothered by them.
    Given that we spend so much time reading online content I guess it all accumulates… it’s like if you were reading a book and there were errors in every chapter. That would bother me!
    I don’t point out these things so that blog authors feel bad, just so that they are aware of them. They no doubt miss stuff because they publish so much, and that’s fair enough. If I had a blog I would love errors pointed out to me so that I could fix them! Meanwhile the content is great and I have no complaints, obviously 🙂 Sarah is a good writer and it really is nice to visit a blog and see so few spelling mistakes. Some seem to be plagued by it and frankly even if the content is good, I will stop reading if all I see are basic errors. Drives me crazy!

    PS feel free to pick apart my comment, I realise that by mentioning spelling I have opened myself up for criticism 😉

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    Elizabeth Rose Reply:

    Hi Sami! Oooh, I love a good banta (oops, I mean banter ;-)). Hehe.

    Fair enough, we all have our little things that bug us. I personally wouldn’t go so far as to ask an author or blogger to change it on a public forum – perhaps by email if it irks me that badly. I’ve just noticed that Sarah has deleted some of these comments before (much to the distress of the commentator!), which tells me she is either offended by these types of comments or perhaps thinks they’re irrelevant?

    Anyhoo, it’s obvious you think Sarah is great :-). And you’re entitled to your opinion of course!

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    Robyn Reply:

    Hi Sami and Elizabeth Rose, nice discussion and I love that it is all so polite.

    To be completely honest, I only worry about the spelling on this blog because I think there are certain professions that have a responsibility to spell properly.
    Journalism (like teaching) is absolutely one of them, and from what i understand, Sarah is a journalist.

    Unfortunately I think incorrect spelling can really distract from the message and damage the credibility of the messenger…..which is why I always check my husband’s correspondence and my children’s homework!!

    Call me old fashioned, you will never convince me that correct spelling should not be expected from a person who uses printed words for their livelihood….the everyday blogger I can totally forgive.

    All said with love and positivity and a friendly smile on my face….and potentially some typos……good feelings all round….:)…. I’m still loving the cookbook…..;) 🙂 !!!!

  • Well said Robyn. I do understand where you and Sami are coming from…I too am a little anal about spelling. To be honest, I haven’t noticed it on Sarah’s blog. But yes, it can be very distracting when that’s all you can see!

    I’m glad you pointed out that this discussion has been polite! It’s annoying and unnecessary when people try and get their point across with negativity and aggression!!! 🙂

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    sami Reply:

    Yes! Robyn you articulated exactly what I wanted to say, but I can never put my thoughts into words 🙂
    I’m enjoying this discussion, it’s much nicer than the usual slanging matches encountered online. I guess this blog attracts a higher calibre of commenter!

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