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Ladled: A Soup Cookbook Giveaway!

85 Comments 04 February 2013

Ladled: A Soup Cookbook Giveaway!

Doesn’t February make you want to snuggle up by the fire with a bowl of soup? Soup sounds so simple and comforting this time of year. Luckily for me, I have the perfect resource to chase away the wintertime blues. If you’re feeling super snuggly and in need of warming from the inside out, you’re going to want to check out Ladled: Nourishing Soups For All Seasons by Kimberly Harris. I’ve been cooking through this 300-page book and love it so much that I’m giving a copy to one of you!

I read this cookbook from cover to cover before stepping into the kitchen because I just couldn’t put it down. Every single recipe has one page of instructions and a full-page photo of the finished soup.

Full-page photos!

It even has a Thumbnail Recipe Table of Contents to help you select what you’ll be making next. Reading Ladled opened my eyes to the wide range of soup possibilities. Homemade soup really is for everyone. It’s inexpensive, nutrient-rich, and it can be hearty or delicate. There are soups with eggs and soups with noodles, rich broths and creamed soups.

My favorite creamed soup was Kimberly’s Butternut Apple Soup.

There are soups with grains and soups with beans. There are steaming soups and chilled soups, stocks and thick stews.

Kimberly’s Curried Beef Stew was a huge hit in our home.

There are traditional soups and less common grain porridges and rice congees. There are simple soups and soups for special occasions. With soup, there are endless possibilities, and Kimberly explores the full range in Ladled.

Kimberly calls herself a traditionalist cook because she uses traditional recipes, ingredients, and methods. Her warm personality matches the nourishing nature of her lovingly crafted recipes. She isn’t just a cook. She’s an encourager and a teacher.

While Ladled isn’t a gluten-free cookbook I found most recipes to be naturally gluten free. And the recipes are labeled:”Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegetarian-Friendly, Budget-Friendly, GAPS-Friendly, and Quick Recipe to meet your dietary, budget, and time needs.

But Ladled is far more than a recipe book. It’s an homage to soup. Within it’s pages you’ll find history, instructions for and rationale behind sprouting and soaking grains, an ingredient guide to learn things like which are the healthiest oils to use and how to use them properly. There are sections dedicated to kitchen tools and basic techniques with picture directions. You’ll learn how to chop and onion, mince garlic, slice and dice carrots, celery, potatoes, and leeks. But then there are also instructions for less common kitchen tasks like making carrot and zucchini noodles, making sprouted noodles, and shelling fresh fava beans. There’s something to learn for everyone, even those who live in the kitchen.

Ladled is a must-have for every kitchen. It would be a perfect gift for a new bride or a housewarming gift. What could be more welcoming than soup?

And now for the giveaway! Would you like to win a copy of Ladled? All you have to do is make a comment below to enter. You can leave up to 4 entries today by answering 2 dish questions and letting me know in separate comments that you shared the giveaway on Twitter (tagging @glutenfreecat) and “liked” Gluten-Free Cat’s Facebook page.

Giveaway Guidelines:

  • This giveaway is limited to U.S. residents 18 and older.
  • Enter by leaving a comment on this post.
  • You are limited to 4 entries.
  • The giveaway begins February 4, 2013 and ends at 11:59 pm central time on February 8, 2013.

No purchase is necessary.  Odds of winning are based on the number of entries.  The winner will be randomly chosen and will be contacted by email.  The winner will have 48 hours to respond.  If the winner does not respond, a new winner will be randomly chosen.

Readers, dish!

  • Why would you like to win Ladled?
  • What is your favorite kind of soup?
  • Creamy, chunky, delicate, or hearty?
  • If you win, for whom would you make that first pot of soup?

Your Comments

85 Comments so far

  1. Cara says:

    I would love to win Ladled because I have been wanting to cook more soups, but lack the inspiration on what ingredients to mix!

  2. Cara says:

    I love hearty and chuncky in the winter and creamy and delicate in the summer. :)

  3. Sandra Simkins says:

    I would like to win ladled to be inspired to make new soups recipes ! I love chunky soups with lots of fresh veggies!
    My first pot out of Ladled would be for Dear Husband !
    I love cookbooks for new ideas!

  4. Sandra Simkins says:

    I liked “Gluten Free Cats” Facebook page

  5. Kristie Moats says:

    Looks like a cookbook that would be well used in my house. My Husband loves soup, and we just planted our first fava beans.

  6. S Wallace says:

    I love soup!!! Always looking for recipes for great new soup to make and there are not too many cookbooks just about soup so I would love to win this :)

  7. tiffany says:

    i would love to win ladled because i am a cookbook junkie….and i love soup…and i love getting great inspiration from the beautiful recipes that people publish!!

  8. tiffany says:

    my favorite kind of soup is a chunky tomato bisque…it’s a grown up version of a childhood favorite!!

  9. Vanessa says:

    “Good soup is one of the prime ingredients of good living. For soup can do more to lift the spirits and stimulate the appetite than any other one dish.”
    Louis P. De Gouy

  10. I would love to win Ladled! I have heard nothing but fabulous things about the book, recipes, pictures…And up here in Ski Town nourishing soup is all I am craving these days!

  11. Shannon says:

    I would love to add this beautiful book to my kitchen.

  12. Debra says:

    If I win Ladled, I would make my first pot of soup for my GF/CF son! He’s an adventurous eater and will try just about anything once! Very rewarding to cook for him!

  13. Deb says:

    I would love to win Ladled. I love finding new gluten free soup recipes that help me with my diet restrictions/sensitivities as well as my son’s as he is kosher! I have LIKED Gluten Free Cat on Facebook and also shared her page with another friend who is eating RAW. Thanks!

  14. Tracy Smith says:

    I would love to win this cookbook! Because of my food sensitivities, my whole family is going organic/unprocessed eating. I love soups, so this would make an awesome addition to my life!

  15. Debra says:

    I would like to win Ladled because I’m always looking for healthy, Gluten Free options that my whole family can enjoy. And soup is such a versatile meal… great for leftovers and rushed nights between baseball practice and classes, etc .

  16. Debra says:

    I liked Gluten Free Cat’s FB page!

  17. Tracy Smith says:

    I am gluten free and dairy free, this cookbook would be awesome!

  18. Casandra F. says:

    Potatoe with ham

  19. Karen says:

    I would be excited to win “Ladled” because I love soup and am always looking for new recipes. My favorite soup is Cheeseburger Soup, which was easily converted to gluten-free when I was diagnosed. Creamy, chunky, delicate or hearty – all favorites! First pot of soup would be for my husband, who is also appreciative of a good bowl of soup.

  20. Maureen says:

    Soup is the go to meal for my family anytime of the year but especially in the winter.

  21. Michele says:

    I love soup!!! since going gluten free I can honestly say I haven’t attempted any soup recipes yet. I also have a celery allergy and most restaurants use a vegetable base so no soup for me!

  22. Janet says:

    I would love to win. Thanks :)

  23. I enjoy soups but other than some basics like chicken, I find them intimidating. (Why? They look easy :)

  24. I’m with Cara – I like hearty soups in the winter and lighter soups in the summer. I have a chicken thawing in the fridge for a hearty chicken soup tomorrow :)

  25. Dani says:

    Both my kids have food allergies and soups are meals that I can make and freeze so I don’t have to cook for hours every night. We just started Oral Immunotherapy for their food allergies and we have to drive from Palm Beach to Raleigh 2 times a month for the first year and then once a month for another year. Having frozen soup on hand makes things much simpler then having to bring things to cook for the 3 days we are traveling twice a month. We all love soups but I’m running out of different nutritious recipes. We like hearty and simple recipes. We love flavorful soups.

  26. Nicole says:

    I love soup! The cookbook looks fantasitc, would love to get a copy. Thanks

  27. Valerie says:

    I would love to win Ladeled to increase my rotation of healthy filling soups.

  28. Valerie says:

    My favorite soup is green pepper soup or a vegetable soup recipie from my grandmother.

  29. ashley says:

    I liked Gluten Free Cat’s facebook!

  30. Valerie says:

    Creamy, chunky, delicate, or hearty I like them all! Depends on my mood and the weather. I love hearty soups that are chunky especially in the winter.

  31. Valerie says:

    If I win the first recipie would be made for my husband and children.

  32. ashley says:

    I would love to win ladled because I often like to make it and freeze it for an easy meal. Especially in the winter months, it is something I eat often.

  33. ashley says:

    My favorite kind of soups are any with lots of veggies! I love how they taste in soups and it fills me up! I also love love love chili, but I don’t know if that would be considered a “soup” :)

  34. Valerie says:

    My family eats alot of soup. I would love to have some new ideas/recipes!!!

  35. Lois says:

    I would love to add this wonderful sounding book to my cookbook collection. Soup is the most versatile and nutritious dish to prepare. Lunch is almost always soup and a side salad, along with a piece of crusty bread. thank you for this opportunity.

  36. My favourite soups are hearty and chunky, meal in a bowl kind of soups.

  37. Anita Johnson says:

    I love soup. I always have one cooking but I am in need of some serious inspiration because I am getting bored :)

  38. My favourite soup of all-time is a bit difficult to determine… I really like my warming red lentil and rice soup with caramelized onions.

  39. Lois says:

    I liked Gluten free cat on Facebook

  40. Lois says:

    If I won the book Ladeled, my first pot of soup would be for me! (and hubby of course).

    I love all types of soup but my most favorite is French Onion soup with sweet, caramelized onions and melted Gruyere cheese – yum!

  41. Sarah says:

    Liked you on FB!

  42. Sarah says:

    Also, I can’t pick a favorite-textured soup. I love experimenting with different types, and I think this book would be perfect for that! I must admit the first soup I made would be all for me, though I may let others sample it…

  43. Sabrina says:

    I would love to win Ladled because I love soup and would love some good soup recipes!

  44. Cindy W. says:

    This sounds like a great book. I love to make soup during the winter.

  45. Nancy Morser says:

    I love soup and make it several times a week, freezing the left overs for next time. You’re doing a great job, Heather. Thanks for your efforts.

  46. April says:

    Like many others, I’ve been wanting this book for a long time because the soups all sound incredible! Thanks!

  47. April says:

    At the moment, my mom’s untraditional healthified korean pine nut jook! :)

  48. April says:

    Depends, but generally thick, creamy and smooth!

  49. April says:

    My family!

  50. Robyn says:

    This book is on my list. I loooove soup! I need more soup ideas. I would love to win this book. Thanks for the chance.

  51. Robyn says:

    Favorite soup…veggie soups.

  52. Robyn says:

    Hearty soups that warm you up and make you feel nourished.

  53. Robyn says:

    Soup for me and my 5 year old son.

  54. Amanda says:

    I would make soup for my fried Nicole who told me about the contest and for my friend Gloria who has given me many recipes and encouragement about making soup.

  55. Amanda says:

    I like creamy soups but today I made chicken and rice soup from scratch because I am fighting a cold.

  56. Amanda says:

    I “liked” the Gluten Free Cat Page on Facebook! :)

  57. Lisa says:

    I would love to win Ladled, soups are so versatile and hearty. I love getting new recipes and making them for my family. I think my favorite soup is chicken dumpling soup.

  58. Lisa says:

    We love soup! Hot soup, chilled soup, hearty soup, creamy soup, all kinds! :))

  59. TammyTLC says:

    Love soup and would love this book!

  60. Deborah says:

    I’d love this book! I’m in a soup rut, always the same old, same old. I need new inspiration.

  61. Diana says:

    I want to win because I am not good at soup making!

  62. emily says:

    I would love to win Ladled because I will use any excuse to use my fancy new blender to make creamy soups with. We all love butternut apple soup andmy family always loves it when I come up with new recipes so they’ll definitely be the first to try it out if I win.

  63. Karol says:

    I would like to win this because I love soups and am always looking for great new recipes for them. I tend to fall into a soup rut, where I make the same 3 or 4 soups. Would love to try some new ones.

  64. Karol says:

    My favorite kind of soup is a delicious hearty chicken and vegetable soup with either noodles or rice.

  65. Karol says:

    I love all soups. I tend to prefer hearty in the winter and delicate in the summer. And creamy every once in a while :)

  66. Karol says:

    I’d make the first pot of soup for me and my hsuband.

  67. Renee G says:

    I’d love to win ladled because most of the soups I make are kinda dull.

  68. Renee G says:

    My favorite soup is cream of potato.

  69. Renee G says:

    I love creamy soups.

  70. Renee G says:

    My first pot of soup would be for my son and husband.

  71. amber says:

    This book looks amazing, Heather! You know I love my soups. I would love to have this book in my collection. Thanks for the great giveaway. :-)


  72. amber says:

    If I win…first pot of soup will be for my family. :-)

  73. amber says:

    And I already like GFC on FB :-)

  74. Jennifer says:

    I love making a HUGE pot of soup and freezing it in single sized portions. I can grab one on the way out the door for those days I don’t have time to pack a lunch.

  75. Deb says:

    I want to make soup and would love to find a recipe in Ladled!!!

  76. Tracy says:

    I’ve recently realized that soup can be a wonderful meal! It was always, at best, a side dish. I would LOVE the chance to explore the wide variety of health in a bowl through Ladled!

  77. Kim L says:

    i tweeted about the giveaway

  78. Kim L says:

    I like cramy soups, like roasted red pepper….yum

  79. Kim L says:

    I love new ideas and recipes for soup and Ladled would be great for that

  80. Meryl says:

    I love soup, especially chicken noodle.

  81. Louis says:

    My favorite is split pea.

  82. Sarah says:

    If I won this cookbook I would make soup for my cat!!! Just kidding, I don’t have a cat, the soup would be for me and my family. :) My favorite gluten free recipes are split pea and lentil, but I would love to learn more!

  83. Leona says:

    I would love to win Ladled for the very reason that I start my day out everyday with a hot bowl of soup. I like all kinds of soup, but prefer one with lots of hot broth. Does the body good. The first pot of soup would go directly in my fridge for my wake-up call. I would share the recipe with my friends. Thank you.

  84. Mariangela says:

    It would be great to have soup ideas at a moments notice by having this book. I love broth type soups and use them as my energy drink thru the day! Very powerful stuff! My first soup from the book would probably just be for me but I entertain often too and have many opportunities to “share”!

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I'm a curious girl, wife, teacher, fitness fanatic, gluten-free foodie, high-raw vegan, and Mama Cat living in NYC. I've made the transition from baking and cooking gluten-free to creating raw vegan recipes that are naturally gluten free. My gluten intolerance opened up my diet to a whole new world of nutritious plant-based foods. While I'm not 100% vegan, it's my favorite way to eat, and making and sharing raw foods makes me giddy. Living in the City has its joys and challenges, and I enjoy sharing my experiences with you.

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