6.24.2010

mango raspberry summer soup and a cookbook giveaway!

Lately, I've been thinking that there aren't nearly enough giveaways going on here at the Ungourmet. Lucky for me...and for you, Amazon Encore sent me this wonderful book, The Berry Bible for review. They even threw in an extra copy for me to give away. Pretty darn exciting! . The author, Janie Hibler is a fellow Portlander and is a contributing writer for Gourmet, Food and Wine and Bon Appetit.

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This book has a wonderful A-Z berry encyclopedia. It also holds 175 recipes for berries including cocktails, breads, soups, salads, main courses, sorbets, pies, cakes, pastries, puddings and much more.
I love this book! It's bursting with terrific information on wild, fresh and frozen berries. I had a difficult time deciding which recipe to make first. I almost made the Blackberry-Blueberry Cardamom Muffins. I also considered the Fallen Lemon Cake with Melba Sauce. The Sauteed Chicken Breast with Blueberry Port was also quite tempting.

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I finally settled on this Mango-Raspberry Summer Soup. Isn't the color just beautiful!

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I've never made a chilled soup so I was excited to see how this would turn out. The original recipe calls for banana. I was concerned about adding the banana and then letting it sit until tomorrow to serve. I thought the banana might turn brown overnight so I left it out.

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I'm sure the original recipe is a touch sweeter with the banana but, in my opinion, the soup was still lovely and refreshing without it. This is a "souper" soup for summer entertaining. ;D

Mango-Raspberry Summer Soup
recipe adapted from The Berry Bible

Makes about 8-10 servings

2 cups mango puree (you can do this in the food processor)
1 1/2 cups fresh orange juice
2 pints fresh raspberries
2 bananas, peeled (I left these out)
1 papaya, peeled and seeded
1 cup milk
2 heaping tablespoons cream of coconut
mint sprigs for garnish

Put the mango puree, oj, raspberries, banana, papaya, milk and cream of coconut into a blender and blend until smooth. Using a damp cheesecloth, strain the soup into a large bowl. Chill before serving. Pour 1/2 cup servings into your container of choice and garnish with a sprig of mint.

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If you would like to win one of these fabulous cookbooks, leave me a comment including your email. I will use the random generator to pick a winner. I will close the giveaway on Sunday night at midnight PST. U.S. and Canada only. Sorry! I just can't afford the postage for overseas shipping. I wish I could!



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60 comments:

♥peachkins♥ said...

I'm sure this tastes super good!

ck said...

Maybe this is the way to get my kids to give soup a chance. Start them off with something sweet and pink!

Susan said...

Your summer soup looks wonderful..refreshing. What a clever book. I am very curious to see it. Would love to win it.

Pam said...

That soup looks so refreshing! I'm one of those people who picks up a bag of frozen berries everytime they are on sale at the grocery store. I now have about a trashbag size bag of frozen berries in my chest freezer. So, I could really put that cookbook to good use!

Joanne said...

i love the idea of a chilled fruity soup! This would make such a wonderful, healthy dessert. Or snack. Or side dish. Whatever floats your boat :P

Awesome giveaway! My email is jhbruno87@gmail.com.

bellini valli said...

This would be so refreshing on these humid summer days Kim. I would love to find more recipes to use my favourite berries. Valleygurl43@hotmail.com

Cailin @ Stir Crazy said...

I've also never made chilled soup before, but this looks so refreshing. Perfect for the hot & humid days we're experiencing here now!
If I had your chilled soup, followed by the dark chocolate sorbet I made last night, I would be a happy camper!
cailinsantos@gmail.com

Pam said...

I've never made a summer soup and must try this. It sounds delicious especially with the raspberries. The cookbook sounds great; there's nothing like berries! Have fun with the cookbook!

My email is pst404@gmail.com

Jen said...

This looks so yummy. I would LOVE to have that cook book. :)

Taylor said...

This looks like such a refreshing summer soup!

My Carolina Kitchen said...

Kim, what a refreshing soup. Perfect for summer time when the living is easy. The cookbook sounds very interesting and different, which is a good thing in my book. What a nice giveaway.
Sam

Natalie W. said...

The soup looks wonderful. It is a beautiful color. I bet the cookbook had a ton of great recipes.

nat8199@hotmail.com

mysteryhistorymom said...

That Mango Raspberry Soup looks divine!!! I love how you are serving it in jars, too! THe cookbook sounds amazing! Please count me in, Sweets! Lori toosillysisters@cox.net

Lisa said...

Looks so good! I'd love that book too!

lisaandjake at gmail dot com

Stella said...

Hey Kim, this soups sounds super refreshing and I bet it helps quench thirst too! I would have left the banana out also-that makes it sound a bit more like a smoothie than a soup.
Ooh, and me want a berry bible (smile). thiswitchykitchen@gmail.com

Suzi said...

That looks incredible Kim! I may have to try it. Your recipes are always so tasty.

Emily said...

This soup looks utterly delicious, and I would LOVE a chance to win that berry cookbook!!! (ezsrecipes@gmail.com)

Cinnamon-Girl said...

I never had a fruit soup! I would love to try this! So refreshing. The book looks really good too - sweet of you to give one away!

Angie's Recipes said...

The berry summer soup looks so cool and refreshing!
The book is a keeper!

Randi Troxell said...

this chilled soup is VERY curious.. i think i might would love to try it.. we'll have to see!

Jeannie said...

You can serve it to me anytime, I'll be your genuine pig lol! Looks great, I like the color of the soup.

Audie said...

You can send me a cookbook anytime you'd like! And that soup is sooo tasty looking!

--Bit of Butter

Millie said...

I'm going to make that soup, yum! Please enter me in your giveaway.
scottishtoile.blogspot.com

Ambika Venkat said...

I've never tried this combination, but I love the color of your summer soup. And yes, I would love to get that cookbook!! Count me in!

Heavenly Housewife said...

Sounds like a great book, and a delicious soup.
Have a wonderful weekend ahead.
*kisses* HH

Jennifurla said...

That soup looks divine!

Trendsetters said...

this is the first time i m coming across a soup made of berries. really look to have a look at the book.

Jenn said...

I love summer fruits!!! Summer soup is in order for the next several weeks. :)

Super B said...

Great give away!

Janice said...

looks great! Pity I don't qualify so you will just have to post more recipes lol!

Kate said...

Your soup would be a hit on a hot summer day! Refreshing. I love new cookbooks and this one looks like fun!

Jacey said...

looks delish!

sweetlife said...

lovely soup, the color is awesome, love the puooy in the bakcground, great giveaway..

sweetlife
sweetlifebake@gmail.com

Joan said...

This looks like a wonderful cookbook. I'd love to add it to my collection. the soup looks very inviting for these hot summer days.

Joan said...

Ooops I forgot to include my email in my previous post. It's joosbornenc@yahoo.com

gale Reeves said...

Thanks for offering the cookbook giveaway. The color of the summer soup is so pretty. Email: cgreeves@comcast.net

Danielle said...

gorgeous soup!! snd the book sounds like such fun!

my email address is peacefulcooking AT gmail DOT com

Foodessa said...

Kim...I've never made a cold berry soup ever. With the added mango...its flavour must be fabulous.
This book too sounds wonderful. I really wouldn't mind adding it to my collection ;O)
Here's my email:
foodessa(at)gmail(dot)com

Thanks for the recipe and the generous giveaway.
Flavourful wishes, Claudia

Anonymous said...

I love berries...I come from a long line of berry lovers. A few years ago my father made himself sick from eating too many strawberries, so much so he didn't eat another one for three years. Aren't Dads great?!
Wendy Taylorhw@comcast.net

Cindy said...

Looks beautiful, I'm sure it tastes even better!

debbie said...

I'd love to win this book!

Topher said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I'd love to make that soup soon.

Chris

zekks at yahoo dot com

Kim said...

Your mango raspberry soup looks gorgeous! I've been wanting to make a cold summer soup and I am definitely adding it to my list now:)

The book sounds wonderful. I'd love to win it. My email is tony.tracy@att.net

Faith said...

That summer soup is gorgeous! Thanks for hosting this great giveaway, Kim!

My email is fuelingyourmind@gmail.com.

Ma What's 4 dinner said...

OH OH OH PICK ME PICK ME PICK ME! :) That book looks amazing, as does the "soup!"

Lots of yummy love,
Alex aka Ma, What's For Dinner
www.mawhats4dinner.com

Katy ~ said...

Wouldn't this just make the most perfect soup shooter for a wedding? I'm thinking I'm going to have to adapt this idea. It looks beautiful!!

Megan said...

That soup looks just wonderful -- incredibly refreshing and perfect for this muggy weather. I love berries and would love to win a copy of the cookbook!

katklaw777 said...

Looks wonderfully refreshing...O do luv berries, thanks. katklaw777 at yahoo dot com

jacqueline said...

OH MY!! That soup looks yummie and i am such soup nerd! Thanks so much for sharing and that looks like a wonderful book!! Good luck to all us and canada readers! Have a lovely merry happy weekend and love to yoU!

edmontonjb said...

Ohh I love cookbooks! Please count me in

dftrew(at)gmail(dot)com

Cheryl said...

We live in the country and are surrounded by berries trees. I always hated that the are wasting each year by letting the birds feast on them. I would love to start making some yummy treats with them.

Tami (Pixeltrash) said...

Oh my... this might be one I have to try. My kids love mango and raspberry!

Cathy said...

Your review has inspired me to look for this cookbook, or, better yet, be the lucky winner. Mangoes and raspberries are two of my favorite fruits. What a delicious combination.

Anonymous said...

such a beautiful color...and it sounds quite tasty!

koralee said...

Yummmm...what an amzazing cover on that book...we are just going into berry season...how fun would that book be! Thanks for the chance to have it on my counter. xoxox

clearlytangled said...

oooh this looks like a great cookbook to add to my collection. thanks for the giveaway!

clearlytangled (at) gmail (dot) com

Tiffany said...

I've never liked cold soup, but I'd love to try this fruit soup. Tiffanyiswright@gmail.com

Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com said...

Wow - that soup looks just delicious Kim! You make the yummiest things.

I hope you are having a great summer so far!

XOXO
Jen

Akshay said...

The guildeline for making process of making Mango recipes is very nice and easily understandable by everyone its Amazing. There are lots of Mango Recipes in Indianrecipes.co.in

Claudia said...

Oh my - this is so sweet.I must experiment right away. Who could resist that color and the sweetness of the fruit? Not me!

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