Optimum 9200 Blender GIVEAWAY!! + A Recipe For National Vegetarian Week

This week is National Vegetarian Week (18th-24th May)…Woohoo! What better excuse to eat clean and green than this week?! So join me in swapping that bacon sarnie for a veggie burger, you won’t regret it :)

This year it’s all about sharing and enjoying delicious veggie food with your friends and family. Vegetarian food reaches far beyond salad and vegetables, it’s vibrant, delicious and super exciting, so you’re bound to want to share it with those close to you! (or maybe not if you’re enjoying it too much to share ;))

Hummus is one of my favourite veggie foods, I love it with absolutely everything so I’m sharing one of my recipes with you today to help get you started on veggie week. You could also try Roasted Butternut Squash, Lime & Chilli SoupSweet potato and tricolour quinoa burgersSweetcorn & chilli muffins, and Lime, Coriander & Chilli Hummus.

Fiery Chipotle Hummus


2 400g cans of chickpeas (when you drain, keep some of the chickpea juice)
4 tsp chipotle paste (less if you don’t like it too spicy)
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
Pink Himalayan salt and pepper to season,
2 large garlic cloves,
handful of fresh coriander,
3 tbsp chickpea water

Add all of the ingredients to a blender and process until you reach the desired consistency. Add more oil if you find it’s too thick. You may need to stop and stir a couple of times during the blending process. Enjoy :)

Now it’s time for the really exciting part…


To celebrate National Vegetarian Week, Froothie UK have very kindly provided me with an Optimum 9200 Next Generation blender to giveaway to one of you lucky people!! I have had my blender for a couple of months now and I absolutely LOVE it, theres nothing it can’t do!  I have made smoothies, ice cream, hummus and even nut butters in it. You can read my review of it here.


The Optimum 9200 Next Generation Blender

The Optimum 9200 is a commercial-grade super blender designed for longevity, versatility and BRAWN. Stronger, faster and more powerful than a Vitamix, the Optimum 9200 will set you up to make amazing soups, the silkiest smoothies, super smooth dips, nut butters, ice cream and more. This is the best blender you’ll ever use and the last blender you’ll ever need. Once you try it, you’ll wish you’d had it all your life. A few features you’re going to love:

  • Crushes ice in seconds
  • Easy to use, with three speeds, three timer settings and a pulse button
  • 6 blade assembly creates a vortex that will suck your ingredients down and make blending a breeze
  • Super easy to clean and maintain by simply blending water in the jug at high speed

The Optimum 9200 retails for £429 but will be on sale for £349 during National Vegetarian Week. Visit Froothie’s website for details.

For your chance to enter follow THIS LINK – A Rafflecopter giveaway. You must also comment on this post with your favourite vegetarian meal and why. 

It’s UK-only though so very sorry to those outside the UK, and it closes at midnight on the 20th June.

If the winner doesn’t respond to the email within 5 days, another winner will be picked. The prize will be delivered to the winner as soon as possible by Froothie directly.

Increase your chances of winning by entering the Optimum 9200 giveaway on Facebook – simply like and share this post to enter!

Best of luck!! 


  1. Michael Clarke June 18, 2015 / 10:54 am

    Melanzane parmigiana because it’s tasty and cheesy

  2. cat June 18, 2015 / 11:31 am

    beetroot salad with cous cous

  3. Daniel Todd June 18, 2015 / 12:50 pm

    Vegetarian Lasagne and Garlic Bread . Its simple you can freeze it and It is very filling

  4. Bryony Brooke June 18, 2015 / 12:52 pm

    Squash, fennel and blue cheese lasagne – I love it because it tastes amazing, and I’ve convinced many non-veggies that vegetarian food isn’t just mushrooms!

  5. Anthea Holloway June 18, 2015 / 1:30 pm

    Vegetable quiche made with goats’ cheese and courgettes – delicious and so nutritious.

  6. John Russell June 18, 2015 / 2:02 pm

    Sliced Gallia Melon, under a cream cheese layer with crushed walnuts and cherry juice soaked sultanas spread on the top. this is one hell of a desert…

  7. Cathy Bounekhla June 18, 2015 / 2:34 pm

    Cheesy enchiladas… Mmm… Soya or quorn mince mixed with tomatoes, cheese and sour cream with a pinch of chilli all wrapped up in a soft tortilla and baked till slightly crisp and brown. So tasty and delicious, you can’t tell its veggie. Unctuous mince in a crispy tortilla, you can’t beat it!

  8. JOANNE ROXBURGH June 18, 2015 / 2:49 pm

    Mushroom stroganoff with homemade garlic tiger loaf

  9. Claire Barker June 18, 2015 / 3:20 pm

    Italian roast vegetables: slow roasted peppers (red & yellow), courgettes, aubergine, tomatoes, garlic, carrot batons and potatoes drizzled with olive oil, and rosemary, thyme, oregano, salt & pepper. It is so versatile, can be eaten hot or cold, you can have it on its own or serve with pasta, have as a pizza topping, mix into salad leaves or serve in a baguette.

  10. charlotte June 18, 2015 / 4:22 pm

    Green lentil burgers – as they are so tasty even the carnivore bf eats them, and so easy to make

  11. Malika Salman June 18, 2015 / 4:42 pm

    My Mum’s Aloo Chhollay (Curried Potatoes with Chickpeas) ♥

  12. HazelY June 18, 2015 / 5:45 pm

    I love cheese croquettes with a lovely fresh apple and green salad. The perfect mix of soft, melting cheese and crispy breadcrumbs combined with the lovely tang of apples and green leaves in a honey dressing is divine!

  13. Heather Tinkler June 18, 2015 / 5:48 pm

    Vegetable lasagne

  14. EJ Dunn June 18, 2015 / 6:26 pm

    I love gratinee of eggs basque. My mum makes it in the summer and it is so refreshing yet filling

  15. Rose June 18, 2015 / 7:33 pm

    Roast sweet potatoes stuffed with sour cream and black beans with an avocado and mint dressing. So good : )

  16. Jill Fairbank June 18, 2015 / 7:39 pm

    Mushroom risotto

  17. jamie banks June 18, 2015 / 7:49 pm

    veg curry x x

  18. MANDY DOHERTY June 18, 2015 / 7:53 pm

    Butternut Chilli gorgeous with crusty bread

  19. jenna rothen June 18, 2015 / 8:21 pm


  20. Nancy Bradford June 18, 2015 / 9:08 pm

    My favourite vegetarian meal is spinach lasagna with feta cheese.

  21. Victoria Prince June 18, 2015 / 9:08 pm

    A stir fry, because I can be as creative as I like :) the possibilities are endless!

  22. hannahlig June 18, 2015 / 9:28 pm

    I love ratatouille because I love all the earthy veg in it

  23. Holly Boyd June 18, 2015 / 9:35 pm

    vegetarian shepherds pie topped with sweet potato

  24. Sarah Thomas June 18, 2015 / 9:45 pm

    Roasted butternut squash stuffed with stilton and walnuts, and served with a giant green salad

  25. Jayne K June 18, 2015 / 10:01 pm

    Potato & chick pea curry with brown rice – great texture and flavour!

  26. Lisa Jones June 19, 2015 / 2:07 am

    I love Quorn Korma with Peri Peri Salt :)

  27. Susan Trubey June 19, 2015 / 6:27 am

    Stir fry

  28. Caroline Blaza June 19, 2015 / 8:08 am

    Caulfilower Cheese. Because they are 2 of my favourite foods and together they are lush!!

  29. Fran H June 19, 2015 / 8:23 am

    Macaroni cheese with roasted vegetables mixed through :)

  30. Robert Dittrich June 19, 2015 / 8:27 am

    Vegetarian Lasagne, made with Quorn and mushrooms. Tastes just like the real thing and is just fabulous!

  31. Anne Plumb June 19, 2015 / 9:23 am

    Cougetti spaghetti (with a lovely tomato/pepper/garlic sauce)

  32. emma kinsey June 19, 2015 / 9:33 am

    love vegetarian sausages

  33. Lucianne Quinn June 19, 2015 / 9:55 am

    Ooooh tough choice…I’d say butternut squash, lime and chilli soup because it works all year round and is utterly delicious. Mmmmmm….yum.

  34. Harriet Higgs June 19, 2015 / 10:42 am

    My husband’s veggie lasagne

  35. karen Howden June 19, 2015 / 10:56 am


  36. isis1981uk June 19, 2015 / 11:21 am

    Homemade Tomato soup as it reminds me of childhood.

  37. D Winfield June 19, 2015 / 11:27 am

    I love spinach and cottage cheese cannelloni. It’s easy to make, filling and super healthy!

  38. James McKenna June 19, 2015 / 11:51 am

    I love roasted vegetables and pasta – it’s filling and can experiment with different flavours

  39. Katie June 19, 2015 / 12:23 pm

    At the moment I’m really enjoying houmous and crudites. When it’s hot like it is right now I don’t have much appetite and prefer little picky bits to full on meals.

  40. Pam Francis Gregory June 19, 2015 / 12:38 pm

    Broccoli & cheese bake is so tasty!

  41. Tamsin Dean June 19, 2015 / 12:59 pm

    love stir frys as you can change it for your mood and add and take away what veg is in season

  42. yvonne thirkell June 19, 2015 / 1:38 pm

    Pasta bake

  43. jo liddement June 19, 2015 / 2:45 pm

    I love quinoa cooked with miso and lemon and then served with steamed vegetables and a spoonful of tahini mixed in.This recipe is full of protein and nutrients and really fills me up.

  44. Trevor Linvell June 19, 2015 / 3:39 pm

    Southern fried Quorn burgers and chips. As its quick and easy to make and delicious!

  45. Melissa Manning June 19, 2015 / 3:58 pm

    Mushroom lasagne is delicious, especially because you can mix it up with a little spinach and ricotta <3

  46. Susan Hunt June 19, 2015 / 4:43 pm

    Vegetable “Meat” Loaf as quick to make.

  47. Anna Pritchard June 19, 2015 / 5:12 pm

    Marvellous Macaroni cheese you cant beat it

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