olive chobani {giveaway}

November 9, 2011 in Blog, Giveaways, Review by lindsaymwright

Speak that title across the room to someone.  They’ll be super confused, because let’s be real…as much as we’d like to think that saying “olive” looks JUST LIKE saying “I love”, it really doesn’t.  It just looks like you’re saying olive.  And that’s just confusing.

How about this? I LOOOOVE Chobani!

That’s better.  And no one’s confused.  ‘Cept the Spelling Nazi’s.

My love for this greek yogurt started about a year ago, when I started reading Meals and Moves.  Janetha spoke about Chobani with such fervor and excitement that I knew I needed to try it (she’s also the reason why I love Contigo Water Bottles)!

Now, I eat it almost daily.  Travis eats it.  Henry and Clara eat it.  We are a Chobani family.  It’s my “go-to” snack and I can bulk it up enough to act as breakfast.  Protein out the WAZOO!

Yogurt and Granola

Non-fat Chobani + 1/2 scoop Chocolate Whey Protein Powder + 1 heaping spoon of cashew or almond butter + granola

And while I may LOVE Chobani, it’s no secret that I DON’T LOVE to cook.  Or read recipes.  Or be in the kitchen.  So when Emily at Chobani asked me to come up with a recipe for their new feature, Chobani Kitchen, I may have snickered and rolled my eyes.

This new Kitchen feature is intended to highlight GOOD recipes that incorporate the yogurt (plus cooking tips, videos and demonstrations) – surely not something I could concoct!  Doesn’t she know?!?!  Maybe she hadn’t read about the time I made Crock Pot Oatmeal or tried my hand at Vegan Pudding.

I went along with it though.  Because while I may not be smart in the kitchen, I’m super smart when it comes to working with companies.  And Chobani is a company you WANT to please – it’s the truth – they LOVE working with blogger’s!!  They contacted me, sent me a sampler pack of TWELVE different flavors AND have offered to give you guys a little something, something.

Assorted Greek Yogurt Flavors

But first – the recipe.  It actually turned out to be both delicious AND easy to make (there are only FIVE ingredients!).  Definitely suited for anyone short on time or with a bare bones pantry (aka, this worn out housewife who needs to go grocery shopping!)

Creamy Butternut Squash Soup

Squash Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 Butternut Squash, peeled and diced
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 sweet onion, peeled and diced
  • 1 13.5fl oz. can Coconut Milk
  • 1 6 oz. container Chobani Greek Yogurt – Plain (0% or 2%)

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Peel your butternut squash – the most tedious task of the entire recipe.

Peeled Squash

Cut peeled squash in half.  Scoop out seeds and goop.  If you’re industrious, save the seeds to roast them to give as presents.  If you’re me, throw them out because you don’t need another “To-Do” List item.Split Squash016

Dice peeled squash.  Peel and dice sweet onion.  Place on greased cookie sheet.0211024

Lather in olive oil.  The squash and onions, not yourself, however tempted you might be.

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Bake at 425 degrees for 20-30 minutes, flipping halfway through.  When the onions get a little brown on them, you know it’s time.  Scrape cooked squash/onion into blender.

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Pour in coconut milk.

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Add Chobani.

Butternut Squash and Yogurt

Blend on high until smooth.  Add extra coconut milk if you need help getting things going.  Blending process will take about 2-3 minutes.

Serve hot – sprinkled with nutmeg.  This soup is creamy, full of protein and great as a stand alone dish or to be served alongside some roasted chickpeas or baked chicken.047053

Easy, right?

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GIVEAWAY TIME!! 

Chobani was gracious enough to offer one Lindsay’s List reader a 12 pack of 6oz. Chobani’s of his/her choosing!!  You read that right – YOU get to pick the flavors of the 12 pack!!  (I’d go with half Plain and half Mango if I were you – but that’s just me!).

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To enter:

Leave a comment below telling me your favorite way to eat yogurt.  Or tell me how you’d use it in a dish.

Bonus Entries: (PLEASE leave separate comments for each one you do!!!) – A Total of FIVE ways to enter!

  • Like Chobani on Facebook.  Write on their wall that Lindsay’s List sent you!
  • Follow Lindsay’s List and Chobani on Twitter. Tweet the following: “I want a case of @chobani from @lindsays_list!!: http://wp.me/p1Mp21-SN  “.
  • Like Lindsay’s List on Facebook and share this post (just click the FB Share button at the bottom of the post). Leave a comment below telling me you did both.
  • Blog about this giveaway! Leave a comment telling me when you do.

This giveaway will be open until Sunday night, November 13th @ midnight EST. I will announce the winner (randomly chosen) when I post on Monday.  Best of luck, my yogurt loving friends!

splendid…lindsay