WIN-It-Wednesday: Kettle Cuisine Soups

On a day like today, when the snow is falling and the air is crisp, a big hot steaming bowl of soup can really warm your soul.

This is when I reach for Kettle Cuisine Soups. All natural and full of healthy and fresh ingredients, Kettle Cuisine soups are made just the way you or I would make them at home… with no shortcuts, no artificial ingredients. All ten varieties are also gluten-free, and several are also dairy-free, low-fat and vegetarian too. It’s no wonder Kettle Cuisine’s motto is “Eat Soup. Feel Good”.

I reach for a Kettle Cuisine soup when I don’t have the time (or energy!) to make my own big stock-pot of soup for dinner, or when I need a quick lunch at the office.  Plus, the convenient (no can opener required!), single serving bowls let me pick and choose what variety of soup or chili fits my fancy. My favorites though are the Grilled Chicken & Corn Chowder, and the Angus Beef Steak Chili with Beans. Found in the frozen food section of your favorite store (or even bought on-line), stocking up is easy too.

I’m a fan of Kettle Cuisine because of the homemade taste of all their soups and chilis.  Kettle Cuisine does not have that tin-canny mass-produced taste that many soups out there have. Kettle Cuisine is just good old fashioned soup – made the way we would ourselves.

Because of all these reasons, I am so excited that Kettle Cuisine Soups is this weeks WIN-It-Wednesday sponsor. They are offering two (Yes, 2!) LUCKY BeFreeForMe members a variety pack of Kettle Cuisine Soups!

How can you WIN?


Reply to this blog and let us know how you warm your soul when the weather is blustery, windy, rainy (or snow-filled!). Me? I keep reminding myself that shoveling snow IS also a work-out … then treat myself to hot chocolate with tons of mini marshmallows.

Remember, all replies must be received by 12:00 midnight on Tuesday, January 27th, 2010.

Good Luck, Keep Warm… and as always,

Be Free!

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51 Responses to “WIN-It-Wednesday: Kettle Cuisine Soups”

  1. Tamela Says:

    Lots of hot tea and getting cozy by the fire.

  2. lisa Says:

    When the weather is rainy, snowy or windy – I like to sit inside and sip on a cup of hot tea (any flavor is good!)

  3. robin gamache Says:


  4. Francine Says:

    When I need to warm up, I reach for a cup of ginger tea.

  5. Cindy Says:

    I warm my soul on those nasty Michigan days by reminding myself that warmer days will be here before I know it!

  6. Cara Says:

    I make a nice hot cup of tea and curl up under a blanket. 🙂

  7. Andrea Fleury Says:

    When the weather is blustery and cold, I take pleasure in sipping a green tea and baking with my four-year-old daughter.

  8. Kathleen Reale Says:


    That is great that you bake with your daughter – I bet she will grow-up a great baker / chef!

    Share the recipes with us all!

    Be Free!

  9. Cassandra Gee Says:

    I snuggle with my little children, to warm my soul on a cold day. 🙂

  10. Karen Says:

    Hot cocoa and the wood stove do the trick!

  11. gfe--gluten free easily Says:

    I keep hearing great reviews on these soups. I back up to the wood stove on cold days. I make soup, hot cocoa, or, lately, wassail (great for warming up AND sore throats). All sooo comforting.


  12. Lisa Says:

    I warm my soul with a good book and cup of homemade GF, DF hot chocolate!

  13. Gwen Says:

    I’ve been warming my soul with lots of cuddles under cozy blankets with my newborn 🙂

  14. sarah Says:

    I warm my soul on blustery days by calling a friend and catching up. There is nothing like a good laugh to warm you up from the inside out.

  15. Jenn Says:

    How I warm up my soul when the weather is blustery is that I sit by a warm fire drinking hot coca, while spending time with my family.

  16. Kathy Bunn Says:

    Hot tea and a nice fire while snuggling with my Dog Whisky. *smile* wish i was there right now.

  17. Marina Says:

    Curling up with my boyfriend and pug next to a roaring fire with a cup of tea watching the snow fall outside.

  18. Paula Says:

    Nothing is more warming to my spirit than snuggling up with my family (all 4 of us) on the same section of the sofa, watching a classic movie & sharing the same bowl of popcorn. Let the winds howl, and the rain make music on the window…we’re together, warm, and safe.

  19. Michelle Says:

    Having lived in Buffalo all of my life, I have a million ways to keep warm when it gets cold outside. But my favorite is to spend time inside with my son, playing games, acting silly and then taking a break to snuggle on the couch under a soft fluffy blanket with some freshly popped popcorn and a delicious cup of hot chocolate (with lots of mini-marshmallows of course) watching one of his favorite movies.

  20. Kathleen Reale Says:

    Paula and Michelle-

    Love your posts! All together, warm and safe… what a perfect feeling to warm your souls!

    Be Free!

  21. Brittany Hudson Says:

    Curling up under the covers with a warm bowl of soup and a movie! 🙂

  22. Morgan McLain Says:

    There’s nothing better to beat the cold by having an intense yoga workout inside your warm house. If still cold I warm my soul with a cup of healthy green tea!

  23. Kathleen Reale Says:


    I have taken up yoga this year too! Very relaxing.. and it DOES warm your soul!

    Be Free!

  24. Gluten Free Betsy Says:

    Warm sweaters and fleece PJ pants! 🙂

  25. Laura Says:

    I love to watch a movie and knit, or read a great book! My favorite hot beverage of the moment is also a must.

  26. Emily Says:

    Its raining right now! I love to either curl up with a good book and a blanket OR (as in right now) clean and re-arrange to spice up my living space. A new room “do” can do wonders for brightening up a gloomy day!

  27. Cathy S Says:

    When the weather turns cold and damp I treat myself to some time to read. I sit in my favorite reliner with a big blanket and a cup of hot tea and take some time to myself! I used to bake goodies, but my waistline doesn’t allow that anymore!

  28. Esther Says:

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE Kettle Cuisine Soups – I first tasted them at a Gluten Free convention and fell madly in love immediately! Especially so with the clam chowder and mushroom potato! I love the three bean chili and white bean chicken chili on their own OR I use them as a dip with tortilla chips! My daughter who does not have celiac also loves them. They are convenient, natural and the taste is of restaurant quality! After a winter day of sledding, shoveling or bus duty, these soups warm me and my family from head to toe! Thank you Kettle Cuisine!

  29. Kathleen Reale Says:

    Hi Esther-

    I am so glad you love the Kettle Cuisine soups as much as I do! It’s good to hear other’s reviews on the products. We all have to share what products are the “must haves”!

    Be Free!


  30. Theresa Shafer Says:

    To warm my spirit and my body, I share my body warm by inviting my short-hair dog into my lap. Covering us both up with a blanket and soon, both me and my 70-lb doberman are warm. I know he is warm when he stops shivering and stretches out of his tight circle wiggles off my lap onto the sofa.
    I have blankets all over to cover him with when he lays down. He prefers sharing and so do I . I sit down, he waits for me to give him the command and ta-da lap warmer as well as the getting nice feeling of doing good.

  31. Janet Says:

    I snuggle with my Jack Russell terrier, Sassy, in my recliner, wrap several fleece blankets around us, with a cup of soup on my side table and think about how incredibly great it is not to have be commuting to work!

  32. Kathleen Reale Says:

    Kathy, Marina, Theresa and Janet-

    I love your dog stories!

    I have a Boxer, Sadie Maie. She is so very incredibly sweet… and SO smart too! The only “dumb” thing she tries to do is sit on my lap… she just can’t fit! =)

    Just being with her warm my soul though. I know she is always there – through thick or thin!

    Be Free!

  33. Lori Says:

    I love to bundle up under a fleece blanket with something steaming hot to eat or drink and enjoy quiet time with a good book.

  34. Kathleen Reale Says:

    Yeah! I love all the comments about sitting by the fire and sipping hot tea or cocoa (or wassail, Shirley!)

    I too have a wood burning stove and it has come in quite handy this cold winter in Massachusetts. The other day I was reading garden books, planning and dreaming, while we were getting a furious blizzard outside.

    Spring WILL be here soon!

    Be Free!

  35. Shelly! Says:

    I’m sitting here reading about yummy chili – just that thought warms me up! However most of the time I turn to my fuzzy slippers and robe. Nothing like getting cuddled up in comfortable clothes!

    And while Spring will be here soon Kathleen – I am enjoying the elements of Winter!

  36. Michelle Says:

    Snuggle up with a good cup of hot tea in front of the fireplace.

  37. Gail Carmichael Says:

    I dream of a vacation in Hawaii!!

  38. Suz Says:

    I finally attack that stack of reading material I’ve been stock piling for a yucky day.

  39. L Anderson Says:

    I love to stay in my pj’s, grab a blanket, and watch HGTV or Lifetime Movie Channel. I am usually joined by my two 70lb “lap” dogs!!

  40. Toni Says:

    I like to warm up with some home made chicken soup

  41. Christine S. Says:

    Snuggling under a blanket on the couch, watching sports on TV with my hubby.

  42. R. Kim Says:

    I stay in, roll & play and then snuggle up with my little boy (now 15months)~ ^__^

  43. Janet LaRue Says:

    On gloomy days of bad weather, (which by the way seem to be always in my neck of the woods), I love to sit on the heat register with my 14 yr old poodle. I snuggle under the blanket and she sits on top and at times we fight for the space to get warm by the airflow of the register! I then pick up a good book, a glass of soda, and read my way into warmth and happiness! There are days neither of us want to leave that spot!

  44. Tam Says:

    I like to snuggle under a blanket by the fireplace with a big cup of hot chocolate with lots of marshmallows.

  45. Susan C - AZ Says:

    I warm my soul with a nice hot cup of herbal tea, a gluten-free chocolate chip cookie from (in Tempe, AZ) or a toasted Everything bagel from bakery (in Phoenix, AZ), while watching a really good movie.

  46. Tom Bruneau Says:

    There’s nothing like coming in after shoveling snow and having a great bowl of Angus Beef Steak Chili with Beans to warm you up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  47. Colleen Says:

    To warm up from a cold and rainy day, I love to snuggle up with a warm blanket by the fire and some hot chocolate with lots of marshmallows and hershey kisses added!

  48. linda Says:

    I warm up on a cold and rainy day with a blanket, a good book, and a cup of hot cinnamon tea for me and my doggie after we both tackle a fast walk around the block.

  49. Rachel@AllergenFreePlease Says:

    Warm slippers and hot tea with honey 🙂

  50. ML in Chicago Says:

    I have an old fur coat that I wear around the house like a bathrobe. Warm and soft!

  51. Kathleen Reale Says:

    Congratulations to the LUCKY Winners of this WIN-It-Wednesday!

    1.) Tom from New Hampshire

    2.) Brittany from Kentucky

    Be Free!

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