Contest of the Month

Contest 2014 July

For July Contest, I am looking for Papaya recipes. You must also use any type of berry also.  The specific rules are the following:

  • It can be any type of Recipe (dessert, salad, drink, etc).
  • Papaya should be main the ingredient, but must also include some berry (blueberry, strawberry, etc).
  • I will be judging on creativity and presentation.
  • It must be vegetarian and also egg-less.
  • Please submit only ONE recipe.

In general I will only consider recipes that I feel are complete in regards to ingredients, measurement, and instruction. From there I am looking for creativity and a recipe that my viewers would enjoy to prepare on their own. I will be judging on overall recipe and presentation also.

Contest Rules:

  • Be Creative!
  • Ingredients should be listed with measurements.
  • Method must be explained clearly, so it’s easy to follow.
  • Please include your NAME along with the recipe (as you would like it to appear).
  • Search the web for ideas. There are many resources available.
  • Please send me a detailed recipe to contest@manjulaskitchen.com
  • You must also send original picture(s) of the recipe – do not simply grab a photo from the web. Otherwise your recipe will not be considered for entry.
  • The deadline is July 27th.
  • The winner will be featured on the homepage with the new recipe and a link to their website (if available).

1st Prize: $100 gift certificate from Amazon.com
2nd Prize: $25 gift certificate from Amazon.com

**Anyone can join this contest**


2014 June Contest Winners

There were many entries this month for June. I went through all of them and these five really stood out to me. Here are the winners this month and the top five entries. Congratulations to the winners and all participants:

1st Place: Honeydew Melon Kulfi by Anu Saxena

2nd Place: Cantaloupe Rice Pudding by Nisha

**Update: Original 1st place winner was disqualified after receiving note and verifying that recipe was copied from the internet. 1st place now goes to Anu Saxena and 2nd place now goes to Nisha.

Congratulations to both of you!!

Honeydew Melon Kulfi by Anu Saxena

Honeydew Melon Kulfi by Anu Saxena

Eggless Melon Cake by Prachi Agarwal

Eggless Melon Cake by Prachi Agarwal

Thank you to everyone else that also participated in the contest:

  • Monica Jain
  • Meghana
  • Maria
  • Bijal Samani
  • Saranjeet Kaur
  • Thangalakshmi
  • Jiya Lakhani
  • Zwiina Mariyam
  • Priyanka Saluja
  • Seema Sareen
  • Harshil
  • Alliha Raja
  • Nimisha Nohria
  • Ruaani Ahmad Baba
  • Vani
  • Dimpi Jain
  • Anna
  • Shruti Soumya Panigrahi
  • Payal Maheshwari
  • Jamie Flynn
  • Ashwini Bangaradka Musti
  • Renuka Swaroop
  • Roohi Manaf
  • Aakanksha Soni
  • Meenu Prakash
  • Priyanka Samaiya
  • Anjali
  • Hala Hassan
  • Barjish Sheikh
  • Divya Ravindran
  • Reena Rai
  • Francesca
  • Payal Maheshwari
  • Archana
  • Sujatha Natarajan
  • Fousiya Faizal
  • Mehar Banu
  • Payal Wattal
  • Wai Leng Loke (kelly)
  • Anu Saxena
  • Shauna Havey
  • Saranya Anand
  • Vienna
  • Sandhhya Raja
  • Fhami
  • Janani Koushik
  • Malvika Sharma
  • Gayathri Gupta
  • Prachi
  • Anusha
  • Yelena
  • Sonika Maheshwari
  • Hana Splichal
  • Shubha
  • Ramya Raman
  • Soumya
  • Priscilla
  • Harpreet Kaur
  • Nibedita
  • Anuradha
  • Bhavani Eswar
  • Srividhya Gopalakrishnan
  • Shreya

Contest 2014 June

For this month’s contest, I am looking for any type of recipe using melon fruit as the main ingredient.  The specific rules are the following:

  • It can be any type of Recipe (dessert, salad, drink, etc).
  • Melon should be main the ingredient. Examples of melon include watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew, and others)
  • I will be judging on creativity and presentation.
  • It must be vegetarian and also egg-less.
  • Please submit only ONE recipe.

Here are some recipes I already have on my website using melons:

In general I will only consider recipes that I feel are complete in regards to ingredients, measurement, and instruction. From there I am looking for creativity and a recipe that my viewers would enjoy to prepare on their own. I will be judging on overall recipe and presentation also.

Below is my checklist:

  • Be Creative!
  • Ingredients should be listed with measurements.
  • Method must be explained clearly, so it’s easy to follow.
  • Please include your NAME along with the recipe (as you would like it to appear).
  • Search the web for ideas. There are many resources available.
  • Please send me a detailed recipe to contest@manjulaskitchen.com
  • You must also send original picture(s) of the recipe – do not simply grab a photo from the web. Otherwise your recipe will not be considered for entry.
  • The deadline is June 27th.
  • The winner will be featured on the homepage with the new recipe and a link to their website (if available).

1st Prize: $100 gift certificate from Amazon.com
2nd Prize: $25 gift certificate from Amazon.com

**Anyone can join this contest**

2014 May Contest Winners

Thank you for sharing your stories about what makes your mother’s so special to you. I really enjoyed reading all of them. Here are the winners this month (randomly chosen):

1st Place: tasneemzafar (#9655)

2nd Place: prachi agarwal (#9985)

Congratulations to the winners and all participants.

Contest 2014 May

Mother’s Day is coming up this weekend! For this month’s contest, I would love to hear what makes your mother so special to you. What is your mother’s favorite vegetable recipe? Share some valuable cooking lessons she has taught you over the years. Feel free to share anything else about your mother.

Please post your answers on the discussion forum topic: Mother’s Day 2014 that I have created. The winners will be selected randomly from all the forum post entries. Below is my checklist:

  • You will not have to email me anything this time. You can simply leave a posting on the Mother’s day forum topic.
  • If you are creating a new account for the forum, please enter your email address in the profile so that I can contact you after the contest is over. Don’t worry, your email address will not be public (only I will be able to see it).
  • The deadline is May 31th.
  • The winner will be featured on the homepage and a link to their website (if available).

1st Prize: $100 gift certificate from Amazon.com
2nd Prize: $25 gift certificate from Amazon.com

**Anyone can join this contest**