Friday, January 3, 2014

Awards for the event - Lets Cook for Christmas

 The time just flies so fast . It looks like only yesterday i posted an event announcement for Christmas and today its one day after New Year . Ah i forgot to wish you''ll for the New Year . I wish each and everyone a very happy new year and may this year bring joy , peace and happiness in all your lives. As usual even this year i have not taken any resolution , i know i am really bad at it . But one thing which i had decided was " i will post 2- 3 recipes weekly and it should be in combination of everything ( i know i have to reduce posting dessert recipes ) . 

 Ok now lets see the round up for the event " Lets Cook for Christmas" .  There were totally 145 entries .  Each and every entry were so unique and equally competitive with each other . Thank you so much each and every participant for making this event a grand success .

 I had categorized all the recipes under Salad , Cocktails , Cookies ,  Appetizers - Veg , Appetizers -  Non Veg  , Main Course  , Side Dish - Veg , Side Dish -N.Veg , Cakes , Desserts - Indian sweet ,  Desserts - International . Based on these categories i had chosen certificates for the deserved . Priority were given to the most Christmas related recipes as the theme is such . So there is no losers here . Everyone gets an award for participating in the event .

  Healthy Salad Award  goes to +linsy patel   from Home Cook Food for her  Black Chickpea Salad 

 Colorful Salad Award goes to +Smitha Kalluraya   from Cook with smile for her Corn Salad

Good Looking Cookies Award goes to +Ritchil Shafer  from Cheng and 3 Kids for her  Peanut Butter Blossom . They looks soo delicious .

Best Display Award for Cookies goes to +Tanusree Khandai  from Ma Niche for her Eggless Decorated Sugar Cookies

Now for Appetizers i have chosen 3 recipes .

  Best Appetizer Award goes to  +Sherin Deepu  from Kuk's Kitchen For her Super tempting Chicken Lollipop

Best Creative Appetizer Award goes to +pra manj from My Wonder Kitchen for her Eggy Snowman . These eggy snow mans are so cute . Women you are so creative ..

Best Healthy Appetizer Award goes to +Smitha Kalluraya from Cook with Smile for her Colacassia Leaf Rolls . Though i have not heard about this leaf . It looks soo healthy and a filling snack .

Now lets look in to Awards for Main Course.

Best Healthy Recipe Award for Main course goes to +Bhawna Bagri  from Simply Delicious for her Corn Dhokla .

Best Recipe Award  for Main Course goes to +Princy Vinoth  from Spicy Food for her Velam Appam . I am sure most of the people don't get perfect Apams ,But yours look crispy and perfect .

Best Recipe Explanation Award for Main Course Goes to +Eliza Lincy from Lincy's Cook Art for her  Fish Dum Biriyani . Between both your biriyani recipes were so good . Step by step with photos are so helpful .

Now lets see the awards for the Best Side Dishes both Veg and Non Veg.

Best display award for Veg Side Dish goes to +SINDHOORA ADYANTHAYA  from +Sindhoora's Kitchen  for her Chilly Paneer.

Best Vegetarian Side Dish Award goes to +Bhawna Bagri from Simply delicious for her Spinach Kofte .


Innovative ( Healthy )Vegetarian side dish award goes to +suganthi thangaraju from Amma's Kitchen  for her Brussels Sprout Stir Fry

Best Recipe Award for Non Vegetarian Side Dish goes to +Sanoli Ghosh  from Sanoli's Kitchen for her Hunan Chicken

Best innovative Recipe award for Non vegetarian side dish goes to +Sherin Deepu  for her Mussel Fry . They look delicious .

Now lets see the awards for Cakes . I have chosen 4 interesting recipes .

Best Looking cake Award goes to +Tanusree Khandai for her Nicaraguan Christmas Cake . 


Best Recipe Explanation Award for Cakes goes to +pra manj from My wonder Kitchen for her Christmas (Kerala) Plum Cake . 

Best Innovative Recipe Award goes to +Rebecca Swinn  from Sugar & 2 Cents for her Brandied Almond Fruit Cake .  Two color layers in one cake is awesome .

Best Display Award  goes to +Eliza Lincy for her  Christmas Pudding . 

Lastly we are going to see the awards for the desserts . I have divided into Indian desserts and international desserts.

Best Indian dessert Award goes to +Smitha Kalluraya for her Banana Rasayana

Best Looking Dessert Award goes to +Jeena Eugene  from Yummy Treats for her Vanilla Pannacotta with Mango Mousse and kiwi , Mango glee  . This was the most viewed recipes in this event .

Best Innovative Recipe Award for Desserts goes to +Mayuri's Jikoni for her  Vanilla Chia Panna Cotta

Best Recipe Explanation Award for Desserts goes to +Rebecca Swinn  for her Tipsy Chai Sticky Date Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce . The sauce is the highlight for this dessert .

 Finally Top Contribution Award goes to +Eliza Lincy for contributing as many fabulous amazing recipes . Thank you sooo much +Eliza Lincy  for participating and making the event successful. To show my gratitude i am gifting you a 200/- worth coupon . So contact me through email

Thank you once again and Congrats all of you . You all deserve it . Lets meet in another Event Soon .


  1. Thanks a lot Sharanya ! These are my first blog awards. I am so happy and excited about them. Thanks a lot !

    Wish you and your family a very happy New Year !

  2. Shey,Thank you for having given us all an opportunity to showcase our cooking talents.

  3. Once again ...thanx 4 the lovely event ,thanx 4 considering my recipes ,thanx 4 accepting,thanx 4 selecting,thanx for appreciating -I always thought I was not explaining quite well but your award made me believe in myself again ...Thanx for the encouragement !!! and Dear Shey divine ,U R infact the interesting turning point in my blogging world ,"DIVINE" for me indeed :)) hearty thanks!!......U made my new year a happier one indeed...Thanks,nandri ...1ce again,wishing u and ur family and all participants here a very happy and blessed new year :)...Congratz 2 all the winners !!! ..God bless all !! -XOXO

  4. Thanks a bunch sharanya :) Means a lot.

  5. Thanks a ton Sharanya for choosing my recipe. I am really to happy to recieve this award from you. My hearty congratulations to Eliza Lincy and all other winners.

  6. Thx a bunch Sharanya fr honoring me with 3 awards.. xtremely glad that u loved them. Awesome round up n write up.. looking fwd to many such events in future at ur space .. happy cooking n blogging

  7. Congrats to each one of them. Wish I can the pictures of all the submissions.

  8. Congratulations to everybody who won an award!
    Lovely event!

  9. Thank you so much saranya for choosing my recipes for the award. Happy new year!!!