We couldn’t be more pleased with the incredible array of entries we received for this month’s SOS Kitchen Challenge on sesame seeds! As always, your creativity and versatility in the kitchen are awe-inspiring.
We received 35 entries–all of them inventive, delicious and sesame-packed! From noodles to omelets to salads, the savory side of the challenge was well represented. I was in awe of Kris’s chickpea flour omelet--doesn’t it look great? And how about this Caprese-inspired Japanese Tomato Tofu Salad? I also loved this Zatter Casserole and Sesame Roasted Eggplant with Rice Pilaf.
And the sweet sesame treats were over the top! From beverages to cookies and more, you all outdid yourselves this month. One of the most innovative sweets, I thoughts, was this Warm Maple Sesame Drink from Maid in Alaska. I also loved the look of these Sesame Seed Cookies with Maple Tahini Icing, Chocolate Tahini Cookies, and Grain Free Gingerbread Cutouts, and two types of tahini bars. Finally, don’t the Sesame Chocolate Pudding and raw Sweet Sesame Balsamic Cashews look phenomenal, too? I could go on and on! You can check out the rest of the mouthwatering entries by clicking on the linkys, below.
Thanks to everyone for participating this month. For the first time, we also offered prizes–and you definitely rose to the challenge!
The ten winners of the bags of sesame seeds are:
- Saveur from The Taste Space
- Megan from Maid in Alaska
- Valerie from City Life Eats
- Deanna from The Mommy Bowl
- Noelle from Singer in the Kitchen
- Andrea from Andrea’s Easy Vegan Cooking
- Megha from Live to Eat
- Bellwookie from B & the Boy
- A-K from Swell Vegan, and
- Claire from Chez Cayenne
And the winner of the $50 iHerb shopping spree is:
K from Tale of Two Vegans!
Congrats to all the winners!
TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZES, YOU MUST DO THE FOLLOWING:
Email us BEFORE this Friday, NOVEMBER 5, 2010, at firstname.lastname@example.org with your full (real) name and email address. REMEMBER, you must sign up for an account at iHerb to be eligible for the prize!
If we don’t hear from you by then, we will select new winner(s) until all prizes are awarded.
Please let us know if you’ve enjoyed the SOS Challenge with this new sponsored twist–it’s something we’re considering for future SOS Challenges, too.
We can’t wait to see what you all cook up for next month! We’re both crazy about this next ingredient, and we’re pretty sure that most of you will be, too. 🙂 The reveal post is coming up in just a couple of days!
And here’s a bonus recipe from Tamara Ellis, for a delicious-sounding Turkish Sesame-Lentil Pate. Thanks, Tamara! 😀