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Event #1 – Thai – Roundup

Posted on August 2, 2010 by in cooking competitions

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I was so excited to host my first blog event, My Easy Cooking Event #1 – Thai. For those who do it on a regular basis, I am sure your first event was also nerve racking. What if no one bothers to take part. Well I am ecstatic with all the entries I received. I have the next event all ready and planned, but before I announce it, let me share a few Thai recipes with you!

The first entry that I received came form Marisa over atThe Creative Pot. Wow, this girl can cook and she is so adventurous, always trying new recipes, not scared to step(cook) outside her comfort zone. This recipe for Thai Inspired Zucchini and Waterblommetjie Soupis evidence that Marisa is always willing to venture into the unknown when cooking.

Rose over at Homemade Heaven was next in line. She made these Thai Inspired Spring Rolls for her Cheese-and-bread-loving husband to try and take him out of his comfort zone. I am sure he had no problem devouring a whole plate of these Spring Rolls. Rose blog over at Homemade Heaven and I am amazed at how her blog has grown over the past few months. Well done Rose!


I met Jan Tripepi last year some time for the first time. She was a new blogger on Food24, but boy did she come in with a bang. Jan’s cooking is as vibrant and intense as she is and with every post I read, I feel I am joining the Tripepe clan for a family dinner. Jan entered two recipes. The first one was Prawn Spring Rollsand I just love the glass noodles and lemon Zest in these babies.

Jan’s 2nd recipe was Thai Fish Cakes. As I read this recipe, I could smell those Thai flavors. This is a recipe I will definitely try soon!

Then last but not least Jan sent her last entry which had 3 recipes,Peanut Chicken Satay, Egg Fried Rice and Coconut Rice Pudding! Wow, what a feast ! I bet those Tripepe boys loved this meal!

Egg Fried Rice
Chicken Satay
Coconut Rice Pudding

Our next entry came from Tandy over at Lavender and Lime. I have yet to meet a more dedicated blogger. Jeez, this lady has energy and zest and LOTS of it. She posts practically everyday, she launched her second recipe booklet this year and in between all this she is living through housebuilding. Tandy has an unlimited source of crayfish and it was no surprise then that she posted this divine Crayfish Curry. Boy, would I like to tuck into that!!

Nicola blogs over at Wots for lunch Blog and she inspires me to pack proper lunches for my family. This blogger has taken Bento boxes to a whole new level for me and soggy cheese and tomato sandwiches are no more. She has the most amazing collection of Bento boxes and her attention to detail is truly remarkable. Nicola made Pad Thai with chopped peanutsand what I wouldn’t  give to open my lunchbox to find that lunch inside.

Leaine over at Leaine’s Kitchen is one of my new finds here in the blogger sphere. She has an interesting take on cooking, because she had to learn how  cook with so many ingredients as she found that she is allergic to so many  ingredients. I love the fact that her cooking did not become boring and bland. So if you are looking for a healthier take on your favorite recipes, hop on over to her site. She entered a delicious Chicken and Coconut Broth, spicy beef with Mint and Thai Basil as well as a yummee Chocolate Pudding with Ginger, Lime and Coconut. I can hear you all say “What a feast!”

My first ever event where I met Fellow food bloggers was at a Simonsberg Cheese Cooking Demo. At the time I was so delighted to meet all these fellow foodies and amongst them was Hila Jonker from Add to Taste. Hila is always busy with something interesting. if it is not pickling, she is hosting her own events of which that next one isReady Steady Cook! Sounds like fun! When I did my review of Wang Thai, I posted that my favorite item on their menu had to be the Sweet Corn Fritters. I think she is trying to bribe a judge with her entry, but you be the judge….

The last entry came from my very good friend Colly over at Browniegirlblog. Colly is famous on Facebook and  Twitter, but more than that she is a great friend and a fantastic cook. Where she found the time, I don’t know, but she sent this recipe literally minutes before the deadline…. She made a heartwarming Thai Peanut Chicken with Coconut Rice and Nam Prik Paoand trust me this girl likes all things hot, so beware this one will bite you!

Gosh I hope I did not leave anyone out. This was an absolute pleasure for me to host this event. I will, together with the chef at Wang Thai choose a winner and will announce the winners shortly. Seeing that we do not have entries from abroad, I have decided to have a 2nd place who will win the Thai cookbook.
Thank you for taking part and watch this space for my next event!

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14 Responses to “Event #1 – Thai – Roundup”

  1. browniegirl 2 August 2010 at 10:44 pm #

    A lovely roundup and a super selection of dishes. Well done to everyone. Thanks for the lovely words Nins. Have a good night xx

  2. Nicola 2 August 2010 at 11:01 pm #

    Yay you did it! All the entries look great.

    I'm looking forward to taking part in regular My Easy Cooking events in the future.

  3. Nina Timm 2 August 2010 at 11:22 pm #

    Thx Colly.

    Nicola – I am sorry I forgot your photo. I haveproof read this post so many times, scare I forgot something….sorry it had to be you.Fixed now!!!

  4. Pam 3 August 2010 at 4:29 am #

    Now I am craving Thai food… everything looks great.

  5. Rose&Thorn 3 August 2010 at 7:14 am #

    Thanks Nina for the very kind comments, it's blogs like yours where I am continually learning and getting inspiration. And yes, the bread and cheese loving Keith enjoyed theses very much.

  6. Marisa 3 August 2010 at 8:51 am #

    Thanks for hosting a great event – I had a lot of fun & look forward to the next one. 🙂

    (PS: And thanks for your kind words!)

  7. CandidKar 4 August 2010 at 9:53 am #

    So so so so hungry after reading/looking at this!

  8. Cindy 4 August 2010 at 11:28 am #

    *sulks and feels all snubbed*

  9. My Carolina Kitchen 4 August 2010 at 12:00 pm #

    What a lovely round-up Nina. I would definitely call it a big success. Everything looks spectacular.
    Sam

  10. Kevin 5 August 2010 at 2:41 am #

    What a tasty looking Thai inspired roundup!

  11. Leaine's Kitchen 5 August 2010 at 2:58 pm #

    Thanks so much Nina! I loved taking part in this event as Thai is my favourite food 🙂 I can't wait for the next event. Good luck with finding a winner, all the dishes look amazing! xxx

  12. LadyRaven 5 August 2010 at 8:09 pm #

    haha maybe I am maybe I am 🙂
    It was lots of fun taking part and I am looking forward to the next one 🙂

  13. Zabwan 12 August 2010 at 10:06 pm #

    Hi Nina – I so enjoyed reading your round up! This was such an interesting event – I am looking for a Thai restaurant so that I can taste the food (making it is a bit beyond me).

    Looking forward to the event!!


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