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Two Year Blogiversary Giveaway


Today is my second blogiversary! You can read the story behind why I started my blog here. I love interacting with you all – every comment makes me smile and it really makes my day when someone tries one of my recipes, so thank you!

To celebrate, you know I had to do a giveaway. I actually have two, one sponsored by me and one from CSN Stores, who as you probably know, has everything from modern dining room furniture to gorgeous bakeware.

First, I wanted to share the two cookbooks that have inspired me most in the past year. Cooking from 660 Curries by Raghavan Iver has given me enough confidence to try creating my own recipes with an Indian twist, like Indian Saag Naanburgers, Chicken Tikka Masala Naanwiches, Indian Spiced Salmon with Pineapple Chutney, and Indian Spiced Cauliflower, Potato, and Pea Soup. Cooking from  Mexican Everyday by Rick Bayless made me realize how much I like ancho chile powder, which I’ve used in my Mini Meatball Mexican Soup, BBQ Chicken Tacos, and Latin Crab Bisque. I love both these books and wish I could send you all copies.

Two readers will each win one cookbook and there are two ways to enter:
1. Leave a comment letting me know which cookbook you’d like.
2. Tweet about this giveaway and leave another comment letting me know you tweeted.

In addition, I also have an $80 CSN Stores gift card to giveaway. To make this contest extra fun, I’d like to do a little scavenger hunt. There’s one very common ingredient that I’m not a fan of and is not in any of my recipes. Think you know what it is? To enter to win the gift card, leave a separate comment letting me know. The winner will be chosen randomly from all the correct answers. If no one gets it, I’ll choose a winner randomly from everyone who entered. Fun, huh.

Entries must be in by 11:59 pm EST on Saturday, March 5. Sorry, only U.S. and Canadian readers only are eligible for the CSN gift card, but I’ll ship the cookbooks anywhere. Good luck and thank you for following me on my foodie adventures!

The fine print: I’m sponsoring the cookbook part of this giveaway myself and CSN is sponsoring the $80 gift card, but I received no compensation for this post and all opinions are mine. The winners will be picked with on Sunday, March 6 and announced shortly thereafter.

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