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Sizzling Summer Contest: Have You Entered Yet?

Posted by on Jun 27, 2010 in Best of ST, Contests, Featured, Misc | Comments Off on Sizzling Summer Contest: Have You Entered Yet?

We have had some excellent entries in the Spicy Tasty Sizzling Summer Contest. Thank you for all the lovely entries so far. We just wanted to send a reminder that this contest will be coming to end on July 6th. There are 2 $50 prizes to be won – one for the recipe and one for the best picture. If you haven’t had a chance to send in your entries yet, please do so this week. You can read all about the contest requirements in the Sizzling Summer Contest...

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Sizzling Summer Contest

Posted by on Jun 2, 2010 in Best of ST, Contests, Featured, Misc | 146 comments

It is summer and it’s hot. SpicyTasty is here by announcing an interesting contest for you. We welcome you all to participate in our Sizzling Summer Contest. Share your recipes with us and win exciting prizes for the best food photograph and the best recipe. The name of the contest itself tells you that this contest is to join hands with SpicyTasty and beat the heat by sharing your fine recipes. Make sure you capture the beauty and presentation of your recipe in a lively picture and be the one to win $50 for the Sizzling Photograph of the Event. Also share your wonderful recipe and be the one to win $50 for the Sizzling Recipe of the Event.  Sizzling Photograph of the event will be decided by you via a poll. Sizzling Recipe of the Event will be picked by a random draw....

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SpicyTasty Gets a Fresh Coat of Paint

Posted by on May 7, 2010 in Misc | 15 comments

We are super excited to unveil our latest redesign for SpicyTasty. This is our third look since it’s inception.  Here was the last redesign. As we add more and more useful content to our website, it can get a little hard to find what you are looking for. Our main goal behind this redesign is to make it easy to find the recipes you are looking for. Also we have paid special attention to add Inviting pictures to each page that will draw your attention to sum of our best shares. Please pardon the odd things that may not work well around the site . We would be greatly indebted  if you could leave a comment if you find anything broken. We would also like to hear from you if you like this new look...

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Happy Pongal 2009

Posted by on Jan 14, 2009 in Misc | 4 comments

Just wanted to wish all our readers a Happy Pongal! For those who are unfamiliar with Pongal, (not to be confused with the south indian breakfast pongal) Pongal is the only festival of Hindu that follows a solar calendar and is celebrated on the fourteenth of January every year. Pongal has astronomical significance: it marks the beginning of Uttarayana, the Sun’s movement northward for a six month period. In Hinduism, Uttarayana is considered auspicious, as opposed to Dakshinaayana, or the southern movement of the sun. All important events are scheduled during this period. Makara Sankranthi refers to the event of the Sun entering the zodiac sign of Makara or Capricorn. Once again, wish you all a Happy...

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SpicyTasty 1st Birthday – Brand New Look

Posted by on Nov 10, 2008 in Misc | 13 comments

We are happy to announce the 1st birthday for SpicyTasty. It has been such a wonderful journey for us sharing and growing with our readers, friends and fellow bloggers. We would like to share our happiness and take this opportunity to thank you all on this wonderful day. Your support and encouragement was the very key to our successful year and many more that are to come. SpicyTasty 2009 Re-Design In the spirit of celebrating SpicyTasty’s first birthday, we have completely re-designed our website and have a brand new look for 2009! Yes, we are early and we like it. If you are reading this in a feed reader, do click over to check us out. Here are a few new things we have added to our site Best of ST – We will be featuring some of our...

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Fortune Cooking Contest Winners Announced

Posted by on Jun 5, 2008 in Misc | 10 comments

The fortunes have favored 2 very lucky winners today! Before we announce the winners, we would first like to thank everyone for participating with such mouth watering wonderful recipes. Your participation has made our first ever contest a huge success! Without further adieu, the winners are: First prize – Jewelry Set ($25) from Lakshaya goes to Uma of Essence of Andhra Second prize – $20 Amazon Gift Certificate from ShanKri-la goes to Priya of 365 Days of Pure Vegetarian The winners were selected by random through and the lucky winners it picked are 31 (Uma) & 6 (Priya)!. Here is a screenshot of it’s pick. Congratulations Uma & Priya! Hope you enjoy your prizes as much as we enjoy giving it to you. We will be contacting you by email with your prizes. If you are like us,...

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Fortune Cooking Contest Roundup (32 Recipes Entered)

Posted by on Jun 2, 2008 in Misc | 17 comments

Fortune cooking – It’s been a month since we started the contest and days have been running so fast and it has come to an end now. We are so thrilled to see your encouragement and participation with wonderful entries. As this is the first contest we have hosted, we are quiet elated with your entries and look forward to announcing the results. We have received 32 recipes in total. We personally thank each and every friend who have submitted their recipe for this contest and encouraged us to continue conducting more and more interesting contests in our website. It’s a pleasure rounding up all your recipes here with the beautiful pictures and the links to your posts. The winners of the contest will be announced on June 5, 2008. Winners will be chosen by a lucky draw at...

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Fortune Cooking Contest Nears Deadline – Last Chance to Enter

Posted by on May 30, 2008 in Misc | Comments Off on Fortune Cooking Contest Nears Deadline – Last Chance to Enter

Fortune cooking contest is coming to an end. Don’t worry you still got two days (end date june 1) to enter and grab the 25$Beautiful jewel set sponsored by (or) 20$ Amazon gift card sponsored by . If you haven’t read about the contest, here is a gist of it: We have matched different zodiac signs with different food items. All you have to do is pick a sign and prepare a dish. The sign you pick can be yours or your family member’s or friend’s or even your pet’s. You can also share the reason for selecting the particular zodiac sign and a few characteristics or information about the sign.The contest is open to all (for both bloggers and non-bloggers). Grab your zodiac sign we listed in that post and post your recipe with our link...

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Chicken Puff & YUMMY BLOG award

Posted by on May 7, 2008 in Appetizers, Misc | 16 comments

If you are from India, you are all too familiar with the street corner bakeries and the delicious aroma that will float around that area. One of my favorite items from such bakeries is the Puff. It would be available as veg Puff , Chicken Puff or Mutton Puff. I recently made some Chicken Puff at home and everyone loved it.This is such a great appetizer that can be made easily and quickly for guests, if you had some pastry sheets in your freezer. Ingredients: Pastry sheet: 1 Pack Egg White : 2 tbsp Stuffing: Chicken : 1 cup (Boiled and minced ) Onion : 1 ( medium & chopped) Ginger & Garlic paste : 1 tbsp Red Chili Powder : 2 tbsp Garam masala : 1 tbsp Tomato : 1 (chopped) salt : required for taste Method Of...

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SpicyTasty’s Fortune Cooking Contest

Posted by on Apr 24, 2008 in Misc | 59 comments

Its been a week since we have posted any recipes. We have been busy planning for a contest that’s going to be fun and entertaining for the participants. Without any further adieu, we present Fortune Cooking Contest!! Almost every one of us are interested in Zodiac signs in one way or the other. Some of us read the daily horoscopes, some have the habit of reading about different signs and try to get better understanding about a person, and some look for the compatibility and the list goes on. In an interesting twist, we have related cooking to Zodiac signs and come with a cool contest. Here is the meat of it (pun intended): We have matched different zodiac signs with different food items. All you have to do is pick a sign and prepare a dish. The sign...

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Nice Matters Award

Posted by on Feb 22, 2008 in Misc | 10 comments

Sagari of IndianHomefood made our day by presenting this very fabulous award .. She is one of the nicest bloggers we know and is always dropping by here to pour her encouragement and opinions. Thank you sagari for the award! Its really encouraging. “Nice Matters Award is for those bloggers who are nice people; good blog friends and those who inspire good feelings and inspiration”. Now, it’s our turn to pass this on.. and this is really hard! It’s always nice to get awards from others but really tough when we get to choose the best. Every one of you are so nice to us and we couldn’t have progressed so much without your support. Thank you all ! We would like to pass this prominent award to some of our blog friends who have shared their wonderful recipes...

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Thanks for the review, BlogsWeLuv

Posted by on Jan 24, 2008 in Misc | 2 comments

I was thrilled to wake up to see SpicyTasty reviewed by Tish at Let me tell you a little bit about first. It is a blog where new and unique blogs get reviewed by a team of excellent bloggers – Mike, Tish, Mark, Bush, Garry & John. With such an awesome team, they are doing a great job bringing new blogs to their readers with their reviews! Tish blogs not just at BlogsWeLuv but authors her own blogs & I highly recommend them to you as well not because she reviewed us but because I am really impressed with her work. Nithu & I have already been humbled by the support & kindness you show us with your comments and Tish has made us blush. Thanks Tish! That’s enough bragging for one day and we...

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Happy New Year – Welcome 2008

Posted by on Jan 1, 2008 in Misc | 1 comment

New Year Day is a day to take moment, sip a cup of hot cocoa, hear the birds chirp and rejoice the good fortune we had been bestowed upon in the past year. And look forward to a brand new year ahead of us and all the exciting possibilities. Hope you had a chance to do that today and wish you a wonderful, joyous New Year! We are very excited to bring you more recipes this year and taking SpicyTasty to the next level with your continued support! Thank you for visiting SpicyTasty and we wish you a Happy New...

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