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SpicyTasty’s Fortune Cooking Contest

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 you pick can be yours or your family member’s or friend’s or even your pet’s. Trust me, we won’t ask to see the horoscope. 😉 You can also share the reason for selecting the particular zodiac sign and a few characteristics or information about the sign.

We have given a list of vegetables and non-vegetarian items for each and every sign. You will choose either the veggie or non-veggie corresponding to the sign you like and then submit your recipe(s) for a dish prepared with that item. From the recipe submissions, we will choose 2 entries as winners by random draw. Just keep your fingers crossed that the zodiac sign you have chosen favors you. 😛


  • The First prize will be a beautiful jewel set ($25 value) sponsored by – A Fashion in a Click. Will be shipped to wherever you are.

  • The Second Prize will be a $20 Amazon Gift Certificate sponsored by (shriya’s hubby)

We have made it very flexible so it is very easy for everyone to enter. However, we have set a few ground rules for the contest. Please make sure you read every one of them:

Rules of Fortune Cooking:

The contest is open to all (for both bloggers and non-bloggers).

  • Pick a zodiac sign and its corresponding food item listed in the above picture. Whip up a delicious dish with it.

If you have a blog/website

  • When you post the recipe(s) in your website/blog, please mention the event and the logo (you can copy the picture from here and resize it) along with a link back to this contest post.
  • After publishing your recipe, leave a comment in our event with a link to your posted recipe.
  • Only one entry per household please.
  • We will take the required information from your website without you sending an e-mail.

If you don’t have a blog/website

  • You can still participate in the contest. Just email your recipe to us to tastyspicy at gmail dot com with subject “ST’s Fortune Cooking Contest”.
  • In the body of the email include your name, city/country, the recipe with a title and pictures of your dish.
  • Only one entry per household please.
  • And also leave a comment in the event post so its easy for us to chose the winners in lucky draw.

Contest Deadline:

  • Contest ends on June 1, 2008 midnight Eastern Standard Time. Make sure you have your entries in before that. Winners will be announced on June 5th.
  • 2 winners will be chosen randomly by a lucky draw at
  • All contest entries will be featured in a special post with a picture, link to the blog post (if any) and the title of the recipe.
  • Winners will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to claim the prize or another winner will be chosen.

The whole point of this contest is to have fun and we would like you all to get in the fun. If you’d like spread the word to friend’s and family as the more entries we have the more exposure everyone will receive. Also, please take the time to visit our sponsors as they have been kind enough to sponsor the cool prizes.

Happy Fortune Cooking!


  1. The fortune will depend upon the zodiac sign! Interesting contest, i will come up with something delicious!

  2. This sounds like it’s going to be fun.

  3. Yay…I already have a great idea of what to make 🙂

  4. great event shriya

  5. sounds fun – i’ll be there!

  6. sounds like fun. I am in.

  7. surely sounds interesting:) I’m up for it!!

  8. sounds like a idea.. to connect zodiac signs with vegetables..count me in!


  9. Very interesting contest. Will sureley participate in it. Thanks for both of you for conducting the contest and the sponsors for offering prizes.

  10. sounds such fun!…will send something soon!

  11. wow, lovely Idea will send in something soon

  12. Interesting event…I esp like the part about choosing my own sun sign :-))

  13. can i submit an already posted recipe
    i dont mind making something new but i really really want to post that.,.,.

  14. I finally managed to participate in my second blog event… and I even finished early 😀

  15. Emailed you my Crab Pasta Salad recipe!

  16. My entry is Mexican Salsa. I used tomatoes. I am an Arien. Here is the link.

  17. hey this sounds pretty exciting,will surely participate.

  18. heres my entry buddy… i managed not to use an old post 🙂 eventhough that was posted after u announced this… hope u like it….
    my entry

  19. wow..interesting contest! Let me see what I can whip up 🙂

  20. That sounds rather interesting. Would definitely love to be a part of it.

  21. finally out with one for my dad who is a leo!

    no need to send a mail right?..let me know!

  22. hi, i am entering my paav bhaji recipe in your fortune cooking contest. Keep up the good work, your recipes are awesom and will keep visiting your website regularly….

  23. hi, i am entering my spicychili recipe in your fortune cooking contest. Keep up the good work, your recipes are awesome and will keep visiting your website regularly….

  24. Thanks for stopping by my blog! This looks like an interesting event. I’ll surely participate!

  25. Here is mine for you, chose Cancer sign and cooked with Cauliflower!:))

  26. Hi,
    I just posted my entry
    Chose Leo and the recipe is White Lamb Kurma.

  27. Hi ,

    I have posted my recipe,

    I chose Eggplant for Taurus. I am a taurus. Recipe is Salatat Bathinjan.

  28. My post for this event

    I chose eggplant and my recipe name is salatat bathinjan.


  29. Nice event..Can I send you something which I have posted much earlier ?? Please let me know.

  30. An interesting event. Thank you.
    My link:

  31. Hi Maya, It would be wonderful if you can send us the recent post that was posted this week. Looking forward to your participation…

  32. Hi Shriya.
    I just posted my contribution to the contest. The is my link

  33. Here Is My Entry.I choose Zodiac Aquarius(Potato) and here is my recipe of Kathi Roll

    Enjoy :o)

  34. Hi,
    I have just posted my entry
    Choose Capricorn and the recipe is carrot halwa


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