And the winner is…
Allen took the lead with his beautiful cucumber zucchini spaghetti and raw pesto sauce. Allen will be awarded a $50 gift certificate to WheatGrassKits.com courtesty of Google Local Austin.
We've done it again! Our second live, online cook-off took place January 30! The theme this time around was raw food. Our cooks were challenged to create the most delicious dish they could in 30 minutes or less, while cooking live over a G+ hangout. The goal was to create a dish that will appeal to anyone and everyone, a raw food recipe rock star.
Here's a little summary of what everyone cooked:
Allen made raw spaghetti using cucumber and zucchini with a pesto sauce.
Melissa's dish was featured a spinach and cilantro pesto, stuffed inside a marinated Portabello mushroom accompanied by a spicy tomato and jalepeno gazpacho. Garnished with fresh avocado and cilantro, this raw recipe is fresh, fast and fierce!
Mary Helen made Thai style veggie wraps stuffed with bell pepper, cucumber, mushrooms, cilantro, and shredded carrots. The wraps were topped with a raw peanut sauce made from pureed raw peanut, ginger, garlic, green chilies, sesame oil, lime, and sweet potato juice.
This is our second online cook-off using G+. To check out our last cook-off, the Thanksgiving Leftovers Cook-off, you can check it out here.
– Allen Stern: Food Blogger and Apple Snack Guru at Let's Talk Fitness!
– Melissa Andrews: Food Blogger at Red White and Blueberries!
– Mary Helen Leonard: Food Blogger, and Online Cook-Off Ringmaster at Mary Makes Dinner!
More about Allen: Allen Stern is working on creating a new healthy lifestyle. A tech entrepreneur by trade, Allen currently blogs about nutrition and fitness. He creates a variety of healthy recipes including green smoothies and juice recipes. Allen is working to spread the word about the importance of eating right and exercising.
More about Melissa: Howdy! My name is Melissa and I love food, wine and entertaining. After 21 addresses across 4 states in the last 6 years, we’re happy to finally be settled in Austin, TX. Family heritage is very important so you’ll see influences of German, Greek, Cajun, Tex-Mex and of course, good ole American food. I love fresh ingredients, healthy meals, drinking wine and have a wicked sweet tooth. Hope you enjoy!
More about Mary Helen: Mary Helen is a mostly-meatless food blogger with a professional culinary background in French, Chinese, and Japanese cuisines. In addition to food writing, Mary Helen also teaches culinary and DIY classes online and locally in Austin, Texas.
We're thrilled to have our favorite podcasting foodie, Will Burdette of No Satiation hosting the hangout once again!
RSVP on G+ if you'd like to be invited as a commentator for the hangout. Open seats will be filled in a first-come first-served manner.
I plan to have a lot more of these events in the future. If you'd like to compete in one of them, please drop me a line. You'll need a G+ account, a sturdy internet connection, a web-cam, and a sense of humor to participate. Fill out this form to get on my list.