Saturday, 13 September 2008

PAPER CHEF 32 - The Roundup!

I know I have taken my time but as I wrote in a post, I have been away and just came back! But here we are, nine participants this month too and I am really very proud of PC and you! Thanks a lot for participating and I really hope you will keep on creating and that we will become more and more!

This month Andrew from Scottish Cow is the Judge and the one who got to draw and choose the four ingredients, Yogurt, Quinoa, Rice Paper/Wrapper and Tomatoes. Not easy ones but on the other hand, I find that my brain works the best when it has to come up with dishes based on ingredient lists like this, the thinking effort pays off more in a strange way. I am so impressed with what the participants have come up with, there are a few wraps (inevitable with rice paper/wrapper) but they are all different, each and one of the participants have their own distinct take on their wraps! But there are also other dishes and I think you agree with me that the gastronomical levels of the entries are all high, just like it should be here at the Paper Chef!

I will make quite short presentations as I want this to be posted as soon as possible, I hope you won't mind!

Magnus of the blog Amsterdam has done it again, his take on Nime Chow is definitely worth trying out!

Then we have Natashya from Living in the Kitchen with Puppies who made Spicy Quinoa Vegetable Wraps with Yogurt Dipping Sauce that look delicious!

This is Amber's of Amber's Ambry first go at the PC event but I hope she will participate now on a regular basis because her Wraps with Eggplant Dip, Quinoa and Tomatoes look great!

Pia from Serendipity, Synchronicity and Saffron has been watching PC from afar but now she has finally had the time to participate, check out her wonderful Roasted tomatoes soup with quinoa croquettes, tsaziki and fried rice paper!

We have another first timer here, Kate from Dinocab, and I do hope I will see her here in the future too! She made beautiful Grape Leaves stuffed Sandwich Wrap, using Grape leaves instead as she couldn't find any rice paper. And, in case you wonder, you are allowed by the rules to use something similar if you cannot find an ingredient!

Haloo from Cook (Almost) Anything at Least Once has made wraps too but these are quite different, check out her Rice Paper Rolls with Quinoa Omelette and Spiced roasted Tomato Sauce to see the beauties!

And then we have my friend Mike of Eat Me! who made Spicy Lamb & Quinoa, Wrapped in Crispy Fried Rice Paper, with 2 dipping sauces: chilli & tomato, and a minted yogurt, that sounds really good!

Now I remember Tanna from My Kitchen in Half Cups not daring to participate in the PC but now she has thrown all doubts to the wind which I think is great, her entry is Spring Rolls with tomatoes, shrimp, edamame and quinoa served with wasabi yogurt sauce and a hot garlic pepper yogurt sauce!

Lori found the PC event over at Andrew's blog and as she had all the ingredients at home, she decided to participate-good choice! Her entry is Rice Wrappers with Eggplant and Quinoa served with Raita!

People's Choice-Vote for you favourite!
Magnus-his take on Nime Chow
Natashya-Spicy Quinoa Vegetable Wraps with Yogurt Dipping Sauce
Amber-Wraps with Eggplant Dip, Quinoa and Tomatoes with Youghurt Sauce
Pia-Roasted tomatoes soup with quinoa croquettes, tsaziki and fried rice paper
Kate-Grape Leaves stuffed Sandwich Wrap
Haloo-Rice Paper Rolls with Quinoa Omelette and Spiced roasted Tomato Sauce
Mike-Spicy Lamb & Quinoa, Wrapped in Crispy Fried Rice Paper
Tanna-Spring Rolls with tomatoes, shrimp, edamame and quinoa
Lori-Rice Wrappers with Eggplant and Quinoa served with Raita
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Thanks again for your patience!

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3 comments:

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

This was a hard list but what incredible variations! And what great ideas come together here.
Thanks you so much for this Ilva!

Mike said...

Thank you Ilva for running this event. i love the challange!!!

Sophie said...

ooo... i am an eggplant super fan! sigh. i want the spicy eggplant sooooo badly right now. with rice.

Here I bought a sauce pack so as to skip all the seasonings! and i will try this friday after work.
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