California Raisins Raya Rasa Sayang 2019 Cooking Challenge
Selamat Hari Raya to all my dear readers who are celebrating this festive season. Are you prepared with all your Raya dishes? California Raisins is back with their Cooking Challenge so here's some of the recipes that you can prepare for your guests this year!
This year, I joined this competition with my partner-in-crimes Aliza Sara and Suki! This is the third year I join this competition with Sara and it is becoming a tradition of ours. We decided that we will be the Spice Girls for this year and our theme is to utilize raisins in our dishes.
Raisins is an awesome healthy snacks loved by both kids and adults. I personally love raisins as well to boost my sugar level when it is low and it is a great snack on the go too. Not only that, because of its versatile nature, you can incorporate it in dishes too and not only for desserts.
|All ready to dish out our dishes|
For our group, we went all out and prepared 3 dishes, starting with 'Mango Salad with Raisin Vinaigrette', 'Raisin Sambal with Chicken' and 'Fried Cauliflower Rice' as our dish, presenting it as Ramadhan Blessings.
During the challenge, all 8 teams were given one hour to plan, prepare and cook a meal! One hour is definitely not enough and all the teams created unique dishes to incorporate raisins. With the power of three, we managed to dish out three different dishes which all paired well with each other.
|Our final creation|
Once we were done with our dishes, it was JUDGING time! It never gets easier even if it was our third time joining the competition. The concept of our dish is that we are using California Raisins in our dishes as a form of blessings to everyone who eats it. California Raisins are super healthy and it is a natural sweeter too. So no added sugar or flavouring were needed in our dishes. We also showcased how versatile California Raisins can be used in both savory and sweet dishes.
And once again, we were the Grand Prize Winner for the California Raisins Cooking Challenge. Really grateful for California Raisins giving us this opportunity to showcase their amazing raisin in our dishes and showing how versatile and healthier it is to use their raisins. Below are some of the unique dishes that the rest of the themes prepared.
So remember! The next time you grab a box of California Raisins, it not only serves as a healthy snack but also as an amazing ingredient in your next dish. For more details on the recipes and what other dishes you can create using California Raisins, check our their official website. And if you've got some unique dish idea, share them with me in the comments below.
Til next time,