This year, thirty-four bloggers stepped up to the challenge to create a romantic, vegetable Valentine’s Day dish, and the results are impressive. The entries are all so creative, delicious-looking, and downright sexy that I’m certain that I could never pick a favorite.
Fortunately, that’s your job. Please do these contestants the honor of visiting their blogs and reading their full posts before you decide which one should be our winner. Though a picture may be worth a thousand words, it can’t replace the information and inspiration you get from checking out the actual recipe. After you’ve looked them all over (and maybe even left a little comment love on their blogs), come back here to vote in the poll, located at the end of this post.
The top two vote-getters will receive these prizes, courtesy of Nava Atlas:
First Prize will be a signed copy of Nava’s new book, Vegan Soups and Stews for All Seasons, a vegan update of her classic Vegetarian Soups with 20 new recipes.
Second Prize will be a signed copy of Vegan Express, Nava’s fabulous quick and easy cookbook, which came out last year.
Here are all the mouth-watering entries, in the order in which I received them. Look and love:
Green Cabbage Soup by Elessar
Spicy Red Wine Love Sauce with Savory White Wine Ravioli by Nathan Krueger at Being Wheelwright
Finally, I have one submission that came in too late to be included in the contest:
Jenn’s Spinach, Black Bean & Rice Enchiladas with Authentic Red Sauce came in after the contest had already begun, but she put so much effort into her entry that I thought you’d want to see it.
The poll will close at midnight on Friday, February 13, 2009, and the winners will be announced the next day, Valentine’s Day. So take your time checking out the entries, but don’t take too long!
Update: The winners were posted here!