Congratulations to everyone who entered for making the contest so difficult to judge that it took us all day! Honestly, all of the entries were so good that every single one of them was in the lead at one time or another. They each had qualities that we liked, so narrowing it down to one was almost impossible.
In the end, it was one little ingredient that pushed Kristine’s Thai Lentil Croquettes into first place. We loved the combination of quinoa and red lentils, but the addition of the sea vegetable hijiki, to replace the “fishy” taste of the original recipe, was the clincher. We look forward to testing the recipe soon. Actually, we’re planning on trying several of the recipes soon!
Thank you all for sharing your creativity. I would give you all a prize if I could!