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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Finalist at Whole Foods Recipe Challenge!

Wonton Noodle Soup

Wonton Noodle Soup

My Wonton Noodle Soup is a finalist at the Whole Foods Budget Recipe Challenge! Can you believe it?

Need your help, please. There are 6 finalists and the winner is decided by votes! And because I’m up against blog-friends, Karina, Rachel and Katy. They are all really pretty, super-talented and I love them dearly.

But.

I’m going to play dirty….real dirty.

I’m gonna throw out all I’ve got, baby.

The Bribe Card:

By voting (which is done by commenting) you get a chance to win $500 from Whole Foods.

The Cute Kid Card:

Here. Let me pimp out my kids again:
Andrew and Nathan helped me make the wontons.

Kids Making Wontons

Awwww…aren’t they cute? NOW GO VOTE FOR ME!

The Save You Money Card:

Wonton Noodle Soup only costs $2.98 per serving. Like, way cheaper than a Double Cheeseburger Meal Deal.

The Second Bribe Card:

Ok, so that first bribe really wasn’t from me. You are entered into the $500 drawing no matter who you vote for and the money comes from Whole Foods!  hehehe.

So, here’s the bribe. If I win (and I can only win IF YOU VOTE FOR ME!) I get TEN $25 Whole Foods gift certificates. I will give NINE of them away to random voters on Whole Food’s site.

Oh, what happened to the TENTH gift certificate? I’ve already promised the boys $25 worth of jelly beans if they told their teachers to vote for me.

The I’ll Do Your Ironing Card:

Um. No.

It’s a Close Race! (it really is!):

But please, purty pullleeeeeze come vote for the Wonton Noodle Soup recipe? You’ll have to register to vote and voting is simply done by commenting on the recipe at Whole Food’s site. You’ll automatically be entered to win the $500 Whole Food Prize plus my NINE $25 gift certificates.

Wonton Noodle Soup

(photo from Whole Foods when they tested my recipe)

Dude. What the hell are you still doing here? GO VOTE FOR ME ALREADY!



93 Responses to “Finalist at Whole Foods Recipe Challenge!”

  1. Biz — 9/27/08 @ 11:18 am

    That soup looks amazing – I will definitely vote for you!

    Good luck!

  2. Jeanne — 9/27/08 @ 12:04 pm

    I read your blog all the time and have made many of yoru recipies. LOVE Asian cuisine. My 2 daughters are Chinese born and it’s our fave! :) Was very happy to vote…and we ARE making this for dinner tonight! Yeah!

  3. mikky — 9/27/08 @ 2:03 pm

    hi jaden, can i vote more than once? lol… love your boys… love your recipes… love your site… keep up and cheers to you!!! :)

  4. Lunasea — 9/27/08 @ 5:36 pm

    Delicious and gorgeous soup – for the right price. I just voted for you. Good luck!

  5. dawn — 9/27/08 @ 6:11 pm

    Voted! Nice work on getting everyone to vote. You definitely get an A+ for effort.
    The best of luck!

  6. alexis — 9/28/08 @ 2:16 pm

    you definitely have the best looking recipe! :)

  7. amy purple — 9/28/08 @ 3:05 pm

    I voted! Good luck!

  8. Laurie — 9/29/08 @ 12:30 am

    Has anyone noticed besides myself that it looks like Whole Foods overcooked the wontons in the soup?

    Also, I think your food photography far outshines theirs. Your soup looks much more appetizing and fresh. Theirs looks a bit chilly.

  9. Christine — 9/29/08 @ 4:13 am

    I voted ! I love your blog and recipes!
    Wish you all the best!

  10. rita — 9/29/08 @ 8:59 am

    girl, you are too funny for pimping out your kids. they are so adorable, though… we know we can’t resist them. hahaha!

    i miss shopping at Fresh Fields, aka, Whole Foods Market. the organic stores here in Germany are few and far in-between. i guess, i’ll just have to wait til we visit the US.

    by the way, i forwarded this link to my friends in the US so they can vote for you. good luck!

  11. Bethany — 9/29/08 @ 9:23 am

    I voted for you! Good luck and great job as always!

  12. daphne — 9/29/08 @ 9:59 am

    Done! Logged in and voted! This looks amazing delicious and I like it that it is budget friendly too.

  13. RecipeGirl — 9/29/08 @ 10:04 am

    Ha! Your pic is much better than Whole Food’s pic. Don’t you love that?? I have been wanting to make this recipe ever since I saw your initial post on it so OF COURSE I will be voting for you :) Good luck buddy.

  14. Marysol — 9/29/08 @ 11:40 am

    Well, if your entry doesn’t walk away a winner, I’m gonna pout, big time.

  15. Janet Bridge — 9/29/08 @ 2:49 pm

    No bribes required on this one, Jaden!

    Your recipe is clearly the Best so I congratulate You in advance and hope My vote puts you WAAAY over the top!

    Smooches,

    Janet

  16. Best recipe, best photos, made to win!

    You got my vote!

  17. Christine Cao — 9/29/08 @ 5:30 pm

    Just voted. Hope you win!

  18. Vikki — 9/29/08 @ 6:29 pm

    Done. Good luck!

  19. Rosh — 9/30/08 @ 1:06 am

    Voted!! Good luck :-)

  20. Lauren Nguyen — 9/30/08 @ 1:01 pm

    Woohoo! I voted! I just subscribed to your blog….everything looks so yummy! I’m trying to learn more simple asian dishes to please my husband…and his mother! :)

  21. Jessica — 9/30/08 @ 1:45 pm

    I voted even though it was tough since I’m fans of a number of the other finalists… but your wonton recipe is essentially like the one I use to make mine!

  22. Josh — 9/30/08 @ 4:00 pm

    Voted :
    User Image
    Josh wrote:
    Sounds good. I’ll try this out.
    9/24/2008 5:06 PM CDT

    A great recipe – simple and cheap . Best Wishes !!

  23. Annie — 9/30/08 @ 8:09 pm

    I voted! Hope it helps.

  24. Marie — 9/30/08 @ 10:06 pm

    Hi Jaden! I’m new to your site but have no idea how I got here. I printed out a bunch of recipes last week and this was the first one I tried. It was delicious and easy to put together with the frozen wontons I made yesterday. Basically, it was done two minutes after the broth boiled. I’ve never made wontons before and it was a lot easier than I thought it would be – very therapeutic too. I voted for you because the recipe was great and also, my son has the same ZOOM! shirt.

  25. Done! I voted. All the best. I liked your recipe best.

  26. Hannah — 10/1/08 @ 1:44 pm

    I voted for you, it looks wonderful! Saw you on PW.

    http://www.thetopiarylady.blogspot.com

  27. Madeline — 10/1/08 @ 3:44 pm

    Done and done. Hope you win!

  28. Janet — 10/1/08 @ 8:38 pm

    Does it seem like all asian women marry white guys now? Is there something wrong with asian guys? Small equipment maybe or just ugly.

  29. SteamyKitchen — 10/1/08 @ 9:37 pm

    Maybe it’s because we LIVE IN AMERICA that Asian women marry whomever they want.
    Perhaps you might want to think about sticking your ignorant head up an orangutan’s ass.

    DUMBASS.

  30. Amy in OHio — 10/1/08 @ 9:50 pm

    WTF kinda statement is that Janet? Go crawl back under the rock you came out of.

    I second the DUMBASS.

  31. Gina — 10/1/08 @ 10:02 pm

    Voting for you right after i leave a comment. Way to go pimping those cute, cute kids. That got my vote since my grandkids cook on my website. Soup looks amazing too.

    Hey Janet – once you get done with being a racist asshole, you might want to try and wipe the orangutan crap off your head and get a life. You sound bitter. Sour grapes bitter. My guess is you don’t have a man. No one wants to marry you? Gee i wonder why. Maybe you do have a husband and he has really small equipment.

    Ok Jaden – off to vote :) You can delete this if it you want, i just needed to say something.

  32. Gastro888 — 10/1/08 @ 10:46 pm

    I voted for you, Jaden! Who doesn’t love a good wonton soup? Yay!

    Hey Janet, why don’t you get a clue and a life? Asian women can do what they want and for the record – Asian men are AWESOME. Go screw yourself, you bloody wanker!

  33. HeidifromSavory — 10/1/08 @ 10:53 pm

    Are you serious? Are you in the same century as we are?
    Let’s get back to the point!

    Try the recipe, if you like it, vote! It will cost you almost nothing, and you may gain some fans as well :)

    Heidi

  34. Chez us — 10/1/08 @ 11:31 pm

    WTF! Damn! I walked into a frick’n war zone here …… Anyhow, we voted for you on the Wholefoods site – YIPPY! Love wonton soup!

    And Hey, Janet …. it is not about the size of the gift, it is how you use it – dynamite comes in small packages after all and beauty is in the eye of the beholder. GET OVER IT! GET A LIFE! This is America, land of freedom and opportunities … you can marry anyone you want, even a girl … boo on you!

  35. Melissa — 10/2/08 @ 12:17 am

    Looks great…making it this weekend. Yes, this weekend a German-American woman will make it for her Filipino-American husband. Crazy woman, that Janet…you just can’t ignore her even if you know you should.

  36. Meg — 10/2/08 @ 2:06 pm

    I really could have gone for someone to do the ironing, too. Bummer. This looks great- I voted for you, and I hope you win. It’s on my list of things I’d like to make soon.

  37. Hillary — 10/2/08 @ 3:26 pm

    Congrats on being a finalist! So exciting and well deserved! I shall vote for you now :)

  38. Kirk — 10/2/08 @ 5:29 pm

    Hmmmm, how many different aliases and email addresses can I come up with?????

  39. Kristen — 10/2/08 @ 9:05 pm

    Jaden is made of AWESOME SAUCE. Haters to the left please. <—

  40. eliza — 10/5/08 @ 1:47 am

    no fair, your photo looks better than the whole foods’! i’m voting for you!

  41. Kristen M. — 10/20/08 @ 6:41 pm

    This picture is making me hungry. Congratulations and yes, I voted for you.

  42. kristine — 11/11/08 @ 1:27 pm

    ooooh! It was tasty – I voted!

  43. Debbie — 11/23/08 @ 3:36 pm

    I have to say, the other recipe titles just didn’t sound that appealing. Chili may be economical, but it doesn’t seem groundbreaking or competitive!
    You definitely get my vote.

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