Thursday, January 15, 2009

My Accomplishments

Hi! It is sunny but cold almost daily. I opened a pocket warmer. Do you use it in your country?

I will list my first accomplishments this year!

On 1/7, I won diet pills by submitting my healthy recipe. Diet pills?! Anyway, better than nothing! Ha-ha!!! It was for the first 700 applicants, so the probability was pretty high! I submitted my healthy rice gratin. It's sauce is made from soy milk and yam.

On the same day, my Valentines Day recipe (Butterfly Cream Cheese Cupcake) was posted on Cookpad's contest page, as a sample recipe for the upcoming Kraft's Philadelphia Cream Cheese Contest! I used the cream cheese for both cupcakes and frosting (white chocolate ganache colored green). The slight sour taste of the cream cheese is delicious!!! For the butterflies, I used raspberry chocolate.

Again, on the same day, my "Daikon and Mochi Japanese Curry" was introduced as a surprising recipe in the newsletter published by

Then on 1/12, this recipe luckily won the grand prize at hot food recipe contest organized by! Thanks for selecting my recipe!

On 1/9, I finally won the grand prize at Asahi Food & Healthcare's diet recipe contest. They manufacture health care products, yeast extract, organic foods, and freeze-dried foods, such as chunky ingredients, aim to be a creator of wholesome living styles. I submitted my "Diet Sakuraebi and Mushroom Fried Rice" cooked with a microwave.

Yesterday, the gym was almost empty! There was no treadmill available last weekend, though... I saw many people coming to view and becoming a member after the new year's holidays, so might be crowded again this weekend!!!

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  1. Ochi,
    your Butterfly Cream Cheese Cupcake look delicious. I hope I can try it.
    And congratulations to you too because won for your healthy recipe. But the present is qite funny.

  2. Kobanwa Ochi,

    Yes you don't need diet pills if you're working out! Rice gratin looks very good! Cupcakes are so pretty! What did you get for your grand prize? Yes lots of folks are hitting the gym. I'm trying to go on a better diet! Chocolate is my weakness! :)

  3. Hello anGeLine,

    Thanks for coming!
    I saw your post. Your family ties are tight as you all live in different places. How nice!!! Have fun on the CNY!!!

    Diet pills, funny right?! Ha-ha!!!

  4. Konnichiwa jo,

    The prize was "cooking pots"! Ha-ha-ha!!!
    Maybe all our businesses are bad. I don't find any cash prize recently. Most are things. But what I want is fame, you know!?

    I wish I could stop chocolate, too. Now I don't buy it (at work), but I eat when someone gave me! Ha-ha.

  5. Wow fantastic ideas for my next lunch with my friends.

    Bye from Italy by - A taste of Italian sweets

    If you want you cant add your blog in my blogroll All your recipes

  6. Thanks cakeitaly,

    There are so many nice food blogs around, and your's is, too!

  7. Hello there,

    My friend found your website and told me about it. I haven't looked at everything yet but its very interesting and your recipes are creative. I live in southern Saitama and used to enter cooking contests back in the USA and here in Japan. I help teach a cooking class once a month here in Japan. I was wondering if you'd like to email/talk sometime. Hope to hear from you soon.

  8. Hi Fyg,

    Thanks for your comment.
    Contests in the USA?! How were they? I believe they were really competitive.
    So, are you Japanese?
    I use with my name here, so you can e-mail me anytime ;)

  9. Hi Ochikeron,

    Actually I'm from the USA, not Japan. The contests in the USA are similar, but often there are bigger differences depending on the contest. And they were super competitive - there are people who enter 3 or 4 contests a week and could easily open their own restaurants if they wanted.

    I tried emailing you at hotmail, and used "Ochikeron", let me know when you get it:)

  10. Thank you Fyg,

    Thanks for your comment again!

    >>could easily open their own restaurants
    Are they kind of professional? I mean, I know some people who go to schools and aim for the pro entering the contests here in Japan.

    >>let me know when you get it:)
    I replied to your e-mail ;)


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