May 15, 2012

Vote For Me!

Stonewall Kitchen Wasabi Mustard

As was stated, and made rather obvious in my last post, I entered Stonewall Kitchen's Mustard Recipe Contest with my original recipe for Wasabi Mustard Seared Tuna on Crispy Rice.  Well, as luck would have it, I have been named a finalist!  But I need your help to win!  Unlike most recipe contests, the judgement here is left up to the general public.  Facebook "likes", Pinterest "repins", "likes" and "comments" and "comments" left on Stonewall Kitchen's blog will be tallied to determine the top 3 contestants.  So although my mother, my boyfriend and I might all think that my recipe is a worthy winner, it's not entirely up to us.  Those three votes will certainly not go to waste, but a vote from you will make my chances of being inducted into the top three that much more likely!

I want this win.  I need this win.  And more importantly, I don't like to lose.  So, please, help a girl out.  Follow the instructions below and vote for my Wasabi Mustard Seared Tuna on Crispy Rice.  You can choose one of three ways to vote, or if you really like me, perhaps you'll vote using all three avenues.  I promise it won't be time consuming, and you have until May 25th to do so.  Don't let me down- I'm counting on you!

Wasabi Mustard Seared Tuna on Crispy Rice

Vote for Karlie's Wasabi Mustard Seared Tuna on Crispy Rice

1. Go to the Stonewall Kitchen Facebook page, navigate to the left hand side where it says "Mustard Recipe Contest Finalist", select the beautiful photo of my Wasabi Seared Tuna and simply click "like"!

2. Go to the Stonewall Kitchen Pinterest page, where they have created a board specifically for the finalists titled "Finalist Stonewall Kitchen Mustard Recipe Contest", select the photo of my Seared Tuna, and either "repin", "like" or make a "comment".  Again, if you really like me, perhaps you'll do all three...

3. Go to Stonewall Kitchen's blog where they have posted all 11 finalists.  At the end of the post, make a comment about my Wasabi Mustard Seared Tuna on Crispy Rice.  You can say things like, "The Wasabi Mustard Seared Tuna is the clear winner in my book!", or "I think the Wasabi Mustard Seared Tuna makes the best use of Stonewall Kitchen's mustard products", or even something as simple as "That Wasabi Mustard Seared Tuna looks yummy!"

It's that easy!  So really there is no reason why you shouldn't vote for me... right?  If my instructions aren't easy enough to follow for you, click on the Stonewall Kitchen button below for further directions.

Thanks in advance for your vote!

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May 5, 2012

Wasabi Mustard Seared Tuna on Crispy Rice

Wasabi Mustard Seared Tuna on Crispy Rice

It's almost summer time, and the heat is nearly upon us.  I understand that not all of you live in the Phoenix area, so perhaps you can't relate quite yet (we've already hit temperatures of over 100ยบ F), but it will be here soon enough for the rest of you- this I know.  The warmer months always bring about cravings that have been hibernating throughout the winter, unknowingly triggered by that first crank of the AC.  I don't think it's uncommon to frequently yearn for a double scoop of strawberry ice cream, a refreshing cocktail or ceviche during the summer time, just like it's not uncommon to indulge in soups, stews and roasts when it's cooler outside.

prepping the sushi rice rounds

So when I was challenged by Stonewall Kitchen (an innovative retailer of incredibly yummy sauces/jams/chutneys/mixes/marinades... you get the idea) to create a recipe inspired by one of their mustards, I pretty much knew that I wanted to create something that could be enjoyed when it was inhumanely hot outside.