First Blog Anniversary and a Giveaway
Hello friends! Hope the Holiday left your love tank full and you are enjoying a great start to the New Year. Things have been pretty busy around here, hence you have not heard from em much lately. But, that changes today. And with a BANG!!
Today is the first anniversary of my this little virtual abode and I want to share the joy and happiness with you – my virtual family. I do not know if you ever got a chance to read about how I embarked on this worthwhile journey. But if you have not, you can read all about it here in the About section. This first year has been nothing short of amazing and humbling. The posts on this blog of mine have been read in 149 different countries of the world – which is completely bonkers! I get so many emails and messages appreciating the recipes and the stories of our life that I love to share with you all.
First post ever!
Along with the giveaway, I want to give you a quick snapshot of this first year of The Kitchen Docs. The first ever post that I shared on the blog was Sooji (Rava) ka Hulva. So appropriate – in our culture every beginning is marked with making this hulva or something sweet to offer to the Gods and then be shared with the family. An ode to a new and happy beginning of the kitchen docs.
Most popular post
The most popular recipe on the blog is Ravioli in Creamy Garlic and Spinach sauce. No wonder! This recipe comes together rather quickly and both kids and grown ups enjoy it alike. The added nutrition of spinach is a plus.
Post with most comments
I love it when you all leave comments on the posts, what you liked or did not like; what might work better. If you tried a recipe, how did it go and if your kids and family loved it. This is the bottom line of it all and makes my effort all worth it. You have commented on the Individual Berry Shortcakes the most and I love it. Warm, slightly crisp shortcakes filled with summer berries and topped with whipped cream. yes please. I love that these shortcakes are individual serving size and can be personalized to liking.
Most pinned post
Homemade Granola recipe is the most pinned recipe from the blog. In other words, it is the most popular Kitchendocs recipe on Pinterest. Are you in to pinterest? If so, check us out here, follow and shower some love. No pressure though..lol!
I sometimes write about stuff other than recipes too. One such post that you all loved is the Tools of the trade post. In this post I covered the things that I use and love the most in my kitchen. I am so happy that you found it useful!
Though I have not written much about some of the travel we undertake as a family or just by me, but this post on our trip to Epcot got lot of your love and attention and I love it. Please let me know in the comments below if you would like to see more travel related posts.
And on the flip side
This recipe of Chili Paneer basically bit the dust. I so not know why, may be because it just did not come to your attention or did not get the same motherly focus from me. But anywho, go show some love to this recipe, will ya? It is a solid one, I promise.
Overall, a pretty solid year! I got to go on the Kansas Farm Food tour, became a Meatless Monday ambassador, several of the kitchen docs’ recipes were featured in special collections, magazines etc. and I got to know you all – my most wonderful readers!
So,to show my most sincere appreciation and love, I have a small giveaway for you. Two of The Kitchen Doc’s lucky readers can win a $50 Amazon gift card. Use the widget below to enter (please read terms and conditions of the giveaway) and good luck. If you want to increase your chances, go checkout my Instagram link on this picture link below and enter there too.
The giveaway is open until Sunday, January 27th at 11:59 p.m. CST. The giveaway is only open to U.S. residents. Be sure a valid email address is included with your comment(s). Winner will be chosen randomly and announced on this post. We will email the winner and if the winner doesn’t respond in 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen. Good luck!
Love – Vaishali.
MaraJanuary 18, 2019 at 4:53 pm
Lots of food more & more . Keep it coming
VisheshJanuary 18, 2019 at 7:07 pm
Congratulations on the blog anniversary!! I always love to see your vegetarian recipes, and would love to see even more next year! I have a soft spot for dishes with lots of colors (taste the rainbow) and fresh flavors.
bn100January 18, 2019 at 10:14 pm
Happy anniversary. More tools of the trade
CalvinJanuary 18, 2019 at 11:30 pm
Lovely blog, I like the recipes you have.. grats on 1 year
PeroJanuary 19, 2019 at 2:15 am
Thanks for the chance!
MarkoJanuary 19, 2019 at 3:02 am
ZvonimirJanuary 19, 2019 at 3:32 am
Nice , happy anniversary and thank you for the contest !
Carol NortonJanuary 19, 2019 at 6:29 am
I would like to see more great recipe!
RosieJanuary 19, 2019 at 4:40 pm
Congratulations on the anniversary!!!!! Love your blog!!! I love crock pot recipes and meatless main dishes!!! Always looking for them!
CarolJanuary 21, 2019 at 7:48 am
I love your recipes!
NatalieJanuary 21, 2019 at 3:37 pm
I would love to see more easy to make, quick recipes!
Sara ZielinskiJanuary 22, 2019 at 12:17 pm
I would like to see reviews of popular kitchen products with a basic recipe to use each one.
VaishaliJanuary 22, 2019 at 1:18 pm
That’s such a great idea Sara. Thanks!
Sharon KastJanuary 23, 2019 at 2:47 am
Happy Happy Anniversary and may there be many more to come! I love all your post and look forward to see what you are cooking up in the near future!
Rianna GalvezJanuary 23, 2019 at 3:54 pm
MANDI SMITHJanuary 24, 2019 at 6:38 am
I enjoy the recipes .
SaraJanuary 24, 2019 at 4:03 pm
Happy anniversary! I would love more recipes
Betsy BarnesJanuary 24, 2019 at 9:01 pm
How about more 30 minutes or less dinner recipes?
VaishaliJanuary 24, 2019 at 10:21 pm
Thanks for the idea Betsy. Sounds great. I will plan for posting some quick and easy recipes.
JeffreyJanuary 26, 2019 at 5:34 pm
I’m new to your blog and after perusing your recipe section I found many items that sparked my interest. The breakfast section was my favorite and I plan on making the blueberry oatmeal breakfast muffins real soon!
Tamara R.January 27, 2019 at 9:51 am
I would like to see party food recipes. Things I can make for a large group.
AnissaJanuary 27, 2019 at 11:12 am
First of all, congrats on your first anniversary! I would love to see more quick (but still tasty!) weekday dinners for those busy nights! Thanks 🙂
ae minxJanuary 27, 2019 at 7:23 pm
Cassandra DJanuary 27, 2019 at 7:29 pm
30 minutes or less recipes.
Jenny HamJanuary 27, 2019 at 10:05 pm
Congrats on the year.. I would like to see more desserts
Eileen BoyceJanuary 27, 2019 at 10:46 pm
Love to see more low calorie sugar free recipes. Thanks
Jaye SmithJanuary 27, 2019 at 10:53 pm
Love the recipes!
donna porterJanuary 27, 2019 at 11:13 pm
Happy anniversary! I love your delicious and easy to make recipes.
Lindsay A.January 27, 2019 at 11:41 pm
I am new here, & absolutely love the look of your blog! The recipes are right up my alley & I’m browsing them & saving some to try. Can’t wait for summer so that I can try the fresh sweet corn curry! I also need to try the ravioli in creamy garlic spinach sauce very soon. I don’t have any suggestions yet – so far I think you have a great balance of recipes between savory, sweet, with meat & meatless!