1 year Blog Birthday Big Thank You and Giveaway!

the proposal

Although every moment is a blessing, the entirety of last year year was especially a big blessing for us. The biggest moment of course was our engagement. But who knew that starting this blog would lead us to so many new life experiences, friendships, and opportunities.  There were so many memorable moments, from bakesales such as Eat My Blog to cooking with fellow bloggers, to weekend culinary getaways and countless others memories too many to list… Here’s a few highlights in the last year that we haven’t announced…our strawberry mojito is on the Strawberry IPhone app!

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Inspired by our betel leaf wrapped beef post, betel leaves were featured in the SAVEUR 100 issue for 2010.




Also, our Jalapeno Poppers in a Blanket recipe was a winner in the Pepperidge Farms Puff Pastry Recipe Contest. But of course none of this would have happened if it wasn’t for the support of our family, friends, foodies, and readers.   So to commemorate our blog’s 1st birthday and 1 year anniversary, we’re kicking off a month of giveaways, starting with a goodie bag full of treats.. 

goodie bag

There’s too many items to photograph and list but highlights of the goodie bag includes a very nice insulated grocery bag by N’Take (great for buying meats and seafoods), Gourmet nuts by Sahale Snacks, reusable produce bags by 3B Bags, coconut water by O.N.E, Crema di Balsamico by Earthy Delights, and organic teas by Revolution.
We apologize but US and Canadian entries only. Multiple entries accepted. To enter do one or all of the following:
1. Subscribe to our blog and leave a comment saying you subscribe for one entry.  If you already subscribe just leave a comment for an entry.
2. Like our Facebook page and leave a separate comment stating you joined for another entry. If you’re already a fan, leave a comment saying you’re a fan as an entry.
3. Get another person to subscribe or like our Facebook page and leave a separate comment saying you got someone (leave their first name and last initial in the comment ) for another entry.
4. Tweet this giveaway with the tag @ravenouscouple and leave a separate comment stating you tweeted for another entry.
Please make sure we can contact you. Contest runs until Monday May 3rd midnight pacific time and winner will be selected by a random number generator.  The contest has ended…the winner via random.org is #33, Linh from Peyley Cards

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42 Responses to “1 year Blog Birthday Big Thank You and Giveaway!”

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    Melinda Jane — May 1, 2010 @ 7:39 am

    CONGRATS, you guys! keep up the good work… your blog is such a joy to read!

    All the best for years to come!
    Melinda Jane

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    Tung — May 1, 2010 @ 7:54 am

    great work! hoping for 1 million hits by the end of this month!

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    Yen Learns to Cook! — May 1, 2010 @ 8:08 am

    Wow, Congrats!!
    P.S. I'm a subscriber 🙂

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    Joy — May 1, 2010 @ 8:40 am

    Happy Anniversary and Congratulations!

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    Tuty @Scentofspice — May 1, 2010 @ 9:48 am

    Happy Blog Anniversary, Kim & Hong.
    Wishing you the best and hoping to see many more delicious recipes from your kitchen.

    I've subscribed to your blog for quite some time 🙂


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    Ju (The Little Teochew) — May 1, 2010 @ 10:46 am

    Dear Kim and Hong, congratulations on your 1st blog birthday! I had no idea we were so close in "age"! LOL. Love your blog, love you guys, and I'll never stop reading as long as you never stop blogging!!

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    Michele — May 1, 2010 @ 12:35 pm

    Congratulations Kim and Hong on your 1st Anniversary! Your blog is great, and I have been a subscriber for a while. Thanks for the chance to win all these goodies! Michele

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    win — May 1, 2010 @ 1:36 pm

    Congrads on a year!! I love reading your blog!

    Keep it coming!


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    Jessica@Foodmayhem — May 1, 2010 @ 1:46 pm

    Congrats!! … and to many more exciting adventures, friendships, tastes, and more. I subscribe and I'm a fb fan! Love the recipes you post. When I have a kitchen again, I have plans to try many of them.

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    E and J — May 1, 2010 @ 1:47 pm

    Happy 1st Anniversary! I've enjoyed reading your blog.

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    noobcook — May 1, 2010 @ 2:03 pm

    Congratulations and Happy Blogoversary! You guys have achieved so much in one year! Cheers to more deliciousness from you in the coming year ^^

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    Eddie Howard — May 1, 2010 @ 2:31 pm

    Congratulations! You really have done a lot in just one year. Keep up the great work!

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    geekygirl — May 1, 2010 @ 3:30 pm

    Congrats! I absolutely love your blog. Thanks for all the wonderful recipes!

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    TofuCustard — May 1, 2010 @ 3:38 pm

    Yay! Congratulations!~ I'm happy that I found your blog, a lot of my favorite recipes are in your blog!! <3

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    ♥¸¸.•*¨Skip to Malou¨¨*•.¸¸♥¸ — May 1, 2010 @ 4:33 pm

    congratulations!!! i'm glad i found your blog and yeah im a subscriber… i also met you during the FBF seminar but i didn't realize it was you until i saw the video (and yeah fyi, i was at the tail end too LOL!)

    your blog is awesome… i should learn some tips from you…
    keep blogging, keep loving, and good luck!

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    Amy — May 1, 2010 @ 5:05 pm

    I am already subscribed to your blog and totally addicted to the ga kho! Can't wait to try the lemongrass chicken. Keep cooking!

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    Kung Food Panda — May 1, 2010 @ 5:46 pm

    Great work in the past year Hong and Kim! Let's hope we all have a great 2nd year blogging 🙂

    Let's eat soon!!

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    TS of eatingclub vancouver — May 1, 2010 @ 6:23 pm


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    sijeleng — May 1, 2010 @ 8:01 pm

    Congratulations on the awards and accolades! Well deserved. I've been a subscriber for quite some time.

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    Vicki — May 1, 2010 @ 8:20 pm

    Congrats on 1 year! I think I've subscribed from the beginning. Can't wait for more!

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    Vicki — May 1, 2010 @ 8:22 pm

    I tweeted! You guys are great, deserve all the readers you can get!

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    Kristen — May 1, 2010 @ 9:55 pm

    Congratulations! You've accomplished so much!!

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    Amy — May 1, 2010 @ 11:29 pm

    Congrats on everything! I am a subscriber.

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    Divina Pe — May 2, 2010 @ 12:21 am

    Happy Birthday to Ravenous Couple and of course to both of you.I actually thought you are already blogging for years. Congrats and cheers to another year of great blogging.

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    dave — May 2, 2010 @ 12:42 am

    It's been only 1 year but you look like pros! Keep it up 🙂

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    Jeff — May 2, 2010 @ 12:44 am

    Congrats! Love your blog.

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    Christine — May 2, 2010 @ 1:12 am

    It's been great reading this blog – what's amazing is that you seem to post about whatever food item I am thinking about at the time!

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    Jenn — May 2, 2010 @ 3:38 am

    Happy blogiversary!!! Here's to more fun foodie filled years. 🙂

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    atn3 — May 2, 2010 @ 6:37 am

    Congratulations! I already subscribed 🙂

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    Hang — May 2, 2010 @ 12:22 pm

    Congratulations!!! Thanks for all the time you put into your blog!!!

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    5 Star Foodie — May 3, 2010 @ 1:44 am

    You sure had an incredible year! Congratulations!!!

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    Anonymous — May 3, 2010 @ 2:35 am

    Many congratulations – wishing you many happy years and many more great blog entries…

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    Peyley Cards — May 3, 2010 @ 5:01 am

    Happy 1 Year! I found your blog recently and just subscribed to follow!

    Looking forward to more of your great recipes!

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    audgbodge — May 3, 2010 @ 6:20 am

    oOoo congrats!!!

    i'm a subscriber ^^

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    chloe — May 3, 2010 @ 4:18 pm

    i'm a new fan and subscriber. happy anniversary and keep up the amazing blogs!

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    sweetmango — May 3, 2010 @ 6:51 pm

    Congrats on your engagement. It is an exciting time for you guys. Enjoy!

    Love your blog and please continue to cook and talk about your engagement. We would love to vote for your inviation, flowers, dresses… etc. 🙂

    Your blog brings cooking into our home who wants to learn how to cook for our family. Getting recipes from our parents is like having your teeth pull. Put a little bit of this and little bit of that. etc..

    Thanks again

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    tracy — May 4, 2010 @ 1:27 am

    Congrats to you both!
    I am a new subsriber!



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    The Duo Dishes — May 4, 2010 @ 2:00 am

    Definitely already subscribed. Congrats on your super successful year! Didn't know you won the Pepperidge Farm contest, so that is AWESOME!

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    Fresh Local and Best — May 4, 2010 @ 4:27 am

    Congratulations on the bloganniversary! I can't believe it's only been a year! Also, congratulations on the Pepperidge Farm contest, I'm thrilled to hear the great news!

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    Tammy — May 4, 2010 @ 9:44 am

    Congratulations Hong and Kim! What a busy year it's been–here's hoping the coming year is just a fun and adventure-filled. Keep up the great entries–I'll keep reading (and getting hungry!)

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    OysterCulture — May 4, 2010 @ 12:30 pm

    First I still have a hard time believing your blog is only one year – its so well put together and the photos are amazing. Second – what a year of food accomplishments, Saveur, Pepperidge Farm, Iphone Aps – Phew! I'm just going to stand back and swee what Year #2 offers you because its bound to be amazing!

    But really, the engagement – that 's the topper, how special is that. You two deserve an incredible year.

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    Anh — May 5, 2010 @ 2:40 am

    COngrats on everything!! It's such a pleasure to know you guys! 🙂 All the best for the years to come!

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