Contest 2014 November

I cant believe it is November already. As I usually do for Thanksgiving, for this month’s contest, I want to know what you were/are most thankful for during this year (2014).

Simply post your answer to the discussion forum on the Thanksgiving Forum topic that I have created.

Two winners will be selected randomly from all the forum post entries.

Below is my checklist:

  • You will not have email me anything this time. You can simply leave a posting on the Thanksgiving forum topic.
  • If you are creating a new account for the forum, please enter your email address so that I can contact you after the contest is over. Don’t worry, your email address will not be public (only I will be able to see it).
  • The deadline is November 30th.
  • The winner will be featured on the homepage and a link to their website (if available).

1st Prize: $100 gift certificate from
2nd Prize: $25 gift certificate from

**Anyone can join this contest**

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56 thoughts on “Contest 2014 November

  1. I’ve been watching Manula’s Kitchen videos for months now. My daughter and I love Indian food and my other daughter is a vegetarian. Such great instructions. Such a great variety! Love the vids!! 🙂

    I’m thankful for my husband and children for sure. Also that our first grandchild will be born soon. Praying for a healthy baby. Can’t wait to find out if it’s a boy or a girl.

  2. I am so very thankful to still have my Mom with us. This poor 74 yr old woman has been through so much these last 2 years. It started off with breast cancer about 10 yrs ago. She had radiation and chemo, she beat it! 🙂 Then about a year, a year and a half ago she was diagnosed with cervical cancer. Again, she had chemo and radiation. She beat that also 🙂 I am so saddened to say, This Tuesday past, she got the call, she has cancer again! Not sure what kind or how bad yet. She goes to the doctor on the 4th. My Mother is the strongest woman I know! I mean you have to be to go through all this…right? I thought this time she would say I give up, but NO she didn’t!! She is going to fight the fight for the 3rd time!! Like, I said in the beginning I am so thankful to have this woman as my mother!! I hope one day if it comes down to it, I can only be as strong as she is and has been 🙂

  3. It is so nice to know you all…and to feel the flow of thankfulness embracing our beautiful planet. it makes me humble to read all of your words…when often I have a tendency to complain about that which is not right in my life. to appreciate the simple gifts of life… this is what you are all showing me. thank you all.

  4. This year, I am most thankful for the gift of friendship. Having one person you can count on to help get you through the tough times is something I cannot be more thankful for!

  5. I am thankful to God for the mother I have, who has given me everything I ever need and more! Not just this year but every year.. We all have to be thankful to our mother for all the trouble and difficulties, sacrifices and unconditional love she has shown us from her pregnancy until the end of our lives! Thanking our mother and being grateful to her always has always been very important to me. Being there with her when she needs! Nobody can ever replace a mother! She is our GOD! Once that’s in place, our life is set and will always be successful. That’s what is making me what I am today. Thank you mom! I love you!

  6. I am thankful to the God almighty for whatever He has done to me this year. I am always interested to do cooking & now I’m at home, prepared many dishes which I have learnt from many sites including yours and also from my own innovation…. The result is all the dishes I made became a great successful… With God’s help, I want others to be benefited out of my innovations…

    So, hoping for the best….


  7. Last year this time, was the worst me and my sister mom was diagnosed with rare tumour ..her health was deteriorating day by day. .we lost our father four years back. I thank god for making my wedding happen and now he’s going to bless me with a baby on coming 28th. Am at moms place and she’s helping me…

  8. I came to a small city in Canada as a student 2 years ago and was terribly homesick. I knew absolutely no one here. I doubted my decision of coming here every single day and it made me increasingly unhappy and I was constantly stressed out. But unexpectedly I met some beautiful people here who supported me in my toughest time. I am thankful for having surrounded with some amazing friends here, which are almost family now , who made me feel @ home. I am thankful to God for making me realize once again that nothing in this world is more important than your people and relationships. And finally , I am thankful to all my friends and family for being there , because you have inspired me to pass on the love and kindness to other people. 🙂

  9. I am thankful about all we have today, we are all happy and healthy and together, met all the family members this year after a long time , kids had both sets of grand parents this summer and met their one and only masi and her family and most thankful , every thanksgiving is my son’s birthday who was born day after thanksgiving so that is a biggest reason every year to celebrate this month joyfully and thankfully for all of us.

  10. I am thankful for the life I have. after years of struggling to have a child I have been blessed with a beautiful baby girl. I have such a supportive family and friends and would not have been able to go on this emotional roller coaster without them. I’m also thankful for your website and hard work to help us keep cooking and learning.

  11. I am most thankful for my good health and for my loved ones good health as well. My Mom has always said if you have your health you have everything. That comment never really meant a whole lot to me until about a year ago since now I totally get it. In 2013 I learned that I had a brain tumor and that was my right before i turned 40. In the end it worked out fine. I lost my hearing on the side (right) & I had to do radiation but I’m doing great. I am just so greateful for those amazing doctors, nurses, my wonderful family and friends. And of course God for putting all these amazing ppl in my life. SO my answer is Good health & for my loved ones. The 2 most important things in life (love & health)

  12. I am thankful to God this year because our family is all together here now. Last year myself and my daughter were in India even I stayed in hostel and my daughter in my mom’s home and my hubby in US. But this year am very happy that we all are together here and just started cooking good by your video’s. Thanks a lot for you too

  13. I thank god for keeping me occupied without stress…as i am a housewife…
    I thank god for the recovery,though slow,.. of my father,
    i thank god for keeping my family,my parents family,my inlaws family peaceful and healthy..!!

  14. I am thankful for everything that I have and everything that happend to me from birth to till now, because I believe everything has a reason behind all the things that happens to us. So I am thankful for god, my best parents in the world,my best sisters and brother,my husband ,my in-laws, my kids and my friends. Because all of them made my life so beautiful and colorful. God bless everybody..and thank you god for everything!!!!

  15. I thankful you that because this site give me a new way to make the food with easy recipes and made in a less time. in many festivals my mother and me also make many dishes,but when i join your site this give me creativity in INDIAN food.
    I am very very thankful of god and mam who give me direction in learning of food.

  16. I thankful you that because this site give me a new way to make the food with easy recipes and made in a less time. in many festivals my mother and me also make many dishes,but when i join your site this give me creativity in INDIAN food.
    I am very very thankful of god and Manjula mam who give me direction in learning of food.

  17. I am thankful to all the people I met this year, as I learned so many things from each of you. Special thanks to After every mistake, every person says” I am sorry” but only few say”what i should do to make it right” Only this makes a relation more beautiFul & honest……………..
    Good morningmy Family for loving me and having trust on me….
    Thank you guys….. “LOVE YOU ALL”

  18. I am thankful because my mom after being handicap for 3 years and undergoing multiple surgeries , finally she is well and now able to walk and move around. . Thank God.

  19. Some people miss to see the heroes in their life.. I gave birth to one…yes I have a son who has autism.. Everyday I learn new things from him.. Mainly I understood the true colors of people when I needed help … Thank God for making me a proud parent of a autistic child.. Only special people get special children… That is how I see life..

  20. I am thankful to be a devotee of Krishna and that I can mark my body everyday with tilak the 12 names of God because it is a great way to begin my day. I am thankful to chant the Maha Mantra everyday. I am also thankful to my husband because he built me a beautiful temple on our property.

  21. I am really grateful for the gift of acceptance.This year I have been able to accept life as it is.As a result I have witnessed my dream of an International trip coming true,also I passed my ICWA Inter exam in June 2014.This has been a long cherished goal and it feels great as I prepare for the next stage of the exam.Nowadays I am making sure I pass on the message of acceptance to all I meet.Acceptance gives more energy and success and happiness. Hope to see more happiness around!

  22. A very wonderful ques mam . i think most of us dont have time to thank the people close to us. Ur ques has given a chance to bring out what is hidden in us. In this year i have experienced many ups and downs so first of all i m really thankful to God for giving me strength to face the challenges boldly, thn i wud like to thank the people of my nation for choosing such a prime minister who has the capability to take India to the top and make it corruption free and thank my mother for teaching me right values and making me what i m today.

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