This summer, City Light challenged customers to participate in a cooking contest with a spin. The Second Annual Cookin’ with Kilowatts Contest was an interactive competition to prepare the best recipe while substituting the use of an oven or stovetop for a lower-energy electric cooking method. The contest was a way to raise awareness of personal energy usage, and to encourage customers to think of creative energy-saving alternatives to their usual cooking methods.
We received more than 60 submissions. They were judged based on creativity, energy saved and presentation.
Congratulations to our winners. In the adult contest, the top three winners were Matthew R. with Baked Coconut Shrimp with Curried Chutney, Rosemarie K. with Rice Cooker Risotto with Ham & Peas, and Leslie B. with Spanish Brown Rice with Spicy Vegan Sausage. In the kid’s contest, the winner was Ze Hua D. with Congee. All recipes were prepared using low energy appliances such as toaster ovens, rice cookers, crockpots, and microwaves. Contest winners were awarded prizes ranging from $100 to $250 gift cards.
Out of all the submissions received, Seattle City Light will be creating a Cookin’ with Kilowatts Cookbook featuring the top recipes, including instructions for these low-energy cooking methods.