Monday, July 12, 2010

Show me YOUR stuff - Blogger Secret Ingredient Contest!

This week I'm trying something new.  Nicole at Making Good Choices asked me to host this week's BSI (Blogger Secret Ingredient Contest) and so I thought I'd take a break from my regularly scheduled programming and see if I can tease all your brains for ideas for my own project! Next week's BSI contest will be hosted by Hema at h4hemh4help

BSI stands for Blogger Secret Ingredient. It's kind of an Iron-Chef-style recipe challenge, where each week a new host picks an ingredient and anyone (food blogger or not) can submit a recipe. The contests starts on a Monday, and recipes need to be submitted by Sunday night of that week. Then the next day the host chooses a winner and picks someone to host next week's contest.

The secret ingredient for this week is....drum roll please...BLACK EYE PEAS! Although I will choose the recipe I deem to be the tastiest as the winner, bloggers who successfully follow the parameters of the Food Desert Project (using only foods you can find in a dollar or drugstore) will get a special mention and link on the winning page (feel free to browse the food desert project for techniques!) 

Send your recipes to me no later than Sunday at 8pm at michelhays AT juno DOT com.  You can either link to a blog post, or send the entire recipe as an email - please send photos if you've got them!   

NOTE: once you've sent your recipe, please post a comment on my blog, just to double-check that I received it.  At this time, odds are pretty good for an entry to win!

The winner will receive a charming picnic-cooler-for-two, similar to this one! (sorry, I can only ship to the contiguous US states)

If you are considering hosting, please let me know in your email.  Prizes are entirely the discretion of each week's host – for my win, I received a much-appreciated bar of Lindt chocolate that went to good use in s'mores!  Be forewarned - if you participate, I may send an email to hit you up to host next week's round (it's easy, and you'll meet and be viewed by all kinds of foodbloggers)

To recap -
  1. Pick an ingredient, preferably one that is in season and readily available and not too expensive;
  2. Link back to all the other previous weekly hosts;
  3. Review the recipe submissions by Sunday night of each week;
  4. Pick a recipe that is your favorite; and
  5. Post the winner Monday morning and send the winner a token prize of your choosing.
  1. Do not have to have a food blog to participate
  2. Do not have to submit a photograph  
  3. Can submit a recipe via email to that week's host if they don't have a blog - the host will post your recipe for you!
Past blog hosts and their ingredients have been:

Week 87: Quips, Travails, and Braised Oxtails - Black eye Peas
Week 86: Making Good Choices – Applesauce
Week 85: Non-Dairy Queen - Raspberries
Week 84: Healthy Exposures - Bulgar Wheat
Week 83: Clarity in Creation – Peaches
Week 82: Mo’s Kitchen - Rice
Week 81: Waisting Duxie - Swiss Chard
Week 80: Fuss Free Flavours - Capers
Week 79: Jenn Cuisine - Honey
Week 78: Living Free - Cashews
Week 77: Affairs of Living – Artichokes
Week 76: One Frugal Foodie - Sunflower Seeds
Week 75: Part of the Whole - Beets
Week 74: Dinner at Christina’s - Sour Cream
Week 73: The Chef in My Head - Goat Cheese
Week 72: 5 Star Foodie - Asparagus
Week 71: Eats Well With Others – Carrots
Week 70: Burp and Slurp - Brussel Sprouts
Week 69: Fun Fearless Foodie – Parmesan Cheese
Week: 68: Natalie’s Killer Cuisine - Cocoa Powder
Week 67: Eat, Live, Travel, Write - Lemon Zest
Week 66: Travel Eat Love - Coconut Milk
Week 65: Run Beans Run - Tofu
Week 64: Chicago Marathon Val - Mushrooms
Week 63: Biggest Diabetic Loser – Cheddar Cheese
Week 62: A Fit and Spicy Life – Balsamic Vinegar
Week 61: Peanut Butter Fingers - Nutmeg
Week 60: Jenn Eats Nutritiously Now - Garlic
Week 59: Home Cooked Em – Cinnamon
Week 58: The Balanced Broad – Flax
Week 57: Cookin Fanatic - Blue Cheese
Week 56: Foodie in the City - Ricotta Cheese
Week 55: Savvy Eats - Maple Syrup
Week 54: Sound Eats - Dried Fruit
Week 53: Mega Nerd Runs - Acorn Squash
Week 52: Healthy Tipping Point - Pancake Mix
Week 51: Live, Laugh Eat - Almond Butter
Week 50: Balance, Joy and Delicias! – Cauliflower
Week 49: Healthy San Diego Living - Chickpeas
Week 48: Thought 4 Food - Yogurt
Week 47: London Foodie in New York - Chocolate
Week 46: Johnstone’s Vin Blanc - Oats
Week 45: Guilty Kitchen - Figs
Week 44: Ordinary Recipes Made Gourmet - Peanut Butter
Week 43: The Sophisticated Gourmet - Brown Sugar
Week 42: My Kitchen Addiction – Lime
Week 41: Nutmeg Nanny – Coffee
Week 40: Chaya’s Comfy Cook – Broccoli
Week 39: Healthy Delicious – Plums
Week 38: Zoe - Feta
Week 37: ChezWhat- Potatoes
Week 36: Cinnamon, Spice & Everything Nice – Blueberries
Week 35: Girlichef -Greens
Week 34: The Ungourmet – Watermelon
Week 33: Bread + Butter – Bell Pepper
Week 32: Burp and Slurp -Corn
Week 31: Say Yes to Salad – Kabocha
Week 31 1/2: Simply Fabulous Now – Cherries
Week 30: Thinspired – Bananas
Week 29: To Be The Whole Package – Almonds
Week 28: Kristas Kravings – Lemon
Week 27: From French Fries To Flax Seeds – Coconut
Week 26: Plentiful Plants – Avocado
Week 25: Training Fuel – Eggs
Week 24: Dinner at Christina’s – Cabbage
Week 23: Hey What’s for Dinner, Mom? – Strawberries
Week 22: One Bite at a Time – Basil
Week 21: Just Sweet Enough – Black Beans
Week 20: What I Ate Yesterday – Kale
Week 19: What’s for Dinner – Orange
Week 18: BranAppetit! –Spinach
Week 17: Tales of Expansion Dates
Week 16: Biggest Diabetic Loser – Zucchini
Week 15: Sweet & Natural –Peppermint
Week 14: bella eats [and runs] – Ginger
Week 13: Coffee Talk – Walnuts
Week 12: For the Love of Oats – Pumpkin
Week 11: Trying to Heal – Sweet Potatoes
Week 10: The Inner Workings of a College Graduate – Eggplant
Week 9: Itzy’s Kitchen – Pears
Week 8: The Fitnessista – Cranberries
Week 7: Tri to Cook – Lentils
Week 6: Rhodey Girl Tests – Polenta
Week 5: Eating Bender – Butternut Squash
Week 4: Care to Eat – Apples
Week 3: On a Lobster Placemat – Mushrooms
Week 2: Hangry Pants – Tomatoes
Week 1: sportsnutritionlivingQuinoa


Anonymous said...

Great post! Glad that came out well - black eyed peas should be interesting because I don't like them.

But, I said that the last time someone picked sweet potatoes and actually made a dish I loved!

All the way back to November of 2008!

HemasAdugemane said...

I have hosted this week's contest is my posting.

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