What exactly is Blogger Secret Ingredient? (Thanks Meghan for the roundup!)
• The host picks an ingredient, preferably one that is in season, readily available and not too expensive.
• The host links back to all the other previous weekly hosts.
• Participants create a unique recipe using the BSI and e-mail the host their recipes.
• You do not need to have a food blog to participate, and you do not have to submit a photograph (though, it’s preferred so I can show everyone your fabulous creations).
• If you don’t have a blog, you can e-mail the host directly and it will be posted on the blog.
• The host reviews recipes Sunday evening of each week and picks a favorite (Change of rules: I will review the recipe submissions on Monday evening, February 15th).
• The winner is posted Monday morning and receives a prize of the host’s choice (I will announce the winner next Tuesday, February 16th, see below for the prize).
What is this week’s Blogger Secret Ingredient, you ask? Drumroll please. . .
I LOVE lemon zest – it’s the magical ingredient that makes this dish take me back to our trip to Italy in 2005 when we first discovered it… It’s useful in both savory and sweet dishes and packs such a flavour punch in any recipe. Can’t wait to see what you do with it!
The prize? A $25 gift card from Chefs Catalog.com. This was originally in my goodie bag at the Foodbuzz Festival last November but I have yet to use it so I figured what better use than to offer it as a prize for your creativity?
So how do you participate?
Simply send me an email by next Monday morning, February 15th with a picture of your dish (if you have one) and a link to your post (if you have a blog) or a copy of your recipe (if you don’t). I will review the recipes, announce the winner and post a recap of your recipes next Tuesday February 16th. In the meantime, if you are interested in hosting BSI next week, let me know in your email.
If you need inspiration check out BSI from past weeks:
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: Chayaís 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 Christinaís 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: sportsnutritionliving Quinoa
I can’t wait to read your recipes – good luck!!!