Monday, July 5, 2010

Blogger Secret Ingredient!

Hi guys! How was your fourth? I hope you had a great weekend celebrating our country's independence with your family and friends. Did you watch any fireworks? I didn't really besides some I saw people doing at my mom's house. I celebrating by going to the beach, eating good food, and visiting with family and friends. We had a big barbeque at my mom's house that I helped cooked for. I made my typical staples of hummus, guacamole, grilled veggies, and grilled salmon, but more on that tomorrow...
Sarena of the Non-Dairy Queen asked me to host this weeks BSI. BSI stands for Blogger Secret Ingredient. 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 weeks contest.
It is up to each weeks host to deem what the prize will be.
What are the rules?
1. I pick an ingredient, preferably one that is in season and readily available and not too expensive;
2. I link back to all the other previous weekly hosts;
3. I review all your lovely recipe submissions by Sunday night (July 11th, 2010);
4. I pick a recipe that is my favorite; and
5. I’ll post the winner Monday morning and send the winner a token prize of my choosing.
6. You do not have to have a food blog to particpate
7. You do not have to submit a photograph
8. If you don’t have a blog, you can submit your recipe to me, and i will post your recipe for you!
Here’s the past lovely blog hosts:
Week 85: The Non Dairy Queen - Raspberries
Week 84:  Healthy Exposures – Bulgur
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
Weel 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 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
After reading through the list and seeing what everyone else has come up with, I decided to pick.... applesauce! I use applesauce almost every week indifferent ways, baking and cooking. I want to see what recipes you use applesauce in! So email me your recipe submissions at Nicole at makinggoodchoicesblog [dot] com. I can't wait to see what you all come up with!  
*If anyone would like to host this next week, let me know! Email away! 
See you tomorrow with a great recipe for the grill!


Sarena Shasteen - The Non-Dairy Queen said...

Applesauce was one that I thought of too! Great choice! I definitely have to work on this one!

Jessica (Healthy Exposures) said...

oooh - was wondering what you were going to come up with - and a great one! so many different ways applesauce can be used. what shall i DO?! hehe

Melissa @ For the Love of Health said...

Love it!!

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

i never use applesauce so i am out but have fun everyone!

and thanks for saying what you said about blogging, life, screentime, etc. I know you just went thru it all and glad you are sounding like youre gonna continue to scale things back, or defintiely not get sucked in any deeper :)

Trix said...

I don't think I've used apple sauce in my cooking! Isn't that weird? I am really interested to see what people do - maybe I'll become an apple sauce convert for life!

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