Debbi from Debbi Does Dinner Healthy asked me to host this week’s BSI, and I gladly accepted since I’ve enjoyed participating in the past. This is a contest created by one of my favorite bloggers, Biz of Biggest Diabetic Loser. This contest has a new host every week and I’m hosting the 90th week. Every week, the new host picks an ingredient that is affordable and easily accessible and all those that choose to participate send in their recipes that include the ingredient, either by a link to their blog post with the recipe, or by sending it (picture optional) in an email if they don’t have a blog.
I have chosen flour for this weeks secret ingredient. Can you believe in 89 weeks of this contest, no one has ever chosen flour? As an avid baker, this is one of the most common ingredients I use, but you can find flour in many savory dishes as well, from breads to breaded meats and as a thickener in gravies and stews. There are no limits to what kind of dish you can create. For this contest, you can even choose what type of flour you want to use, whether it be wheat, rice, sorghum, coconut, etc. This may be a good opportunity for you to try a flour you have never used before!
To enter the contest, send me the link to your blog with the recipe, or send the recipe via email to vraklis at yahoo dot com. Entries are due by Sunday at 5 PM CST. I will review the entries and pick my favorite. The winner will receive an assortment of my homemade cookies. If you’d like something with less sugar, I’ll send my homemade beer bread mix–you choose!
I’m so excited!! Who’s with me?
Here are our previous hosts:
Week 89: Debbi Does Dinner Healthy – Ground Turkey
Week 88: Hema – Onions
Week 87: Quips, Travails & Braised Oxtails – Black Eyed 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
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 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
Hi Veronica :) Gues Who? Lol, I am submitting my Zuchinni bread recipe. It has flour :) Check it out http://thesoutherncookbook.com/2010/02/24/chocolate-zuchinni-bread/ Let me know if I did this correctly.
Yes, you did it perfectly! Thanks for your submission–I will judge all the entries on Sunday night and post the winner then!
Awesome! And I’m glad I found biz’s blog – she’s great!
And I can’t believe flour has never been mentioned. I don’t care how good your other BSI’s are, if you don’t have flour, whatever you’re baking probably won’t be that good – not a huge fan of flourless cakes and such.
Well, the BSI can be anything and typically more interesting ingredients are chosen, such as coconut or asparagus. What you make with the chosen ingredient is up to you and the particpants make savory dishes just as often as baked goods. So, are you up to the challenge, Pop???
This sounds fun – I may have to join in for future weeks. We try to plan out our meals for 2 weeks and I don’t think we have anything with flour in it this week. :-P
If you have any old posts with recipes including flour, you can submit those, otherwise, we’ll catch you next time! You can even submit a recipe that you’ve made and never posted, and don’t even need a photo, but I have to tell you that a photo will help me. I like to see the end product.
Cool. Here goes:
Yay! I am sooo happy that you entered b/c it’s only women so far! I have a man playing! YES! Your “healthy” cookies blog cracked me up–I love it.
Goodness. Flour is such an obvious ingredient – I am amazed no one thought if it before. Well done on clever thinking!
Thanks, Helen! I see you are from London and I hadn’t previously considered shipping overseas, but sure, why not?! I’ll have to check on shipping times because if it takes longer than 3 days to deliver, I’ll probably want to send the beer bread mix since it is very shelf-stable. So don’t let your location keep you from participating!
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I’m with you!! I would like to submit my Russian Cheese Crepes (Nalesniki): http://natashaskitchen.com/2009/12/27/nalesniki-with-cheese-and-raisins/
Yay! Thanks for submitting your entry. I hadn’t seen that one before–it looks scrumptious! I love crepes, but have never made them myself.
A blog host huh? Cool! I see you are doing well as ever!
What a great ingredient to choose!
I would like to submit my Crispy New England Beer Battered Shrimp. It has become a family favorite in our house. The batter can be used on all types of deep frying. (fish, veggies, ect)
Beer battered shrimp!!! Yum!!! Thank you for participating Red–I’m getting excited!
Great BSI choice! I’m going to try to post something to enter!
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Hi Veronica! Here is my BSI:flour submission… http://girlichef.blogspot.com/2010/08/cherry-almond-bars.html Thankyou for hosting :)
I can see I’ll be returnign to this post several times. Looks like everyone is posting their favorites here :)
There are a lot of good ones–my job of judging grows harder and harder! I will be posting all the entries on Sunday, with pics, when I announce the winner so if you miss any you can catch them there.
this is a tough one! I want to enter, I just gotta igure out what to use
Knowing you, I’m sure it will be brilliant! When you decide, send a pic too if you have one, or if it’s something you did on myspace you could just send me the link.
I was gonna do shortbread, but I dont want to be a copy cat! I will use something from Myspace. I have no time to experiment right now!
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Here’s my entry for Lavender Shortbread Cookies for BSI: http://www.anediblemosaic.com/?p=3530. And thank you so much for your sweet comment, it meant a lot to me! :)
Just out of curiosity, who is The Cooking Photographer?
Thank you Faith, and for linking back to the contest! Laura, The Cooking Photographer, is another food blogger that I initially met on myspace. She has since left myspace but we remain good friends. She has a wonderful creativity in the kitchen and most of the recipes are her own. You can check her out at http://www.thecookingphotographer.com.
What a great ingredient for this month’s challenge. Here is my entry. – Sugar-Free Almond Cornmeal Blueberry Shortcakes. :)
Thank you so much, Kim! Your shortcakes look so good!
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If it’s ok to submit an old post, I’d like to submit this recipe for Smores Cookies. They are so delicious that my boyfriend requests that I make them every time we have to make something to bring somewhere, and complains (!) if I make anything else lol!
Yes, old is fine–I’ve got yours down. Thank you!
here is my post I am not sure if you wanted a link on the post or my event page let me know
Since this is an older post, it’s OK that you don’t have a link back to this blog. Thanks for your submission!
I am finally getting my submissions in! I decided to do one sweet and one savory.
First, a German-inspired chicken dish
Second, since I am getting excited for fall, a pumpkin bread with a twist
Thanks for hosting this week! : )
Here’s my submisson: http://team-t-adventures.blogspot.com/2010/08/chocolately-drizzle-coconut-cookies.html
Veronica, I’m sorry missed the deadline. This sounded like a great deal of fun. This was my first visit to your blog, but it will not be my last. I love your recipes and approach to food. I’ll be back often. I hope you have a wonderful day. Blessings…Mary
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Great site. I keep finding new and interesting things here.
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