Monday, April 5, 2010

Blogger Secret Ingredient Reveal

I am so excited to be hosting the BSI for a second time! I hosted way back at week 24 and now am hosting week 74!

Last time I racked my brain to come up with an ingredient and finally settled on cabbage and received some great entries. I had a strong second contender and always wondered what recipes people would have come up with had I chosen that other ingredient. Now, I don't have to wonder any longer because it's my choice this time around!

This is an ingredient that Johnny and I both love. It can be used solo or mixed with other things. It's easily made sweet or savory. It can be used in breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, dessert, or baked goods. Any guesses?


Sour Cream!!!

To participate please submit a recipe featuring sour cream before midnight Sunday, April 11th by emailing christina at dinneratchristinas dot com. I will accept recipes featuring store-bought, home made, or vegan sour cream. The winner and next host will be announced Monday, April 12th.

The winner will receive a $10 gift card! So put your thinking caps on and get cooking!

In case you're new to BSI (or need to brush up on the rules) each week there is a new host and that host must:
  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.
To participate:
  1. you do not have to have a food blog to particpate
  2. you do not have to submit a photograph
  3. if you don’t have a blog, you can submit your recipe to that weeks host, and they will post your recipe for you
The previous hosts and ingredients are:

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


Laura said...

MMMMMM yummy, I have a recipe in mind already!

Alisa said...

Yeah! I am going to see if I can't come up with something - dairy-free sour cream style.

Now I have a question - how in the world do I locate the BSI each week?! After spotting a prior BSI, I tried to find the next week's, the person didn't list it in their post - it was a never-ending mission. Searches on the net yielded not a thing. Is there a main site / page for BSI?

The Diva on a Diet said...

I've never participated in a BSI challenge ... perhaps that will change this month. I hope I have a chance to come up with something interesting!

Christina said...

A central location for rules and ea. new host is on Biz's blog:

sophia said...

Great choice! I recently just gotten hooked on sour's better than mayonnaise, so I use it on my sandwiches...I've never really created something awesome out of sour cream though...will rack my brains!

Anonymous said...

Mmm, sour cream! An ingredient I rarely use, unless I'm dipping nachos in it. I'll have to give this some thought!

Happy Monday!

Jenn@slim-shoppin said...

I know just what I am going to make!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow, Jenn's going to participate? Cool!

I.heart.sour.cream! Thanks again for hosting this week Christina!

Scott K said...

Can I use light sour cream?

Christina said...

Yes Scott any version of sour cream is ok by me! I use light or fat free myself!

Laura said...

Yeah!! Did Michelle come over?

Judy said...

I'm new to BSI. Just emailed you a recipe. Thanks for hosting.