I was invited to join the Recipe Showdown by a lovely lady named Jas from All That’s Jas that I met on Instagram a few weeks ago. The hosts for February were Ann over at Grubbs and Critters and Patti from Hearth and Vine. The ingredient they chose was sage (one of my all-time favorite herbs). There is one ingredient every month, and you can submit as many recipes as you’d like. I’m pleased to announce that this recipe from Katie at One Hungry Bunny with this Roasted Beet Pesto and Greens Pasta Toss and I won the challenge for February!
I didn’t have too much time so I submitted two recipes that I had already done for the blog (which is perfectly acceptable!). This was the winning recipe, Truthahn (turkey) Schnitzel. Anyone can submit recipes and you have all month to do it, so get cooking!
Since Bunny and I won the challenge, the gauntlet is passed to us to be hosts for March! Therefore, Bunny and Binky are cohosting this challenge, ☺!
Bunny and Binky have put our heads together and come up with an ingredient for March that you will love!! So, the ingredient is… drumroll please…. Turmeric!
Turmeric is a root, closely related to ginger and is native to southern Asia. It has been a common spice in Asian and Indian kitchens for milienia but is a grossly underused spice in the US. Turmeric is known to have many health benefits. It is a powerful anti-inflammatory. It is used to treat IBS, Rheumatoid arthritis, Cystic fibrosis and even has been shown to be useful as a Cancer preventative and may be useful in preventing and treating Alzheimer’s. The list is much longer than that, depending on your source of information. To top that all off, it is very versatile and imparts the most beautiful flavor to any dish! It adds greatly to soups and stews and is even great in smoothies, believe it or not!
If you have never used turmeric in your kitchen, give it a try! You won’t be disappointed!
Submit all of your recipes using this super-herb to firstname.lastname@example.org
How does it work? You ask?
The participants, in addition to food bloggers, can be anyone interested to play and who has the ability to make their work published on the internet (photo gallery, forums, Facebook, etc.)
Rules of the game “Recipe Showdown”
The host site (me!) sets the key ingredient/food product that participants must use. The ingredient is given on the 1st of the month.
Any time during that month, participants make a dish with the given ingredient and publish the recipe on internet with a link to the homepage of the game, and a link to the post in which ingredient is given (host site).
The participant who has already published a recipe with a given ingredient, regardless of the date, can use it to share, following the same rules (link to the host site and the game homepage).
Participants have to e-mail the host page the following information:
– URL of the page where the recipe was published
– Photo of the finished dish
The host site will publish all submissions with links in a post at the end of that month and select a winner/new host site for the next month. The host site can, if they wish, send a small gift to the winner.
The host site will share the post on their social media.
Re-entering the same recipe and repeating the host site is allowed after 2 years (subject to change).
Here’s the deal:
The game homepage will keep a running list of all host sites and ingredients, hence the rule to link there (so we can keep track).
Let’s have fun and cook something up!
Share your creations on social media using hashtags #RecipeShowdown & #allthatsjas & #binkysculinarycarnival