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Monday, June 1, 2009

BSI: Blogger Secret Ingredient

What?? A double post from Jenn?!?! Yes, I've double posted. But with good intention. Sophia from Burp and Slurp passed the torch onto me to host this week's BSI (Blogger Secret Ingredient). I couldn't pass up this opportunity. I've put a history list of the BSI ingredients near the bottom, if you're wondering what they've been thus far. Let's cut to the chase and get right to it because I know you're all anxious as to what this week's ingredient is.

But first, the "how-to" of BSI:

*Make or create a recipe that uses the chosen ingredient by Sunday night (June 7th, 2009).

*Post about it and link back to me. If you don’t have a blog, you may email me at with your recipe.

*Comment on this post so I know that you've entered.

*Most importantly...have fun.

So without further adu, let me introduce this week's secret ingredient:

(*insert Iron Chef dramatic music here*)


(The pic above is courtesy of whoever posted it on wikipedia.)

Insert extreme close-up shots of those who will be participating. Which would be all of you reading this, right? RIGHT?

I've used these tasty veggies in a few recipes already like kabob skewers in my Pinoy Style BBQ, veggie stir fry in some Teryiaki Glazed Chicken Tacos, & the Chinese dish Sweet & Sour "See"-Food. There's so many amazing and incredibly creative cooks out there that I'm always amazed with they come up with. Winner will be announced next Monday (June 8th, 2009) as well as who will be the host of the next week. Get crack-a-lackin'!!

So now you brave beautiful world, with an open heart and an empty stomach, I say unto you in the words of the guy who plays the chairman on Iron Chef America, who I remember being in the movie Double Dragon with Scott Wolf (that guy from Party of Five): Allez cuisine!

Who's who so far:

Christina at Dinner at Christina's : Stuffed Green Peppers
Jen at My Kitchen Addiction: Tex-Mex Lettuce Wraps
Rebecca at Chow and Chatter: Plantain and Fish Soup
Sophia at Burp and Slurp~: Double Bell Pepper-Grits with Poached Egg
Eric at Eric Rivera Cooks: Sweet Peppers
Ann at Pig Pig's Corner: Caramelized Pork in Bell Pepper Sauce
Parita at Parita's World: Cheesy Bell Pepper Swirls
Pooja at My Experience With Cooking: Kung Pao Chicken
Sweta at Bonne Nutrition: Stuffed Green Pepper with Chili Tofu
Laura at Hey What's For Dinner Mom: Curried Hot Salad
Sarah at Winged Snail: Black Bean Dip
Ruth at Plentiful Plants: Devil Dawgs
Reeni at Cinnamon & Spice: Caramelized Green Pepper & Sausage Pasta w/ Fresh Tomato Pesto
Patty at The Organized McTatty: Gnocchi with red peppers, zucchini and summer squash
Alice at Savory Sweet Life: Red Bell Pepper Relish
Paola at Tangled Noodle: "Touched By An Angel" Hair Pasta
Janetha at Meals & Moves: Spotlight Stuffed Bell Peppers

Let's get those recipes in! =)


History of BSI ingredients:

Week 32: Burp and Slurp - Corn

Week 31: Say Yes to Salad – Kabocha

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


Dewi said...

Love bell peppers, sounds like fun event Jenn. I'll have to see if I can come up with something.

Jen @ said...

Oh... bell peppers are one of my all-time favorite ingredients! In fact, I just bought a few for dinner tonight. Hopefully my recipe will be post-worthy. I love challenges!

Christina said...

Oh, I'm so excited!! Thanks for hosting this week and bell pepper is a great one! Cheap and always on hand!

teresa said...

This is cool, I've actually never participated in this, but I'd like to. Can we submit recipes that we've already posted, or do they have to be made this week?

The Duo Dishes said...

Excited to see what comes about!

Anonymous said...

What a great choice! So many different directions to go with this one!

Looking forward to checking out your blog :D

Jenn said...

Elra: I hope you do.

Jen: Yay. Hope you post it.

Christina: I'm excited to be this week's host.

Teresa: As long as you made it, I can't see why not. =)

Chow and Chatter: It will be. You should enter. =)

Duo Dishes: Me, too.

biz316: Thanks.

pigpigscorner said...

ooo bell peppers! Something I love and hate at the same time. It's hard to explain =P

Anonymous said...

bell peppers! Genius, Jenn! I already have SO many recipes using bell peppers...but you can never run out of ideas with bell peppers! I'll try to think of something to enter!
and fast did you think up of the BSI? have you had it planned wwaaay beforehand? hee~

Jen @ said...

Added my recipe for Tex Mex Lettuce Wraps!

Reeni said...

I use bell peppers a lot! I love them!

Jenn said...

Burpandslurp: LOL. I didn't even know you were going to ask me. I've been having a craving for some bell peppers, I figured why not. =)

Heather S-G said...

I'm going to try to enter this week. Last week was the first I'd heard of it over at Ms. Burpilicious's blog, but I forgot to enter :? Thanks for the little update on everything I've missed thus far! And omg, Double you di'n't.

alice said...

This sounds like fun. Now I have to think about what I'm going to make. Bell peppers here I come!

Anonymous said...

Lol, this is cool, its like Iron Chef. All you have to do now is do a little video where you bite the pepper and smile for the camera :D

Laura said...

oh this is a good one!

Parita said...

Wow thats lovely theme..can i send in archived entry?

Patty said...

YES! I will definitely enter - super exciting!! I love bell peppers, they're one of my favorite veggies!

Anonymous said...

I'm in. I'll let you know when I post. Should be tonight!!


Jenn said...

Parita: As long as you made it. =)

chow and chatter said...

heres my entry featured green bell pepper Rebecca

Anonymous said...

Hey Jenn! Here's my submission! Link:
Yay! I see two others are up already!

Tangled Noodle said...

Great choice! I have something in mind and I just hope I can execute it in time for Sunday's deadline. And thanks so much for the list of past BSI challenges - burpandslurp's hosting of corn was the first time I'd heard of this. Fun!

pigpigscorner said...

Jenn, here's my entry!

Laura said...

Hi here is my recipe submission link

Thanks for hosting! :)


Sarah E. Hoffman said...

My post is up now! Good blog event! Thanks

Sweta (My Indian Dietitian) said...

Have posted my entry:Stuffed Green Pepper's.

Pooja said...

Lovely event Jenn! Here goes my entry:Kung Pao Chicken

Parita said...

Hi Jenn, pls accept my entry for BSI:Bell Peppers, let me know if i need to email you the entry

Anonymous said...

Hi Jenn, thanks for choosing peppers! I made up an awesome recipe that's a keeper, even if it doesn't win!

Devil Dawgs are here:

Reeni said...

Hi Jenn, I made a caramelized pepper & sausage pasta w/ fresh tomato, and also made a bruschetta with it.

alice said...

Jenn, I saved the best for last for you. ;) Sweet and Spicy Red Bell Pepper Relish. Perfect over cream cheese or brie, or straight on crackers.


Tangled Noodle said...

Didn't think I'd manage it but here it is:

'Touched by an Angel' Hair Pasta (Capellini with Chicken & Roasted Red Pepper Sauce)!

Thanks for hosting BSI!

Dazy said...

This way entries get increased. And I am collecting each single. Your effort is appreciated.

Jenn said...

Dazy: Thanks for stopping by.

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