I may be ruffling some feathers here, but I wanted to make a comment on the past few BSI challenges. 

The BSI challenge started way back last fall, until it stopped at Christmas.  I kept waiting for it to resurrect, and when it didn’t, I decided to bring it back with BSI – Zucchini

The rules are quite simple:

  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.  

Here are our previous hosts:

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 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

 Sadly, recently people have been using random integer to pick the winner.   That being said, I could have put a slice of lime on a plate and entered that, and with random integer, could have possibly “won” with that “recipe.”

The reason I liked BSI so much is that it challenged me to go beyond my comfort zone with a particular ingredient.  Don’t believe me?  I hate sweet potatoes, but I ended up making sweet potato ravioli’s that were out of this world.  I never would have made those had I not been challenged to use sweet potatoes!

So my question going forward is do we agree to keep the above rules going forward, or revert back to random integer.  I am hopeful it is not the latter, otherwise what is the point?

I hope not to offend anyone with this post, but I just want everyone to be on the same page – your thoughts?