BSI: Oranges

I’m so excited to be hosting the BSI this week! I thought long and hard about what the ingredient should be, ran through a few ideas with Adam, and finally decided on one. Before I tell you though, here’s the history:

Week 18: Brandi @ BranAppetit!Spinach

Week 17: Sarah @ Tales of ExpansionDates

Week 16: Biz @ Biggest Diabetic LoserZucchini

Week 15: Ashley @ Sweet & NaturalPeppermint

Week 14: Andrea @ bella eats [and runs]Ginger

Week 13: Amy @ Coffee TalkWalnuts

Week 12: Lindsay @ For the Love of OatsPumpkin

Week 11: Melissa @ Trying to HealSweet Potatoes

Week 10: Meghann @ The Inner Workings of a College GraduateEggplant

Week 9: Erica @ Itzy’s KitchenPears

Week 8: Gina @ The FitnessistaCranberries

Week 7: Shannon @ Tri to CookLentils

Week 6: Sabrina @ Rhodey Girl TestsPolenta

Week 5: Jenn @ eatingbenderButternut Squash

Week 4: Andrea & Erin @ Care to EatApples

Week 3: Rose @ On a Lobster PlacematMushrooms

Week 2: Heather @ Hangry PantsTomatoes

Week 1: Christie @ SportsnutritionlivingQuinoa

So, my selection of the ingredient was based on the following criteria:

  1. Easily accessible
  2. Vegetarian-friendly
  3. Hasn’t been used yet (duh)
  4. Multitudes of possible recipes

***DRUMROLL PLEASE***

The BSI for this week is:

ORANGES!!

Juicy and delicious!

Juicy and delicious!

Why did I pick this superfood as this week’s BSI? Well, for one they’re in season. In-season foods always taste better! Also, oranges are known for their vitamin C content, but they also feature (from World’s Healthiest Foods)

Oranges are listed as one of the World’s Healthiest Foods!

From whfoods.com

From whfoods.com

Visit this site for more information on the wonderful orange!

Now, for the rules.

You may use any part of the orange, as long as its REAL orange. No Tang or anything like that! I’m also looking for accessibility. Try to not make a recipe that’s so intimidatingly complicated that you wouldn’t give it to a kitchen-phobe.

I’ll be posting the recipes on this page and the BSI Orange page as I receive them.

To enter:

  • email the recipe and a photo if possible to imadedinner@gmail.com
  • post the recipe on your blog and email me the link

The deadline is Sunday, February 15, and the winner will be announced on Monday, February 16. I’ve yet to decide your prize, so I’ll keep you posted on that. I’m looking forward to getting all the entries!

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ENTRIES

Heather and Mark from HangryPants: Cranberry Orange Olive Oil Oatmeal Bread

Jess from See Jess Run: Spicy Orange Stir Fry

ttfn300 from Tri To Cook: Chocolate Orange Muffins

Erin at Life is Yumbo: Orange Garden and Grain Stir Fry

Sarah from Tales of Expansion: Orange-Cranberry Dark Chocolate Heart Tart

Christina from Dinner at Christina’s: Chocolate-Covered Orange Peel

Becca at Bites of the Day: Blood Orange and Cardamom Rice Pudding and Sticky Almond-Orange Risotto

Hallie at Healthy Twists: Ricotta Orange Stuffed French Toast with Orange Syrup

Biz at Biggest Diabetic Loser: Orange Sherbet

Beadie at What I Ate Yesterday: Orange Miso Tofu Stir Fry

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