Only 3 Hours Left!

You only have a mere 3 hours until the deadline for your BSI: Orange recipe entries! I know you’ve thought of something!


I’ll be back tomorrow to announce the winner and recipient of his/her choice of 3 bottles of Penzey’s Spices!


Blogger Secret Ingredient, a.k.a. BSI!

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 Talk – Walnuts

Week 12: Lindsay @ For the Love of Oats – Pumpkin

Week 11: Melissa @ Trying to Heal – Sweet Potatoes

Week 10: Meghann @ The Inner Workings of a College Graduate – Eggplant

Week 9: Erica @ Itzy’s Kitchen – Pears

Week 8: Gina @ The Fitnessista – Cranberries

Week 7: Shannon @ Tri to Cook – Lentils

Week 6: Sabrina @ Rhodey Girl Tests – Polenta

Week 5: Jenn @ eatingbender – Butternut Squash

Week 4: Andrea & Erin @ Care to Eat – Apples

Week 3: Rose @ On a Lobster Placemat – Mushrooms

Week 2: Heather @ Hangry Pants – Tomatoes

Week 1: Christie @ Sportsnutritionliving – Quinoa

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


The BSI for this week is:


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!



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
  • 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!



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