Giveaway Winner and BSI Announcement!


January 24, 2011 by Dana

Good morning lovelies!

(Didn’t that seem chipper?  I’m trying to act peppy, because mornings, especially Monday mornings, are just not my time of day.)

Today we have two pieces of business to attend to.

First up, the Pillsbury Simply… giveaway winner.  After a long, complicated, and tiring mathematical process (what? I plugged those numbers into myself…. it took effort!), I have determined that the winner of the giveaway was the author of comment #48…

Congratulations to Amanda of Pesto Chango!

Second order of business: BSI.

For those of you who are new to the food blogosphoere (or have just never heard of it), BSI stands for Blogger Secret Ingredient.  Each week a new host (in this case, me) picks an ingredient and anyone (food blogger or not) can submit a recipe utilizing that ingredient. Check out Biz’s explanation at My Bizzy Kitchen for complete details.

For this week’s BSI, I have chosen couscous as the secret ingredient!  Entries can include regular or whole wheat couscous (you already know my feelings on that subject), and can be of the Moroccan, Israeli, or Lebanese variety.

So get cooking, and send me your submissions at danasfoodforthought [at] gmail [dot] com.  The contest starts today, and recipes need to be submitted by Sunday, January 30.  I’ll post the roundup Sunday evening, and announce the prize winner.

A very special thanks to Biz for choosing me to host this week’s BSI.  It is most certainly an honor… just look at all the great previous hosts I get to be associated with!  (Let me know if you would like to be next week’s host.)

Week 102:  My Bizzy Kitchen – Yogurt
Week: 101:  Cooking Aweigh the Pounds – Bacon
Week 100:  My Bizzy Kitchen – Chiles
Week 99:  My Year On The Grill – Leftovers
Week 98:  Errign’s Adventures – Apple Cider
Week 97: Slim-Shoppin – Pork
Week 96:  Sandyha’s Kitchen – Kidney Beans
Week 95:  Rucika Cooks – Paneer (Indian cottage cheese)
Week 94:  Mharo Rajasthan’s Recipes – Okra
Week 93: Creative Sanyukta – Milk
Week 92:  Chilli & Chocolate – Pistachio
Week 91: The Southern Cookbook – Butter
Week 90: Recipe Rhapsody – Flour
(also: Quips, Travails and Braised Oxtails – Black Eyed Peas)
Week 89: Debbi Does Dinner Healthy – Ground Turkey
(also: Chacko’s Kitchen – Garbanzo Beans)
Week 88:  Hema – Onions
Week 87: Quips, Travails & Braised Oxtails – Black Eyed Peas
Week 86:  Making Good Choices – Applesauce
Week 85: Non-Dairy Queen – Raspberries
Week 84:  Healthy Exposures – Bulgar Wheat
Week 83:  Clarity in Creation – Peaches
Week 82: Mo’s Kitchen – Rice
Week 81: Waisting Duxie – Swiss Chard
Week 80: Fuss Free Flavours – Capers
Week 79:  Jenn Cuisine – Honey
Week 78: Living Free – Cashews
Week 77: Affairs of Living – Artichokes
Week 76:  One Frugal Foodie – Sunflower Seeds
Week 75: Part of the Whole – Beets
Week 74: Dinner at Christina’s – Sour Cream
Week 73: The Chef in My Head – Goat Cheese
Week 72: 5 Star Foodie – Asparagus
Week 71: Eats Well With Others – Carrots
Week 70: Burp and Slurp – Brussel Sprouts
Week 69:  Fun Fearless Foodie – Parmesan Cheese
Week: 68:  Natalie’s Killer Cuisine – Cocoa Powder
Week 67:  Eat, Live, Travel, Write – Lemon Zest
Week 66: Travel Eat Love – Coconut Milk
Week 65: Run Beans Run – Tofu
Week 64: Chicago Marathon Val – Mushrooms
Week 63: Biggest Diabetic Loser – Cheddar Cheese
Week 62: A Fit and Spicy Life – Balsamic Vinegar
Week 61: Peanut Butter Fingers – Nutmeg
Week 60:  Jenn Eats Nutritiously Now – Garlic
Week 59:  Home Cooked Em – Cinnamon
Week 58: The Balanced Broad – Flax
Week 57: Cookin Fanatic – Blue Cheese
Week 56:  Foodie in the City – Ricotta Cheese
Week 55:  Savvy Eats – Maple Syrup
Weel 54: Sound Eats – Dried Fruit
Week 53: Mega Nerd Runs – Acorn Squash
Week 52: Healthy Tipping Point – Pancake Mix
Week 51: Live, Laugh Eat – Almond Butter
Week 50: Balance, Joy and Delicias! – Cauliflower
Week 49: Healthy San Diego Living – Chickpeas
Week 48: Thought 4 Food – Yogurt
Week 47: London Foodie in New York – Chocolate
Week 46:  Johnstone’s Vin Blanc – Oats
Week 45: Guilty  Kitchen – Figs
Week 44: Ordinary Recipes Made Gourmet – Peanut Butter
Week 43: The Sophisticated Gourmet – Brown Sugar
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 31 1/2: Simply Fabulous Now – Cherries
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

Let me know if anyone has any questions about this week’s BSI.  I can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with!



20 thoughts on “Giveaway Winner and BSI Announcement!

  1. Ugh! I have never made anything with couscous! Ever! I’ll have to see if I can add it to the menu this week. If you can’t find anybody to host, I’d be happy to. Thanks!

  2. What a great concept! And interesting spin you put on it.

  3. Amanda says:

    Thanks so much! I’m super excited for the Pillsbury package. :D I will probably try those cinnamon bites you made… delicious looking!

  4. Great choice! I have some on my shelf right now..I’m in!

  5. Monet says:

    Congrats to the winner. I’m glad that couscous is the ingredient of choice. I love that grain, and we are always eating it during the busy week. I can’t wait to see what recipes everyone comes up with!

  6. Ooh, maybe I’ll try to come up with a couscous salad this week! I know I have some in my cupboard!

  7. Veronica says:

    I happen to be a big fan of whole wheat couscous! I even once incorporated it into a dessert parfait…but it was kinda yucky. lol. I’ll see what I can come up with!

  8. […] This is my submission to Presto Pasta Nights, hosted by Siri at Siri’s Corner this week, and to this week’s BSI with couscous. […]

  9. […] Dana from Food for Thought is the next host of BSI (Blogger Secret Ingredient). My sister hosted last week and got a ton or great submissions! […]

  10. […]  This is my submission to this week’s Couscous BSI.  I am hosting this week, so you should check it […]

  11. I just read about this on Biz’s blog last week, and I love this idea. Don’t have any couscous recipes in my blog at present…need to get cracking so I can enter. How fun!

  12. […] Don’t forget that this weeks BSI is couscous over at Dana’s Food for Thought. You have until Sunday to submit a recipe, and remember, it doesn’t have to be a recent recipe […]

  13. biz319 says:

    With everything going on, while I haven’t made these in a while, I loved them (and my family did not – so they were good leftovers for my lunch!)

    Quinoa meatballs:

  14. Veronica says:

    Can I put my submission here? Some like you to email them so let me know if this is OK. Here’s the link to my Orange Couscous with chicken:

  15. biz319 says:

    Dana, please ignore my previous entry – apparently I don’t know the difference between quinoa and couscous!

    Here is my couscous entry:

  16. […] at Around My Family Table – Vanilla Week 104: Debbi Does Dinner Healthy – Hot Sauce Week 103: Dana from Food for Thought – Cous Cous Week 102:  My Bizzy Kitchen – Yogurt Week: 101:  Cooking Aweigh the Pounds – […]

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