Ingredient Challenge Monday

Welcome our two newest challengers to Ingredient Challenge Monday – Lauren and Chrissy of From The Little Yellow Kitchen!  So excited to have our bi-weekly foodie competition growing. 

Lauren and Chrissy, two recent college graduates and best friends, document their love for the kitchen with scrumptious looking dishes like Butternut Squash and Sausage Lasagna (how good does that sound?), Chocolate-Peppermint Whoopie Pie and Baked Brie Bites.  These are my kinda ladies.  Check them out!

And now onto this week’s challenge ingredient…..


Can you tell what it is? 

It’s a cutsey little grain called Quinoa – pronounced “KEEN-wah”.  The first time I said it I thought it was “ke-NO-uh”.   I’m such a silly little southern girl.  Calcium-rich Quinoa originates from South America, and made its way to the US in the ’80’s where it continues to grow in popularity.  If you’ve never tried it, you should!  It’s got a texture somewhat similar to rice, but it’s gluten and wheat-free.  The possibilities are endless here. 

One more thing….we will be posting our recipes on Tuesday, January 18th instead of Monday the 17th because of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  So check back with us then to see what we all came up with!  Here’s our updated list of challengers –


Marci Gilbert

And Love It Too!

From The Little Yellow Kitchen

Dixie Chik Cooks

Make sure and check us out next week and give us some feedback on our creativity.  Thanks for following, and have a great weekend!!

~Dixie Chik~


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    Shea Goldstein is a writer and the voice behind Dixie Chik Cooks. She's also a recipe developer and brand ambassador. She has been published in several media platforms such as Redbook, Parade, Food Blogger Magazine and more. She has been developing recipes and writing since 2009. Shea is a Southern Belle Who's Thinking About What's For Dinner While Eating Lunch

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  1. something_good

    quinoa! nice choice for a challenge! Here (in Romania) quinoa is the new healthy trend and the sales for this miraculous ingredient are up in the sky. I like its taste and texture and it’s really nutritious.

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