Friday, July 23, 2010


Thanks for Michelle to give me an option to present this week's BSI ingredient. BSI stands for Blogger Secret Ingredient. This was started by Beth

Week #89 (2nd Aug to 8th Aug) BSI event is hosted by Debbi

This is a kind of Iron-Chef-style recipe challenge, where
a. Each week a new host picks an ingredient
b. Readers can submit a recipe.
c. The contest starts on a Monday, and recipes need to be submitted by Sunday night of that week.
d. Then the next day the host chooses a winner and picks someone to host new week's contest.

Jac keeps update of all events in her blog, and I guess I am late to host this event.

BSI Ingredient for Week #88 & Week #89 is Onion.

Onions are available thro' out the world in different colours. In India it is available in Red and White, but when I visited Paris in this April I was surprised to see green onion.

Send your recipes to me latest by July 31st 10pm at hemasrini dot 2007 at gmail dot com. You can either link to a blog post or send the entire recipe by an email - please send photos if you have got them.

NOTE: once you've sent your recipe, please post a comment on my blog, just to double-check that I received it. At this time, odds are pretty good for an entry to win!

The winner will receive "Aachi Chilli Powder" from India.

If you are considering hosting, please let me know in your email. Prizes are entirely the discretion of each week's host. Be forewarned - if you participate, I may send an email to hit you up to host next week's round (it's easy, and you'll meet and be viewed by all kinds of foodbloggers)

To recap -


Pick an ingredient, preferably one that is in season and readily available and not too expensive;

Link back to all the other previous weekly hosts;

Review the recipe submissions by Sunday night of each week;

Pick a recipe that is your favorite; and

Post the winner Monday morning and send the winner a token prize of your choosing.


Do not have to have a food blog to participate

Do not have to submit a photograph

Can submit a recipe via email to that week's host if they don't have a blog - the host will post your recipe for you! 

Contribution follows:

Sweet Savoury Semolina - Akheela


Mulagu Varthu Puli - Abraham

Ulli Theeyal - Abraham

BSI - Onion - Beth

Winner is Janet

Past blog hosts and their ingredients have been:

Week 88: Hema's Blog - Onion

Week 87: Quips, Travails, and Braised Oxtails - Black eye 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

Week 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