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Blogger Secret Ingredient

I am honored to be hosting this week’s BSI Contest! Thank you, Alison, for passing along the opportunity! 😀

The rules go something like this:

  • The host picks an ingredient, preferable one that is in season, readily available, and not too expensive
  • The host links back to all other previous weekly hosts (see below)
  • Participants create a unique recipe using the BSI and email (or you can comment with a link) the host their recipes.
  • You do not need to have a food blog to participate, and you do not have to submit a photograph
  • If you do not have a blog, you can email the host ([email protected]) directly and it will be posted on my blog
  • The host reviews recipes Sunday evening of each week and picks a favorite (Sunday, June 6th at 5PM Central Time)
  • The winner is posted Monday morning and recieves a price of the host’s choice

As soon as Alison asked me to host the BSI Contest this week, I began brainstorming a list of possible secret ingredients. It was tough to choose!

For this week’s Blogger Secret Ingredient, I chose…


Here are our previous hosts and secret ingredients:

Why paprika?

I’m out and NEED to get more! It’s one of my favorite spices to use, especially for grilling. Paprika has 6-9x the Vitamin C of tomatoes and aids in saliva production and proper digestion. Paprika is also an antibacterial agent, improves circulation, and can lower blood pressure. What a secret ingredient to use more of in your kitchen, eh!?

Willing participants, please send me your unique recipes using paprika by Sunday, June 6th at 5PM Central Time. My email address is [email protected]! Thanks for participating!

Paprika love,

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  1. May 31, 2010 / 6:34 am

    I didn’t realize paprika was so good for you!

  2. May 31, 2010 / 7:16 am

    Cool! You know, I have never participated in this, ever. hehe, I’m a bad food blogger. I will see what I can do this time. Paprika is so random, but I had no idea it had so many nutritional benefits! MAybe I’ll make deviled eggs. They have paprika….I think…

  3. May 31, 2010 / 7:29 am

    Awww, fun! I’ve never done this. We leave for Europe on Wednesday…but maybe I can whip something up before then! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Have a great week, Nicole!

  4. May 31, 2010 / 7:33 am

    I love the idea of this challenge–paprika is one of those spices I don’t use enough!!

  5. May 31, 2010 / 8:01 am

    Love the challenge idea. I’ll have to sift through some of my favorite recipes to find one that stars paprika…at the moment all I can really think of is deviled eggs…and well, that doesn’t really center paprika enough!

  6. May 31, 2010 / 8:18 am

    Thanks for all the info on paprika! Sounds like a fun challenge! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. May 31, 2010 / 8:48 am

    Paprika is a good choice & is used in almost every dish, …happy hosting nicole…

  8. May 31, 2010 / 10:40 am

    What an awesome ingredient choice!! I use paprika all the time, love the stuff!

  9. May 31, 2010 / 10:55 am

    Thanks for giving the rules and background info on this. I may even have some recipes for this. I will work on this.

  10. May 31, 2010 / 11:17 am

    So fun! I won Julie’s nutmeg contest last December! It is such a fun way to get new recipe ideas! I will have to put my thinking cap on for Paprika! ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. May 31, 2010 / 12:07 pm

    Woot I even have a recipe set for the week that Paprika plays a big part in, perfect! I am looking forward to the recipes.

  12. May 31, 2010 / 12:17 pm

    Awesome choice. I love paprika- the slight smoky sweetness of it! I can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with!!

  13. May 31, 2010 / 12:57 pm

    I didn’t realize that paprika had all of those benefits. I guess it really is true that you learn something new every day OR, like me, you sometimes live under a rock. ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. May 31, 2010 / 1:44 pm

    I had no idea that paprika had so many health benefits! What a great secret ingredient!

  15. May 31, 2010 / 3:30 pm

    I need to start brainstorming! I love paprika but it is one of those spices I just seem to forget about.

  16. May 31, 2010 / 9:42 pm

    More than I ever knew about paprika!! I just found your blog through Biz, I’ll be following and reading more, thanks!

  17. May 31, 2010 / 10:15 pm

    Wow, I didn’t know all that about paprika. I love this idea … I wonder if I can come up with any recipes!!

  18. May 31, 2010 / 11:13 pm

    oooh, sounds fun! I actually don’t have any paprika either hmmm . . .

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