Iron Chef Challenge for January

Iron Chef Challenge for January

Hey guys, it’s Friday the 13th! You know what that means: it’s time to watch your favorite Jason movie and maybe make some tater pigs.

Due to pain I didn’t get this up as early as I normally like to (before everyone gets off work), so this challenge isn’t due until Sunday night. The rules!

1. Whatever you come up with has to be new, nothing from a cookbook or a blog, not something you posted last week that happens to involve the secret ingredient. It’s fine to use a recipe for a jump-off point, but make it your own!
2. Entries are due at 9 pm CST on Sunday (but it takes me awhile to read all of the entries so if you’re a little late it’s no big).
3. Have fun and be creative!

And the secret ingredient is…

SQUASH!!!

Whether you are still recovering from an overindulgent holiday season or you’ve decided to shun the silly notion that January = diet, squash is a perfect food to play with in January. It’s versatile, there are so many varieties (people down under can use summer squash) available right now, and it’s guaranteed to make any dish warm and cozy. Some squashes can be a beast to cut through, here’s a photo guide on how to cut and peel a butternut squash (safety first).

Allez Végétalien Cuisine!

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