Fork in the Kitchen’s monthly recipe challenge is here to inspire you. Whether you’re looking for a new cooking challenge, are in a food rut you just need to get out of, or simply just love eating food that’s full of flavor, easy to make, and impressive, it’s for you! It’s my way of joining you around the kitchen table, virtutally. So, let’s get to it!
“You learn a lot about someone when you share a meal together.” – Anthony Bourdain
What is the FITK Recipe Challenge?
Fork in the Kitchen aims to inspire you in the kitchen, to help you create easy, elevated meals that are impressive yet completely approachable, and to help provide you with (mostly) meatless recipes regardless of if you’re vegetarian or not. Meatless meals can be flavorful, delicious, and filling, I promise!
These monthly challenges will give you the opportunity to experience a variety of Fork in the Kitchen recipes, try new techniques in the kitchen, and see that meatless meals are totally doable.
Not to mention the chance to win a fun prize every month and pay it forward in my monthly donation for each entry.
Recipe of the Month
This month we are learning how to make Homemade Whipped Ricotta. Once this light and creamy dip is whipped to perfection, it’s topped with a flavorful, bright mix of herbs, honey, and lemon. Even better? It’s ready in 10 minutes. It makes the BEST springtime appetizer and pairs perfectly with a chilled glass of white wine.
My favorite way to serve it is with crispy, salty toasted baguette slices, but you’ve got a whole lot of options when it comes to serving it. The dip itself is naturally gluten-free, and to keep it so, you can serve it with gluten-free bread, crackers, or vegetables.
Not feeling whipped ricotta? The alternative recipe this month is our One Pot Parmesan Orzo with Broccoli.
Recipe Challenge Details
HOW TO ENTER THE CHALLENGE
- STEP ONE: MAKE THE RECIPE – and enjoy the process along the way! Be sure to take a pic (see step 3!).
- STEP TWO: LEAVE A REVIEW – go to the recipe post you made, and scroll to the bottom, just below the recipe card. Leave your comment and a star rating to let us know how it turned out.
- STEP THREE: SNAP & SUBMIT A PHOTO – complete this form and upload your photo to be entered.
- A simple photo of the finished recipe is all we need. No need for a fancy, styled photo (unless you’re into that, then you do you, friend!). Your photo may be shared in the next challenge post on the blog and/or social media.
- BONUS ENTRY: I LOVE seeing FITK recipes come to life in your kitchen, so take that photo and share it on your social channels (Facebook or Instagram)! Be sure to tag @forkinthekitchen and #forkinthekitchen for one bonus entry.
- If your account is private, you’ll need to screenshot it and send me a DM or email it along with your photo submission for it to be counted. I, unfortunately, can’t see tagged photos or stories from private accounts. I will respond to all social posts, and if I don’t, it means I didn’t see it.
The challenge ends April 30, 2021 at 11:59 pm CST. The winner will be selected at random and notified via email and announced in the May recipe challenge post. Click here for the full terms and conditions for this recipe challenge.
Recipe Challenge Prize
By following the steps above, you’ll be automatically entered into Fork in the Kitchen’s March cooking challenge. 1 winner will be randomly chosen to win one (1) $50.00 gift card to one of the following small businesses:
- McBride Sisters Wine & Black Girl Magic Collection – a beautiful collection of amazing wines! They also have a SHE CAN Professional Development Fund helping Black Women-owned small businesses not only survive but thrive in 2020. YES.
- Must be 21 years of age to accept this prize; age will be verified before gift card is sent and upon purchase.
- Souper Cubes – my favorite way to freeze leftovers or meal-prep. They’re silicone trays that let you to freeze your soups, sauces, and stocks in various sizes and allow for easy removal and storage!
- Stasher Bags – In honor of Earth Day, here are my favorite reusable substitutes for plastic bags! If you haven’t tried them yet, you’ve got to!
Please note, the business must ship internationally for an international winner to be chosen.
Giving Back: I will also be donating $2 for every entry to NAACP Empowerment Programs. Their movement aims to build political power and ensure the wellbeing of Black communities, with this year’s focus on education, criminal justice, healthcare, and economic development.
So what do you think?! Are you up for the challenge?
Please leave any questions or comments regarding the challenge below.
March Recipe Challenge Recap
I was blown away by your entries; each and every submission made my heart sing with happiness! The only that could have made it better was if I could’ve pulled a seat right up next to you.
Check out some of the amazing photos that were entered into this month’s challenge! Thank you for participating!
Here are a couple reviews I just have to share:
This recipe was so easy to follow and all the care you put into the little details gave me the confidence to give this a try. And wow they are amazing! Savory and soft with the right amount of crunch on the outside. Definitely recommend anyone trying the recipe for the first time read through the whole post to get all your helpful tips. And then watching the video as I went was a great way to make sure I was doing things (especially the shaping) properly. Going to share this recipe with so many people! – BrittRosemary Bagels
This was the perfect recipe to make on Valentines Day. My 4 year old even helped me and had a great time. We Loved these! I used some to make breakfast sandwiches which was fabulous but they are also scrumptious on their own. The recipe was detailed and easy to follow for my first time making bagels! Absolutely will be making these again! -GraceRosemary Bagels
So easy and so good!! Easy enough for me to make for a weekday breakfast (prepping the romesco sauce ahead of time) and seriously so delicious! Everything just works so well together! -GinaRomesco Toast
You know this is good when you eat this for breakfast four days in a row AND you make it for an after school snack one day! I can’t get enough of it. I am an avid avocado toast eater, and this now replaces that addiction for me! -CassieRomesco Toast
And finally, the winner of April’s recipe challenge was Jesse B., who was notified via e-mail. Congrats, Jesse!
Last but not least, we can’t forget the monthly donation of $2 for every entry to the NAACP Empowerment Programs. We had 13 entries this month for a total of $26.
Thanks again to everyone who participated in this month’s challenge! I can’t wait to see your entries for April! Bon Appetit!