Sunday, November 8, 2009

Royal Foodie Joust Winners: Orange, Black and Sugar

Jenn, The Leftover Queen, is busy taking care of Royal duties in San Francisco this weekend and has asked me to step up and help her out with the Royal Foodie Joust winner post.  As always I am so happy to help out a friend!

I love the fall, it is one of  my favorite season. Unfortunately living here we really don’t have too much of a fall to speak of.  But I still love the fall ingredients and these ones were awesome.So when Kat, from A Good Appetite, winner of last month’s Joust, sent me her choice of ingredients for this month I was thrilled!

Orange - Pumpkin (or anything other orange flesh squash, i.e. butternut, acorn, kabocha)
Black - Stout, Porter or other dark colored Beer (if you don't want to use alcohol, you can substitute in cola)

The Jousters loved the colors, er ingredients this month. We had 20 entries this month! Ranging in everything from appetizers to dessert! Be sure to check out all the recipes and tantalizing photos here on the Foodie Blogroll forum!

We welcomed several new Jousters this month, who will hopefully become regulars, and welcomed many of our seasoned Jousters back, after a much deserved summer break! I hope this will encourage some of you to join us this month too! Things are always exciting, and changing in the Jousting fields! We have a fantastic group of ingredients this month too. I will announce them at the end of the post!

About the Joust:

The Royal Foodie Joust is an awesome and fun monthly peer voted competition that is hosted on The LeftoverQueen/FoodieBlogroll Forum! It gets better each and every month as the competition gets stiffer and more creative, as Jousters try to outdo each other! It is also one of the friendliest competitions I have ever seen. So please don’t be intimidated to come and join us this month in another round!

We don’t bite, unless of course there is real food in our faces ;)

The only rules for the competition is that each Jouster create only one dish and each entry must feature three ingredients in common.

This competition has been referred to many times as the “Iron Chef” of the Food Blogosphere. Each month’s ingredients are chosen by the previous month’s Best Overall Entry winner. The Best Overall winner of each Joust not only wins the Queen’s favor, bragging rights and a cool icon to put on their blog, but is also awarded with a super awesome Royal Foodie Joust Apron! There are also prizes for the winners of the other two categories: Best Photo and Most Unique Interpretation

So what are you waiting for? Come over and join us this month!

If you would like to participate in this month’s Joust, be sure to submit your entry by 12 NOON, Eastern Standard USA time on the First of the following Month (Dec. 1, 2009)!

If you have an idea you would like to share about how to make the Joust a better community event, please join us in discussing it here.

Although there were so many awesome entries this time around, there can only be one winner in each category, and each month making that call gets harder! Onto those winning entries now!

This month’s Best Overall winner is Inspired Taste (Joanne and Adam) with their Guiness Burger with Butternut Squash Fries


As food bloggers (and food appreciators) we all know that pictures speak a thousand words and this month’s Best photo winner goes to Nuria from Spanish Recipes with her beautiful Pumpkin Puree with Sugar and Beer Spider Web Reduction


And last but not least is the entry that won the Most Unique Interpretation which this month goes to 5starfoodie with Stout Pumpkin Sous Vide with Goat Cheese and Maple Syrup


Thank you so much to our winners, all the participants and everyone who voted! Remember, even if you don’t enter the Joust you can still vote for your favorite entry on The Foodie Blogroll Forum!


So without further ado, Joanne and Adam of Inspired Taste have decided to use seasonal ingredients to inspire you for this month’s Joust!

Here are your ingredients:


Please post your entries here!

Let the games begin!!! :)


Núria said...

Hola Judy! He, he, it's always great to participate in the Joust and I'm so happy there's always new bloggers compiting for the prizes :D. Welcome to the new comers and congratulations to the winners!!!
Let's sharpen our tools for the next one ;D.

Thistlemoon said...

Thanks Judy for doing such a great job with the write up!!! Another set of amazing winners and delicious recipes!

Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

Congratulations to all the winners this month....very creative and delish too!!!!

Dharm said...

Great job on the roundup Judy! I've been missing way too many jousts - like you, life is getting in the way of so much! This weekend is my Son's birthday and I'm strategising his cake - he wants an aircraft carrier. why oh why must he be difficult!! LOL