Monday, March 9, 2015

Mystery Box Madness: March 2015!

 
Each month we choose a variety of ten mystery box ingredients from which to cook.  It's up to you to select at least three of those ingredients and chose a recipe featuring those ingredients from one of our eleven IHCC chefs We love to see which chef you chose to cook with, which ingredients you select, and the reason (or story) behind the recipe you share! Are you ready for March's challenge?

Here are your March 2015 MBM Ingredients:



Bacon
Mushrooms
Thyme
Cucumber
Cumin
Leeks
Apricots
Pistachios
Ricotta
Orange Flower Water

Your dish should contain at least three of these mystery ingredients, and you get to choose any dish from our current guest chef, Diana Henry, or any one of our previous ten IHCC chefs:

Nigella Lawson
  Mark Bittman
 Giada de Laurentiis
  Jamie Oliver  
Tessa Kiros
Rick Bayless  
Madjur Jaffrey
Yotam Ottolenghi
 Donna Hay
 Nigel Slater

Which mystery ingredients and chef are calling out to you?

If you are up for the challenge, make and post your dish by Sunday, March 15th.  Please remember to link a thumbnail image and leave a comment after you link so that we don't miss out on your dish.


New to IHCC?  Need help linking up?  Check out our Welcome pageIf you have any questions please leave a comment below and we will get back with you.

If you missed our Heavenly Scent  theme last week, be sure to click on the picture links and check out all the wonderfully aromatic dishes everyone made!

And, if you have a suggestion for future Mystery Box Madness ingredients we would love to hear it! Please leave a comment on this post below.

12 comments:

Zosia said...

A savoury galette from Donna Hay used 4 of this month's ingredients.

Kim said...

April's mystery box ingredients have been added!

Joyce Rachel Lee-Bates said...

Thanks Kim for the April ingredients! :D

This month, it's Mark Bittman's Boeuf Bourguignon from my kitchen. :)

Susan Lindquist said...

It's been a while since I cooked Nigel Slater ... his chicken and leek pie fit the criteria (with my little twist of adding thyme to the herb blend)! Tasty supper tonight!

kitchen flavours said...

I've made Nigel Slater's delicious Leek and Mushroom Pie!
Thanks for Apr's MBM ingredients!

Alicia Foodycat said...

So... I went to Diana Henry's house on Wednesday and got drunk in her kitchen. She is unbelievably lovely.

Deb in Hawaii said...

OK Alicia, I am officially very jealous! That is so cool! ;-)

I made Nigella's Farro Risotto this week which has mushrooms (2 kinds), leeks, thyme and ricotta and was quite tasty to boot! ;-)

Alicia Foodycat said...

I know right? She invited me to her book launch party. SO generous and lovely and hospitable.

Zosia said...

How exciting Alicia! I've ordered her newest book but it's not available here until April.

Alicia Foodycat said...

She's actually doing a book tour in the US, for the first time. She mentioned dates in San Francisco and New York but I am not sure how much of the country she is covering.

Kim said...

Alicia- That is so incredible!So glad you had a wonderful time with Diana!

Donna Hay's Irish Beef Stew with Puff Pastry Dippers was incredible!!Loved it!

TeaLady said...

Everyone's dishes look sooo good.

Deb I tried to leave a comment on our page but there wasn't a place for it. But it looked great. Am making a risotto with quinoa tonite. Who says you have to use rice!!