Monday, May 11, 2015

May 2015: Mystery Box Madness Challenge!

Each month we choose ten mystery box ingredients from which to cook. It's up to you to select at least three of those ingredients and to chose a recipe featuring those ingredients from one of our twelve 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 May's MBM challenge?


Here are the Mystery Box Madness Ingredients for May 2015:

Brie
Crab
Chives
Pecans
Strawberries (fresh, frozen or dried)
Vanilla
Breadcrumbs
Green Beans
Vinegar
Puff Pastry 

Your dish should contain at least three of these mystery ingredients, and you get to choose any dish from our current guest chef, Jacques Pepin, or any one of our previous eleven IHCC Chefs:

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

Which mystery ingredients and chef are calling out to you?  

If you are up for the challenge, make and post your dish by Sunday, May 17th. 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 L'Oeuf Incroyable! (The Incredible Egg!) theme last week, be sure to click on the picture links and check out all the healthy, happy belly 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. Note: When suggesting ingredients, there is a 'MBM Challenge Ingredients' tab under the IHCC header picture (listing all of the Mystery Box Madness Ingredients we have used so far) to serve as a reference--so we don't repeat them. ;-)
 

8 comments:

Deb in Hawaii said...

Sorry for the delay everyone but the June Themes and MBM Challenge ingredients are now posted on the side bar!

Aloha,

Deb & Kim

Joyce Rachel Lee-Bates said...

The June MBM ingredients are great! :D

Here are my suggested ingredients for July MBM onwards - seaweed, sesame seeds, mango, polenta, avocado, semolina, tofu, lemongrass, rice noodles

Joyce Rachel Lee-Bates said...

I made a Mediterranean Salad. :)

flour.ish.en said...

American classic pecan pie with a twist. Enjoy!

kitchen flavours said...

Simple and easy lunch with green beans!

Diane Zwang said...

I am new to the group but looking forward to participating. Hopefully I followed the rules right:)

Kim said...

Pepin's crab cakes in red sauce were exquisite! Definitely loving his recipes in a major way:)

kitchen flavours said...

Some suggestions for future MBM ingredients; mozarella, chicken, rosemary, garlic, lime, olive, ginger, corn, parsley, flour ...and I don't mind repetition of ingredients too! :)