The competition is called Freshly Blogged. Initiated by Pick n Pay with some really great sponsors, 50 or so of SA’s food bloggers were asked to participate in the first of its kind online cooking competition.
The competitors get a challenge per week. A list of simple ingredients to use and create a magical and original dish. The public get to vote for their favorite – who ever has the most votes win weekly. Weekly.
I never won anything in my life.
After the judges ruling, a few bloggers get chopped per week until the final two remain. They will have a cook off at the Taste of Joburg event in September. ( I get the chills just typing this.)
The winner walks away with a title, magazine spread and flippen amazing prizes.
So yeah, its huge.
So here is my first recipe, guys, I hope you are all impressed!
As I wrote down our first challenge & ingredient list for Freshly Blogged in my very cool journal, one word became very obvious – and I immediately labeled it as a serious emotional trait in humanity.
So this more or less summed up my mood while brainstorming for the perfect recipe on Friday night. I felt seriously challenged. I had about three other ideas for this dish in my head, sprinkled with doubt and all wrapped up in confusion.
And still, I managed to produce a somewhat daring, yet delicious meal from simply using these simple ingredients – and an immense amount of bravery.
And 1, 2, 3 – Inspired!
I hope you find it in you too, to stumble upon a challenge sometime and NOT walk away. Whether it’s starting a new job, or the decision to end an old one; agreeing to go to dinner with that cute guy or deciding to rather skip on a blind date; the courage to do that one hour spinning class or convincing yourself to get up at 5am for gym – we will be faced by challenges every single day.
The question I am left to ask is you are – challenge on?”