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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 as Jousters try to outdo each other every month! 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 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!

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

Now onto the winners of this month’s event. The ingredients for this month were chosen by last month’s Best Overall winner, 5 Star Foodie :

Asparagus (white or green)
Lemongrass
Almonds

The Best Overall Winner also won the Best Photo entry as well, and it is husband and wife team Peter and Christey from FotoCuisine (he cooks, she photos) with their Almond Crusted Asparagus Rolls with Lemongrass Hollandaise.

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Now trust me on this when I tell you that Peter is a master at classic French sauces, especially hollandaise. I know this information first hand because I was able to enjoy it on a nice eggs benedict he prepared for Roberto and I when we went to visit them a few months ago so I was happy to see that his winning entry included this sauce. I am a huge fan of both Peter and Christey’s blog AND sushi and so this entry really caught my attention, I think the flavors really work well with each other, and I just loved the creativity! Plus, you must admit that is some serious food porn! Great work guys! Thanks so much for participating in this event and for putting out such an inspired creation. If you are not familiar with Peter and Christey’s blog, FotoCuisine, you really need to check them out. They are both extremely good at what they do and great people besides.

Another foray into creativity is this month’s winner for Most Unique Interpretationwhich is Asparagus Ice Cream in Almond-Lemongrass Cookie Cupsby LK from Healthy Delicious.

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This recipe was inspired by an asparagus ice cream they had at a Belgian restaurant. Apparently it tastes like asparagus, but it is really good. I can believe it too, because I once had garlic ice cream, and it was delicious! I love savory takes on normally sweet recipes, and this is no exception! This certainly was an extremely creative take on ice cream, and the cookie cups the ice cream is served in, are also a stroke of culinary genius all to themselves.

Thanks again to all the participants! :)
If you would like to see all the entries please check them out here.

Here is the challenge for this month! Really great food can look as good as it tastes.  So, Peter has chosen something a little different and picks “Red, Green, and White” as the ingredients.  Each cook should interpret “Red, Green and White” for themselves and come up with something really fun and interesting. LET THE GAMES BEGIN!!!