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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 winners, Peter and Christey from FotoCuisine and instead of choosing ingredients, they chose the colors Red, White and Green to inspire people to create dishes that focus on both how food tastes AND looks! We had a lot of very creative dishes come out of this Joust.

But there can be only one Best Overall Winner, and this time, the title was given to my friend Nuria of Spanish Recipes with her Piquillo Peppers stuffed with Cod Brandade over a Parsley sauce:

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This dish was beautiful to look at, and I am sure the taste was amazing. Nuria always comes up with very creative, fresh and gorgeous dishes on her blog, and this was no exception. The photo was so inviting that she also won in the category of Best Photo – which seems to be a trend as of late – Best Overall winners also taking the top spot in Best Photo. I guess having a good photo makes it almost possible for you to taste the dish from the screen, giving you the extra edge. Ah the power of food porn! So congratulations to Nuria for your picture perfect dish. You will be receiving a Royal Foodie Joust Apron AND mug! :)

We have a different winner for The Most Unique use of ingredients – or in the case, the most unique use of colors. Now this dish was the first dish to be entered into the Joust this, month, and just like I told the winner, the amazing Elle, from Elle’s New England Kitchen, when I saw this dish, I knew it was a winner, as it was just so creative. So without further ado, here is Elle’s “Guacamole” Ice Cream :

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She made an avocado ice cream, and instead of tomatoes, white onion and cilantro, she used strawberries, coconut and mint. And a shortbread cookie “tortilla chip.” How cool is that? She set the bar really high from the get-go, and it really got other participants thinking outside the box! Thanks Elle, and congrats! :)
You will be receiving a Royal Foodie Joust Mug!

Thanks again to all the participants! :)

>If you would like to see all the entries please check them out here

Now for this month’s Challenge:

Here is a message about the challenge ingredients from Nuria:
RICE because it’s the most consumed cereal in the world and because everybody should have bowl of rice at least twice a day. TOMATO because it’s a basic ingredient in the Mediterranean diet; cheap and healthy. And BACON because… who doesn’t love bacon?”

(If you are a vegetarian, vegan or cannot eat pork, please feel free to use a bacon substitute! :)

Please check out the rules of participation here

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Please post your entries here

So let the games begin!