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Sunday, 1 September 2013

September's Feel Good Food Challenge

So I guess Summer happened then!? I can't believe that it's September already, and what's more, that this little blog is 1 year old today! Maybe that's because I didn't really understand what I was doing in the beginning, and didn't really find my stride until the beginning of 2013. Either way, here we are, and here is the forth Feel Good Food challenge already! If you haven't caught it yet, check out August's Ginger round-up here, there are 17 of the most varied recipes containing ginger, and each one is brilliant! 

This month, I wanted to mark the beginning of Autumn, and more importantly the beginning of the harvest season, as so much amazing produce comes into season at this time of year. The choice was huge to narrow down, but I knew I was looking for an ingredient that was in season, incredibly versatile, and of course has plenty of great health benefits.

The ingredient I chose is high in vitamin C, and packed with phytonutrients and enzymes that support the effective breakdown of glucose and complex carbohydrates, making it easier to regulate blood sugars, and ward off diabetes. Antioxidant properties are present, and recent studies also hint at properties that can help to prevent Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases. It seems that the old proverb is correct, one of these a day will most certainly keep the doctor away! 

This month's challenge ingredient is...


As always, the challenge rules are;

  • Each month the new challenge will be announced on the 1st of the month, and recipes should be submitted by midnight on the 28th. 
  • You can enter as many recipes into each challenge as you like, the more the merrier. Existing posts are welcome, as long as they contain the chosen ingredient and have been updated to include a link back to this challenge.
  • Recipes can be your own or someone else's, but if you do use an existing recipe please credit the source.
  • Posts must contain the Feel Good Food logo above, be tagged with Feel Good Food, and contain a link back to this site. 
  • You can add your post using the linky tool at the bottom of this post, or alternatively email me a copy of the URL link to kickatthepantrydoor@gmail.com so that I know it is there, and I can include it in the round up at the end of the month. 
  • If you are on Twitter, tweet me the link at @ThePantryDoor1, using the hashtag #FeelGoodFood and I will retweet as well. 


  1. Is it your blog birthday? A happiest of happy birthdays and here's to many more! I will definitely join in the apples challenge I have a few recipes up my sleeve...

    1. Yeay! Thanks Lucy! Can't wait to see what gorgeous treats you come up with :-) x

  2. Happy blogiversary! Mine was last month and I didn't even notice until a couple of days ago...


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