Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Welcome to the Intrepid Chefs!

Welcome to the Intrepid Chefs! "Intrepid" means "characterized by resolute fearlessness, fortitude, and endurance" - we're a group of people who are unrelenting in our pursuit of living healthy lives. Part of that is making sure we properly nourish our bodies; in order to succeed at this, we want to build up our recipe collections as best we can with delicious, satisfying, and healthy meals we can prepare for ourselves, our families, and our friends.

This is a collaborative project: part challenge, part recipe collection. Each week, participants receive an email with this week's secret ingredient - it could be a fruit or vegetable, a grain, a spice ... it'll be something different every week, but nothing so fancy you'd have to go out of your way to find it or offer up your firstborn child to buy it.

Participants have until midnight on Saturday to make a recipe using the ingredient - it could be a family favorite or something you invented for the challenge, it could be for any meal, and it could be sweet or savory, as long as it is healthy and uses the week's ingredient.

Participants will then send an e-mail including the recipe, a picture of it all prepared, and any additional information they would like to add (serving size, suggestions for variations, etc.). They will be assembled together in a document and sent out to all challenge participants on Sunday afternoon/evening - voilĂ , a mini cookbook sent to everyone every week!

The recipes will also be posted here, to have a little database of healthy recipes, searchable with tags like "vegetarian" or "chicken."

For those who would like to discover new recipes but do not wish to submit any of their own, there is an option on this site's sidebar to subscribe via email. When we post recipes here, they will automatically be delivered to you. You will only get emailed by us when we have posted something here - we don't want spam in our recipes, and we certainly don't want it in our inboxes!

So, this is us in a nutshell. Whether you are looking to participate or just find a new way to use one of your favorite ingredients, we're glad you're here!

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