This is our first Royal Foodie Joust of the year! We had a very special list of required ingredients – perfect for the holiday season: Pomegranate, Mint and Pistachios. Not only are the colors beautiful in a dish, but the ingredients seasonal in much of the world at this time. These ingredients were chosen by Emiline at Sugar Plum, last month’s winner. Every month it seems the ingredients for The Joust get more an more challenging and I am always impressed with how many are up for he challenge. Due to this, 2 months ago I decided that the winner of each month will win a personalized apron as first prize! So please do not miss your chance this month to participate, flex your foodie muscles and win yourself a very cool apron. To learn more about how to participate in the monthly Royal Foodie Joust, please visit the Leftover Queen Forum.
Now for this month’s winner – to start of the new year.

Drum roll please………

Dharm from Dad~Baker & Chef with his dish: Chicken Pilaf with Pomegranate, Mint and Pistachio


CONGRATS to Dharm! You will be recieving your apron as soon as possible!

Now for our second and third placers:

tie for second:

Valli from …More Than Burnt Toast with Baked Salmon Tarator

Heather from Gild The Voodoolily with her Pistachio-Crusted Lamb with Mint Pistou and Pomegranate Reduction


Third place is Peppermint Tart with Pomegranate Glaze by Katy from Sugarlaw!


Congrats to all the winners!

If you would like to win a personalized apron please join us for this month’s Royal Foodie Joust!