Winner of Our #GetInTheKitchenChallenge // Week 4

So long! Farewell! Auf Wiedersehen! Goodbye!
Our #GetInTheKitchenChallenge (link) 2017 has come to an end!!! We got some incredibly heartwarming messages from Apron Squad peeps who were inspired to cook better, eat better and get in the kitchen with their co-pilots. All sorts of vegetables were sourced and all types of cuisine was tacked. A whole bunch of creative dishes were made and shared and we're happy to have been a part of that apron adventure!

We're super excited to announce our Week 4 winner... Wendy from Nashville!

There is nothing better than placing a big pot of soup, chili or stew in the middle of the table and having your friends and family dig in! Since my family tries to eat vegetarian at least 3-4 days a week, I am always looking for ways to make my vegetable-based meals feel more hearty. In the spirit of the #GetInTheKitchenChallenge I tried adding something a little different this week - PEANUT BUTTER! For my second submission for week 4, I present my version of Sweet Potato Peanut Stew. Sweet potatoes, chickpeas, tomatoes and kale are slowly simmered in peanut butter-laced vegetable broth and become the definition of warm and satisfying. Thanks again @hedleyandbennett and @eyeswoon for helping me add another awesome meal to the recipe arsenal!

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Look at this delectable salt-crusted trout!

The first and LAST time I roasted a whole fish was more than 2 years ago under the close direction of a friend - so this week’s #GetInTheKitchenChallenge really peaked my interest. My first submission for week 4 is Salt-Baked Tangerine Trout! I went to my local fishmonger this morning and asked for their freshest, whole catch of the day (trout) and then I stuffed it with some aromatics I had on hand (tangerines, rosemary and oregano). I even tossed some zest and chopped herbs in with the salt crust to give it an extra punch. The result - AMAZING! Super moist and, surprisingly, really easy! Why have I been so intimidated about roasting a whole fish? Thanks for the inspiration @hedleyandbennett and @eyeswoon! I can’t wait to tackle the next challenge!

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Thanks for taking the time to cook with us, Wendy!

You'll be sent a bunch of culinary goodies from our partners Jacobsen Salt, Demeyere, A Heirloom, Cangshan Cutlery, Chung Jung One, and Further Products! Woohooo!!!

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We'll be announcing our GRAND PRIZE WINNER at the end of this week. Stay tuned!