Blogger Extreme Food Makeover: Judgment time

September 17, 2012 at 9:40 am 44 comments

I chose plums as one of the secret ingredients for the Extreme Food Makeover because it’s in season now in Michigan and can be found at local farmers markets. The other secret ingredients included curry powder and fennel.

VOTING IS NOW CLOSED! THANKS EVERYONE FOR PARTICIPATING … YOU WERE AWESOME!

Update: Please check out Stephanie’s blog post. It pains us to say that Stephanie is bowing out of the voting process. We thank Stephanie for working so hard on her entry and for her social media prowess. Your lasagna, salad and cookies were definitely a hit!

Hey, everyone, your postess with the mostest here. For the Blogger Extreme Food Makeover, I gave the bloggers the challenge of making over a certain unhealthy dish while incorporating at least one out of the three secret ingredients: curry powder, plums and fennel.

From Indian-inspired fare to lightened-up comfort food classics, the bloggers brought it. Here are their tantalizing healthy makeovers!

Here’s where you come in: Vote by commenting below, Tweeting us @cmdetroit or by stopping by our Facebook page. EVERYONE who votes will have a chance to win a gift card. We’ll be picking at random every day so make sure to vote early and vote often!

Colleen Berendt, “Fried chicken” with chili corn muffins and healthy coleslaw
Aly Darin, Healthy Almond Chicken
Lisa Howard, Curried Pizza with Kale, Lentils and Peppers
Dave Moss, Indian-inspired turkey burger, sweet potato fries and roasted plums for dessert
Stephanie Zielinski, Eggplant Zucchini and Portobello Lasagna with Meat Sauce, Mixed Greens and Michigan Apple Salad and Power Peanut Butter and Sea Salt Cookies

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44 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Julie Fromm  |  September 17, 2012 at 11:05 am

    My vote is for Stephanie!

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  • 2. Katie  |  September 17, 2012 at 11:07 am

    I vote for Aly Darin! Almond Chicken is awwweeesome! Can’t wait to try it!

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  • 3. Karolyn Marie O'Cull  |  September 17, 2012 at 11:14 am

    My vote is for Aly Darin, Healthy Almond Chicken.

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  • 4. kdgdi  |  September 17, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    I vote for Stephanie Zielinski :)

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  • 5. Theresa Gill  |  September 17, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    My vote is for Stephanie and her delicious lasagna!!

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  • 6. Anna Longe  |  September 17, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    I’m voting for the Lasagna. And making it this week:)

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  • 7. Anita Lankin Caponi  |  September 17, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    Healthy lasagna get my vote! Looks delish!

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  • 8. Julie berendt  |  September 17, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    I vote for colleen

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  • 9. Julie berendt  |  September 17, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    Everything was delicious and healthy

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  • 10. Marcia Hartlieb  |  September 17, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    Marcia Hartlieb l September 17, 2012 at 6:30
    My vote is for Colleen Berendt

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  • 11. TomG  |  September 17, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    Lisa Howard curried pizza, yet another tour-de-force made to look routine!

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  • 12. Sarah Mills  |  September 17, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    Wow. All the recipes look incredible. Congrats to everyone. I don’t know if I’m allowed to vote, but I’d have a hard time deciding anyway!

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  • 13. naikileo  |  September 18, 2012 at 3:12 am

    Colleen Berendt! Her blog is great!

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  • 14. Jennifer H  |  September 18, 2012 at 6:31 am

    My vote is for Colleen

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  • 15. carla  |  September 18, 2012 at 8:42 am

    I’m voting for Colleen Berendt, “Fried chicken” with chili corn muffins and healthy coleslaw. :)

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  • 16. Jo Ann Lo  |  September 18, 2012 at 9:19 am

    I am voting for Colleen Berendt!! Healthy fried chicken sounds delicious and I can’t wait to try the recipe! Also, — love Colleen’s blog! — so many great recipes and great stories to go with the recipes! Colleen’s collection of recipes from her blog would make a great cookbook!!

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  • 17. Meghan  |  September 18, 2012 at 9:41 am

    I am voting for Colleen Berendt! She’s a REMARKABLE chef :)

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  • 18. Kristen B  |  September 18, 2012 at 10:05 am

    I vote for Colleen Berendt!

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  • 19. Chef Willie  |  September 18, 2012 at 11:52 am

    Colleen gets my vote. She prepared a well-rounded menu where everything was healthy, delicious and inexpensive.

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  • 20. Kristin Lenz  |  September 18, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    I vote for Stephanie’s lasagna!

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  • 21. Lauren T  |  September 18, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    colleen berendt!!

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  • 22. Anita  |  September 18, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    stephanie’s recipe is healthy and I hope people try it! I vote for stephanie

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  • 23. Louie  |  September 18, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    My vote is for Stephanie

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  • 24. sarova  |  September 18, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    My vote is for Stephanie. Yum on the Eggplant Lasagna!

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  • 25. LS  |  September 18, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    I vote for Stephanie Z

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  • 26. Susan Mingay  |  September 18, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    I vote for Stephanie Z!

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  • 27. Eric  |  September 19, 2012 at 7:46 am

    I vote for Colleen Berendt! Petite and sweet!

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  • 28. Barry  |  September 19, 2012 at 7:48 am

    Fried chicken gets my vote

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  • 29. Gregg Berendr  |  September 19, 2012 at 8:13 am

    My vote is for the Fried chicken and corn muffins. Good job Colleen.

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  • 30. Sean  |  September 19, 2012 at 8:51 am

    My vote is for Colleen!

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  • 31. Chris Wehrle  |  September 19, 2012 at 9:07 am

    I vote for Colleen, the alternative to fried chicken is a great idea!

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  • 32. Jacob W.  |  September 19, 2012 at 9:21 am

    My vote is for Colleen Berendt! The coleslaw was vibrantly crisp and fresh and the chili corn muffins had an unexpectedly delicious zip to them

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  • 33. alex  |  September 19, 2012 at 9:28 am

    My vote is for Collen Berendt. Chilli Muffins sound awesome.

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  • 34. Aubrey Rose  |  September 19, 2012 at 9:29 am

    My vote is for Colleen Berendt

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  • 35. JimJ  |  September 19, 2012 at 9:30 am

    I vote for Colleen Berendt. Fried chicken, muffins and slaw, what a great meal.

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  • 36. Jeff  |  September 19, 2012 at 10:24 am

    My vote is for Colleen Berendt

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  • 37. Joan  |  September 19, 2012 at 10:54 am

    I vote for Colleen Berendt!

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  • 38. Jennifer Hankins  |  September 19, 2012 at 11:26 am

    My vote is for Colleen Berendt

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  • 39. Chris Leo  |  September 19, 2012 at 11:28 am

    who doesn’t love fried chicken! I vote for Colleen

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  • 40. Pierre Touissant  |  September 19, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    Colleen Beerendts post interests me the most. I vote for her.

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  • 41. freshmindmedia  |  September 19, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    My vote is for Colleen Berendt! Fried chicken sounds amazing!

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  • 42. Barb J  |  September 19, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    I vote for Colleen Berendt. Great fried chicken, muffins, and cole slaw. Good job Colleen

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  • 43. dorothy hernandez  |  September 19, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    Voting is now closed! Feel free to feast your eyes on all the plates but we won’t be accepting anymore votes. We will announce the winner of the popular vote as well as the staff-picked winner on Friday so make sure to come back then to see who won!

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  • 44. Joel D  |  September 19, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    Chili muffins sound great. I vote for Colleen Berendt

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