Monthly Cooking Challenge

The Feel Good Foodie Cooking Challenges are a fun recipe challenge that I started in May 2021 to make a recipe together as a community and be entered for a chance to win a prize just by making the recipe and sharing your feedback!

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Welcome to the Feel Good Foodie Cooking Challenge! Join us to make the recipe of the month, leave a rating and a comment for the recipe, and you’ll be entered to win a prize! Our June Cooking Challenge is Tahini Pasta Salad!

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How it Works

  1. Make the featured challenge recipe anytime during the month.
  2. Leave a review on the recipe post telling me what you thought of the recipe.
  3. Message me your pictures on Instagram if you take any or post them and tag me @feelgoodfoodie. I love to see them!

April Cooking Challenge Recap

In April you helped us generate 331 new ratings and over 22 new comments on the Crispy Falafel and Air Fryer Falafel recipes! We were able to give a financial donation to World Central Kitchen and Jeenal won a $100 gift card! Thank you so much for joining us and for all of the photos and tags on social media!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Feel Good Foodie Cooking Challenge?

This Cooking Challenge is a fun way for us to join together and cook or bake the recipe of the month! It also allows us to collect feedback from all of you on your experience with the recipe, changes you’d make, ingredients you’d add, and more. It helps you get in the kitchen and try something new!

How does it work?

We’ll announce the Cooking Challenge at the start of the month on all social channels and in our Facebook Group. You will have until the last few days of the month to make the recipe and leave a rating and a comment on At the end of the month, we’ll share photos of some of your creations and announce a winner of a grand prize of a gift card to Amazon or gadget. This month’s winner will win a $100 gift card and the prize will go to an individual with a U.S. shipping address.

How do I enter the challenge?

To enter the challenge, it’s required that you leave a rating and comment on the recipe and tagging @feelgoodfoodie or in our Facebook group (optional).

Where can I find the full set of rules?

You can find the official Cooking Challenge Rules here.

Giving Back

I believe in spreading love and kindness however I can. I’m going to give $1.00 for every recipe rating to No Kid Hungry. Thank you for supporting my goal of giving back to missions and non-profits that I feel passionate about!

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  1. Sara Soliman says:

    It looks so pretty. I didn’t have olives, but it’s still good.

    1. Yumna J. says:

      Yay, so happy you enjoyed it!! I love how it looks too—perfect for a summer backyard party!

  2. Ashley K says:

    I have always loved tahini but struggled to get my family to eat it too. This salad was a hit in our house! My kids love pasta and this have a cool new twist on pasta salad!

    1. Yumna J. says:

      Yay, it’s so exciting when we find a recipe our kids love!! So happy it was a hit—thanks, Ashley!

  3. Tasha Sanders says:

    Definitely my new favorite salad for summer! Love your page & recipes!!

    1. Yumna J. says:

      Yay! Thanks so much, Tasha!!

  4. Diane Maloley Dumont says:

    I loved making this recipe. Very healthy and I make it as a meat replacement recipe because of the chickpeas and the tahini.

    1. Yumna J. says:

      Yay, happy to hear it!!

  5. Heidi says:

    My husband and I loved the tahini pasta salad. It was super quick and easy to make. It was great for a late night snack and lunches for work!

    1. Yumna J. says:

      Yay, so happy you loved it!! I have to try it as a late night snack—great idea!

  6. Mary walton says:

    I love tahini and had all the ingredients so this was perfect! We loved it!

    1. Yumna J. says:

      Yay, so happy you enjoyed it!!

  7. Noreen Ahmed says:

    The tahini pasta salad was delicious! Can’t wait to make it during the hot summer months!

    1. Yumna J. says:

      Aww, so happy you liked it!! It’s a great salad for the summertime!

  8. David Martin says:

    This month’s recipe was delicious.

    1. Yumna J. says:

      Thank you, David! I’m so happy you enjoyed it!!

  9. Vanina says:

    I love this recipe!! I did it in the air fryer and they came very crispy. Love it!
    Yumma, I love your recipes! thank you!!

    1. Yumna says:

      So glad to hear!

  10. Chris Detwiler says:

    I really liked the falafel! I did the air fryer one but think I would like the crispier fried version better.

    1. Yumna says:

      Thanks, Chris!

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