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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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 April Cooking Challenge is Falafel! You can choose from the classic Crispy Falafel or a lighter version, Air Fryer Falafel!

April 2024 cooking challenge recipe for falafel.
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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!

February Cooking Challenge Recap

In March you helped us generate [pending] new ratings and over [pending] new comments on the Chocolate Olive Oil Cake! We were able to give a financial donation to Zaman International and [pending] 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 card. You can also share photos of your creations on Instagram Stories using #feelgoodfoodie 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 Zaman International. Thank you for supporting my goal of giving back to missions and non-profits that I feel passionate about!

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  1. My first time making falafel, it was very easy to follow and turned out great. This recipe inspired me to buy a food processor and it was so good I doubled the recipe and shared it with family who also thought it was delicious! Love the option for baking or frying.

  2. My first time making Falafel from scratch. The recipe is super easy to follow. My husband loved it so much. Am now planning on serving it as an Eid appetizer. Thanks Yumna!

    1. Hi there! So glad you will be joining! To enter leave a rating and a comment on the recipe page, and you’ll be entered to win a prize!

  3. Made the chocolate Olive oil cake . It turned out amazing . Best part of this recipe is that the ingredients are simple things that we would usually have in our pantry . It’s quick to put together , and it is delicious 🤤on Its own ,or you can jazz it up with some icing , whipping cream , or ice cream .

    1. I really like Italian cuisine, so have tried Italian pasta salad and it was so yummy…no words. It’s a must try, very delicious and healthy too.

  4. I saw this when it was first posted and thought it could be a great dessert for a meal package to a friend who just had a baby.
    I ended up using decaf instant coffee powder and the next time plan to use something a little stronger. I also baked this in our Ninja Air Fryer. It turned out a little dry (but I attribute that to leaving it in too long, my error) but overall it was an easy cake and I plan to make it again.
    I’m also interested in trying it with gluten-free flour and possibly adding a hint of cayenne powder for a little spice.

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