January 2023 Cooking Challenge

Are you new to the Feel Good Foodie Cooking Challenge? Join us this month to make the recipe of the month, leave a rating on the recipe post and be entered to win some fun prizes! Read more below.

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We’re excited for a new month of the Feel Good Foodie Cooking Challenge! In December you helped us generate 66 new ratings and over 53 new comments on the Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies — thank you so much! We were able to give a financial donation to Toys for Tots, while also awarding one of you a $100 gift card for participating. Thank you so much for joining us and for all of the photos and tags on social media!

Are you new to the Feel Good Foodie Cooking Challenge? Join us each month to make the recipe of the month, leave a rating and a comment for the recipe on the post, and you’ll help us toward our donation for our selected charity of the month and be entered to win some fun prizes!


Chickpea "tuna" salad on top of a slice and a half of hearty artisan bread, garnished with dill, with a bowl of red cabbage slaw nearby.
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 feelgoodfoodie.net. 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 an air fryer 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).

Prepared chickpea "tuna" salad in serving bowl with spoon dipped in, garnished with fresh dill and a few slices of bread nearby.


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


Thank you all for joining us on the January Cooking Challenge! You helped us generate over 207 recipe ratings and over 100 new comments so we were able to donate $210 to No Kid Hungry this month! We randomly selected Eman Alrefai as our Air Fryer winner and our team will be in touch through email to get you your gift. If you’re looking for what we’ll be cooking in February, head on over to the February Cooking Challenge!

January 2023 6 image collage of remakes of chickpea 'tuna' salad.

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  1. Made this for lunch today, and it was delicious! Didn’t have a shallot or fresh dill so I swapped in ⅓ of a finely diced red onion and some fresh parsley. Threw in some capers and a bit of their juice, YUM. Thanks for a fabulous recipe!

        1. Hi Reem! It will! It might be a little less creamy than if you had used Greek yogurt, but it will still be yummy! Hope you enjoy!

  2. I love toasts (avocado, salmon, tuna etc) and this was just another yummy toast that I made with Trader Joe’s sourdough bread. Easy to make and very yummy. I sprinkled with parsley instead of dill.

  3. So quick and easy to whip up! This turned out delicious, I’ll first enjoy with crackers and then maybe on toast for tomorrows lunch. I feel like this is a hit to keep me out of a lunch slump!

  4. Made this last night! Quick and easy and loved. A little left over that I’m sure will taste even better tonight! Soooo Good 😀

  5. Made this dish, loved it.  Enjoyed eating it as a spread on a slice of bread.  It seems to smell like tuna each time I opened up the container I stored it in.  Guess why it was called Chickpea ‘Tuna’ Salad.  I left out the celery as my husband is allergic to it, added a spicy seasoning and some hot sauce to it.  I didn’t have fresh dill so used dried dill.  I will make this again.

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