Monday, November 30, 2009

Announcing My Legume Love Affair, Eighteenth Helping!

Imagine having a love affair again! Yes, I was asked and I couldn't resist again. I started this year with this beautiful event and it's only fitting I end with it. When Susan dropped in a mail, I didn't take more than a second to say yes. After all love affairs are so much fun, especially when it is with legumes. Not a day passes without this being cooked at home.

But hey having said that I hope you will wear creative hat and dish out some interesting stuff.

Ok let me first get into what makes a legume, though many of you know and must have read about it a lot. They may be new folks to be briefed on!

A legume is a plant in the family Fabaceae (or Leguminosae), or a fruit of these specific plants. Well-known legumes include alfalfa, clover, peas, beans, lentils, lupins, mesquite, carob, and peanuts. Fenugreek, Beans, lentils, peanuts, peas, and soybeans are some of the common legumes consumed by humans. Grain legumes are cultivated for their seeds, and are also called pulses. Grain legumes include beans, lentils, lupins, peas, and peanuts.

Though the French refer to any kind of vegetable when they mean l├ęgume, we are concentrating only on the pods.

This is originally posted here

So you have a wide choice to choose!

Then we have some exciting prizes offered by Susan (All prizes are awarded to one winner)

1) Selected and purchased by Susan: The Blogger Aid Cookbook

The Blogger Aid Cookbook is not just any cook book, but one in which the recipes have been contributed by food bloggers all over the world. More specifically, one hundred percent of the proceeds from the cookbook will go to the WFP’s School Meals Programme, which benefits an average of 22 million hungry children each year.

I am proud to have contributed something to the cookbook. And I happy that one of you will be a proud owner of this book.

2) Hurst Bean Box - A case of six bags of the winner's choice of Hurst Bean products, suitable for every diet, sponsored by Hurst Bean. (Due to shipping restrictions, this prize can only be awarded if the winner is a U.S. resident.) Susan does not receive any personal product nor financial compensation for her agreement with Hurst Bean to provide this prize supplement for My Legume Love Affair.




Now if I have made you sufficiently excited, lets check out the guidelines for participation!

Prepare any recipe with legumes as the star ingredient. Any cuisine, any course is acceptable as long as it features legumes. Non Vegetarian entries are allowed.

Multiple recipes are permitted (although only one submission will be counted towards the random drawing).

Posts have to be in English.

Post them in your blog between now and 31st Dec ’09. Please provide a link to this announcement as well as a link to Susan's host line-up. Entries without links to both the blogs will not be included in the round up.

Once you are done, send a mail with MLLA in the subject line to cooking4allseasons@gmail.com with the following details.

Your name
Name of the entry
URL of your post
An optional photo

If you don’t have a blog but would like to participate, send an email with the recipe and the above-mentioned details.

Older posts are accepted only if they are re-posted with a link to this announcement.

Please do use the lovely logo created by Susan, in your post.

I hope you will make me overjoyed with the entries that you will send my way! Looking forward to your enthusiastic participation!

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