Hope all of you are enjoying the summer with cool splashes in the pool, regular visits to the farmer's market, BBQ-grilling and loads of picnics! Well, it has been a great summer for us doing all of the above and living life to the fullest.
I have known Susan through this event. In fact, this was my very first event when I started out in the blogosphere. I was welcomed warmly and since then, Susan has always been an inspiration and a source of help whenever needed. She guided me with my very own event, "Green Gourmet" a year back. MLLA is the best platform for all those food bloggers who are new and ready to meet other food bloggers around the world (just like how I started off). I have met so many bloggers and online friends and I am sure others have too, thanks to MLLA.
MLLA- My love affair with legumes, is of course a legume event.
According to wiki,
"A legume (pronounced /ˈlɛɡ(j)uːm/) in botanical writing is a plant in the family Fabaceae (or Leguminosae). English borrowed the term from the French "légume," which, however, has a wider meaning in the modern language and refers to any kind of vegetable; the English word legume being translated in French by the word légumineuse."-Wikipedia
By a legume,we refer to a family of fresh or dried pulses, beans, lentils and/or the sometimes edible pods that contain these seeds. We also widen the range by allowing products derived from legumes like including chickpea flour (Besan) and Tofu. Tamarind, fenugreek, carob, peanuts, etc. are among some of the other edible plants in the legume family which ARE included in the event. But ingredients like fenugreek seeds and tamarind are normally used in only spoon fulls; Please do not submit a recipe where in the legume is an auxiliary ingredient.The recipes you post need to have legumes as the main and indispensable ingredient to your dish.
The rules are simple:-
- The recipes you post need to have legumes as the main and indispensable ingredient to your dish.
- The recipes are to be vegetarian (Eggs are allowed).
- You can submit as many entries as you like, but please limit them to ten (10) per participant. You will only be entered into the prize draw once.
- Only entries in English will be accepted.
- All entries must be received by 31 August ’11 and please note that late entries will not be included in the round-up.
- Your post must link to this announcement as well as to Susan's MLLA event page. Use of the MLLA logo in your post is optional.
- I will accept recipes that have also been submitted to other events. Recipes from your archives or not specifically created for this event will only be accepted if they are re-posted with a link to this announcement page and Susan’s MLLA event page.
- If you don’t have a blog but would like to participate, send an email with the recipe and the above-mentioned details and your entry will be included in the prize draw.
- Once you have posted your recipe, please send an e-mail with MLLA in the subject line to writefood[at]live[dot]com and include the following:
- Your name
- Your location (optional)
- Your blog name and URL
- Title of the entry/recipe
- URL of your post
- A photograph of the final dish, re-sized to a maximum width of 300 X 400/either orientation (optional)
There is a gamut of legumes; So let your mind loose and go wild with your imagination. Make sure you follow all of the rules to be eligible for the lovely prizes given out by Susan and Hurst Beans.Susan's friends and family, as well as mine, aren't eligible to win these prizes.
1) Uncommon Fruits and Vegetables: A Common Sense Guide by Elizabeth Schneider. (Selected for purchase and shipment by Susan without influence. F.T.C. Notice: Susan does not receive any compensation from Amazon.)
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.) F.T.C. Notice: In May 2010, Susan, at her request, received two Hurst Bean complimentary products which are not available for purchase in her local markets. Susan does not generally accept free products from Hurst Bean nor is she financially compensated by them.
3) Drawing Structure - If the winner is a U.S. resident, she/he will be the recipient of both Prizes 1 and 2 above. In the event that an international winner is drawn, a second drawing will be conducted from the U.S. pool of entrants to ensure that the Hurst Prize is awarded every month. In these instances, the international winner will receive the book, and the U.S. winner will receive the Hurst Prize.
Thanks to Susan, for giving me the opportunity to host this wonderful event.