Sunday, February 1, 2009

ANNOUNCING: MY LEGUME LOVE AFFAIR - EIGHTH HELPING


Since today is Super Bowl Sunday and tomorrow is Groundhog Day, I wouldn't even think that this event announcement could compete with the compelling animal dramas taking place over the next forty-eight hours - except that My Legume Love Affair - Eighth Helping is offering an extra special prize to one lucky random winner, a hot-off-the-press copy of our own blogger buddy Cynthia Nelson's My Caribbean Cookbook: Tastes Like Home. Cynthia has taken her remarkable knowledge of and experience in the culturally diverse Caribbean kitchen and marinated it in the entertaining style we are all accustomed to enjoying on her award-winning food blog, Tastes Like Home. In light of Cynthia's publishing success, I feel especially privileged to be hosting this month's MLLA. The timing couldn't have been more on target!


In keeping with my personal preference when I host this event, there are no restrictions nor a particular theme other than recipes must feature legumes (as in beans, peas, lentils, pulses, peanuts, and the sometimes edible pods they are harvested from) as the central ingredient. Derivatives, such as flours and soy products, are also included. Vegetarian, vegan or not, I leave the choices up to you, always glad for your creativity and naturally good taste. All cultures and courses are welcome.

Please post a new recipe or a newly posted one from your archives, linking to this announcement, with the following details to me [thewellseasonedcook AT yahoo DOT com] by February 28 with MLLA8 in the subject line:

Name:

Name and URL of Your Recipe Post:

Location: Optional

Photo: Optional ( 400 pixels in width or length)

Use of the logo is optional.

Those who do not blog are also welcome to join in for a chance to win. Please send me your name and full recipe details with optional photo and/or location. You will be included in the round-up.

Submissions to other events will be accepted, but please check with those event hosts for their own requirements.

I will post the round-up and announce the cookbook winner during the week of March 1. Latecomers are welcome as long as the round-up has not yet been published.

A special thanks to all of you who have made My Legume Love Affair an event that definitely has legs. UPDATE: I have fleshed out the guest host line-up for 2009. There is still a wait list, but I will fill slots into 2010 for those who are willing. Thank you so much for being a part of the fun and feeding! Do be sure to check out Srivalli's MLLA 7 round-up, scheduled for later this month. Srivalli is very busy at the moment, sorting through over two-hundred recipes!

26 comments:

Ricki said...

Wow--already at the eighth event! I'll get thinking early on this one so I can join in. And I'd love that cookbook!

Sunshinemom said...

That gives a second reason to join in!

Happy cook said...

The winner of the book is going to be a real a lucky person, getting the book from cynthia,.

Aparna said...

That's double incentive for this month. Healthy and a cookbook! :)

Olga said...

Hello,
This will be my first time here.
It's a great chance for me to practice some of the greatest recipes of the Spanish cuisine.

Curry Leaf said...

Love the book,love the event,will surely send in my entry.

sra said...

I already have an entry for this, just need to dress it up with a post!

nithya at hungrydesi said...

I'm looking forward to being a part of this event - just have to decide which is my favorite legume dish...it's going to be a challenge.

Srivalli said...

Thats really classic..will surely send in my entry..have something ready Susan..thanks..:)..Cynthia's book is a bonus bait!..

AnuSriram said...

My entry is on the way! Just now sent an e-mail to you..

KALVA said...

Oh just posted A recipe fit for this event..

Kelly said...

It's been quite a long time since I participated so I will have to join in the fun this month. I just made chickpea cutlets, but will have to make something more exciting.

katiez said...

With this much notice I ought to be able to get something.... We love legumes, it's just the time thing I continually run short of!
Great Cook Book!

Joie de vivre said...

I am making a soup tonight with great northern beans that would be perfect for your Legume love affair!

maninas said...

Just came to ask you whether the photo is compulsory, and I'm really glad to see it's optional. Last night my camera gave up on me, so I don't have a pic of my Sri Lankan coconut dal. I love legumes, esp. when they're turned into dals, so I'm delighted to be able to take part this time. Also, I'd really love to get Cynthia's book.

Lori Lynn said...

Hi Susan - It's a great round-up and what a neat addition to add Cynthia's book. Congrats on all the success of your event. Well deserved and greatly enjoyed. I look forward to coming up with a legume dish for your eighth helping!
LL

Jeanne said...

Yaaaay - definitely taking part in this one!

Ivy said...

Count me in. I shall be definitely sending you a recipe.

Kitchen Flavours said...

Hi, I just sent you my entries. Hope you like them...

Soma said...

Susan

Just mailed u my entry:-)

Susan said...

Thank you, everyone! I appreciate all your comments. The recipes, as you can see by the links below, are coming in at a nice clip, delicious and varied creations, as always!

Thanks, again!

SGD said...

Hello!
A first timer to your blog.
Just mailed you my entry to MLLA8

Olga said...

I've just e-mailed you my post.
Regards.

Homecooked said...

Lovely event! I just sent you my entry.

kahliyalogue said...

Great event!
I am also a newcommer to your blog aswell as a relatively new blogger!
Id love to participate!
Just emailed you my post.Thanx,Mia

TBC said...

I hope you've received my e-mail with the details of my entry, Susan.:)