Saturday, August 1, 2009


My Legume Love Affair, the popular bean-centric event now in its second year, is stopping here at The Well-Seasoned Cook, where it all began. Hosting my own event is a special treat for me. The queue is long with guest hosts, and I have tried very hard to accommodate every request while making an appearance, however irregularly. I am forever thankful for the enduring creativity, support and good will this event has enjoyed throughout the months, and I have no doubt that August will spoil me with dozens of delightful dishes from around the world that tempt the tastebuds and spark new horizons in culinary adventure.

For those new to the event, your choice of recipes is very broad. As much as legumes are most commonly known as fresh or dried beans, peas, lentils and pulses, they are also the sometimes edible pods that contain these seeds. Add to the list alfalfa, fenugreek, peanuts, carob, tamarind and other members of the Fabaceae or Leguminosae family, as well as derivatives such as tofu, and you'll have a hard time focusing on just one. All courses and cuisines are welcome, as long as legumes are the dominant ingredient. (Please note: In France, vegetables of all sorts are known as l├ęgumes, and are not included in this event.)

To participate, 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 August 31, although I will accept latecomers if the round-up is not yet posted:


Blog Name:

Name and URL of Your Recipe Post:

Location: Optional

Photo: 400 wide


Use of the logo is optional. I am happy to accept more than one recipe per cook as well as those submitted to other events. Those who do not blog are also welcome to join and will be included in the random drawing. Friends and family of hosts are not eligible to win.


1) The New Food Lover's Companion - My personal choice and purchase, which I will ship worldwide.

2) Hurst Bean Box - A case of six bags of your choice of Hurst Bean products, suitable for every diet, generously provided by Hurst Bean. (Due to shipping restrictions, this prize can only be awarded if the winner is a U.S. resident.)

Depending on volume of recipes, I expect to have the round-up online first week of September.

Thanks and good luck to all!


Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

I adore legumes! I wonder if I'll have enough time to participate...



Kalyn said...

Off topic here, but I just had to say yaay, I can't wait to meet you in New York next year!

Aparna said...

Just sent you my entry, Susan.

didolivescooks said...

Nice event Susan! It will be awesome if you can become a member and add your event in Cooking & Baking fetish, a non-commercial blogger community

Shaista T said...

Will definitely try to take part this time btw I have some awards and tag for u, please accept it..

Anh said...

I think I will finally manage to participate. :)

Marta said...

Thanks for hosting this event! I'm leaving for a trip in a week, I so hope I have time to concoct something so I can participate.
But even if I don't, I can't wait to see the leguminous recipes that will turn out!

Nanditha Prabhu said...

hey , Susan ! i am here after long hiatus.... and i see your legume love affair event.... think i should pitch in ...:)

Rachana Shakyawar said...

Hi Susan;

Thank you so much for accepting my recipe for this very competition.

I'm also glad that you visited my blog and left with such an aspiring comment.

Hope you announce more such compirtitions and I spend more time in kitchen playing with speices :)

Keep the spark Alive!
~ Rachana Shakyawar

Preeti Kashyap said...

Are green gram and chickpeas legumes??? I wish to participate too :)

Kitchen Flavours said...

I just dropped in my entry.

Sunshinemom said...

Susan, I just sent you my entry - Missi roti.

Preeti Kashyap said...

Hey can I send more than 1 recipe? Is there a limit?

Sandhya Hariharan said...

Hi Susan.. I am a new blogger... with just few receipes in my page.I click pictures as i do it...
I would like ot participate in this competition for legumes affair...
My simply dal(for beginners) from would qualify. but i havent taken a picture for it..
Wot do u reckon?
Do visit my blog and let me know wot do u think of it??

Sandhya Hariharan said...

Hi Susan !!

Thank you for visiting my blog and appreciating my receipe.
Its a brilliant event.. I am totally loving it.

I have added another receipe Dal Tiranga and also linked it up to this event. Hope u can consider this receipe for the event.
To which email id shall I mail you the details of the receipe and blog for the competition.
Do keep me posted!


Simona said...

Hi Susan. This month MLLA has been an adventure, which I hope to be able to tell in my post, which I hope to be able to publish tomorrow, depending on how my final experiment goes tonight. I'll keep you posted.

Siddhi Sheth said...

Hello Susan,

This contest is great. Legumes are really important especially as a vegetarian its a great source of protein. Unfortunately I dont think I will have enough time to enter but maybe next time. I just started a blog and would love your suggestions.


Lakshmi Navaneeth said...

Hello Susan,

Thanks so much for accepting our recipe.
We are so glad that you visited our blog and left such an encouraging comment.

Lakshmi & Vidya