Sunday, August 7, 2011

My Legume Love Affair 37 - The Round-Up

July was a great month. As synchronicity would have it, I had haphazardly scheduled myself for a hosting stint for my very own My Legume Love Affair just as it hit its thirty-seventh month, which officially commenced the fourth year of an event. I never expected it to have such staying power. The long-term success of this event is, of course, all because of you: your talents, your creativity, your vitality, your generosity. The food-blogging world has exploded since I launched The Well-Seasoned Cook over four years ago. There are dozens of events to catch one's fancy, yet you have chosen MLLA to participate in. I am very thankful and humbled, and pretty tickled, too.

Last month introduced a number of guest blogger stints, a feature that was so successful and fun that I will continue it on a smaller scale. You can expect to see familiar as well as new faces on The Well-Seasoned Cook every month no matter who is guest hosting. I personally thank Sra, Ricki, Lana, Xiaolu, Simona, Anh, Cynthia, Val, Katie, and Joanne for committing their creative energies for special MLLA posts.

Since Year 4 is something to celebrate, I have awarded four giveaways by random drawings to the following lucky winners:

* Akheela of Torview Toronto - A copy of Helene Dujardin's Plate to Pixel.
* Kalinda of Wheat-Free Meat-Free - Also a copy of Plate to Pixel.
* Shanavi of Kitchen Secrets - A copy of Aliza Green's Beans
* Eve of Garden of Eating - Hurst Bean Prize

I will be contacting the winners to arrange for delivery of their prizes. In the meantime, I present another lovely and delicious array of fine recipes from around the world which will tempt, fascinate, comfort, and amaze you. Feast your eyes on these! Thanks again!

Savory Pancakes
Akheela - Torview Toronto


Pacha Thakkali Parippu Curry
(Green Tomato and Split Pigeon Peas in Spicy Coconut Sauce)
Swathi - Zesty South Indian Kitchen


Dal Kurma
Harini-Jaya - Tamalapaku


Eve - Garden of Eating


Dal Tadka
Radhika - Tickling Palates


Low-Fat Dal Makhani
Harini-Jaya - Tamalapaku


Butter Beans Gravy
Sarawathi - Saras's Kitchen


Sapeta and Fried Spinach
Notyet100 - Asan Khana


Roasted Chickpeas
Caffettiera - La Caffettiera Rosa


Channa Masala
Radhika - Tickling Palates


Dal Makhani
Neha - From My Heart


Mellow-Yellow Mango Dal
Tadka Pasta - Tadka Pasta


Brown Rice Bisibelebath
Jaya - Desi Soccer Mom


Black Pepper Tofu
Susan - The Well-Seasoned Cook


Please join Preeti of Write Food - Relishing Recipes as she hosts August's MLLA 38. She will be accepting your fine recipes until the 31st.



Soma said...

congrats on the milestone this month Susan. Legumes are a fav. part of our meals and this my fav. event to participate in. Beautiful round up as always and thanks for allowing us to participate...

Ricki said...

Wow, Susan, what a truly amazing lineup this is! It's a testament to the popularity of this event. So many gorgeous recipes to try! Congrats again on this milestone and on an enduring, beloved blog event. Here's to many more! :)

janet @ the taste space said...

Beautiful round-up, Susan. It is so nice to see this event persist after so long! :)

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A wonderful roundup! everything looks delicious.

Congrats to the winners!



lacaffettierarosa said...

A lot of food for my bookmark list here. Thank you Susan.

sra said...

Congratulations and thank you! :)

Kalinda said...

A book, yay! I agree with La Caffettiera Rosa, there's so many recipes here to bookmark. I'm so glad I found this event. Thank you Susan for the wonderful job and congratulations on 4 years!

Champa said...

Awesome roundup Susan. Congrats on 4 year mile stone. I feel so bad not sending you one. I did have couple this month based on legumes. I totally forgot. Must be getting old.

Priya Sreeram said...

whoa- what a great round -up susan ! keep up the good work and congrats to all winners !!

Shanavi said...

4 years, Congrats Susan on reaching this day..

Am so happy to win something from u again..These kinda stuff really motivates us to do even better.. Thank u so much..

Shaheen said...

Wow - so many great ways wiht legums that I am so dizzy with excitement with all these enticing entries.

Congratulations to all the winner.
Also heartfelt thank you for hosting such a fab foodie event.

Sia said...

beautiful round-up, susan! I missed it this time in participating in MLLA but don't want to miss next time :)

Simona said...

So many great dishes! Thanks Susan for all of this and congratulations to the winners.

Vimitha Anand said...

Nice event and yummy collection of recipes. Congrats to the winners and on ur milestone.

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Roundup of this event, never ever fails to impress me. Absolutely love it, great recipes !!!

Torviewtoronto said...

Yay I am so excited I just saw this :)
delicious looking MLLA roundup I love this event and glad I am part of it since I started blogging :)

Thank you Susan for these thoughtful giveaways

tigerfish said...

MMLA is a great event. Such a privilege to be part of it.

Thanks, Susan.

ANU said...

Hello Susan,

My first time here....I don't know how I missed this legumes....Now I will hop into your space now and then to chk....
Happy to follow you....
Very nice round up with so many recipes....
Check out my space too when time permits.....
CHECK OUT My DIWALI Event and Recipes
September - ALMONDS Event & GIVEAWAY'
September - WWC - "Cornmeal for Breakfast"

Saji said...

Lovely roundup..First time at your place!!! Happy to follow you