Wednesday, September 3, 2008

My Legume Love Affair - The Host Lineup

Black-Eyed Peas
Black-Eyed Peas.

I'm speechless (almost). I asked, you rallied. No sooner was the PUBLISH button hit on a post calling for guest hosts of the now monthly bean event, My Legume Love Affair, than the emails and comments nearly short circuited my laptop. You'd think I was running a contest or something (well, I am: a monthly drawing for a nifty little cookbook or kitchen-y gizmo*, but still).

June - Apu - Annarasa

July - Harini - Tongue Ticklers

August - Susan - The Well-Seasoned Cook

September - Sia - Monsoon Spice

October - Jeanne - CookSister!

November - Sra - When My Soup Came Alive

December - Srivalli - Cooking for All Seasons


January - EC - Simple Indian Food

February - Rachel - The Crispy Cook

March - Super Chef - Mirch Masala

April - Sowjanya - Ruchikacooks

May - Susan - The Well-Seasoned Cook

June - Diana - Spain in Iowa

July - Siri - Siri's Corner

August - Simona - Briciole

September - Susan - The Well-Seasoned Cook

October - Divya - Dil Se

November - Lisa - Lisa's Kitchen

December - Priya - Mharo Rajasthan's Recipes


January - Simona - Briciole

February - Sandy - Sandhya's Kitchen

March - Dee - Ammalu's Kitchen

April - Jaya - Desi Soccer Mom

May - Smitha - Kannada Cuisine

June - Aqua - Served with Love

July - Susan - The Well-Seasoned Cook

August - Preeti - Relishing Recipes

September - Cathy - What Would Cathy Eat?

October - Suma - Veggie Platter

November - Simona of Briciole

December - Kiran - SUMADHURA


January - Claire - Chez Cayenne

February - Vanessa - Sweet Artichoke

March - Heather - Girlichef

April - Susan - The Well-Seasoned Cook

May - Priya -
Mharo Rajasthan's Recipes

June - Valerie - A Canadian Foodie

July - Simona - Briciole

August -
Susan - The Well-Seasoned Cook (UPDATED)

September -
Jaya - Desi Soccer Mom

October - Sra - When My Soup Came Alive

November - Simona - Briciole (UPDATED)

December - Sukanya - Saffron Streaks

2013 (Booking in progress)

January - Susan - The Well-Seasoned Cook

February - Lisa - Lisa's Vegetarian Kitchen

March - PJ - Seduce Your Taste Buds (Tentative)

April - Claire - Chez Cayenne

Please note that this list may be subject to changes.  Big thanks to everyone!

* The prize offered by me is both selected and paid for by me without commercial influence. Links to prizes provided by me are not to be interpreted as embedded advertisements on behalf of any commercial enterprise; links are included strictly for purposes of prize descriptions. Supplementary prize provided by Hurst Bean has been arranged through their initiative. I do not receive financial compensation from Hurst Bean, although I have received at my request (May 2010) two specific bean products from Hurst Bean which I am unable to find in my markets. This is the exception rather than the rule regarding my operating policies.


  1. I hope it doesn't run out of, um, gas. LOL! I'm looking forward to my month.

  2. Hi Susan,
    Thanks for letting me join in the fun.

    This will also be a great way for me to keep my blog going at least till June next year... not that I intend to quit... ;-)

  3. It's just such a good idea for an event. I rarely manage to enter anything but WHB due to lack of time, but I'll try to manage this one for sure one of these months.

  4. Susan, if you need a guest host beyond Sept 2009, I'm around! :)

  5. I am waiting for my turn - I hope no one takes away my bean!

  6. Leguminous intentions, you are so clever Susan!

    Looking forward to it.

    Lori Lynn

  7. I am SO excited that this has become a regular event! Hooray!

  8. Hey - I turn away for a few days and MLLA turns into a monthly event! Hurrah! If anybody drops out and you need a host, I'm happy to be on standby - just let me know. Otherwise I'll have to be more on the ball and sign up next time when you run out of hosts :)

  9. Sra – Your time is coming. : )

    Coco – XOXO

    Nora – Your host stint will be something we can all look forward to.

    Kalyn – Would love to have you on board. I know how eventing is an all-consuming task.

    Jyothsna – I’ve put you on the wait list should the event continue next fall.

    Sunshine Mom – It’ll be here before you know it. No worries; no one will take your bean. : )

    Thanks, Lori Lynn.

    Astra – Thank you. Hope you can join when the time and mood allow.

    Jeanne – Would be very glad to have you pinch hit or carry on. I’ve put you on the list. Thanks!

  10. Susan - I was and am in love with ur Legume event.. You can add my name to the next available month and let me know plz..:)


  11. Hi Susan,
    I am newcomer to ur blog from sia of monsoon spice. I wish to participate ur monthly event. Pls response me in my blog. I dont know the event deadline of my legume love affair. I have lot of legumes and pls let me know soon to cook and participate ur even. Do visit my blog often!

  12. Hi Susan,
    I am newcomer to ur blog from sia of monsoon spice. I wish to participate ur monthly event. Pls response me in my blog. I dont know the event deadline of my legume love affair. I have lot of legumes and pls let me know soon to cook and participate ur even. Do visit my blog often!

  13. Legumes rule! I'd be happy to host a future round of MLLA if you ever run out of beany blogger guest hosts. Now, to pick my legume recipe for Simona's round.....

  14. Happy Thanksgiving to you and family, Susan. Enjoy and have a great time! :))

    Love Blackeyed peas, Indians cook this often at home.

  15. This is a very interesting event. Happy New Year to you and your family :) - Lakshmi

  16. Hello susan,
    First time in urs.It is such a wonderful blog.Thanks for conducting these events.I've linked two of my recipes.plz check it visit mine when u find time:)Thanks again!1



    yay! two more entries from me MLLA :P

  18. Dear Susan,
    I have been following this MLLA event for quiet a few months now. I would also like to host one of your MLLA event in my Please put me in your waiting list.

  19. I see that March 2010 is open..if theres a waiting list for that, can you put me up for that one? thanks a ton!! :)

  20. I would love to host the event if possible! Let me know if there is a chance!

  21. Hello susan!!
    I really love this event!!
    I am new in this blogging world and am really excited about all these events!!
    I would love to host it in 2010 any month!!
    Will be delighted to host it!!
    thanks a lot!!

  22. I've never heard of these events before, but then again I am new as well.

    I had a great bean mixture on New Years - my friend who made it mentioned its a Hungarian tradition to eat every type of bean for good luck.

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  24. hello susan,

    I love this event.
    I would like to host this event for the month of june-2011

    Thanks again

  25. Hi,the event looks very interesting.I would love to host one of your events.
    Do drop by at

  26. Hi Susan,

    The calendar say I don't have any luck until 2011, but please let me know if there is any opportunity for me to host the MLLA event in my blog.
    This is my space and I hope you will like it


  27. Wow Susan !!! I so want to host this, but looks like you are all booked up till end of 2011. Do you think you can fit me in somewhere?

  28. Hey Susan,
    Thats a gr8 event you are hosting. I will send an entry very soon.

    Also I would like to host it whenever its possible. Please consider me in case there is an opportunity in between. Even if you continue in 2012, I am in queue.

  29. Thanks Susan ! Im looking forward to march !

  30. count me in for 2012 - something to look forward to and prepare for :)

  31. Please count me in if there any opening earlier than 2012, I would be happy to host earlier

  32. Let me know when 2012 opens and book me for any of the months :)

  33. There doesn't seem to be a January round up - I was referring my readers to it as mine was too late to join - but there isn't one where it should be - can you help? ANd add me to the next year, too?

  34. Hi Susan,

    I am a new blogger. Pls check my space:

  35. Hi,

    I am sending my entry for the MLLA 33 below and have also mailed to Ammalus Kitchen.



  36. This is my entry to the MLLA 33 which I have also submitted to Ammalu's Kitchen.


  37. Thanks for giving the opportunity to participate in this wonderful event.I am sending the following recipe to your event called " My Legume Love Affair # 34". I hope you will like it.Here are the details:

    Location: Bellevue(Washington,USA)
    Blog URL:
    Name of the recipe: Mix dal Tadka/Mix lentil curry
    Link to your post:


  38. Hi Susan,

    I would like to guest host your event MLLA. It seems 2011 is fully booked, in case there are some changes in the guest hosting for 2011, you can consider me. Otherwise book me for 2012 any month as suits you.
    It will be immense pleasure to host this event.

    Pls do check the event going on in my site : summer coolers


  39. Hi Susan. I am PJ of Seduce Your Tastebuds. I would love to host an edition of MLLA anytime in the future or when there is a cancellation.Please count me in for the host slot. Thanks a bunch :)

  40. Hi.. I'm Kavi from Edible Entertaiment. I would love to host MLLA anytime! Should any of the spots open up, please let me know.
    Kavi | Edible Entertainment
    Ongoing event: Healthy Lunch Challenge

  41. Hi Susan, I would love to host this event. Let me know if there is any open slot. You can contact me at

  42. Hi Susan unable to linking....My entry for is