Saturday, July 26, 2008

Less is More: The Round-up!

A couple of years ago, Coffee started the Monthly Blog Patrol as a way for food bloggers to cook and learn from each other's recipes. This month, 64 bloggers from all over the world took up a challenge: choose a recipe that has five ingredients or less and show us how less is more!

Based on the entries that I have received, I have organized the round-up in a few different categories: you can grab a hot or cold beverage to begin with, and proceed to look at a delicious list of breads, condiments, small meals and entrees, vegetables and desserts, all made using only a handful of ingredients.

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A Mug of White Hot Chocolate- pattern adapted from The A Team

White chocolate. Cardamom. Milk. Cardamom-scented White Hot Chocolate.
~ Bharti of Veggie Foodist; inspired by Delhi Belle

Chocolate. Milk. Arrowroot. Sugar. Orange zest. The Nun's Revenge.
~ Pavani of Cook's Hideout; inspired by Food For Thought

Mango. Yogurt. Sugar. Cardamom. Mango Lassi.
~ Siri of Siri's Corner; inspired by Mahanandi

Mango. Yogurt. Milk. Sugar. Mango Drink.
~ Rachel of Tangerine's Kitchen; inspired by One Hot Stove

Hibiscus. Sugar. Hibiscus Cordial.
~ Jyotsna of Curry Bazaar; inspired by My Kitchen Treasures

Pomegranate. Ginger. Honey. Pomegranate Juice.
~ Shreya of Mom's Cooking; inspired by Samaikalam Vanga

Cucumber. Yogurt. Ginger. Mint. Chaat masala. Cucumber Cooler.
~ Bharti of Veggie Foodist; inspired by Chatkhor

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Sliced Bread- pattern adapted from Crochetville

Flour. Yeast. Basic Basic Basic Bread.
~ Arundathi of My Food Blog; inspired by Siri's Corner

Flour. Yeast. No-Knead Bread.
~ Aparna of My Diverse Kitchen; inspired by Jugalbandi

Flour. Yeast. Tomatoes. Onions. Herbs. Ladenia.
~ Renuka of Fusion; inspired by Tangerine's Kitchen

Flour. Yeast. Rosemary. Focaccia.
~ Meera of Dindin Tonight; inspired by Delicious Days

Flour. Potato. Yeast. Margarine. Laadi Pav.
~ Vaishali of Holy Cow!; inspired by One Hot Stove

Flour. Yeast. Onions. Sugar. Pepper. Caramelized Onion Bread.
~ Nupur of One Hot Stove; inspired by Baking Bites

Atta. Potatoes. Cumin seeds. Green chili peppers. Cilantro. Aloo Paratha.
~ vb of feed yourself; inspired by Manjula's Kitchen

Whole wheat flour. Potatoes. Cilantro. Cumin. Green chillies. Aloo Paratha.
~ Priti of Indian Khana; inspired by A Mad Tea Party

Pizza crust mix. Tomato sauce. Oregano. Baby Spinach. Cheese. Twirly Whirly Pizza.
~ Curry Leaf of Experiments, Emotions, Experiences with Food; inspired by Madhuram's Eggless Cooking

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Strawberry- pattern adapted from Pezdiva

Strawberries. Sugar. Lemon. Cloves. Strawberry Jam.
~ Mandira of Ahaar; inspired by Arabic Bites

Blackberries. Sugar. Lemon. Blackberry Sauce.
~ Joy of The Spiral of Seasons; inspired by Kitchen Parade

Tomatoes. Raisins. Jaggery. Lemon juice. Tempering. Tomato Oambal.
~ TBC of The Budding Cook; inspired by Arundathi's Food Blog

Green tomatoes. Onion. Green chillies. Cumin. Tempering. Green Tomato Chutney.
~ Raaga of The Singing Chef; inspired by Flavors of Indian Rasoi

Sun-dried tomatoes. Fresh tomato. Chillies. Tomato Thokku.
~ Nupur of One Hot Stove; inspired by Delectable Victuals

Onions. Red chillies. Tamarind. Onion Chutney.
~ Nupur of One Hot Stove; inspired by The Budding Cook

Chillies. Mustard seed powder. Lemon juice. Turmeric. Raita Marcha.
~ Rajitha of Hunger Pangs; inspired by Kajal's

Toor dal. Tamarind. Red chillies. Cumin. Turmeric. Kandi Pachadi.
~ Sireesha of Mom's Recipies; inspired by Daily Meals

Sesame seeds. Toor dal. Cumin. Coriander seeds. Red chillies. Nuvvullu Podi.
~ Bharti of Veggie Foodist; inspired by Sailu's Kitchen

Peanuts. Onion. Red chillies. Tamarind. Tempering. Peanut Chutney.
~ Anita of A Mad Tea Party; inspired by Mahanandi

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Open-Faced Summer Sandwich with Cheese, Lettuce, Tomatoes and Dill Pickles- pattern adapted from Craftbits

Snacks and Appetizers

Rice flour. Moong dal. Ajwain. Red chilli powder. Rice Flour Rings.
~ Trupti of Recipe Center; inspired by Talimpu

Puff pastry. Khari Biscuits.
~ Nupur of One Hot Stove; inspired by Enjoy Indian Food

Rice flour. Buttermilk. Red chillies. Tempering. Mor Kali.
~ Laavanya of Cookery Corner; inspired by Tasty Palettes

Urad dal. Chillies. Ginger. Curry leaves. Medhu Vadai.
~ Nags of Edible Garden; inspired by Tasty Palettes

Leftover rice. Besan. Chillies. Mustard seeds. Rice Bites.
~ Richa of As Dear As Salt; inspired by 365 Days of Pure Vegetarian

Paneer. Herbs. Yogurt. Green chilli. Onion. Hara Paneer Tikka.
~ Neha of Tasty Recipes; inspired by Tongueticklers

Brunch and Light Meals

Sago pearls. Peanuts. Sugar. Potato. Tempering. Sago Khichdi.
~ Sia of Monsoon Spice; inspired by One Hot Stove

Poha. Jaggery. Tamarind. Tempering. Gojavalakki.
~ Sunshinemom of Tongueticklers; inspired by Mane Adige

Thin pohe. Coconut. Jaggery. Pohe Masala. Kalavalele Pohe.
~ Mints! of Vadani Kaval Gheta; inspired by Aayi's Recipes

Rawa. Cucumber. Flax seeds. Cucumber Pancakes.
~ Meera of Enjoy Indian Food; inspired by Konkan World

Millet flour. Rice flour. Ragi Dosa.
~ Sunshinemom of Tongueticklers; inspired by Essence of Andhra

Rice. Plantains. Plantain Dosa.
~ Suma of Veggie Platter; inspired by Recipe Junction

Rice. Ripe bananas. Methi seeds. Banana Bread Dosa.
~ Anita of A Mad Tea Party; inspired by Recipe Junction

Bananas. Whole-wheat flour. Baking powder. Milk. Maple syrup. Whole-wheat Banana Pancake
~ PG of My Kitchen Stories; inspired by Delectably Yours

Entrees

Tamarind. Onions. Green chillies. Sugar. Pachipulusu.
~ Sireesha of Mom's Recipies; inspired by AkshayaPatra

Toor dal. Tempering. Tamarind. Jaggery. Goda masala. Amti.
~ Miri of Peppermill; inspired by The Cooker

Rajma. Onions. Tomatoes. Chilli powder. Dhaba Da Rajma.
~ Bharti of Veggie Foodist; inspired by Gopium

Basmati rice. Cumin. Bay leaf. Cinnamon. Cardamom. Jeera Rice.
~ Priti of Indian Khana; inspired by Illatharasi

Cooked rice. Onions. Lemon juice. Tempering. Garnishing. Lemon Rice.
~ Illatharasi; inspired by Niya's World

Whole wheat pasta. Canned tomatoes. Sun dried tomatoes. Garlic. Chickpeas. Pasta with Chickpeas and Roasted Garlic Tomato Sauce
~ Bek of I Digress; inspired by One Hot Stove and Delectable Victuals

Flour. Eggs. Milk. Oregano. Spaetzle.
~ Nidhi of Sizzling Bites; inspired by Arundathi and Chez Teddy

Tilapia. Chilli powder. Tamarind. Turmeric. Fish Fry.
~ Priar's of Sena's Rasoi; inspired by Samayal Ulagam

10 simple South Indian dishes and 10 three-or-less curries from fellow bloggers
~ Ramki of One Page Cookbooks

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Rad Radish- pattern adapted from BitterSweet

Arbi. Chickpea flour. Coriander-Cumin powder. Red chilli powder. Amchoor powder. Bhuni Arbi.
~ Rashmi of Delhi Belle; inspired by Anna Parabrahma

Asparagus. Almonds. Lemon juice. Asparagus Amandine.
~ Mrs. Ergul of Mrs. Ergul in the Kitchen; inspired by Closet Cooking

Beet. Carrot. Lemon juice. Orange juice. Walnuts. Beet and Carrot Salad.
~ Evolving Tastes; inspired by Chocolate and Zucchini

Bitter gourd. Chilli powder. Baked Bitter Gourd Crisps.
~ Cham of Spice-Club; inspired by Place for Authentic Indian Food

Broccoli. Onion. Garlic. Milk. Cream. Cream of Broccoli Soup.
~ Neha of Tasty Recipes; inspired by The Random Ramblings of a Working Mom

Carrots. Chillies. Peanuts. Lime juice. Tempering. Carrot Salad.
~ Neha of Tasty Recipes, with inspiration from Spicy Chilly

Carrots. Peas. Tempering. Kasuri methi. Tomato. Gajar Matar.
~ Ashima of Tummy Times; inspired by Taste Buds

Capsicum. Moong dal. Cumin seeds. Onion. Garam masala. Bharwan Simla Mirch.
~ A&N of Delectably Yours; inspired by Aayi's Recipes

Collard greens. Red chillies. Asafoetida. Soda bicarb. Kashmiri garam masala. Collard Greens Haak.
~ Enjay of Purplesque; inspired by A Mad Tea Party

Kohlrabi. Chana dal. Phodni. Tomato. Sugar. Simply Spiced Kohlrabi.
~ Manisha of Indian Food Rocks; inspired by Happy Burp

Lotus roots. Khoora kharam. Lemon juice. Baked Lotus Root Chips.
~ Dee of Ammalu's Kitchen; inspired by Jugalbandi

Mushrooms. Eggs. Cumin seeds. Turmeric powder. Red chilli powder. Spicy Egg Mushroom Rolls.
~ My Spicy Kitchen; inspired by What's For Lunch, Honey?

Okra. Toor dal. Pepper. Simply "Delicious" Okra.
~ Meera of Dindin Tonight; inspired by Tasty Palettes

Okra (vendakkai/lady's finger). Red chilli powder. Coriander powder. Turmeric. Tempering. Vendakkai Vadakkal.
~ Radhika of Tickling Palates; inspired by Cooking 4 All Seasons

Plantain. Red chilli powder. Turmeric. Tempering. Vazhakkai Curry.
~ Radhika of Tickling Palates; inspired by Saffron Trail

Plantain. Coconut oil. Vegetable oil. Red chilli powder. Baked Plantain Chips.
~ Madhuram of Eggless Cooking; inspired by Jugalbandi

Potato. Sesame seeds. Red chilli powder. Turmeric. Tempering. Bangala Dumpa Vepudu
~ Nupur of One Hot Stove; inspired by Masala Magic

Potato. Cilantro. Chipotle. Coriander Rosti.
~ Nupur of One Hot Stove; inspired by Sunita's World

Potato. Chilli powder. Garlic. Potato & Garlic Roast.
~ Cham of Spice-club; inspired by En Vittu Virundhu.

Potato. Bread slices. Red chilli powder. Cumin powder. Coriander leaves. Aloo Tikki.
~ Jayasree of Experiments in Kailas Kitchen; inspired by Sindhi Rasoi

Radish. Chillies. Tempering. Lemon juice. Mujj Chatin.
~ Nupur of One Hot Stove; inspired by A Mad Tea Party

Spinach. Corn. Cumin seeds. Mustard seeds. Spinach with Corn.
~ Nupur of One Hot Stove; inspired by Arundathi's Food Blog

Spinach. Rice flour. Urad dal. Red chillies. Mashed Spinach.
~ Nupur of One Hot Stove; inspired by Saffron Trail

Summer squash. Garlic. Lemon juice. Vinegar. Grilled Marinated Summer Squash.
~ Joy of The Spiral of Seasons; inspired by Kitchen Gardeners International

Tendli. Garlic. Red chilli powder. Tamarind. Tendlya Talasani.
~ Rashmi of Delhi Belle; inspired by Enjoy Indian Food

Vegetables. Soy sauce. Sesame seeds. Sesame oil. Pepper. Roasted Vegetables.
~ Abbhirami of Soulful Creations; inspired by Kalyn's Kitchen

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Vanilla Cupcake with a Cherry on Top- pattern adapted from BitterSweet

Wheat flour. Jaggery. Ghee. Cardamom. Nuts. Thambittu.
~ EC of Simple Indian Food; inspired by Mane Adige

Broken wheat. Sugar. Cardamom. Lapsi Halwa.
~ Alka of Sindhi Rasoi; inspired by The Cooker

Wheat flour. Almonds. Sugar. Ghee. Rose water. Aate ka Sheera.
~ Jai and Bee of Jugalbandi; inspired by Pedatha.com.

Yogurt. Sugar. Cardamom. Saffron. Almonds. Shrikhand.
~ Sangeetha of I Googled, I Saw, I Cooked; inspired by Aayi's Recipes and 365 Days of Pure Vegetarian

Milk. Condensed milk. Cardamom. Saffron. Oranges. Orange Basundi.
~ Nupur of One Hot Stove; inspired by Bong Mom's Cookbook

Mango pulp. Cream. Gelatin. Sugar. Mango Cream JellO.
~ JZ of Tasty Treats; inspired by Aroma

Almond butter. Sugar. Khoya. Cardamom. Almond Butter Laddus.
~ Madhuram of Eggless Cooking; inspired by Soul Food

Dates. Nuts. Dates Ladoo.
~ Priti of Indian Khana; inspired by Delicious Journey into Vegetarian Food

Besan. Ghee. Sugar. Cardamom. Raisins. Microwave Besan Ladoo.
~ Manasi of A Cook @ Heart; inspired by Bhaatukli

Ricotta cheese. Condensed milk. Cardamom. Saffron. Burfi.
~ The Cooker; inspired by Bong Mom's Cookbook.

Coconut flakes. Egg whites. Flour. Sugar. Lemon zest. Coconut-Lemon Macaroons.
~ Bhags of Crazy Curry; inspired by Alpineberry

Flour. Butter. Sugar. Cocoa powder. Chocolate chips. Granny Boyd's Biscuits.
~ ovenhaven; inspired by Amanda

Digestive biscuits. Peanut butter. Sugar. Butter. Dark chocolate. Peanut Butter Chocolate Squares.
~ Sowmya of Creative Saga; inspired by Lisa's Kitchen

Greek yogurt. Sugar. Vanilla. Frozen Yogurt.
~ Alanna of Kitchen Parade; inspired by 101 Cookbooks

Plums. Sugar. Lemon juice. Arrowroot powder. Heavenly Plum Sorbet.
~ Priya of Live to Cook; inspired by Simply Recipes

Whipping cream. Lavender blossoms. Chocolate. Egg yolks. Sugar. Lavender Chocolate Pots de Creme.
~ Suganya of Tasty Palettes; inspired by The Well-Seasoned Cook

Chocolate. Avocado. Maple syrup. Orange juice. Decadent Chocolate Avocado Pate.
~ Richa of As Dear As Salt; inspired by Diet, Dessert and Dogs

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There were some small giveaways associated with this event to thank all the participants who made it happen. I plugged the names of all the participants into a spreadsheet and used a random number generator to pull out names from a virtual hat.

And the winners are

1. Knitted Goodies #1: Bharti of Veggie Foodist

2. Knitted Goodies #2: Abbhirami of Souful Creations

3. Supreme Spice Ginger spice extract: Meera of Enjoy Indian Food

4. Supreme Spice Cardamom spice extract: Alanna of Kitchen Parade

5. Supreme Spice Tea Masala spice extract: Pavani of Cook's Hideout

My sincere thanks to Anjali of Supreme Spice for offering these three giveaways. Winners, please get in touch with me so we can get your prizes to you soon! Many thanks to everyone for sending in these fantastic entries.

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Summer is coming to an end, and so is my vacation. My days of leisure are soon to be replaced by some serious work and study, so this will be my last post for a while. I am going on an extended blogging break. I'll be a food blog lurker for a change ;)

P. S. The Monthly Blog Patrol theme for the next month is Fruit Fare; so please hunt around your favorite blogs for some inspiration and send the fruits of your labor to Aparna of My Diverse Kitchen, your next host!

124 comments:

  1. Hi Nupur, what an amazing round-up!! I so love the pictures, they are so beautiful and perfect for the catergories. Congrats to all the winners:-)
    You truly deserve the break, and hope you enjoy every minute of it. Will miss your posts:-(

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  2. Great roundup. Bookamrked. Nice categories and loved more the pics for each. First look, thought it was ur creations. Later noticed the source below.

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  3. waaw, that was a very prompt and quick round up.... will miss your recipes while you are on an extended blogging break.... :o

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  4. The knitted stuff is so pretty. Best of luck for your work and study, Nupur!

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  5. Shreya, Thanks! I will miss blogging too :)

    Jayasree, I did make these knits; the sources acknowledge where I got the patterns to make them.

    uvrao, Thank you for participating.

    Sra, Knitting food is fun :D Thanks for your wishes.

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  6. oh those knits were brilliant! :) thanks for the round-up and enjoy your break!

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  7. Oh my! Those knitted stuff are so adorable. Too bad you will be on blogging break, come back soon Nupur - we'll miss you.

    Mamatha

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  8. Lovely roundup with so many entries...and the knitting is so beautiful...have a relaxed break

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  9. OMG, i loooooooove the crochet veggies, bread, and the coffee, awwwwsome..... you inspire me to finish my poncho this winter.... :)

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  10. Nupur, lovely roundup and those knitted symbols just beautiful.

    Good Luck with work and study and will miss you and the posts a lot.

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  11. Excellent theme and round-up!

    Smita

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  12. The knits are fantastic...enjoy ur break..

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  13. Those knits are sooo.. cute
    Nupur, you are just FUNDU !

    Will miss you..come back soon.

    All the best!

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  14. Congratulations on a lovely roundup, Nupur. This is a treasure-trove that I, for one, will return to time and again.

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  15. Those knits look so cute! Great roundup, Nupur. Enjoy your blogging break :)

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  16. Great roundup Nupur.....The knits look just lovely- amazing work....keep it up.

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  17. Awesome roundup Nupur! The Crochet and Knitting patterns look beautiful. I will learn from you soon.

    Best of luck on your studies!

    Regards,
    Priya.
    http://live2cook.wordpress.com

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  18. Amazing work Nupur, you have wonderfully presented the event:)

    Those knitted ones and pictures are too awesome:)

    Congrats to the winners!!!

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  19. Wow, Fantastic round-up with prices. The knits are pretty attractive than food lists :)
    Best of luck for ur study and work! Enjoy the rest of summer!
    Congrats to the winners!

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  20. Fabulous round up, Nupur!

    You have been busy going clickety-clack with those needles! I love your creations!

    Congrats to all the lucky winners!!

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  21. Wonderful round up Nupur and many many thanks to you for making this happen. Have a great weekend and congratulations to the winners!

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  22. Couldnt leave without dropping a word here as this is the most creative round up I have seen with such a beautiful personal touch...beautiful creations :)

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  23. Awesome roundup, beautiful knitted goodies and lots of hard work done by all the participants! Thank you for posting the round up and sharing the recipes. Good luck with your studies!

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  24. Woohoo! I won I won!
    I never win anything!
    Haha..wonderful round up Nupur. Good luck while you work and study...will be visiting your blog during your absence anyways! take care and come back soon.

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  25. Thats a very looong round up for less is more.. I'm book marking this page. Thanks for the wonderful round up and the gift... Pavani

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  26. Beautiful, Nupur! I love the yarn foods!

    Enjoy your studies this school year.

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  27. Splendid job Nupur...the Knit based presentation is very innovative...must had worked hard for that....but i m sure all the applauds would had made all the work very satisfying!
    Have a happy break,hope to c u soon!

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  28. oh wow, I didn't realize I missed the deadline! :) Really wanted to join this one... Anyway, I love this round up, all these easy recipes in one place, I am bookmarking this. BTW, love those knits... very cute!

    Enjoy your blogging break, Nupur... see you back here soon!

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  29. Great round up and oh my! i just found this great food blog and you are going on a break!! Best of luck with your studies and work.

    I love your knitted goodies, btw :)

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  30. Fabulous round up Nupur and I'm bowled over by your knitting - simply amazing and absolutely adorable... Hope your break isn't for too long... :)

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  31. What a gorgeous round-up Nupur! All your knitted and crocheted "food" are just amazing and so perfect for this! I can't wait to carefully look over all these posts - the whole concept of less is more is so appealing and I'm sure there are many, many wonderful ideas and recipes to be explored here.

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  32. your little knits are sooo precious, nupur.

    thanks for hosting this.

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  33. Nupur,
    Nice round up! Great topic.
    I am sorry I missed submitting something. How can I participate in the next one?

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  34. What a lovely post Nupur. I love these little goodies. Tooo cute. You are such an inspiration for me in both knitting and cooking:).

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  35. I must defnitely say your knits are so wonderful...the bread looks so realistic!!

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  36. That was a nice n quick roundup nupur, n those knitted stuff is really amazing....
    Have a happy break..

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  37. That was a quick and lovely round-up. Thanks for such a unique theme to MBP. It's my turn next hosting.
    Looks like you have been knitting a lot of food as well. They look lovely.

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  38. Hey Nupur

    Thats a prompt round-up, and so many more recipes to try out!

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  39. Thanks for the roundup Nupur..and especially for hosting this event :)
    Your knits are amazing..will miss your recipes, but hope you have fun during your break..good luck with the studies :)

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  40. great round up Nupur & wonderful Knits.. Thank you for hosting this event. Because of this event everybody has a list of nice recipes.

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  41. Nupur...WOW!! what a great round-up..but i am even more fascinated by the knitting you have done... will miss u on ur break..but..have a good one :)

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  42. Hi Nupur,

    This is a wonderful round up, and your knitting creations are awesome! Enjoy your well deserved break, get plenty of R &R. I am on vacation this week and will definitely try out dishes from your blog.

    Namita.

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  43. Perfect Round Up, Nupur.
    I hope you get back from 'Lurking' to 'Contributing' soon :)

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  44. Less is truly more!!

    I am amazed at how many recipes out there call for 5 or less ingredients.

    Thanks for a great roundup. have a lovely blogging break and enjoy whatever else it is that you do in the interim!

    Hugs!

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  45. Wow - the virtual recipes and the knitted ones!
    You are going on a long blogging break?! Like long long? But there is a party...You cannot not be there!

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  46. Hi Nupur,
    This round up is really creative and knitted items look beautiful. Neat round up and very neat blog.

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  47. Good luck with the serious work and study - and I cannot tell you how much I will miss your wonderful posts! I think I will go through a long and painful Onehotstove withdrawal process before I steady myself and move on with life.
    Kamini.

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  48. Wow love your knits and a great roundup dear

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  49. very unique theme with creative round-up:) thanks nuper. u r simply awesome :)

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  50. Grrreat round up! My favourite bookmark for sure.
    You are going on a break??? Thats not fair to us!!!
    :)...hope you are back soon...so long farewell!

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  51. what a lovely round up Nupur, I enjoyed the knitted versions of tags and headers :) how long is your break...

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  52. I was not able to make it for this one:(...hopefully next time...but its a nice round up:)

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  53. Awesoem roundup dear nupur. Sorry i could not participate -been very preoccupied- hope to get back soon. Meanwhile have a wonderful blogging break and good luck with all your work :-)

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  54. Wow. I'm going to cook from this round-up forever.

    The knits are Gorgeous!

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  55. amazing roundup....i missed this one too.....and love all the wonderful crochetted goodies.....

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  56. Cute little knitties.amazing recipes.many many thanks = Awesome Roundup..:)

    All the best for ur work and study Nupur, will miss u for sure..!

    Cheers,
    Siri

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  57. Great Round up Nupur, Love those small knitted goodies!
    Feeling so bad that I could not paticipate since I was out of town for most of the time...:(

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  58. Lovely round-up & some really fab entries, Nupur! Loved your crochet work, especially the radish. Tooo cute!
    Will miss your posts but do hope to see you around!

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  59. Very innovative way of roundup..nicely done and Congrats to all the winners..

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  60. Hi Nupur ,
    Aha! lovely round-up and the Crochet is so adorable ...so pretty !
    hugs and smiles
    jaya

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  61. Your knitted food creations are adorable!! Great job on the round up. It looks like a lot of work. Enjoy your break and hope to see you around town if not on the net!

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  62. i have something for you at my blog...please hop by

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  63. Those wolly creations are just too cute.

    That was a fun theme you chose. Thanks for the roundup.

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  64. Oh those knitted goodies they distracted me completely. Kudos to you Nupur! All the best for you new assignments.

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  65. Really loved this round up and am book marking it!! what an amazing number of entries! And the knitted creations are tooo cute! Way to go!

    I will miss your posts Nupur - especially since I have gone back to work full time and down to posting only once a week, if that and am vicariously living through other bloggers whom I catch during my lunch break!

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  66. Thank you for this excellently themed blog event, Nupur. You will be dearly missed.

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  67. I am speechless!! and I am not exaggerating!! :)

    Awesome round up and what a way to introduce them!! Where did you learn knitting? I tried learning it 4-5 times but can't handle the two needles..... though I do a lot of crocheting.

    Thanks once again for the lovely theme and a wonderful round up! :)

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  68. wow, thats cool. Hi Nupur, have added u in my blogroll

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  69. Hi Nupur, I have something waiting for you at my blog.

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  70. I have fallen for u're kinitting skills Nupur! Will surely be missing :(

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  71. What a lovely roundup, Nupur!! I had made a few more dishes from other blogs for this event but ran out of time since I went out of time. But it sure was a fantastic event.
    I am thrilled to receive the ginger extract from Anjali. It is fantastic! Thanks so much to you & Anjali both.

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  72. oops!! I meant out of town!! not out of time!!:-D

    Meera of Enjoy Indian Food

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  73. ...Thanks so much Nupur. My daughter loves the bracelet purse and headband, and the washcloth is just too darling....

    http://veggiefoodist.blogspot.com/2008/08/patty-pans-and-pretty-gifts.html

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  74. Nupur, I love your knitted goodies!!! :)

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  75. There is a suprise for you in my blog. Click here to know what the suprise is, http://kitchenflavours.blogspot.com/2008/07/fruit-chaat.html

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  76. Hi Nupur,
    Been a while since you posted anything. Waiting for your next one. Hope you are doing well:)

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  77. Long time no post??? Looking forward to some dishes soon!

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  78. Hi Nupur, I'm so sorry I missed this event -- I was away half the summer and am just now getting back to blogging. The round up is fantastic as yours always are :)

    I hope you won't be working too hard to come around now and again and say hello while you're lurking! Best wishes as you take on this serious work/study time :)

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  79. The crochet patters are pretty and quaint! So is the round up. Will be back to check out the rest. I got through about 10!

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  80. I love your knitted theme pictures. My most favorite is the coffee and the strawberry :-) Lovely round-up...

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  81. Hi Nupur,

    Hope things are going well with your work and study. Looking forward for your new post soon. Take care.

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  82. Hi Nupur!
    Oooh! I have loads to catch up on OHS!!!
    Hope all is well at ur end!
    I have an award for u over at my blog, I do hope u will accept it.

    A warm WOOF to Dale!

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  83. Hi Nupur,

    Missing your posts. Hope all is fine at your end and you can wind up your work n studies soon and come back to blogging soon.

    Love

    Priya

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  84. Hey Nupur ..hope things are fine at your end!

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  85. Just stopping by to say hello. Been missing your posts, hope you are doing well.

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  86. Hi Nupur - haven't seen a post from you for a while - I hope everything's ok. Hope to see you back soon!

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  87. Wow!! WOW! I am in love with those crochet/knit stuff that you've done there. I showed that to my 2 yr old daughter and she's squealing here with delight.

    Thanks for the wonderful roundup and the even more wonderful crocheted pics!

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  88. Hey Nupur, just dropped by to wish you a happy Diwali.

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  89. Happy Diwali, dear Nupur to you & yours.

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  90. Nupur! Happy Deepavali!
    How have you been doing? School must be keeping you busy. Miss your posts a lot.

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  91. Your blog takes a long time to open ,pls do something about it.

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  92. Happy Diwali, Nupur! How are you?Hope you are enjoying the festival season.:)

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  93. Diwali greetings Nupur!!!
    Hope everything is well with you and looking forward to seeing your posts.

    Best Wishes,
    Namita.

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  94. Hi Nupur,
    Its been such a long time now. I have been missing your posts:) Hope everything is fine at your end.

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  95. Hi Nupur, you are taking a reallly long break. Hope there will be some aromas wafting from your kitchen and into the blogosphere this Thanksgiving.

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  96. hey ..how 've u been? long silence....I thought u turned off ur hot stove for cleaning but its been so long stove is very cold now!!! come back and fire up ur stove , pls.. :)

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  97. Hi Nupur, How've you been? Missing your posts! Come back sooon!!

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  98. hey Nupur, missed such an awesome event:(
    Btw wnat to let you know that this site has some pics of yours. did you give them?http://www.janakifoods.com/blog/
    I could not recongnize the other pics. just take a look.

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  99. Wow!!! Great round up Nupur. First time to your blog, and it is so wonderful. Great round up.

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  100. Nupur, happy Holidays and looks forward to your posts in 2009 :)

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  101. Nupur,
    Best wishes to you and your family for a joyous and peaceful 2009.:)

    Hope to see at least the occasional post from you in 2009. Missing you and OHS! :(

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  102. Happy New Year! Nupur.

    Hope you have some free time for an occasional post or two in the new year.

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  103. Hope you are doing good Nupur. Wish you a Happy and Prosperous New Year!

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  104. HAPPY NEW YEAR, NUPUR! WISHING ALL UR LOVELY DREAMS N WISHES TO COME TRUE!

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  105. Happy New Year, Dear Nupur, to you & yours!!

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  106. Dear Nupur

    Wish your family a great 2009. You seem to be missing too. Are you on a break from cooking :)

    And what fantastic knitting you have done

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  107. Dear Nupur, wish you a fabulous 2009! Hope you are doing well!

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  108. Hi nupur, I came across your blog ages back when I googled for some recipe - dont recall which one tho. And eversince, I would come by ever so often. Needless to say, you have an awesome blog and I must say, I do miss not having anything new to read here.

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  109. Nupur, a very happy new year to you and yours! May this be the best one yet! :-)

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  110. Hi again, Nupur. Don't mean to bother you...But just wanted to convey that you are really missed. Hope you are doing great. Enjoy your break. Best wishes, Meera

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  111. Hi again, Nupur. Don't mean to bother you...But just wanted to convey that you are really missed. Hope you are doing great. Enjoy your break. Best wishes, Meera

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  112. Hello Nupur, how are you? No updates for long time? Hope all is well and you will be back soon. :) Happy New Year!

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  113. Hi Nupur, that's a marvellous collection of craft pieces on this post. As always, a pleasure to visit your blog. Cheers!

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  114. Hey Nupur! Just came over to say hi. Hope you are doing well and your studies are going well too. We do miss you. Take care and best wishes!

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  115. Hey Nupur ! come back soon, our stoves are missing urs badly !! :) hope u r doing well..

    abhi

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  116. Dear Nupur,

    I know, I haven't tried everything or even most of the things listed on the hot stove, but I still miss not seeing any new posts!

    Hope all is well, and the blogging will resume some time soon. Perhaps with the new year (Gudhi Padwa), you might choose to come back to the hot stove!

    Best Regards.

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  117. hey nupur...how are you doing?? hope you will be back to blogging soon...wish u the best for all the studying you are doing :)

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  118. hey Nupur,

    Your recipes are cherished and you are missed. Enjoy your extended stay-away!

    ~Nilu~

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  119. Hi, Nupur

    When you said you were on an extended break, I didn't think it would be so long. Good luck with your work and studies... Looking fwd to seeing you back very soon as the summer is couple of months...

    usha

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  120. Nupur,

    Just wanted to say that I miss your posts so much!! I keep coming back here every week, hoping for a new one and to try out a recipe you have :-) I hope you are doing well and that maybe (fingers crossed) you will be back to blogging sometime. Cheers.
    Priya

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  121. hi nupur...
    First time in your blog... Wonderful crochets.. Amazing round up!!

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