Friday, May 31, 2013

Announcing My Legume Love Affair, the 60th Edition!

I have an ongoing love affair with legumes and I know most of you share this not-so-secret-passion. Well, this month, we're making it official! My Legume Love Affair, known simply as MLLA to its fans, is being hosted here on One Hot Stove this month, June 2013. It is the 60th edition (the diamond anniversary!) of this long-running blog event, started by Susan of The Well-Seasoned Cook and now run by Lisa of Lisa's Kitchen




If you would like to join in the fun, here are the deets:

1. For this event, we will be cooking with legumes as a main ingredient. Any course and any cuisine is welcome. The legumes can be beans, lentils, dals, peas or pulses. Certain other ingredients are legumes too, such as tamarind, carob, and fenugreek. Foods derived from legumes such as tofu and besan (chickpea flour) also qualify. Whatever your chosen legume, please make sure that it is the star of your dish. The exceptions would be fenugreek or tamarind, which are typically used in small quantities.

2. Entries should be vegetarian (eggs and dairy OK).

3. Only 1 entry will be accepted per blogger.  

4. If you have any older recipes you would like to enter, please update and re-post them during this month to qualify.  

5. MLLA entries may be used as entries to other blog events.

6. Use of the MLLA logo (above) is optional but appreciated. Susan designed it; isn't it pretty?

7. You post should mention "My Legume Love Affair" and contain links to this announcement, Lisa's MLLA information page (which is completely worth checking out for info on this event, as well as links to round-ups with thousands of legume recipes), and please give a nod to Susan's blog as well. 

8. After you have posted your entry, e-mail me at onehotstove [at] gmail [dot] com with "MLLA 60" in the subject line and include:

  1. Your name.
  1. The name of your blog.
  1. Your recipe title.
  1. The URL of your MLLA post.
  2. Your location. This is necessary for the prize drawing, but your location will not be posted in the round up.
  3. A photo at least 400 pixel wide.

The deadline for entries is June 30, 2013. The round-up will be posted promptly in the first week of July.

Oh, and did I mention that we have prizes??

1. This cookbook, The Daily Bean. This prize is offered by Susan at her expense, and she will also pay for shipping worldwide.

2. Hurst Bean Box - A case of six bags of the winner's choice of Hurst Bean products, sponsored by Hurst Bean. (Due to shipping restrictions, this prize can only be awarded if the winner is a U.S. resident.)




Before posting the round up, I'll draw a name randomly from your entries. If the winner is in the U.S., they will get both prizes. If they are outside the U.S., they will get the cookbook from Susan and I'll draw again from the U.S. residents only for the beans.

I hope you will participate! 

15 comments:

  1. Nupur, nice to see you hosting this wonderful event. I will surely send something over.

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    1. Thanks Vaishali, I love your bean-y creations and I look forward to your entry!

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  2. Thank you Nupur.
    I don't have a blog, can I still join by sending the picture and recipe ?
    -Ragini

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    1. Yes, Ragini, that would be fine.

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  3. Happy Hosting Nupur. Its been a while a sent to MLLA, will definitely send something over.

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    1. Thanks for the support, Pavani!

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  4. Will I be eligible for the other prize as well if I give my son's address in USA

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    1. Yes, that will be fine. But please when you send in your entry, make a note when mentioning location that for the purpose of the prize, your location is the US. So I can add you to the appropriate list.

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  5. One of my favourite events! Am on a short blogging break, but you just motivated me to get back :)

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  6. Have been away from blogging for moths but this is very tempting..will try and join in.Hope u all and little Lila are doing good..hugs to her

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    1. I've been missing your posts and certainly hope you make an exception for this event, Madhuli! How are your two little ones? Lila's enjoying summer, splashing around in her bikini.

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  7. Nupur
    Im hooked on this lentil salad recipe. Ive made many concessions to make it an easy salad. You are free to adapt it to your liking. Would've made for a good MLLA entry, if I had a blog. Check it out.
    http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2013/04/lentil-and-chickpea-salad-with-feta-and-tahini/

    Archana

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    1. Archana- I tried the salad this week and liked it very much! Thanks so much for the link.

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    2. so glad you did. I just love the flavor combination!

      Archana

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