Oct 1, 2010

My Legume Love Affair (MLLA #28) - Event Announcement

Hello Foodie Friends..
Am back all charged up after my trip to India.. Will catch up with all your posts soon.. Am here with an exciting event announcement.

Susan of The Well Seasoned Cook offered me the opportunity to host October's edition of My Legume Love Affair (MLLA #28). Thank you Susan!

What is a legume?
According to Wikipedia, “A legume in botanical writing is a plant in the family Fabaceae (or Leguminosae), or a fruit of these specific plants. A 'legume' fruit is a simple dry fruit that develops from a simple carpel and usually dehisces (opens along a seam) on two sides. A common name for this type of fruit is a pod, although "pod" is also applied to a few other fruit types, such as vanilla. Well-known legumes include alfalfa, clover, peas, beans, lentils, lupins, mesquite, carob, soy, and peanuts.”

Fresh or dried beans, lentils, pulses, and/or the sometimes edible pods that contain these seeds, derivative products like tofu or besan,  fenugreek, carob, peanuts, etc are all acceptable ingredients for this event.

MLLA is all about the legumes of any sort as the main draw. Hence, please note that the "legume" being used for the dish must be the main ingredient rather than an auxiliary one.

Here are some of the rules for participating in this event:
  • Post any recipe on your blog with any legume as the main ingredient during the month of October. Use of logo is optional.
  • Please link back to this announcement post and also to MLLA host line up page on The Well Seasoned Cook .
  • All courses and cuisines (vegetarian/vegan/non-vegetarian) are welcome, as long as legumes are the dominant ingredient. 
  • Multiple recipes are allowed (although only one submission will be counted towards the random drawing). Recipes submitted to other events are also allowed. Recipes from archives can be accepted ONLY if updated and reposted as current.   
  • Email your recipes to divyablogs[AT]gmail[DOT]com with the following details on or before Oct 30: 
  1. Name:
  2. Location: (required)
  3. URL of the recipe:
  4. Picture of any size: (optional yet preferred)
  •  Location of each participant is necessary to know who qualifies to win the Hurst Bean prize, shipped to U.S. residents only. If you don't want your location published in the round-up, please indicate this in your email so that I can maintain your privacy.
  • For those who dont have a blog, pls send me the recipe and other details and I will gladly add that to the round up as well. Such entries also make eligible the participants to win the random drawing. 
Here comes the best part of the event:
Susan has offered to sponsor two exciting prizes to a randomly selected winner:

1) Winner chooses any cookbook or food-related book from Amazon U.S. valued at not more than 15USD, not including shipping.  This prize is offered by Susan at her expense and includes worldwide shipping.  Susan does not receive any compensation from Amazon.

2) Hurst Bean Box - A case of six bags of the winner's choice of Hurst Bean products, suitable for every diet, sponsored by Hurst Bean. (Due to shipping restrictions, this prize can only be awarded if the winner is a U.S. resident.) FTC Notice: In May 2010, Susan, at her request, received two Hurst Bean complimentary products which are not available for purchase in her local markets. Susan does not generally accept free products from Hurst Bean nor is she financially compensated by them.

Drawing Structure - If the winner is a U.S. resident, she/he will be the recipient of both Prizes 1 and 2 above.  In the event that an international winner is drawn, a second drawing will be conducted from the U.S. pool of entrants to ensure that the Hurst Prize is awarded every month.  The international winner will receive the book, and the U.S. winner will receive the Hurst Prize.

What are you waiting for? Start cooking!! Looking forward to your entries..


  1. Legumes again.. Am ready.. Will send in some ... Happy hosting.. :-)

  2. Hi Divya,

    Glad you are back!!Happy hosting dear...Do visit me when time permits!!



  3. Will definitely participate Athi..... :))

  4. Good to see you back Divya..will try to send something..

  5. Hi

    I will try to participate. You have a great blog!

  6. Partecipo a tutti i MLLA!!!! Ti manderĂ² la mia ricetta dall'Italia. . . a presto!

  7. I just sent you my submission for this month. Thanks for hosting and take care.

  8. Love this event :) will surely send some entries :)

  9. Hi Divya,
    I have an event idea and i was wondering if you will be interested in holding it as i dont have a a blog. its "curry in a hurry" for working women who still beleives in home cooking etc.
    just an idea...

  10. Hi Deepa,
    Thanks for the idea. Sounds great. Can you please email me so that I can get in touch with you.

  11. Divya, I sent a recipe today..hope you would add it in round up..sorry for being late..

  12. hi,
    is it too late for me? I discovered this wonderful blog only today...
    however if you want it I give you my URL

    bye Anna


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