Monday, April 30, 2012

Guest Hosting My Legume Love Affair (MLLA) # 47

Hello Friends,

I feel so honored to be hosting another  My Legume Love Affair or what we in short call MLLA # 47 in my blog.

Firstly, I want to thank Susan for giving me this wonderful opportunity to host this edition of MLLA. I am truly honored to host my favorite event.

Being a vegetarian, I am sure many of you (who are also vegetarian) agree that this is our main source of protein. And, we love our legumes :)

Now, what is a Legume? Wikipedia says,

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. Well-known legumes include alfalfa, clover, peas, beans, lentils, lupins, mesquite, carob, soy, and peanuts.

Another small note, on the logo, which is as usual prepared by Susan herself. The beans you see in the logo are Anasazi beans, if you aren't familiar with them. They were first cultivated by the Native American Anasazi Tribe of the Southwest, and considered "heirloom" beans in the U.S. since they are very ancient in provenance and hard to find.

In our event, we allow you to post any recipe with any kind of legume or its derivatives as a main ingredient. For example, you can make a recipe with fresh Chickpeas, dried chickpeas, ground chickpeas or any form of chickpea. Remember one thing, that a spoonful or soupcon of a legume is not quite enough to qualify. It has to be the star ingredient or at least very obvious and dominant in the recipe . Hope that explains! If still in doubt, feel free to email me J

Now, here are some simple rules that one needs to follow to participate:
  • All courses and cultures are welcome, but they have to strictly vegetarian. Eggs are allowed only if used in a baking process.
  • Multiple recipes are permitted but limited to 10 per participant (although only one submission will be counted towards the random drawing/s)
  • Recipes submitted to other events are also permitted, but other events might have different rules.
  • Recipes from archives can be accepted ONLY if updated and reposted as current. 
  • Recipes from those who do not blog are accepted and make eligible the participants to win a prize. (These are very rare.)
  • Location of participants is necessary so that we know who qualifies to win both or one of the prizes (See # 3 below). (Hurst cannot ship outside the U.S.) 
  • Use of logo is optional.
  • Please ensure your posts are linked to this announcement Susan's link.
  • Emails should me sent to with the blogger's name, blog name, recipe name, link, picture and location of the blogger.
Now, the best part of all, the Prizes.
  1. The Complete Book of Pasta - Cook's Illustrated. This prize is offered by Susan without influence at her expense, and she will also absorb worldwide shipping charges.  F.T.C. Notice: 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.) F.T.C. 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.
  3. 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.  In these instances, the international winner will receive the book, and the U.S. winner will receive the Hurst Prize. 
OK, so what are you waiting for. Whip up some yummilicious recipes and start sending your entries soon :)

Note: The round-up will be posted either last week of June or first week of July as I will be travelling in the month of June. I apologize in advance for the delay.

That is all for now. Take care till next post.


Jyoti Babel said...

I am in for the event.. Good to see you back Priya!

Sangeetha M said...

Very healthy theme...Happy Hosting Priya...have one recipe with red beans will soon send it to this event :)

Unknown said...

I picked up some of those beans from Whole Foods - Have yet to make them - this would be a good incentive!

R said...

will try to send in something priya.

Torviewtoronto said...

happy hosting

Torviewtoronto said...

happy hosting

Shri said...

Congratulations Priya! Look forward to participating!

Nithu Bala said...

Great event. Love to participate. Have a wonderful trip Priya.

Hari Chandana P said...

Happy hosting :)
Indian Cuisine

Raksha said...

nice one priya

Lisa Turner said...

I just submitted an entry for this event:

Lisa Turner said...

Priya, I did send you an email. Don't know what happened. Email me at lisa @ supersmall . com and I will get back to you to make your life easier.

Nandita SS said...

Hi Priya,

I just posted a recipe and linked it to this page. The link is

Zari(Nilam) said...

Great...happy hosting.

Shaista Tabrez said...

Count me in

Annie said...

This is my first time here, but I would like to participate, like this events.

M and S said...


first time here.. sending my entry.

Srishti said...

Hi Priya, First time here. Liked your blog. Will send in my entry soon..

Unknown said...

First time here .Sent my entry.Happy hosting.


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