January 24, 2010

Healing Foods: Avocado - an event announcement

'You are, what you eat'.. Food that we take everyday has the power to protect & heal us and they are our first line of defense to fight off our illness. Surprising as it may sound, following a simple diet & skin regime - just by making sure you have 'certain foods' in your daily diet-in-take can make a lot of difference and they become key contributors for a very healthy well-being.

..this new series - 'Healing Foods' aims at focusing one food item, every month by highlighting their health benefits and challenging you to come up with recipies in their most 'healthy form'.

This month's theme is - a melt-in-your-mouth-marvel - 'AVOCADO'.

Here is an excerpt from Vegetarian Times describing the health benefits of our Avocado:

"Avocados are revered for their buttery taste and texture, a quality that stems from the "good" monounsaturated fats they contain. It is also these fats that make avocados champions for heart health. Studies have found that oleic acid, one of the monounsaturated fats in the smooth green flesh of the fruit, helps to lower total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol levels significantly. Also rich in potassium, fiber, folate, and Vitamin K, the luscious fruit of guacamole fame is surprisingly versatile: Brazilians use it to make ice cream, and in the Philippines it's blended into a creamy avocado shake."

So, dear friends...let us all come together and explore the goodness of Avocados this month.

Here are some simple rules of participation -

1. Create a vegetarian dish, using Avocado and post the same in your blog. Eggs are allowed. Non-Bloggers can send their recipes with the details mentioned below to the same email address.

2. Please link this announcement in your posts. Usage of the logo is optional.

3. Multiple entries are more than welcome - more the merrier!

4. Send your details - Name, Recipe URL and Photo (any size, optional) to info(dot)siri(at)gmail(dot)com before February 28th 2010, midnight.

4. You can send previously blogged entries, provided they are re-posted!

Let's get cooking then..



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  2. DK, Ruchika and all others who commented on this post, I apologize for not publishing the comments..as I accidentally 'rejected' them :(..I appreciate all of your presence and can't wait to receive all your entries :))


  3. Definitely a wonderful event and theme shall make some dishes and post it soon!!!

  4. Wonderful theme.... am buying some Avacodos for the first time.. .... :)


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