Healing Foods Event Page

'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 recipes in their most 'healthy form'. The event was first kick-started in January 2010 with its first theme as Avocado.

Here are some basic rules of participation -

1. Create a vegetarian dish, based on monthly theme 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 and the guest host's announcement page 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 before end date of the month, midnight. Whether to accept late entries or not, it is totally upto to the guest hosts.

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

5. Announcing special giveaways sponsored by me - beautiful books by Jigyasa & Pratibha of Pritya Books and two lucky winners (randomly selected by the guest host) will win the following award-winning books as give-aways. Trust me, I own both cookbooks & they are two little gems that everybody wanna treasure. :-). Also, one could use these vegetarian cookbooks as unforgettable gifts for their loved ones.

Awarded Best Vegetarian Cookbook in the World 2006, this book features traditional recipes by documenting the culinary legacy of an illustrious Indian grandmother.

Sukham Ayu  - Easy & Healthy Recipes (Amazon Link)

Winner of Best Health & Nutrition Book in the World 2009 – Second Place, this Indian cookbook is a guide to healthy eating & has been researched at Kerala Ayurveda & Yoga retreat near Pune.

The books will be shipped across the globe. So, no matter where you are, you will get a chance to experience the love of Pedatha's cooking and goodness of Ayurveda Cooking.

Note: Myself and the guest host are not eligible for the random drawing of the these giveaways..

If interested you can be the next guest host of Healing Foods, please email me the Month/Year you wish to host with the Theme to info(dot)siri(at)gmail(dot)com.

For a comprehensive healing foods list - Click here 

Below are the names who would graciously be your hostess(es) for upcoming Healing Foods editions. :)

Feb 2010 - Siri of Cooking With Siri; Theme: Avocado
March 2010 - Divya of Dil Se ; Theme: Spinach 
May 2010 - Apu of Annarasa Essence of Food; Theme: Pomegranate
June 2010 - Priya of Priya's Easy N Tasty Recipes Theme: Onion
July 2010 - Suma of Veggie Platter Theme: Carrot
August 2010 - PJ of Seduce your Tastebuds Theme: Tomato
September 2010 - Priya of Mharo Rajathan's Recipes Theme: Beets 
October 2010 - Niloufer of  Kitchen Samraj Theme: Agar Agar/China grass
November 2010 - Sayali of Treat your Tongue Theme: Broccoli
December 2010 - Janet of The Taste Space Theme: Squash
January 2011 - Kavita of Seasoned and Dressed Theme: Eggplant
February 2011 -Sara of Sara's Corner Theme: Ginger & Garlic
March 2011 - Vanessa of Sweet Artichoke Theme: Artichoke/Cardoon/Banana Flower
April 2011 - Revathi of Kaarasaaram Theme: Mango
May 2011 - Jigyasa & Pratibha (Cooking with Pedatha fame) Theme: Sukham Coolers/Summer Drinks
June 2011 - Krithika of Krithi's Kitchen Theme: Banana
July 2011 - Simona of Briciole Theme: Whole Grains
August 2011 - Amy of Savory Moments Theme: Zucchini 
September 2011 - Smitha of Smitha's Spicy Flavors Theme: Berries
October 2011 -Sukanya of Saffron Streaks Theme: Coconut
November 2011 - Sreelu of Sreelu's Tasty Travels Theme: Vegetarian Thanksgiving
December 2011 - Sonia of Dinner Recipes from Sonia's Kitchen Theme: Healthy Christmas Food Gift Basket or Platter

January 2012 - Vardhini of Vardhini's Kitchen Theme: Cauliflower
February 2012 - Kalinda of  Wheat Free Meat Free Theme: Grapefruit

Note: After one year of celebrating 12 unique healing foods with mouth watery entries and numerous lucky winners, Healing Foods event will come to an end by February 2012. A Big Thank You to one & all who participated in the event & will do in upcoming months. Happy Cooking. 

For more details on other events that are currently happening in blog-o-sphere: Click here.

Roundups already posted:

Feb 2010 - Avocado
March 2010 - Spinach 
April 2010 - Capsicum/Bell Pepper
May 2010 - Pomegranate
June 2010 - Onion
July  2010 - Carrot
August 2010 -  Tomato 
September 2010 - Beets
October 2010 - Agar Agar/ China grass
November - Broccoli
December 2010 - Winter Squash
January 2011 - Eggplant
February 2011 - Ginger/Garlic
March 2011 - Artichoke/Banana Flowers 
April 2011 - Mango
May 2011 - Sukham Coolers
June 2011 - Banana 
July 2011 - Whole Grains
August 2011 - Zucchini or Summer Squash
September 2011 - Berries
October 2011 - Coconut

Send in your entries to currently ongoing event - Yet to be announced

Thank you all and hope to see you participate in one of these Healing Food editions.

Happy Cooking,

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