31 Mar 2011

Healing Foods Event Announcement

Hi buddies,
        I am so excited to announce that I would be guest hosting "Healing Food Event"- brain child of  Siri of  http://www.cookingwithsiri.com  for the month of April . Can you guess what the theme is ....????? Yes , yes , yes ... it is "Mango". What better way to welcome and celebrate summer other than with mangoes..

A word about mangoes :
         It is indigenous to the Indian subcontinent. The mango tree is the "National Tree of India". It is basically a tropical fruit tree and belongs to the genus Mangifera which has numerous subspecies.
         In Hindu culture its fruits and leaves are used religious and marriage ceremonies. A perfectly ripe mango held by Lord Ganesha [Vinayagar] symbolises attainment and perfection . The mango blossoms are used to worship Goddess Saraswathi.
         In Tamilian culture,mango is one of the three major fruits which have both religious and nutritional value. They are collectively refered to as "Mukkani" - meaning "Three fruits"-"Maa, Palaa, Vaazhai" [Mango, Jackfruit and Banana]. 

         The word "Mango" is thought to be derived from the malayalam word "Manga" which inturn comes from the portugese word "Manga"- refers to mangoes.The fruits are available only during summers. The ripe fruit is yellowish orange in colour with a single seed inside it. The size and the flavour varies with the variety of the fruit.
          The fruit is rich in Vit A and C, dietary fiber and phytochemicals. It also contains good levels of minerals and amino acids. The peel of the ripe fruit contains antioxidant pigments and carotenoids.

Information source: Wikipedia

Guidelines for participating :
1.Make a dish with mango [ripe fruit] as the main ingredient anything from smoothie to a salad to a cake . It has to be vegetarian but eggs are allowed. Post it during the month of April.

2.Please link it to this announcement page and to Siri's announcement page .

3.Please include the logo in your post... it is really appreciated.


4.Archived posts are accepted only if reposted and updated with the logo and linked with both this and Siri's announcement page.

5.Multiple entries are welcome.

6.Please email me at : kaarasaaram@yahoo.co.uk with "Healing Foods -Mango" in the subject line with the following details...
   a.Name.
   b.Blog name.
   c.Blog Url.
   d.Recipe name.
   e.Recipe Url.
   d.Picture of the dish 500/500 pixels .

7.Non bloggers can also send your dish to the above email id along with your name, occupation, place of residence and pic of the dish.

Now coming to the best part of the event.... all the entries would be accumulated and 2 lucky winners will be randomly selected by me,the guest host. The give aways are

1.Cooking at Home with Pedatha
    Awarded Best Vegetarian Cookbook in the world 2006, this book documents culinary legacy of a illusrious Indian grandmother for posterity.



2.Sukham Ayu.
     Winner of Best Health and Nutrition Book in the World 2009-Second place, this beautiful book has been researched at KARE, an idyllic ayurvedic research and rejuvenation establishment near Pune.



Both books will be shipped to any place in the globe [myself and Siri are not eligible to participate].... So there are no boundaries of who can participate ...

So friends lets get ready to break the culinary boundaries and make this event a success.....

Awaiting your lovely recipes buddies....

Enjoy...

Scribbled by Reva.

50 comments:

Panchpakwan said...

Wow this is an wonderful event..count me in:)

Shanavi said...

Count me in dear

Aruna Manikandan said...

Happy hosting dear...
Count me in :)

simply.food said...

Lovely event will surely participate.

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Nice Event,will send my entry:)

Now Serving said...

I am quite excited by this event since I just made a batch of mango pedas yet to be blogged and have a couple of other recipes ready to go - after all there is a bunch you can do with a crate of Mangoes ;) happy hosting Reva - Will surely participate!

Torviewtoronto said...

happy hosting will send soon

SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

wow lovely event !! will surely send my recipes !!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Nice information about Mango dear. Thanks for sharing.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Amritha Kalyani said...

mangoes are my fav.. will def send in some entries.. Happy hosting.. :-)

Rani acharyulu said...

Very interesting event.Happy hosting.

kaveri said...

Mangoes are my favorite. Will surely send my entry. Happy Hosting.

schmetterlingwords said...

Wonderful event... Happy hosting!! :-)

Priya said...

Happy hosting Reva, wonderful choice..

Kurinji said...

Happy hosting Reva, Count me in...

Prathima Rao said...

Pretty excited with the theme!!! Sending my entries soon!!Happy hosting reva!!
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

GEETHA ACHAL said...

Wonderful recipe....

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Lovley selection.. Will send mine

http://krithiskitchen.blogspot.com
Herbs & Flowers in my Platter - Coriander/Cilantro

mahavijay said...

NICE EVENT REVA..

Preety said...

great event..

Sujatha said...

I love anything with mango.. will try my best to participate..

veena krishnakumar said...

Happy hosting. i love mango, will send in my entry soon

shriannalakshmi said...

nice event reva. Count me also..

Sara's Corner said...

Hi Reva,

nice event. I will send my mango kulfi entry.

Share your event in my events blog
http://sarafoodevents.blogspot.com/

An Open Book said...

hey reva...are u based out of london or did you say outside london??? i cant seem to recall..anyways a couple of us were planning a bloggers meet and was wondering if you would be interested??? do send me a mail or just put in a comment. we are thinking some time in may

A little bit of everything said...

happy hosting

Plateful said...

Hey Reva, this is such a fun event! I'll definitely send my mango spritzer for this event, thanks so much for the opportunity!!

R said...

nice event, will try to send in something.

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Doc
Thanks for visiting my blog and your comments. You have an wonderful space here. I like your writing style and now off to your Biriyani blog , cant wait .
Will see your posts one by one.
Have a nice day

Ambreen said...

I have shared few awards with you. Please accept these :)

http://simplysweetnsavory.blogspot.com/2011/04/gateau-gingli-rier-sesame-seed-balls.html

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Seasonal event,good one,happy hosting!

Sensible Vegetarian said...

Couple of recipes already in my draft will surely send them across. Happy Hosting.

Kiran said...

Hi Reva,

How are you?This is Kiran from SUMADHURA.I received your email regarding your interest in hosting CWF.I could not repy earlier as I was not in best of my health.I sent you an email 2days back.Just wanted to make sure you received it.Let me know if you received it.

You have a wonderful blog.Would be visiting you often.

Rumana Rawat said...

Hello Dear!!!
Congrats... your recipe has been selected in top 5 of treat to eyes series-2.. do check out:)

Nithu said...

Mangoes are my favorite. I am excited to participate in the event.

Madhu said...

Reva, thank you for stopping by my space. You have a wonderful blog here. Following you now. Will send you an entry for mango-event also.

Mehjabeen Arif said...

Happy Hosting Dear.. New to ur blog.. n happy to follow u.. U have a lovely space.

Yummy Team said...

Great event, Reva..Got to know about your event from one of our readers and I just sent u our entry..Happy hosting!

saffronstreaks said...

Hey Reva thats a wonderful event count me in
happy hosting

KParthasarathi said...

Mouthwatering picture of sliced mangoes.I love them and can live on them!!!
Thanks for the comments
kpartha12@gmail.com

Malar Gandhi said...

Wonderful event, will try to participate...happy hosting:)

Anu Santanu said...

Great event... Please visit my blog for some awards.
Bhalo Khabo

Siri said...

Yeh! Mango comes to Healing Foods. Wish I could send you something Revathi. But we are in the midst of relocating back to India so things are a bit crazy at my end.

Happy Hosting. I am sure you will get some wonderful entries. Do send me in the winner details once you post the roundup.

tc, hugs,
Siri

R said...

happy hosting, just sent in my recipe.

Coral said...

Nice space following you now and lovely event if i'll get Mongo even canned I'll will surely participate.
Foodeterian

anupama said...

Dear Revathi,
Good Evening!
Happy Chitrakani!
The ripe yummy mangoes are in abundance,here....our Vishu....Nature has blessed us with flowers and fruits.
Happy Hosting!
Mango is the King Of Fruits!
Wishing You A lovely Evening,
Sasneham,
Anu

zareena said...

Hi Revathi, Sorry for my late visit to your blog. Really you have a very nice space dear. I am looking forward for the event.

Panchpakwan said...

Hi Reva,
Sent my entry few day back..hope you have recived it.

Comfy Cook said...

Mango is such a wonderful choice. Sending you my entries.

veena krishnakumar said...

Hi
Just sent in my entry. Hope you rec'd it

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