1 Jul 2011

WWC : Corn for Dinner

Hello friends,
          I am so happy to announce that "Wholesome Wholegrain Cooking - WWC" has come here to Kaarasaaram for the month of July. This event is the brain child of Sanjeeta KK of litebite.in . The title of the event says so much about the purpose of healthy diet for a healthy body and mind.

         Another interesting concept of this event is that it is more specific to the meal time : dinner/breakfast or lunch. It takes out the stress of searching for recipes specific to your meal time or ingredient of choice when you don't have the time to browse through hundreds of reicpes that come up in the search engine.

         We all know the benefits of cooking wholegrain stuff. Whole grains are like complete packages : packed with dietary fibre, vitamins, minerals, proteins, phytochemicals and complex carbohydrates.

          Wholegrains are cereal grains with cereal germ, endosperm and bran. The refined variety contains only endosperm. Wholegrains can be sprouted but refined ones cannot.


Health benefits of Wholegrain consumption:
*Lowers insulin concentration suggesting reduction in Type 2 Diabetes risk factors.

*Reduces the incidence of hypertension, diabetes and obesity which are dangerous to health and are which ultimately leads to "Heart attacks".

*High in fiber means you feel fuller for longer and also relieves constipation.

*Low in GI which releases sugars slowly into the blood.

         A health survey in UK suggests a simple bowl of wholegrain cereal reduces the risk of 2 major killing factors : heart disease and cancer. A new campaign called "Wholegrain for Health [WFH] " has been launched which suggests consumption of wholegrains  can save around 24,000 lives in UK alone.... now that is wonderful news.

Info and pic courtesy : Wiki. For more info go here and here

          The theme for this month is "Corn for Dinner". Corn is synonymous with summer :) the origins of maize dates back to Mayan and Olmec civilization around 2000-1500 BC which is now Mexico and Central America. Some data suggests domestication of maize dates back to 9000 BC.... Hhhhmmmm!!! that is a very long time ago:)

*It is rich  in antioxidants and phytonutrients with high concentrations of lutein and zeaxanthin.
*High in dietary fiber which provides lots of chewing satisfaction.
*The fibre nourishes lower intestinal tract and reduces the risk of colon cancer.
*Provides 5-6 gms of protein, abundance of Vit B complex and folic acid.

Now coming to the event rules: 


*The theme is "Corn for Dinner" . For me personally the word corn denotes "Mexican Cuisine " with all the tortillas, burritos, fajitas, quesadillas, tacos and enchiladas.....

*So you can prepare anything from soups / savoury cake bakes or muffins / veggie stew or kurma / salads / sandwich fillings / pizza topping / casseroles / grilled ones.

*Prepare any dish with corn as the main ingredient.  Only vegetarian dishes and no fried items please.

*Post the recipe in the form July 1st to July 31st in your blog. Old entries can be sent only if reposted and linked to the announcement pages.

*Please kindly link to this announcement page and Sanjeeta's announcement page .Last date for sending the entries is July 31st.

*Send in your entries to : kaarasaaram@yahoo.co.uk with "WWC-CORN" in the subject line with the following details:

Name:
Blog name:
Recipe name and Url:
Pic of the dish:

*Non blogger , do send in your entries to the above email id with the picture of the dish. I will post it in my blog:)

So friends,  lets start cooking:)


Enjoy.....

Scribbled by Reva

21 comments:

kaveri said...

Happy Hosting...Have posted my entry...

Sanjeeta kk said...

Wonderful write up, Reva! Looking forward to cooking with 'Corn for Dinner'. Happy hosting.

Suman Singh said...

hmm..sounds like a great and healthy event..will try and send my entries..happy hosting!!

ANU said...

Happy hosting! :)

Happy to follow you....

chk my space too:

http://anuzhealthykitchen.blogspot.com/2011/06/event-july-healthy-fiber-and-protein.html

SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

wonderful event !! happy hosting !!

Ongoing Event - CC-Roti Pachadi/Chutney

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Corn is a versatile theme.. would try to come up with something..

http://krithiskitchen.blogspot.com
Event: Serve It - Grilled/Barbequed/Tandoored

Shanavi said...

Oh Reva, I have a recipe in my draft waiting for this event..Happy hosting

Sadhana Valentina said...

Happy hosting dear!

S.Menaga said...

Happy hosting reva!!

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Happy hosting both the events dear. I have some corn recipes that I want to try, so will surely try to send some entries :)

Biny Anoop said...

Gr8 hosting revathi...u make me fall in love with corn again

miri goes phishing! said...

nice event, will try n' see what i can come up with...have a great event!

Ambreen said...

Lovely event, Happy hosting :)

Taste Junction said...

corn is so versatile, so a great ingredient choice. ..count me in!!

Shobha said...

Good choice...will send my entries .
Happy hosting.

Madhu said...

Nice event! I also found the information you have provided very useful .

Plateful said...

Sounds like a healthy and delicious theme. Can't wait to see all the yummy entries. Meanwhile, happy hosting!

Sara's Corner said...

Nice Event, will send my entries soon.

Taste Junction said...

Thanks dear for updating it!!

ANU said...

Hello Dear..Very nice info about whole grains....
will try to send in a recipe before 31st of this month....

Jaleela Kamal said...

Happy hosting please check my link

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