Friday, June 4, 2010

200th Post with Poha & Dates Payasam and An Event Announcement

I'm very happy to post my 200th post today. Thank you Friends for your constant support. Without your encouragement, I couldn't have come so far. Enjoy this Poha&Dates Payasam.... I will come with the recipe later.





Thanks to all of you for participating in "Guess Game". Most of you had guessed everything correct and among the answers I got Suhaina, Kiran & Nitha guessed almost everything correct. Umm was the only person who guessed that, it would be an event announcement. For all the four of you, I've awards :-) Congrats Friends...









On this special day, I'm announcing my second event. After the successful completion of the first event, in these couple of months I selected many themes but I was not satisfied with anything. Finally, when I decided to announce an event again with fruits, Priya Mitharwal announced an event which was very much similar to what I thought. Then my husband gave me the idea for Green Theme. Before, I announce that I saw Preeti's announcement. Again I had to drop the idea. So, not much of delay, I'm announcing "Best Out Of Waste" event today. This is also an unusual theme like earlier event "Think Beyond the Usual with Fruits" but I know that my friends are very innovative and soon they would fill my inbox with their innovative dishes. Now straight to the theme.

Although we are aware that vegetable and fruit peels are rich in nutrients we peel and throw them to bin. Most of the vegetable or fruit peels are not edible as such. But they have high nutrient content as well medicinal value. So, we should definitely consume them in any form. In general peels are rich in fibre and most of the fruit peels have antioxidant in them.

Then there are vegetables that usually come with leaves for example, Radhish. I never used radhish leaves until I learnt the health benefits associated with it. Another example I can give is Beet leaves...Think of other vegetables like this and come up with your innovative dishes.These leaves would taste bitter but they are needed for better health...atleast let us start to utilize them from now..

Pumpkin, squash and melon seeds are in general edible. They too have lot of health benefits. For example, as per a study conducted by Department of Food Science and Technology in Iran, the cantaloupe seed have good source of phosphorous, potassium, and sodium.

Similarly, we have the habit of discarding stalk. For example, consider beet stalk. Most of us throw away the beet stalk and only a few people use them in food. Think of other vegetables like this where we can use the stalk in cooking and get benefitted.

I think, I've outlined what I exactly want for the event. Please keep the theme "Best out of waste" in your mind before you prepare the dish.

I made that bouquet with apple, pear, lemon, pumpkin peels, mint stalk(none of you guessed this!) and tender cilantro leaves (I know, this is not a waste but just used as a leaves for bouquet) I'm proud to say, that bouquet made out of waste is going to be my event's logo.

Now, to the rules...

1. The first and foremost rule is, no dishes from the leftover food. What I mean by the word WASTE is peels, seeds, stalk, leaves of few veggie which we normally throw away, etc..(Please understand that this is not a leftover event)
2. You can send me any dish made out of waste but I want only vegetarian dishes (No eggs too).
3. You can use fruit as well vegetable wastes to create your innovative dishes.
4. Link your post with this event announcement.
5. Old entries are accepted if they are reposted with the link to this event announcement page.
6. No limit to number of entries.
7. Use of Logo is compulsory.(I hope you would give me little credit by posting this logo)





8. A winner will be awarded with a small gift but I've not yet decided the method of selection. My family, relatives and personal friends will not be eligible for the prize. Thanks to my husband for sponsoring the prize :-)
9. Send your entries to nithuskitchen@gmail.com with the subject line "Best Out Of Waste" and with the following details.

Your Name :
Your Blog Name :
Recipe Name :
URL of the recipe :
Category (Soup/Curry/Chutney, etc..) :
Picture of your recipe :
Your Location :

10. Non-bloggers send your entries to above mentioned mail id and subject line with the following details.

Your Name :
Recipe Name :
Recipe :
Recipe Picture :
Your Location :

11. The event ends on July 5, 2010. Late entries will not be entertained.
12. I'l acknowledge your entry as soon as I receive them. If I don't reply you for more than couple of days, please do mail me or leave a comment here.

Hope everyone is clear with the theme. Still you have doubts you know where to reach me...Waiting for your entries...

For ideas see here, here and here

45 comments:

Priya said...

Congrats Nithu for 200th post dear, keep rocking and payasam looks super delicious and tempting..

Will definitely send my entries for ur beautiful event dear..Awesome theme..

Bharathi said...

Heartiest wishes for your 200th post Dear & Thanks for the event announcement... even though i am not eligible for the prize, its a great opportunity for me to participate...

TREAT AND TRICK said...

Congrats dear on your 200th post, payasam looks great and def tasted yummy.

Happy hosting for "Best Out Of Waste" too...

Asha said...

Happy 200th post, that's an achievement! :)

Enjoy your event and the weekend too.

Kairali sisters said...

Congrats Nithu on 200th post, Thats def an achievement, Super event...Happy hosting

Love
KS

Panchpakwan said...

Congarts Nitu on your 200th post. Keep on rocking!!

Payasam looks yummy. Nice theme for the event. Count me in dear.

Mrs.Menagasathia said...

congrats dear on ur 200th post,payasam looks gr8.... happy hosting...

Kiran said...

Dear Nithu,Congratulations on your 2nd century.Wish to see many more such centuries of recipes and events from you.Very nice event,I love this theme.Thank you for the award.Will post it soon.

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

wonderful event nithu.....congrats on ur 2nd milestone...hope to see more day by day....wil think a dish for the event...

Priti said...

Congrats dear...wish many more posts to come...Kheer looks yum and gr8 using dates...nice theme dear...

மகி said...

Congrats on your 200th post Nithu! keep going! :)

Jay said...

Keep rocking dear...Many more success are there in your way...!
Let me come with my healthy n innovative dish as per your theme....

Leena said...

Congrats on your 200th post Nithu..Payasam looks perfect for celebration!!!

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Congrats Nithu on 200 posts. Wow, amazing milestone, may many more such 100s come and go and we get to see your creativity and share wonderful recipes.

An amazing event to celebrate it with and I have to say hats off for such an unusual theme. I will try to participate :)

nivedita said...

Hi Nithu,
Congrats on your 200th post! Keep rocking.

Rachana Kothari said...

Congrats on your 200th post!

An awesome event! Will try to contribute :-)

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Congrats on your successful milestone. Congrats to everyone who guessed it right. Will think of something for this event!

Umm Mymoonah said...

Congrats Nithu on your 200th post, payasam looks delicious. Excellent event, happy hosting, will definitely try to send my entries. Thank you so much for your award:-)

Yummy Team said...

Congrats on your 200th post, Nithu...

Love the theme of your new event. We will surely send our entries. We have already posted some recipes using peels and beet stalks. Will try preparing more of such dishes. Btw the bouquet looks wonderful :)

Swathi said...

Nithu,

Congrats on your 200 posts; Looking forward to many more from you. Nice event too. Happy hosting.I will try to send some thing.

sonu said...

congrats nithu on ur 200th post..way to go gal !! very innovative theme..do count me in ..will have to start think now and show my culinary skills :)

arthi said...

Hi Nithu,
Congratz on your 200th post..wonderful theme..Sure we try to send some Best out of Waste!!
Btw we are also a having a contest for summer themed recipe and best food photograph.It is our pleasure if you could participate in our Sizzling Summer Contest.You could win one of the two $50 prizes.

Aruna Manikandan said...

Congratulations on ur 200th post dear!!!!
Nice interesting event dear!!!
Count me in...

SathyaSridhar said...

Nithu,,congrats on ur 200th post dear Payasam looks perfect i like poha payasam dear and you have announced a nice event dear..

Pari said...

Congrats Nithu, way to go dear, and a nice event too. Let me see what I can send.

Parita said...

Congrats! Payasam looks very inviting! Happy Hosting!

Fathima said...

Congrats Nithu on 200 posts... Great Event and will try to see if I can send some...

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Congrats on ur 200th post. Nice payasam recipe. Looks so good. Loved the idea of ur event....

Jaleela said...

200 வது பதிவு வாழ்த்துக்கள் நீத்து

suma said...

Congrats Nithu!! Payasam sounds yumm!! Interesting event gain, will send my entries..

Yasmeen said...

Congrats! hope to participate in the event :D

Ammu said...

Congrag nithu. Keep rocking :)

Shabitha Karthikeyan said...

Congrats Nithu !!!! Event theme sound great...Will surely try to send something ....

Usha said...

Congratulations on reaching this milestone ! great theme for the event, will try and send in something for it....

Nitha said...

Thanks for the award.. I missed few things.. but am happy to hear that I ve guessed other correctly.. :)

Rachana said...

Congrats Nithu!

First time here...you have a really nice blog! I had a great time reading through your recipes

Also excellent theme for the event. Count me in. I have tons of ideas...hope I have the time to cook all of them.

Do visit my blog when you have sometime.

Take care
Rachana
http://sizzlenspice.blogspot.com/

Dershana said...

first time here. congrats on the bloggy achievement. great event, i will for sure participate.

cheers

அப்பாவி தங்கமணி said...

Wow...200th post...congrats.. I got your link from Krishnaveni's Kitchen...thanks to her. Eager to see recipes from fellow bloggers. "Best out of waste" is a needed theme and well passed message "nothing is waste" thru this.... I will send a recipe too.... Thanks Nithu

Saraswathi Iyer said...

Hi Nithu, great event. count me in and Congrats.

Vijiskitchen said...

Congrats on your 200th post Nithu

Shobha said...

Congrats Nithu... visiting your blog for the first time...must say very innovative to come up with this idea for the event...I will surely make something and post soon.
Loved ur recipes ..following your blog.
Do visit my blog
http://www.foodmazaa.blogspot.com

Shabs.. said...

Congrats sweety for your 200 th posts!what a long way to come thru...
LOved the event...what an innovative one!let me see if i can do something abt it!Have a recipe in mind, but posting on time is the hard part.

Aparna Vijay said...

Thx Nithu for ur lovely comments...and congrats on ur 200th post. Lovely event..Wl def try doing something and send..

Jaleela Kamal said...

hai nithu i am also sending one recipe.

Charitha said...

Hi nithu,thanks for the valuble comment and appreciation..your blog is si good..i love to participate in the event..till now i never participated in the events...

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