Announcing The 61st Edition of My Legume Love Affair (MLLA)
There was a time, somewhere soon after I started this blog, when I discovered food blog events. I loved being a part of them so much so that for a couple of months it seemed as if all I was doing was cooking and posting to meet “event” deadlines! The thrill of that short phase soon disappeared when I realised that trying to meet “virtual” deadlines was taking the fun out of blogging.
Somewhere along the line, I smartened up and narrowed down my “virtual” event participation to just two or three. Unfortunately, trying to cut down the time I spend in front of a screen of any sort means that my participation in my favourite food blog events has come down to a minimum, apart from which I also tend to miss the deadlines.
MLLA is one of my personal favourites even though I’ve been missing out on most editions. Since I am hosting this month’s MLLA, I know I will definitely be participating this month!
Just in case, you’re hearing about MLLA for the first time and would like to participate, let me define what constitutes the term “Legume” for the purpose of this event.
Fresh or dried beans, lentils, pulses, and/or the sometimes edible pods that contain these seeds, and derivative products like tofu or besan, along with tamarind, fenugreek, carob, peanuts are all acceptable. Please ensure that your shining ingredient is in fact a member of the legume family. All types of cuisines and courses are welcome, so long as **the legume is the key ingredient in your dish.
Since this event is about Legumes, your dish should contain more than just a few tablespoons of legumes as the idea is that the legume of your choice should be prominent in your dish even if it isn’t the star. The slight exceptions to this are legumes such as fenugreek or tamarind that typically are used in smaller quantities.
(Please note: In France, vegetables of all sorts are known as légumes. While your dish can have vegetables as ingredients, the vegetables do not qualify as legumes here.)
These are the general rules for this event:
As mentioned above, the legume of your choice has to feature as the main or an important ingredient in your dish, other than the exceptions mentioned.
Use of the MLLA logo that Susan designed (above) is optional but would be appreciated.
If you would like to participate in this month’s MLLA and have your dish included in the round-up, please do the following:
- Your name:
- The name of your blog.
- The title of your recipe.
- The URL of your MLLA post (please ensure that you have linked to all the required pages in your post)
- Your location (This should be included in your email for prize eligibility purposes and won't be published.)
- A photograph of your legume dish that is 500px wide whether landscape/ portrait orientation (the height does not matter)
They are, as usual, sponsoring a case of six bags of the winner's choice of Hurst Bean products this month as well. Only US residents are eligible for the drawing for this prize due to shipping restrictions.
After the 31st of July, 2013 I will randomly draw a winner from all the entries. If the winner is in the U.S., they will get both prizes.
If they are outside the U.S., they will get the cookbook from Susan and I'll draw again from the U.S. residents only for the Hurst Bean Products.
A separate draw will be taken to choose the Indian residing winner for the book.
My family and personal friends are not eligible to win any prize.
If you have any doubts or have any questions about this event, please write to me or leave your remark in the comments section of this post.
Looking forward to your participation, and waiting for your entries in my mailbox.