Thursday, June 04, 2009

Spill the beans - Sunday snacks

Dear foodies,

I've told you guys how much I enjoyed hosting the IAVW event a couple of months back, so when Pallavi needed help finding guest hosts I had no doubts I wanted to be part of it. I was lucky to be first in line and its going to be snack time for the next TWO months here! yeah, two months of nom nom nom, munch, munch munch here since Pallavi hosted it as a bi-monthly event. Most of you are already familiar with the Sunday Snacks event that she's been hosting the last few months. The event was started by Hima of SnackORama before Pallavi took the reins from her.

Pallavi now has a much better task at hand though, she's getting ready to welcome two dear angels, identical twin girls in the next few months! How exciting is that! So while she's taking care of herself, I'll be taking care of your snack attacks :) So get ready to 'Spill the beans!' yes, all your little snacking habits need to be out this month.

Beans are a protein powerhouse without much fat, rich sources of vitamins and nutrients and very inexpensive. You can use them in a million different ways and with the huge variety that are available, including them in you diet isn't tough either. They are really filling and with a little prep work they can turn into exciting dishes. Only a few posts back I told you how I was incorporating beans in my diet and it would be great to get recipe ideas from you. I urge you to use this event to get the canned stuff out of your pantry and give the dried beans a fair chance, if you haven't already :-) the results will be so much more rewarding.

I don't think you need an elaborate introduction for beans, so lets jump to the event guidelines directly.
Sunday Snacks-Spill the beans ~ Guidelines
  • Cook up a snack/appetizer using beans - chickpeas, kidney beans, fava beans, black eyed peas, cannelloni beans, urad, moth, mung beans, lentils, cowpeas, pigeon peas, ...to list some. But there are plenty of other varieties out there.
  • I request that all entries be vegetarian and use dried beans instead of canned if possible.
  • Make a post of the same on your blog and link it up to this event announcement.
  • Any number of entries are welcome, but I would really appreciate new entries for this event and not from the archives. (You could surely add links to other recipes on your blog in your entry post)
  • Feel free to use the event logo on your blog/post to spread the word.
  • Deadline is the last Sunday of July, i.e July 25th.
  • Bloggers, send your entries to akshayapaatram at gmail dot com, using the subject line 'Spill the beans'
  • Non-bloggers, go ahead, cook up a storm and send me the recipe along with the pictures to the above email. It would be nice to know a little about you :) I will post the recipes here with due credits before the round-up.

  • Also include in your emails
  • Your name:
  • Blog name:
  • Name of the dish:
  • Post permalink:
  • Photo of the dish - no size restrictions.
Beans encompass a really huge variety of cuisines and dishes. Just within the Indian subcontinent with a large vegetarian population, beans are an essential part of a daily meal and find their way in many many dishes. You could make a simple salad, sprout them, make a sundal, a tangy chaat, crispy crunchy vada's, mysore bajji's or falafels, hummus dips, mini-burgers, breads and even cakes! So pick one or two or more and send them over.

Here are previous editions of the snacking series:
Sunday Snacks - Grab n Go
Sunday Snacks - Hot n Spicy
Sunday Snacks - Fix It
Sunday Snacks - Fry It
Sunday Snacks - Bake It

23 thoughts:

Kalai said...

Nice theme, Priya! Will try to contribute something. :)

Prathibha said...

Nice theme...I m IN!!
I already have a couple of recipes to share gal..

Parita said...

Great theme..count me in :)

Sunshinemom said...

Nice event! Hope to have something for you soon:)

Pavani said...

Very nice theme Priya. Will make some for you.

Lavi said...

Will try to come up with some snack Priya! Thinking apart from Sundal is the Big Deal.

Divya Vikram said...

Sounds like a great theme! I am in!

anudivya said...

I love beans and cook with them as a part of healthy diet. I will make it to this event!

Miri said...

Sounds good - whats not to like about snacks made with beans! :)

Indrani said...

Priya, nice theme....is it only beans, or lentils are ok ?

Nags said...

i have just the thing for this event :)

Pavithra said...

NIce healthy event i am in.. i have few for this event

munchcrunchandsuch said...

Hey
Padma just commented abt it on my blog..wasnt aware of it..I will link up mine in a while.

Padma said...

Nice theme... will surely try to send in some posts :)

Superchef said...

nice theme...but i cna only think of all kinds of sundals for the time being..will send something interesting :)

Nithya Praveen said...

WOnderful theme...am in for it:)

chakhlere said...

Hey Priya!!
This is really nice event!!
I will definately post my entry!

I have recently entered this food blogging world, and i am really loving it!

Priya said...


Thank you all soo much for the warm response. I look forward to hosting the event for you and am ready for the delicious entries :)

Indrani, yes, lentils are included too :)

Anu said...

Nice theme Priya! I have sent u my entry. Hope u received it. Wish it qualifies for this event :)

Soma said...

Priya, just mailed u my entry.

Divya Vikram said...

Hi, I posted moong dal payasam today. Does that qualify as Sunday snacks?or you accept only snacks?

Jyoti V said...

Hi Priya,

Nice theme! I am sending my entry to you. Hope you have received it.

nivedita said...

Hi Priya
just sent the recipe to u!!
Hope to see all the lovely beans in a plate!!!
All the best

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