Announcing My Legume Love Affair, Seventh Helping!

Well I am having a love affair..finally with the legume! This event, the brain child of The Well-Seasoned Cook Susan, is one of the popular online events happening. Being an Indian, I don't' have to emphasize on our legume love! It was indeed a pleasure when Susan dropped in a mail asking if I would be willing to host this. Though I was almost ready with another Mela, I thought I will start this New year with this wonderful event!

Ok let me first get into what makes a legume, though many of you know and must have read about it a lot. I just wanted to be clear to myself first.

A legume is a plant in the family Fabaceae (or Leguminosae), or a fruit of these specific plants. Well-known legumes include alfalfa, clover, peas, beans, lentils, lupins, mesquite, carob, and peanuts. Beans, lentils, peanuts, peas, and soybeans are some of the common legumes consumed by humans. Grain legumes are cultivated for their seeds, and are also called pulses. Grain legumes include beans, lentils, lupins, peas, and peanuts

Though the French refer to any kind of vegetable when they mean légume, we are concentrating only on the pods.

So you have a wide choice to choose!

Also, the prize, The Lady & Sons Savannah Country Cookbook, is offered by Susan to one of the participants.

Guidelines for participation

Prepare any recipe with legumes as the star ingredient. Any cuisine, any course is acceptable as long as it features legumes. Non Vegetarian entries are allowed.

You are welcome to submit multiple entries. but posts have to be in English.

Post them in your blog between now and 31st Jan ’09. Please provide a link to this announcement and to Susan’s event page.

Send a mail with MLLA in the subject line to with the following details.
Your name
Your blog name
Name of the entry
URL of your post
An optional photo

If you don’t have a blog but would like to participate, send an email with the recipe and the above-mentioned details.

Older posts are accepted only if they are re-posted with a link to this announcement.
Feel free to use the logo in your post.

Lets begin our New Year with wonderful creations featuring this interesting ingredients. Looking forward to your enthusiastic participation!