by / Wednesday, April 4, 2012

My Legume Love Affair (MLLA) #45 {ROUNDUP}

I am so excited to bring you a post that is chock-full of delightful dishes piled high with a variety of fabulous legumes that were cooked up during the month of March.  I had a wonderful time hosting My Legume Love Affair #45 and was amazed by the sheer variety of legume-laced goodies that so many awesome bloggers cooked up this month.

Whether you want to start off your day with waffles or paani puri -- you can.  Go ahead and choose from soup, fritters, pasta, or salads for a sustaining and healthy lunch.  Maybe you're thirsty and want to cool off with a tasty beverage -- with or without alcohol?  You can do that.  We've got appetizers and tasty bites to get your juices flowing.  Entrees that contain meat or ones that are purely vegetarian...either way, they're packed with legumey goodness.  And don't forget the side dishes to complete your meal.  Maybe you want to try your hand at growing your own bean sprouts or making your own tofu?  Oh yeah.  Look no further.  And maybe your sweet tooth is just itching to be satisfied.  You can do that here, as well.  From America to Mexico to India to Turkey...and beyond.  You'll find a little bit of everything as you browse these fabulous selections sent in from around the globe.

Thank you Susan for allowing me to host this delicious monthly event and thanks to everybody who shared their delicious creations right here.  So, without further ado, I present to you.... My Legume Love Affair #45 - the roundup!
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1 - Chez Cayenne - White Bean Waffles
2 - The Taste Space - Ethiopian Split Pea and Kabocha Squash Stew with Collards
3 - More than Burnt Toast - Braised Lamb Shanks w/ Garlic, Rosemary, and Cannellini Beans
4 - Fuss Free Flavours - Root Veg & Thai Lentil Coconut Soup
5 - Ruchikacooks - Parupusili & Morekozhambu (Lentil Vegetable Stir-Fry & Lentil Yogurt Gravy)
6 - Oh Taste n See... - Tuscan-style White Bean and Kale Stew 
7 - Stirring the Pot - Quick Chickpea Curry
8 - The Crispy Cook - Vanessa's Beans
9 - Tiffin Carrier Anticques - Punjabi Channa Masala / Punjabi Chole (Chickpeas w/ Onions & Tomatoes) 
10 - My Healthy Eating Habits - Homegrown Bean Sprouts
11 - Taste with the Eyes - Linguine w/ Smoky Avocado Sauce, Black Beans, and Lime
12 - Searching For Spice - Spicy Chickpea Fritters

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13 - Panfusine - Gatte ke Pulao
14 - An Escape to Food - Edamame Tofu Soup w/ Leaf Mustard
15 - Sweet & Healthy Living - Coffee Blondies w/ Almonds & Mint Icing
16 - Yummy Food - Sambhar Sadam
17 - Tomato Blues - Dal Fritters (Paruppu Vadai)
18 - Paaka Shaale - Holige
19 - The Bean Bake Blog - Butternut Squash Bean Bake w/ Coconut
20 - girlichef - Cabbage & White Bean Soup w/ Italian Sausage
21 - Fuss Free Living - Vegetable Soup w/ Cannellini Beans
22 - Lisa's Kitchen - Chickpea Salad w/ Chat Masala, Mango, and Pomegranate Seeds
23 - girlichef - Tamarind Brandy Sour
24 - Ribbon's to Pasta's - Pav Bhaji Dosa

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25 - The Bean Bake Blog - Cauliflower-Salsa Bean Bake and Dip
26 - La Cocina de Leslie - Agua de Tamarindo
27 - Ribbon's to Pasta's - Flavored Paani Puri
28 - A Little Bit of Everything - Double Chocolate Brownies
29 - A Homemaker's Diary - Narkel Ghugni (Yellow Peas Curry w/ Coconut)
30 - The Healthy Beehive - Chickpeas and Spinch in Coconut Milk
31 - Sweet Life - Pozole de Frijol
32 - Food Mazaa - Chana Palak
33 - Eats Well with Others - Shepherd's Pie with Chard-Lentil Filling
34 - girlichef - Homemade Tofu
35 - Ribbon's to Pasta's - Usal Poha
36 - The Well-Seasoned Cook - Mercimekli Afyon Böreği (Turkish Lentil Mini Pies)

Thanks so much for ALL of the delicious submissions you sent in this month.  I could make a month's worth of food just trying all of these amazing dishes.  Breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, and snacks!

Now on to the last order of business - the WINNER of the random drawing.  I numbered all of the entries in the order they were received (minus previous winners and those who don't qualify) and entered them into random dot org.  The winner of both the The Complete Book of Pasta - Cook's Illustrated and the Hurst Bean Box is Kim from Stirring the Pot.  CONGRATULATIONS Kim!  Susan will be contacting you via email to work out all of the details!

MLLA's creator Susan of The Well-Seasoned Cook will be hosting at her place in April, so send your legume-lover's dishes her way!

Heather is a Michiana-based food, drink, and travel writer with a fondness for garlic, freshly baked bread, stinky cheese, dark beer, and Mexican food—who believes that immersing herself in different cultures one bite at a time is the best path to enlightenment.


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