Event Announcement - Gimme GREEN!...


I am super excited to announce the very first event on my blog (Yay!) - Gimme GREEN! Anything green usually invokes feelings of good health, peace, coolness, tranquility and a sense of healing. Recently I came across this article on the Green diet, in a magazine. The Green diet primarily consists of consuming green vegetables and fruits; small amounts of fish, eggs, nuts etc may also be consumed to supply proteins and fats. Green foods are usually rich in fiber, low-calorie, low-fat, low-starch and very nutritious.

Reading this article led me to thinking - how many greens do we normally include in our daily diet and I realised barring few common ingredients like green chillies, curry leaves, spinach etc. the list comes to an abrupt end - well almost 'zilch' considering the frequency of consumption! So I thought why not bring together recipes that use greens - simple and easy dishes which we can incorporate into our diets and reap the benefits of eating green!

How many green foods can you think of - leafy vegetables like spinach, mustard, fenugreek & cabbage, green beans, green grapes, kiwis, cucumbers, zucchini, broccoli, brussel sprouts, green apples, green peppers, parsley, mint, coriander, spring onions....whew! There are plenty more! So hop onto this 'green' wagon and put on your super thinking chef hats to bring in some innovative yet tasty dishes. Hope you will all participate and make this event a success.

The Guidelines:
  1. Create any dish using a GREEN vegetable or fruit as the main ingredient and post the recipe by using the Inlinkz tool at the bottom of this post. Can be a sweet or savory dish. All cuisines welcome. Veg and Non Veg entries are allowed.
  2. A link to this event page on your blog post is mandatory. Use of event logo is appreciated as it helps to spread the word.
  3. Multiple entries are welcome. Previously published posts (not more than 6 months old) may also be included.You need not re-post.
  4. Event commences today - Feb 27th. Submission of entries closes on Mar 31st midnight.
  5. Please review at least one dish submitted in this event collection and leave a comment on the author's blog. Lets encourage others too while we share our culinary creations :)
  6. The most popular posts will appear in the round up at the end of this event. 

And while you are here, do take a moment to browse through my space and leave your comments or feedback. Thanks!

*** Updates: 08 Mar ***

Just to spice up things a bit, at the end of this event I am planning to give away few awards to recognize and appreciate the efforts of below bloggers:
  1. Blogger submitting maximum number of entries (entries that do not comply with the theme will not be eligible) will be awarded the title of 'Cooking Green: Master Chef'; after all it is no easy feat to come up with so many healthy recipes involving greens, is it not?
  2. The most popular recipe (maximum views) will be awarded the Gimme GREEN! Popular Dish award.
  3. All participants will also be offered the Gimme GREEN! participation award.

*** Updates: 13 Mar ***
  1. Your votes are anonymous so please go ahead and let me know which are your favourite recipes in this collection - something that struck you as healthy yet delicious to be included in your diet. (I would appreciate it if you enter your votes for others and not your own)
  2. There was an error in the voting tool which has been fixed. You should be able to enter your choices now. In case of any trouble please let me know. Thanks! To enter votes for multiple recipes, close the survey pop up window and click on the voting button again.






52 comments:

  1. Thanx Surabhi. Looking forward to your entries...

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  2. Wonderful event!! Will surly try to send some entries!!

    Ongoing Event - CC-Dish For Loved Ones

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  3. Gr8! Looking forward to your entries, Sravs :)

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  4. Am very interested in participating in this event. Will send you my entry soon. First time here. Do visit mine in your free time.

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  5. @Julie: Thanks! Do send in your entries...I always see amazing recipes on your blog :)

    @Divya: Thanks for dropping by. Looking forward to your entries :) Nice space! Happy to follow u.

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  6. Nice theme & later I found my today post is matching with the theme...& linked it.Happy hosting!!

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  7. Thanks 4 d visit to my space dear.....
    lovely event, will surely link the entries........

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  8. Added your event in the events calendar. Happy hosting!

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  9. Will be back with an entry for you..! Lovely event..!

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  10. First time I here nice event , will link the recipe

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  11. Thanks for visiting my space.Luv this theme .Linked my entry n Happy hosting!. Glad to follow U

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  12. hi rosh !
    tis is aishwarya. I want to know if i can link tis entry of mine http://thecacographerr.blogspot.in/2012/03/pesarattu.html which is made using green gram.

    Visitin ur blog for the first time and u doin a gr8 job. Do check mine and leave ur comment wen u fd time .
    http://thecacographerr.blogspot.in/

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  13. Will surely post my entries ASAP .... Happy to be a part.... Do follow my blog and pls post your valuable comments:)

    http://preethisculinary.blogspot.com and
    also visit my art blog http://yenkaivannam.blogspot.com

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  14. Hi Rosh,
    Here i have posted some of my recipe that matches here. I hope you'll like it:) .... Thanks for dropping my space and your valuable comments :)
    Great Going....

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  15. I submitted a recipe to your event, but it does not seem to be displaying correctly. Please advise.

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  16. I figured out what I did wrong. It seems my link is appearing properly now.

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  17. Hey Rosh,is it green fruit too or any fruits recipe too?

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  18. @Julie:yes, fruit also has to be green like kiwi, green grapes, avocado, green lime, green apple etc Hoping to see few recipes using green fruits as well. Do contribute :)

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  19. Great event..I just submit one link... Happy hosting.

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  20. Thanks for the sweet comment dear. Will send my entry.

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  21. Hi, I have a green item on my menu, sending it as soon as possible. Lovely event. Best wishes for the success of your event.

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  22. my net connection is painfully erratic any way I have linked this event to my entry now. You are so prompt, thanx for your lovely comment.

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  23. Hi Rosh
    Thanks for the invitation. Definitely I will participate.
    Cheers

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  24. Lovely event..would have loved to participate but my posts( of green recipes) are older than 6 months, as I have been busy shifting, haven't made anything recently..and the rules say that recent ones will be accepted.
    Let me know if I could send them to the event.

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  25. Hi Shobha!

    I would love to see all of your entries but since this is an event we have to consider the rules to be fair :) Would you mind re-posting them? I don't see a problem then.

    Looking forward to your entries! Thanks!

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  26. hi...I managed to send one..will post more soon ;)

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  27. Hi Rosh,

    This is a very good event. Have linked my entries and more to come soon :)

    Regards,
    Raksha

    http://rakshaskitchen.blogspot.com

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  28. Hi Rosh, thanks for stopping by my space, you have a nice event going on, linked one today, Brussels Sprout Pakoras and also following you..

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  29. Nice event.i will send my entries soon

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  30. Hi Nice event. Posted mine.

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  31. @Amy: Unfortunately I cannot post any comments on your blog :( Have sent you a mail but I am not sure if you have seen it. Hopefully you will read my comment here!

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  32. hi!.just linked up palak chicken.

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  33. hey!.voted........and i am already following your blog!.love your space:)

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  34. Hai Chef!Just Linked my entry Moringa leaves salan.

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  35. Hai Chef,Just linked another three more recipes..NICE event.

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  36. I like the theme, so am joing in. Fab idea.

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  37. Wonderful event! Happy Hosting!
    Have linked my entry and also following your blog :)
    http://easyfoodsmith.blogspot.in/

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  38. first time in ur space....This is a wonderful event...sent in one of my entries:-)glad to follow ur space!

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  39. I love green vegetables and am going to enjoy browsing through these now.

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  40. Happy Hosting. Lovely event. Will be linking my recipe(s) soon :)

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  41. Just linked one and will be linking another one later in the week!

    Mireille
    http://gourmetglobal.blogspot.com

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  42. First time in your space.I have linked my entry.Happy to follow you!
    check out my blog at http://followfoodie.blogspot.com/

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  43. have linked one more entry.. hope it fits in :)

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  44. Rosh, i have linked veg shawarma, just check whether it is apt for the theme..

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  45. Hi Rosh, as promised, submitted my entry Wirsing Rouladen (Stuffed Cabbage leaves) in the last minute :)

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Thanks for dropping by. Your comments and feedback are highly appreciated. Happy Cooking!