Blogging Marathon # 10 - 7 Day Marathon!

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It's time for another Blogging Marathon, which is entering into it's 10th edition. I have been so happy with the way the marathon is carried on every edition. I get to know so many new bloggers and with specific theme, it's a great way to get your creative juices working.

Blogging Marathon also helps us build a great community which makes sure we read and support you. If you have been following us, then you know that not only do we support the other blogger by reading and commenting, we also have a private discussions which is a open forum. Though I have not been very strict, from this edition on, I am planning to insist everybody to take care actively in the discussions and to read the other participating bloggers. If you are not ready for this, then this is not for you.

Since the 6th edition, I have created a separate page for Blogging Marathon. Once I get all details I will be updating this page. Bloggers taking part in this marathon need to just link back to this page.

If you want to know how the Blogging Marathon started, read the first edition

So the 10th edition will 16th - 22nd November and the second group will start on 23rd - 29th November.

Please email me at spicingyourlife@gmail.com latest by 12th November along with your theme.

Mandatory rules for this Blogging Marathon are as below:

Will have to post on all 7 days without fail
Should follow the accepted theme all 7 days, meaning if you choose one topic like Rice, you should post all rice based recipes all 7 days.
Should link to the Blogging Marathon page.
Should actively give feedback on others post.

Other rules will be mailed to the individuals.

Themes for this edition are the following.

Preps and Preserves

Before the actual cooking, there are lot of things that goes into the prepping and chopping. There are many ways to slice an onion for different dishes. For example if you have an easy way to peel pineapple, share that with step by step pictures. Basically the prep should be used in some cooking and this is not for food carving. The prepping can be with an fruit or vegetable.

Preserves would cover dishes that are prepared ahead to the actual cooking or some dishes where you show how to preserve a dish. This doesn't cover those typical pickle recipes. However it can include dishes like how to preserve onions or chilies in vinegar etc. The preserved ingredient can be consumed as such or used in cooking. Basically let's say this is your essential part of starting to cook.

Lunch Box Dishes

This is again one of my favorite theme. Posts under this theme should picture a complete meal. Though you need not necessarily post all the recipes, it can be from previous posts. But imagine packing or focusing a complete lunch box in a post. Again it can be with step by step pictures or a final picture with all the dishes on focus.

Deceptively delicious for Kids

How would you consider getting your kids eat those healthy things by masking them? So it's basically hiding healthy food in Kid's Favorite Meals. So we call it "Deceptively delicious". This is going to be the theme for the next edition of Kid's delight, guest hosted by Pavani. so be sure to take this and send her all your creations.

Winter Special Dishes

Living in a city that only boasts two seasons, I wasn't aware of winter foods until I landed in Delhi. Imagine not making something because it's not the right season. Well anyway there is a reason and it's best we abide by it. So with the winter setting in, bring on your winter foods. It can be something that's made specially during the winter season in your locale. Or any winter dish you know of. But please don't make the same type of dish for all seven days.

Cooking from a Ready Mix

Ever cooked from a ready to mix pack? Ok now is the time to really show us how you did it. Show the ready to mix pack and follow with step by step pictures on how you finally reached your dish! It can be from Ready to mix Gulab Jamun mix to Pulihora mix)

Seven days of Guilt free snacks

With the climate being chill, who won't want some snacks to enjoy! Of course the snacks can be sweet or savory but remember it ought to be guilt free. Like baking something instead of deep frying. Convert a deep fried dish into a baked dish and enjoy!

Ready to use, pre packed food.

Well if I said you can cook from a ready to mix pack, why not share some ready to mix ore pre packed food that you know. Do you know how to pack ingredients for making ven pongal, so that all you can do is to just pressure cook? Or make Pulihora mix at home and store it for months together? The choice is countless and I am sure you can come with exciting dishes. Eg Pulihora mix, upma mix etc

Please spread the details if you want your friends to be part of this marathon.

Let's gear up for another non stop blogging!


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