>> Tuesday, December 6, 2011
FYI: Requests to join after 12th December will not be accepted.
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.
Need an idea, check out my last BM for ideas. I am repeating this because many wanted me to have this theme again.
Lunch Box Ideas
This is yet another repeat and is 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.
Colourful palette for Kids
Kids love colourful things and when the food presented to them is colourful, it naturally gets their attention. So cook up anything that's colourful and pack them to Veena, my next Kid's Delight hostess.
December is a month for holidaying. And I invite you all to prepare holiday food. Anything that you cook specially during holidays, could be weekends too. However basically it refers to those special dishes that you would plan ahead and make for your family.
Bihari Special Dishes
Seven days of Idlies
Now being from South, I love Idlies, like 101 Dosa Varieties, it's been my aim to cover as many varieties in Idlies too. So make 7 different varieties in Idlies and I can assure you I will be most happy!
Baking with egg replaced (Cakes, Cupcakes, Muffins, Cookies Only)
Now as you know this space boasts of Vegetarian Baking. In my books, vegetarian means without eggs, so bake using any of the egg replacements you know and enjoy the season. of course as I have listed only cakes, cupcakes, muffins and cookies. No other baked varieties is allowed.