Thursday, January 14, 2010

Event Announcement

With the start of the new year comes the time most people start setting goals for in a lot of areas, most especially health. Most health goals I have heard of almost always involve losing weight and becoming fit or staying fit. I have rarely come across any one whose new year goals involved gaining weight :-) From personal experience what I have learned is that the easiest way to lose weight is a combination of healthy diet and regular exercise. Healthy diet means inclusion of right amount of protein, grains,healthy fiber, vegetables and fruits in one's diet. This is not really very difficult, it just involves a lifestyle change, in the sense one has to learn to incorporate better eating habits,make healthier substitutions where possible, reduce the consumption of processed flours, sugars etc, include more grains like oats and wheat etc etc. Most of you might have heard these points several times so I will not go into it at length here.

But making lifestyle changes is easier said than done, knowing what to eat and knowing how to use the above mentioned healthy ingredients in our day to day cooking in a way that is appealing not only to us but to our entire family can present a challenge at times. I have often found that eating healthy is so much easier when you are inspired to make healthy dishes. And what can be more inspiring than a collection of healthy recipes in one place. That is the thought behind my first event on this site called " Healthy Inspirations"



For this edition of the Healthy Inspirations event, I chose the topic of soups.Healthy soups are very diet friendly and can be a great tool in aiding weight loss or in maintaining good health. Soups are simple to make, even those just learning to cook can make them easily. They are also a great way to include healthy vegetables, protein, grains or all of the three into our diet.

I invite all my readers, both bloggers and non- bloggers, to participate in this event and am hoping to see a lot of healthy and inspired soup recipes here which can help all of us to achieve our health goals.


Looking forward to your inspired recipes.Here are some of the guidelines of participation...

If you are a blogger and want to participate

Cook any kind of healthy vegetarian or vegan soup. Post it on your site and link back to this announcement page.

Please feel free to use the logo, this will help in spreading the word.

Email you submission to events@veginspirations.com with the subject " Healthy Inspirations Event-Soups"

In your email please include your name, your blog name, your recipe name, the recipe URL and a picture of the dish.

Entries should be submitted no later than Feb 21st ,2010 for this event

Update: Unfortunately I have had to disable the right click on my site, so if you want to use the image, please click on the image and copy it from the image page. Or  please email me using the contact form above or leave a comment and I will email the image to you. Sorry for the inconvenience...

If you are a non blogger and want to participate, please send your email to events@veginspirations.com with the subject "Healthy Inspirations Event-Soups"

In your email, please include your name, your location, the recipe name,complete recipe of the dish and a picture of the dish.

If you have any further questions about this event, please leave a comment below or send an email to the above address with subject " Questions on event" and I will respond asap.

The first part of the roundup for this event is here 

The second part of the roundup for this event is here 

32 comments :

Rachana Kothari said...

Dear Usha,

A great Event and a healthy thought. Count me in.

Gita said...

Happy Pongal Usha...wonderful event...count me in..I have tons of soups recipes in my blog :)

Happy cook said...

I do make soup very often , but most of them are posted, if i make a new one which is healthy (mostly there is a bit of cream in mine) i will send your way.

Priya said...

Such a fantastic event Usha, will definitely send my entries soon..

Happy pongal wishes to u & ur family..

Asha said...

I have lost wt since last July because of the stress! I guess that works too and also eating half the amount now than I was eating then! :D

Happy Pongal Usha. I will look forward the low fat Soups here soon, enjoy your event.

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Thats a thoughtful event!! count us in..meanwhile if you would like to share some home remedies with us..the event is still open for all..

http://a2zvegetariancuisine.blogspot.com/2009/12/home-remedies-series-1-our-first-event.html

Thanks!!

lata raja said...

Dear Usha, I would be happy to try and drop some soups by. I am already looking forward to many INSPIRATIONS!

munchcrunchandsuch said...

wow usha, an awesome event. am pitching in..i hvae loads of soup posts..will post/ repost and also mail u.

kitchen queen said...

A very healthy idea and a nice event.

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Great healthy event and happy hosting Usha! Count me in:)

Preeti Kashyap said...

Count me in! Happy Pongal!

Indhu said...

Awesome event... :)

Nandini said...

Wonderful event!
Happy pongal to you and your family
dear!

sowmya.s said...

Happy hosting..

Rachana Kothari said...

Dear Usha,
I have an award for you... please collect it
http://rachanakothari.blogspot.com/2010/01/award-and-some-secrets.html

Curry Leaf said...

Healthy new event and love this months theme.Will surely send an entry.

Jyoti said...

Hey,

here is my entry for your event.

http://theveggiehut.blogspot.com/2010/01/tomato-baked-beans-soup.html

Cheers

Jyoti

Dershana said...

will surely send you my entries!happy hosting,buddy.

munchcrunchandsuch said...

Usha,
I just posted a soup entry for ur event..will duly mail it. but I have a question- are reposts accepted let me knw

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

nice idea and concept... and i love your event name.

Meena said...

My motto has recently become "Healthful Decadence" ever since my husband and I got bitten by the fitness bug...will definitely send my best soup recipe!

Deepti said...

Hey Usha,
Great event.I do want to participate in the event,and have 2 questions.
1.Are multiple entries allowed?
2.Are previously posted recipes (on my blog ...I have posted some soup recipes in 2009) allowed or do I have to publish new recipe?
Thanks

Nithu Bala said...

Hi, Thanks for your visit and lovely comment on my blog. I like your space..lot to learn from you..I like this event and would send you an entry soon..love to here more often from you..

Preeti Kashyap said...

I posted a soup recipe on 7th jan...can i send it or should it be a new recipe?

ruchikacooks said...

usha, soups are always good way to eat healthy, feel fuller and lose weight..

Count me in, but just in case, would you accept old entries resposted?

Silpa said...

Will send me entries

nivedita said...

Hi
I came through PJ of Seduce Your Tastebuds.
You got nice blog.
Following you!
I am in for one entry.

Sara's Corner said...

Nice event. It has been updated in my Events n Roundup blog. Do have a look here http://sarafoodevents.blogspot.com/

cookcurrynook said...

Hi there!Thats a nice heart-warming event.
Just a small question before I can send in my entry. Could I please send in entries already posted? Would love it if I could. Please let me know.
Thanks a million in advance!

Love
Madhuri

Raje said...

Nice event. will send in my entries soon.

Divya Vikram said...

Do you accept archived entries?

TAZAIKA said...

Hi usha Do send me the logo image Foodcapital@hotmail.com,vl send my entry

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