Healthy Cooking - A Cookbook Givevaway Event


Healthy Recipes Blog EventAs a home cook, parent & spouse, I am sure each of you must be striving to achieve that perfect balance between healthy and delicious! As a food critic and a self-proclaimed expert chef, I often find myself in the same dilemma - what to cook that is healthy, will keep us fit, and yet qualify as a scrumptious meal?? There's never enough of Healthy Recipes, and what better way to share, learn, cook and experiment than participate in a Food Blog event that focusses on just that! And this is not just a collection of healthy recipes; we also have a prize, a wonderful cookbook based on the same theme that promotes eating right and staying fit! So what are you waiting for?? Get ready to cook healthy and share with us your favorite tips, tricks and recipes, as the "Healthy Cooking" Cookbook Contest has just begun!!

I actually have to thank Yummr for sponsoring this giveaway, and for giving me and my readers a chance to make this event even more interesting! Yummr is a newly-found community of folks who are passionate about good food and enjoy sharing their obsession and connecting with others. There's a lot of activity to keep you busy, but that's not all! Members can earn "food stamps" which can then be redeemed for cool stuff in their Bazaar such as gift certificates to fine retailers, complimentary dining at fine restaurants, the latest kitchen appliances, and much more! Check them out to see what more you can do! For now, here's a chance for you to win Pam Anderson's latest Cookbook - The Perfect Recipe for Losing Weight and Eating Great, which is provided for this event as a courtesy from Houghton-Mifflin Books. It shares her secret for dumping pounds without dieting—and the 250 recipes for her new way of eating.

Healthy Cooking Blog Event


Fed up with whipsaw cycles of losing and gaining, Pam vowed to change—but not if it involved dieting, hunger pangs, or saying no to the foods she loved. Complicated recipes were out. She streamlined, creating meals as satisfying as they are quick—pizzas that take just thirty minutes, big-bowl combos, and gratifying snacks to forestall cravings. She discovered a few simple habits that make all the difference. Four years later, she's still maintaining her forty-pound weight loss. The Perfect Recipe for Losing Weight and Eating Great is a way to eat for life. It's filled with voice-of-experience tips for curbing appetite, no-nonsense shortcuts for getting food on the table pronto, and recipes that could only have been developed by this food-loving pro—no compromises, no wasted steps, just extraordinary results from ordinary ingredients.

If you are someone who'd love to stay healthy and fit, without giving up on your cravings, this is the book for you; and here's a simple way to get your hands on this lovely cookbook. Just follow the rules below to participate in this Healthy Cooking event!

1. Blog about a vegetarian recipe or a dessert that is healthy. It can be anything, a recipe that you concocted or tried from someone else, but modified it to make it healthier.

** Rough Ideas: use whole-grain flour instead of white, olive oil instead of butter, avoid cream and high-fat foods, use more veggies, fruits, salads with light dressings, individual servings less than 300 calories, use oats and nuts, honey instead of sugar on your pancakes, egg whites instead of whole eggs, baking instead of frying, half-&-half instead of whole milk or sour cream, low-fat yogurt instead of whipping cream, use high-protein food instead of high carb or hig fat, etc. Here are som more healthy food substitutions, alternate recipes, and cooking tips to help you out.

2. In your post, please specify why you think your recipe is healthy, clearly stating the methods/ingredients/substitutions/techniques that make it a healthy recipe.

3. Entries can be anything, breakfasts, main course, appetizers, desserts - anything as long as it has NO MEAT or SEAFOOD (cheese and eggs are allowed)

4. Please make a new post for this event and link back to this blog. Only one recipe per blog please. Feel free to use the logo (credit) above and spread the word.

5. Email me at mansibshah[at]gmail[dot]com with your name, blog name and permalink to your recipe, with a photo, if any. Last date to send in entries is 21st July, 2008 Please include "Healthy Cooking" as your email subject.

6. After the roundup, we(me and 2 other judges) will select a winner based on how healthy and tasty the recipe is. In case we find it hard to select one, we'll choose 5 finalists then hold a poll or choose a winner randomly (to be decided)from the finalists. I will personally ship the cookbook to the winner after they provide me with a mailing address.

That's it, there's nothing to do than what you do best! Cook Healthy, and send us the best of your cherished healthy recipe so you can win Pam Anderson's cookbook! And the huge collection of recipes will be an added bonus!! So start cooking to Eat Well & Live Well!


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31 comments :

Manggy said...

Great giveaway! I hope I'm able to contribute this time :) I'm not sure if the risotto I just made, even without a lot of fat, is healthy in an of itself, though! :)

Rose&Thorn said...

I can't wait to enter this. What a great idea.

Asha said...

Great theme.Unfortunately,I will be on blog break in few weeks time and will not be able to contribute to this event. Do enjoy, will check the round up for yummy and healthy recipes!:))

JZ @ Tasty treats said...

woow! a contest with a giveaway! I'm in :-)now have to find something good, though!!

Mansi Desai said...

Asha - I am sure you can squeeze in one simple dish from your repertoire before you are off!:) pls try!!

Manggy - as long as you made some modification/substitution to a recipe to make it healthier, it should be valid:) I've updated event details with some rough ideas on how you can do that!

rose, JZ - can't wait to see all the lovely entries ppl!

Alka said...

Hi mansi,
Gr8 idea,and these giveaways will motivate many, to make a healthy dish to submit at this event

shriya said...

Nice idea and a great event. Looks like its gonna be fun. I am in.

ranji said...

what a great theme mansi...i am glad u have started this event..and u have a giveaway...fantastic :)..count me in...any limits as to how many 1 can send?

Mansi Desai said...

Ranji - its only 1 entry per person, and I've noted it in the event details.

skribles said...

nice theme with a giveaway! will surely try to participate :)

Shri said...

Wow!Healthy event.I will send my entry soon.

Adam said...

Great idea for a theme. I think I have a breakfast recipe right up your alley for this contest. Are bodybuilders allowed? ;)

Rose&Thorn said...

I have done my submission! Sugar Free Muffins. Hope you enjoy trying them.

Lore said...

Great idea! I've had a moment of inspiration while reading your post so all I need to do now is to actually cook the dish and have my post up. I'm definitely in!

Lore said...

Quick question. I've noticed you told Manggy the entry was valid provided he made some changes to the original dish in order to make it healthier. In the post you've also said we can send our own recipes. What if I create a recipe keeping the healthy aspect in mind? Is that ok? Since I am the one creating it, I'll make it healthy, there's no need to modify it.
Please let me know if that's ok :)

Sunshinemom said...

Today's breakfast seems ideal for this event! Will blog it now itself before any unforeseen event stops it!

Mansi Desai said...

Lore - creating your own recipe which is healthy would be the BEST thing! I would love that the most:)

FJK said...

I often cook like this anyway, so I hope to join the "party." I'm not clear, though. Does the vegetarian dish have to be a main course?

Mansi Desai said...

FJK - no, it does not have to be a main course; you can submit any ONE entry, which has to be vegetarian, but it can be anything, appetizer, snack, dessert, or entree, doesn't matter..

hope this clears your doubt! look forward to your entry!:)

Dee said...

Great Giveaway Mansi , I would love to be a part of this!

Sujatha said...

Great idea and giveaway is even more great! Thanks for letting me know about this great contest, Mansi! I will try to particiapte for sure..

Sunshinemom said...

Mansi - I just sent in my entry - spinach soup!

Nags said...

have sent u my entry :)

A&N said...

Hi Mansi,
We just sent our entry (Green Thai Curry).
Nice to see so many healthy recipes at one place :)

Prajusha said...

hi Manasi,
hope u got my entry..Great event and eagerly waiting for the round up

Sireesha said...

Manasi just sent in my Entry.Dahi vada with zero oil!!Great Event.Just waiting for round up....

Aparna said...

Mansi,
Just sent you my entry as requested. Am looking forward to your entries, now. :)

Lore said...

I've just sent you my entry. Can't wait for the round-up :) Thanks for hosting!

Christie @ fig & cherry said...

Thanks for dropping by my corner of the world Mansi - I've emailed you my entry!

seema bhatia said...

really g8t cooking recipes

Term papers said...

The Perfect Recipe for Losing Weight and Eating Great, which is provided for this event as a courtesy from Houghton-Mifflin Books. It shares her secret for dumping pounds without dieting—and the 250 recipes for her new way of eating.