Monday, December 31, 2012

Appetizers!


We are ringing in the New Year with...

Appetizers!



Make a Madhur Jaffrey recipe to serve as finger food or appetizer this week and post it no later than Sunday, January 6, 2013. ;-)

Don't forget to link up to Linky Tools below.  Please remember to leave a comment after linking so that we don't miss out on your dish.

New to IHCC?  Need help with Linky Tools? Please visit our Welcome page if you need more information. Also, if you have a question regarding IHCC please feel free to leave a comment and we will get back with you.

If you missed any of our Red & Green dishes last week, please head over to check those out!  

 







This linky list is now closed.

Monday, December 24, 2012

RED and GREEN

From elves to santa... from chile peppers to tomatoes... from herbs to meat... the variety of dishes that you can make with red and green are endless!  So get into the spirit this week and bring a dish to the table that has one, the other, or better yet - BOTH!  It's all about the RED and the GREEN this week.


Make and post your RED and GREEN post by Sunday, December 30th. Don't forget to link your post of the week's with Mr. Linky below, so we can all enjoy your fabulous creation! Remember to leave a comment after, each week that you use Linky Tools to link your post, just to be sure we don't miss anyone.
Not sure what a permalink is? Check out our Welcome post.
If you missed the Foods to Warm you Up theme last week, be sure to head on over and see all of the delicious dishes everyone brought!  Don't forget, we're cooking through the recipes of Madhur Jaffrey right now...so if you've linked up, be sure that you've used/adapted one of her recipes for your post!




This linky list is now closed.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Foods To Warm You Up!



This week is all about the foods that warm you up!
Will you bring on the heat with a spicy dish or go for a comforting meal that warms the soul?

Make and post your Foods To Warm You Up post by Sunday, December 23rd . Don't forget to link your post of the week's with Mr. Linky below, so we can all enjoy your fabulous creation! Remember to leave a comment after, each week that you use Mr. Linky to link your post, just to be sure we don't miss anyone.

Not sure what a permalink is? Check out our Welcome post.
 

If you missed the Rice is Nice theme last week, be sure to head on over and see all of the delicious dishes everyone brought!  Don't forget, we're cooking through the recipes of Madhur Jaffrey right now...so if you've linked up, be sure that you've used/adapted one of her recipes for your post!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Rice is Nice!

It's versatile, budget-friendly, filling, and comes in all kinds of different types and colors.

Let's face it...

Rice is Nice!



Find a Madhur Jaffrey dish from online or one of her cookbooks, one that features or includes rice. Make it and post it by Sunday, December 16th.

Don't forget to link up to Linky Tools belowPlease remember to leave a comment after linking so that we don't miss out on your rice dish.

New to IHCC?  Need help with Linky Tools? Please visit our Welcome page if you need more information. Also, if you have a question regarding IHCC please feel free to leave a comment and we will get back with you.

If you missed any of our Potluck dishes last week, please head over to check those out!  







This linky list is now closed.

Monday, December 3, 2012

December Potluck w/ Madhur Jaffrey


It's everybody's favorite time - POTLUCK time!  Head on into the kitchen and make any Jaffrey recipe you choose this week - no holds barred.

Then bring them back here and add them to the table...let's see what this month's potluck has in store!

Make and post your December Potluck post by Sunday, December 9th. Don't forget to link your post of the week's with Mr. Linky below, so we can all enjoy your fabulous creation! Remember to leave a comment after, each week that you use Mr. Linky to link your post, just to be sure we don't miss anyone.
Not sure what a permalink is? Check out our Welcome post.
If you missed the Bread Week! theme last week, be sure to head on over and see all of the delicious dishes everyone brought!  Don't forget, we're cooking through the recipes of Madhur Jaffrey right now...so if you've linked up, be sure that you've used/adapted one of her recipes for your post!




This linky list is now closed.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Bread Week!

I love bread. And Indian breads are plentiful and delicious. Some are baked, some are fried, most are used as an edible scoop for dals and curries and other Indian delicacies.

So let's celebrate bread this week by making our own!


Find a bread recipe from Madhur Jaffrey, online or from one of her books, bake or fry it up and post it below on or by Sunday, December 2nd.

Need more info on how to participate? Visit our Welcome Page!




This linky list is now closed.


Monday, November 19, 2012

Root, Root, Root for Root Veggies!


This week is all about those wonderfully satisfying, inexpensive, nourishing, and versatile veggies...the root veggies!


So many veggies are classified as root veggies: carrots, parsnips, radishes, beets, turnips, rutabaga, onions, scallions, garlic, and of course the most famous root veggie of all, the humble potato.
Make and post your Root, Root, Root for Root Veggies dish by Sunday, November 25th.  Don't forget to link up to Linky Tools below.  Please remember to leave a comment after linking so that we don't miss out on your root veggie dish.

New to IHCC?  Need help with Linky Tools? Please visit our Welcome page if you need more information. Also, if you have a question regarding IHCC please feel free to leave a comment and we will get back with you.

If you missed any of our Comforting Curries, please head over to check those out!  You don't want to miss out on all that comfort food!




This linky list is now closed.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Comforting Curries

Whether spicy or mild, light or more decadent, meat or veggie, curries are the ultimate Indian comfort food. 

This week we are  celebrating those delicious and Comforting Curries.


Pick your favorite Madhur Jaffry curry dish from online or one of her many books and get to cooking. 


Make and post those Comforting Curries by Sunday, November 18th. Don't forget to link your post of the week's with Mr. Linky below, so we can all enjoy your fabulous creation! Remember to leave a comment after, each week that you use Mr. Linky to link your post, just to be sure we don't miss anyone.

Not sure what a permalink is? Check out our Welcome post.

If you missed our Relishes, Chutneys and Pickles theme last week, be sure to head on over and see all of the delicious dishes everyone brought!  Don't forget, we're cooking through the recipes of Madhur Jaffrey right now...so if you've linked up, be sure that you've used/adapted one of her recipes for your post.

Happy Curry Cooking! 


Monday, November 5, 2012

Relishes, Chutneys, and Pickles

Relishes, chutneys, and pickles...OH MY!

Condiments are such an integral part to every cuisine, and Indian cuisine is no exception.  This week, let's peruse the recipes of Madhur Jaffrey and conjur up some sweet...or spicy...or tangy...condiments to accentuate any meal.

Of course, Jaffrey also cooks other cuisines from the Far East, so don't feel limited to only Indian condiments.  We can't wait to see what types of relishes, chutneys, and pickles you bring to the table this week!
Make and post your Relishes, Chutneys, & Pickles post by Sunday, November 11th. Don't forget to link your post of the week's with Mr. Linky below, so we can all enjoy your fabulous creation! Remember to leave a comment after, each week that you use Mr. Linky to link your post, just to be sure we don't miss anyone.

Not sure what a permalink is? Check out our Welcome post.


If you missed the Indian Tea Party theme last week, be sure to head on over and see all of the delicious dishes everyone brought!  Don't forget, we're cooking through the recipes of Madhur Jaffrey right now...so if you've linked up, be sure that you've used/adapted one of her recipes for your post!

*collage images via Googles Images

I Heart Cooking Clubs *Relishes, Chutneys, & Pickles* Participants
1. Kitchen Flavours - Hot and Spicy Hyderabadi Tomato Chutney
2. Michelle Peanut Chutney with Sesame Seeds
3. Kaye - Pickled Green Chilies
4. Kim - Onion Fritters with Fresh Green Chutney
5. You Are Here - Cranberry, Ginger, and Garlic Chutney
6. Couscous & Consciousness - Apple, Plum & Apricot Chutney
7. Natashya - Ginger Chutney
8. Deb in Hawaii--Fresh Coriander Chutney & Onion Relish

Powered by... Mister Linky's Magical Widgets.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Indian Tea Party!

Care for a cuppa?

Time to Whip up a spiced tea and/or snacks for tea-time. 

Indian tea is called chai, and is often made with spices and milk. It is served with a variety of snacks, both savoury and sweet, and is a fun way to celebrate a get-together.


From Wiki:

India produces and consumes more tea than any other country in the world, except for China, including the famous Assam tea and Darjeeling tea.

The cultivation and brewing of tea in India has a long history of applications in traditional systems of medicine and for consumption. The consumption of tea in India was first clearly documented in the Ramayana (750-500 BC). For the next thousand years, documentation of tea in India was lost in history. Records re-emerge during the first century AD, with stories of the Buddhist monks Bodhidharma and Gan Lu, and their involvement with tea. Research shows that tea is indigenous to eastern and northern India, and was cultivated and consumed there for thousands of years. Commercial production of tea in India did not begin until the arrival of the British East India Company, at which point large tracts of land were converted for mass tea production.

Today, India is one of the largest tea producers in the world, though over 70% of the tea is consumed within India itself. A number of renowned teas, such as Darjeeling, also grow exclusively in India. The Indian tea industry has grown to own many global tea brands, and has evolved to one of the most technologically equipped tea industries in the world. Tea production, certification, exportation, and all other facets of the tea trade in India is controlled by the Tea Board of India.
So whip up a great tea party - spiced Indian tea and/or snacks to go with it - from one of Madhur Jaffrey's recipes. Post on or by Sunday, November 4th, and link up to Mr. Linky below. Don't forget to leave a message, so we can all come visit your fabulous Indian Tea Party creation!

If you'd like more information, check out our Welcome post!

And did you get a chance to see all the yogurty creations from last week?

all photos from google images
I Heart Cooking Clubs *Indian Tea Party* Participants
1. Kitchen Flavours - Masala Chai
2. Michelle ~ Easy Masla Chai
3. Kaye - Salabat (Ginger Tea)
4. Heather - Masala Chai
5. You Are Here - Chai Movie Night!
6. Deb in Hawaii--Lemongrass Tea (Leelee Chai)
7. Margaret - pakoris
8. Glennis - Masala Chai

Powered by... Mister Linky's Magical Widgets.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Everything's Better with Yogurt!

Indian cuisine is proof that Everything is better with Yogurt!  
There are so many different ways to showcase yogurt in Indian cuisine.
 Blend your yogurt into a creamy, fruity, and healthy Mango Lassi. 

Cool things down with a dunk in some Indian yogurt and cucumber sauce.
Add yogurt to your curry or use it as a garnish on top.
 Or use yogurt as a marinade for some delicious Tandoor chicken!

Open up your books and find a way to incorporate yogurt into your dish this week.  Make and post your Everything's Better with Yogurt dish by Sunday, October 28th.  Remember to leave a comment after using Mr. Linky so that we don't miss out on your dish.  

If you'd like more information, check out our Welcome post!

Head over to last week's Lentil Love if you missed any of our comforting lentil dishes.


I Heart Cooking Clubs *Everything's Better with Yogurt* Participants
1. Michelle- Grilled Eggplant Slices with Yogurt Sauce
2. Kitchen Flavours - Royal Chicken Cooked In Yoghurt
3. JamieK - Cod Baked in a Yogurt Sauce
4. Deb in Hawaii--Pale Green, Spicy, Minty Lassi
5. Kaye - Sweet and Sour Chick Pea Flour Soup
6. Margaret - Lassi
7. You Are Here
8. Natashya - Indian Spiced Spinach with Yogurt
9. Kim - Mango and Cardamom Lassi
10. Sue - Yoghurt Marinated Baked Lamb

Monday, October 15, 2012

Lentil Love!

Whether green, brown, yellow, red or black, lentils have been part of the human diet since Neolithic times.  

So, it's high time they get some...  Lentil Love!


Pick your favorite color of this lens-shaped legume and love it up with a Madhur Jaffrey recipe from on-line or one of her plethora of cookbooks. 

How do you love your lentils? 


Make and post your Lentil Love! post by Sunday, October 21st Don't forget to link your post of the week's with Mr. Linky below, so we can all enjoy your fabulous creation! Remember to leave a comment after, each week that you use Mr. Linky to link your post, just to be sure we don't miss anyone.

Not sure what a permalink is? Check out our Welcome post.

If you missed our Spice Bazaar theme last week, be sure to head on over and see all of the delicious dishes everyone brought!  Don't forget, we're cooking through the recipes of Madhur Jaffrey right now...so if you've linked up, be sure that you've used/adapted one of her recipes for your post!
I Heart Cooking Clubs *Lentil Love-Jaffrey* Participants
1. Kaye - Greek-Style Lentil Salad
2. Kitchen Flavours - Tarka Dal and Flaky Flatbreads with Cumin Seeds
3. Andrea at Nummy Kitchen -- Tex-Mex Vegetarian Lentil Chili
4. Kim - Green Lentil and Veggie Curry
5. Glennis - Green Lentils with Lemon Slices
6. Margaret
7. Natashya - Masoor Dal
8. Deb in Hawaii--Masoor Dal

Powered by... Mister Linky's Magical Widgets.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Spice Bazaar

Spices are woven into the fabric of Indian food and culture, so what better avenue is there to explore as we start this journey with our new chef, Madhur Jaffrey?  Be it a spice new and exotic to you or one that is familiar and comfortable, let's dive head first into the overflowing bags and bowls of spices proudly displayed at any Spice Bazaar.

And don't let the term spice fool you - spice need not be fiery hot (though it can be, should you choose), there is a vast range of flavors just waiting to explode on your palate.  So grab Madhur Jaffrey by the hand and bring something inspired by a Spice Bazaar to the table this week.  We can't wait to see what you make!
Make and post your From the Earth post by Sunday, October 14th. Don't forget to link your post of the week's with Mr. Linky below, so we can all enjoy your fabulous creation! Remember to leave a comment after, each week that you use Mr. Linky to link your post, just to be sure we don't miss anyone.

Not sure what a permalink is? Check out our Welcome post.

If you missed the Welcome Madhur Jaffrey theme last week, be sure to head on over and see all of the delicious dishes everyone brought!  Don't forget, we're cooking through the recipes of Madhur Jaffrey right now...so if you've linked up, be sure that you've used/adapted one of her recipes for your post!
I Heart Cooking Clubs *Spice Bazaar* Participants
1. Deb in Hawaii--Soothing Cauliflower Soup w/ Coriander...
2. Kaye - Potatoes Cooked with Garlic and Sesame Seeds
3. Anshu
4. Anshu - Thai Green Curry Chicken
5. Margaret - Potatoes with Asafetida
6. Kim - Delicious Chicken Bits
7. Spicy Grilled Chicken w/ Tomato Cucumber Raita
8. Kitchen Flavours - Creamy Chicken Korma and Stir-Fried Cauliflower
9. Glennis - Tandoori Style Chicken
10. Andrea at Nummy Kitchen -- Banquet Cauliflower and Potatoes - Gobi Aloo
11. Sue - Spicy Vegetable "Samosas"
12. Natashya - Yogi Tea

Powered by... Mister Linky's Magical Widgets.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Welcome Madhur Jaffrey!

You are invited to a potluck party of welcoming treats 
for our new featured chef!

Who is Madhur Jaffrey?

From Amazon's Wiki Page:

Jaffrey is the noted author of cookbooks of Indian, Asian, and world vegetarian cuisines, many of which have become bestsellers and several of which have won James Beard Foundation awards. She has presented several cookery series on television, including Madhur Jaffrey's Indian Cookery in 1982, Madhur Jaffrey's Far Eastern Cookery in 1989 and Madhur Jaffrey's Flavours of India in 1995. She lives in Manhattan and has a home in upstate New York. As a result of the success of her cookbooks and TV, Jaffrey also developed a line of mass-marketed cooking sauces.
Ironically, she did not cook at all as a child growing up in Delhi. She had almost never been in the kitchen and almost failed cooking at school. It was only after she went to London at the age of 19 to study at RADA that she learned how to cook, using recipes of familiar dishes that were provided in correspondence from her mother. In the 1960s, after her award-winning performance in Shakespeare Wallah, she became known as the "actress who could cook" and was hired by the BBC to present a show on Indian cooking. After an article about her and her cooking appeared in the New York Times in 1966, she received a book contract that produced An Invitation to Indian Cooking, her first book. The recipes in that book came from her mother, although she adapted them for the American kitchen. During the 1970s, she taught classes in Indian cooking, both at the James A. Beard School of Cooking and in her Manhattan apartment. In 1986, the restaurant Dawat opened in Manhattan using recipes provided by her.
She has certainly earned her place as a celeb chef. Just ask Emeril!

She has tons of books
For a full list of all of Madhur’s US publications, visit her Amazon shop

Of course Indian cuisine is all about the spices, and we are looking forward to exploring the broad range of seasonings the cuisine has to offer. So get out your spice boxes - it's going to be a delicious season! 

Make and post your Welcome Madhur Jaffrey potluck party dish
 on or by Sunday, October 7th and link up with Mr. Linky below!

Need more info? Check out our Welcome page. 

See you at the party!

I Heart Cooking Clubs *Welcome Madhur Jaffrey!* Participants
1. Deb in Hawaii--My Cream of Tomato Soup
2. Kaye
3. Kitchen Flavours - Turmeric Rice
4. Glennis - ”Indian-style” Scrambled Eggs
5. Heather - Sour Chickpeas (Khatte chhole)
6. Natashya - Sri Lankan Eggplant Curry and Onion Fritters
7. Tea and Scones - Fried Eggplant Slices
8. Sue - Prawns in a Dark Sauce
9. Andrea at Nummy Kitchen -- Parathas
10. Kim - Chicken Patties with Ginger and Sesame Seeds with Korean Dipping Sauce

Powered by... Mister Linky's Magical Widgets.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Adios y Gracias, Rick!!

It's been a wonderful and delicious six months cooking Rick's recipes, but now it's time to say 
¡Adios y Gracias, Rick!
  
Let's raise our glass one more time in a final salute to Rick Bayless! Make and post your ¡Adios y Gracias, Rick! dish on or by Sunday, September 30th.  Please make sure to link your dish to Mr. Linky below so that we don't miss out on your farewell recipe.  Remember to leave a comment after just to be sure we don't miss anyone.   

For more information, please head over to our Welcome page. 

If you missed out on last week's lunchbox theme now is a great time to go check it out!
I Heart Cooking Clubs *Adios y Gracias, Rick* Participants
1. Kim - My Top Five Favorite Bayless Recipes
2. Tina (Tartiflette)
3. Natashya - Pescado a la Veracruzana
4. Michelle--Rick's Fav Chocolate Birthday Cake
5. Natashya - Rick Round-Up and Invitation
6. Kitchen Flavours - Creamy Chicken and Greens with Roasted Jalapenos
7. Glennis - Acupulco-style Shrimp Cocktail
8. Deb in Hawaii--Creamy Almond Rice Cooler & Top 5 Faves
9. Andreas - Tomato-colored Rice
10. Heather - ChocoFlan (Impossible Cake)
11. chica chocolatina- chocolate mexicano/mexican hot chocolat

Powered by... Mister Linky's Magical Widgets.

Monday, September 17, 2012

What's in Your Lunchbox???

It's September...  Face it--summer is over. Back to school for some, back to work for others. It's time to get out those lunchboxes, lunch pails, brown paper bags, thermoses, bento boxes, tiffins, Tupperware, or whatever you use to pack up your lunch. 

Time to answer the all-important question...


What's in Your Lunch Box???

Find a Rick Bayless recipe that you'd like for lunch! 

Tortillas and Taco Fixins'? 
Sandwiches? 
Salads or Soups? 
Leftover casseroles?
Chips & Salsa?...


It just has to be a Rick Bayless recipe--remember we are cooking with him through the end of the month before we switch to our new chef Madhur Jaffrey, and of course it has to be posted by Sunday, September 23

Don't forget to link your post of the week's with Mr. Linky below, so we can all enjoy your fabulous creation! Remember to leave a comment after, each week that you use Mr. Linky to link your post, just to be sure we don't miss anyone.


Not sure what a permalink is? Check out our Welcome post.

If you missed our Día de Independencia theme last week, be sure to head on over and see all of the delicious dishes everyone brought!  Don't forget, we're cooking through the recipes of Rick Bayless right now...so if you've linked up, be sure that you've used/adapted one of his recipes for your post!
 

I Heart Cooking Clubs *What's in Your Lunchbox-Bayless* Participants
1. Deb in Hawaii--Sweet Roasted Garlic Soup
2. Kitchen Flavours - Rustic Red-Sauced Eggs and Crispy Potatoes
3. Natashya - Chipotle Shrimp Tostadas with Grilled Pepper Guacamole
4. Glennis - Beef braised with tomatoes roasted polanos and herbs fille sopes
5. Michelle--French Warm Goat Cheese Salad
6. JamieK-Mexican-Style Granola
7. Kim - Mexican Shortbread Cookies
8. Chica Chocolatina-Mexican Challah Grilled Cheese