Sunday, February 7, 2010

Blog Bites

Blog Bites 
February 2010

Welcome to the first edition of Blog Bites.  We have tried many recipes developed by fellow bloggers, and discovered amazing food as a result.  Sometimes we adhere strictly to the recipe, other times we use the original as inspiration.    We would love to hear about your experiences doing the same, so we are starting a monthly event, Blog Bites, to give everyone an opportunity to post their take on a recipe they've made that originated on a blog.  This will be an opportunity for all of us to find recipes we may have missed, discover new blogs, and to share ideas.

We find Sundays are a great day to get caught up on reading, so Blog Bites will be posted on the first Sunday of each month.   Click here for more info about Blog Bites.  Future hosts to be announced soon.  Here are this months submissions.

Appetizers and Salads
Mushroom and Mozzarella Toasts -- "Golden-brown mini toasts topped with melting mozzarella and mushrooms sautéed in rose wine, seasoned with Italian herbs… just perfect!"  posted by Alina from Russian Season and inspired by Sunny Side Up Recipes

Farinata (Socca) with Manchego --  "This is comfort food Mediterranean-style, best eaten straight out of the oven"  posted here at Vegetable Matter and inspired by Pamie from My Man's Belly

Brussels Sprout Salad -- "I am not much of a salad person. But's my current addiction!" posted by Cookbrooke and inspired by Vegetable Matter


Roasted Red Pepper Soup --  A beautiful vegan soup with smoky red pepper and loads of flavor, based on the Eat Clean Diet Book, which is all about "eating clean and natural foods. It is not focused on weight loss, but about eating foods that came as close to the ground/earth as possible"  posted by Nicole from Making Good Choices.

Roasted Eggplant in Spices (Baingan Bhartha) --Eggplant, aka the "kind of vegetables" is the star in this spicy North Indian dish posted by Shirley at Enriching Your Kid! and inspired by Chef Sanjay Tumma

Red Beans and Sticky Rice, with Gomashio -- "While the recipe is simple -- requiring only adzuki beans, sticky rice (aka mochi rice or sweet rice), black sesame seeds and salt -- it incorporates different flavors and textures than the usual beans and rice dish", posted by Beatrice at Ginger Beat and inspired by just bento and tea and cookies

Chocolate-Drenched Salted Peanut Cajeta Cups- a little dollop of paradise, posted by Linda at Salty Seattle and inspired by David Lebovitz Living the Sweet Life in Paris


  1. WONDERFUL Robin! AND they're all vegetarian - who knew it could be so enticing!? ~Mary

  2. Thanks for including me Robin. This is fun to participate. Looking foward to more.

  3. A very nice forum! I look forward to it.

  4. Hehee thank you so much for posting my submission :) I think it was a great idea to start the Blog Bites! Looking forward to more!


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