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Blogging Marathon # 57 - 3 Day Marathon for 4 weeks!

>>  Sunday, August 30, 2015

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This announcement is for October 2015. We will be shortly starting our Mega Marathon from Sep 2015, where we will have a Buffet On Table for you guys. Do come and join us.

Meanwhile everybody can prepare for Oct as well. Also to make it easy for all of us, I have included themes that will overlap with the Sep theme. After the heavy September working, I guess we should have some easy time with Oct themes!




Before going into the new themes, here are the links to some of the BM related pages.

The current 2015 BM details can be found in the Blogging Marathon Page.
If you want to check out older BM details, check the BM Archives
If you are new and want to join us, check out the BM Guidelines and Rules

Now lets move on to the October month themes.

Since we have a month to prepare, please avoid doing last minute posting, prepare ahead and schedule, which should give you enough time to read the fellow participating blogger's post in leisure.

I also decided I will be little more strict in handling late posts. I know real life sometimes becomes very tough to manage. However if you know it is going to be so, please do not sign up. I will understand. But if you are signing up, then I expect you to be prompt in posting and reading fellow BM blogs.

For details on BM held every month, check out the Blogging Marathon page. Once I get all details I will be updating this page. Bloggers taking part in this marathon need to just link back to the BM page.

The entry is again by Sign ups and each theme will again have only 4 bloggers on first come first basis. 

And because of the new rules I will not be able to accept late sign ups as it will become extremely hard for me to manage otherwise. If you feel you want to do it, please decide ahead, else you can join later.

Commenting on the participating bloggers post is mandatory.

And subscription to the group will be monthly basis. 

If you want to know how the Blogging Marathon started, read the first edition

So the dates will be:  
3, 4, 5 October
10, 11, 12 October
17, 18, 19 October
24, 25, 26 October

Please email me at spicingyourlife@gmail.com latest by 08th September along with your theme.

FYI:  Requests to join after 08th Septemberr will not be accepted.

Mandatory rules for this Blogging Marathon are as below:
  • Should take up 2 weeks of BM without fail. It can be any two weeks.
  • Will have to post on all 3 days with 2 weeks without fail
  • You cannot take the same themes, except for the different Kid's Delight theme.
  • Should follow the accepted theme all 3 days, meaning if you choose one topic like Rice, you should post all rice based recipes all 3 days.
  • Should link to the Blogging Marathon page.
  • Is expected to actively give feedback on others post.
  • Mandatory reading and commenting on fellow participating member.
Each theme can be selected by four bloggers on first come first bases. 

Other rules will be mailed to the individuals.

Themes for BM # 57th will be the following:

Kid's Delight theme ensures my Kid's Delight event, guest hosted by other bloggers gets good entries. Since the event is 16th - 15th every month, we have two different themes happening for BM in a month. And you have the choice of doing two different themes. 

Kid's Delight - Anniversary Party (3,4,5 and 10,11,12)
Kid's Delight - Cooking with whole grains  (17,18,19 and 24,25,26)

Please note all entries for Kid's Delight theme have to be kid approved. The dish can be either approved by your own kid, your young relatives, neighbors or even something that you enjoyed as a kid. Do remember to mention the age group of the kid, so that it becomes easy for others.

Kid's Delight - Anniversary Party (3,4,5 and 10,11,12) 

The 1st and 2nd week of October will be hosted by me as a continued celebration of the blog anniversary with and "Anniversary Party". I will be announcing this theme by Sep July 15th. 

Kid's Delight - Cooking with whole grains (17,18,19 and 24,25,26)  

The 3rd and 4th week of October will be hosted by Kalyani themes on "Cooking with whole grains" She will be announcing the event on her blog by October 16th with theme details.

Side Dishes

This theme can include both dry and liquid gravies, vegetables served as a side dish for Roti /Rice.

Desserts

Desserts can include both Indian and Western Desserts as well

Mug Treats 

This is a Baking Theme. Both Convection or MW are accepted.

You should feature any dish that can be made in a mug or a small bowl. So naturally single serving and easy to make. Your blog picture should feature the Mug/Small Bowl by default and no other baking vessel.

Food 52 Weekly Contest

Cook any 3 dishes from the Food 52 Weekly contest. I must thank Mir for suggesting such a wonderful theme.

Different Flatbread/ pancake

Share 3 flatbread or pancake from any country. However the picture should feature a serving dish as well.

Do 3 Eggplant Dishes

From this List of Eggplant Dishes, pick up 3 and blog

Special Theme - BM Bookmarked

It can be anything bookmarked, so check your bookmarks and cook them away!

This special theme is open for those who do all the first three weeks.

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Please spread the details if you want your friends to be part of this marathon.

Let's gear up for another non stop blogging!

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Capsicum Paneer Sandwich ~ Easy Breakfast for Kids

>>  Wednesday, August 19, 2015

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For the final day of Healthy Breakfast for Kids, I have a simple Capsicum Paneer Sandwich served for breakfast. I was making this for Hubby dear and in the process Konda also had for her breakfast. It ended up being so delicious that I used the mix for my paratha as well. Boy was the stuffed paratha delicious or what! I was wondering how come I had missed out a simple yet delicious combination of vegetables till date. Just to ensure I hadn't shared it already, I checked both my blogs and couldn't find it. Imagine my shock. Or if you happen to find this already on my blogs, please let me know. I have given up on tracking if I had posted something already or not.

Of course when it comes to some traditional or famous recipes, I do remember. However these sort of fusion and developed out of need hardly ever resisters for long.

We recently had a challenge posed on us, meaning Amma and myself. We have to come up with dishes without using Tomato. Not just plan for dinner, but all three meals in a day. We have been going bonkers. We got saved for a breakfast with this dish. 

I am now tracking all No Tomato Recipes in both the blogs. Imagine my plight! Anyway this went on to show that if one plans, we can avoid certain essential ingredients as well.

Infact I won't mind more ideas for all the meals without using Tomatoes.


This sandwich is quite healthy as I used few drops of oil and ghee to saute the vegetables and grill the bread. I was planning to make it in the Sandwitch maker, but ditched it as taking out the gadget was in itself a task!

Make this and enjoy for a meal anytime of the day!



Capsicum Paneer Sandwich

Ingredients Needed:

Sandwich Bread Slices - 4
Onions - 1 medium
Paneer, grated - 1/2 cup
Capsicum, finely chopped - 1/2 cup
Italian Seasoning or Indian regular spice powders as per taste
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves for garnish.

I used a tsp of Red chili powder, coriander powder, 1/2 tsp of roasted cumin powder, a pinch of garam masala.

How to make the Sandwich:

For the filling

Heat a pan with oil, saute onions, then add finely diced capsicum. Cover with lid and let it get soft. Then add all the spice powders. Mix well and cook for 2 mins.

Then add grated paneer and combine everything well. Simmer for 2 mins, then garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves.

To make the sandwich

Toast the bread on hot tawa till it turns crisp. Top two slices with enough filling and press the other bread over this and press firmly to make it hold the stuffing.

Serve hot with ketchup!



Sending this to Lavina, who is hosting my Kid's Delight Event, themed on Healthy Breakfast for Kids.

Come, join us for Breakfast with this delicious Sandwich!




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