January 1, 2013

Magic Mingle Challenge # 13, and New year wishes

A good friend buys you lunch, a best friend eats yours. - Anonymous. 

While I can buy you lunch, albeit virtually, the new year holds promises of having best friends in the blogging world cooking for each other through events , blogathons and the like. Wishing all my readers a wonderful 2013 ahead filled with happiness, wonderful food and good health. 

And talking of events, 2012 was a wonderful year what with this blog now completing 2 years this month,Magic Mingle completing 12 wonderful editions and my 'elevation' as a mom the second time around. I really thought it would take me some more time to bounce back to full time blogging, but the blogging bug is quite addictive and I do hope to post as regularly as I can without stretching myself too thin !! 

Time surely flies for my infant is now commanding enough (or more) attention from my elder daughter, than me. The sisters are totally bonding, which is quite a relief, and gives me a little time to think about food, cooking and getting back to near normalcy. And talking of food,the combo for this month's Magic Mingle # 13 is Walnuts & Cucumber. I was just thinking aloud about the combo with my husband when my daughter pipped in & suggested Cucumbers and Walnuts. 

I have never tried the combo before, but it promises to be fun. I am sure you would come up with yummy dishes as ever for the Magic Mingle Challenge. For someone who is visiting this blog or participating in Magic Mingle for the first time, there are some quick rules. Do connect with me at momchef77@gmail.com if you want to be part of Magic Mingle as this event is open only to members. Meanwhile, a quick recap of how you can send in your entries and what constitutes this month's ingredients:

Important points to note before linking your entries:
1) All dishes to be vegetarian & eggless only (non-veg/ alcohol etc not accepted).

2) Only new entries are accepted and any number of new entries per member are accepted. Please use the linky tool at the end of this post to link up your entries

3) This dish could be across cuisine(Lebanese/Asian/Mediterranean/Continental/Indian/Chinese etc) and course (Breakfast/Lunch/snack/appetiser/dessert/Dinner)

4) The 2 magic ingredients should feature as major ingredients in the dish and NOT as garnish. Both the ingredients are to be used in the same dish

5) All the entries are to have the logo indicated above mandatorily and the entries need to be linked to the linky tool only. This link is up from 1st of the month to 15th of the month (end of day in your respective time zones)

6) Once you post & link your entry (using the linky tool at the end of this post) between 1st& 15th of the month,mail the entry URL to the group ID : magicmingle@googlegroups.com  with the subject line "MM-<<<name of  the month>>> 2013". 

Note for Ingredients for Jan 2013:

Cucumber is to be used in raw or cooked form. Zucchini, a member of the Cucumber family cannot be used as a substitute. Walnuts can be used in whole or powdered form

Look forward to all your wonderful entries. Once again, wishing you and your families a wonderful 2013 ahead:)



  1. Needs a lot of thinking Kalyani but then thats what the magic is all abt.

  2. Lovely choice, have to break my head to get an interesting food out of this magic ingredients.

  3. Happy new your to mm group
    just i linked my recipe

  4. Just now came across your site,Interesting combination missed this time. Happy to follow you will be glad if you do the same.


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