Announcing SWC- Cooking with greens event

Cooking with greens

As I had mentioned in my post,that I have to get serious about blogging and it was high time to do something , I decided to host an event in my blog,my first event. My special thanks to lakshmi, who gave me a chance to host the SWC this month. As lakshmi has already been concenterating on healthy foods in her past few food blog events , I decided to carry on the same tradition.

As greens are an essential part of our diet, it would be nice to know not only the various preperation methods ,but also the various kinds of green leafy vegetables.

Why greens?

Green leafy vegetables are a great source of many essential vitamins and minerals our body needs to keep healthy. It includes vitamin A,C,K,folate, iron and calcium. They are great sources of fiber too. It also contains some nutrients to prevent certain types of cancer and good for heart too. Its recommended to eat 3 cups of green leafy vegetables per week or half a cup everyday.

They also provide varieties of phytonutrients including beta carotene and lutiene and zeaxanthene which protects our cells from damage and eye related problems.They also contain small amounts of omega-3-fats.

Greens have very little carbohydrates content in them and they are packed in layers of fibers which make them very slow to digest. Therefore greens have very little impact on blood glucose. Some green contains oxalates which may bind some calcium in the greens.Indeed they are nutritional powerhouses.

What all can you include?

You can use any green leafy vegetables in your preparation. You can refer here for the list of green leafy vegetables.

A small common list of greens is mentioned below-

Spinach, fenugreek,coriander,mint,amaranth,beet greens,brussels sprouts, cabbage,brocolli,collard green,lettuce,mustard greens,sorrel ,kailan,chye sim and many more.

What can you do with them?

Thats completely your choice. You can whip up any vegetarian dish with your choice of green. It can be a snack, salad,bread,rice, or maybe a dessert too!!!Just dont forget to add lots of greens in them. Post the recipe with photo of your dish in your blog before 6th of june and do mention the health benefits.

Some rules for participation

*Make any vegetarian dish using greens as the star ingredient. Using eggs is allowed.

*Please send me your entries to creativesaga(at)gmail(dot)com.

Entries should include the name of your blog with the url, the name of your dish with the entry url and an photo of the dish.

*The last date for sending in your entries is June 6th 2009′.

*Multiple entries are most welcome.

* Non bloggers can send me the recipe and photo of the dish to the above mentioned e-mail address. I will include it in the round up.

*Linkback to the announcment when you post the entry.

*Please include the logo if you wish to.

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*Dont forget to have your daily cup of greens!!

Update- You can send entry from your archives. But do mention about it with the link to the event in your new post.

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  1. Wow great choice….green leafy veggies are part of my every day diet…will surely send in few entries..happy hosting 🙂

  2. Good luck with your first event. Nice choice of theme. Count me in. Enjoy hosting.

  3. wow, very healthy event, sure iam in:)

  4. I never cook green leaf veg, if i cansend salade then i will send a dish.

  5. LOVE Greens, great theme. I will be on break from this weekend unfortunately. Enjoy hosting! 🙂

  6. Sowmya Madhavan

    @parita,jayasree,chitra- will be eagerly looking forward for your [email protected] cook- you are welcome to send salads with greens in [email protected] thanks,wish I could get an entry from you..

  7. Ramya Vijaykumar

    Wow this is a great event and count me in… wonderful theme…

  8. Lubna Karim

    Great theme…..Happy hosting!

  9. Taste of Mysore

    I am all green and ready to participate. Nice theme Sowmya. Good Luck with hosting.

  10. thatz a nice healthy theme

  11. Viki's Kitchen

    Very nice event. I will send you some of my recipes. Happy hosting dear.

  12. Great event..count me in..

  13. Nice theme Sowmya. Will send something 🙂

  14. Great Event to host..Happy hosting Sowmya

  15. Will Sure send you my entry! Happy Hosting Sowmi!

  16. Mahimaa's kitchen

    great concept.

  17. Best wishes for the first event! Love the theme:-)

  18. rekhas kitchen

    very helthy choice for the event will send some sure Happy hosting

  19. Priya Suresh

    Great choice sowmya!

  20. Great theme for summer. I’ll try to send something.

  21. cool idea.., count me in :)actually I published a recipe with greens on 4th May 2009. Can I send it across?

  22. notyet100

    lovely event will sure send u something..:-)

  23. Great choice of greens 🙂

  24. Shama Nagarajan

    nice event..will send u something …count me in

  25. Great idea, Sowmya/… count me in…I’m an absolute green beggie lover

  26. Nice Sowmya..Happy hosting!!!

  27. Thanks for the invitation Sowmya. It sounds like a great event.

  28. Joie de vivre

    I will keep your event in mind! Our CSA deliveries start tomorrow and we always start the season with greens aplenty!

  29. Sowmya, this is a totally healthy event and I love that you took the initiative to reach out to do something good as this. I will try to cook up something.

  30. Good healthy event..! Can i send my archived entries for this? will try to send new too..!

  31. All the best for hosting ur first event.will send u a entry

  32. lovely theme Sowmya ..all the best for hosting ur first event

  33. Gr8 choice, ‘ll sure send something….

  34. Madhu's cooking gallery

    nice event.. count me in for sure! happy hosting 🙂

  35. Abilashini Sapthanaa

    Hey.. dont forget to add me in .. My subscriptions are almost ready!!!!!!!!

  36. Nice event… can know many more healthier recipes… sure would like to send in some 🙂


    great event ..shall definitely send in an entry

  38. Its a very good theme sowmya, My recipes are on the way 🙂

  39. Its a good theme Sowmya..My posts are on the way 🙂

  40. I have sent my entry for this event 🙂 Hope u received it. Happy hosting 🙂

  41. Divya Rao

    This is a good one Sowmya. We all tend to ignore the greens in our diet so often. I will send in my entry soon.

  42. Nice event… I will send something to you too…


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