Round up of Food In Colours – Red

Thank you all for the terrific response! I did not realize how much we all love the color ‘red‘ until I saw the exquisite creations you people came up with! Before we go on to the varied food platter take a look at Stylish, Sexy, Savvy and Smart Red. Most of what I am giving below on red is from Wikipedia, which has become common knowledge thanks to magazines devoting a lot of time to colour psychology, and asides.



In human color psychology, red is associated with heat, energy and blood, and emotions that stir the blood, including anger, passion, and love. Literature associates red with sin, guilt, beauty, passion and anger, History with Socialism and the Red Revolution. Science has a whole array of terms with red – red stars, red planet, red spot, haemoglobin.

My favourite reds

In movies – Marilyn Monroe



In Music – The Rolling Stones logo:

Many more – Red as in ‘Lady in Red’ by Chris De burgh, red as in Julie Andrews’ ‘raindrops on roses’, red as in ‘Red Cross Society‘, and red as in Red Fort or Lal Quila for the Indian in me:)

In Food – Well… Just look, drool, make and enjoy:)

I present the entries in various categories – ‘drinks’, ‘salads’, ‘soups’, ‘dips, chutneys and preserves’, ‘Starters’, ‘Side Dishes’, ‘A meal by itself’ and ‘desserts’. There were 44 entries in all. If I have left out any entry by mistake, please leave a comment on this post or email me at ‘sunshinemomsblog [at] gmail [dot] com, and I will rectify as soon as I get back.


Cham’s ‘Fruit Juice Popsicle’ at Spice Club

Cham’s ‘Strawberry lemon iced tea’ at Spice Club

Jayashree’s ‘Pomegranate Juice’ at Spice And Curry

Nidhi’s ‘Watermelon Ginger Ale’ at Sizzling Bites

Sunshinemom’s (Me) ‘Red Hot Chilli Pepper’ at Tongue Ticklers……

Vani’s ‘Cow Juice’ at Illatharasi

Sukanya’s Greek Saladat Sukanya’s Musings


Lakshmi’s ‘Grilled Red Pepper and Tomato Soup’ at Taste of Mysore

Usha’s ‘Red Bell Pepper Soup’ at Veg Inspirations

Lubna’s ‘Yummy Tomato Soup’ at Kitchen Flavours

Dips, Chutneys and Preserves

Bhagyashri’s Mixed Berry Jam at Taste Buds

Cham’s Tomato Chutneyat Spice Club

Jayasree’s Tomato ketchup at Experiments in Kailas Kitchen

Mints’ Ranjaka’ at Vadani Kaval Gheta

Notyet100’s Grilled Tomato Chutney at Asankhana

Rachel’s ‘Spicy Salsa‘ at ‘The Crispy Cook

Rachel’s Plum Sauce at Tangerine’ s Hideout

Ricki’s ‘Muhammara‘ at ‘Diet, Desserts and Dogs


Roma’s ‘Grilled Tomato Chutney‘ at ‘Roma’s Space


Sangeeth’s Red Bell Pepper Chutney/Dip at Let us all cook

Sharmila’s Tangy Plum’ at Kichu Khon

Sweatha’s Plum preserve inspired from Cham’s at Tastycurryleaf



Anisheetu’s Beetroot Tikkis at My Kitchen

Rajani’s Tofu Tikka at Vegetarian In Me



Side Dishes at Meals

Aparna’s Tomato Rasam at My Diverse Kitchen

Divya Kadua’s Kukka Humman~Potato Curry‘ at Divya’s Cook Book

Divya Vikram’s Tofu Chilly at Dilse

Easycrafts’ Paruppu Kuzhambu(Sambar)‘ at Simple Indian Food

Jayashree’s ‘Microwaved Baigan ka Bharta‘ at ‘My experiments with Food

Meera’s ‘Tomato Che Saar‘ at Enjoy Indian Food

Priyanka’s Paneer Dilpasand at Asankhana

Renuka’s Channa Stir Fry at Fusion

Sireesha’s Veg Kolhapuri at Mom’s Recipes

Srivalli’s Beetroot Kurma‘ at Cooking 4 all Seasons

Sujatha’s Thai Basil Curry with Tofu at Spicy Khazana

TBC’sAloo ki Subzi’ at The Budding Cook

Vaishali’s Red Hot Vegan Chili at Holy Cow!

A meal by itself


Arundathi’s ‘ Tomato Rice‘ at ‘My Food Blog

Bee and Jai’s Parsnip and Rosemary Risotto at Jugalbandi

Cham’s Spaghetti with Soy Balls at Spice Club

Deeba’s Savoury Spinach, Tomato and Cheese Galette at Passionate About Baking

Mansi’s Cheese Ravioli with Tomato, Basil and Cream Sauce at Fun And Food

Mythreyee’s Pasta with Pesto and Homemade Marinara Sauce’ at Paajaka Recipes

Nags’ ‘Pav Bhaji‘ inspired from Nupur’s at ‘Edible Garden

Priyanka’s Fresh Veggie Pizza with Red Capsicum at Asankhana

Susan’s Red Pasta at Dragon Musings



Karuna’s ‘Berry and Plum Crumble‘ at ‘Foodie by Nature

Kaykat’sNutty Cherry Compote at Cooking From A to Z

Linda’s Strawberry and Lemon Cream Cheese Tartlet at Make Life Sweeter

Michelle’s Raspberry and Lime Cheesecake at Greedy Gourmet


I enjoyed myself thoroughly discovering some wonderful blogs in the process, while hosting this event. I am also in awe with people who host many events and post the roundups on time:) . Hope you had a good time too!

Now for this month’s Colour.

I am moving to the other extreme of the spectrum to soothe and cool ourselves after the red splash – Yes! It’s Green for September.

The colour for this month – September is GREEN. The rules are quite simple:

1. Raw vegetables are not allowed except if used as such in salads or prepared food!

2. Any number of entries are welcome as long as the posts are done between 01.09.08 and 30.09.08.

3. The food item should be vegetarian which means no eggs, the post should be a vegetarian post.

4. If your food is cooked from any other blog or site please link your post with the name of the blog/site rather than ‘here’. Also link your post to this post announcing the event.

5. Email me at sunshinemomsblog(at)gmail(dot)com, replacing the (at) with @ and (dot) with . alongwith these details

  • subject line – FIC GREEN,
  • Your name,
  • The name of your blog and its link,
  • The name of the dish and the link, and ‘No picture’ (I shall pick it up from your blog)

6. If you do not have a blog, just email the recipe and a picture.

The last date is 30.09.08.

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Have your say

  1. Hooray! for you! πŸ™‚ You did it!
    Now you can get back to posting your awesome recipes again. πŸ™‚
    Another event?! Great going. :-)Hope to come up with something green for you. πŸ™‚

  2. Lovely Roundup! Can’t wait to try few things from here!
    And I am in for the next color green as well!

  3. Wow what a fantastic spread..everything looks fantastic..great job with the roundup…looking forward to the next one with green,I expect there are going to be a fair number of entries for the next one too πŸ™‚

  4. lovely round-up! think you missed my tomato rice?

  5. Happy Ganesh Chaturthi dear:))
    Lovely and awesome roundup :)) So many yummy recipies.

  6. Hey, I’m actually the first one here, I think. I deserve a prize for that!:)
    This round-up is truly a delicious collection of shades of red.
    I think this event of yours is a great idea.

  7. Lovely red roundup..

  8. Lovely roundup, Harini. Congratulations! And I love the color for the next roundup. Will definitely try to send something.

  9. why raw veggies not allowed? i like to graze in my garden on green green things.

  10. Red is favo colour πŸ™‚ So many sexy sizzling dishes,….Great round -up and Thank you πŸ™‚
    Love the next color green …count me !

  11. What a red hot round up!
    I didn’t send anything this time, but will surely participate for your green event.

  12. Good roundup and everything looks yum…I missed last time the entry this..this time sure have few things to send you πŸ™‚

  13. Nice Colour Selection,Will send something green.

  14. Great round up…So many recipes to try.

  15. Always have loved greens and am going to participate in this one. Have already decided what to make and how to present it but would you pass me some tips/sites that help you with basics of food photography

  16. everythin looks nice and yum,..great one..:-),.nice theme too…

  17. Kitchen Flavours

    Wow gr8 round up. Best of luck for the next event.

  18. Thats an awesome round up sunshine…and green is my favorite colour..will surely try to send something!

  19. awesome round up…nice color for next month ..I am all green n ready to post πŸ™‚

  20. Sharmila, Mints, Usha, Sireesha, Divya, Vaish, Bharti, Priti, Sweatha, Priyanka, Bhagyashri, Bhavani and Jayasree – Thank you all for participating. I am going ahead with the next one only because of the response – so glad to have you all here:)

    Anu – I found I had left out five other people!! Rectified and added your tomato rice too! Am sorry:) I just learnt my first lessons:)

    Bee – Do graze in them and come up with some yummy concoction. That was added so that no one ends up sending me pictures of cucumbers or pumpkins or mangoes!

    Aparna – I haven’t been on the comp much, but you are an early bird:)

    Bhavani – do look up these sites – elise and susan have some great photographs and show you how it is done here. In the simplest digital camera too, there is a macro mode which can be used to your advantage!

    for food styling check up

    For simple basic photoshop editings such as adding a border, transparent copyright mark, balancing the colour etc check up

  21. green is cool and a lovely round up girl!

  22. Congrst on ur first event..neat round up..

    Err tangerine’s Hideout???:D

  23. What an awe-inspiring array of red dishes! Every single one looks fantastic. Can’t wait to try as many as possible! Looking forward to doing my best with green as well πŸ™‚

  24. That is a wonderful roundup. I already have one in my mind for green.

  25. I never knew so many red drinks existed. Lovely roundup!

  26. hi sunshine! very good job with the round up! and I’ve already spotted some yummy reds that I am going to try out pretty soon!

  27. wowow, nice round up. great job. wht amazing recipes. they all look so good.

  28. oopsy! forgot to send in my entry. hmm. won’t miss the next event, green!

    Thanks for hosting such a colorful event dear! What a great roundup!

  29. Hi,
    a lovely round -up indeed and lots of red delicious recipes LOL..
    Great work ..
    hugs and smiles

  30. wonderful roundup dear….

  31. Great roundup sunshine mon!! Can’t see my entry though!!


  32. Great job with the round up. I am all geared upto send my entry for your “GREEN event” πŸ™‚

  33. Hey this was a really red hot round up…

    Even I missed your event, will sent in my entries for Green…

    Dont worry about Festive Food there are many festivals lined up…

    You can check Priyanka’s blog for new festive announcement.

  34. Great job to see the roundup just now because of net problems..Am in for sure for the next theme too

  35. Hello, lovely round up. Will send in my entry for the green event. All the best.

  36. Kitchen Flavours

    I just sent u my entry to the event. Please check out.

  37. Just sent you an entry, Harini.

  38. Thanks for the round up, Harini! Congrats on a successful event. Hope can send you something for the Green event as well.

  39. Posted my entry just now Harini. Will send you the details shortly.

  40. I’m a little late getting here.:D
    Just wanted to say that u did a wonderful job here! Thanks for hosting.

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