Announcing – Food In Colors – January 2009

January and February are beautiful months – My window sill becomes my favourite haunt as I hear the excited chirps of diverse winged visitors. The speckled starlings visit me in noisy groups and create quite a racket, but their sharp whistles sound like music after the silent autumn. I wait – for the red cheeked bulbul as he sings with his mate in unison, the magpie robin looking handsome in his black and white streaked coat, and the elegant fantail tooting its prescence! I can almost feel them calling out to me to join their joy in welcoming the Spring! Ah! If only I could fly like a bird!!As a tribute to Spring ‘Food In Colors’ goes yellow all January – the color of warmth and joy! I invite you all to join me in this celebration. Yellow in food offers a multitude of choices so please confine yourselves to the ‘yellow spectrum’ – no bending towards cream or brown!

I had invited fellow bloggers to host future FICs, and my mail has been flooded – thank you so much for your enthusiasm. Many of you had some preferred color choices! I am sorry that you may not be able to host only a particular color as earlier hosts might choose it, and afterall food does not permit the entire spectrum unless of course you are adventurous in your cooking and ready to use food colors! I rarely use them so my range is limited – Maybe I will just leave the adventure to guest hosts:). Meanwhile I have compiled the list of future hosts below for our mutual reference:

Thank you for your interest and counting on your continued enthusiasm:).The rules:

Cook and post between 1st and 31st of January, 2009 – please do not make reposts.

2. Send in any vegetarian dish (No eggs),

3. Raw vegetables are not allowed except if used as such in salads or juices etc.,

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’,

5. Please link your post to this post announcing the event,

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

  • subject lineFIC – January
  • Your name,
  • The name of your blog and its link,
  • The name of the dish and the link, and
  • I will pick up the picture from your post itself.

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

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Have your say

  1. Yellow is a nice colour for food and shall start thinking of something to make. Happy New Year to you and yours.

  2. nice event yaar… i will try to post..yaar…

  3. wow,.yellow,/…sounds so nic nd pleasent,..will surely send something,,..ceeu soon,..:-)

  4. Shama Nagarajan

    wow…lovely most fav…..will send my recipes…….

  5. Well umm ……Yellow …..ok will be back soon with an entry πŸ™‚

  6. Happy New Year to you and your family

    What a lovely colorful them

  7. wow, yellow sounds perfect for food. will surely send in something.

  8. This sounds likea lot of fun. The colour yellow adds a ray of sunshine to the otherwise bleak winter month of January!!

  9. This is a great event, though I never got around to sending something in. Been staying away from events lately, I might just make it in with an yellow entry… πŸ™‚

  10. Happy New Year…One has so many options with yellow…Just send my entry.

  11. Pavithra Kodical

    Nice event..Will try to come up with some recipe..Thanks for your encouraging comment :)Must say you have an amazing blog.

  12. Yummy yellow you said and yellow is what you will get.Main haldi bhejdoon kya?Nothing is coming to my mind.

  13. Yellow is great choice!

  14. Happy New Year sunshinemom! Yellow is my favorite color and i shall think of something to send u!

  15. Yellow! One of my fav colors… will try to send in something.

  16. Nice color for the month. Count me in.

  17. will send you my entry for sure..

  18. nice color for FCI. count me in.

  19. Wow Yellow ….nice one dear…. I have already started thinking on it…….

  20. I am expecting many entries this time since yellow is quite a favourite! If I have missed out anyone in the hosts line up, do leave a comment here!

  21. Wow !!! Yellow . I am actually thinking of something in yellow. I began the year wearing yellow and will now post Food in Yellow.

  22. Great! Love yellow. πŸ™‚

  23. Happy New Year to u & ur family sunshinemom!Yellow is great choice..will surely send something..

  24. A great event…will send in my entry:-)

  25. ‘ll post something soon, i too like this color….

  26. Great colour so start the new year. Very colourful and auspicious.:)

  27. Count me in. Will send you something soon.

  28. can I send my corn puttu recipe which I have posted today?

  29. Lovely event….I’ll try to com up with something!

  30. oooh beautiful color count me in let me see how perfect ican bring yellow in my recipe he he he thanks for hosting such a beautiful event

  31. Sounds like a nice color for this month, let me see what I can come up with…

  32. Spring? I have wait for 4 more months to see any signs of spring here.Yellow sounds mellow,will cook up something soon.
    Enjoy the tropical weather:)

  33. let me think πŸ™‚

  34. happy new year

  35. i sent my entry!

    Hope i have found a frequent guest in you!:)


  36. Passionate About Baking

    Happy New Year Harini…yeloow is my colour for hope. Hope I can think something up! Have a great 2009!!

  37. does the besan dosa on my blog qualify?:)pls let me know:)

  38. I am in for it:-) I will send u soemthing soon!

  39. I love this event, went through the previous editions of it and will definitely send in something soon for this. And hey, thanks for visiting my blog.

  40. Yellow it is..will try to think of something. I’ve been ignoring my blog completely.

  41. Gr8 event to start the new year! Count me in ! Hope u had a lovely new yr!

  42. Yellow is my favorite color in food especially since I put turmeric in about everything. Great selection.

  43. another event. great yaar. Will surely post something.

  44. Hello.. Harini just sent in my entry!

  45. Hi S, just read your comment. Me too, my mom used to ask me to go pluck some Okras to cook and boy, I used to wait for that dish to eat like a hungry wolf! πŸ˜€

    Nothing compares to fresh veggies to cook with. Nice event. You know what? My sambhar is yellow too, will send! :))

  46. I’ve been quite a slacker recently, but I promise to participate in this one. Love the color- sunny yellow, always an inspiration!

  47. Lovely color! πŸ™‚ Happy Happy New Year!

  48. Adlak's tiny world

    Happy New Year to u…

    Yellow nice and warm color indeed as u said… will post something soon…

  49. nice choice of colour for the event. i had a very nice lemon tart recipe, but sadly it has egg as an ingredient….so it cant qualify..:-(…

    let me see if i can come up with something esle…

  50. Glad to send it to you S. If you see any of my new dishes which suits your event, just let me know. I will send it to you ASAP. Usually, I don’t remember different events, when I saw yellow at your site, I thought turmeric in sambhar! πŸ™‚

  51. Yellow is nice colour.Have just mailed you my entries.

  52. Just now sent the entries! Hope you got it!

  53. I just sent you my entry to this event.

  54. Home Cooked Oriya Food

    I sent something simple over for the FICC – Yellow event. Please let me know if you did get it or not.

  55. Hi i am varunavi, i just sent you a recipe for FIC event
    Hope u will like it

  56. :O no eggs? πŸ™ i guess i’m out this time

  57. First time at your blog. Love it. Just by pure coincidence, my current post will fit in nicely for your "Yellow" theme – I made stuffed Acorn squash with White Acorn squashes which are actually yellow in color! πŸ™‚ thanks for an interesting blog & event.

  58. sent my entry. Realized that my pumpkin walnut soup could also be sent. Maybe I will send you that as well

  59. Any special event this year? I would want to participate as well. I dont have a food blog currently. Earlier used to write at :

  60. None, Deepti. I am out of the loop these days as far as blogging goes. Should be able to get back in Jan.

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