Monday, January 26, 2015

Veggie Variations!

Ah Veggies...

So many varieties--so good, and so good for you! 

This week we are celebrating those Veggie Variations!

Photos used in collage are from www.freeimages.com

Choose one of Diana Henry's many meat-free, veggie-filled dishes and show your veggie love! 

Post and link your veg-filled dish by Sunday, February 1st.   Please remember to link a thumbnail image and leave a comment after you link so that we don't miss out on your dish.
 
New to IHCC?  Need help linking up?  Check out our Welcome page.  If you have any questions, please leave a comment below and we will get back with you.   If you missed last week's January Potluck, be sure to click on the links and check out all of the wonderful ways our ten mystery ingredients got used. 


Monday, January 19, 2015

January Potluck!

It's time for our January Potluck!! This week you can choose any recipe from any of our IHCC chefs! That's right, choose any Diana Henry recipe you like, or if you prefer take the opportunity to revisit any one of our previous ten IHCC chefs:

Nigella Lawson
Mark Bittman
Giada de Laurentiis
Jamie Oliver
Tessa Kiros
Rick Bayless
Madjur Jaffrey
Yotam Ottolenghi
Donna Hay
Nigel Slater

That makes for a veritable smorgasbord of English, American, Italian, Mediterranean, Mexican, Indian, Middle Eastern and "modern Australian" recipes to choose from.

To join in just post and link your January Potluck dish from any one of our IHCC chefs by January 25th, 2015.  Please remember to link a thumbnail image and leave a comment after you link so that we don't miss out on your dish.

New to IHCC?  Need help linking up?  Check out our Welcome pageIf you have any questions please leave a comment below and we will get back with you.

If you missed out on our Along The Spice Trail theme last week, be sure to click on the links and check out all the spicy dishes everyone shared. 

Monday, January 12, 2015

Along the Spice Trail

Along the Spice Trail

This week we're on the spice trail ... Choosing Diana Henry recipes that use exotic and aromatic spices.  Spices come in a dizzying array of colours and flavours - those which bring warmth, sweetness, earthiness, woodsiness, and even mind-blowing heat.  These are the ingredients which add nuance and complexity of flavour to dishes, both sweet and savoury, and evoke memories of meals and places past.

So get those cookbooks out or look at any of the appropriate online sources, choose any Diana Henry recipe for a dish that's Along the Spice Trail, and post your dish by Sunday 18 January.

Please remember to link a thumbnail image below, and leave a comment after you link so that we don't miss out on your post.

New to IHCC?  Need help linking up?  Check out our Welcome page.  If you have any questions, please leave a comment below and we will get back with you.

If you missed our Mystery Box Madness theme last week, be sure to click on the links and check out all the wonderful dishes everyone made.


Monday, January 5, 2015

Mystery Box Madness: January 2015!

Here comes our third Mystery Box Madness challenge and the first one for 2015! 

Mystery Box Badge

We have some fun Mystery Box Madness ingredients for January and are looking forward to see what tasty dishes those who 'take the challenge' come up with!

Here are your January 2015 MBM Ingredients:


Potatoes
Buttermilk
Flour
Paprika
Onion
Leafy Greens (Any Kind)
Lemon
Honey
Prawns/Shrimp
Feta


Your dish should contain at least three of these mystery ingredients, and you get to choose any dish from our current guest chef, Diana Henry, or any one of our previous ten IHCC chefs:

Nigella Lawson
Mark Bittman
Giada de Laurentiis
Jamie Oliver
Tessa Kiros
Rick Bayless
Madjur Jaffrey
Yotam Ottolenghi
Donna Hay
Nigel Slater

Which mystery ingredients and chef are calling out to you?  


If you are up for the challenge, make and post your dish by Sunday, January 11th.  Please remember to link a thumbnail image and leave a comment after you link so that we don't miss out on your dish.

New to IHCC?  Need help linking up?  Check out our Welcome pageIf you have any questions please leave a comment below and we will get back with you.

If you missed our Happy, Healthy! theme last week, be sure to click on the picture links and check out all the healthy, happy belly dishes everyone made!


And, if you have a suggestion for February's Mystery Box Madness ingredients we would love to hear it! Please leave a comment on this post below.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Happy, Healthy!

Time to make those good for you dishes that taste great and make your belly happy!


So pick your best Happy, Healthy Diana Henry recipe and join in on the fun.  Post and link your happy and healthy dish by Sunday, January 4th. 

Please remember to link a thumbnail image and leave a comment after you link so that we don't miss out on your dish.

New to IHCC?  Need help linking up?  Check out our Welcome page.  If you have any questions, please leave a comment below and we will get back with you. 
 
If you missed our December Potluck last week, be sure to click on the links and check out all of the wonderful ways we celebrated our IHCC chefs!



Monday, December 22, 2014

December Pot Luck!

Oh, yes ... we all love a Potluck around here!
Pot Luck Badge

And, what's not to love, when Potluck means not only do you get to choose the recipe, but you also get to choose the chef.

That's right, choose any Diana Henry recipe you like, or if you prefer take the opportunity to revisit any one of our previous nine IHCC chefs:

Nigella Lawson
Mark Bittman
Giada de Laurentiis
Jamie Oliver
Tessa Kiros
Rick Bayless
Madjur Jaffrey
Yotam Ottolenghi
Donna Hay
Nigel Slater

That makes for a veritable smorgasbord of English, American, Italian, Mediterranean, Mexican, Indian, Middle Eastern and "modern Australian" recipes to choose from.

To join in just post and link your December Potluck dish from any one of our IHCC chefs by Sunday 28 December.  Please remember to link a thumbnail image and leave a comment after you link so that we don't miss out on your dish.
New to IHCC?  Need help linking up?  Check out our Welcome pageIf you have any questions please leave a comment below and we will get back with you.

If you missed our Party Pleasers! theme last week, be sure to click on the links and check out all the fabulous party pleasers everyone made.


Monday, December 15, 2014

Party Pleasers!

No matter what or how you are celebrating this year, there is sure to be a Diana Henry recipe for you!

This week it is all about Party Pleasers!

Those recipes that are perfect for family gatherings, block parties, potlucks, cocktail parties, romantic dinners for two, or whichever way you like to celebrate in December. 


So pick your best Party Pleasing Diana Henry recipe to join in the fun. Post and link your party dish by Sunday, December 21st.  

Please remember to link a thumbnail image and leave a comment after you link so that we don't miss out on your dish.

New to IHCC?  Need help linking up?  Check out our Welcome page.  If you have any questions, please leave a comment below and we will get back with you.  

If you missed our December Mystery Box Madness Challenge last week, be sure to click on the links and check out all of the wonderful ways our ten mystery ingredients got used. 

Note: Your hardworking IHCC hosts have been a little behind this month but we managed to finally decide on January's Cooking Club Themes. They are now posted on the sidebar, along with January's Mystery Box Madness ingredients. (Thanks Joyce for your suggestions--you can see we used a few!)  ;-)