Pedatha passed away on Feb 20th last year, and we are grateful to Sharmila for the opportunity to host this blog event “Cooking for kids with love” in memory of Pedatha’s spirit of love and nurture, and her innate knowledge of good food. So dear friends in the blogosphere, we invite you to participate in this event, with your love-filled recipes which will help to nurture the body and the heart, in a manner many of us may have experienced in our growing years.
It is said, ” eat to live, not live to eat”…either ways, eating is a must….and thankfully, most of us, kids included, enjoy this duty! And why not! But what we need to do in these days of sinfully delicious junk foods available in abundance is to inculcate good & healthy eating habits in our little ones. And what better way than to introduce them to the healthy and wholesome foods that the great cooks of the past, our grandmothers and their grandmothers, fed their growing generations with? What one requires is not much – some ingredients from the kitchen, a little knowledge of what’s good for health and what the kids can well do without, and beyond this – that intangible, indispensable ingredient – love ☺.
So our ingredients for this month is “love” which is what makes food enjoyable and beneficial, gives us a sense of well being, and a happy long life or sukham ayu.
And yes…there is more…THE THREE BEST ENTRIES WILL WIN A PRIZE EACH…AND THE PRIZE IS – a choice between our first cookbook “Cooking at home with Pedatha” or our second cookbook “Sukham Ayu: Cooking at Home with Ayurvedic Insights”, which is being launched on Feb 11th…cheers! Read more about Sukham Ayu HERE.
Pedatha’s sister, the beautiful and charming Mrs. Sarala Surya Rao will be the judge.
Some guidelines that will help you participate in “Cooking for kids with Love”:
- Post a recipe that you believe will be liked by kids. The recipe should be reminiscent of a tradition which links an elder with a child, for example, a grandparent with a grandchild, which is tasty, healthy and inspires the child to eat.
- This recipe could be one you have learnt from your parents or elders which is much loved by your kids. Not just something that you liked in your growing years, but ONE THAT IS LIKED BY THE YOUNGER GENERATION TODAY. In the title of the post, please add the name of the person whose recipe you are posting, for example, ‘Pedatha’s pappu for Nandan’. (in this instance, Nandan is Pedatha’s great grandson). Anecdotes and photographs of the persons involved are most welcome.
- POST THIS RECIPE ON YOUR BLOG IN THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY, LINKING TO THIS EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT AT THE BEGINNING OF YOUR POST.
- Send us the photograph (preferably of persons rather than food) after enclosing in approx. 100 x 100 pixel size with your e-mail.
- If you do not have a blog, just send us an email and we will post it here.
- Kindly send us an e-mail notifying us of your entry at firstname.lastname@example.org, with “CFKL” as the subject, and your full name.
- Send in your entries by February 15, 2009. The round-up will be posted by February 20th.
Looking forward to your involvement in this.
Jigyasa & Pratibha