So here it is, the roundup for this month's HotM, or should I call it the party menu for HotM's first birthday? I'll keep it short because I want to post it in time for your Easter shopping in case you find some dishes that you want to make for your Easter meals! But first of all we, me, Joanna and Michelle want to thank all of you who have contributed to HotM during this first year, if it wasn't for you we wouldn't be celebrating today! Thanks!
Starters and finger food:
We have a wonderful Roasted Garlic Hummus to dip our vegetables in or to spread on our crackers, it is Kevin from Closet Cooking who has made it for us!
These little beautiful Spinach Party Balls With Lime are created by Lore from Natural Cuisine, they are just perfect for our party are they not?
Mansi of Fun and Food has brought the prettiest Vegetable Bread Baskets,
I added another dip: Eggplant Dip with Chikpeas and Hazelnuts.
Sarah of What Smells So Good has made a tasty tomato soup called Blackened Tomato Soup, you start with the tomatoes in the oven which means that the soup must be a concentrate of good flavours! She also kind enough to provide us a list of its nutritious values.
Aagje, from Leafy Cooking, is bringing Chicken laarb or laarb gai (Thai or Lao salad with chicken) to the party, a recipe she has got her cousin who came come from Indonesia. Fresh and appetizing!
Next to this we have Ann's classic Cannellini Bean Salad, healthy and ever so versatile dish, check out her serving suggestions over at Redacted Recipes!
Our faithful contributors Jai and Bee from Jugalbandi has brought Thai Green Curry (Gaeng Keow Wan), I love hot food so I know what I will add to my already full plate!
The inclusion of these Deep Fried Nori Shrimps might surprise you and I did confer with Joanna before accepting them for two reasons: one is that not all of us have 'ongoing' heart problems and if you follow the directions how do deep fry over at teczcape-an escape to Food you will see that you can do it in a healthy way. The second reason is that this just sounds too good not to be on this party table!
Spring Green Rice & Herb Salad, doesn't it look good? And healthy? It's LisaRene who brought it for us! Check out her recipe over at Little Bits!
And hurry up to get some of this Thyme-Braised Lentils with Petimezi and Pan-Fried Salmon from Laurie of Mediterranean Cooking in Alaska, I'm sure it wont last long!
I brought a Cauliflower Salad with Tomatos, Basil and Capers as well.
Desserts and sweets:
This party wouldn't be a party without Joanna, she is a big part of the success of the HotM event! She has made Pistachio marzipan and gives us suggestions on how to use it over at Joanna's Food!
And then we have Johanna from Green Gourmet Giraffe who has managed to make us heart healthy Spring Chocolate Brownies, I love it! Thanks!