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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Roundup: KIDS SPECIAL & Winner Announcement


Winner of the Kids Special event is the duo Sadhana & Muskaan of A2Z VEGETARIAN CUISINE. Congratulations!!! Would you like to know the challenges they face while cooking for kids and how they educate their kids about eating healthy..Read on...

Sadhana believes even at young age kids should be introduced to healthier food choices and should be taught to eat healthy. It is a real challenge to make picky eater to eat and not so picky eater to eat sensibly. Yeah i have two kids at home and one a very picky eater and other is slowly learning to make healthier choices and is half familiar with all the food terminology.  It is a popular misconception that healthy food doesn't taste too good and i love to break it. It is just our effort to eat healthy and stay healthy that we are sharing with you all through blogging. I believe in any field what we know is just a handful and what we don't know measures up to the Universe. That i realise in blogging, learning something new everyday.
Muskaan says, cooking healthy for everyone in the family has naturally come to me, not because I am a mom of 2 kids, 1 mighty eater, & other the opposite..picky I was also been bought up in the same way, my mom & dad use to cook tons of things for us to choose and eat,different food from different food group in a day, making sure we get proper nutrition & variation in healthy eating habits. hats how today I can make right choice for me and my family...and I want to inculcate the same in my kids as well.....not that they cant indulge in comfort, high carb, high sugar foods but they should know, to make the best healthy choice available.
With this thoughts sneak a peak into the roundup for Kids Special event.
(The winner was chosen by
How many of you are addicted to SOAP or the so called Mega Serials? Wait don't come to a conclusion that I am going to bore you and waste your time. Even I belong to the north pole who considers watching serials as a sin(not to hurt anyone). But recently I had an opportunity to watch a serial on Vijay T.V and I felt compelled to share it with you all.

Mommy happily welcomes her daughters who are back from school. (Who is Mommy? A busy working woman who hardly takes care of her family and leaves her adorable kids to the servant maid(who is very sweet). Unfortunately her maid is on leave and she is forced to take care of her kids)

Mommy: What do you want gals, Horlicks or Coffee?
Daughters: Mommy don't you know that we have horlicks only
Mommy: ok, great. (After sometime she brings 2 cups of Horlicks)
Daughter 1: Mommy, why did you add sugar, it sucks. 
Daughter 2: (Adamantly) I don't want to drink this... 
Mommy gets irritated and she goes in to the kitchen to prepare it without sugar and notices the leftover food in kid's lunch box. (I don't know why she opened the lunch box when she had to make Horlicks ;) ) 
She gets super annoyed now and yells at her adorable kids. 
Mommy: Why didn't you eat?
Daughter 1: It was really bad, I didn't like it at all. You don't cook as good as Sumathi Aunty(maid)
Daughter 2: (nods her head) ... 
and it goes on forever................
What do you think the moral of the story is? If you are addicted to serials you might think  Mommy is irresponsible and a bad cook. But since I am not a serial addict(lol), according to me the moral is - It is very challenging to cook for KIDS. Most of you will agree to my discovery. Won't you? 

Sigh... If you are the one who squeezes your mind everyday, graze the web for the recipe ideas for your kids, then you are in the right place. Trust me, you will be flooded with ideas after reading the roundup. Thanks to all the bloggers friends who have contributed their lovely recipes to this event.
(click the picture to blog hop)
If you are looking for a healthy alternative to the greasy pastries and fried junk available then try Shobana's Cup Corn. Kids can slowly be weaned away from junks by introducing healthy yet tasty alternatives like this cup of corn.

Shanthi ji has prepared Crunchy, colorful, tangy and healthy salad for kids. She believes in serving food for the needy.

Padma reflects my thought, she says the kids are very choosy about veggies. So she uses their favorite ingredient 'cheese' to lure them. Look at the fusion Indian dishes that she made for her kids.
You all must be familiar with this duo, they post amazing recipes at their blog. Lets sneak a peek in to their fab food world.

Esai Prakash's son loves sandwiches, so she has prepared a cheesy corn sandwich with loads of love. 

Lata ji brings in wonderful flavor and taste in what ever she cooks. She proactively prepares the ICC challenge recipes ahead of time and generously shares her notes. Thanks Lata ji your tips helps me and prevents disaster in my kitchen.


Supriya shares the secret of preparing healthy custard using organic fruits she picked from the farm market.

Non-Vegetarians, please take a look at the barbecue chicken Lissie prepared for her family. Mouth watering isn't it?
This recipe has loads of Iron and it helps in preventing anemia. It is made of easily available ingredients that are not expensive and also very easy to prepare ie can be prepared in 5 minutes. PJ relished this as a child and she also serves this to her little angel. She has also sent Susheela to your home.

Who doesn't love paniyarams and cheese? Wouldn't you say no if it is served together. See what Priya has prepared for her son.


Vineela's blog has amazing collection of rare recipes and she has sent some garlic bread for us to relish it with the soup. Perfect for the season. Isn't it?

Kamala has prepared two easy and traditional snacks for her kids.
Suma has prepared delicious Wintermelon Halwa aka Kasi halwa to indulgence herself. She has also sent Tadka Moong dhal for this event.

I am completely in love with Bindiya's Coconut Laddoos. This delicacy can be prepared in jiffy and it needs 2 ingredients only.

From 'Dil Se...', Divya has contributed 6 Delicious and Kids friendly recipes. Check out her lovely space.

Renu's decadent Beetroot halwa reminds me of home. Look at the color...Don't you feel like compromising your diet plan?

Do you like the Smoky flavor in your dish, then check out Pari's Smoky Spinach Potato Curry.

She is a Super Woman I would say. I am simply AWED at her creations. She posts mouth watering and innovative recipes with different types of ingredients almost everyday at her blog.  I am sure you would have guessed it by now, yes check out what Priya has prepared for her Kids.


Do you want to try Malaysian recipes with Indian touch, then check out Sudha's blog. She has sent lovely Spinach koftas for this Kids Special event.

You will simply enjoy the recipes sent by Sara. Do check out her Oats Feast and Cakes and Cookies event in her blog.

Nisha sends her mouth watering Panner Sandwich for this event. I loved the grilling effect on those sandwiches. I am sure Kids will love this too.
 Nivedita shares the secret of feeding Green leaf vegetables to Kids. Click to read more..

Looking for a blog to chill, then visit Cool Lassie. She has sent Sugar plum Balls - the Sugar for this event.

Guess this blogger. Clue: She has a Food Treasure.

Her recipes adds spice to your taste buds. See what Spice buds has prepared for Kids. 

Last but not least, this entry is from my guest writer Mrs.Parvadha Vardhini. She was so kind enough to take pictures and send her entry for this event. Thanks Mam.


Priya Suresh said...

Congrats to Sadhana & Muskaan..Excellent roundup Radhika..many dishes to try out..

Malaysian Delicacies said...

Congrats to the winners.Cool roundup RV.

Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen said...

Congrats Sadhana and Muskan. Wonderful Roundup Radhika. Now we Moms have something interesting for kids, atleast for some days

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Excellent roundup and awesome commentary. Enjoyed browsing through all the recipe ideas. Keep up the good work.

lissie said...

Congrats to Sadhana and Muskaan! Hats off to you, Radhika...! Great round up.

Shanthi Krishnakumar said...

Congrats Sadhana and Muskaan. Gr8 roundup

Unknown said...

Congrats for the winners and all the very best to keep up
Thanks for delicious recipes Radhika

Unknown said...

Congrats for the winners;All the very best to keep this up;
Thanks for the recipes Radhika

Unknown said...

Congrats for the winners;Thanks for the recipes radhika

Unknown said...

WOW a very beautiful roundup, we are very happy to won this event. Flying in the clouds, you made our day.

Sara's Corner said...

Congrats A2Z. Nice roundup Radhika.

Cham said...

Wonderful round-up- never knew u re hosting an event buddy!
Congrats to the winner!
So Vettaikaran is flop? I thought it is quiet another commercial movie :)

Spice said...

congrats to sadhna & muskan. Very nice roundup radhika....

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Great Roundup Radhika and hearty congratulations to Sadhana & Muskaan!!!

Wishing you and your family a very happy and prosperous New Year:)

my kitchen said...

Wonderful roundup radhika.My hearty Congrats to winners

ann low said...

Happy New year and wishing you & your family all the best for the coming year.

ruchikacooks said...

Wonderful roundup Radhika.

Wishing you and your family a very happy new year.

Unknown said...

Lovely rounup Radhika. And HAppy New Year!

RV @ Food for 7 Stages said...

Thank you all!!!!

RV @ Food for 7 Stages said...

@Cham, yeah Vettaikaran is another flop movie from Vijay. But can watch it once

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