Monday, December 5, 2011

A Study in Scarlet

Red fruits and veggies are packed with antioxidants such as lycopene and anthocyanins which help fight heart disease and prostate cancer and could help reduce the risk for stroke and the leading cause of blindness in older people, macular degeneration.  Antioxidants also soak up damaging free radicals.  Don't forget to add red wine into that category!  Even lean red meats are a nutrient-dense protein and a source of iron, zinc, and minerals including vitamin B12, niacin, and vitamin B6.  As in all things- moderation.
So whaddaya say?  Are you convinced to break out those scarlet-hued foods?  Be it beef or apples, bananas, cherries, cranberries, raspberries, strawberries, beets, radishes, pears, tomatoes, onions, chiles, beans...or a bottle of pinot noir, chianti, burgundy, cabernet sauvignon, or merlot...or anything else that fits the bill...head into the kitchen and start seeing red!  We can't wait to see what you come up with this week!
Make and post your A Study in Scarlet post by Sunday, December 11th. Don't forget to link your post of the week's with Mr. Linky below, so we can all enjoy your fabulous creation! Remember to leave a comment after, each week that you use Mr. Linky to link your post, just to be sure we don't miss anyone.

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If you missed the Bean There, Done That theme last week, be sure to head on over and see all of the delicious dishes everyone brought!  Don't forget, we're cooking through the recipes of Tessa Kiros right if you've linked up, be sure that you've used/adapted one of her recipes for your post!

*All images sourced through Google Images

I Heart Cooking Clubs *A Study in Scarlet* Participants

1. Michelle ~ Reddened
2. Deb in Hawaii--Cranberry Syrup
3. Yvette - La pizza rossa
4. Heather- Dark Chocolate & Cranberry Cookies
5. Couscous & Consciousness - Stuffed Aubergines
6. Kim - Kokkinisto (Reddened)
7. Natashya - Beet Gnocchi
8. Andreas - Peppers with Feta


Michelle B said...

I couldn't wait to get this one posted--really good! And the name (Reddened) makes me giggle.

NKP said...

Woot! Sexy post! I am ready for red foods - and red wine!

Deb in Hawaii said...

It was Miss Scarlet in the library with the candlestick. (Scarlet always makes me think of the board game Clue)

Love all the gorgeous red photos! My scarlet dish will be posted soon.

Deb in Hawaii said...

Cranberry Syrup (two ways--for drinking and for drizzling) is posted. Easy, festive and really good. ;-)

Yrene MWCAdventure said...

My pizza rossa is up!

Really liked clue back in the days, havend played it for years though:(

Couscous & Consciousness said...

Great challenge - I just posted Stuffed Aubergines :-)

Kim said...

I made the Reddened recipe and it is absolutely fantastic! We loved it. Can't wait to post it. Thanks so much Michelle for pointing it out. Probably one of my favorite Tessa recipes yet.

Kim said...

Finally had a chance to post my red roast. It really was fantastic.

NKP said...

My beet gnocchi is up!
Going to go visit all my red peeps now. ♥☺

Andreas said...

Post is up. :)

Kayte said...

Cumin Meatballs were delicious! Here's my post, too late for Mr. Linky, but I am determined to do all the weeks so I'm submitting it this way. Thank you for your patience and kindness. Better late than never? I hope you think so! :-)