This week is all about those fabulous One Pot Wonders
. One Pot Wonders are a life-saver on weeknights when you want something comforting, quick, and easy. A little of this and a little of that, some time in the pot, and you're ready to go.
What will you put in your pot? Please make and post your One Pot Wonder
by Sunday, March 24th
. Please remember to link up with Linky tools
, below, so that we don't miss out on your recipe. If you're new to IHCC,
please see our Welcome
page for more details and/or leave us a comment below and we will get back with you.
If you missed out on Kebab Krazy
, please head over for a sneak peek!
Announcements: The Future of IHCC
Dear IHCC Friends,
We have two exciting announcements for you today!
You know how sometimes you make a decision and then you have second (and third, fourth, and even fifth) thoughts about the choice you made? Well, after thinking long and hard about giving up IHCC and hopefully finding it a good home, we thought longer and harder, emailed back and forth and actually talked, (how fun is it to actually get to speak to a long-time blogging friend?!) and finally decided that we still want to cook together and we would like to cook with all of you. And... we want to cook Yotam Ottolenghi.
Some of you may be saying "Yotam OttoWhoee????" If you haven't come across this Israeli-born, London-based and super-hot right now chef on various blogs, we are excited to introduce you to him. Yotam Ottolenghi has successful restaurants in the U.K., two stunning cookbooks Plenty
out in the U.S., (a third, Ottolenghi, is out in the U.K. and other countries and is coming to the U.S. in September). He has a U.K. television show and writes a regular vegetarian column in The Guardian
newspaper in the U.K.,--although he is a meat-eater, and has recipes (including those with meat, poultry and fish) on his Ottolenghi website
. We think you will find many recipes to choose from if you decide to join in and aren't ready to commit to buying cookbooks (although you will probably want them once you see them--they are beautiful!).
If we were going to change our minds and take on at least another round of hosting IHCC, we wanted to cook with someone who interested and intrigued us. With spring approaching, we were inspired to cook with all the fresh and vibrant veggies, and Ottolenghi fits that bill with a fresh Mediterranean flair. We will still have our IHCC weekly themes to make it fun, but will try to keep them loose and easy. We are switching to a picture linky tool--so you will be able to add a thumbnail picture to your entries, and we will be featuring a recipe or two from each round on the following week's post to better highlight the fabulous dishes that you make the effort to cook as well as get to know each other even better. There will also be a few more changes coming up, so stay tuned!
We really think you'll enjoy cooking with Ottonlenghi and hope you will cook along with us either regularly, or drop in when you feel like it and enjoy the flexibility and community of IHCC. Themes for Yotam Ottolenghi, who will start just after Madhur Jaffrey ends and run April 1 through September 29, will be posted soon and the the look of the site will start to change for our new chef shortly. (We are thinking clean and green!) Let us know if you have any questions.
Now for the second announcement! We are very excited to announce a new IHCC host, the lovely Sue of Couscous and Consciousness
. Sue lives in Nelson, New Zealand and writes has a fantastic blog about living and eating mindfully. She is a long-time IHCC participant as well as a big fan of Ottolenghi, and we look forward to adding her ideas and positive energy to the hosting team. A big welcome to Sue!!
Here's to great cooking, eating and discovering new chefs and recipes!
Kim, Deb, & Sue
This linky list is now closed.