January’s Four Seasons Food ‘Virtuous’ WHOPPER Round-Up!
February 2, 2014
You virtuous, healthy eating lot you! I honestly had no idea at the response we’d get with a ‘Virtuous’ theme. But Fifty Nine entries later I can confirm it was quite a whopper of a response. Clearly you’re all being exceptionally well behaved after the festive indulgence, but I wonder if that’ll continue into February!. Just saying. Writes the lady with tea and cheesy crumpets to hand as she writes.
I had a bit of a think a few days ago as to who I might ask to do the Four Seasons honours and pick out a winning recipe. I didn’t have to think long. Who would you consider to be the most ‘virtuous’ blogger out there in the blogosphere? Well I’m betting most of you, well those that know, her anyway, would be quick to name Kellie. Kellie of the fabulously inspiring not to mention stunningly gorgeous blog Food to Glow. And luckily for me she very kindly agreed to do the deed, please do read through to see her chosen winning recipe and what she had to say about it.
And being that I have fifty nine entries to round up I’ve decided to go for the minimal approach this month. I’m going to attempt to sum up each of the posts in just three words, without using the word virtuous once. I did say attempt. For an overly wordy person like myself this is going to be a tough challenge in itself, but here goes….
Hearty, Winter, Goodliness
Punjabi, Aromatic, Deliciousness
Genius, Diet, Tiramisu
Ryvita, Barley, Guilt-free
Baked, Veggietastic, Loveliness
Dip-tastic, Healthy, Mexican
Muffin-tastic, Goodliness, Healthful
Stuffed Okra Deliciousness
Sneaky, Super, Soup
Simplicity, Comforting, Nutritious
Moroccon, Zing, Refreshing
Naughty, Low-Fat, Low-Syn
Colourful, Delicious, Sunshine
Fabulous Flavour Combination!
Child Deception Rocks!
I’ve been OUTDONE!
Stunning, Vibrant, Mouthwatering
Wonderful, Wholesome, Flavour-packed
Snack-tastic, Crispy, Ingenuity
Syn-less, Quark, Choc-Hit!
Smoky, Store-cupboard, Heartiness
Pretty, Fruity, Yummy
Best, Breakfast, Ever?
Intriguingly Brilliant Combination!
Peatastic, Creamy, Yumminess
Classic, Warming, Loveliness
Detoxifying, Comforting, Warming
Satisfying, Kale-Liscious, Frugal
Creamy, Veggie-tastic, Curry-licious
Gluten-Free, Fat-Free, Treat-Perfect
Crunchy, Zingy, Taste-Bud-Tickle
Hearty, Vegan, Satisfying
Heart-Warming, Greek, Comforting
Nutritrious, Healthy, Grain-licious
Zingy, Noodly, Fragrancy
Juicy, Quenching, Goodliness
Coconuty, Lemony, Rice-liciousness
Wintery, Smoky, Veggie-licious
Soupy, Fruity, Comforting
Romantic, Luchito, Sublimity
Yumtious, Treaty, Nutritious
Frittery, Scrummy, Goodliness
Low-Fat, Tasty, Slimming-World
Nourishing, Spicy, Comforting
Kicking, Slimming, Noodle-liciousness
Cheery, Wintery, Hugging
Nutty, Nutritious, Delicious
Root-tastic, Creamy, Sunshine
Vegan, Warming, Classic
Intriguing, Coconut-Bacon, Must-be-Tried!
Weightwatchers, Tarty, Yumminess
Soothing, Wonton-tastic, Gorgeousness
Moreish, Turkish, Scrumptious
Vegan, Fruity, Yummy
Newbie-to-me, Blues-Banishing, Hearty
Snackilicious, Green, Goodliness
Burns-Twist, Heavenly, Delightful
Genius, Healthier, Pancake-tasticness!
Phew! That was quite a round-up. And so much healthy, virtuous deliciousness I’m quite frankly ravenous. An enormous thanks to everyone that took part, you’ve once again blown me away with your inspired, beautiful, seasonal and downright delightful food. Special mention should be made to one busy lady, Caroline of Caroline Makes, who linked up a staggering eight low-fat entries this month!
“my clear favourite was from the Gluten Free Alchemist – Butternut Squash, Quinoa and Pine Nuts Patties. I would make them with the brown basmati and the quinoa, rather than including also the suggested black Thai rice. Other than that I wouldn’t change a thing. Lovely balance of textures and flavours, and beautifully described to make you want to rush to the kitchen. I will be making this recipe soon!”
So there we go, well done Kate, a wonderful winning entry. I so had my eye on your tasty patties too! You will now be duly placed in our Winners Galleries. And thanking you very kindly Kellie for taking on the onerous task of picking this month’s winner, very much appreciated.
Well that’s it for January folks, thanks again to everyone that took part in a wonderful whopping month. Anneli has already opened the February event over at Delicieux, so do drop by to see what she has in store for you all this month!