Round up of Food In Colours - Red

Thank you all for the terrific response! I did not realize how much we all love the color 'red' until I saw the exquisite creations you people came up with! Before we go on to the varied food platter take a look at Stylish, Sexy, Savvy and Smart Red. Most of what I am giving below on red is from Wikipedia, which has become common knowledge thanks to magazines devoting a lot of time to colour psychology, and asides.

In human color psychology, red is associated with heat, energy and blood, and emotions that stir the blood, including anger, passion, and love. Literature associates red with sin, guilt, beauty, passion and anger, History with Socialism and the Red Revolution. Science has a whole array of terms with red - red stars, red planet, red spot, haemoglobin.

My favourite reds
In movies - Marilyn Monroe

In Music - The Rolling Stones logo:

Many more - Red as in 'Lady in Red' by Chris De burgh, red as in Julie Andrews' 'raindrops on roses', red as in 'Red Cross Society', and red as in Red Fort or Lal Quila for the Indian in me:)

In Food - Well... Just look, drool, make and enjoy:)

I present the entries in various categories - 'drinks', 'salads', 'soups', 'dips, chutneys and preserves', 'Starters', 'Side Dishes', 'A meal by itself' and 'desserts'. There were 44 entries in all. If I have left out any entry by mistake, please leave a comment on this post or email me at 'sunshinemomsblog [at] gmail [dot] com, and I will rectify as soon as I get back.


Cham's 'Fruit Juice Popsicle' at Spice Club

'Strawberry lemon iced tea' at Spice Club

'Pomegranate Juice' at Spice And Curry

'Watermelon Ginger Ale' at Sizzling Bites

Sunshinemom's (Me)
'Red Hot Chilli Pepper' at Tongue Ticklers......

Vani's '
Cow Juice' at Illatharasi


Sukanya's 'Greek Salad' at Sukanya's Musings


Lakshmi's 'Grilled Red Pepper and Tomato Soup' at Taste of Mysore

'Red Bell Pepper Soup' at Veg Inspirations

'Yummy Tomato Soup' at Kitchen Flavours

Dips, Chutneys and Preserves

Bhagyashri's 'Mixed Berry Jam' at Taste Buds

'Tomato Chutney' at Spice Club

'Tomato ketchup' at Experiments in Kailas Kitchen

'Ranjaka' at Vadani Kaval Gheta

'Grilled Tomato Chutney' at Asankhana

Rachel's 'Spicy Salsa' at 'The Crispy Cook'

Rachel's 'Plum Sauce' at Tangerine' s Hideout

Ricki's 'Muhammara' at 'Diet, Desserts and Dogs'

Roma's 'Grilled Tomato Chutney' at 'Roma's Space'

'Red Bell Pepper Chutney/Dip' at Let us all cook

'Tangy Plum' at Kichu Khon

Sweatha's 'Plum preserve' inspired from Cham's at Tastycurryleaf


'Beetroot Tikkis' at My Kitchen

'Tofu Tikka' at Vegetarian In Me

Side Dishes at Meals

Aparna's 'Tomato Rasam' at My Diverse Kitchen

Divya Kadua's
'Kukka Humman~Potato Curry' at Divya's Cook Book

Divya Vikram's
'Tofu Chilly' at Dilse

'Paruppu Kuzhambu(Sambar)' at Simple Indian Food

Jayashree's 'Microwaved Baigan ka Bharta' at 'My experiments with Food'

Meera's 'Tomato Che Saar' at Enjoy Indian Food

'Paneer Dilpasand' at Asankhana

'Channa Stir Fry' at Fusion

'Veg Kolhapuri' at Mom's Recipes

'Beetroot Kurma' at Cooking 4 all Seasons

'Thai Basil Curry with Tofu' at Spicy Khazana

'Aloo ki Subzi' at The Budding Cook

'Red Hot Vegan Chili' at Holy Cow!

A meal by itself

Arundathi's ' Tomato Rice' at 'My Food Blog'

Bee and Jai's 'Parsnip and Rosemary Risotto' at Jugalbandi

'Spaghetti with Soy Balls' at Spice Club

'Savoury Spinach, Tomato and Cheese Galette' at Passionate About Baking

'Cheese Ravioli with Tomato, Basil and Cream Sauce' at Fun And Food

'Pasta with Pesto and Homemade Marinara Sauce' at Paajaka Recipes

Nags' 'Pav Bhaji' inspired from Nupur's at 'Edible Garden'

Priyanka's 'Fresh Veggie Pizza with Red Capsicum' at Asankhana

'Red Pasta' at Dragon Musings


Karuna's 'Berry and Plum Crumble' at 'Foodie by Nature'

'Nutty Cherry Compote' at Cooking From A to Z

'Strawberry and Lemon Cream Cheese Tartlet' at Make Life Sweeter

'Raspberry and Lime Cheesecake' at Greedy Gourmet

I enjoyed myself thoroughly discovering some wonderful blogs in the process, while hosting this event. I am also in awe with people who host many events and post the roundups on time:) . Hope you had a good time too!

Now for this month's Colour.

I am moving to the other extreme of the spectrum to soothe and cool ourselves after the red splash - Yes! It's Green for September.

The colour for this month - September is GREEN. The rules are quite simple:

1. Raw vegetables are not allowed except if used as such in salads or prepared food!

2. Any number of entries are welcome as long as the posts are done between 01.09.08 and 30.09.08.

3. The food item should be vegetarian which means no eggs, the post should be a vegetarian post.

4. If your food is cooked from any other blog or site please link your post with the name of the blog/site rather than 'here'. Also link your post to this post announcing the event.

5. Email me at - sunshinemomsblog(at)gmail(dot)com, replacing the (at) with @ and (dot) with . alongwith these details
6. If you do not have a blog, just email the recipe and a picture.

The last date is 30.09.08.