June 12, 2008

Click:Yellow For Bri/ Potato -Bell Pepper Stir Fry

Yellow is the sign of hope...the sliver of light that signifies the sun rising after the darkest hour of the day. If happiness had any color denoting it, it would definitely be yellow. Doesn't the picture of a field of sunflowers brighten up your day? Through the work of the LiveStrong Foundation, it has also come to signify the fight against cancer.

Cancer is a somber subject, the full extend of which can only be understood by people affected by it, directly or indirectly. I am not informed enough to say anything about it here so I won't try. But I can introduce you to Bri, a fellow blogger fighting cancer, for whom the June edition of CLICK is dedicated to.

I came to know about Bri only through Jugalbandhi's efforts. About her strength, about her courageous fight with cancer and thru her blog, you also can see her uncynical outlook towards life which makes me ashamed to complain about the silly things in life.
I like to think I can help in my small way....by publicizing her story, by admiring her courage and by supporting her.

This is an appeal on behalf of a group of food bloggers who are friends of Briana Brownlow @ Figs With Bri.

Bri was diagnosed with breast cancer two and half years ago. A mastectomy, chemotherapy and two years of relatively good health later, the cancer is back. It has metastasized to other parts of her body. At the age of 15, Bri lost her 41-year old mother to the disease. Now, she’s waging her own war against breast cancer. More about it here.

She is going through intensive chemo and other treatments and needs to focus single-mindedly on healing and finding what treatment works best for her. Her health insurance, unfortunately, does not cover holistic alternatives which she would like to try. Bri and her husband Marc have enough on their plates right now in addition to worrying about her medical bills.

The team organising the JUNE edition of CLICK at Jugalbandi has organised a fund raiser to help Bri and her family meet her out-of-pocket medical costs for ONE YEAR.

CLICK is a monthly theme-based photography contest hosted by Jugalbandi. This month’s theme is: YELLOW for Bri

Yellow is the colour of hope. Through the work of the LiveStrong Foundation, it has also come to signify the fight against cancer.

The entries can be viewed HERE. The deadline for entries is June 30, 2008. The fundraiser will extend until July 15, 2008.

The target amount is 12,000 U.S. dollars. We appeal to our fellow bloggers and readers to help us achieve this. Bri deserves a chance to explore all options, even if her insurance company thinks otherwise.

There’s a raffle with exciting prizes on offer. After viewing the list, you may make your donation HERE or at the Chip-In button on any participating site.
Your donation can be made securely through credit card or Pay Pal and goes directly to Bri’s account.

This month’s photo contest also has some prizes. Details HERE.

You can support this campaign by donating to the fundraiser, by participating in CLICK: the photo event, and by publicizing this campaign.

So, please get involved as you can and help Bri - because every little bit counts.
Potato -Bell Pepper Fry..

For the click , I made this extremely simple stir fry which ended up a mellow yellow..yellow bell peppers with potatoes.


Nags said...

even i was going to post mine today.. nice shot :)

Dee said...

love the pictures and also the pepper curry is a regular, Dont simple flavours create a bigger impact and always be a favorite ?

Meeta said...

so simple yet so flavorful! Looks awesome Shaheen!

Asha said...

Simple and delicious dish. Rice flour gives it a crunch, good one Shaheen. Enjoy your weekend!:)

Sujatha said...

First timer to your blog.. Love your pictures and the bell pepper fry! I will make this for sure when I buy yellow pepper next time.

indosungod said...

Looks lovely. Bell Pepper and Potato make for a good pairing. Enjoying the summer?

Happy cook said...

Beautiful click and delicious curry

Maheswari said...

Nice Pictures.Adding rice flour to this combo is a neat idea.Looks delicious, would love to have it with some curd rice.

Creating Humus said...

1. 'wish i had the mpnies to contribute.

KALVA said...

nice looks great!

Kalai said...

Adding rice flour totally does wonders for the texture!! Looks delicious! :)

Sandeepa said...

Lovely pic. The fry looks tempting

Mallugirl said...

nags, ur shot would be way better. looking forward to it.

dee, simple flavors do create the best impact, letting the veggies talk for themselves.

meeta, this one u would surely like.:)

asha, u probably were doing doing this earlier on itself, right? isin't there rice flour in some of ur recipes?

sujatha, welcome and do give it a shot. i am always ready to make new friends.:)

indo, u and i think alike on beans and peppers, :) they do make a good pairing. i used to make capsicum and potato but this is so much better.

happy cook, thanks!!

maheshwari..its fast too given the shortage of time nowadays. curd rice is a good combo.

creating humus.. even if u don't have monies to contribute, publicise the cause..

kalai, i guess the mallu restaurants have long been adding rice flour to their fries but i am new to it.

sandeepa, try it.. its very easy.

Mallugirl said...

kalva, i couldn't go to ur blog.. a session error message kept popping up.

Jyothsna said...

Nice homely dish.

Mandira said...

such a great idea to use yellow bell pepper! great photo for a great cause :)

Devi Priya said...

Love the photos... simple and tasty dish!