It's a new month and a new challenge here at No Croutons Required.
I have named this round the Copycat Round, because I would like you to look at restaurant menus, find a soup or salad that is suitable for vegetarians and makes you think "Mmmmmmm!" and then come up with your own recipe for it.
You may recreate a dish you have tried in a restaurant that has left a lasting impression, go online and check out the menus at your favourite restaurants or if you are enjoying a meal out, then pay close attention to the choices available. If you have a memory like a sieve, as I do, then scribble down the details of your soup or salad, while you are reading the menu and pop it in your bag, before you start chatting, enjoying the wine and forgetting all about No Croutons Required!
To enter, list the name of the restaurant, location and a url (if they have a website), along with a sentence or two talking about the restaurant or your choice of dish, then add your photo, a link to your post and your own location and email it all to me at firstname.lastname@example.org by end of day on the 20th of February 2010.
This should be such fun, I just cannot wait to see wait everyone comes up with.
Let the games begin!
I would also like to take the opportunity to wish a big congratulations to Mangocheeks over at Allotment to Kitchen for winning the first challenge of 2010 with her yummy Thai Butternut Squash Soup with Tofu Croutons.
I hope this goes someway to giving you some joy after such a terrible week, Mangocheeks :)