food blog challenges

No Croutons Required

No Croutons Required is a monthly vegetarian soup and salad challenge hosted jointly between myself and Lisa from Lisa's Kitchen. No Croutons Required started in February 2008 and has run every month since then.

The current host: coming soon


1. Find out who's hosting (check in The Food Blog Diary).
2. Make your soup or salad and post it on your blog. Link to the current challenge and host in your post. You may also use the logo. Only one entry per blog.
3. Add your post to the linky at the end of the announcement post.
4. Entries must be in by end of day on the 20th of the month. The roundup will be posted before the end of the month/

Bookmarked Recipes

A monthly challenge to use those unloved and forgotten recipes that you have bookmarked from magazines, cookbooks, newspapers and online.

The current challenge:  July 2014


  1.  This challenge opens on the last Sunday of the month.
  2.  You may add three bookmarked recipes for each roundup.
  3. On the last Sunday each month I'll post the roundup for the month (if life does not get in the way!) and announce the next challenge open.
  4. You may post recipes you have bookmarked from magazines, tv programmes, websites or blogs..... Please credit the author of the recipe or ask permission.
  5. Please say where the recipe came from.
  6. This blog is veggie, so please have the courtesy of only posting recipes suitable for veggies.
  7.  Link to the current announcement post.
  8.  You may use the logo in your post.

Pasta Please 

A monthly pasta challenge.

The current host and topic: 

Healthy/Lighter hosted by Dannii from Hungry Healthy Happy. (July 2014)

  1. To join in, find out the current theme and make your pasta dish.
  2. Post your pasta dish on your blog and add it to the linky at the bottom of the current challenge.
  3. Link to the current host and Tinned Tomatoes
  4. Use the Pasta Please logo in your post
  5. If you use twitter, tweet your post with @tinnedtoms and #PastaPlease and I will re-tweet it.
  6. Only one entry per blog.
  7. Recipes must be added to the linky by the 28th of each month.
  • If you would like to host Pasta Please, email me at 

For more foodie challenges, visit The Food Blog Diary

Pasta Please 2014
(roundups below)

Pasta Please #20 (1-28 August 2014)
Host: Nayna (
Theme: to be announced 
Diet: ?

Pasta Please #21 (1-28 September 2014)
Host: Shaheen (Allotment 2 Kitchen)
Theme: to be announced 
Diet: ?

Pasta Please #22 (1-28 October 2014)
Host: Rachel (Rachel Cotterill)
Theme: to be announced 
Diet: ?

Pasta Please #23 (1-28 November 2014)
Host: Catherine (Cate's Cates)
Theme: to be announced 
Diet: ?

Pasta Please #24 (1-28 December 2014)
Host: Tina (The Worktop)
Theme: to be announced 
Diet: ?
2014 roundups:

Pasta Please #13 Garlic roundup
Host: Tina (The Spicy Pear

Pasta Please #14 Spaghetti roundup
Host: Katie (Feeding Boys & a Firefighter

Pasta Please #15 Tomato roundup 
Host: Michelle (Utterly Scrummy Food for Families

Pasta Please #16 Olive Oil roundup 
Host: Manjri (A Slice of Me

Pasta Please #17 Pasta Sauce roundup
Host: Nazima (Franglais Kitchen)

Pasta Please #18 Fasta Pasta Roundup
Host: Sarah (Dinner with Crayons)

2013 roundups:

Pasta Please #1  Cheese roundup
- host: Jacqueline (Tinned Tomatoes)

Pasta Please #2  Peppers roundup
- host: Lisa ( We Don't Eat Anything with a Face)

Pasta Please #3 Homemade Pesto roundup
- host: Jen (Blue Kitchen Bakes)

Pasta Please #4 Chillies roundup
Host: Shaheen - Allotment 2 Kitchen

Pasta Please #5 Homemade Pasta roundup
Host: Simona - Briciole

Pasta Please #6 Nuts Roundup
Host: Karen - Lavendar and Lovage

Pasta Please #7 Cheeseless Wonders roundup
Host: Ruth - Makey-Cakey

Pasta Please #8 Pasta Bakes roundup
Host: Catherine - Cate's Cates

Pasta Please #9 Long Pasta roundup
Host: Green Gourmet Giraffe

Pasta Please #10 Veggie Lasagne roundup
Host: Lisa - Lisa's Kitchen

Pasta Please #11 Mushroom roundup
Host: Jacqueline - Tinned Tomatoes

Pasta Please #12 Pasta Dishes in Under Half an Hour
Host: Elizabeth's Kitchen


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