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: March 2015 - Lisa's Kitchen


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 both hosts. 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 28th of the month. The roundup will be posted before the end of the month or the beginning of the next.


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: March 2015


  1.  This challenge opens at the start of the month.
  2.  You may add three bookmarked recipes for each roundup.
  3. At the end of the month (sometimes the beginning of the next month) I'll post the roundup 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.

Current Challenge:  Springtime & Veggie Pasta

  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 

Pasta Please 2015

Pasta Please #25 (1-28 March 2015)
Host: Helen (Family Friends Food)
Theme: to be announced 
Diet: ?

For more foodie challenges, visit  The Food Blog Diary.