and the Winner of No Croutons Required is...

Drum roll, please!

Helen from Food Stories!

Helen made us a Smoky, Sweet & Spicy Red Pepper Soup topped with crumbly feta and minty oil. The peppers, tomatoes and garlic were roasted until a little charred, for extra flavour. It was a clear favourite and way out in front, in our voting poll!

Well done Helen! Here is your winner's badge.

Visit Lisa's blog for the next challenge and a big thank you to everyone who took part this month :)


  1. i missed the challenge this month, but was actually wondering if red pepper makes a good soup yesterday! this looks great....I will be in the next group, I promise. I also promise to highlight you specifically on my blog this week too! hope things are going well!

  2. Hi Mary,
    Nice to hear from you. I bet things have been crazy there for you. Things are going fine here, the weeks are just flying by. I can't believe it is now April!

    Helen's soup does look gorgeous, doesn't it?

  3. You did an excellent job with the roundup Holler. Congratulations to Helen for her delicious soup. Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with this month:D

  4. yay! I'm so happy that everyone liked my soup! Thanks to everyone for voting. I'm looking forward to the next round!

  5. Perfect Pick Holler! This is so fun!

  6. perhaps, my marmite soup will win the crowd

    well done helen! *weeps*

  7. Well done Helen (aaagh)...

    I reckon us carnivoures get marked down you know :o)

    No, a worthy winner, looks superb!


  8. Hi Helen, it was a mighty fine soup!

    Hi Deb, I am glad you are enjoying the challenge!

    Well I won't vote for it Pixie! I can't imagine anything more vile!

    Blasphemy David!

  9. Very nice roundup! What impresses me about the winner is the simplicity and few ingredients in her soup. From viewing your two No Croutons Required roundups I have come to realize that I take the "kitchen sink" approach to soup. My first entry for vegetarian soup had 17 ingredients and my entry for this roundup had a whopping 25! All of my soup recipes have at least 12 ingredients.

    I'm going to see if I can control myself next time and aim for under 10 ingredients :)

    I almost didn't recognize you! Cute new avatar photo!

  10. Thanks Lisarene, I had a lot of stick about my previous photo from family and friends, so I decided it was time for a change!

    I thought your spicy vegetable soup look really tasty! But I look forward to seeing the result of your change of tactics!


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