No Croutons Required - The winner and the theme for April's Challenge

The votes are in and the winner of the March edition of No Croutons Required is Helen of Food Stories who made this incredible Smoky, Sweet & Spicy Red Pepper Soup with Feta and Mint. I can't wait to try this one. Congratulations Helen! This is certainly one fine looking soup.

I will be hosting the April edition of No Croutons Required, a monthly vegetarian soup and salad challenge started by Holler of Tinned Tomatoes and myself. The first two themes have centered around soups. In anticipation of Spring, this month we would like participants to submit a soup or a salad or anything in between featuring mushrooms of any variety. Regular readers of our respective blogs will know that Holler and I can never eat enough mushrooms. Though mushrooms are probably the meatiest of vegetarian fare, we do ask that you stick to the vegetarian theme, meaning no meat, poultry or seafood. We are excited to see what everyone will come up with this month and look forward to some new mushroom dishes to grace our tables. Entries are due by April 20th. For a recap of the submission guidelines, please go here.

9 comments:

Lucy said...

Excellent new theme.

See you there.

Jan Scholl said...

I hope you are eating tons of mushrooms-I can't-horrible allergies to them. I will be back for the next contest in May!

I need to finish my black bean brownies-night.

eatme_delicious said...

Ooo great new theme. I'm tempted to try out the Hungarian mushroom soup you posted!

Bellini Valli said...

Congratulations Helen:D I will try and get my creative juices flowing:D

winedeb said...

Looking forward to the Mushroom event!!!! Perfect for spring! Great choice on Helen's soup! Sounds delicious!

Helen said...

Thanks Lisa! I'm so glad you liked the soup. I can't wait to start experimenting with mushrooms and see what everyone comes up with.

Holler said...

Mushrooms, mushrooms, mushrooms, oh joy!

And congratualtions Helen, I made your winning soup last night! Yum!

I think this is going to be an interesting month Lisa!

Neen said...

Super exciting! Question for you: does a dish have to include lettuce to be a salad? I found some morels (!!!) at the local farmer's market this morning, and am going to saute them slightly with butter and cream and serve with toasted baguettes as a salad course... can I send that your way, or shall I dig up some more traditional salad recipes (no hardship on me, the more excuses to cook mushrooms, the better!)

Lisa said...

Neen, you can submit any mushroom dish you like! I'm pretty flexible with definitions. I'm looking forward to seeing the dish you describe here!