Foodie Events July 2012


Event Name:  
Snack Giveaway  

Hosting Blog: Lisa's Kitchen

Theme: Snack Giveaway (US & Canada only)


Event Start Date: now  
Event Deadline: 1 August 2012

I recently received a sample of a few snacks from Navitas Naturals. Based in California, Navitas produces a variety of healthy and wholesome snacks, seeds, powders and sugars. All of their superfoods are certified organic, Kosher, with minimal processing and designed to increase energy and enhance health. Free of additives, when you reach for a Navitas product you are in for a good dose of antioxidants, protein, essential fats, vitamins and minerals.

A random winner will win a bag of Cacao-Goji Power Snack, Blueberry Hemp Power Snack (OR the Citrus Chia) and a sample of organic trail mix.

Details can be found here.





Event Name:  
Thorntons Giveaway  

Hosting Blog: Pebble Soup

Theme: Chocolate Giveaway (UK only)


Event Start Date: now  
Event Deadline: 15 July 2012

Thornton's Best of British range was launched earlier this year to celebrate 2012 with iconic products and now they are offering three Pebble Soup's readers the chance to win a chocolate flags each. Good Luck...to us all.

Details can be found here.









Event Name:  
Funky Foodies  

Hosting Blog: Scottish Mum

Theme: Funky Recipes
Event Start Date: now  
Event Deadline: 31 July 2012


Funky Foodies s a monthly linky, which will be opened on the first day of the month and will close on the last day.

A medal will be awarded for the Star Recipe every month, and the fabulous trophy in the blog badge will be awarded at the end of a whole year of the Funky Foodies.  

All you have to do is share as many funky recipes from your own blog a month as you’d like.  If you struggle to add your recipe, send me your link and I’ll add it for you.

Try to pop around and share the comment love with other funky foodies.  We all like a little love and might come across some fabulous recipes.

Details can be found here.






Event Name:  
Taste of the Tropics  

Hosting Blog: Chef Mireille

Theme: Sugarcane
Event Start Date: now  
Event Deadline: 31 July 2012

While I know I will be getting a lot of desserts and sweet treats, sugar is often used in savory dishes so I look forward to all the delicious sweet and savory dishes using this wonderful Taste of the Tropic.
Many forms of sugar are derived from sugarcane, so I will be accepting recipes that use any of the following:
  • sugarcane
  • sugarcane juice
  • white sugar
  • brown sugar
  • powdered (confectioner's) sugar
  • jaggery
  • palm sugar
  • piloncillo
  • treacle

Details can be found here.








Event Name:  
Olympic Foodie Challenge  

Hosting Blog: Cakeyboi

Theme: Baking from the Olympic nations (Africa and Asia)
Event Start Date: now  
Event Deadline: 21 July 2012


Well, 3 weeks today the London 2012 Olympics begin and I have set myself a challenge. As you may know, the Olympic rings represent the 'continents' of Europe, the Americas, Africa, Asia and Oceania.

So over the next few weeks I will make one cake/cookie/snack/dessert type thing from each of the 'continents'. The America's and Europe should be a cinch - but the other 3 could be a challenge of Olympic proportions!!

If you would like to join in, then link to me and email me your post url.

Details can be found here.







Event Name:  
Bookmarked Recipes #13  

Hosting Blog: Tinned Tomatoes

Theme: Bookmarked Recipes (vegetarian)  

Event Start Date: now  
Event Deadline: 28 July 2012

Bookmarked Recipes: is a monthly event to encourage food bloggers to revisit the recipes they have bookmarked from magazines, newspapers, cookbooks. websites, blogs, to try them out and post about them.  

Details can be found here.









Event Name:  
Herbs on Saturday  

Hosting Blog: Bangers and Mash

Theme: Herbs in Cooking

Event Start Date: now  
Event Deadline: 30 July 2012

Herbs on Saturday is one of my favourite bloggers’ challenges as it always attracts such diverse and delicious dishes, so I really must not let the side down! It is a simple and easy way to share recipes throughout the month that celebrate cooking with herbs, as well as a chance to pick up new ideas and discover new blogs and bloggers, and I hope you’ll join in the fun.
Details can be found here.







Event Name:  
Teatime Treats  

Hosting Blog: Lavender and lovage

Theme: Cake Stall Cakes and Bakes

Event Start Date: now  
Event Deadline: 28 July 2012

That’s right, it’s Summer (IT IS really – I know the weather says not!!) and it’s time for all those Summer Fairs & Fêtes……and what do you find at the School Summer Fair and Church Fête, a CAKE STALL of course! So, what cakes and bakes qualify then? Practically ALL types, from melting moments biscuits to the Queen of all Cake Stall cakes, the Victoria Sandwich! BUT, Kate and I are also looking for all sorts of special cakes and bakes, such as regional speciality from where you live maybe, or even better an OLD FAMILY FAVOURITE!

Details can be found here.





Event Name:  
Win a set of 100 Moo Business Cards  

Hosting Blog: Tinned Tomatoes

Theme: Giveaway (worldwide)

Event Start Date: now  
Event Deadline: 6 July 2012

Win a set of 100 Moo Business Cards. These rather gorgeous business cards can be designed to your own specifications. It is very easy to use the Moo templates to add your own photos, logos, info and even a qr code, if you want to add one. Have a read of my simple tutorial on making your own qr code.

This giveaway is worldwide and free postage is included.

Good luck everyone x

Details can be found here.





Event Name:  
Best of British  

Hosting Blog: Farmersgirl Kitchen

Theme: Scottish cooking or baking

Event Start Date: now  
Event Deadline: 15 July 2012

When you think about Scottish cooking what comes to mind?  Haggis? Salmon? Oatcakes? Cullen Skink?  There are plenty of modern and traditional  recipes to choose from in the Scottish Kitchen so why don't you rise to the challenge and cook or bake something Scottish, put it on your blog and you could be in with a chance to win.

Details can be found here.







Event Name:  
Flavours of Malaysia  

Hosting Blog: Simply Food

Theme: Malaysian food

Event Start Date: now  
Event Deadline: 31 July 2012

Malaysia is home to many different ethnic groups who found themselves colonized. Most of the migrants were from India and China and carried their heritage and cuisine with them to their new land. These influences have encouraged a delightful fusion  in the recipes. Add your Malaysian style dish to the linky.

Details can be found here.







Event Name:  
Kids Delight  

Hosting Blog: Cooks' Joy

Theme: Evening Snacking/Tiffin

Event Start Date: now  
Event Deadline: 31 July 2012

I am happy to be guest hosting Valli’s ”Kid’s Delight – Evening Snacks/Tiffin” event. Thanks Valli for letting me host the event. This month is all about what to give the hungry kids in the evening. I picked this theme since it is vacation time here and would love to get some ideas. Please link up the snacks/tiffin that your kids love to have in the evening.

Details can be found here.






Event Name:  
Veggie/Fruit Veg a Month  

Hosting Blog: Cooks' Joy

Theme: Zucchini/Courgette

Event Start Date: now  
Event Deadline: 31 July 2012

I am happy to be guest hosting Priya’s ”VFAM – Zucchini” event. Thanks Priya for letting me host the event. Zucchini is a vegetable that I use in very few ways. To learn more about how it can be used and to push myself to use it more, I have zucchini as the star of the month. So, friends for this event, please link in your vegetarian zucchini recipes.

Details can be found here.









Event Name:  
Only Vegan  

Hosting Blog: Cooks' Joy

Theme: Zucchini/Courgette

Event Start Date: now  
Event Deadline: 31 July 2012

I am happy to be guest hosting Priya’s ”VFAM – Zucchini” event. Thanks Priya for letting me host the event. Zucchini is a vegetable that I use in very few ways. To learn more about how it can be used and to push myself to use it more, I have zucchini as the star of the month. So, friends for this event, please link in your vegetarian zucchini recipes.

Details can be found here.





Event Name:  
Cooking with Seeds  

Hosting Blog: Culinary Vibes

Theme: Red Kidney Beans

Event Start Date: now  
Event Deadline: 31 July 2012

Red Kidney Beans... highly fibrous & a great source of protein ain't new to us... afterall our good old Rajma Curry is a loved by one and all :)) ... let's get experimental with these Beans & create n share new recipes from our kitchens...
Details can be found here.





Event Name:  
Fresh From The Oven  

Hosting Blog: Lavender & Lime

Theme: Mosbolletjies

Event Start Date: now  
Event Deadline: 28 July 2012

It feels like a year ago that I was offered the opportunity of hosting FFTO, and I just want to thank Claire of Purely Food and Michelle of Utterly Scrummy Food For Families for the opportunity. In December I came up with a list of breads I could challenge you all to do, but I discarded one after the other as time ticked on. Finally I decided to bake mosbolletjies. This translates directly to small moss balls  but actually has nothing to do with anything green!

Details can be found here.






Event Name:  
We Should Cocoa  

Hosting Blog: Chocolate Log Blog

Theme: Chocolate and Blackcurrants

Event Start Date: now  
Event Deadline: 25 July 2012

Bad cop is back! We've had two easy and straightforward challenges from two wonderful guest hosts and I feel it's time for something a bit more challenging. If you haven't done so already, do take a look at Lucy's two coffee round-ups for June - yes there were so many entries she had to do it in two parts - part one, part two. I have a hideously awful significant birthday this month, so if I have to suffer, I don't see why the rest of you shouldn't too! Actually, I did throw it open to discussion on Twitter - easy or challenging? The overwhelming response was to go for challenging. So here goes: blackcurrants.

Details can be found here.






Event Name:  
Alpha Bakes  

Hosting Blog: Caroline Makes

Theme: The Letter W

Event Start Date: now  
Event Deadline: 25 July 2012

This month our trusty random letter generator provided us with.....


W
I'm sure your heads are all whirring with ideas now - remember, it can be sweet or savoury, and the W can refer to the name of the bake or the ingredient. For instance for V last month, we had vanilla and we had Victoria sponge (and a lot more besides!). Be as imaginative or as traditional as you like....

Details can be found here.






Event Name:  
Presto Pasta Nights  

Hosting Blog: Presto Pasta Nights - Who's Hosting

Theme: PASTA

Event Start Date: now  
Event Deadline: Every Thursday

Get creative with pasta and submit your dish every by Thursday every week for entry into the Friday roundup. There is a different host every week. Ruth is always looking for new hosts, if you would like to host, then check out the link on the side panel of The Food Blog Diary.


Details can be found here.










Event Name:  
Calendar Cakes  

Hosting Blog: Laura Loves Cakes

Theme: The Olympics

Event Start Date: now  
Event Deadline: 30 July 2012




So now onwards and upwards...Calendar Cakes is all about celebrating great monthly events...and what could be greater than the 'Greatest Show on Earth'...the Olympic Games.
There really was no other option for this month...so we're looking for your Olympic inspired bakes. There are so many ways to go with this...here are a few ideas to get you started but anything and everything welcome!

Details can be found here.





Event Name:  
Random Recipes  

Hosting Blog: Belleau Kitchen

Theme: Photos of your cookbook collection

Event Start Date: now  
Event Deadline: 31 July 2012

Instead of asking you to cook a random recipe... this month I would like you all to photograph your cookbooks...

random recipes #18 - something a little different...


1. take a photo of your book / books / bookshelf / bookshelves / library
2. post the picture and tell us all a little story about your books


Details can be found here.






Event Name:
Allergy Friendly Lunchbox Love
Hosting Blog:
Allergy Free Vintage Cookery

Theme: Lunch Box Recipes

Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline: every Friday

Allergy Friendly Lunchbox love is a weekly link party that is held every Friday. Readers are invited to link up recipes that travel well in lunch boxes, and are free of some (or all) of the top 8 food allergens.


Details can be found here








Event Name:
Invite a Blogger to your Table

Hosting Blog:
More Than Burnt Toast

Theme: Try a recipe with a blogger friend

Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline: ongoing

Your assignment, if you choose to accept it, is to "Invite a Blogger to Your Table"! This is a fun event and an outlet for us each to challenge ourselves and create stronger bonds within the blogging community. Nothing is more intimate, or more effective at creating friendships than cooking and sharing meals together, even it is virtually. But hey, if you live in the same area as another blogger what's to stop you from gathering in your own kitchen for this challenge.

Choose a dish to prepare and invite 1(one) blogger to create that dish with you. You can source your recipe from a cookbook, magazine, blog or any other source. Your dish can be sweet or savoury; easy or complicated.

Decide upon a date that you can both mutually post your recipe within a 4 week time frame.

Details can be found here






Event Name:
Gutsy Cooks

Hosting Blog:
Sweetbites

Theme: The Illustrated Kitchen Bible by Victoria Blashford-Snell

Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline: 31 December 2013

A weekly cook-a-long for those that want to be Gutsy! in the kitchen cooking from The Illustrated Kitchen Bible by Victoria Blashford-Snell.

Every week a menu is posted and Gutsy cooks choose to cook 1, 2 or all dishes posted in the menu. Then you blog about your experience every Sunday night. Come and cook along with this fun group - be Gutsy!

Details can be found here









Event Name:
Daring Bakers & Daring Cooks

Hosting Blog:
The Daring Kitchen

Theme: Check website on reveal date.

Daring Bakers Reveal Date: 27th July 2012
Daring Cooks Reveal Date: 14th July 2012

The Daring Kitchen is the home of The Daring Bakers and The Daring Cooks. The premise of both groups is to create one recipe each month, given to us by a monthly host. We all create the same exact recipe and then post about it on our personal blogs on a designated date.

Details can be found here








Event Name:
Weekend Herb Blogging

Hosting Blog:
Cook Almost Anything

Theme: Herbs, Fruit, Flowers, Plants or Vegetables

Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline: every Friday

Hosting Blog: Would you like to host? Haalo is also looking for hosts. Check out the sidebar for details.


Each week food bloggers around the world post recipes about cooking with herbs and unusal vegetables or interesting ways to use vegetables, and on the weekend, we publish a Recap with links to all the posts.

Details can be found here








Event Name:
Taste & Create

Hosting Blog:
Taste & Create

Theme: Trying recipes from a given blog

Event Sign Up Date: 8th of the month
Event Deadline: 24th of the month

Taste&Create was started as a food event by Nicole from For the Love of Food. It’s whole purpose was, and has been, to create a community of bloggers who test each others’ recipes and share links. It has also been to help new and not so well known bloggers get their foot in the door of the foodie community.

Sign up and you will be given a blog to work with. Just post one of their recipes to join in.

Details can be found here







Event Name:
Wellness Weekends

Hosting Blog:
Diet, Dessert & Dogs

Theme: Healthy Vegan Recipes

Event Start Date: 8:00 PM EST Thursdays
Event Deadline: 12:00 midnight EST Mondays

What: whole foods, no refined flours/sugars, vegan recipes posted
within the previous week.
--There's a linky on my blog that people can link up. Five entries
are featured the following week.

Details can be found here












Event Name:  
Win a Chicken Chasseur Seasonal Box from Knorr  

Hosting Blog: Fuss Free Flavours

Theme: Giveaway (UK only)

Event Start Date: now  
Event Deadline:  8 July 2012

 The box contains everything that you need to make a delicious dinner.
  • 1 small chicken
  • 2 shallots
  • brandy
  • white wine
  • 1 Knorr Chicken Stock Pot
  • tomato juice
  • button mushrooms
  • chopped tarragon
  • chopped parsley
  • tomatoes
Please note that the boxes will be delivered on Friday 13th July, please do not enter if you cannot receive them on that day.

Details can be found here.








Event Name:  
Win a Bucket BBQ, French’s Sauces & Flameboy Tool  

Hosting Blog: Fuss Free Flavours

Theme: Giveaway (UK only)

Event Start Date: now  
Event Deadline:  30 July 2012

French’s have given me two sets of a bucket BBQ, mini flameboy tool and set of 10 products to be won by two Fuss Free Flavours readers.
For a chance to win the first BBQ please come up with a recipe, which will work come rain or shine, using French’s products, and describe it in  comment below. French’s will pick their favourite recipe to choose the winner.

Details can be found here.

  







Event Name:  
Blueberry Hill Biscuit Hamper & Prosecco Giveaway  

Hosting Blog: Food I Fancy

Theme: Giveaway (UK only)

Event Start Date: now  
Event Deadline:  8 July 2012



I was lucky enough to be invited to the opening party for the launch of Blueberry Hill’s new commercial kitchen. And now it’s your turn to try some of their delights! Blueberry Hill have very kindly offered a biscuit hamper to one lucky winner. The selection includes:

Mini gingerbread in a jar
Vanilla heart shortbread
Lemon stars
Mr Ginger
& 1 bottle of Prosecco.

Details can be found here.






Event Name:  
Frugal Food Fridays  

Hosting Blog: Blue Kitchen Bakes

Theme: Frugal Recipes


Event Start Date: now  
Event Deadline:  31 July 2012



Helen from Fuss Free Flavours has kindly invited me to guest host the Frugal Food Fridays challenge this month. This is my first time hosting a challenge and I'm looking forward to seeing all the lovely things that people make this month. You can cook, bake or prepare any dish you want as long as it fits in with the frugal theme of this challenge.

Details can be found here.







Event Name:  
Forever Nigella  

Hosting Blog: Maison Cupcake

Theme: Sizzling Simmers - BBQ recipes and desserts


Event Start Date: now  
Event Deadline:  28 July 2012

Forever Nigella in July is hosted by Amy at Cooking Cakes and Children
This month’s theme is “Sizzling Summer”, you may be inspired by barbecue recipes or desserts to cool you down.

Blog anything Nigella like you might want on a hot summers day!
Three lucky participants (EU wide) will be chosen at Random to receive lovely Tala cardboard cake stands and baking tins.

Details can be found here.









Event Name:  
No Croutons Required  

Hosting Blog: Lisa's Kitchen

Theme: Summer soups and salads 


Event Start Date: now  
Event Deadline: 25 July 2012

I will be hosting the July edition of No Croutons Required. The challenge this month is to come up with a vegetarian soup or salad that is especially suited for summer.

Details can be found here.










Event Name:  
Red Meats Feast  

Hosting Blog: My Spicy Kitchen

Theme: Chocolate Giveaway (UK only)


Event Start Date: 16 July 2012
Event Deadline: 31 July 2012

It is time for another event! My first event was Chicken Feast and I am very happy I got 57 entries! Thank you my dear bloggers for making the event a success. I will put up the roundup in the next 4-5 days. After the success of last event, I am here with another non-vegetarian event, Red Meats Feast. Unlike last time, I am hoping to share more recipes this time and hope you all will do the same.

Post any red meats recipe on your blog. There is no limit on the number of new entries you can send to this event

Details can be found here.




Event Name:  
Dish It Out  

Hosting Blog: My Spicy Kitchen

Theme: Tofu / Paneer & Bell Peppers

Event Start Date: now

Event Deadline: 10 August 2012

Dish it out is a monthly event started by CooksJoy.  The idea behind this event is to prepare a dish with given ingredients.  I am guest hosting the event for the month of July and I have chosen tofu/paneer & bell peppers as the ingredients.  You will have to create a dish using tofu or paneer and bell peppers as the star ingredients.

Details can be found here.







to be continued ........

Check back for lots more competitions, giveaways and challenges. I always have more to add as the month progresses.