Souper Sundays

Souper Sundays at Kahakai Kitchen
Details and Guidelines for Participating

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Since interest in Souper Sundays has been steadily growing and I have had several requests for more information, structure and details, here is everything you need to know (and have not been afraid to ask) about Souper Sundays. 



(See update at the bottom of the post for the newest Souper--Now Souper (Soup, Salad & Sammie) Sunday information!)



What is "Souper Sundays"?: 
Souper Sundays is a weekly blog event that started because of my love of soup and a desire to work through the many soup and soup-like recipes in my cookbooks and magazines, I set a goal to make a soup or "soupish" dish each week and post it each Sunday and invited others to do the same. I do a round up of all the participants each week on Sunday afternoon (Hawaii time!) with a description of their entry and link back to each participant's blog and their post. (Now Souper Sunday is open to soups, salads and sandwiches or sammies--see details below)

What counts as a soup?: 
Soups of course but also chowders, stews, "stroups", soupy slow cooker dishes, etc. Really anything that is comfort food, brothy or saucy or eaten with a spoon or served in a bowl. If you aren't sure if what you made counts--just ask!

Do I have to make or post my soup (or salad or sammie) on Sunday?: 
Nope! You can make and post your soup any time during the round-up week, as long as it is posted and you have sent me your details (see below) no later than 12:00 Noon (Hawaii Standard Time) for that Sunday's round up.


What do I need to do to participate?: Send an email to Debinhawaii@gmail.com by 12:00 noon (that's HST--Hawaii Standard Time which this time of year is now 3 hours earlier than PST Pacific Standard Timeon Sunday to be included in that weeks round up. 


Your entry emails must include:
  • your name,
  • your blog's name and URL
  • a link/URL to your soup, (or salad or sammie) post
  • a picture of your dish (or indicate which picture on your post you want to use if there is more than one picture of your soup, salad or sammie) (Your photo will be posted as a medium-sized photo on the round-up so please send a 350 x 450 size)
On your soup's post:
  • please mention Souper (Soup, Salad & Sammies) Sundays at Kahakai Kitchen in your post
  • link back to my blog: http://kahakaikitchen.blogspot.com/p/souper-sundays.html in your post.
  • you are welcome to add the wonderful Souper Sundays logo (created by Ivy at Kopiaste) to your post and blog (optional)

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Can I send you old posts of soups I have made before?: 
Just to keep things fresh and current please send just new posts of your soups, salads and sandwiches or posts within the current month rather than old posts.

Can I participate in Souper Sundays if I made my soup, salad or sandwich for another event?:

Sure! The more events the merrier! ;-) Just make sure that you follow the above guidelines and always include a mention of Kahakai Kitchen and Souper Sundays as well as a link to it in your post along with the information you post for your other event(s). 

I don't think I can make a soup every Sunday--can I still participate?: 

Of course! Come by whenever you want to share a soup. That's the great thing about soup--it feeds a little or a lot. Now that we are also accepting salads and sandwiches or "sammies", hopefully you can stop by more often!



Hopefully that answers all of your Souper (Soup, Salad & Sammie) Sunday questions!
I hope to share some soup with you soon!

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---Update---

Beginning Sunday, May 3rd 2009, Souper Sundays which started as just soups, was opened up to soups, salads and sandwiches and became Souper (Soup, Salad and Sammie) Sundays. This means that you can submit your favorite soup (or chili, or stew or other soup-like dish), salad (any kind--green, fruit, pasta), or sandwich (the sky is the limit!), or any combination of the above.

Although soup will still be the main focus, adding salads and sandwiches opened it up so that others who might not make soup as often in the warmer weather can participate. Plus who doesn't love a good salad or sammie recipe?!

The same posting guidelines (above) apply.

Hope to see you at Souper (Soup, Salad and Sammie) Sunday with your favorite recipe(s)!




Aloha & Mahalo!