Novemberís Monthly Challenges

Novemberís Monthly Challenges

Fri 01 Nov 2013

Story by Sarah Curl

This monthís Monthly Challenges focus on giving thanks, sharing your traditions and cooking soup to keep you warm or cool depending on where you live in the world.

We want to hear what you are thankful for this year so make sure to use the #FoodRevThanks hashtag when posting on social media. Over the last month, we have heard great holiday traditions from Canada, El Salvador, India, Kenya, Lebanon, Pakistan, Philippines, Romania and we want to continue hearing what youíre cooking and participating in this holiday season. Make sure to send stories and photos. One amazing recipe to try out this holiday season is our minestrone soup, filled with delicious vegetables which you can tailor to add your favorite seasonal produce.

November Challenge #1

Tell us what you are thankful for and use the hashtag #FoodRevThanks. Whether you celebrate Thanksgiving or not, now is a time to reflect on what we are thankful for. It doesnít have to be food related but if it is, even better.

Just so you know, weíre thankful for all of our amazing ambassadors and community!

November Challenge #2

Continue to share what you are doing this holiday Ė whether recipes, images, the one dish you canít wait to make, how you are celebrating or what you are doing that's a bit different. We love getting a complete picture of what Ambassadors are doing during this time and how they celebrate. Canít wait to read all of your stories and traditions.

November Challenge #3

Make our minestrone soup, our recipe for this month, add your own twist to it, let us know what ingredients you add or substitute and why not even pass this simple recipe on to others and teach them how to make it.

Minestrone soup is a great comfort soup and perfect for this cold weather, however if you are headed into summer, why not try it gazpacho style, or share with us your favorite cold soups! Whatever you do be sure to share your pictures!

What are Monthly Challenges?

Every month, there will be different challenges that inspire Food Revolutionaries to engage with their communities. They are designed to make deeper connections with the thought leaders in the real food industry and connect with family and friends through fresh food.

At the beginning of every month, the challenges will be announced through a blog post, email, Facebook and Twitter. The idea is to complete as many challenges as you can. As you complete the challenges, let us know how they went. We want to hear your stories, see your pictures and be able to show your successes through our various social media platforms. So get out there, have fun and make sure you share your story with us Ė we could be highlighting what youíve been doing to the world!

Do you have suggestions for next monthís challenges?

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Find out more about our Food Revolution Ambassador program and apply to become one here!

About the Author: Sarah Curl is the Food Revolution Community Manager for the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation. Twitter: @sarahanncurl

Photo credit: Food Revolution Ambassador Noelia Fernandez


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