On the photography Codidact site, I saw a monthly photo contest with the topic sunsets and I thought why we couldn't add something similar here (with a similar timeframe or another timeframe entirely like every two months).
I thought about a monthly cooking challenge. I know for myself that I often fall back on known recipes for my cooking and rarely go beyond my day-to-day culinary experience. While this has something to do with the fact that I can cook stuff I already did some time in the past faster than unknown ones, it also partly based on the fact that there are so many recipes and meals you could possibly prepare.
Right off the bat, I thought about posting a meal that has to be prepared. Or we add a more challenging character to it by posting some requirements and people can come up with something themselves. For example, a requirement could be that the meal has to have apples. Now one can prepare an apple pie but also an apple soup. Of course, challenges could as well just ask for a specific cuisine, like "Prepare a meal associated with Indian cuisine".
These challenges could be accompanied by encouragement to post recipes in our recipe tab, facilitating and integrating it with each other.
What do you think of that?