As a former vegetarian, I love the taste and the health benefits of lentils. They are a great meat alternative since they’re packed with protein and they’re also full of fibre, something that most Canadians are seriously lacking in their diet. Best of all, they are one of the top crops here in my own home province of Saskatchewan. That’s why I was so excited to hear about the new Love Your Lentils recipe contest!
There are three different ways to enter. If you’re a blogger, create your own original lentil recipe and submit it on the Love Your Lentils site. If you’re a home cook, whip up one of Canadian chef Michael Smith’s recipes and add your own unique twist. And if cooking just isn’t your thing, head to the Love Your Lentils site and vote for your favourite recipe. There are three grand prizes up for grabs: one for bloggers, one for home cooks and one for voters!
And the prizes are ones you won’t want to miss! The top prize is a trip for two to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan for a day of fun with Michael Smith at the gorgeous “castle on the river,” the Delta Bessborough! The second and third place winners of each category will win $500 and $200 Amazon.ca gift cards!
You only have until May 31, 2013 to submit your recipe, so get into the kitchen and start cooking! And to celebrate the contest, make sure you come join in the #LoveLentils Twitter party on May 14 at 8pm EST! The prizes include five Michael Smith Cookbook Collections valued at $94, five Emile Henry prizes valued at over $100 and twenty Lentil Starter Kits valued at $25. RSVP to be eligible to win and see you at the party!