Friday, May 10, 2013

May is Love Your Lentils Month! PLUS a Twitter Party & Contest #LoveLentils

Have you heard about the Love Your Lentils Recipe Contest? 

When I was at the Food Bloggers of Canada Conference last month, I had the chance to chat with the wonderful folks from @CdnLentils. I couldn't resist the heart shaped postcard that boasted the face of none other than one of my absolute favourite chefs! CHEF MICHAEL SMITH!!! 

I am absolutely ga-ga over Chef Michael Smith! Even my 4 year old daughter knows who  he is! She's been watching Chef at Home with me ever since she was a teeny tiny tot!

Lentils just so happen to be one of my family's favourite things to eat! I use lentils in soup, curries, stews, salads, pureed into a hummus-like dip, and in my baking. It's so versatile and so good for you!

Did you know that May us Love Your Lentils Month?

It's true! May is Love your Lentils Month and Lentils Canada is bringing bloggers and home cooks a #LoveLentils Twitter party AND a fabulous, fun contest! Submit a lentil recipe and you can win one of several amazing prizes! Chef Michael Smith! That's all I'm sayin'! No, you don't win him! You can win a culinary adventure with him!

I took the plunge and submitted my Trinidadian Oxtail Lentil Stew recipe in hopes that I get selected to spend a day with Chef Michael Smith! If you've entered the contest, I'd love to see your amazing lentil recipes! Please share! Plus, I get to see what I'm up against! Just kidding!

 Love Your Lentils Recipe Contest 

Open to Canadians


Contest Entrants may have a chance winning one prize per entry, of which the prizes may include:
Grand Prize
There are three (3) grand prizes available. One (1) in the category of Bloggers, one (1) in the category of Home Cooks, and one (1) for the Voter.  Any successful Voter will have to answer a skill testing question to win the grand prize.
Each Grand Prize Includes:
On Sunday, June 23, 2013, grand prize recipients and one guest will join Chef Michael Smith for a culinary adventure in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan where he will guide them through a Saskatchewan’s culinary adventure!
What’s Included:
  • Flight/transportation for two (2) to Saskatoon for June 23, 2013
  • 3 nights accommodation (June 21/22/23) at the luxurious Delta Bessborough
  • $500 spending money for the trip
Second Prize
There are two (2) second place prizes available – one (1) in the category of Bloggers and one (1) in the category of Home Cooks.
Each Second Prize Includes: $500 giftcard to
Third Prize
There are two (2) third place prizes available – one (1) in the category of Bloggers and one (1) in the category of Home Cooks.
Each Second Prize Includes: $200 giftcard to
Winners will be notified via Email.
All prizes will be awarded by June 13, 2013. Prizes must be claimed by June 17, 2013 – no extensions will be permitted. Prizes must be accepted as awarded and cannot be exchanged, transferred or converted for cash. Prize does not include any fees, charges, taxes, gratuities, insurances, or personal expenses other than those costs/value or benefits described above. 
twitter party
Even more fun! To kick off the recipe contest, there will be a Love Your Lentils Twitter Party May 14th at 8:00 PM with Chef Michael Smith! I know, right?!
Check out the party and learn all about Lentils! Discover some delicious new recipes while you're at it. There will be some great prizes to win as well. Prizes include, cookbooks, cookware and starter kits. 


Stacey said...

Looks delicious Christine. It would be awesome if you win so we can meet up. OF course I still live 2.5 hours from Saskatoon but we could figure something out. ;) Good Luck my friend!

Nicolthe pickle said...

Voted and good luck.

Heidi Carlson-Reid said...

I voted for you :)!

Christine McN said...

Thank you SO much!!! I hope I win! It would be a dream come true! LOL! I luuuuuv Chef Michael Smith! This said, not holding my breath! TONS of great recipes out there and I'm not a pro chef. I just love to cook, love creating, and love feeding people!

Christine McN said...

Thank you SO much!!! Fingers crossed!

Christine McN said...

Thank you!!!! XOXO

Little Miss Kate said...

I think I have voted every day so far! Good luck!

Sober Julie said...

You know I'm voting daily!!

Torviewtoronto said...

he is one of our favourite chefs too :) lentil stew looks fabulous this dish looks very healthy

Christine McN said...

Thanks so much! You're awesome!

Christine McN said...

Thank you! Big hugs! XOXOX

Christine McN said...

This is something my Dad has been making since before I came along. As a kid I loved it. As a tween and teen, I hated it (because I found out what oxtail was). Now, I really like the flavours when they come together. It's a really tasty dish.

Tammy inRdream said...

Good Luck I have thrown a few votes your way. You deserve this one!

Whispered Inspirations said...

OMG, yum and the Chef... WOW. Anywaaaays, yes, I want to try this!

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