Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Mambo Sprouts Announces Healthy Recipe Contest

Mambolicious Recipe contest promotes natural, organic foods

Mambo Sprouts has opened its annual Mambolicious Healthy Recipe contest, calling for tasty original recipes featuring natural and organic products. The contest promotes natural ingredients and aims to get a wider audience involved in choosing ingredients that are both healthy and eco-friendly.

All cooks are invited to get out their aprons and submit original recipes that incorporate one or more of our sponsors' products into a healthy recipe and enter it into one of the following five categories:

Savings Savvy: Tasty, generous portions on a tight budget.
Kids Eat Smart: Healthy and nutritious meals kids will eat.
Quick & Easy: Recipes that can be prepared and cooked in 30 minutes or less.
Classic Alternatives: Recipes for people on special diets such as gluten-free, diabetic, or wheat-free.
Desserts with a Twist: Desserts that are both healthy and delicious.

Winning recipes will incorporate one or more products from the Mambolicious contest sponsors including Jane's Krazy Mixed-up, The Ginger People, Ian's, Lightlife, Brown Cow, SAN-J, and Equal Exchange.

The contest will be judged by Peggy O'Mara, a natural living author and publisher of Mothering magazine; Chef Keith Snow of HarvestEating.com, a social network dedicated to seasonal cooking; and Kimberly Lord Stewart, award-winning food journalist and author of Eating Between the Lines: The Supermarket Shoppers Guide To The Truth Behind Food Labels.

I'm excited to see the recipe submissions," said O'Mara. "This contest is a wonderful opportunity to highlight how easy, affordable and delicious healthy food really is."

The first place winners in each category will receive gift cards and an assortment of natural and organic products valued at approximately $600. One grand-prize winner will take home $2,500 cash plus products and prizes with a total package value of approximately $4,000!

This year, Mambo has added a video category and invites people to submit their own cooking videos to Mambo's YouTube Group page at http://www.youtube.com/group/mambolicious. One video winner will be selected to receive a prize package.

Submissions will be accepted from May 4 to June 15. Full rules and an online entry form can be found at www.mambosprouts.com/events/recipecontest09.

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