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Win Your Way to FBC2016 With Mushrooms Canada

Win Your Way to FBC2016 With Mushrooms Canada

This contest is brought to you by FBC2016 Gold Sponsor, Mushrooms Canada.

We’re headed back for another fabulous FBC Conference, and what better way to celebrate than with some delicious food!

We want you to Blend & Extend your favourite appetizer recipe for the chance to win the Mushrooms Canada “Appetizer Spotlight” at FBC2016. In addition to showcasing your winning recipe, the winner will receive 1 full conference pass including 2 nights accommodation, all conference meals and events!*

That’s right, you’ll join attendees in sampling your mouthwatering blended appetizer and be part of the festivities all weekend long! Simply combine finely chopped mushrooms and ground beef to create a flavourful and unique appetizer. Full contest details below.

What Is Blend & Extend?

If you haven’t heard, Blend & Extend  is a great new concept, blending finely chopped mushrooms into your favourite ground beef dishes. Blending mushrooms into meals like tacos, lasagna, and burgers adds another serving of vegetables to your plate, boosts the nutritional profile of the dish, adds volume to meals, and helps extend portion sizes.

You have from June 27th until August 22nd, to create an original appetizer recipe using The Blend concept, with the ground meat of your choice. Submissions must be original recipes, with at least 2 photos (minimum 800 pixels wide) and are limited to one entry per FBC member. Submissions will be based on:

  • ease of preparation
  • use of accessible ingredients
  • flavours
  • photography, etc.

The winning recipe, announced Friday September 9th, will be awarded the coveted “Appetizer Spotlight” at the Food Bloggers of Canada Friday night reception in Toronto, and will be invited to join us at FBC2016!

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All submissions will be posted on the Mushrooms.ca blog, and will have the recipe added to the Mushrooms Canada Recipe Library for all to see (and drool over) with full credit and links back to their blog, of course! Any recipes including ground beef may also be considered for inclusion on the BlendAndExtend.ca Mushrooms Canada and Ontario Beef micro-site.

Please submit recipe, bio, and photos to: shannon@mushrooms.ca

*Travel expenses not included.
*Contest is not open to Quebec residents
*All entrants must reside in Canada

*Please note: Contest is only open to Food Bloggers of Canada members.


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17 Responses to Win Your Way to FBC2016 With Mushrooms Canada

  1. dishnthekitchen June 27, 2016 at 12:36 pm #

    sounds exciting…ideas are already ticking away in my brain!

    • Mushrooms Canada June 27, 2016 at 12:54 pm #

      We can not wait to see what you come up with for us this year!!

  2. Hilary June 27, 2016 at 5:47 pm #

    Too bad it isn’t open to Quebec residents :(

  3. Gloria June 27, 2016 at 5:55 pm #

    Yum….sounds like a fun little project!!

  4. Kacey @ The Cookie Writer June 27, 2016 at 7:25 pm #

    Sooo excited!! I think I throw mushrooms in everything :)

  5. Lori June 28, 2016 at 7:16 am #

    Mushrooms are my favorite!

  6. Marisa Raponi June 28, 2016 at 7:23 am #

    I look forward to joining this contest again’t!

  7. Julia June 28, 2016 at 1:09 pm #

    What about members/citizens residing outside Canada?

    • Melissa (FBC Admin) June 28, 2016 at 1:25 pm #

      Hi Julia,
      I didn’t realize you had moved out of Canada – we’ll update your membership to Abroad. I’ll have to check with the folks at Mushrooms Canada regarding your question. I’ll keep you posted!

      • Julia June 28, 2016 at 2:20 pm #

        Thanks, Melissa!

        • Melissa (FBC Admin) June 30, 2016 at 11:52 am #

          Hi Julia. Unfortunately the contest is only open to Canadian residents.

          • Julia June 30, 2016 at 2:04 pm #

            That’s all right. It’s good to know the requirements. Thanks for the information. I look forward to seeing the results!

  8. Bridget Oland July 6, 2016 at 10:41 am #

    Hi Melissa,
    In the info says “Simply combine finely chopped mushrooms and ground beef…” . Later in the post it says “…with the ground meat of your choice…” Just confirming if you need to use beef.
    Thanks,
    Bridget

  9. Lorena August 17, 2016 at 9:03 am #

    *Contest is not open to Quebec residents?? Oh man, why must Quebec complicate everything so much all the time? *sigh*

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