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In January, FBC partnered with Summer Fresh when they launched their new fresh sauces  in 5 amazing flavours with a great offer for our members to try the sauces and create an original recipe.  Made will all natural ingredients and no added preservatives, they are available in the Meat Department of all Loblaws grocery stores in the Maritimes, Quebec and Ontario. Fresh Sauces can be used as marinades, stir-fry sauces, finishing sauces and for crock-pot cooking!

Thirteen FBC members (My Cookbook Addiction, Life on Manitoulin, Clockwatching Tart, Tasty D, Kitchen Frolic, Tasty Gardener, MBA Mama Musings, Winged Snail, La Cuisine d'Hélène, Glorious Eats, Maya's Kitchen, Kelly Neil and Eat Halifax) took the challenge.   Summer Fresh would like to thank each and every one of them as they were truly blown away by the creativity of the recipes, incredible writing and amazing food photography on the part of all the bloggers.  In order to pick a winner, they actually prepared all of the yummy recipes in their test kitchen and then had staff taste them! It was "really tough, as they were all fabulous and truly delicious."

While it was very close, they finally decided on a winner:

Butter Chicken Skillet Meatloaf

Congratulations to Kelly Neil of Halifax whose recipe for Butter Chicken Skillet Meatloaf was declared the winner!

Kelly says: Something I’ve learned, during my years spent in the restaurant industry, is how important it is to taste, taste, taste everything!! When my large white cooler arrived from Summer Fresh, I excitedly lined up each of the five Fresh Sauces, and then opened and tasted them, one by one. As I tasted, I made notes – notes about what I liked, what I smelled, and the imagery that came to mind as the flavours mingled in my mouth. When I tasted the Butter Chicken Fresh Sauce I knew I didn’t want to stray too far from the name of the sauce, and yet still wanted to create something new. With the gorgeous flavours of fennel seed and cardamom, and the addition of basmati rice and crunchy sunflower seeds, this is a new spin on a beloved classic that’s quick and easy to put together any night of the week.

Alex from Summer Fresh said: "We felt that this was a great way to use our Fresh Sauce to give a modern twist to a classic dish and the accompanying recipe shot looked incredible!  Again, thank you to everyone who participated, we hope you had as much fun creating your recipes as  we did tasting them! A special “Thank You“ to the team at Food Bloggers of Canada for affording us this wonderful opportunity!"

About Summer Fresh – Summer Fresh has been creating delicious specialty dips and salads for 20 years, and is located in Woodbridge, Ontario. Summer Fresh is known for trendsetting products, such as Snack N’ Go (Grand Prix Award Winner & Health Check Certified), Sweet Potato Hummus, Artichoke & Asiago Dip, the #1 selling dip in Canada and now, Fresh Sauces!  The Summer Fresh product line caters to a wide variety of dietary needs, such as vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, kosher and lactose free.  For further information about Summer Fresh, please visit  For more information about Fresh Sauces, please visit


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Gail Carey

I think you made a wonderful choice of picking Kelly as this year’s winner of the Summer Fresh contest. She did an awesome job at putting her own touches to this wonderful recipe and the picture and description of it made my mouth water. I definitely will be trying this out and I’m sure my family will adore it!

sharon allan

great pick! made this butter chicken recipe by Kelly Neil for my fussy family of 5 they all loved it! differently will make again!!! your choice of winner was spot on!! thank you

Weekly FBC News for April 1, 2013 | Food Bloggers of Canada

[…] Congratulations to Kelly Neil from Halifax for winning the Summer Fresh Fresh Sauces recipe challenge last week with her Butter Chicken Skillet Meatloaf.  Thirteen FBC members participated in the challenge and Summer Fresh loved the recipes they all came up with – you can read more about the recipe challenge here. […]

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