Many of you, our customers, are fabulous cooks. How do we know? Well, over the years, we’ve all exchanged recipes and cooking ideas and they’ve been great. So, to celebrate warmer weather, we’re holding a cooking contest!

Rules: One recipe in one category per person. No refined sugar, white flour or mixes. Recipes must be either original or modified for a particular dietary need like gluten-free (of course, attribute your original source). The winning recipe won’t necessarily have the most ingredients or take the most time to prepare. In fact, simpler is better!  And we want dishes you’d enjoy sharing around a table with family and friends. The categories are appetizer, salad, entrée and dessert.

We get to keep you recipe and might even run them in our store newsletter.

On Thursday, May 15, 7:00, you show up with your dish and entry form (we have entry forms to pick up at our registers). A panel of 12 judges (our staff) will sample starting at 7:30, and prizes will be awarded at 8:00-ish. Please let us know if you plan to enter by emailing me, Debra, at debra@debrasnaturalgourmet, or signing up at the store – we’ll have a clipboard at the registers. So far, to my knowledge, no one has picked up an entry form! We must have at least five entrants in each category to run the contest….Otherwise, we all get to do something else that evening.

Want to enter but worry that you’ll be hungry? Our kitchen will ladle out red lentil ginger soup for us all. What are the prizes? A $100 gift certificate to the store for the best recipe in each category!