California Avocado Cutting Edge-Culinary Recipe Contest

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The California Avocado Commission, one of our sponsors this year, is calling all culinary creatives to help whip up flavorful and wholesome recipes made with delicious and nutrient-dense California avocados.

FitBloggin’ attendees are invited to submit their favorite California avocado recipes to the California Avocado Cutting-Edge Culinary Recipe Contest between May 15-June 9, 2014 for a chance to win a grand prize of a KitchenAid Artisan 5-Quart Tilt Head Stand Mixer, a $150 Williams-Sonoma gift card, a California Avocado gift pack and a seasonal supply of California Avocados (June-August).

The winners will be announced at FitBloggin’ on Friday, June 27, during the session Cutting-Edge Culinary: California Avocados as a Fat Replacer, Flavor and Color Enhancer, and Nutritional Booster. The grand-prize winning recipe will be demonstrated at the session by registered dietitian and chef Michelle Dudash and sampled by all attendees.

Here’s how to enter:

  1. Create a quick, easy and tasty dish using California avocados
  2. Feature your California avocado recipe in a post on your blog between 12:01 a.m. PT May 15-11:59 p.m. PT June 9, 2014
  3. Submit a link to your blog post with your recipe name and high-resolution recipe photos to contactus@avocado.org with the subject California Avocado Cutting-Edge Culinary Recipe Contest. If you share your post on Twitter, mention @CA_Avocados and they will retweet it!
  4. Make sure to include the words “California Avocado Cutting-Edge Culinary Recipe Contest” in your post to validate your entry

Recipe Guidelines

When creating your recipe, be sure to include:

  • Everyday ingredients (items easily found in the store)
  • At least one California Avocado
  • “California Avocados” listed in the recipe ingredients
  • A variety of fruits and/or vegetables
  • An original recipe and photo(s)

Eligible recipe submissions will be reviewed by a judging panel and will be scored on the following:

  • Creative use of California Avocados (5 points available)
  • Less than seven ingredients (5 points available)
  • Includes a variety of fruits and/or vegetables (5 points available)
  • Recipe photo quality (5 points available)

The results of the scoring will determine three finalists. The judging panel will then determine one Grand Prize Winner, one First Place Prize Winner and one Second Place Prize Winner.

Please refer to the official contest rules for the complete contest guidelines.

Winners and Prizes:

Winners will be contacted to confirm eligibility around June 27, 2014. All prizes will ship out the week of June 30 following FitBloggin’.

Grand Prize Winner will take home:

  • A KitchenAid Artisan 5-Quart Tilt Head Stand Mixer (in white)
  • A $150 Williams-Sonoma gift card
  • A California Avocado gift pack and seasonal supply of California Avocados (June-August 2014)

Second-Place Prize Winner will take home:

  • A $250 Williams-Sonoma gift card
  • A California Avocado gift pack and one box of California Avocados

Third-Place Prize Winner will take home:

  • A $150 Williams-Sonoma gift card
  • A California Avocado gift pack and one box of California Avocados

For California avocado recipe inspiration and ideas, please visit CaliforniaAvocado.com or follow @CA_Avocados.

Disclaimer: The California Avocado Commission is a paying sponsor of FitBloggin’ 2014.