The contest was launched in early November and encouraged all RV enthusiasts across the country to submit their favorite RV related recipe for a chance to win one of three amazing prizes.
Before finalizing the three prize winners, a ‘top twenty’ list of the submitted recipes was chosen and evaluated by a panel of judges, Phyllis Hinz and Lamont Mackay, otherwise known as ‘The Cooking Ladies’.
Phyllis and Lamont are RV enthusiasts, the authors of nine cookbooks and former restaurateurs. They combine their appetite for adventure with meeting new people, seeing new places, sampling new foods, and creating recipes.
The grand prize for the best overall recipe and winner of an RV Weekend Getaway was awarded to Valerie Gervais of Ottawa, Ontario for her healthy and unique Baby Spinach and Raspberry Salad.
The second prize of a $250 gift card for Williams-Sonoma online was awarded to Terri Gilson of Calgary, Alberta for her quirky Perogy Potato Salad.
The third prize of a six piece set of Wusthof Steak Knives was awarded to Gail McBride of Edmonton, Alberta for her tangy Pickled Shrimp.
In order to choose the top twenty recipes, the Cooking Ladies equally weighed each entry for RV-friendliness, ease of preparation, relevance to the five categories, originality and creativity, as well as proper completion of submission form, taste, and visual appeal.
“We want to thank everyone across Canada who entered the contest and submitted their favorite RV recipe,” said Go RVing Canada Executive Director Chris Mahony.
“We received several delicious and unique entries and selecting the winners was not an easy task. Go RVing Canada will be sharing all of the top twenty recipes with Canadians so that they may enjoy them on their RV travels this year.”
Each one of the top twenty recipes will be revealed over the next twenty days on the Go RVing Canada’s Facebook page (see link below).
The grand prize for the best overall recipe, Baby Spinach and Raspberry Salad, follows:
Baby Spinach and Raspberry Salad with Feta and Balsamic Vinaigrette
This healthy, colorful salad is as beautiful as it is delicious. We use fresh raspberries that we pick-up at the many fruit and veggie stands we come across on our journeys. Using pre-washed baby spinach and jarred feta minimizes preparation.
(Makes 4 servings)
6 cups (1.5L) pre-washed baby spinach
3/4 cup (175 ml) fresh raspberries
2 tablespoons (30 ml) sliced almonds
1 small green onion, chopped
1 150g jar of cubed feta cheese in oil with herbs and spices
2 tablespoons (30 ml) balsamic vinegar
- Layer spinach, raspberries, sliced almonds, and chopped green onions in a large salad bowl.
- Scoop half of the feta cubes out of the jar and onto the salad mixture.
- Mix 2 tablespoons of the oil from the feta with the balsamic vinegar and pour the mixture over the salad.
- Gently toss, serve, and enjoy!
Go RVing Canada
The Go RVing Canada coalition was formed in 1997, and consists of RV manufacturers, RV dealers and campground operators. The coalition serves as the Canadian RV camping industry ambassador to provide the public and media with information about the benefits of RV travel.
The coalition also seeks to enhance consumer information and satisfaction with the RV experience.
Address: 2175 Sheppard Avenue East, Suite 310, Toronto, Ontario M2J 1W8
Go RVing Canada’s Facebook page: facebook.com/Go-RVing-Canada
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