Now I finally get to reveal my motivation for hosting a Mango Week in the first place. For the past couple months I’ve been thinking about how I would love to share some of the foods I experience in Brazil with my readers and foodie friends.
My blog is almost one year old and I have yet to hold any kind of giveaway or contest. I’ve come to find the challenges and contests that take place in the blogging world to be a lot of fun.
The more I thought about it, the more I realized that this is probably going to be the only time that I have the opportunity to share a tangible piece of my living abroad experience with you.
So, how would you like a little something from Brazil?
Today I am announcing the Mango Recipe Challenge!
You have the opportunity to submit your favorite mango recipe for a chance to win a box filled with some Brazilian goodies. I am traveling to the States in May and these things will be coming with me so this contest is open to all readers with a US address.
Submit a recipe using mango in any way. If they are hard to find in your area you have some options. Frozen mango is allowed as well as mango nectar/juice. Feel free to be creative, and as always, the more natural, whole and less processed your recipe the better.
Email your submission to lori(at)fakefoodfree(dot)com and include the following information:
Blog post url:
Picture: (about 450 x 340 px)
Feel free to use the logo above in your blog post. (If you don’t have a blog, just send your name, recipe and a picture.)
I have a lot of traveling coming up so I have an extended deadline for the challenge. All entries are due by Friday, May 22nd, 2009 at 12:00pm CST. Don’t worry! You’ll get lots of reminders along the way!
All entries will be judged based on the following criteria:
Presence of mango (How prominent is the fruit and its flavor in your recipe?)
Creativity (As you can tell this week, I love unique!)
Use of real ingredients (Did you make your whipped topping? Is that crepe from scratch? You get the idea.)
Your entries will be judged by the Fake Food Free family. That is, all those in my family who I’ll be visiting back home that want to share in the judging, most likely me, my husband and my mom.
The winner will be announced on May 25th, 2009 with the prize shipped soon after.
The winner will receive a box of food related items from southern Brazil. Oh how I wish I could send you a bunch of fresh produce, but unfortunately I have to make it through US customs with these things in my suitcase. Therefore you can expect some popular packaged foods as well as some unique ingredients. Don’t worry. For any random ingredient I send you I will also send you a translated recipe in which to use it.
So, are you interested?
I sincerely hope you will participate. Not only is it fun to give this stuff away, but I can’t wait to have a whole list of new recipes for my mangos!
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