Sunday, July 3, 2011

Do you have a tasty oatmeal recipe?

I know I am not the only one that uses Bob's Red Mill products?

I use the flaxseed meal in almost every recipe and I love their steel cut oats too!

I was sent information about this contest and totally thought of YOU-all of my fabulous followers! I know I've been blog hoppin' and seen some tasty meals using oatmeal in the if that's you, then check this out!

About the Contest:
The company announced today the launch of its “Spar for the Spurtle” Porridge Making Contest. The contest invites home cooks and professional chefs alike to submit videos demonstrating a unique recipe that makes use of Bob’s Red Mill Steel Cut Oats – the World’s Best Oats. From the entries, three finalists will be flown to Portland, Ore. to compete in a live cook-off. The winner of that cook-off will travel with the Bob’s Red Mill team to compete in the 18th Annual Golden Spurtle World Porridge Making Championship in Scotland.
“We are honored to have won the title of World’s Best Oats at the 2009 Golden Spurtle competition,” said Bob Moore, founder of employee-owned Bob’s Red Mill. “Now we’re looking to our fans to show just how creative people can be when they set out to cook whole grains for every meal of the day.”

To enter the Spar for the Spurtle contest, interested cooks should visit to submit a video demonstration of an original recipe that makes use of Bob’s Red Mill Steel Cut Oats. Videos should be no longer than three minutes and should demonstrate a creative use of the oats. Dishes can be sweet or savory – they just need to be able to be created from start to finish within 30 minutes.

The videos will be posted on where fans will be able to vote for their favorites. The top three contestants will be selected as the finalists to be flown to Portland for the live cook-off. Finalists will also receive a behind-the-scenes tour of the Bob’s Red Mill facility led by Bob Moore himself.

During the live 30-minute cook-off, the three finalists will prepare their oatmeal recipes from scratch for a panel of celebrity judges in conditions that mirror those of the Golden Spurtle competition. The winner will receive an all-expenses-paid trip for two to Scotland, including $2,500 in cash, to compete in the 18th Annual Golden Spurtle World Porridge Making Championship!

Based on the video submissions, three finalists will be chosen to receive the ultimate trip for Bob’s Red Mill fans. The finalist prize package includes:
· Roundtrip airfare to Portland, Oregon
· Three-nights’ accommodations at a downtown Portland hotel
· A tour of Bob’s Red Mill led by company founder Bob Moore
· A gift basket filled with Bob’s Red Mill products and merchandise
· $100 Bob’s Red Mill Gift Card
· A spot in the live cook-off for a chance at the Grand Prize
· $100 for cook-off supplies

The winner of the live cook-off will receive the grand prize, which includes the following:
· Round-trip airfare for two to Scotland to help represent the Bob’s Red Mill team at the 18th annual Golden Spurtle World Porridge Making Championship in October 2011
· Two nights’ accommodations in Edinburg, three nights’ accommodations in Carrbridge (for two)
· Rail transportation between Edinburgh and Carrbridge
· $2500 cash

To submit a recipe, vote for a video, read the contest’s official rules or learn more about the World’s Best Oats, please visit The deadline to submit entries is July 30, 2011.

Those of you participating in my virtual was the first day and I'm SO overwhelmed by the response! THANK YOU soooo much for supporting me as I host my first virtual race! Everything has gone smoothly and I'm receiving race times and pictures throughout the day! Yay! Plus, I'm having new participants sign up like crazy, so thanks to all of YOU and getting the word out there, this race is a huge success and it's only the beginning!

July 3rd-9th, so there's still plenty of time to race! There are extra entries for spreading the word on your blog, facebook or twitter and I appreciate all that you've done so far by getting the message out there :)

To sign up, simply email me at that you'd like to sign up. I'll send you a blank BIB and add you to the list. Then after completing the race, send me your finishing time and a picture(optional) for your entries! Good luck, have FUN and thank you again for participating!!!

**A BIG shout-out to Just Trying is for Little Girls because I've been getting entries from her followers all day! THANK YOU :)**

1 comment:

(Just) Trying is for Little Girls said...

Hey wait, if more people sign up, my odds of winning a prize go down, right? What have I done?

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