Contest Announcement: Spring Recipes!

Hello, oatmeal lovers!

It’s time for another oatmeal recipe contest. First there was the Savory Oatmeal Contest, then the Brownie Baked Oatmeal Contest, and now I am pleased to present the SPRING Oatmeal Contest!

(I do recognize, of course, that in the Southern Hemisphere, it is not spring. I apologize for that.)

^ Strawberry Basil Oatmeal ^

What is “Spring” Oatmeal? That’s the best part of this contest–you can take it in many different directions, as long as it reflects seasonal spring produce.

This varies by region, but after some Googling, I assembled the following list:

  • Apples*, Bananas*, Strawberries, Apricots (Fresh), Rainier Cherries
  • Pineapple, Mango, Lychee, Limes, Oranges, Lemons*, Papaya*
  • Rhubarb
  • Avocado*
  • Peas, Broccoli, Asparagus
  • Carrots, Radishes, Turnips, Potatoes
  • Mushrooms, Artichokes
  • Cabbage, Collard Greens, Swiss Chard, Spinach, Lettuce
  • Onions, Garlic, Celery, Chives
  • Coconut*

*signify produce that is technically in season all year round

^ Carrot Cake Oatmeal ^

As you can see, you can go sweet OR savory. As long as you’re using–nay, embracing–at least one of the listed items, I will consider it a spring-themed oatmeal!

Here are the rules:

  1. Submitted recipes can be stove top, overnight, or baked oatmeal. This contest will not include granola, muesli, pancakes, etc.
  2. Submitted recipes can be sweet or savory, but must heavily make use of at least one of the “in season” produce listed above.
  3. You may submit as many ideas as you’d like. See here or here for inspiration.
  4. Don’t submit an idea for a recipe I’ve already made. Use the search bar (at the top of the right-hand side bar) to see if your idea already exists on my blog. You can, however, create a variation of a recipe I’ve already made as long as it is notably different.
  5. Recipes must be vegetarian or vegan.
  6. I will choose my three favorite recipes to be posted on the blog, but I reserve the right to pick a fourth or fifth if I have a hard time choosing from all your amazing submissions. 🙂
  7. If your recipe is chosen, you should expect to write an introduction to the recipe as well as include 1-3 pictures for the post. (Camera photos are fine; you will not need a professional camera.)
  8. All recipes must be submitted to me by April 9th by 11:59 pm EST

To submit, please include a clear description of your proposed recipe in the fields below. (You do not have to write out the actual recipe, just a description of it to help me get the idea of it.) I will respond to confirm that I have received your recipe, and on April 10th, I will email everyone again to let you know whether your recipe will be featured or not.

^ Poached Strawberry Rhubarb & Reduction Sauce ^

About Lauren Smith

Lauren is a herbivore, Slytherin, and connoisseur of oats. She is a former teacher who is currently studying to earn a master’s degree in curriculum development. You can follow her on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook.

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One Response to Contest Announcement: Spring Recipes!

  1. I may be a little TOO excited about this challenge!

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