SALISBURY, N.C. — Three Charlotte-area bloggers won Food Lion ’s first store-brand recipe contest.
On Sept. 12, 11 food bloggers gathered at the Flex-and-Fit health facility to compete in Food Lion’s first-ever “Frugal Cook-Off.”
Competing in teams of two or three, the bloggers had 30 minutes and $15 worth of private-label products to make a healthy meal for four people.
The winning recipe was curried chicken and peanut sauce, teriyaki carrots with peanuts and Asian rice pilaf. The winners were Kelly Davis, author of Foodie Fresh; Wendy Bentien of Charlotte Smarty Pants; and Katie Harding of Charlotte Mom Favorites.
All three received two $250 Food Lion gift cards: one to keep and another to give away to a blog reader.
The remaining bloggers received a $100 gift card for themselves and one to raffle off to a reader.
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Brittany Dixon, author of ahealthysliceoflife.com, said even though she didn’t win, the event was memorable. “I wasn’t sure what to expect, but the event was SO much fun,” she blogged.
Dixon prepared chicken and mozzarella roll-ups with a mushroom cream sauce over sautéed mushrooms and onions in a white wine sauce and baked curry apples at a cost of $13.01.
All of the Frugal Cook-Off recipes will be featured on www.foodlion.com.
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