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Get ready to show off your cooking skills!


All selected recipes will be included in our bi-annual recipe zine, created by our community member, for our community members!


We're making this recipe competition accessible and affordable to everyone by putting some guidelines in place. But don't worry, they're designed to make the contest more exciting as well!

  • All recipes must be vegetarian or vegan

  • Recipes should not involve special equipment (stick to stovetop, oven, and microwave)

  • Recipes can not contain more than 8 essential ingredients and up to 5 optional ingredients

  • There are 5 categories that community members can choose to submit recipes to, with one winner being selected from each category (see next section for details for each category)

  • Contestants may submit one recipe for each category 

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Challenge Categories

  • Quick Meals: All entries for this category must be able to be prepared in 30 minutes or less.

  • Microwave Meals: All entries for this category must not use a stove or oven. They must be prepared using a microwave only.

  • Mandatory Ingredient Category: All entries in this category must contain the selected ingredient. For Fall/Winter 2023 our mandatory ingredient is: LENTILS

  • Specific Dish Category: All entries in this category must be for creating the selected dish. For Fall/Winter 2023 our selected dish is: SOUP

  • Dessert Category: All entries in this category must be for a dessert recipe.


5 winners will be selected. All winners will receive a $25 gift card to the Dufferin Mall.


All entries will be judged based on originality, accessibility, affordability, and adherence to challenge guidelines.

All entries must be submitted by October 18th to be eligible to win a prize and be featured in the recipe zine.

We can’t wait to see what you cook up!

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