Appetizers. Eating smaller portions of food, such as appetizers, are a great way to eat healthier WITHOUT compromising on taste. Appetizers are not necessarily low-fat or low-calorie, but they are smaller servings. So in keeping with that theme, Dole has decided to host the 2nd Annual California Cookoff and fly three contestants to Los Angeles to a Cook Off judged by Celebrity Chef Ben Ford. In addition to the trip, the winning recipe will receive a cash award of $10,000 and two runners ups will receive $1,000. Then they are also choosing one additional winner to simply judge the contest with Chef Ben Ford.

Make sure to enter the Dole CA Cookoff for your chance to win!!!

So what do you need to do? Well, simply create a recipe with Dole products. Here are some examples of products you can use. BUT you don’t’ have to apply to be part of the party. You simply need to come and hang out with us!

Who: Dole

When: April 4th, 2012 from 8-10pm EST

Hashtag: #DoleCookoff

Brand Twitter: @DoleFoods

What the heck is a Twitter Party? Click here for that information.

We are going to have several really fun foodies at his party as well. Each one of them are very versed in food and what food combinations taste good. You can pick their brains as much as you want and they are listed below.

Professional Panelists:

1. @Bookieboo, Hostess with the Mostess

2. @Resourcefulmom, Twitter Oprah in charge of SWAG

3. @Savorthethyme, healthy foodie

4. @CookingwCaitlin, foodie

5. @FamilyFoodie, foodie

(more to come)


1. (Grand Prize 1 winner) $150 Visa Gift Card, Dole free product coupons,  & Dole Care Package

2. $100 Visa Gift Card, Dole free product coupons, & Dole Care Package (1 winner)

3. $50 Visa Gift Card, Dole free product coupons, & Dole Care Package (2 winners)

4. $25 Visa Gift Card, Dole free product coupons, & Dole Care Package  (4 winners)

5. Dole care packages including: Free product coupons, large beach towel, booklets, children’s book, Real Fruit Bites, pen, hat, & reusable grocery bag (4 winners)

How to Enter (make sure to comment for EACH entry):

1.Enter the Dole California Cookoff on their Facebook page here (10 entries) 

2. Tweet this message (limit 1 tweet per hour, max 30 entries, 1 entry per tweet)

2NITE Join us 4 @DoleFoods CA Cookoff Party! Chat abt appetizers & small portions! 8-10pm EST, #DoleCookoff

3. Share this post on your Facebook wall (1 entry)
4. Let Dole know you are joining us on their Facebook page (1 entry)
5. Share this post on Google + (1 entry)
6. Share the Dole Cookoff image on Pinterest (1 entry)
7. Comment on the Mamavation Facebook wall (1 entry)
8. Join Bookieboo (5 entries)
9. Hit up Leah Segedie on Facebook and say hi! (1 entry)

Hope to see you all there!!!

RSVP to the linky below to say you will be there. Remember you must be present to win!



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Leah Segedie is the Founder of Mamavation and Bookieboo, a blogger network. After losing over 100 lbs, she started a career mentoring women in health and since then has assisted in over 3,500 lbs lost via the Mamavation community. Leah and her work has been mentioned in Ladies Home Journal, Reader's Digest, Fitness, Women's Day, CNN, ABC, CBS, the O'Reilly Factor, AOL, Entrepreneur, and Yahoo to name a few. She works from home in her fuzzy slippers.

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