“Do You Want To Date?” Recipe Contest WinnersWritten by Susan Thanavaro | Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

After careful deliberation, and wading through dozens of amazing recipes and mouth-watering photos, Made In Nature has picked the winners of the “Do You Want To Date?” recipe contest. We had three major categories, (Best Date, Date Night, Speed Date) with one winner and one runner-up in each. However, during our decision process, we realized we needed another category to recognize the hard work of one special contestant.

All winners will receive $150 and 15 free bags of Made In Nature Organic Deglet Noor Dates to give to food blog readers and runner up will receive 10 free bags of Made In Nature Organic Deglet Noor Dates to give to readers.

And the winners are …

The Best Date
The best overall recipe

Winner: “Phyllo Date and Nut Pie with a Citrus Balsamic Glaze” by Greg Buerger
Runner-Up: “Date Nut Cinna-Naan Rolls” by Lori McLain

Date Night
A fancy, formal dinner recipe

Winner: “Date Stuffed Chicken Roulettes” by Darlene Buerger
Runner-Up: “Sweet Tunisian Pulled Chicken” by Crystal Schmidt

Speed Date
Best quick and easy recipe using 5 ingredients or less

Winner: “Queso Fundido” by Areli Biggers
Runner-Up: “Date Choco-Cheesecake Smoothie” by Hidemi Walsh


And the winner in our new, surprise “Most Entries and Recipes” category is …

Lori McLain who had 18 entries!


Congratulations to the winners and a big thanks to everyone that participated! Hope it was enjoyable. There will be another post up shortly with the full recipes of our winners and runner-ups but in the meantime check out all the delicious recipes on Pinterest and Facebook.

Do You Want To Date? Recipe ContestWritten by Wendy Goldner | Friday, June 14th, 2013

Imagine yourself on the shores of Tunisia with wine in one hand and sun-dried Deglet Noor Dates in the other. Sounds heavenly right? Well now you can enjoy them without paying for the airfare as Made In Nature is proud to announce this delicious fruit as a brand new member of the Made In Nature family! To celebrate this addition, we’re asking, do you want to date? To inspire you to participate in the celebration, Made In Nature will send you a FREE sample of our luscious sun-dried, unsulfured, pitted Organic Deglet Noor Dates when you participate in the Made in Nature Do You Want To Date? Organic Recipe Contest! Dates6oz_72RGBMade In Nature’s certified-organic sun-dried Deglet Noor Dates are prized the world over for their translucent blond color and soft caramel-like flavor that distinguishes them from all other dates. Our dates are the sweetest, moistest, most delectable dates under the sun. Just the way nature intended. How do we do it? We work with the most dedicated family of farmers to grow the best-tasting, organic fruit on the planet. Our organic dates are handpicked from small farms in Tunisia where the terrain is rich with sunlight, clean and abundant ground water, and fertile soil. As we like to say, our dates grow with their feet in the water and their heads in the sun!

How can you participate?

It’s simple. E-mail us at news@madeinnature.com by 06/20/13 to receive your 24 oz sample bag and then get cooking! There will be three categories you can enter your recipes in.

  1. The Best Date: the best overall recipe
  2. The Speed Date: the best quick and easy recipe with 5 ingredients or less
  3. The Date Night: A fancy, formal dinner recipe

• 1st prize in each category: $150 and 15 FREE bags of Made In Nature Organic Deglet Noor Dates for Reader Giveaways

• 2 runner-up’s in each category: 10 FREE bags of Made In Nature Organic Deglet Noor Dates for Reader Giveaways.

We’ll judge your recipe on taste, creativity, and readers’ responses—so be sure to send your fans to like and share your dish on social media and tag us in any posts so we know what’s happening. If you post any recipes on your blog, just make sure to email us a link at the email address posted. The contest will run through 07/15/13. As a bonus for our dates launch, now through July 15, if you buy one 28 oz bag of Made In Nature Organic Dates and two other products (any size or fruit), you get free shipping. Make sure you spread the word. Join the Made In Nature Do Want To Date? Recipe Contest today! E-mail us at news@madeinnature.com for your free dates by 06/20/13, then start posting!

IMPORTANT DATES 06/20/13: Deadline for emailing news@madeinnature.com to participate. 7/15/13: End of contest date. THINGS TO REMEMBER – There are 3 categories: speed date, best date, and date night. You can enter in any or all of them. – You must find a way to let us know about your recipe, preferably through tagging us in a social media post, but email works too. – This contest is about sharing, so make sure the recipe ends up on your site or your facebook or our facebook. Somewhere for the world to see!