Canadian Lentils Recipe Revelations Challenge – Best in Freestyle Winner

Last week was a bit of an emotional rollercoaster. I got some great news to start the week which then turned into a huge letdown. Then, near the end of the week, I got this really super amazing news. I was the freestyle category winner in the Canada wide Canadian Lentils Recipe Revelation Challenge. I was floored and in shock. I never in a million years would have thought I could create an original recipe using an ingredient I barely cook with (except for daal) let alone win a prize for it!

I entered four of the five categories and I did make an attempt at the fifth but I started too late in the competition to finish it. Hey Grazza…it was based on your Pork filet with lentils, tomatoes, and salsa verde. Anyway, here is a rundown of the four recipes I entered in the competition; click the links below each picture for the recipes.


Shrimp Lentil and Turmeric Dumplings


Warm Lentil and White Bean Salad with Bacon and Roasted Grape Tomatoes


Sticky Toffee Pudding with Lentils and Medjool Dates

And the Winner…Best in Freestyle!crust3

Feta, Pea and Dill Quiche with Lentil and Sweet Potato ‘Pastry’

It was a great way to end the week for sure. I knew I was a winner no matter what because in the end I created four lovely recipes and discovered that my family really enjoyed lentils.

Kudos to the other entrants in the contest, there were some amazing looking and very creative recipes. Here are the other category winners:

Appetizers: Coconut Lentil Shrimp by Sugar n’ Stuff

Salads: Sweet Lentil Salad & Greens by Love and Lentils

Mains: Picadillo Lentil Cimichanga by Sugar n’ Stuff

Desserts: Walnut Lentil Cream Pie by sundaycrush

and the Best Overall Lentil Recipe was by The Yum Yum Factor for her Cauliflower Lentil ‘Wings’ Three Ways

Congrats everyone and big thanks to Canadian Lentils for sponsoring this fun and inventive challenge!


  1. merry120

    Congrats! It looks amazing!


  2. carole brown

    congratulations! I remember seeing this recipe when you entered it and thinking that it looked delicious


    1. dishnthekitchen

      Yours was one of the few posts I actually looked at and clicked on. They actually look like wings!
      Plus, I hate cauliflower so I am always interested in making it taste better…

  3. Bassa's Blog

    Congratulations on your lentil recipe triumph! It looks delicious 🙂


  4. sugarstuff

    Congrats to you too! Your recipes all sound fantastic and I am going to try that pastry and quiche for sure.


  5. foodisthebestshitever

    That pie crust was bound to be a winner. Still gotta try it but it’s up there on my “to do list”.
    The pork number would’ve defo brought it home for you!
    Big cheeky smiley face.


  6. Selma's Table

    Yay!! Congratulations! That recipe is what got me following your blog – well deserved win!!


  7. Sophia | Love and Lentils

    Congratulations! Your recipe looks great. 🙂 And thank you for the mention.


    1. dishnthekitchen

      congrats to you too! Well I suppose with a name like Love and Lentils the pressure was really on! 🙂
      It was a fun challenge for sure.

    2. Sophia | Love and Lentils

      Haha! It was definitely a lot of fun. 🙂

  8. My Kitchen Witch

    Congrats! It is a great, inventive quiche!


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