™ Launches Spring To Life Recipe Contest, an Earth Balance-hosted online community passionate about cooking and the quality and source of their food is launching the Spring to Life Recipe Contest in conjunction with EQAL, a media company. The competition runs from April 11-May 8 and asks cooks nationwide to enter their best plant-based recipes made with Earth Balance® products for the chance to win the grand prize; a trip for two to New York City with eco-friendly accommodations, an Aveda spa day, and dinner at popular vegan restaurant Candle 79. The winner’s dish will be featured on Candle 79’s prestigious menu for one night.

“With spring comes new, fresh and exciting recipes,” said TJ McIntyre, vice president general manager of Earth Balance.  “We’re excited to launch a contest that encourages health enthusiasts, foodies and home cooks to showcase their best of the season. We can’t wait to see the creative, delicious and healthy dishes our members submit."

Throughout the four week contest, a team of culinary experts will evaluate the recipes based on appeal, ease of preparation and creativity to select two winners every week, for a total of eight. They will each receive a year’s supply of Earth Balance® products, a Forks Over Knives DVD and t-shirt, and the opportunity to win the Grand Prize to New York City. 

To qualify, recipes must be plant-based, contain an Earth Balance® product, including spreads, sticks, nut butters and soy milk and feature one or more vegetables, fruits, whole grains, beans nuts or seeds. Each week, cooks will compete to have the top recipes in a different category. Following is the recipe category schedule:

  • April 11-17: Appetizers
  • April 18-24: Side dishes
  • April 25- May 1: Entrees
  • May 2- May 8: Desserts

The eight winners will be considered for the final grand prize for a glamorous trip to New York City. All winners will be announced the week of May 9, 2011.

More information about the Spring to Life Recipe Contest is available at
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