Mexico City, Mexico – June 29, 2018
The Prairie Oat Growers Association of Canada (POGA) is announcing the nine winners of the 4th Annual Oats Recipe Contest in Mexico at a ceremony organized at the Canadian Embassy in Mexico City, as part of Canada Day celebrations.
The contest aims at demonstrating the versatility of oats and celebrating their nutritional benefits among the Mexican audience. Nine winners were distinguished in the contest:
- 1st place, Michelle Sandra Puebla Navarrete, Ravioles rústicos de avena, hongos, y flor de calabaza, $500 CAD
- 2nd place, Dulce Mayumi Alonso Navarrete, Paella-Avena Hawaiana Nutritiva, $400 CAD
- 3rd place, Itzia Elizabeth Cardoso Guzman, Profiteroles integrales, rellenos de crema pastelera de avena, $400 CAD
- Honorable mention: Alexis Sebastián Sánchez Vázquez, Pastel dúo de frijol negro y top de coco, $50 CAD
- Honorable Mention: Artur Hernández Gastelu, Trilogía de empanadas de comal con relleno de avena, $50 CAD
- Honorable Mention: Catalina Crisóstomo Domínguez, Lingotes de avena rellenos de espinaca y champiñones, $50 CAD
- Honorable Mention: Lynda Anheli Ontiveros Córdova, Rosca vegana de naranja, $50 CAD
- Honorable Mention: Maria Cristina Riojas Arizpe, Taco árabe con avena y frijol negro, $50 CAD
- Honorable Mention: Nayeli Reyes Morales, Tartaleta de crema pastelera de avena y costra de avena con almendras, $50 CAD
The recipe contest was open to all citizens and permanent residents of Mexico, with the only requirements being that dishes had to feature oats and be written in Spanish. The recipes were judged by a panel consisting of a member of the POGA team, the Mexican Diabetes Federation (la Federación Mexicana de Diabetes), and the Canadian Embassy in Mexico. POGA President, Art Enns, stated that “as Canadian farmers supplying top quality oats to Mexico; we are glad that so many Mexicans are embracing their versatile use and are incorporating them in their diets.” The panel judged recipes based on their creativity, nutritional value, and presentation and selected nine winners.
The Canadian Ambassador to Mexico, H.E. Pierre Alarie, celebrated the winners and noted: “Canada is proud to be the premier exporter of oats to Mexico. The recipe contest is a project that combines creativity and Mexican taste, while encouraging Mexican consumers to add more oats in their diets for better health”.
82 recipes were submitted this year. In addition to cash prizes, the nine winning recipes will be promoted in the next 12 months on the Avena Canadiense website, www.avenacanada.com and the Facebook page, Avena Canadiense, which has over 190,000 followers. Oats-based dishes will also be sampled at the Canada Day celebrations.
Regional Coordinator of Partnerships