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Congratulations to Spinach Recipe Contest Winners

Congratulations to Spinach Recipe Contest Winners
Posted on 09/12/2018

Lenexa’s annual Spinach Festival celebrates that Lenexa was the Spinach Capital of the World in the 1930s. As part of the festivities, chefs of all skill levels can enter a spinach recipe contest in one of four categories: appetizer, salad, entree and dessert. 

Winners were judged by local celebrities and awarded a cash prize. This year’s judges included Mayor Michael Boehm, local celebrity chef Jasper Mirabile, food writer Kimberly Winter Stern and Popeye. Entries were judged on creative use of spinach, appearance and taste.


Published Sept. 12, 2018

 

Five people sitting around a table.Man shaking popeye's handFive people standing for photo.Amber Baker’s hearty spinach veggie burger took top awards in the entrée category. An Independence, Missouri resident, she is shown celebrating with her son (and Popeye).Top honors in the dessert category were awarded to Sarah Budke for her spinach mint chocolate chip ice cream.The judges recognized Lauren Armour of Lenexa with an Honorable Mention for her delicious blueberry spinach cookie tart.

This year’s judges included Mayor Michael Boehm, local celebrity chef Jasper Mirabile, food writer Kimberly Winter Stern and Popeye

Christopher Trezza of Overland Park was awarded first place in the appetizer category for his delicious spinach perogies.

Kaitlyn Groene of Lenexa was awarded first place in the salad category for her entry “A Lenexa Picnic Salad”

Amber Baker’s hearty spinach veggie burger took top awards in the entrée category. An Independence, Missouri resident, she is shown celebrating with her son (and Popeye).

Top honors in the dessert category were awarded to Sarah Budke for her spinach mint chocolate chip ice cream.

The judges recognized Lauren Armour of Lenexa with an Honorable Mention for her delicious blueberry spinach cookie tart.