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Healthy recipes, cancer stories sought for Every Woman Can cooking competition

Win a chance to cook alongside some of the city’s best chefs and restaurant owners at this year’s Spokane Women’s Show.

Submit your favorite recipe in the Every Woman Can Get Cook’n with Patty Seebeck contest and organizers will pick the six best dishes for a cook-off at the show on April 15-17.

Each of the finalists will be paired with a local chef or restaurant owner who will serve as their assistant. Finalists also win a $100 Safeway gift card and a chance for the grand prize – a weekend spa getaway at the Coeur d’Alene Resort.

Guest chefs include: Feast Catering’s Sylvia Wilson; Madeleine’s Café and Patisserie owner Deb Green; Vintages at 611 owner Tana Rekofke; Michelle Duke, production manager and buyer for the Providence Sacred Heart Regional Cancer Center; Emma Wolfe, a graduate of the Inland Northwest Culinary Academy and a broiler cook at Wild Sage American Bistro; and Krista Kautzmann, owner of South Perry Pizza.

Seebeck, a local registered dietitian, says in a video about the contest at that recipes should be fresh, colorful and delicious.

Every Woman Can is a campaign created by Inland Imaging to encourage women to receive an annual screening mammogram. The contest is looking for women who have stories about how they were nurtured by food during their breast cancer recovery.

Recipes are due by the end of March. They can be submitted on the website, and all participants will be entered to a win a KitchenAid mixer and Le Creuset cookware set during a drawing at the show.

Even if you don’t have a recipe to enter you can look at those submitted, including notes about how people’s lives were touched by breast cancer.

The Spokane Women’s Show is sponsored by Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and Safeway, among others. Admission is $7; those who run in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on April 15 get $2 off.

The cooking demonstrations and cook-offs for the Every Woman Can contest begin April 16 at 11 a.m and will continue on April 17.

There’s more information at

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