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Win Summer’s Best Grilling Basket

By Cathy Cochran-Lewis, May 9, 2011  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Cathy Cochran-Lewis
THE CONTEST HAS CLOSED. CONGRATS TO HEIDI FROM COLORADO.  THANK YOU FOR ALL THE COMMENTS! Grab your tongs, don your apron and light your grills – it’s time to fire up for summer! At Whole Foods Market, we are excited to bring you Summer’s Best – a summer-long online and in-store roadmap to the freshest and seasonally best foods at peak perfection, strategies for making the most of the season both indoors and out, and solutions for enjoying summer full tilt. Gear up for backyard grilling and Memorial Day (May 30) celebrations by entering to win our Summer’s Best Grilling Basket. You’ll become the master of the grill in no time with this basket stuffed with marinades, grilling tools, spices, condiments and more – all the essentials to help get your grill on! Ready to start the season ripe? Tell us your favorite ways to make summer sizzle on the grill in the comments section below by May 22nd. One winner will be randomly selected to receive the Summer’s Best Grilling Gift Basket, a $100 value, plus a $50 gift card so you can pick up your favorite grilling necessities like charcoal, burgers, sausages, veggies, buns and more. Here’s what you’ll find in the basket. And even if you don’t win, this list will give you a great starting point for must-haves to kick off the season of grilling greatness!
  • 365 Everyday Value Caribbean BBQ Seasoning and Southwestern Grille Seasoning
  • 365 Everyday Value Mayonnaise, Organic Yellow Mustard and Organic Tomato Ketchup
  • 365 Everyday Value Organic Kosher Pickles and Sweet Relish
  • 365 Everyday Value Organic Ranch Dressing
  • Nature’s Rancher Theo’s Steakhouse and Ginger Teriyaki Cooking & Grilling Sauce
  • Laurel Hill Tortilla Chips (Multi Grain)
  • Food Should Taste Good Chips (Sweet Potato and Cheddar)
  • 365 Everyday Value Organic Unsweetened Black Tea
  • Good Grips 16” Tongs
  • 100 Bamboo Skewers
  • Good Grips Large Wooden Spoons
  • Good Grips Metal Spatula
  • No Mo’ Skeeters Bug Spray
So tell us how you make summer sizzle on the grill! Add your comment by May 22nd for a chance to win a grilling gift basket. Ready, set, summer! THE CONTEST HAS CLOSED. CONGRATS TO HEIDI FROM COLORADO. THANK YOU FOR ALL THE COMMENTS!
Category: Contests, Summer's Best




Flannery says ...
I love grilling zucchini, squash, red onion and tomatoes with olive oil, s&p in a grill basket. perfectly deliciously and so easy! i hope i win!
05/09/2011 3:18:20 PM CDT
Kim says ...
Veggies! We have a grill wok, and we load it up with onions, bell peppers (red and green), mushrooms, grape tomatoes, and zucchini, seasoned with a little olive oil and Montreal Steak Seasoning.
05/09/2011 3:20:35 PM CDT
Jennifer Lowe says ...
We make our summer sizzle by grilling out all the time! (Seriously...like 5 times a week!) One of our faves is the Whole Foods recipe for Pork & Pineapple tacos! YUM! I really hope I win...this would be awesome to have! I Love Whole Foods!
05/09/2011 3:20:37 PM CDT
Brandon says ...
We enjoy inviting friends and family over for outdoors pinic style lunch! Lots of lawn chairs, cooled beverages, great food, good company, family pets, and lots of grilling healthy food! It's a great way to spend the summer. Don't forget to toss that football around!
05/09/2011 3:21:16 PM CDT
Gidget says ...
My family and I grill 5 or more days a week during the summer! We love the taste from the grill and we love dining outdoors at our picnic table. it is a great way to have a wonderful meal, healthy meal, and to have a special family meal all at once!! our favorites are barbequed pork chops grilled, cheeseburgers and corn on the cob, and chicken marinated in almost anything!!
05/09/2011 3:27:24 PM CDT
Kate says ...
I love grilling onions and my husband especially loves grilling steaks! He is most happy manning the grill surrounded by family and friends!
05/09/2011 3:27:28 PM CDT
Claire says ...
I'm a vegetarian, so I love to grill fresh fish, portobello mushroom burgers, vegetables, and pizza. We had our first grilled meal on Mother's Day- fresh grilled shrimp from where else but Whole Foods!
05/09/2011 3:38:42 PM CDT
suzanne says ...
kebobs! anything on a stick, really - chicken, veggies. we just got your first backyard and we are very excited to grill!
05/09/2011 3:43:02 PM CDT
Diana says ...
Grilling is great for quick, weeknight recipes when I'm exhausted after a day of work.
05/09/2011 3:43:04 PM CDT
Joanne says ...
Oh please pick me!
05/09/2011 3:50:07 PM CDT
Kristie says ...
Love chicken and fresh veggies (especially baby bella mushrooms!) on kabobs!
05/09/2011 3:51:55 PM CDT
Amy says ...
I love to wrap veggies in foil with a little ghee and seasoning and put them on the grill! Hooray for summer!
05/09/2011 3:54:43 PM CDT
Joe Martin says ...
I cook meat and fish(exclusively from whole foods), and my wife is a wizard on the grill with vegetables. Summer is grilling, and this summer I plan on buying a smoker, and learning how to use it.Sunshine, food on the grill, and Oberon, make me one happy grill master.
05/09/2011 4:34:57 PM CDT
Linda thomas says ...
Good food and good friends=a great grilling time! I would throw my daughter an engagement party!
05/09/2011 4:36:46 PM CDT
Joyce Cole says ...
I grill veggies too! Mushrooms, asparagus, tomatoes, zucchini, eggplant, and peppers are delicious!
05/09/2011 4:49:22 PM CDT
Erica DiBella says ...
I love peaches on the grill with vanilla yogurt!
05/09/2011 4:54:34 PM CDT
Erica DiBella says ...
I also grill in the winter, just sayin...
05/09/2011 4:56:20 PM CDT
Jen says ...
We just got a new grill, so I'm all set to cook just about everything on it!
05/09/2011 4:58:21 PM CDT
Ms. Genevieve says ...
Our Grill loves sizzling up gourmet burgers from the WF Meat counter for my boys and marinated salmon filets and asparagus spears for Me!! Nibbling on olives and shrimp from the bar...ooohhh weee!!! I can't Wait!
05/09/2011 5:00:31 PM CDT
Michelle says ...
I make summer sizzle on the grill with burgers, dogs, chicken, fish, veggies, you name it! Best of all, it means that my hubby is cooking dinner :)
05/09/2011 5:22:41 PM CDT
Dee says ...
I grill peppers of all colors and then drizzle them with balsamic vinegar and fruity olive oil--with plenty of freshly ground pepper. Yum!
05/09/2011 5:46:57 PM CDT
carol says ...
Grilled octopus that gets marinated for a few days so it crumbles in your mouth. Great appretizer is Grilled pineapple with Grilled halloumi cheese paired with the perfect Pinot Grigio :) There are sooooo many summer fruits that are great to grill n then throw over ice cream the a sweet treat or a thick rich dark balsamic I can go on on :) HAPPY GRILLIN AND CHILLIN
05/09/2011 5:47:20 PM CDT
Ellen Gideon says ...
I would love to win this. Can't wait to use my outdoor grill this summer!
05/09/2011 6:04:09 PM CDT
Kristin O says ...
Everything from a starter to dessert to soak up all the long summer days!
05/09/2011 6:08:12 PM CDT
debbie says ...
we just bought our new grill - already had family over but are going to have a big summer blow out party and would LOVE to win this party package! :) we have yet to try veggies on the grill, so far we've only done meats - those spices would be a great help!
05/09/2011 6:20:35 PM CDT