Friday, May 21, 2010


I am off to my first day as a volunteer chef  for City Harvest and I can't wait! City Harvest is the world's first food rescue organization dedicated to feeding the city's hungry men, women, and children. This year City Harvest will collect over 26 million pounds of excess food from all segments of the food industry and will deliver it for free to 600 community food programs.   And each week, City Harvest helps over 260,0000 hungry New Yorkers find their next meal. 

Another aspect of their program is food nutrition and cooking workshops which teaches low income families and other groups of people in need how to prepare healthy meals and snacks with the food available to them.  This is where I hope to come in handy.  Today will be my first test! Wish me luck.

Interested in volunteering? Click here.  Even if you don't have the time, every dollar counts.

Today's snack: Northwest Apple Salad

2 apples (granny smith), diced
2 tbsp dried fruit (raisins or currants)
3 tbsp plain nonfat yogurt
optional: 2 tbsp nuts (preferably chopped almonds)

Wash the apples and cut into bite size pieces.  Add to a bowl add yogurt and dried fruit and mix together well.  Add nuts on top and enjoy!

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