Friday, May 17, 2013


If you missed out on the announcement...Wake up!!!
Today is an AMAZING day in the land of food.  Today we celebrate!
My Farmer's Market produce run!

Food Revolution Day on 17 May is a global day of action for people to make a stand for good food and essential cooking skills. It's a chance for people to come together within their homes, schools, workplaces and communities to cook and share their kitchen skills, food knowledge and resources. Food Revolution Day aims to raise awareness about the importance of good food and better food education for everyone by focusing on three simple actions – cook it, share it, live it. The first Food Revolution Day took place on 19 May 2012 with more than 1,000 events in 664 cities across 62 countries. Find out all about Food Revolution Day 2012 here.

Who is Taking Part?

Food Revolution Day is open to any individual, school, business and organisation that wants to take part in hosting or attending activities in their local area on 17 May. Many local activities will also be organised by our voluntary Food Revolution ambassadors who play a leadership role across the world in connecting individuals, schools, businesses and organisations at a local level. Get in touch with your nearest ambassador by visiting the Food Revolution Day team’s webpage. If you want to get involved, raise awareness or fundraise for better food education and cooking skills, then why not organise an activity in your local area. Follow the link to download the Food Revolution Day Activity Guide for loads of help and ideas. If you simply wish to attend an activity near you, visit our interactive activities map to find out where they’re taking place. 

Why have a Day of Action?

Cooking skills used to be passed down from generation to generation, but now millions of people lack even the most basic cooking skills. We need to get back to basics: to cook and eat fresh local produce; to share cooking skills and food knowledge; to join forces within communities and get as many people involved as possible. Food Revolution Day is our opportunity to get the world to focus on the importance of good food and essential cooking skills, by rallying our efforts to empower people with better cooking skills and to inspire them to cook fresh food from scratch. 

I had 2 major cooking influences growing up: My Mom and my Granny.  Both are/were equally amazing!  When I go back home to visit every year the kitchen is FULL of "smith girls."  My mom makes the BEST carrot cake ever which is a family recipe and both of my sisters are so creative in the kitchen.  We have a great time and I am so very grateful for the experience!

Super Mega Birthday Salad

Lettuce, chopped
Radish, sliced
Jicama, peeled and chopped
Tomatoes, sliced
Cucumber, sliced thin
Carrots, shredded
Avocado, sliced

Layer each ingredient however you like.  My final product is pictured.

The Super Simple Potato

1 red potato
1-2 teaspoons olive oil
Parmesan cheese
Salt and pepper

Slice potato most of the way through leaving the bottom intact
Microwave for approx 5 minutes, turning halfway.
Drizzle with olive oil and microwave for another 2 minutes.
Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and microwave for a final 1 1/2 minutes.
Serve hot!

Baked Spicy Chickpeas

3 cups cooked garbanzo beans (chickpeas)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon cayenne powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Place garbanzo beans in a mixing bowl, sprinkle with olive oil and spices.  Toss to coat.
place garbanzo beans on a cookie sheet and bake for 30-35 minutes.  Serve hot or cool.
I love these as a topping for salad!

Black Bean Quesadilla

1/2 cup black beans, smashed
salsa, optional

Smush black beans with a fork.  Heat tortilla and add cheese.  I prefer mozarrella.
Once the cheese is mostly melted, add smushed black beans to half of the tortilla and fold.
Cook on medium for approx 1 minute per side and serve hot.

I hope you have enjoyed my edition Food Revolution Day!  It's not too late to get started on your own.
Cook It!  Share It!


Joyce said...

That birthday salad looks so pretty, who would want to eat it.

anyonita green said...

:) As one of the co-hosts from the My Favorite Posts Weekend SHOW OFF Party! I wanted to personally thank you for linking up with us. Also, I'm hosting a Facebook like party on my blog where you can link up and increase your Facebook likes! I'd love it if you joined in too! It's here:

Marty Preston said...

Thanks for comming and sharing this on the Favorite Post SHOW OFf.I have to admit I am not a fan of black beans but that salad look amazing and I love making them since they dont take much prep time

Cathy said...

Thanks so much for sharing at A Peek Into Paradise TGIF Link Party.

I hope you will come party with us next week and see if you were featured!

Have a great week!

Hugs! Cathy

Lucero De La Tierra said...

All of these recipes look delicious and the salad is beautiful as well. I started a fitness revolution with Revolt Fitness so clean eating is a must for me.

Found you on Funny Baby Vids.

Anonymous said...

It all looks terrific!

Virginia Megin Gallagher said...

Yum! Look so good ~ I'm hungry, lol!
I'm visiting you today from Pin It Monday. I co-host a Linky Party Tuesday (opens at Midnight Mon). I hope you get a chance to stop by my blog, link up and leave a comment, too!
~ Megin of VMG206
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Jessi @ Practically Functional said...

These recipes look great, and food revolution day is an awesome idea! I'm sharing this on Twitter this week, thanks so much for linking this up at my party!

Kerry Fountain said...

These are some amazing recipes-- I cannot wait until the garden starts producing so I can try some of these!

Thanks for sharing with us on our Healthy Tuesdays Blog Hop....I hope you will join us again next week!
Kerry from Country Living On A Hill

Kathy Moody said...

That salad looks delicious, and I love all the wonderful recipes! I just pinned. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent! I hope you are having a wonderful week!! :)

Judy diyAddict said...

Hi, these looks yummy!

Thank you for linking Pin It Monday Hop#9, It's a Pinterest Party (Link). If you have extra time, we'd love for you to come back and check some other great projects at our latest Pin It Monday Hop#10(Link) OR you can link-up if you have not done so yet. I hope to see you there!

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