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30 March 2011 Dinner News – Cricket World Cup

India Wins The Match
Both Countries Come Out Winners

Homemade Chicken Shawarma

Pakistan and India played each other in the Cricket World Cup with India winning the match, but both countries coming out winners as relations between the counties appear to be thawing.

Adapted from Chicken Shawarma at Food.com. See the  28 March Dinner News – Pakistan & India post for side dish and dessert suggestions to accompany this grab and go meal.

Tahini

Make the Tahini

Making tahini isn’t as straight forward as you would think.  Just trying to grind up sesame seeds leaves you with more husk than paste.  This recipe is for a saucy version and not a “store for later” stiffer mix.

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Posted by on 30 March 2011 in India, Pakistan

 

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10 March 2011 Dinner News – School Lunch

Vote Now!

Healthy Kids Recipe Website Front Page

Popular Choice voting is now open

To promote economical healthier options in US school lunches the USDA is hosting a recipe competition for programs that participate in the National School Lunch Program.  Teams consist of at least 4 people (school nutrition professional, chef, student, and a community member) and submit recipes that can be made in a commercial school kitchen following NSLP guidelines in one of three categories – Whole Grains, Dark Green and Orange vegetables, or Dry Beans and Peas.

The top 30 will be used in a cookbook to be published in December 2011. The top 15 semi-finalist will be visited by the judging panel for an on site presentation of their recipe(s) as part of a regular food service.  The finalist will compete head to head in a cook off at a date to be announced.

Voting is now open for the popular choice at – Recipes for Healthy Kids – until May 15, 2011.

The USDA has also created the Chefs Move to School program helping Chef’s and schools connect for a better school lunch.

Give a change a chance!

300+ submission are listed in addition to the semi-finalists.  All recipes provide both 6 and 50 serving ingredient lists. Here are some suggestions for substitutes of some American classics that both adults and kids can enjoy:

Legumes

Eagle Pizza (Oklahoma) – Tostada, bean and veggie “pie”.
Panelle Fries (Florida) – Baked bean flour alternative to french fries.
7 Bean Veggie Chili (Connecticut) –  Served with pita and sour cream.

Vegetable

Berry Delicious Salad (Wisconsin) – In season fruit, chicken, and poppyseed dressing.
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Posted by on 10 March 2011 in United States of America

 

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