The new collaboration between Rach’s charity, Yum-O! and FoodCorps, an organization that’s the culinary version of the Peace Corps, is creating quite the buzz. It sends young folks out for the yearlong stints around the country to help educate kids about healthy eating. Why is that so important? Because one in four children in the U.S. struggles with hunger and one in three is obese — largely because their families don’t have easy access to healthy food. Let’s change that, people! FoodCorps has a hands-on approach: Its service members teach kids about gardening (in the garden!) and cooking (in the kitchen!). Here’s how Yum-O! played a part in this important mission — and how you can, too.
1. Yum-O! and FoodCorps
Yum-O! donated funds to help promote FoodCorps’ growth and expansion across the U.S. Next Year, they’ll add two more locations to their current list of 15, as well as 55 more service members, for a total of 180.
2. What’s Next?
This fall, Yum-O! is helping launch an award program with FoodCorps. The money will go to the community served by one stellar service member. Stay tuned!
3. Get Involved
It’s easy! You can support FoodCorps by donating online or even volunteering alongside service members. To find out how you can get involved, go to foodcorps.org.
A summer dessert that’s just as beautiful to look at as it is to eat? Easy. A beautiful and delicious summer dessert that’s also healthy? Not so much. But have no fear! Our Guilt-Free Summer Fruit Dessert Booklet from our July/August issue is here to save the day. While many of the desserts require just a few ingredients and minutes to put together, this show-stopping dessert is worth a weekend in the kitchen: Mixed Berry Lattice Cobbler.
No cocktail party is complete without a signature cocktail, but that doesn’t mean you need to whip up some crazy concoction with 14 different ingredients that you’ll never use again. Keep it simple, but still impressive with a four-ingredient cocktail that features one unique flavor that makes your guests think you’re a master mixologist. Do you like to add herbs to your cocktails? How about a light and refreshing Blueberry-Tarragon Sparkler?
As the FIFA World Cup comes to a close this weekend, we wanted to pay tribute to the host country of Brazil by cooking up a feast of traditional Brazilian fare. Whether you’re looking for a comforting dish and cocktail to replace the lost hope of a Brazilian victory, or you’re just looking to get a true taste of what it would be like to be at the World Cup, here are some native dishes to suit your fancy:
Feijoada is a gut-busting black bean and pork stew, like the chili of Brazil
Looking for your morning caffeine fix without sweating over a hot latte? Skip the deli line and make your own iced coffee! Your french press will become your summertime BFF.
It’s summer. It’s hot and sticky. We can’t stress it enough: We don’t want to be in the kitchen standing over a hot stove or oven. We also want to be out enjoying the sun, the pool and the beach, and not inside cooking all day. The solution? Dust off those slow-cookers! They’re making their debut in these summer dishes (no stews allowed!):
Looking for a casual summer lunch? Try our super-tender Cola Pulled Pork Sandwiches.
Eating, drinking and making merry outside? What you want from your sunscreen– beyond broad-spectrum protection and an SPF of at least 30– is a scent that won’t compete with food and a formula that won’t leave your hands too goopy to snack. We found six products that fit both bills, and work extra well for the fiestas below– though a few tubes can easily cross party lines!
There’s no better feeling than having a full week of delicious, healthy and quick meals planned for you and your family. So, to make your life easier, we’re sharing five fast and simple recipes for the upcoming week. Dinnertime just got a whole lot better!
Monday, July 7
Barbecue expert, cookbook author and executive chef of the Hill Country Barbecue Market restaurants, Elizabeth Karmel shares her best barbeque secrets.
Happy 4th of July! By now all of your party prep should be done: Hamburgers are ready for the grill, the beers in chilling and the sparklers are ready to be lit. But if you’re looking for a cute and quick way to both decorateand entertain, look no further: DIY flag-inspired food platters!
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