Today’s post is a little different. Sure, there’s a recipe but this recipe is to help promote an organization that is near and dear to my heart: the Food Literacy Center. September is Food Literacy Month in the state of California.
What does that meant, exactly? Well, as the Food Literacy center describes it: ‘understanding the impact of your food choices on your health, the environment, and our economy.’
Here in Sacramento, the Food Literacy Center is in the schools, inspiring kids to eat vegetables through cooking and exploring. I’ve been in the classes, watching the kids eat beets and radishes with excitement. These kids then take the excitement home and often help push their families towards more.
FLC was the first organization I got involved with in Sacramento and it’s been amazing to watch the growth.
Here’s where you come in. For Food Literacy month, we’re trying to raise money through a friendly ‘veggie of the year’ competition with local chefs. I’m on team nopales, hence this recipe! It probably goes without saying that food education is one of my top passions and I think one of the most important things we can do.
If you believe in the power of food education, please consider donating. This is such an important mission and hopefully one that will continue to grow.