I wanted to take a minute to introduce some of you to BloggerAid. I know a lot of foodies out there are already involved in this wonderful group of bloggers, but for you...you out there...the ones that aren't familiar with it...here's a little overview and some links for you to follow. BloggerAids "vision is a world which provides for and protects the welfare and human dignity of all its people. A world in which all children can grow, learn and flourish, developing into healthy, active, caring members of society."
BloggerAid has teamed up with the World Food Programme (WFP) to fight hunger worldwide! Members of BloggerAid (from all over the world) have been developing original recipes, and are planning a cookbook with a tentative release toward the end of 2009. 100% profit from the sale of the cookbooks will go to the WFP to help aid in programs like School Meals. More focus areas within WFP are understanding vulnerability, nutrition, buying & delivering food, building strong communities, helping families & victims of HIV/AIDS and connecting small, low-income farmers with buyers. BloggerAid is a way for us to give back.
Here's a sneak peek at my entry for the cookbook- LENTIL BURGERS...
BloggerAid is also about creating new relationships. I have always loved learning about cultures through their food and customs...meeting fellow foodie bloggers is a great way for me to connect with people from parts of the world I may not otherwise meet. BloggerAid has started an exchange program of sorts named BloggerAid Best Friends Forever....and it is all about connecting with a blogger from another country...corresponding, sharing, forming new friendships. So many reasons to join BloggerAid...just pick one!
And since I'm talking about doing things that are good and giving, I wanted to remind everyone to VOTE EARTH! Turn out those lights tonight from 8:30 - 9:30 in the PM! I once told somebody I tried to leave a place better than I found it. They told me that was impossible. I beg to differ. I pick up trash when I see it blowing around. I plant trees, flowers and plants. I recycle, I reuse and I have a very small carbon footprint (really, I've taken the test). I want my children and their children and their children to have the opportunity to own land...to plant things on it...to see blue skies...to see starry skies...get my drift? So, if you Vote Earth like I do...flip that switch! It's only an hour.