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 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 to late to get started on your own.
Cook It!  Share It!

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  1. This is the first I have heard of a day celebrating whole foods and home cooking. It's a great idea! Thanks for making me aware of this.

  2. Such a wonderful idea! I love to cook, and my kids wouldnt have it any other way. Too many kids live on Mcdonalds and gas station quickies these days. New Follower from Favorit Things Blog Hop!

  3. love this idea so much. Yum. thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo

  4. The birthday idea couldn't get any prettier! I'm visiting today from Thursday's Favorite Things.

  5. Sounds like a great idea. Thank you for sharing on the HomeAcre Hop. Please come back and join us this week:


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