Last February I published this post about an upcoming cookbook that a couple of foodie friends were working on. After a lot of work the project is finally completed. This accomplishment was only possible with the selfless participation of foodies from all over the world. But what’s so special about this cookbook? I’ll let the team answer this question with the following description:
Food does not simply nourish the body; food also celebrates what makes the world diverse, as well as, what unites us. The BloggerAid Cook Book is a collection of international recipes illustrating that we can work together and unite for a greater cause. The authors of this cookbook are food bloggers from around the world who have endeavored to make a difference by raising funds for the World Food Programme and encompassing their passion for “all things foodie” at the same time. Through these recipes they share their traditions and insatiable curiosity about new flavours. They pay tribute to the home cooking of our grandmothers, while celebrating the exoticism and richness of a world brought closer together by their hopes to make a difference. With recipes such as Tomato-Cheese Ravioli with Eggplant Sauce, Spicy Serundeng Tuna and Peanuts, Serrano Ham Paella with Oyster Mushrooms, Raspberry Mascarpone Bites and Triple Layer Orange-Passion Fruit Tart we are doing our part to say that bloggers can change the face of famine.
We chose the United Nations’ World Food Programme (WFP) to receive the funds generated by the cookbook because of the wonderful work this organization does. The WFP has touched the lives of our members, many of whom are from countries where poverty is often a way of life. More specifically, 100% of BloggerAid’s proceeds from the cookbook will benefit the WFP’s School Meals Programme, which benefits an average of 22 million hungry children each year. School meals are important on many levels. In countries where school attendance is low, the promise of at least one nutritious meal each day boosts enrollment and promotes regular attendance.
This book is a virtual way for all of us, wherever we may be and however rich or poor we may be, to pull up a chair at the same table and share what we have.
I was fortunate enough to be part of this project with one of my recipes. If you have been following this blog for awhile, you might know that I love avocados. They are one of those super foods that are not only healthy, but also delicious and so versatile that can be used in countless ways. That’s why I decided to send this recipe that features them for this project. We can alleviate hunger in a very delicious way, right? As I promised 10 months ago, I am sharing the recipe for these muffins with you here. But please buy this book. You’ll feel good knowing that you are supporting a very noble cause.
- •1 cup all-purpose flour
- •1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
- •1/4 cup sugar
- •1½ tsp baking powder
- •1/4 tsp salt
- •2 eggs
- •1/4 cup milk
- •1 large avocado
- Pre-heat oven to 350°F.
- In a large bowl mix flour, cornmeal, sugar baking powder and salt.
- Cut and seed avocado. With a fork mash it very well in a separate bowl
- Mix eggs into the flour, one at a time. Add milk and avocado. Mix until all the ingredients are well incorporated.
- Grease muffin pan(s) and pour mixture into them. It yields about 10-12 muffins.
- Bake for 25 minutes or until the tops start to turn golden brown.
¡Buen provecho and Happy Thanksgiving to my US friends!
Thanksgiving is a sham, but a sham with yams. It’s a yam sham.
-Buffy the vampire slayer
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