Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Our Global Kitchen: a cookbook benefitting World Vision International

Almost two years ago, I published a cookbook, Bites of Health, to benefit the non-profit I was running at the time. It was a great project and helped raise some much-needed funds that I used to help provide healing nutrition information and services to cancer patients. It was also a lot of fun ... always a bonus!

This year, I'm taking on another cookbook project, to benefit World Vision International and their many hunger-related funds/initiatives. Our family has supported WVI ever since reading the powerful book, "The Hole in Our Gospel" by World Vision USA's CEO Richard Stearns. The author was the very successful CEO of Lennox China in the US, until the Lord led him to leave his high-paying job for the top spot at World Vision. He presents a very compelling case for why we, as Christians, are called to help the less fortunate, not just in our hometowns, but around the world.

In this year's cookbook, I'd like to include recipes from around the world. My tentative title is "Our Global Kitchen" with some kind of a tagline about alleviating hunger that I'll come up with later.

I'm looking for recipes from as many different countries as possible, that really reflect the cuisines of each country. If they're healthy recipes, all the better, but that's not required. I'm looking for submissions in all categories - appetizers, main dishes, sides, desserts, breakfasts, drinks - so feel free to submit as many of your favorites as you'd like.

With each recipe, I'll include a quote from you about what the recipe means to you, as well as a picture of you (if you'd like), or just of the dish you submit. I'm also happy to include links to your websites/blogs/business pages as well.

I hope to have the book completed by the end of October so I can focus on selling it during the holiday shopping season. I'd like to collect all the recipes by the end of May, so I can start all the cooking (I'll prepare many of the dishes) and photography over the summer. Baby #2 will arrive shortly and I want to make sure I have plenty of time to work slowly on this special and important project.

To submit a recipe, click here and fill out the simple, quick form.

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