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RecipeShare: Easy chicken curry

Recipe from Shamim Rashid, author of the food blog For the Love of Ghee. Our food shelf on Payne Ave. in St. Paul offers coconut milk, baby corn, bamboo shoots, dry noodles including bean thread and other Asian foods for the local Hmong population to help them afford to cook the foods they love...

March 2, 2015 | Blogs

Sautee Chicken and Mushrooms

RecipeShare: Sautée Chicken and Mushrooms

Recipe from Pat Evans, food scene reporter and anchor on the Kare 11 News team. Food Fact: Generous local grocers and restaurants give us thousands of pounds of food to help feed nearly 9,200 households each year...

March 2, 2015 | Blogs

Salmon Loaf

RecipeShare: Salmon loaf

Recipe from Sue Zelickson, author, food activist and founder of Women Who Really Cook. Food fact: No Junk Food: In the Twin Cities, all the food we buy from vendors is monitored for its nutrition value. This ensures that our food shelf visitors only receive food that is good for them...

March 2, 2015 | Blogs

Spinach, mushroom and cheese strata

RecipeShare: Spinach, mushroom and cheese strata

Recipe from Natasha Cardinez-Singh, author of the blog Healthy and Gourmet. Food fact: Last year, The Salvation Army Northern Division served 992,000 meals – that’s almost a million meals. For many, this was the only meal of the day...

March 2, 2015 | Blogs

Mexican bake

RecipeShare: Mexican Bake

Recipe from Laurie Jesch-Kulseth, author of the blog Relishing It. Food fact: Our food shelf in Hibbing, Minn., is promoting self-sufficiency by requiring newcomers to attend a budgeting class before they can receive food. One guest was amazed at how much farther his $20 could go in a grocery store vs. ordering a pizza...

March 2, 2015 | Blogs

Enchilada bake with butternut squash, black beans and shredded chicken

RecipeShare: Enchilada bake with chicken and butternut squash

Recipe from Laurie Jesch-Kulseth, author of the blog Relishing It. Food fact: Our food shelf in Hibbing, Minn., is promoting self-sufficiency by requiring newcomers to attend a budgeting class before they can receive food. One guest was amazed at how much farther his $20 could go in a grocery store vs. ordering a pizza...

March 2, 2015 | Blogs

Pulled pork

RecipeShare: Braised pork shoulder

Recipe from Jeff Ansorge, Salvation Army chef in St. Paul. Food fact: The St. Paul Payne Ave. Salvation Army offers a variety of food programs to meet the needs of the surrounding community - from an emergency food shelf, including a special youth food shelf section, to a free weekday hot lunch and a free Friday fresh food distribution...

March 2, 2015 | Blogs

Beef stew

RecipeShare: Beef stew

Recipe from Andrew Zimmern, Travel Channel’s "Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern." Food fact: There are 22 Salvation Army Northern Division food shelves across the states of Minnesota and North Dakota...

March 2, 2015 | Blogs

Cornbread

RecipeShare: Famous cornbread

Recipe from James Green, Salvation Army chef. The St. Paul W. 7th St. Salvation Army offers a variety of food programs to meet the needs of the surrounding community - from an emergency food shelf, including a special youth food shelf section, to a free weekday breakfast, a free fresh food distribution on Friday and a senior food program...

March 1, 2015 | Blogs

Stuffed Wild Rice Meatballs

RecipeShare: Stuffed wild rice meatballs

Recipe from Alice Seuffert, food blogger on diningwithalice.com. Food fact: During the growing season we receive all kinds of donations from growers who want to share their abundance. These fresh fruits and vegetables are a real treat for people who rely on our programs...

March 1, 2015 | Blogs

Tomato soup

RecipeShare: Cream of tomato soup

Recipe from Lenny Russo, chef at Heartland Table. Food fact: Generous local grocers and restaurants give us thousands of pounds of food that can’t be sold, but is still good to eat. This program alone distributes more than 375,000 pounds of food to nearly 9,200 households annually...

March 1, 2015 | Blogs

RecipeShare: Gallo pinto

Recipe from Amalia Moreno-Damgaard, AmaliaLLC.com. Food fact: Our food shelves in diverse neighborhoods offer culturally-specific foods, such as Hispanic staples like rice, maseca flour, cooking oil, canned vegetables, canned fruit, canned jalapenos and other peppers, salsa, and hot sauce...

March 1, 2015 | Blogs

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