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Chicken soup with kale, garlic and sweet potatoes

RecipeShare: Chicken soup with kale, garlic and sweet potatoes

Recipe from Stephanie A. Meyer, host of the food and health blog Fresh Tart. Several of our food shelves allow visitors to choose their food instead of taking what they’re given. This model eliminates waste and ensures that guests receive only the food they truly need and will use...

March 2, 2015 | Blogs

Chicken thighs with apricots and garbanzos

RecipeShare: Chicken thighs with apricots and garbanzos

Recipe from Zehorit Heilicher, cook and cooking class instructor in Minneapolis. All of our 14 locations in outstate Minnesota offer either a food shelf, a hot meal program or both to help individuals and families in need stretch their dollars...

March 2, 2015 | Blogs

One-pot, five spice chicken recipe

RecipeShare: Five-spice chicken potatoes, onions and Brussels sprouts

Recipe from Lauren Fahey, author of local food blog, Minneapple Eats.

March 2, 2015 | Blogs

One-pot-chicken sausage with white beans and kale

RecipeShare: One-pot chicken sausage, white bean and kale soup

Recipe from Lauren Fahey, author of local food blog, Minneapple Eats.

March 2, 2015 | Blogs

Chicken stew with farro

RecipeShare: Chicken stew with farro and Brussels sprouts

Recipe from Jon Wipfli, owner of The Minnesota Spoon catering and personal chef. Food fact: Our Twin Cities food shelves are serving 30,000 more people now than when the recession began in 2008....

March 2, 2015 | Blogs

Bow-tie pasta

RecipeShare: Sweet roasted butternut squash and greens over bow-tie pasta

Recipe from Lynne Rossetto Kasper, host of the national radio broadcast The Splendid Table, and Sally Swift, managing producer and co-creator. Food fact: There are 22 Salvation Army Northern Division food shelves across the states of Minnesota and North Dakota...

March 2, 2015 | Blogs

Rosemary roasted cauliflower and grapes

RecipeShare: Rosemary roasted cauliflower and grapes

Recipe from Amanda Paa, Heartbeet Kitchen. The Salvation Army operates eight food shelves in the Twin Cities. Last year these food shelves distributed nearly 3 million pounds of food. Half of the food was donated and half was purchased using monetary donations...

March 2, 2015 | Blogs

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

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