Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Afghan Goat Korma... What?!

Recently, my life as been a roller coaster. I apologize to my readers for not posting within the last month. There has been some life-changing circumstances in my family's life that has taken a priority. Looking ahead, I have found a new beginning. Life is too short... Period. On that note, life is too short to  be unhappy, even for a second. So I will continue to write on what makes me happy in hopes that it will inspire you to no longer feel dragged down, stressed, or plainly to give a damn about things that don't matter. Live life to the fullest!

So today's writings is something that always puts a smile on my face.. food! Today I attended the World Food Prize Iowa Hunger Summit in Des Moines. This takes place every year during the World Food Prize Festival. If you don't know what that is, it's the Nobel Peace Prize of Food. It brings attention to world hunger and because of the world's increasing population, our land area decreasing and our need for more food in a smaller area increasing, it's more important than ever to bring attention to this issue. In addition, with us being in the agricultural industry, it makes me thankful for what I have and wants me to help others. God Bless Farmers!

For the Iowa Hunger Summit, those in attendance ate a meal that only the very lucky would get in a third world country.

Depending on how "unlucky" you were in your seating, the meals were the following:
  • Afghan Goat Korma, Naan and Rice (whatever that means)
  • Butternut Squash Soup and Apple Carrot Salad
  • Prosciutto Wrapped Tilapia with Roasted Carrots
  • Chicken Caesar Wrap, Cuban Black Bean Salad and Apple Slices (This was an exception since it was sponsored by the Iowa Department Education Bureau on Nutrition)
Iowa's Governor, Terry Brandstad, was in attendance and he said hello to a small group of students at my table.

My intern came along with me and she was given the tilapia plate. She said she loves fish and tilapia, but couldn't choke this down. It was very fishy and pretty much raw.
My favorite part was the boy sitting beside me and his goat dish. He devoured it! I don't even want to describe to you what it looked like.. 

And then there was my dish... I guess God thought I needed a little break in life. I was served the chicken wrap. It's my lucky day!

No, this was not served as third-world food, but with food in mind, I had to show you this quick Baked Mozzarella Stick recipe. It looks so good! I plan to make these very soon. All you do is wrap egg roll wrappers around string cheese, wrap those in foil and bake for a few minutes. We're all pretty lucky for where we live and how we grew up to enjoy something so delightful as this!

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