I joined BloggerAid back in January but I just finally got it together to get a recipe into BloggerAid's cookbook project (better late than never since the second deadline is tomorrow!). This is such an important project as the cookbook will feature recipes from bloggers all over the world and 100% of the proceeds will go to feed children through School Meals, a program of The World Food Programme (WFP), the United Nations frontline agency. School Meals provides meals to schoolchildren in developing countries which not only provides vital nourishment to the kids, it helps encourage their families to keep them in school.
BloggerAid's goal is to bring food bloggers together from all across the globe to aid in the alleviation of hunger.
"We are a growing group of international food bloggers determined to make a difference in aid of world famine. The love of food and community that brings us together drives the compassion of its members to reach out to our world to help those less fortunate than we are. Banded by a mission of helping to make a change in a world where starvation affects such a profound number of people, we will raise money and awareness for the hungry in communities both at home and abroad."
So here is a quick peek at my entry, one of my favorite side dish salads:
Curried Quinoa Salad with Cranberries and Toasted Almonds
It is colorful, flavorful and healthy; perfect for potlucks, parties, lunches, etc. Much as I would love to share the recipe with you now, you will just have to wait and buy the book! The cookbook is targeted to be sold on Amazon.com in December 2009, with once again 100% of the proceeds going to School Meals. A great opportunity to buy a new cookbook and do some good in the world at the same time!
You can read more about the cookbook and the other fabulous programs and events that BloggerAid has to offer at the site here.