Matt Haynes, is a good friend and the Artistic Director for a local theatre group, The Pulp Stage. Monthly, we will walk the neighborhood discussing our current creative musings. Most recently the conversation turned to people experiencing food insecurity.
Matt had recently made a meal and had a few connections. I had been musing about volunteering to help feed people. And a plan was born.
With some of the money from our Patreon supporters, Matt, Brian (one of our skBT videographers) and I gathered to make 48 high-nutrition burritos (with all the trimmings) for one of eight Transitional Housing projects here in Portland. Matt also brought ingredients for a delightful pear and roasted nut salad. While we were at it, we also made a little extra for a family that was facing Surgery the next week. Matt delivered the meals that evening for Sunday’s dinner.
We certainly didn’t change the world that night, but there was fresh, healthy food for their Sunday dinner.
Thanks Matt, Brian, and all our Patreon supporters for helping us make a positive impact on our local community!
To your health! Chef Leander.
This Week’s Recipes
The Instant Pot made cooking this meal a cinch. Using the portion multiplier, we doubled the recipe and tossed it in the Instant Pot. In less than two hours the filling was ready.
Quick Burrito Filling — Instant Pot
A quintessential batch cooking recipe. Load your instant pot in less than 20 minutes. Set up your assembly line and you can make burritos, salads, stuffed peppers, and freezer portions for later use. And you likely have all the ingredients in your pantry right now!!
Chili Mango Lime Dressing
Try this amazing dressing inspired by three of my favorite flavors! Mango, Lime and Tajín (a traditional central american spice sprinkled on fresh fruit). It is made with chili, packed with flavor, but not “hot” at all. Try it! It’s “!un fiesta en tu boca!” (…a party in your mouth!)
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