January 2017 Archives

Linda Orrick is January Volunteer of the Month

Volunteer Coordinator
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Linda.jpgSince coming on board as an office angel, Linda has devoted several hours of her time on a weekly basis, assisting with tasks to keep us organized and mission-focused.  She tripped across Recipe for Success Foundation during a web search and felt connected to our mission to combat childhood obesity.  With twelve grandchildren, this connection is personal for Linda and she hopes they all develop and maintain a healthy relationship with food.  Most attractive to Linda is our offering of office work opportunities because she wishes to serve and share her talents where needed.  

No matter the task given, Linda completes it with precision and positivity.  Even monotonous jobs such as scanning a bank box full of documents, Linda accepts with a smile, understanding completion of such tasks helps us operate more efficiently.

Outside of her service to Recipe for Success, Linda also volunteers with The Lighthouse of Houston, providing transportation for blind adults to and from medical appointments.  A favorite pastime is reading motivational and inspirational books; she is currently reading The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World by Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, and Douglas Carlton Abrams.  Linda also spends time traveling to visit her grandchildren divided amongst four states - Oregon, Michigan, Oklahoma, and Texas - and visiting her husband who resides in Trinidad for business.

Linda recently opened her home to her niece who relocated from Iowa to Houston to pursue her degree. Linda's healthy lifestyle of preparing delicious food at home and maintaining regular gym visits has influenced her niece to create healthy habits of her own.  Since living with Linda, her niece has celebrated a steady weight loss and now incorporates healthy foods into her diet.  This inspirational story is an example of what drives the team of employees and volunteers at Recipe for Success to help make the world a place where healthy eating is the norm and nutritious food is appreciated and celebrated.  Thank you, Linda, for helping lead our cause and giving so much of your time!

Back to School

Justin Kouri
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Hot Sandwich.JPGTired of leftovers yet? Send the kids to school with what's sure to be the coolest sandwich in the cafeteria. Maybe pack an extra for your lunch too!

 

Hot Turkey Sandwich

Yields 4 servings

Additional Cost: $4.32

 

Ingredients

8 slices whole wheat bread

2 cups leftover turkey breast, sliced thinly

8 slices provolone cheese

½ cup leftover cranberry sauce

1 cup arugula

4 teaspoons Dijon mustard

 

Procedure

1.) Preheat oven to 350F.

2.) Place 8 slices of bread on a sheet tray, 1 inch apart. Each sandwich will be comprised of 2 slices of bread.

3.) Put sliced turkey on top of 4 slices of bread. Make sure to cover the slices evenly. Each of these 4 slices will be the base of a sandwich.

4.) Arrange 2 slices of cheese on top of sliced turkey. 4 slices of bread should have nothing on them.

5.) Place the sheet tray in the oven and cook for 15 minutes, or until the turkey is warmed throughout and the cheese is melted.

6.) Remove from oven. Spread 2 tablespoons of cranberry sauce over each sandwich half with melted cheese.

7.) Spread 1 teaspoon of Dijon mustard on each toasted slice of bare bread.

8.) Divide arugula among the halves with turkey and cheese on them.

9.) Close the sandwich with the Dijon mustard side of the remaining slices face down. ENJOY! 

Start 2017 by Vegging Out!

Justin Kouri
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It's good for your mind to take what you did in 2016 into 2017. It's good for your health to VegOut! Start the new year right and download the app! Take the challenge!

www.vegoutwithrfs.org

A New Beginning Frittata

Yields 4 servings

Additional Cost: $1.30

 

Ingredients

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 cup left over turkey

1 cup left over Brussels spouts

6 eggs

Salt and pepper, to taste

 

Procedure

1.) Start your oven's broiler. It will take 10-15 minutes for it to heat completely. Position one of your oven rack's just below the coils/flame.

2.) In a medium non-stick skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat.

3.) When oil begins to simmer, add turkey and Brussels sprouts. Cook until completely warmed.

4.) Meanwhile, whisk together eggs, salt and pepper in a medium bowl.

5.) When leftovers are warm, add egg mixture to skillet.

6.) Continue to cook stovetop while stirring until the eggs thicken and become clumpy.

7.) Transfer skillet to the oven, just below the broiler. Keep in mind that the frittata will rise - make sure that there is enough space between the rack and the heat source. 

8.) Do not take your eyes off the frittata, it will cook quickly. Once the top is golden brown, remove from the oven and cool for 10 minutes.

9.) Using a rubber spatula, loosen the frittata from the pan and slide onto a clean cutting board.

 

10.) Divide among guests. ENJOY!