Here’s the deal. I love food blogging. I love developing new recipes for you guys. I love sharing weird and quirky stories with you guys. I love making friends through the food blog. And I love all of you guys, my awesome, funny, fabulous readers. One of the best parts of food blogging is this awesome community of fellow food bloggers. And today, I’m so jazzed to be part of a wonderful group of people who are coming together to support ONE. Have you heard about ONE. It’s am amazing organization that I am thrilled to be supporting today.
ONE is a grassroots advocacy and campaigning organization that fights extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa, by raising public awareness and pressuring political leaders to support smart and effective policies and programs that are saving lives, helping to put kids in school and improving futures. Cofounded by Bono and other campaigners, ONE is nonpartisan and works closely with African activists and policy makers.
Have I ever told you guys that before I got into food, I was pre-med for most of college and had I followed through with it, I was going to pack my bags and head to Africa for a year or two to volunteer. I am fully aware that there are plenty of places I could have gone to volunteer, but Africa always was my top pick. And although I’ve never been there, I can tell you that I am fascinated by the country, the people and the culture in Africa. I need to get over there stat. Hopefully in the very near future there is a volunteer trip I can go on and then round things off with a little great white shark sight seeing at the end. (I’m weird. We’ve already established that long ago)
Anyways, back to ONE. Today is all about spreading awareness for ONE’s mission to increase awareness about world hunger. It’s a serious problem and there is plenty that we can do to help. One EASY and free way to support is to click over to ONE’s food page and just sign the petition and help get our leaders to step up and fight for good nutrition today. Done and done. Now that was easy wasn’t it?
Another way to help is to spread some serious sweet potato love. Nutrition is the hidden killer of nearly 2 million children around the world. The sweet potato is serving as the mascot for our cause and we’re going to make it famous! Packed with nutrition and blessed with the ability to grow in many places, the sweet potato is literally saving lives.
So on that note…. Happy Sweet Potato Day!
Here are 3 of my all time favorite recipes:
Want to check out some more sweet potato love? Check out all these great links!
Sweet Potato & Black Bean Burritos from This Week for Dinner
Truffle Sweet Potato Frites from Savory Sweet Life
Sweet Potato & Chicken Sausage Stew from Chefdruck
Honey Sweet Potato Biscuits from Food for My Family
Sweet Potato Burgers from Cutie Booty Cakes
What’s Gaby Cooking and Sweet Potato Day
The Mission List and Sweet Potato Day
World Moms Blog and Sweet Potato Day
Go Graham Go and Sweet Potato Day
Cranberry Sweet Potato Crumb Cake from Barbara Bakes
Bourbon and Marshmallow Sweet Potatoes from Boston Mamas
Documama and Sweet Potato Day
Sweet Potato Bread Pudding from Eat the Love
Lamb Shanks with Sweet Potatoes and Sausage from Kitchen Gadget Girl
Sweet Potato Love To Help End World Hunger from Love That Max
Celebrating Sweet Potato Day with Mom Trends
Sweet Potato Chili from Righteous Bacon
Cooking Sweet Potatoes for Picky Eaters from Rookie Moms
Sweet Potatoes and Global Health from Third Eye Mom
Indian Spiced Sweet Potato Kielbasa ONE Skillet Bake from Tickled Red
Sweet, Dude, Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash from Helen Jane
Oh My Sweet Potato Apple Bake from Bowl Licker
Sweet Potato and Peanut Gratin from Non-Reactive Pan
Sweet Potato Fries from When You Wake Up a Mother (also found on Million Moms Challenge)