Thursday Night Nicoise Salad

Thursday Night Nicoise Salad
Allow all of your salad stars to shine on their own. Dress each component of your salad individually and pile onto a platter. Simple food is just so darn pretty. Make something like this whatever you have on hand!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

JOIN THE FOOD REVOLUTION

WOW! I am overwhelmed with inspiration from the brilliant and passionate Jamie Oliver and his FOOD REVOLUTION. As an idol of mine for many years, Jamie's drive and enthusiasm and pure love of food and educating is truly infectious. He has such a zest and happiness and desire that you cannot help but want to run into your kitchen with open arms and start cooking up a feast! As a matter of fact, my feature photo (shown above) is a salad of egg crepes that are rolled up, cigar style, and sliced into rolls. They unravel like pasta ribbons when tossed with your favorite salad greens and a light lemon vinaigrette. That's just one easy and impressive trick I learned from Jamie. He has also inspired my homemade-from-scratch Tagliatelle
with Rapini and "Oozy Goozy" cream sauce plus a "glorious roast"of game birds and sausages on polenta.
He has a natural and flowing type of flair for cooking, not to mention a nice-to-hear English accent and some fun and quirky jargon. He is a thrill to watch in his element, whipping up homemade pasta without measuring a thing and making glorious healthy dishes straight from his garden. I do believe that his real mission in life is to educate people about the importance of the role of food in good health. Believe me, I am certain that you will not only tune in, but you will jump on the band wagon for the outrageous and out-of-control problem of obesity in our country, the USA. Jamie's campaign is to tackle the core problems of why obesity related health issues are rampant in the United States, England and in other parts of the world. A strikingly potent and unbelievable segment of the series has Jamie in a school classroom with a group of children, simply displaying a variety of fresh vegetables. Do you know that these kids could NOT name ordinary vegetables when asked . . .? Jamie held up a bunch of tomatoes on the vine
and one boy said, "potato"? They knew "ketchup", but not even the fact that it was made from tomatoes. Another child guessed celery for beets. Yet another could not name a potato. One boy guessed broccoli for cauliflower. Sad. True. Horrifying, actually.

Please, please, take the time to watch Jamie's TED Award Speech on his website and listen to his wish to really make a difference from feeding our kids healthy food in school to educating people about how to cook at home. Sign the petition while you're on Jamie's site and also check out the trailer for his new series. He has so much to say and has already done so much in the way of educating people and donating his time and money to wonderful causes here at home, in England, Australia and other countries as well.

Tune in to ABC on Friday evenings at 8:00 pm CST or Saturday afternoons at 2:00 pm CST and join the FOOD REVOLUTION. The show premiered on Friday, March 26th. Please watch and let's all be a part of his mission in whatever way we can! Shop local Farmer's Markets. Grow something in your yard this year. Cook something fun with your kids. Introduce your family to a new vegetable! Hey, whatever works!

You know I love to cook and I love to teach others how to cook and I strongly believe in the importance of healthy food, healthy kids and eating fresh, homemade food as often as possible. I know I am always on a rant about colorful food, eating "green", keeping processed foods to a minimum and so on. I LOVE to share what I know and pass along important information. This is so important, I am obligated and happy and compelled to share it with you.

Salute! to:

! Jamie Oliver and his FOOD REVOLUTION
! Healthy food in our schools
! More home cooking
! Food Education
! Many, many, many great meals in our lifetimes...

Love & Passion For What You Believe,

Katie

Katie's Passion Kitchen




3 comments:

  1. I 100% agree Jamie, love him, love his message and what he's trying to do, I'm behind him all the way. Of course love your recipes and food shots, always amazing, always inspiring. I've been cooking "good" food for about a year now. I get a CSA box every other week and attend our local farmer's market, it's awesome! Thanks Kathy!

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  2. Great to hear from you Jackie! You always make me smile! Love, Kathy

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  3. Tammy & I love this show. It's one of the few shows we have on auto record. Unfortunately "cheap" foods and "convenient" foods have prevailed as of late with little or no concern over our health!
    Let us know where we sign up for "Katie's Kooking School" (including fees and gratuity, we'll supply the vino) and the 4 of us will be the 1st ones on the list! We're on board for "More Better" food! lol Lars & Tammy

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