Archive for the ‘Important Issues’ Category

A Closer Look at Organic Food and Earthbound Farm {#ExperienceEarthbound}

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Thank you to Earthbound Farm for sponsoring this post. I am happy for the opportunity to share brands that I believe in with my readers, especially when those brands are as passionate about what they do as the people at Earthbound Farm are. I hope you enjoy this inside peek at that incredible company.


Like so many things, the way we eat changes along with society. Trends come and go, and then come full circle again as we realize that the way people ate 100 years ago actually was the healthiest way to go. (more…)

Where Slow Food and Whole Food Meet {Cookbook Launch and a Hamilton Beach Slow Cooker Giveaway}

Monday, September 8th, 2014

Where Slow Food and Whole Food Meet

Are you a crockpot/slow cooker user? Whether you are or not, you probably will want to be by the end of this post! Grab a drink or snack and settle in because this post is a long one and you do not want to miss out! (more…)

Guest Post – Social Club Dinner {Support Local Food Banks}

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

Food Bank

Photo of a north Texas food bank, courtesy of Social Club Dinner.

A while ago I shared a recipe for Savory Rosemary Shortbread Cookies + Creamy Whipped Feta with Rosemary on Social Club Dinner, and today I am thrilled to welcome them to An Edible Mosaic! The topic for discussion is something no one really likes to talk about, but one that definitely needs addressing: hunger. (more…)

Black Bean Burger Dinner {$.96 Per Serving!} for Food Bloggers Against Hunger #takeyourplace

Monday, April 8th, 2013


Today’s post is dedicated to helping feed those in need.

We don’t have to look as far as you might think to find hunger…did you know that in the U.S. nearly 1 in 5 children live in households that don’t know where their next meal is coming from? That’s 16.2 million kids struggling with hunger in this country alone.

Millions of Americans are limited to spending an average of only $3 to $4 per day on food through the food stamp program. With that in mind, I wanted to come up with a healthy dinner recipe to feed a family of 4 for $4 or less (not including the cost of pantry staples). (more…)

Festive Fall Salad with Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing {And a #GivingTuesday Giveaway}

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

Salads are one of the best ways to enjoy seasonal produce. This time of year I like including things like fresh apple, pear, pomegranate arils, dried cranberries, walnuts, cheese, and/or diced turkey. The combinations are just about endless. (more…)

Bakery-Style Frosted Brownies {And the Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy & Helping Those in Need}

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

I thought I knew about the destruction and havoc that natural disasters could wreak.

I’m familiar with snowstorms that come bearing five-foot-high-walls of snow, and personally knowing people (dear family and friends) who have been snowed onto the highway for two or three days straight, with little or no food or water, no place to go to the bathroom, and no way to contact loved ones once their cell phones die.

And I lived in Florida for three years during law school, so I’m no stranger to hurricanes either.

But this was a real wake-up call.

Hurricane Sandy has affected so many people, in ways that are just unthinkable to most of us. (more…)

An Online Bake Sale for Suzie

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

I know it’s going back a while, but do you remember my Snickercrinkle Cookies? What about my Florentine Lace Cookies? (That second one is really going back…I barely remember them myself!) If you were intrigued by either of those recipes and would like to try them without having to make them, you are in luck.

I’m participating in an online bake sale hosted by Veronica (of Veronica’s Cornucopia) to help raise money for Suzie (of Two Dogs in the Kitchen), a fellow blogger who needs help paying her medical bills. (If you want, you can read more about Suzie here.) Or if you’d like to just make a donation (any amount is a help!), you can head over to her fundraiser page directly. If you have a moment, please head over to the bake sale and bid on my items or anything that strikes your fancy! Thanks for helping support such a worthy cause!

P.S. There’s also a signed copy of my cookbook up for grabs!

Apple-Oat Cupcakes with Honey-Cinnamon Buttercream

Sunday, October 17th, 2010

For the full recipe for Apple-Oat Cupcakes with Honey-Cinnamon Buttercream, please see my post on All Through the Year Cheer.

I just want to thank two very special bloggers who have taken time out of their busy lives to help make other peoples’ lives better.  We never really know just how much a small act of kindness can change someone else’s life, so thank you both for your thoughtfulness.  Krista (of Krista’s Kravings) is organizing a food drive; please check her site for details and information on how to participate.  Chaya (of My Sweet and Savory) recently posted on Erika (of the Ivory Hut), who is a food blogger whose home recently burned down; for more details and information on how you can help Erika and her family, please see here.

‘Tis the Season…

Friday, December 11th, 2009


For giving!  :)

I want to thank Natalie who initiated the incredible Project Feed Me, which was a nine-week-long food drive.  Participants in this project purchased two food items a week for nine weeks.  The program just ended this past Monday, and now comes the fun part…taking the food to the local food bank!

The very sweet Krista is participating in a great project called Cans 4 Comments.  For every comment that Krista gets on this post until tonight at midnight, she’ll donate one food item to her local food bank.  Please stop by and comment!

The fabulous Holly is raising money to help build a well in Cambodia.  Minimum donations are only $10…please help if you can afford it!

Please do what you can for someone who might be less fortunate, whether it’s donating food, money (any amount can help, no matter how small it may seem), or even your time to help someone else.  You just never know how many lives you may touch with your kindness!

Hunger is Closer to Home Than You Think

Monday, August 10th, 2009

Imagine Seeing All This Food Every Day and Still Going to Bed Hungry

Imagine Seeing All This Food Every Day and Still Going to Bed Hungry

Hunger in America


It’s hard to believe that in a land where food and drink seem to be so plentiful, 36 million Americans do not know where their next meal will come from.  In the state of New York alone, 9.8% of people suffer from food insecurity.  It boggles my mind to think that almost 1 out of 10 people I know could be going to bed hungry. 


Over 12 million children in the U.S. are growing up hungry.  The physical, mental, and emotion consequences of hunger are devastating, especially on children, and include the following:  weakened immune system, cognitive and behavior developmental problems, irritability, fatigue, difficulty concentrating, depression, and slow or abnormal development in areas such as speech, behavior, and movement. 


(See Feeding America for more statistics on poverty and hunger in the U.S.)


The ShopRite Partners in Caring Program


Ten years ago, ShopRite started this program as a year-round community-based hunger fighting campaign.  With the help of more than 50 generous manufacturers (, ShopRite is able to provide $2 million annually to charities like emergency food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, child care centers, battered women’s shelters, senior programs, drug rehab centers, programs for the mentally and physically disabled, and after school programs. 


What Can I Do To Help?


Did you know that for every $1 you donate to Feeding America, Feeding America helps provide 10 pounds of food and grocery products to men, women and children facing hunger in our country?


If you shop at ShopRite, which has locations in New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Maryland, you can purchase products with the ShopRite Partners in Caring shelf tag.  The manufacturers of these products donate to the program.  Or you can contribute to the annual Check Out Hunger program by donating $1, $3, or $5 at participating ShopRite locations.


If you don’t have access to a ShopRite, there is still plenty you can do…


·         Just leaving a comment on this post can help fight hunger!  For the first 30 people who comment on this post, General Mills and ShopRite will donate one box of cereal to a food bank in ShopRite’s trading area.


·         Volunteer at your local food bank, food pantry, soup kitchen, or other local charity and help them help others.


·         Support fundraisers sponsored by local charities, or start your own fundraiser and donate the proceeds to a local charity.


·         Write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper about hunger in your community and encourage others to take an active role.


·         Contact your elected officials and ask what’s being done in your community to combat hunger and poverty.  Encourage them to support organizations and policies that help resolve this problem.


·         Send a tax-deductable donation to the ShopRite Partners in Caring Program: 

ShopRite Partners In Caring Fund
c/o Consumer and Corporate Affairs
P7-103 Wakefern Food Corp.
PO Box 7812
Edison NJ 08818-7812


Please help raise awareness of local hunger and poverty in your community, wherever you live! 

Hello! I’m Faith and I write An Edible Mosaic. This is my recipe collection of international favorites and updated American classics, with an emphasis on seasonal dishes. I focus on real foods that sustain body and mind, bring people together, and make a house a home. Welcome to my mosaic of recipes.

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