Thank you for all of you who expressed interest in attending the Fall 2013 Parent University. Unfortunately, off site classes have been canceled. We hope to host a class next spring.
As promised, here are the recipes from our first annual Food Day event held in partnership with Cleveland Housing Network and the Cleveland Food Bank.
We learned some tricks to make this healthy food taste delicious, as well as proper portion sized. Take these lessons back to your home, and be a leader in healthy living.
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
3 pounds potatoes, peeled and cubed
2 tablespoons minced garlic or garlic powder
1/2 cup fat-free milk or non-dairy creamer
1 tablespoon trans fat-free margarine (Smart balance or Promise)
Ground black pepper, to taste
2 tablespoons parsley
1 teaspoon salt (optional)
In a large stockpot, cover the potatoes with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until tender, about 15 minutes. Drain the potatoes thoroughly and return to the stockpot.
Add the garlic, fat-free milk/ non-dairy creamer and the margarine to the potatoes. Mash to desired consistency. Season with black pepper to taste. Garnish with parsley and serve immediately.
Nutritional analysis per serving
|Total fat||5 g||Total carbohydrate||24 g|
|Saturated fat||1 g||Dietary fiber||2 g|
|Monounsaturated fat||2 g||Protein||2 g|
Dietitian’s tip: Russet potatoes, Yukon Gold or Red Skin potatoes are excellent potatoes for mashing.
Serves 12 Serving size 1/12 of total recipe
8 cups thinly sliced unpeeled apples (about 8 medium)
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
4 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 ½ cups Apple Sauce
1 cup uncooked rolled oatmeal
½ cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1/3 cup flour
1/3 cup evaporated milk
¼ cup nonfat dry milk powder
1 cup vanilla nonfat yogurt
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray 2-quart casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray.
- In large bowl, toss apple slices with granulated sugar, lemon juice and 2 teaspoons cinnamon. Spoon into prepared dish. Spread applesauce evenly over apple mixture.
- In medium bowl, combine oats, brown sugar, flour, evaporated milk, dry milk powder and remaining 2 teaspoons cinnamon. Spread over applesauce.
- Bake 35-40 minutes or until lightly browned, crisp and bubbly. Cool slightly, serve warm. Top each serving with a dollop of non-fat whipped cream.
Calories 163 Total Fat: 1g Saturated Fat: <1g
Cholesterol: 1 mg Sodium: 33mg Carbohydrate: 37g
Dietary Fiber: 4g Protein: 3g
Turkey Meatballs with Sweet & Sour Sauce
Serves: 15 Serving size: 2 Meatballs
1 pound ground turkey
Egg substitute equivalent to 1 egg
½ cup seasoned bread crumbs
1 tablespoon chopped onion or onion powder
1 tablespoon minced garlic or garlic powder
1 tablespoon chopped green pepper (optional)
Sweet & Sour Sauce:
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 cup Crushed Pineapples
½ cup light brown sugar (lightly packed)
1/3 cup water
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In medium bowl combine turkey, egg substitute, bread crumbs, onion powder, garlic powder and green peppers. Mix well; cover and refrigerate for about 30 minutes or until mixture is well chilled. Shape 30 meatballs from turkey mixture (approximately 1 tablespoon for each meatball).
Coat baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. Arrange meatballs on pan; bake 15 to 20 minutes or until meatballs are no longer pink in center.
Meanwhile in 2 quart microwave safe dish, combine cornstarch and brown sugar. Stir in water and vinegar. Microwave at HIGH (100% power) 2 minutes. Fold in meatballs and pineapples. Microwave at HIGH 2 minutes or until mixture is heated through. Transfer meatball mixture to serving dish and serve with toothpicks.
Calories 128 Total Fat 3g Saturated fat 1g Cholesterol 19 mg
Sodium 100 mg Carbohydrate 19g Fiber 1 g Protein 7g
A Touch of Sugar
Healthy Lifestyle Foods
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Interested in learning about successful keys to searching for a house? The Northeast Ohio Fair Housing Collaborative is sponsoring a Community Housing Resource Fair.
Saturday, November 9th
Trinity Commons – Cathedral Hall
2230 Euclid Avenue
- How to find a good landlord
- How to recognize housing discrimination
- Finding the perfect rental with an imperfect record
- Protecting tenants in foreclosure
- Your rights as a tenant with a disability
Light refreshments will be served, while many housing organizations will be available to answer any questions.
For more information, contact Doris Honsa - 216-361-9240 or email@example.com
Registration is not required. The program is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Parking is available in rear of the building.
BBC is presenting two FREE events that are sure to strengthen neighbors. We cordially invite you to attend both events, focused around food in the Kinsman Neighborhood. All ages are welcomed!
Saturday, October 26
9 a.m. till 11 a.m. join us as we work to protect the health of our community orchard. We will build trellis’ for the berry bushes that residents planted in spring, as well as additional upkeep. The Four Corners Orchard is a space for the community to relax and pick their own fruit, so please join us.
This event has been made possible thanks to ServeOhio and Cleveland Job Corps. for Make-A-Difference-Day.
11:30 a.m. till 2:30 p.m. we are celebrating Food Day with Cleveland Housing Network! This is your opportunity to discuss food with neighbors, and tell your stories around food. Then, we will have lunch prepared by Chef Pat LeGrand, from A Touch of Sugar.
Don’t miss out on these opportunities to strengthen our community!
R.S.V.P. to Julia @ 216-341-1455
The Bridgeport Mobile Market was recently featured at the 2013 Annual Sustainable Cleveland Summit. Be sure to check out how they are making a difference in the community!
Watch the full length version here: http://vimeo.com/76580032
Watch just the local food clip here: http://vimeo.com/76876838
As always, be sure to check out bridgeportmm.com for the most up-to-date schedule!
As you may know, BBC received funding to engage a transportation planning and traffic engineering firm to study how to make Kinsman Road between East 68th and 84th Streets safer for pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists. We are seeking to develop a plan that can be easily implemented within the next three to five years for immediate impact on safety.
Through a community process, goals of the study and potential alternatives for Kinsman Road were identified. Residents and stakeholders then vetted the three options and selected on that would become the preferred alternative.
BBC is posting the preferred alternative for download and public comment:
* Please note that these are large files and they may take a few minutes to download.
We will also have poster boards of these files for viewing in our lobby at 7201 Kinsman Road, Suite 104 during regular business hours.
We are accepting comments on the preferred alternative until Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 5pm. Please email your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org. Or, visit our office at 7201 Kinsman Road, Suite 104 during regular business hours to fill out a comment card.
Your feedback helps us develop a stronger plan for Kinsman Road, so we would appreciate hearing from you!
BBC is hosting our second and final meeting regarding Kinsman Road tomorrow, October 16 at 6pm at CornUcopia Place, 7201 Kinsman Road, Suite 103B.
Consultants from Hatch Mott MacDonald will be presenting the preferred alternative, as determined by feedback from residents and stakeholders. This is your opportunity to share your opinions so they can be incorporated into the final plan.
If you cannot attend the meeting, you will have an opportunity to download the preferred alternative for review and submit your comments via email. Comments will be accepted until 10/23 at 5pm.
Let’s get out in the kitchen and learn to prepare “real foods for your best life.” If you have a chronic illness, this class is right for you! With the expertise of Vel Scott, you will learn what foods are best to eat, and how to prepare them when you have heart disease, high blood pressure, or diabetes. Just because food is light on sodium, fats, or sugars doesn’t mean food doesn’t have to taste good.
- Learn to prepare new menu items
- Make new friends and a support group
- Free health screenings
- It’s FREE!
Classes are Tuesdays from 6-8 p.m. from October 8-29, 2013
To register, call us at 216-341-1455
or online at Eventbrite
Interested in the Opportunity Corridor? Want to know how it will affect you? The Ohio Department of Transportation is hosting a public hearing on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS)** for the Opportunity Corridor Project.
When: Tuesday October 1, 2013
Where: Mt. Sinai Baptist Church – 7510 Woodland Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44104
The public hearing will be held in an open-house format with a formal presentation beginning at 5:30p.m., immediately followed by a public verbal comment period after 6:00p.m. Those wishing to voice their concerns are asked to pre-register at the hearing and are asked to limit their comments to two (2) minutes. The purpose of the hearing is to provide an opportunity for review and comment on the project’s DEIS and for citizens to provide verbal or written comments. Comments received by 5p.m. on October 31, 2013 will be considered in the Final Environmental Impact Statement.
Additional comments may be submitted to:
Ohio Department of Transportation, District 12
Attention: Amanda Lee
5500 Transportation Boulevard, Garfield Heights, Ohio 44125
on the web: www.BuckeyeTraffic.org/OpportunityCorridor
If you have any questions, please call 216-584-2007
Copies of the DEIS, documenting the purpose and need for the project and the anticipated impacts are available at the following locations:
- ODOT District 12
- Cleveland City Hall
- Cuyahoga County Department of Public Works
- Kenneth L. Johnson Rec Center
- Cleveland Public Library (Main, Fleet, Garden Valley, MLK Jr, and Woodland branches)
- Community Development Corporations (Buckeye, Burten, Bell, Carr Development, Fairfax Renaissance, Maingate Business, Slavic Village and University Circle)
**Proposed project includes the reconstruction of 0.3 miles of I-490; construction of a 2.2 mile arterial roadway connecting East 55th Street with East 105th Street at Quincy Avenue; and the reconstruction and widening of 1.0 miles of East 105th Street from Quincy Avenue to just north of Park Lane. The new roadway is part of a 5.38 mile proposed extension of State Route 10 and a 0.09 mile proposed eastward extension of I-490.
BBC is actively studying how to make Kinsman Road better and safer for walking, biking, and driving.
With grant funding from Enterprise Community Partners, we have engaged a traffic engineering consultant to prepare plans to calm traffic on Kinsman Road between East 66th and 84th Streets. A steering committee consisting of transportation professionals, planners, and residents has helped guide the plan to date.
BBC held a community meeting on Wednesday, September 18 to present three alternatives for Kinsman Road. Here are the materials from the meeting:
Study Area Goals
Community Meeting Presentation
Alternative #1 (center turn lane configuration): E 68th to 70th | E 70th to 75th | E 75th to 80th | E 81st to CSX
Alternative #2 (bike lanes): E 68th to 70th | E 70th to 75th | E 75th to 80th | E 81st to CSX
Alternative #3 (chicanes): E 68th to 70th | E 70th to 75th | E 81st to CSX
If you are interested in commenting on the proposal, including which alternative you prefer and why, please email Jeffrey Sugalski, Real Estate Development Manager of BBC, at email@example.com by Wednesday, October 2 at 5pm.
Boards of the alternatives are available for viewing in our lobby at 7201 Kinsman Road, Suite 104. While you are there, please feel free to leave written comments at the front desk.