Archive for ‘food’

Race, Food and Justice Conference!

Monday, February 10th, 2014

Environmental Health Watch, in collaboration with Rid-All Green Partnership and Case Western Reserve University Social Justice Institute, will come together again for:

Race, Food & Justice Conference 2014: Analyzing the Urban Food Movement through a Social Justice Lens. 

The two-day conference will be held on April 4th-5th, 2014 at Case Western Reserve University.

Friday April 4th, 6:00p.m.-9:00p.m. at Case Western Reserve University Allen Memorial Library located at 11000 Euclid Ave and Adelbert Rd. Doors open at 5p.m. and refreshments will be served. FREE street metered parking available after 6, pay parking garages available on Adelbert Rd., Ford Dr. and East Blvd. Speakers include Dr. Monica White , Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Dara Cooper, Director NYC Food and Fitness Partnership.


Saturday April 5th, 9:30a.m.-2:30p.m. at University Circle United Methodist Church located at 1919 E. 107th and Chester Avenue. Doors open at 9a.m. with a continental breakfast and lunch provided. Speakers include Mistinguette Smith of the Black Land Project, Malik Yakini of Detroit Black Community Food Security Network and Jonathan Ferrer of United Puerto Rican Organization of Sunset Park. On Saturday, FREE parking at Judson Manor on E. 107th, Pentecostal Church on 105th/Chester and on MLK Blvd.


For more information contact:

Kim at 216-961-4646 extension 104 or

Shelley at 216-368-7568 or

The event is FREE and open to the public. To register, go to

Central Residents, Trees Want You!

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Residents of Central, we have a great program coming your way. We will be planting trees in your neighborhood, and helping you discover how trees can enhance your neighborhood. This project will assist with planting and tree care, and we want you to be involved!

Why should you care about trees? Trees make neighborhoods safer! Area’s with high levels of greenery have 48 percent fewer incidents of property crimes. Even small levels of greenery decreased crime rates. Plus, it’s a great opportunity to get to know your neighbors.

Join us: Saturday, Nov. 16 from 10am to 12pm

Where: Fifth Church of God, 2182 E. 38th St. Cleveland OH, 44115

Questions: Call 126-515-8300

Refreshments will be provided!


In partnership with:

Cuyahoga ReLeaf

Davey Resource Group

Keep Ohio Beautiful

US Forest Service

Western Reserve Land Conservancy

Veteran’s Day Special at Bridgeport Cafe!

Monday, November 11th, 2013

Reaching out to all veterans and active military!


The Bridgeport Café is extending the offer of a free side dish or coffee with purchase of a sandwich to current service men and women. Valid Monday, November 11, 2013.


Please join us, and thanks for your service to our country.

Get Your Food Day Recipes!

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

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

Serves  8


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

Calories 157 Sodium 100 mg
Total fat 5 g Total carbohydrate 24 g
Saturated fat 1 g Dietary fiber 2 g
Monounsaturated fat 2 g Protein 2 g
Cholesterol trace


Dietitian’s tip:  Russet potatoes, Yukon Gold or Red Skin potatoes are excellent potatoes for mashing.

Apple Crisp

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



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Spray 2-quart casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. 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.
  3. In medium bowl, combine oats, brown sugar, flour, evaporated milk, dry milk powder and remaining 2 teaspoons cinnamon.  Spread over applesauce.
  4. 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.



Nutritional Information

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

P.O. BOX 181061

Cleveland Heights, OH  44118

(216) 385-0806

Join Us Saturday October 26 as we make a difference

Monday, October 21st, 2013

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

Bridgeport Market Featured in Video

Monday, October 21st, 2013

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:


Watch just the local food clip here:


As always, be sure to check out for the most up-to-date schedule!

Healthy You Cooking Series starts next week

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

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

Celebrate with Rid All Green Partnership tonight!

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

Friday August 23, 2013 from 4pm-9pm, Rid-All Green Partnership is hosting a community block party! It is their way of saying thanks to all of the residents who have engaged with them. There will be a DJ and live music, featuring Eddie “Jazz” Brown.

Food will be provided by Divinity Catering, Favor Catering, Natural Effect Garden Bar, and Vel Scott’s Healthy You, as well as farm fresh tilapia from Rid-All.

Sponsored by Environmental Health Watch, Rid-All Green Partnership, and BBC.

Rid-All Urban Farm

8129 Otter Rd.

Cleveland, OH 44105

(off 82nd & Kinsman Rd.)

Hough Can Can! Free Canning Classes

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

Join City Rising Farm for a FREE, hands-on class to learn to can.

You will learn to preserve fresh produce, extending the lifespan, and quality.

You will save money on your food bill!

Get to know other residents in Hough.

Hough residents, students, employees and community gardeners are eligible to attend.

Everything need to learn to can, including fresh food, will be provided.

Spots are limited, so R.S.V.P., A.S.A.P!


Event will be at Thurgood Marshall Recreation Center

8611 Hough Ave.

Cleveland, OH 44106


Tuesday, August 27, 2013

2-4p.m. Salsa

5-7p.m. Jams & Jellies


For more info or to register please contact:

City Rising Farm


Fall 2013: Cornucopia Cooking and Health Education Classes

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

It is of much pleasure to announce the 2013 Fall cooking classes. The series’ include youth and adults, with a variety of dates and times, as well as recreational and educational classes. To Register, call Sherita at 216-341-1455 or go online.

Tuesdays 4-6     pm      FREE

Youth Cooking with Sharon Glaspie & Building Healthy Communities

Cooking classes for youth, learn nutrition and make healthy snacks and meals.

Ages 8-12 Sept 3-24

Ages 13-17 Nov. 5-26


Tuesdays 5-8:30 FREE

Val Scott & EHW

Learn to cook  to cook meals that will  help with diabetes, high blood pressure, and other chronic diseases.

Oct. 8 Oct. 15

Oct. 22 Oct. 29


Thursdays 5:30-8:30  FREE

Chef Robin Blair

Explore different health and nutrition topics each week. Each class has a discussion, activity, and cooking. Learn:

  • Knife skills
  • Herbs and spices
  • Stretching grocery money
  • Food safety
  • Prizes

Aug. 15  Aug. 22  Sept. 5  Sept. 19  Oct. 3  Oct. 17  Nov. 1 (Friday)  Nov. 14


Saturdays 2-4pm          $20 per class

Recreational Cooking:               Chef Eric Wells

Learn to cook new types of meals from cultures from around the world from   local celebrity chef, while enjoying the company of friends.

Aug. 24 Italian

Sept. 7 Thai

Sept. 28 Southwest

Oct. 5 French

Oct. 19 Sweetest Day

Nov. 2 Asian Appetizer

Nov. 16 Thanksgiving

Nov. 30 Brunch

Dec. 7 Cajun

Dec. 21 Christmas