About a year ago I was challenged by the charity I work with The American Foundation For Children With Aids to participate in a fundraising and awareness campaign called #FeedONE. Basically it would require me to feed my family (all three meals) for the day on a budget of $2 and in doing so, they would like me to share the recipes I would be preparing.
My daughters are generally not picky eaters, but having a dad who can handle his business in the kitchen makes a ton of difference. Without sounding boastful, there are times I amaze myself at how creative I get on the stove… even with simple ingredients. But it can be said that that is the root of Caribbean cuisine. Simple ingredients enhanced by flavors of the islands and techniques which are a few hundred years old.
I’d like to make it clear that if it was a matter of cooking for myself, meals where sustenance was the only objective or if I was still living in the Caribbean where our kitchen garden supplied a lot of the food we cooked, there’s NO doubt that I could make do with the $2. However none of the above is true, so rather than focus on ‘recipes’ I wanted to do things a bit different. So in producing the video (see below) I decided to take 5 local grocery stores (to me) and show you the cost of goods and the varying prices we deal with on a daily basis.
We’ll look at a few key/everyday ingredients .. milk, bread, eggs, chicken, butter and bananas!
After watching the video.. how do the prices compare to where you live? Could you feed your family on $2 a day? I’d love to get your feedback in the comments section below. I also urge you to take up the challenge, support the cause and to please share this link with your co-workers, friends, Facebook, Twitter and any other means you have of making this go viral.
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