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Authentic Palestinian Cuisine? There’s an App for That

“Palestine on a Plate” courts controversy in an effort to reclaim a culinary legacy.

Image via the Palestine on a Plate website.

A Palestinian-British app is the brains behind a new mobile that gives people access to the popular national dishes of Palestine. Chef Joudie Kalla, who’s honed her craft Gordon Ramsay’s Pengelly's, London-based Italian restaurant Daphne's, launched Palestine on a Plate to document and share over 50 of her mother’s recipes and other recipes from her homeland. The app includes more recognizable dishes like hummus and labneh, but the most popular recipe right now is a lesser known dish called m'tabak, which is comprised of a flaky pastry, halloumi cheese, ricotta, and pistachios.

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Innovation makes the world go around, so why not crowdfund it? The best thinkers and ideamakers are the those who can make collective progress, so if we support their causes, projects, and ideas, we can be a part of bettering the future of our planet.

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Foodies Unite: Get Cooking with a Grant from GOOD Maker

Join us and Eat for Equity to whip up a community dinner party to benefit great non-profits.


Farmers markets, seasonal flavors, local produce, home-prepared meals. These are just a few of the ingredients that make for a wholly delicious afternoon. Throw in some fellow feasters and you have the makings of a delectable communal experience. Mix in a dash of fundraising and you'll get Boston-based Eat for Equity, a group turning thoughtfully prepared and shared meals into a powerful fundraising tool and diners into a community of givers.

The group launched in 2006 with a giant pot of jambalaya that raised funds for a post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans. Eat for Equity groups have hosted similar meals with culturally-themed fare throughout Boston, Minneapolis, and Portland ever since. This month, we’ve teamed up with them and we’re giving away $500 for you to prepare your own feast.

Starting June 1, the Share a GOOD Recipe Maker Challenge is accepting your recipes for cooking up a community meal using local ingredients. Want to prepare your favorite breakfast for your neighbors? Looking to create an entirely locally-sourced lunch with school kids? Have a hankering for baking bread with local seniors? From June 1 to June 29 noon Pacific Time, send us your recipe and plans. Then, get your community to vote for your idea from June 29 to July 20.

Bon appétit and may the best chef win!

Want to learn more about GOOD Maker? Drop us a line at maker[at]goodinc[dot]com, sign up for our email list, or check out the current challenges on GOOD Maker.

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Five Easy Ways to Eat More Spinach (Your Muscles Will Thank You, Says Science)

Popeye was onto something: Spinach is a health superstar. Here's how to incorporate it into your diet without having to think too much about it.

Siobhan O'Connor is a natural beauty and health expert and the co-author, with Alexandra Spunt, of the blog No More Dirty Looks.

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The GOOD Lunch: Chilled Cantaloupe Soup

After a long evening spent trying, and failing, to make an Indian Paneer Soup, we ended up with this quick, refreshing chilled melon dish.



Today's GOOD Lunch soup was prepared by Lisa Riggs and inspired by Simple Bites' Quick Chilled Cantaloupe Soup with Lime and Basil

Chilled Cantaloupe Soup

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