Celebrate National Paella Day: Enter Our Recipe Contest

PaellaPaella is the ultimate party dish. With its infinite ingredient possibilities, Recipe for Success and Mahatma Rice are looking for the best veggie centric paella recipe. We will notify winners by email and announce the winning recipes online and at our Veggie Riot Wrap Up on April 18. Prizes include Mahatma Rice gift basket including a Rice Cooker for 1st, 1 2nd & 3rd place recipes plus $100 cash to the First Place Winner. Enter your original recipe with a photo by April 8, 2015. You must be registered to VegOut! to win. Entries will be judged for the creative use of the most vegetables, appearance, originality, flavor and technique. Read the full rules and directions to enter HERE.

It’s not too late to VegOut! Register online now and get started!

Laura Nelson & Leisa Holland-NelsonIt only takes a few days and a few strategic meals to score 30 veggies. Want proof? Just look at Veg Out! Superstar Leisa Holland-Nelson who completed her 30-vegetable tally in just 2 days!

On the first day Leisa Holland-Nelson ate a salad for lunch that contained 14 vegetables – kale, bok choy, spinach, romaine, tomato, celery, carrots, mushrooms, artichokes, edamame, chickpeas, radish, Brussels sprouts and cucumber. “I eat this salad almost every day,” says Holland-Nelson, who owns a web and mobile development company.

“Sometimes I just run by the grocery store and put together all these veggies from the salad bar.” She says at-home meals such as a pasta dinner made with three types of squash and a steamed veggie combo containing broccoli, cauliflower and beets also helped her tackle the Veg Out! Challenge quickly. Your take away: Do a major a salad bar sweep and look for recipes or restaurant menu items that contain several vegetables on one plate! Continue reading…

Houston Chefs Spotlight VegOut! Restaurant Picks in Flavour App. Yes, Chef!

FlavourpicAnswering age-old, often mind-boggling questions like “what’s for dinner?” and “what’s a good restaurant?” just got easier, thanks to the Flavour app. Make room on your phone if you have to – this one’s different than most restaurant apps!

Flavour is the app that connects with chefs, local experts, and notable publications to provide a curated experience that best represents a city’s food scene. Flavour distills all of this information with ease as you set out on your adventures. The app currently lists more than 3,200 restaurants in Austin, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York and San Francisco. You can even request an Uber ride through the app.

We love that this elegant and innovative app utilizes the truly expert knowledge of local chefs, who share their picks, including only their favorites, no fluff. We also love the simple-to-navigate Flavour app, because chefs – the heroes that have been so essential to Recipe for Success Foundation – are major contributors to the content. These talented ambassadors for our city are the same types of folks who serve fine meals by night and then volunteer to show up at elementary schools by day to inspire kids to cook with vegetables, instilling a love for eating well in students across our city (and nationwide). Continue reading…

The Kinkaid School Embraces VegOut!

kinkaid-collageWhen a high school has a foodie club, a campaign like the VegOut! Challenge can really take root – we’re talkin’ beets, turnips, radish and more! Bradlee Few, a junior at Kinkaid and member of the Bite of Kinkaid foodie club, tells us just how much VegOut! 2015 has caught on at her school. Continue reading…

Score Prizes by Participating in VegOut! Contests!

Share a photo on Instagram of kids eating veggies during spring break with the hashtag #SpringBreakVegOut2015 for a chance to win a membership to the Children’s Museum of Houston. Entrants must be a registered VegOut! participant and must have a public profile on Instagram. Winners will be selected from entries posted by Friday 3/21 at 12:01 am. Continue reading…