...With these recipes inspired by Whole Planet Foundation microcredit clients.
Whole Planet Foundation empowers entrepreneurs in our global communities through microcredit, and this month marks the beginning of Whole Planet Foundation's Annual Prosperity Campaign
. Now through March 31st, please join fellow Whole Foods Market shoppers, team members, Supplier Alliance for Microcredit partners and online donors to help raise $1.5 million for 40,000 impoverished people living in communities around the globe where Whole Foods Market sources products. These people, places and products have inspired us to create recipes honoring them.
To get in the spirit, check out these recipes inspired by Whole Planet Foundation microcredit clients from around the world:
Vegetable Biryani with Cashews
This satisfying vegetarian recipe was inspired by microcredit clients in India, where Whole Foods Market sources cashews.
Euceria, a baker and Whole Planet Foundation microcredit client, lives in the Caribbean coastal village of Guadalupe, Honduras. Pan de coco (coconut bread) is a regional staple and was the inspiration for our recipe.
Guatemalan Chicken Stew with Tomatillo Sauce
This stew was inspired by microcredit clients in Guatemala. Serve it with corn tortillas on the side for soaking up the rich and tangy tomatillo and green onion sauce.
Haitian Pumpkin Soup
Whole Planet Foundation Team Members had the pleasure of meeting Norzina, a lumber and charcoal vendor and microcredit client of Fonkoze, Whole Planet Foundation's implementing partner in Haiti, on a recent trip and watched her make this traditional recipe.
Ethiopian Chickpea Stew
We decided to create this hearty, highly flavorful vegetarian stew after seeing photos of microcredit clients in Ethiopia roasting chickpeas. This recipe was inspired by Letegebrieal, a Whole Planet Foundation entrepreneur who runs a chickpea roasting business.
Peruvian Beef and Potato Soup
Whole Foods Market sources onions from the Arequipa region of Peru. This soup is satisfying and simple to prepare.
Mango Agua Fresca
The trick with making agua fresca (Spanish for "fresh water") is to infuse the water with fruit essence without turning it into a smoothie or slushy drink. This recipe was inspired by Maria, a street food vendor and Whole Planet Foundation microcredit client who lives in León, Nicaragua.
Rice and Beans
Gallo pinto, or "spotted rooster," gets its name from the black beans and their dark liquid that speckle the rice. This national dish of Costa Rica and Nicaragua is frequently served alongside fried eggs, meat or plantains. This recipe was also inspired by Maria.