CUSTOMER FEATURE: Appetite for Change. This Minneapolis-based non-profit is one of our newest partners. Its mission is to use food as a tool to build health, wealth, and social change in North Minneapolis. The organization brings people together to learn, cook, eat and grow food, creating change that lasts.
Access to fresh food has been a longtime challenge for North Minneapolis. At one time there were many grocery stores in the community, now there are mostly fast-food places. The one grocery store remaining was shut down for several months due to damage from the George Floyd protests.
Appetite for Change co-founders Princess Haley and LaTasha Powell recognized chronic health conditions are often linked to a poor diet. If a community has limited access to fresh food, it makes it more challenging for folks to heal and overcome these health concerns.
“If health is linked to how we eat, and people in [our] community have little access to fresh food, they cannot be well in other ways,” said Haley in a recent Minnesota Public Radio story.
Since the pandemic, Appetite for Change has been partnering with Minnesota Central Kitchen and Loaves and Fishes to provide free community meats for North Minneapolis and the Twin Cities at large, producing 7,500 meats a week.
In addition to its own farm plots, Appetite for Change also sources ingredients from other regional farms. Appetite for Change kitchen manager and chef Jim Pfeffer recently used our goat meat with several recent community meals: dirty rice featuring goat offal and goat curry served with corn on the cob and coconut rice (see in photos).
Appetite for Change offers a variety of programs, including
The organization also has several food ventures: Breaking Bread Catering + Café, Station 82 Drink + Eatery, and the West Broadway Farmers Market.
To learn more about Appetite for Change and the compelling stories of its founders Haley and Powell, visit my profile link to read or listen to the feature MPR article, A garden is the frontline in the fight against racial inequality and disease by Yuki Noguchi.
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Article source: MPR: A garden is the frontline in the fight against racial inequality and disease, by Yuki Noguchi, November 2020. www.mprnews.org/story/2020/11/27/npr-a-garden-is-the-frontline-in-the-fight-against-racial-inequality-and-disease
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 6-8 hours
Serve with rice and naan (my bread machine flat bread/naan recipe here).
Adapted from www.thekitchn.com
This recipe is more of a guide to cooking goat stew meat with a pressure cooker like the Instant Pot. You'll find that after you follow the directions, you may make adjustments on when you add ingredients and other seasonings (before the pressure cook or after), as well as how much cooking liquid to remove.
By using the pressure cooker, this is a no fail way to easily cook your goat meat so it's tender and flavorful without spending hours in the kitchen. It allows you to use your favorite goat recipe or keep it simple with a seasoning kit or a jar of sauce from the grocery store.
1 lb. – Stew goat meat or roast or shanks chopped into cubes – order here
1 tbs. – Butter or your favorite fat/oil for sautéing
1-2 cups – Bone broth – goat or beef, bullion/water mix or water
Your choice of sauce, curry or scratch sauce recipe
Your choice of veggies
Your choice of side rice, noodles, flat bread, tortillas
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While this recipe take a while to cook, it is so worth it. You'll have a super tender, braised goat meat dish with a flavorful Thai sauce.
I will often make it before I go to bed. When I wake up, I'll put it in the fridge and then re-heat (and add the veggies) in the slow cooker before dinner.
Braised, Thai Goat Curry in Slow Cooker - Recipe
Serve with rice, cauliflower rice, naan flatbread or double the veggies while cooking.
P.S. I’m working on an Instant Pot version of this recipe that I’ll share in the future. I need a little more work on getting the right timing for the goat meat to be the perfect tenderness.
Inspiration from Danielle Walker’s Crockpot Thai Beef Stew at AgainstAllGrain.com at https://againstallgrain.com/2014/07/07/crockpot-paleo-thai-stew/
I own and manage Cylon Rolling Acres in northwestern Wisconsin. On my farm I raise Boer - Kiko meat goats on pasture.
Cylon (pronounced Si-lon) is the name of our township in St. Croix County, Wisconsin. Sorry fans, our farm is not named after the robots of Battlestar Galactica.