I’m done with school!! Woohoo!! Well, actually, I’m done with summer courses, but I have three full weeks off before my fall courses begin!!
Yesterday, our professor, who is from Kenya, allowed us to hold the final class in a Kenyan restaurant here in Dallas called Afrika Fusion. Now, I’ve tried a lot of different foods and I’m pretty open to anything, but I’ve never had the opportunity to try Kenyan food. I was so excited to try something new! And fortunately there’s another vegetarian in my class, so I wasn’t the only non-meat-eater
This was the platter of meat they brought out for the meat-eaters:
They also brought out tons of different vegetarian dishes and I quickly filled my plate to the brim with delicious veggies and rice:
Clockwise from the top: steamed veggies with curry spice, sautéed cabbage and carrots, sautéed collard greens and spinach (SO good!), pilau (basmati rice cooked in Zanzibar spices), coconut rice, and mukimo (green beans, white corn and potatoes mashed together).
I can’t stress this enough: the food was AMAZING! I practically licked the plate clean!
As much as I loved the food, the highlight of the meal was learning about my professor’s organization to help poor and orphaned children in Kenya receive an education. The organization is Empowering the Children of the Village, Inc. and you can visit http://www.empowerthechildren.org to view pictures of the children and to read more about the organization. There is also a link if you feel compelled to sponsor a child or make a donation.
It’s wonderful, caring people like Julie, my professor, who make this world a better place. She has such a big heart and her organization has helped more than forty children receive an education! There is also a link on the site to purchase a copy of her book (below), and proceeds from book sales will go toward the charity, too.