(At the end of this article is an extremely healthy, easy, and delicious recipe for a pasta dish jam packed with vegetables.)
Okay, so sure, I want the prize money for the contest I'm about to tell you about -- it would almost completely cover the cost of grad school -- but let's put a pin in that for a sec and talk about how helping me win would be a great thing for everyone else, too.
Home and Family is hosting a contest for the Best Home Cook. I think the fact that I never waste food makes me a unique and memorable candidate, so I made a video about a vegetable pasta sauce made from the random vegetables that happened to be in my fridge today.
The winner will fly to Los Angeles and actually be on the Home and Family show. Yeah. THAT'S pretty cool. All I need are enough likes, shares, and comments on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube for my healthy vegetable pasta video to get the judges' attention. Community involvement is huge.
All I need...is you.
I want to spread the word about not wasting food for so many reasons.
If I get enough likes, shares, and comments on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Youtube to win this contest, I will get to go on television to talk about why responsible food management is important and how to eat without waste. I could reach so many people at once!
Do I fantasize about being on television? Absolutely. Do I dream about what I'll do with the prize money? I've already got every penny mapped out.
But what makes me giddy is picturing all the people in America who will open their fridges and say, "Hmm, maybe I'll find a way to use that instead of throwing it away. The lady on Home and Family inspired me."