Mark your calendars for Chef’s Table Austin on May 6th, 2015.
You’ve heard it in movies, TV shows, maybe even experienced it yourself but the live chatter and loud caller at auctions is a unique experience that cannot be compared to any other sort of gathering! You can experience this plus some great food at Chef’s Table Austin hosted by Water to Thrive on May 6th at the Long Center from 6:30pm-9:30pm.
What are you bidding on? Having a once in a lifetime dining experience with Austin’s greatest chef’s. Including executive chefs from Uchi, Foreign and Domestic, Congress, Fabi+Rosi, Fork & Vine, Barlata, Nova, Salt Time, and Greenhouse. There are other prizes besides dining with one of these fantastic chefs, come out to see what these other items are!
What is the theme? Blue Party. Grab your blue dress, shoes, purses, tux, anything blue to have a great night out with your family, friends or co-workers!
For more information visit chefstableaustin.org
Everybody has those days were you need a little inspiration to keep on doing what you’re doing. It could be a busy job, staying at home with the kids, or just facing the daily challenges life throws at you can be hard to handle. To keep you going, here is a list of great quotes via W2T’s Pinterest!
1. “You don’t have to have it all figured out to move forward.”
2. “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”
3. “It always seems impossible until it is done.”
4. “Be the change you wish to see.”
5. “Believe you can, and you’re halfway there.”
Hope these inspired you, for more check out W2T’s Pinterest! https://www.pinterest.com/watertothrive/inspiration/
Progress is on the way for many African nations along the Nile River. It is unprecedented for the government, the private sector and for the welfare of the people to be put side by side, except for in the new and innovative plan created by the leaders of Ethiopia, Egypt, and Sudan. New ideas are bringing modern water technology to a region where change has slowly been advancing into the communities through small projects. Water to Thrive is one of just a couple non-profits dedicated to solely bringing in new water technology (water wells) to the communities in need while at the same time specifically meeting their individual water problems. Although the agreement is preliminary, but this is a step in the right direction to bring basic needs to rural Africa. W2T is anticipating for these changes to happen in the next couple of years so that we can better help the communities through the new dam that the Ethiopian government is constructing along the Nile River. Be on the lookout for news about these countries incredible partnership! Read more on the Egyptian based news source, Egyptian Streets.
You don’t have to wait until the project begins to help, you can start right now! Water to Thrive accepts donations and campaigns year-round from schools, churches, individuals, or maybe just a group of friends and family members that want to raise funds towards a good cause. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to begin!
Living in Austin, you quickly come to realize that the city LOVES food. From bar- b-q to breakfast tacos to holding some of the best fine dining restaurants in the country, Austin has it all. Lucky for you, Water to Thrive is hosting Chef’s Table Austin to bring some of the best chefs in the community to showcase their talent (aka creating yummy food) to support our cause. Think of it as a live auction with the prize being a great meal while at the same time surrounded by great people! So far we have chefs from Congress, Fabi + Rosi, Uchi, Fork and Vine, and Greenhouse Craft +Food that are participating in CTA.
In the meantime, explore some of the best restaurants in Austin! Here is a list of some of my favorite casual spots to eat (vegetarian friendly too) to enjoy the Austin community.
Slake- Honestly some of the best yellow tofu curry you can find downtown at a cheap price.
Hopdoddy’s- What is life without a good burger? La Bandita black bean burger is a good pick.
Maoz Vegetarian- Falafel and tons of it. It’s a little bit of a drive up north but definitely worth it!
888- Vietnamese food that packs a punch with big servings for those late night cravings.
Ramen Tatsuya- Japanese ramen that is surprisingly not what we all ate during college.
Don’t’ forget about Chef’s Table Austin after you tried these recommended spots; enjoy Austin’s best cuisine at CTA! RSVP through this link:
When? May 6th, 2015 from 6:30-9:30pm
Let’s see what just a couple of years can do to impact Africa!
Good Luck! Check out W2T’s Lent Calendar: https://www.watertothrive.org/sites/default/files/lentcalendar.pdf
There is richness in African food that cannot be rivaled in any other genre of food. The flavors of Ethiopian, Ugandan, and Tanzanian cuisine are unique and full of depth because of local spices and ingredients available year round. Here is a peek of different yummy African dishes that are definitely worth trying!
Let’s start off with one of W2T’s most active partners, Ethiopia! Common national dishes include wat (a close relative of curry), injera (think of it as a thin flatbread), and Kitfo (spiced raw beef). Not one dish is like the other but together they complement each other so well. Here is one recipe for a version of chicken wat called Doro Wat:
Doro Wat Recipe
· 3 pounds boneless chicken, breasts and thighs, cut into 1 inch cubes
2 large onions, chopped, 4 cloves garlic- minced, 2 sticks (1 cup) butter
· 1 cup red wine
· 2 cups water
· 2 teaspoons salt
· 1 teaspoon
· 2 tablespoons
· 1/3 cup hot smoked paprika
· 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper
· 2 teaspoons
· 1 tablespoon dried thyme
· 3 tablespoons tomato paste
· 1 tablespoon sugar
· 1 lime, juiced
Place all the ingredients, minus the lime juice, in a slow cooker and cover. Cook for 4-6 hours--depending on your slow cooker settings--until the chicken is tender. Then mash the chicken to shreds with a potato masher (or the bottom of a ladle.) Stir in the lime juice and keep warm.
If you’re brave enough, come out and maybe you’ll see this recipe at Chef’s Table Austin hosted by Water to Thrive, contact email@example.com for more information!
Our communities may be thousands of miles away, from Ethiopia to Uganda we love the people! To express how much we care, a hand written letter traveling across the ocean is a small but deeply personal way to keep in touch with the people that have benefitted from the hundreds of wells W2T has built in the past years. Think of it as a well wish, anything you wish to bless them with. Pick up the pencil and write away!
One of the main languages in Ethiopia is Amharic, a close relative to Arabic! From a simple greeting to a word or two in your Well Wish card, the language barrier narrows just a sliver. Other languages spoken in the countries Water to Thrive reaches out are in Tanzania and Uganda where Swahili is regionally spoken. As said perfectly by the great African peace maker, Nelson Mandela:
“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.”
― Nelson Mandela
What is Well Wishes?
Well Wishes are letters our donors, supporters and well campaign participants write to the communities we serve. Many W2T campaigns write letters to the community they are funding a well for, and Water to Thrive’s implementing partners will deliver Well Wishes to your community…sometimes snapping pictures of them receiving their letters! You can also go on a mission trip with W2T and possibly deliver your Well Wishes in person!
How do I Participate?
Go to our resource page and print out Well Wishes postcards. Once you have your postcards written, send them to our W2T office, and we will deliver them to:
**the community you are funding a well for
**a community who needs your Well Wishes
W2T office address:
Water to Thrive
8701 North Mopac Expressway #105
Austin, TX 78759
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for questions https://www.watertothrive.org/resources