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Food

It's what you eat

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Here at New Day Orphanage, we like to experiment with making different foods. While there's a store roughly 45 minutes away that holds many things, you have to basically make things from scratch here. If not, you just make what you know. Let me give you some examples of this:

After hand making tortillas, I cut them up and made chips, frying them and taking them out to lightly salt. Yum yum. These little guys are good for anything.

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A traditional food option that I have experienced is nshima (a consistency that is thick, heavy and semi sticky, so can easily be formed into balls for eating), beans and cabbage. This is what we feed the hundred something kids that come to Kids Club on Saturday afternoons.

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No place is complete without making up some cute little hamburgers and making faces with your toppings on them. While this wasn’t exactly ‘homemade,’ it was still so so good.

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In Choma, I got to go out and eat some Chinese food (that is, orange chicken and fried rice). Not exactly the cream of the crop, but still pretty great. What you will find here...

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No challenge would be complete with out making, from scratch, bagels. While I didn’t do much to help make the bagel part on this one, I got to help make the insides and eat this deliciously incredible dinner. If you haven’t tried doing this, try it!

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When cooking for many, big pans are usually called into action to house your food. Example food item here is corn...lots and lots of corn. Be-still my beating heart.

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When you don’t have, make, even if it’s scary cooking with a pressure cooker. I got to try my hand at refried beans. Not bad for a first time.

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I love fruit pizza, and my mom isn’t here to help me make it. Has that stopped me from improvising on her great recipe? Goodness no. You just use what you got, and badabing, badaboom. Mini fruit pizzas at your service.

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While I've eaten more then what the few pictures above have depicted, these are just some of the highlights. It’s fun to make things and experiment with what you’ve got. I’ll defiantly take these ideas back with me. I mean, hello, who doesn’t like easy fruit pizza and amazing tortillas?

Oh yeah...we also eat cow...

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Posted by WorldRun 03:06 Archived in Zambia

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