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Community Cooks: Boulder Food Rescue

Community Cooks: Boulder Food Rescue

Join us for  "Community Cooks". We invite you to gather online with us for a virtual dinner party and cooking demo. A new cook every month will be sharing recipes close to their heart and culture. Ingredients lists will be released a week prior so you can cook along! 

This month's cooks: 



Hayden Dansky (they/them/theirs) is a co-founder and the Executive Director of Boulder Food Rescue. Food touches everything - people, animals, the environment, culture  - and thus, is a catalyst for change. Food becomes not only an essential resource for individual physical and mental health, but a tool to build relationships, across differences, so we can understand, organize and shape our communities to be ones where we rely on one another and have the resources we need to thrive.


Janeé Harris (she/her/hers) was introduced to BFR while living in a co-op when she moved to Boulder in 2015. She went from recipient to volunteer, and is now the Administrative/Communications Coordinator, which includes managing the social media platforms, website and newsletters. While previously working in food service for 7+ years, she noticed how food inequality intersected with greed, oppression and systemic injustices. Her passion for cooking, growing and eating food stems from her understanding of the importance of community and cooperation. Food is a language that can bring people together to find enrichment from different cultures.


Boulder Food Rescue works to create a more just and less wasteful food system via bicycle-based distribution of surplus produce and community-led food access systems. By allowing individuals who are facing food insecurity to actively participate in their own systems of food redistribution, we are building trust into our relationships with these communities. This trust-building process and participatory model is the first step to addressing the larger root causes of food insecurity to drive systems change.


We will be cooking the following delicious dishes: Roasted sweet potatoes with beans, peppers and corn on a bed of creamy green rice. A colorful, filling and vegetarian/vegan friendly meal that comes together in no time!


Join us on Instagram Live for this program (click on our circular profile photo once we go live to join or learn more about IG Live here: https://help.instagram.com/699289326902954


Generously sponsored by the Boulder Library Foundation

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Monday, Jun 28 2021
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Time Zone:
Mountain Time - US & Canada (change)
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Ingredients List


Homemade Green Rice

(serves 6 people)


2 cups of white rice

8 oz of milk or cream (we'll be using dairy free)

4 cups of water

1 small green chili or jalapeno

leaves of 1 stalk of celery

1/2 cup of spinach

1/2 teaspoon of salt

1/2 teaspoon of pepper

1 teaspoon olive oil


Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Beans, Corn, and Peppers

(serves 6 people)


2 large sweet potatoes

3 tablespoons vegetable oil

1 teaspoon fine sea salt

2 red bell peppers

1 green bell pepper or poblano pepper

2 jalapeno peppers

1 cup corn kernels, fresh or canned

2 cups cooked black beans (or 1 15 oz can, drained and rinsed)

2 teaspoons ground cumin

2 teaspoons smoked paprika

1 teaspoon chili powder

Suggested toppings: salsa, avocado, cilantro, and/or Mexican cheese


If you will be cooking along live, we suggest you do this prep work first:

  • Cook the rice
  • Chop all the veggies into prep bowls (cut them to the sizes you prefer)
  • Perhaps even roast the potatoes beforehand
  • Cook the beans if not using canned