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Food for Boobs!

Food for Boobs is a cookbook whipped up by the members of #halifaxchicks; a group of women who met on Twitter, the social networking site, and who come together for monthly gatherings. #halifaxchicks member Melanie MacDonald developed the project for the #halifaxchicks Bust A Move team. Bust a Move was a joint fundraising initiative for Nova Scotia’s IWK and QEII Foundations in an effort to raise funds for the purchase of digital mammography equipment.


Melanie mentiones that “I begged, borrowed and tweeted the chicks to give me some of their favourite recipes, and I put it all together with the help of blurb.com‘s self-publishing software.” From the moment Melanie put out a call for recipes to the day the book was published, 2 weeks was all it took to assemble this cookbook! She adds that ” The twitter community really came through.” Every drool-worthy recipe in the book came from a local tweep, and 100% of the profits go to Bust A Move.

Want to check it out? The book can be previewed/ordered online at Blub.com’s Food for Boobs
page. You’ll find a section for beverages, appys/sides, mains and desserts. For only $11.95 US + shipping, you can have a selection of recipes by some of Halifax’s lovely #halifaxchicks! The more books you buy, the better the deal, as it’s flat rate shipping for up to 5 copies. Payments are available via VISA, MasterCard, American Express or Paypal. Bust A Move donations are still being collected until Monday, so make sure to check it out TODAY!

Some contributors:

@AliceinParis
@Natalie Joan
@NancMacD
@RemedySpa
@AuthenticCoast
@HalifaxCakes
@AngieAllTheWay
@tenacioushfx
(@giftedtypist)

For more information on this fantastic fundraising initiative, contact Melanie MacDonald;
@lifeofmytime or direct by email: melanie_mac@hotmail.com


MEXICAN TABOULI

Recipe provided by @NancMacD

This recipe is always a hit at parties!


INGREDIENTS

1 cup Bulgar

6oz tomato juice with a shot of hot pepper

10oz beef broth

1 cup cucumber-peeled/seeded/diced

1 lg tomato seeded/diced

1/2 cup green pepper diced

1/4 cup green onion chopped

1/2 cup parsley

1 minced jalapeño pepper

1/4 cup lime juice

1 tbsp olive oil

1 tsp thyme

1 clove garlic minced

cayenne pepper to taste


DIRECTIONS

Put bulgar in medium size bowl. Heat juice and broth to boil and pour over bulgar stirring once. Let stand for 1 hour. Drain cool and chill 1 hour before serving. Combine all other ingredients. cover and refrigerate 1 hour before serving. Combine with bulgar and serve with nacho chips!

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MAPLE PECAN BAKED BRIE

Recipe provided by @lifeofmytime


INGREDIENTS

1 small bag pecan pieces

1/4 cup Sainte Famille Maple Wine

3 Tbsp firmly packed brown sugar

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1 (12 ounces) round Brie cheese

Assorted crackers

Bartlett pear slices


DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spread pecans onto bottom of an ungreased pie plate. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until toasted, stirring occasionally. Remove from oven and stir in maple wine, brown sugar, and vanilla extract; set aside. Reduce oven temperature to 325 degrees F. Remove top rind of Brie cheese and discard. Place Brie cheese into an ungreased shallow baking dish; top with pecan mixture. Bake, uncovered, 10-12 minutes or until Brie cheese is soft and thoroughly heated. Remove from oven and serve immediately with assorted crackers and pear slices. Pair with a glass of the remaining dessert wine, and you’ll be in heaven!

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