1 in 8 people on our planet suffer from chronic undernourishment.
While 870 million people go hungry out of a global population of 7.1 billion, agriculture around the world produces enough food to provide at least 2,700 calories per day for each person.
90% of the countries with the highest numbers of malnourished people export huge amounts of their countries’ agricultural resources to developed nations.
In North America, up to 40% of our food supply is wasted.
In this region, too, a growing number of people face food insecurity.
Social justice begins at the table.
It is not simply a question of handing over our excess. It involves recognizing unjust power structures that prevent people from benefiting from the resources of their own nations.
It involves analyzing the systems that place profit over human well-being, and speaking up for human rights not just for citizens of our own communities, but for those of our global one.
We share one table.
- 1 cup plain yogurt or buttermilk
- 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1/2 cup oil
- 3 eggs
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 cup oatmeal
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
Preheat your waffle iron while you are preparing the batter.
In medium size bowl, beat together yogurt, applesauce, oil and eggs.
In separate bowl, stir together flour, oatmeal, baking powder, baking soda and salt until thoroughly mixed.
Add dry ingredients to yogurt mixture and stir just until blended.
Cook in heated waffle iron, according to the instructions provided for your appliance.
Use a generous 1/4 cup of batter for each waffle.
Keep cooked waffles in a warm oven while you prepare the remaining batter.
This recipe is adapted from Good Cheap Eat’s Oatmeal Waffles.
Image from The Graphics Fairy.