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Savor the Flavor Event

The Tri-Cities Diabetes Coalition recently participated in the "Savor the Flavor" fund raising event Pasco.


Savor the Flavor


November 13 and 14, 2009

At the TRAC in Pasco, Washington

This event was a fundraiser for a local private school.  It was a weekend event where a paid entry fee of $7 bought you into the world of food with flavors.  Lots of vendor booths which included wine tasting, kitchen items, education, prepared food demonstrations, speakers, contests, local fresh market fruits and vegetables and more! Sponsors were the Food Network and our local Hispanic grocery store “Fiesta Foods”.

 The Tri-Cities Diabetes Coalition participated in the contest where amateur chefs and su chefs representing their non-profit agency or coalition came together and prepared a dish for the public and a 5 star chef judging panel.  Our chef was Cynthia McCready and her su chef was Laili Abd Latif both members of the Tri-Cities Diabetes Coalition.

 They prepared a casserole dish called Pineapple-Black Bean Enchiladas.  As Cynthia chopped and prepared Laili (a dietitian with our local Health Department) educated the audience on food selection, nutrition and diabetes awareness.  Our coalition also hosted an educational awareness booth with free diabetes literature.

  The winner of points from the judges and audience votes determined who would receive a $500 prize.  Even though our coalition was not selected as the prize winners we received raved reviews and applause! 


Pineapple-Black Bean Enchiladas Recipe


For more information contact Cynthia McCready at 509-735-0699.      


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