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Favorite recipes from around the world

To mark the start of summer, people from AFSC programs around the world shared their favorite recipes.


Easy summertime recipe shared by New Mexico farmer

Angelina NM farmer

Angelina participated in AFSC's farmer-to-farmer training program.

When Angelina Lopez-Brody’s garden overflows with summer squash, she knows just what to do so nothing goes to waste: make calabacitas. It is a sweet and spicy New Mexico summertime staple that can be made with zucchini or squash.

Zimbabwe partner divulges well-tested lasagna recipe



Grace works for one of AFSC's partners in Zimbabwe.

It was in a two-week cooking class for beginners that Grace Mutumbwa first learned how to make lasagna. That was 25 years ago, and she’s been cooking it ever since.

Middle East advocacy coordinator shares father’s hummus recipe

Ilona with hummus plate

Ilona with hummus

Ilona garnishes the hummus with olive oil and parsley and serves it with pita and tomatoes.


Ilona Kassissieh’s father Nasri had a Bethlehem restaurant for 40 years, where her taught her some of the tricks of the trade. Her favorite recipe is a hummus dish with olive oil and parsley.

South L.A. student shares lemon-balm iced tea recipe

Joanna Farias

Making lemon-balm iced tea

Joanna with a batch of her lemon-balm iced tea.

Using lemon balm from the urban garden at their school in South L.A., 19-year-old Joanna Farais and her friend Aubrey came up with their iced tea recipe on the fly.

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