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Every night, one in nine people go to bed hungry. This fact is the driving force behind Good Food For Good, a BIPOC woman-owned organic food company with a range of award-winning sauces.
Before Richa Gupta started Good Food for Good in 2013, she was on a mission to answer the question: how do you make eating healthy easy and delicious while making a difference in the world? What if you made healthier, delicious meals and donated meals for those in need at the same time?
As a mother, Gupta found that it was challenging to feed her family with good, nutritious food on busy nights—too often, the easy and convenient dinner options lack nutritional value, making families choose between convenience and healthy eating. At the same time, Gupta was driven to make a difference in the world, and she saw an opportunity to do both at the same time.
She started Good Food for Good using ingredients that you can find in your own kitchen, giving every product a homemade feel. Their line of ketchup, barbecue sauces, and homemade vegan cooking sauces are USDA-certified organic, sweetened only with dates, and free of gluten, refined sugars, soy, dairy, and preservatives. If you wouldn’t add it to your homemade meals, you won’t find it in Good Food for Good’s sauces. No longer would families have to choose between a quick and convenient meal or a healthy and nutritious one—they could have both!
Through their Buy One, Feed One program, the company donates one meal for every single jar of sauce sold, combatting hunger in partnership with food banks and nonprofit organizations like Food Banks Canada, LA Food Bank and the Akshaya Patra Foundation. Through these partnerships, Good Food for Good has donated more than 1.5 million meals across the U.S., Canada and India.
Good Food for Good makes it easy to put your health first without sacrificing flavour and easier still to support communities across the world, so no one has to go to bed hungry.
Autumnal Coconut Curry
Recipe by Richa Gupta
Hello November! Our days are getting shorter, and nights are getting chillier. Salad no longer brings me joy, and I crave a nice bowl of warming soup or curry to keep me warm all season long. If you are like me, you should continue to read.
I am a big fan of warming spices in a curry—whether it’s Thai, Malaysian, Japanese or Indian. They are perfect for cool evenings. Spices are also loaded with nutrients; a scientific study published in 2021 showed that a single serving of mixed spices can significantly modify/restore certain commensal microbes, particularly in people who do not regularly consume these spices.
As we now know, the health of our immune system is directly correlated to the health of our gut. Keeping our gut healthy with lots of prebiotic foods (vegetables) and spices can go a long way in keeping us healthy.
I want to share one of my favourite curries for winter nights that is loaded with gut-healing and anti-inflammatory spices and is ready in minutes. It’s a family favourite in our house!
- Good Food For Good Organic Coconut Curry
- 2 cups red pepper cubed
- ½ cup red onion cubed
- 3 cups chopped spinach
- 2 cups cooked chickpeas
- 1 cup water
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- Sauté onion and peppers in 1 tsp of coconut oil for 2 minutes.
- Add all other ingredients except spinach and cook for 5 minutes till the sauce is nice and bubbly.
- Add spinach and turn off heat.
- Taste and adjust salt if need be.
- Add a squeeze of fresh lemon and chopped cilantro to garnish.
- Serve with basmati rice,