Taste of the Nation

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Good morning!  I started my day off right — with a yummy breakfast and blog reading:


Oikos Greek yogurt, banana, flax, and granola:


Nom, nom, nom.   Sorry for the poor lighting — it was EARLY!


Taste of the Nation


A few weeks ago, I won tickets to a Taste of the Nation through Foodbuzz


Taste of the Nation is an event of Share Our Strength, a national organization working to make sure no kid in America grows up hungry.  Share Our Strength weaves together a net of community groups, activists and food programs to catch children at risk of hunger, and surround them with nutritious food where they live, learn, and play.


  • Since 1988, Taste of the Nation events have raised more than $70 million.
  • Since 2004, Taste of the Nation funds have helped Increase access to public and private programs that provide healthy food to those in need.
  • 100% of ticket sales help ensure no kid in America grows up hungry.


Besides being a needed and worthwhile cause, Taste of the Nation is a fun and enjoyable event where attendees can taste and sample food and drink from over 30 properties in one evening for a single ticket admission. It really is the best dining out event of the year!



There will be more than 45 Taste of the Nation events hosted in 2009, so check out Share Our Strength to see if one is happening in your town!


Can’t wait for Saturday night!



  • Rosey Rebecca August 27, 2009, 5:11 am

    I start every morning off with blog reading!! My google reader is empty when I go to sleep and then I have like 20 new posts to read when I get up in the morning. All those midnight bloggers, I suppose!! lol

    Congrats on winning the tickets!! Looks like fun and it supports a great cause!

  • Eve August 27, 2009, 5:16 am

    I love events like that! I'm sure you will have an awesome time.

  • k August 27, 2009, 5:24 am

    That looks awesome! I would be looking forward to Saturday night too!

  • Jess (Fit Chick in the City) August 27, 2009, 5:29 am

    What a great event! Congrats on scoring the tickets. Looking forward to seeing the photos of all the food.

  • Paige@ Running Around Normal August 27, 2009, 5:30 am

    Taste of the Nation sounds really cool! Hope you have a great day!

  • Sarah (Running To Slow Things Down) August 27, 2009, 5:45 am

    What an awesome event!

    And your breakfast looks lovely. What a great way to start the morning. 🙂

  • Sarah August 27, 2009, 6:12 am

    That event sounds fun! Is there one in Orlando?

  • Lizzy August 27, 2009, 6:17 am

    How exciting that event sounds! thats going to be so much fun! 🙂

  • Leianna August 27, 2009, 6:20 am

    I start off my morning like that too, so relaxing and wonderful to read what others do and get me motivated! That Taste of Nation sounds fun, can't wait to see some cool pictures!

  • Kristin August 27, 2009, 6:31 am

    I love breakfast + blogging… best combo!!!

    Have fun on Saturday, I'm very jealous!


  • Runeatrepeat August 27, 2009, 6:39 am

    Good cause and good food – sounds fun!

  • RhodeyGirl August 27, 2009, 6:47 am

    wow that looks like fun!

  • brandi August 27, 2009, 7:00 am

    That sounds like a lot of fun! And what a great cause. Share our Strength is such a great organization.

  • John August 27, 2009, 7:03 am

    Looks like a breakfast for a champion and you truly are one.

  • K from ksgoodeats August 27, 2009, 7:14 am

    That sounds like an awesome event – I hope you guys have a blast 🙂

  • Melinda August 27, 2009, 7:15 am

    Looks like a fun event- can't wait to see pictures! 🙂

  • Angela (Run Study Eat) August 27, 2009, 7:33 am

    yummy breakfast! Have fun at the event!

  • Mandy August 27, 2009, 7:40 am

    Yummy breakfast!! What granola do you use, by the way?

    The taste of nation looks like a lot of fun! Can't wait to hear about it!

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point August 27, 2009, 7:41 am

    mandy – its quaker brand. they have at costco in bulk.

  • Niki August 27, 2009, 7:43 am

    Wow! That sounds like a great event!

  • Lainie August 27, 2009, 7:46 am

    I always read blogs in the AM – it's like my newspaper, I always say.

    Congrats on the tickets – I bet it'll be fun!

  • Maria August 27, 2009, 7:55 am

    I just wanted to say I love that you eat on such beautiful dinner ware. You have inspired me to dop the same thing. I have not been using paper plats and it really makes a difference. It sounds odd,but my meals look better. :)and I feel better, looking at my table.

  • Nicci@NiftyEats August 27, 2009, 8:12 am

    Great breakfast, i would to go to that event. maybe there is one in my area. Have a great time at the event.

  • runsarah August 27, 2009, 8:47 am

    Taste of the nation sounds awesome!

  • Megan @ August 27, 2009, 8:54 am

    Sounds great!!! Congrats!! I can't wait to hear all about it..

    I wrote my lil blurb about how inspiring you are this morning.. check it out 🙂

  • janetha August 27, 2009, 9:19 am

    foodbuzz sent me to this event in my city to cover it. IT WAS AMAZING! and for such a good cause. have fun!

  • Kate August 27, 2009, 9:22 am

    Taste of the Nation sounds like SO MUCH FUN. I tried to volunteer at the Boston Taste even last year, but no one replied to my email 🙁 But now you've reminded me to check it out again this year!

  • Jenna August 27, 2009, 9:55 am

    wow! are you going?! sounds funnn 🙂

  • Elizabeth Jarrard August 27, 2009, 12:52 pm

    Taste of the Nation is so great!! I volunteer at the Boston one and its amazing and super delicious!!

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