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A homemade Indian dinner to go.

A kind of meals on wheels, but Indian, and local

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Imagine a home cooked meal with Indian sugar and spice, ready and waiting for you to pick up on your way home from work. There’s a new canteen in town that’s offering this gift for anyone who wants to try it. No charge. No questions. Just sharing food.

It’s called Ubuntu Canteen, after the South African philosophy of honoring human connectedness and acting for the good of the whole community. The Canteen is the idea of a local resident who likes to cook and wants to share her food with the wider community in the spirit of Ubuntu.

The food is mostly vegetarian, healthy, everyday meals that the cook is already making for her own family, and would like to extend to yours as well. One meal this week included veggie and bean korma, chickpea and cilantro pancakes and ginger-honey raspberries with cucumber and tomato. Others could include dishes such as coconut-lime rice, catfish and veggie stir fry, cilantro-ginger salad or curried vegetables and tofu.

The Canteen will offer one extra portion to feed 2–5 people every Monday, Wednesday and Friday around 5:30 p.m. Pick-up is preferred, but in-town delivery is possible. To sign up for a meal, e-mail (if you do not have e-mail, leave a brief message on 767-1611) to specify food restrictions and arrange. There is no fee.


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