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Are you looking for the perfect food for an upcoming party? The chef at the Food Channel came up with this delicious dish that’s sure to please any crowd.
• 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
• 1 pound red or white potatoes, waxy
• Salt, to taste
• Black pepper, ground, to taste
• 1 yellow onion, medium, sliced
• 1/2 teaspoon garlic, minced
• 4 eggs, large
• 1 tablespoon parsley, minced
Pre-heat oven to 375°F.
Heat two tablespoons olive oil over medium heat in an 8″ ovenproof skillet (preferably non-stick). Add sliced potato and season generously with salt and pepper. Cook potatoes, turning gently, until softened but not browned, approximately 20 minutes. Remove from pan and reserve.
Add remaining oil and onion. Cook, stirring occasionally, until soft, approximately 10 minutes. Add garlic to onions and cook 2-3 minutes, until softened and aromatic. Return potatoes to skillet, gently stir to combine, and cook an additional 5 minutes.
Reduce heat to low. Beat eggs with the parsley. Pour eggs into skillet over vegetables and shake the pan to evenly distribute the eggs. Cook, without stirring, for 5 minutes. Transfer to oven and cook 10 minutes, or until egg is set.
Cool to room temperature. Remove from pan and cut into 12 thin wedges or squares.
Food Byte: May be made a day in advance (bring to room temperature before serving).
Economic abuse is often a “silent” or “hidden” aspect of domestic violence that many Americans are unaware of or are hesitant to discuss with loved ones. It’s a tactic commonly used by domestic violence abusers to control their victims’ finances to prevent them from leaving a dangerous relationship.
According to the poll:
70 percent of Americans know people who are or have been victims of domestic violence – - – but nearly the same percentage of Americans fail to see a connection between domestic violence and economic abuse.
Instead, when Americans hear the term “economic abuse,” 77 percent Americans think of Wall Street woes (e.g. corporate greed or irresponsible spending) and don’t associate it with something that could be happening in their own neighborhoods.
“Many people associate domestic violence with physical cuts and bruises, but bruises on your credit score and being cut off from access to money, create lasting scars that make it hard, if not impossible, for abuse victims to recover,” said Jennifer Kuhn, manager of the Economics Against Abuse Program at The Allstate Foundation. “For victims of domestic violence, economic abuse is much more personal – and dangerous.”
To better educate Americans about this often overlooked aspect of domestic violence, The Allstate Foundation provides the following signs to recognize economic abuse:
· Taking money, credit card or property from a partner without their permission
· Racking up debt without a partner’s knowledge
· Purposely ruining a partner’s credit score
· Forbidding a partner from earning money or attending school
· Being forced by a partner to hand over paychecks
· Cancelling insurance or credit cards without the partner’s knowledge
· Harassing a partner at work to negatively impact a job
The Allstate Foundation, in partnership with NNEDV, recently developed a Financial Empowerment Curriculum to help victims achieve financial independence. The Financial Empowerment Curriculum includes financial tools and information designed to enable survivors of domestic abuse to fully understand their financial circumstances, as well as engage in short-term and long-term planning (e.g., budgeting tools, step-by-step planners, tips, etc.) to accomplish their personal goals.
“Our goal is to raise awareness about how economic empowerment can lead to a safe and financially secure future,” said Kuhn. “With resources like the Financial Empowerment Curriculum, we’re providing tools to domestic violence survivors and others who may need financial guidance in these tough economic times.”
The user-friendly curriculum is available in a variety of formats, including hard copy, Spanish-language, DVD and downloadable versions at www.ClickToEmpower.org to help people of all incomes and earning power work toward long-term economic empowerment.