Mark has been one of our clients for two and a half years and, while he loves the ‘mouthwatering’ chicken because it’s so tender he also loves the friendships he’s developed with the delivery drivers. “The drivers are the nicest people and I look forward to seeing them all day long” he says. Often the drivers are Mark’s only social interaction. “If it weren’t for Kitchen Angels, I would almost always be alone.” He appreciates the love and time that goes into preparing his meals. “They bring it to you warm and it makes you feel as if you cooked it yourself. For that I’m very grateful.” Mark has had four massive heart attacks and despite his health concerns, he remains upbeat and maintains a positive outlook on life. With a charming laugh and fun sense of humor he notes “If I win the lotto, I’ll give 10 million dollars to Kitchen Angels.”
prepare dressing: Combine avocado, mayonnaise, lime juice, garlic, salt and
cumin in a mini food processor. Puree until smooth.
prepare pasta salad: Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling water according to
package directions. Drain, rinse with cold water, then drain again. Transfer to
a large bowl. Stir in tomatoes, beans, corn, Cheddar, onion and cilantro. Add
the dressing and toss to coat.
Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate, without dressing, for up
to 1 day. Toss with the dressing about 1 hour before serving.
Peter Lovato is born and raised in Santa Fe, NM and has been in the hospitality, tourism, and event planning industries for more than 20 years. Since May 2008, Peter has served Hilton Worldwide as Director of Catering at Buffalo Thunder Resort. Over the last 15 years Peter has served on the Board of Directors for Big Brother Big Sisters of Northern New Mexico, Site Santa Fe Studio and Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, to name a few. His network of contacts is quite expansive and mutual respect is a thread that runs common in all his relationships including mayors, city managers, state representatives, tribal leaders, the national laboratories and non-profit organizations. Peter has been presented two Hilton Circle of Excellence awards.
Morgan Honeycutt is a New Mexico native with a life-long passion for helping people. Her legal career has involved immigration work with refugees and asylum seekers, criminal defense as a Public Defender in Albuquerque and family law. A partner at Walther Bennett Mayo Honeycutt PC, Morgan finds that working with people in crisis is both an extremely rewarding and moving experience, although not an easy one. Her legal work translates to the kind of work Kitchen Angels does for the local community such as serving underprivileged populations. In such a capacity this requires dedication, creativity, tenacity, and a deep understanding of human suffering. In her free time, Morgan walks her dog, tries to convince her cat to wear a leash, reads voraciously, and enjoys everything Santa Fe has to offer with her large, rowdy group of friends. As somebody who is dealing with a very ill, aging parent Morgan says “I have a new and different appreciation for the kind of work that Kitchen Angels does in Santa Fe, and I so look forward to contributing what I can to this organization’s bold and loving mission.”
Start a super easy and free Birthday fundraiser on Facebook. It’s stress-free and a fun way to get your family and friendsIn Facebook just type “Birthday Fundraiser” in top search box. Click “Create a Birthday Fundraiser” then “Select Nonprofit” and type Kitchen Angels as your nonprofit of choice. Just follow the steps from there. Yes it’s that simple. 100% of the money raised goes straight to Kitchen Angels! Facebook doesn’t charge any fees.
Our resale retail Kitchenality store now has its own 1,600 square foot expanse which sells a variety of beautiful and useful kitchenware from dishes and cutlery, serving bowls and platters, pots and pans to stemware and fun kitchen gadgets. There’s also Kitchenality aprons and our very own Kitchenality “Seasons of Santa Fe” cook book. We’re looking for donations as well. Please consider us if you have kitchen ware you no longer need. Your donations are gratefully accepted.