The money raised through Rice & Beans Month is helping create greater food security in vulnerable communities across East Africa through sustainable agriculture programs. In Tanzania a new plot of farmland was purchased to allow children and families to begin growing their own food. It is...

There are plenty of appetizing, unique and downright odd Rice and Beans recipes to be found on Pinterest. A few participants have set up Rice and Beans themed boards, full of recipes. Please feel free to check them out, get ideas and report back if...

"Feeling Full" One family's reflections on the highs (and lows) of Rice & Beans Month written by Jen Johnson Although our family initially seemed excited for the beginning of Rice & Beans Month, it quickly became apparent that our excitement was more about the “idea” of Rice &...

Don't forget to visit the recipe section of this website and the Rice & Beans Facebook page for some great recipes to help you through the month!  There are some easy favorites from the past few years, and brand new recipes from others who are...

"The Heart of Hospitality" Learning to trade entertainment for fellowship Written by Erin Holcomb I picked up the phone and swallowed hard, not knowing how awkward this call would be. I was about to make a leap into uncharted territory. I was inviting friends over for dinner. Hosting a...

Welcome to Rice and Beans Month 2013! As you start the month keep in mind that the choices you make to simplify your meals this month are changing lives in East Africa and have the potential to change your life as well. As you kick off...

Monday, February 18 saw the kickoff meal for 2013's Rice & Bean Month at the Lahash house in Portland.  About 40 men, women, and children gathered to share a pot luck meal of their favorite rice and beans recipes.  After a great meal of several...

The year is well underway, and we’re headed straight into March, which means it’s Rice & Beans Month at Lahash! Rice & Beans Month is an easy and meaningful way to simplify the way you eat in order to stand in solidarity with other brothers and...

Just a week ago, I was sitting next to Mariam in Tanzania. When her mouth wasn't full of food, it was usually turned into a smile. Most of my friends don't like to have their picture taken when they are eating. Mariam didn't seem to...

[caption id="attachment_365" align="alignnone" width="548" caption="The Woodlawn Home Community is Eating Rice & Beans"][/caption]   My Imago Dei home community loves food. For years, we have hosted potlucks every other week with fun themes like international food, comfort food, red and green foods, casseroles, etc. Between potlucks, someone...