Poor Girl Still in the Running

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A bad case of the flu didn’t stop Kimberly Morales—aka Poor Girl Eats Well—from blogging this weekend for the sixth round of the Project Food Blog contest. Once again, the Sacramento blogger advanced in the ten-round, $10,000 competition. Now, there are just 58 contestants left in a field that once numbered close to 2,000. For this week’s challenge, called “Road Trip,” Morales had to design a meal that carries well and tastes great. She came up with a grains-based menu that includes white bean, beef and amaranth soup, spicy red quinoa and shrimp, and red quinoa, apple and cranberry cake with cream cheese frosting. Even though she was sick and the weather was miserable, she went to Old Sac to photograph her portable picnic. To read her blog and cast a vote for her, go to

www.poorgirleatswell.com.