Aug 16 2012

Making a Difference for a Neighbor

Poland Olympian selling bronze medal to help sick neighbor. NBC News

A Polish windsurfer who won a bronze medal at the London Games says she is going to sell it to help a young neighbor.
Zofia Noceti-Klepacka promised her 5-year-old neighbor that if she won a medal, she would auction it off to help with the girl’s Cystic Fibrosis treatments.

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Aug 15 2012

Not on Social Media, may cost you a job

Your absence on Facebook may be holding you back. TODAY 

When it comes to Facebook and other social media, you’re damned if you do and damned if you don’t. At least that’s some career expects are saying.

Job applicants long have known that what they post on social networks can hurt their chances of getting hired. But a lack of a social media presence also can be an obstacle.

“If you don’t have a social media page, are you now identifying yourself in a way that suggests you’re outside the mainstream?” said John Challenger, chief executive of Challenger, Gray & Christmas, a global outplacement firm.

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Aug 15 2012

A Tasty Treat Left on the Printer

Amanda Carroll left this recipe on the printer so we may come over for dinner.

Chicken Enchilada Stuffed Zucchini Boats. SkinnyTaste.com 

 

Chicken Enchilada Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Servings: 8 • Size: 1 zucchini boat • Old Points: 2 pts • Points+: 3 pts

Calories: 116 • Fat: 3.5 g • Protein: 12 g • Carb: 11 g • Fiber: 3 g • Sugar: 4.5 g

Sodium: 410 mg (without salt)

Ingredients:

For the enchilada sauce:

olive oil spray (I used my Misto)

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 or 2 tbsp chipotle chile in adobo sauce, more if you like it spicy

1-1/2 cups tomato sauce

1/2 tsp chipotle chili powder

1/2 tsp ground cumin

2/3 cup fat-free low-sodium chicken broth

kosher salt and fresh pepper to taste

For the zucchini boats:

4 (about 32 oz total) medium zucchini

1 tsp oil

1/2 cup green onions, chopped

3 cloves garlic, crushed

1/2 cup diced green bell pepper

1/4 cup chopped cilantro

8 oz cooked shredded chicken breast

1 tsp cumin

1/2 tsp dried oregano

1/2 tsp chipotle chili powder

3 tbsp water or fat free chicken broth

1 tbsp tomato paste

salt and pepper to taste

For the Topping:

3/4 cup reduced fat shredded sharp cheddar

chopped scallions and cilantro for garnish

(Directions here)

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