Aug 10 2012

Just Keep Moving Forward

US runner breaks leg, finishes. The Journal Gazette

Manteo Mitchell felt the pop in his leg and knew it wasn’t good. “It felt like somebody literally just snapped my leg in half,” he said.

The American sprinter had half a lap to go in the first leg of the 1,600-meter relay preliminaries Thursday and a choice to make: keep running or stop and lose the race. To him, it was never much of a choice.

He finished the lap and limped to the side to watch the Americans finish the race and qualify easily for the final. A few hours later, doctors confirmed what he suspected: He had run the last 200 meters with a broken left fibula.

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Aug 10 2012

National S'mores Day

Happy National S'mores Day: 17 Gooey Marshmallow Desserts. abc News 

Isn't everything better with bacon? Gaijin Noodle + Sake House uses bacon covered in chocolate, toasted marshmallows and graham crackers in their popular dessert.

Yum! Celebrate National S'mores Day. abc15

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Aug 09 2012

Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings: Friendship, Gold Medal, Retirement

Misty May-Treanor on Kerri Walsh Jennings: 'I will never leave her side.' TODAY 

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The USA win at beach volleyball Wednesday night at the London Olympics marked the end of a legacy, but not of the enduring friendship between Misty May-Treanor and partner Kerri Walsh Jennings. Still, when the pair stood on the podium to accept the gold together, they knew it was for the last time. May-Treanor, who has played with Walsh Jennings for over a decade, will be retiring.

It was the third time May-Treanor and Walsh Jennings stood side-by-side to accept gold. The win in London wraps up a Olympic career that has led to a perfect record of 21 wins and no losses, with the pair losing only one set in all of their Olympic competitions. “We played the toughest competition in the world and we’ve withstood every challenge to be hanging out on top,” Walsh Jennings told TODAY's Matt Lauer.  

Even though Wednesday was the last time the world will see the two spike on the sand, their partnership is far from over. May-Treanor, who said she's ready for her next journey, said that “I will never leave [Walsh Jennings’] side." She called her time in London "emotional," but added, "I think we learn so much about everything outside of volleyball.

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Heart Healthy Valentine's Day and Brownies Recipe!
Feb 12 2010

Heart Healthy Valentine's Day and Brownies Recipe!

Heart Healthy Valentines February is National Heart Month, so let’s be good to our hearts this Valentine’s day.

Gluten Free Chocolate Raspberry Brownies 139 calories, 25 g Carbs, 3 g Protein, 5 g fat (per 3 oz. brownie!!) Get the recipe by clicking this link!

Christine’s suggestions for a Heart Healthy Valentine’s Day Dinner

1) Lean protein such as grilled beef tenderloin (the leanest cut of beef).

2) Quinoa with artichoke hearts and fresh parsley. Quinoa is a staple of the ancient Incas and means “the mother grain”. It’s high in iron and loaded with fiber (4 gm per ½ cup).

3) A small glass of seltzer water with a splash of pomegranate juice and twist of lime. This is better for you than diet soda or champagne and much more romantic looking to the eye when poured into a wine or champagne glass.

4) Chocolate raspberry brownies. These are my newest creation and are beyond blissful…they are chewy, gooey, chocolately with a unique burst of tart raspberry…so unique and heart healthy.

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1/26/2010 6:33:01 AM
Sam United States
1/26/2010 7:26:55 AM
Ronda Moyer United States
Ronda Moyer
For our anniversary one year my husband wrote a song for me as a gift and I love the song to this day.  Even though it wasn't for Valentines Day it was a romantic thing to do.  He dosen't think that his singing voice is good (I do) but I guess that I think whatever he does is good.  What I'm trying to say is even if you can't sing write out your feelings for the one you love and and try to put them to music by using a guitar or even just back-ground music from any song. I still the song Rob wrote for me 20+years ago.  You don't have to be a song writer or a good singer to tell someone how much you love them in a song.  
1/26/2010 2:37:07 PM
Gwen United States
Sorry, I can't find the recipe for the brownies!
1/26/2010 2:39:31 PM
Carol Weilage United States
Carol  Weilage
How do I get the brownie recipe?
1/26/2010 2:43:12 PM
Renee United States
  These brownies look and sound wonderful but I can not find the recipe either.
1/26/2010 2:47:20 PM
Susan United States
The recipe is on christineavanti.comSmile
1/27/2010 12:52:22 PM
John United States
mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm that is GOOOOOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
4/12/2010 12:26:11 AM
Magnus Norway
Thank you so much for this recipe! Too bad we do not have some of the ingredients available but I'll have to find a way to make these brownies. Yum!
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