Jan 31 2012

In case of emergency...

In an emergency? Here's what you can do:

Wow! That's one crazy survival story!

Car Chase Ends with the SUV Atop a Man Sleeping In His Bed

Trying to eat healthy? Vending machines might help you!

Vending Machine Device With Nutritional Informaiton

Help figuring out the subway at night:



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Jan 30 2012

Knit Pray Make A Difference

Today is Make a Difference Monday. You can do something as simple as share a story, knit a cap or blanket and pray. You can see some of the stories coming from CURE International out of Afghanistan. Learn more about what I will be doing there starting February 28th, click here.

Meet Ali Sina....

In September of 2011, Ali Sina was born with a cleft lip and palate as the youngest of six children to a poor family in Kabul, Afghanistan. Put simply, Ali needs help.

Ali's father, Mohammad, is a cab driver, and his mother stays at home to care for Ali and his five older siblings (3 boys + 3 girls). Life in Kabul is difficult for a poor family, and it became much more complicated when Ali was born.

Afghan woman killed, apparently for bearing girl. CBS NEWS

In the 10 years since the ouster of the Taliban, great strides have been made for women in Afghanistan, with many attending school, working in offices and even sometimes marching in protests. But abuse and repression of women are still common, particularly in rural areas where women are still unlikely to set foot outside of the house without a burqa robe that covers them from head to toe.

Fourth-Grader Saves Best Friend’s Life. abc NEWS

Florida interstate crashes 'horrendous,' victim says; 10 dead. CNN.com

Chauffeur, doorman left $1.5M from grateful exec. CBS NEWS

Lego man sent into the stratosphere. CBS NEWS

Chris Brown from NorthCoast Church talks at Bayside Church about Acts 16.

Chris Brown: Acts 16 from Bayside Church on Vimeo.

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Jan 28 2012


What is Pinterest?


Pinterest is a virtual pinboard. Pinterest allows you to organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. You can browse pinboards created by other people to discover new things and get inspiration from people who share your interests.

People use pinboards to plan their weddings, decorate their homes, and share their favorite recipes.

If you have Pinterest then pin the Encouraging Word.

For more informaiton click here.


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Can you eat healthy on a budget?
May 13 2011

Can you eat healthy on a budget?

Healthy on a budget, save time and money!!


By Nutritionist, Chef and Author of Skinny Chicks Don’t Eat Salads, Christine Avanti


1) Lentils are around 99 Cents per pound and they are an excellent source of protein and low sugar carbohydrate.  Use them in salads, soups and even pastas!


2) Roast that chicken people!  It is far less expensive to purchase a whole chicken than to buy chicken breasts, thighs, legs and wings separately.  If you roast a chicken on a Sunday evening, you can use the leftover meat for sandwiches, soups, salads, pastas during your busy work week.  


3) Bananas are consistently the least expensive fruit to purchase.  Usually around 99 cents a pound.  Pack them in lunches; use them to make yogurt parfaits, smoothies, and even salads.  When they begin to turn brown, use them to make Christine’s healthy banana bread!!


4) Replace soda & juice with water and save, save, save!!


5) Replace packaged foods with fresh produce from your local farmers market.  Many growers offer specials on crops that have grown in abundance.  Example, this winter I purchased 2 pounds of oranges for a dollar!!



Nutrition Director and Executive Chef at Passages Malibu

Author of Skinny Chicks Don't Eat Salads (Rodale 2009) 


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Christine Avanti Nutrition, Inc. 

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Marina Del Rey, CA  90292


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Comments (2) -

5/17/2011 8:17:18 AM
Lucy DelSarto United States
Lucy DelSarto
Where is the recipe for the banana bread?  Smile
5/20/2011 10:27:32 AM
Melissa Johnston United States
Melissa Johnston
I am also looking for the banana bread recipe.  Does anyone know where it is?
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