17 April, 2012

Can YOU Live Below the Line?

From May 7th to the 11th my family and I will be participating in the Live Below the Line Challenge.  Here's some more info on it:

What Have I Gotten Myself Into?

Live Below the Line is a campaign that challenges individuals and communities to eat and drink on just $1.50 per day for 5 days. By exposing participants to a glimpse of some of the daily difficulties experienced by the 1.4 billion people who live in extreme poverty every day, for everything, the campaign provides a unique window into understanding the realities of life for so many.
Through the insights gained over the 5 days, Live Below the Line is assembling a movement of people passionate about eradicating extreme poverty. Through partnerships with various charities, the campaign raises both awareness and critical funds.
If you don't think you can live off $1.50 a day yourself, pass on the information and the Live Below the Line website to friends and family who you think will be up for it.

Ready to Take the Challenge?

  1. Visit the Live Below the Line partner page and choose one of the following charity partners to support
    • Shot at Life
    • UNICEF
    • The Global Poverty Project
    • CARE
    • Global Syndicate
    • Malaria No More
    • Rainforest Foundation US
  2. Enter your profile details.
  3. Let your Facebook friends, Twitter followers, friends and family know you're going to be Living Below the Line May 7th-11th to spread awareness and convince them to join and support you.

Suggested Foods and Recipes

Hint: Power In Numbers

The best way to stretch your dollar is add more to the bottom line. You still only get $7.50 for the week, but if you team up with a few friends, you can pool your resources to greatly increase your options at the grocery store. So go out and recruit some friends!

Plenty of Options

Sure, you're not going to be eating tuna tartare or exquisite veggie pizzas this week, but with a little creativity you can whip up some tasty meals. Now, you probably won't be seeing these in Anthony Bourdain's next cookbook, but they'll get you through the week.
Pasta with Shredded Onions, Carrots and Garlic:
1 package of bow-tie pasta
1 tablespoon salt
3 carrots
1 tablespoon pepper
1 onion
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 cup canola oil
Peel the onion and finely chop. Peel the carrots and chop into half-inch long sections. Separate half a cup of canola oil and heat over high flame. Put onions into the oiled pan. After a minute, add chopped carrots. Let cook in covered pan until carrots are soft. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Cook pasta until al dente. Once pasta is cooked, add the other half cup of canola oil until pasta is coated. Add carrot and onion mix. Add garlic powder to taste.
For more recipes and tips, visit the Live Below the Line guidance page

Do you think you can do it?  If you decide to, please let me know how it goes for you.


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