Thursday, July 28, 2011

Bust a Move Blog Closing

Dear blog followers,

The Bust a Move Committee would like to thank you for following and engaging with our blog over the last two years. We've enjoyed writing blog updates and reading your comments. However, much of the content we share over this blog (recipes, exercise moves, fundraising tips, etc.), is already communicated over Facebook and Twitter, making the blog a little redundant for those of you who are following our other channels. Therefore, we have decided to discontinue the blog.

We'll continue to bring you all the latest on Bust a Move through Facebook, Twitter and our website, So if you're not already following us, make sure you do!

Thanks for supporting Bust a Move for Breast Health!

- The Bust a Move Committee

Friday, June 3, 2011

Recipe Friday!

Spicy Corn Salad

Serves 8

1 medium                              Red onion, diced                                        
2 medium                              Red peppers, diced
2 cups                        500 ml            Corn, frozen, thawed
½ cup             125 ml            Cilantro or parsley, fresh, chopped
¼ cup             60 ml              Green onions, chopped
cup             75 ml              Cider vinegar
3 tbsp             45 ml              Orange juice
1 clove                                   Garlic, minced                                 
1½ tsp            7 ml                 Chipotle sauce
½ tsp               2 ml                 Pepper
2 tbsp             30 ml              Compliments olive oil

1.  Preheat oven to 400˚ F. 
2.  Place onion, red pepper and corn on a cookie sheet.  Roast in oven until tender.
3.   Mix onion, red pepper, corn, cilantro and green onions in a large bowl.
4.   Stir together vinegar, orange juice, garlic, hot sauce and pepper in a small bowl. Whisk in olive oil. Toss vegetables with dressing.

Nutrition Information per Serving (½ cup vegetables + 1 tbsp dressing):
Calories                     90
Fat                              4 grams
Carbohydrate            15 grams
Fibre                           2 grams
Protein                       2 grams
Sodium                      28 milligrams 

Friday, May 27, 2011

Recipe Friday!

A Great Start

Serves 3


1 cup              250 ml            Milk, 1%  
½ cup             125 ml            Tofu, soft, plain
½ cup             125 ml            Blueberries, frozen or fresh
½  cup            125 ml            Yogurt, vanilla, low fat
1                                             Banana

1.  Combine ingredients and blend until smooth.

Nutrition Information per Serving (1 cup):                              
Calories                     146                                                    
Fat                              3 grams                                             
Carbohydrate            23 grams                                           
Fibre                           2 grams
Protein                       7 grams         
Sodium                      42 milligrams

Friday, May 20, 2011

Recipe Friday!

Warm Mushroom Salad

Serves 6

1 tbsp             15 ml              Compliments canola oil
2 tbsp             30 ml              Shallots, chopped
1 cup              250 ml            White mushrooms, sliced
½ cup             125 ml            Shittake mushrooms, stems removed, sliced
½ cup             125 ml            Oyster mushrooms, sliced
3 cloves                                 Garlic, chopped
¼ tsp               1 ml                 Pepper
1 tbsp             15 ml              Thyme, fresh, chopped
2 tbsp             30 ml              Compliments balsamic vinegar
¼ cup             60 ml              Apple juice
1 bag              10 oz/284 g   Compliments baby spinach, washed and dried

1.    Heat oil in a skillet and sauté shallots until they begin to brown.  Add mushrooms and sauté until softened. Add garlic, pepper and thyme.
2.    Add vinegar and apple juice; cook to reduce liquid (about 4 minutes).
3.    Toss mushrooms and spinach together in a large bowl. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information per Serving (1½ cups):
Calories                     58                   
Fat                              2 grams
Carbohydrate            8 grams
Fibre                           2 grams
Protein                       2 grams

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Thank You Superheroes!

Thank you to all our participants, volunteers, sponsors and donors  for making Bust a Move 2011 such a huge success. Because of you we are one step closer to creating a world class breast health centre!  You helped raise $741,500 (net)! Thanks to a generous gift of $122,000 from Telus a combined total of $863,500 was raised. That means since the first Bust a Move event over $2 million has been  raised for breast health. You truly are superheroes.

Bust a Move 2011 may be over, but the Bust a Move team is still here to answer all your questions. In fact, we've already started working on Bust a Move 2012. We'll be updating our social media channels regularly throughout the year. Be sure to visit our Flickr site over the next week to see photos from the event. I bet you've been wondering where the photos are :) We'll let you know when they're up, through facebook and Twitter.

On behalf of the QEII and IWK Foundations, thanks again for supporting breast health and making BaM 2011 an unforgettable event. 

About The Event

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Bust a Move for Breast Health is a home grown fundraising event in support of the QEII and IWK Foundations in Nova Scotia, Canada. Six hours of exercise and fundraising for world-class breast health services will combine to create a unique experience anyone can be part of. Join us on March 26th, 2011!