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New Crowdfunding Platform for Animals

Any animal charities out there looking to fund a project? LoveAnimals.org is for you! LoveAnimals.org is the new crowdfunding website (like Kickstarter.com and Kiva.org) for nonprofit animal groups, and they are looking for more projects their network of donors can fund. During the last few months the site has been in beta, they successfully fundraised for orphaned bald eaglets, sea turtles, the pets of military veterans, and a tiger with a toothache.

love animals

Microfunding/crowdfunding works, and LoveAnimals.org is open to any animal charity serving any animals in need. All donations go directly to the group itself – LoveAnimals.org takes no percentage of funds raised – which means more money directly benefits the cause. AWESOME.

Unfortunately, animal and wildlife charities have been slow to adopt online philanthropy. There are an estimated 26,000 animal welfare and wildlife conservation nonprofits in the U.S., which combined receive less than two percent of all charitable contributions. LoveAnimals.org hopes to change that.

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Avocado and Four Bean Pasta Salad

One of my Twitter followers sent me this recipe (originally posted on Taste.com.au) and I knew I just had to make it. Only 6 ingredients and the prep time is almost zero, how could I resist? Hope you enjoy!

avo bean pasta salad

Ingredients:

  • 100g dried wholemeal spiral pasta
  • 300g can four bean mix, drained, rinsed
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 1 medium avocado, chopped
  • 20g baby spinach
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic dressing

Directions:

  1. Cook pasta in a saucepan of boiling salted water, following packet directions, until just tender. Drain. Transfer to a large bowl. Set aside to cool.
  2. Add bean mix, tomato, avocado, spinach and dressing to pasta. Toss to combine. Serve.