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Healthy Recipes: Smoky Corn & Black Bean Pizza

Posted by PCF Admin on March 30th, 2012 | No Comments »
Smoky Corn & Black Bean Pizza

Healthy Eating - Yield: 6 servings Servings: 6 Prep Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes Recipe Description: The secret to a grilled pizza is having all your ingredients ready to go before you head out to the grill. Make it a meal: Toss the extra black beans, diced tomato and some avocado with prewashed salad greens and a tangy vinaigrette and dinner is on the table in no time. Recipe Ingredients: 1 plum tomato, diced 1 cup canned black beans, rinsed 1 cup fresh corn kernels (about 2 ears) 2 tablespoons cornmeal 1 pound prepared whole-wheat pizza dough 1/3 cup barbecue sauce 1 cup shredded mozzarella, preferably smoked mozzarella Recipe Steps: Preheat grill to medium. Combine tomato, beans and corn in a medium bowl. Sprinkle cornmeal onto a large baking sheet. Stretch the dough into about a 12-inch circle and lay it on top of the cornmeal, coating the entire underside of the dough. Transfer the crust from the baking sheet to the grill. Close the lid and cook until the crust is puffed and lightly browned on the bottom, 4 to 5 minutes. Using a large spatula, flip the crust. Spread barbecue sauce on it and quickly sprinkle with the tomato mixture and cheese. Close the lid; grill until the cheese is melted and the bottom of the ...

U.S. Cancer Rates Decline Result of Better Screening, Focus on Prevention

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on March 29th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Prevention - A study released Wednesday reports that cancer rates in the U.S. have continued to decline. Since 1999, new cancer cases have been dropping by half a percent each year. Overall, the cancer death rate has declined by 1.5 percent in adults and 1.7 percent in children annually. The findings include almost every cancer case reported in the U.S. through 2008 and come from a report generated by several government agencies and other organizations, including the ...

My Meatless March: Week 3

Posted by PCF AdminPCF Admin on March 28th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Healthy Eating - As I’m nearing the end of the month, I have to say that the latter weeks of my Meatless March have been much more challenging than the earlier ones. Going out to eat has gotten more difficult and staring down a plate of bacon at brunch takes a lot of willpower. I actually resorted to standing next to the table and smelling it instead of eating it. However, I am happy to report that I am ...

Healthy Recipes: Raspberry, Avocado & Mango Salad

Posted by Jim Wood, Director, Digital Media on March 23rd, 2012 | No Comments »
Raspberry, Avocado & Mango Salad

Healthy Eating - Yield: 5 servings, about 2 cups each Servings: 5 Prep Time: 25 minutes Total Time: 25 minutes Recipe Description: Pureed berries give the tangy wine vinegar dressing a creamy texture that gently clings to the lettuce and fruit. This is a salad to enjoy when fresh berries are in the market. Recipe Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups fresh raspberries, divided 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1/4 cup red-wine vinegar 1 small clove garlic, coarsely chopped 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 8 cups mixed salad ...