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Healthy Recipes: Grilled Halibut Salad Niçoise

Posted by PCF Admin on July 15th, 2011 | No Comments »
Grilled Halibut Salad Niçoise

Healthy Eating - Yield: 6 servings Servings: 6 Prep Time: 1 hour 10 minutes Total Time: 1 1/2 hours To Make Ahead: Prepare potatoes (Step 2) and green beans (Step 3), cover and refrigerate separately for up to 3 days. Recipe Description: Salad nicoise, a classic French salad, is typically made with tuna. Here we use sweet grilled halibut (in season in midsummer) or striped bass. To make it quicker, substitute 2 or 3 cans of drained chunk light tuna. Or skip the fish altogether for a vegetarian main-course salad. We call for serving it on a platter, but it’s just as beautiful individually plated. Recipe by Nancy Baggett for EatingWell. Recipe Ingredients: Vinaigrette 1 medium clove garlic 1/4 teaspoon salt 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 6 tablespoons fresh orange juice, plus more to taste 1/4 cup white-wine vinegar or red-wine vinegar 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard Salad 1 1/2 pounds red potatoes (5-6 medium), scrubbed and halved 1 1/4 pounds green beans, trimmed Juice of 1 large lemon 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided 1 pound Pacific halibut or striped bass (see Note) 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper, plus more to taste 1 large head Boston lettuce 1 1/2 cups grape tomatoes 3 hard-boiled eggs (see Tip), peeled and cut into wedges 1/4 cup sliced pitted black Niçoise or Kalamata olives 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh ...

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Prevent Cancer Foundation News Round-Up

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation staff on July 14th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Foundation News - The Prevent Cancer Foundation blog’s look at cancer prevention, early detection and wellness news from around the Web. Sunglasses Should Be Worn All Year to Protect Eyes from UV Rays Harmful UV rays pose just as much of a threat to your eyes as they do to your skin. While the risk is highest in the summer, it’s important to protect yourself year-round when outdoors. (Washington Post) Fewer People Dying of Colon Cancer, Report Says A CDC report confirms ...

Community Grantee Spotlight: Peak Vista Community Health Centers

Posted by Gina Artioli, NCI Community Cancer Centers Program, Communication Specialist on July 13th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Community Outreach - Peak Vista, a 2011 community grantee, operates 19 outpatient health centers in Colorado, providing high quality health care to low-income, uninsured and under-insured families since 1971, including free skin cancer screenings. Over 420 Colorado Springs and surrounding area residents turned out for an annual skin screening in May, recognizing the importance of early detection when it comes to cancer protection. This was the largest turnout since it began - up over 150% from prior years. The ...

Administration Announces Focus on Disease Prevention

Posted by Lisa Hughes, Senior Director, Policy & Advocacy on July 12th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Advocacy - On Thursday, June 16, the Obama Administration and his National Prevention, Health Promotion, and Public Health Council announced a National Prevention and Health Promotion Strategy, a nationwide comprehensive plan designed to “increase the number of Americans who are healthy at every stage of life.” This legislative mandate in the Affordable Care Act was the impetus for the plan, developed in partnership among 17 federal agencies and other stakeholders. The four key components of the plan ...