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Healthy Recipes: Glazed Chocolate-Pumpkin Bundt Cake

Posted by PCF Admin on December 23rd, 2011 | No Comments »
Glazed Chocolate-Pumpkin Bundt Cake

Healthy Eating - Servings: 16 Prep Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 3 1/2 hours (including cooling time) To Make Ahead: Prepare through Step 4 up to 1 day ahead. Glaze and garnish (Step 5) shortly before serving. Equipment: 12-cup Bundt pan Recipe Description: You don't have to have pumpkin pie to still enjoy pumpkin and spice in a holiday dessert. This tender, moist cake uses pureed pumpkin to replace much of the fat and is delicately seasoned with classic seasonal flavors. Recipe Ingredients: Cake 1 cup all-purpose flour 3/4 cup whole-wheat pastry flour 1 cup granulated sugar 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (not Dutch-process) 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup nonfat buttermilk 1 15-ounce can unsweetened pumpkin puree 3/4 cup dark brown sugar packed 1 large egg at room temperature 1 large egg white at room temperature 1/4 cup canola oil 1/4 cup light corn syrup 1 tablespoon vanilla extract Glaze & Garnish 1/2 cup packed confectioners’ sugar 1 tablespoon nonfat buttermilk 2 tablespoons mini chocolate chips or toasted chopped nuts (see Tip) Recipe Steps: To prepare cake: Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a 12-cup Bundt pan with cooking spray. Whisk all-purpose flour, whole-wheat flour, granulated sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice and salt in a medium bowl. Blend 1 cup buttermilk, pumpkin puree and brown ...

Healthy Holiday Memories

Posted by Tony Pelton, Communications Intern on December 22nd, 2011 | No Comments »
tonyinthegreatoutdoors

Healthy Eating - Growing up in a free-spirited Northern California household, my family celebrates the holidays a little differently. Out is the normally rich holiday fare and in with the simple, healthy, vegetable based holiday feast. My family tends to go fairly light in the appetizers department, focusing on smaller amounts of tasty and simple dishes. A recent favorite has been my father’s carrot purée for dipping raw vegetables such as cucumber, broccoli and cauliflower. Carrot purée is quick ...

Researcher Q & A with Lauren Trepanier, DVM, PhD

Posted by Sarah Abou-El-Seoud, Programs Associate on December 20th, 2011 | No Comments »
Sarah AbouElSeoud

Research - [caption id="attachment_6109" align="alignright" width="166" caption="Photo Credit: University of Wisconsin-Madison"][/caption] The Foundation is proud to highlight the breast cancer research of Lauren Trepanier, DVM, PhD, a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Trepanier received a two-year grant from the Foundation in spring 2008 to examine whether specific enzymes present in the human breast are associated with breast cancer risk. What led you to the field of breast cancer research? I began my career by ...

Cancer Queens Use “Edutainment” to Promote Screening and Awareness

Posted by Sheila Bates, MSSW, Manager, Community Outreach, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center on December 15th, 2011 | No Comments »
Bates Cancer Queen 10-21-08

Community Outreach - Envision a group of women donning feather boas and rhinestone tiaras, dancing to the sound of “The Loco-motion” while singing the lyrics, “Every woman needs this lifesavin’ test now. Come on baby, go and get your Pap smear.” These 10 lovely ladies are a part of Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center’s Cancer Queens! A Cancer Prevention Musical Revue! This traveling troupe of professional health educators volunteer to perform a 45-minute, live show featuring skits and song and dance ...