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Healthy Recipes: Creamy Asparagus Pasta

Posted by PCF Admin on March 2nd, 2012 | No Comments »
Creamy Asparagus Pasta

Healthy Eating - Yield: 4 servings, 1 1/2 cups each Servings: 4 Prep Time: 35 minutes Total Time: 35 minutes Recipe Description: Lemon zest ties all the flavors together in this light and creamy pasta. Make it a meal: Serve with a salad of sliced fresh mozzarella and cherry tomatoes tossed with a little fresh basil, balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Recipe Ingredients: 8 ounces whole-wheat penne pasta 1 bunch asparagus, trimmed and cut into 3/4-inch pieces 1 1/2 cups whole milk 4 teaspoons whole-grain mustard 4 teaspoons flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil 3 tablespoons minced garlic 2 teaspoons minced fresh tarragon or 1/2 teaspoon dried 1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest 2 teaspoons lemon juice 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided Recipe Steps: Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 3 minutes less than the package directions. Add asparagus and continue cooking until the pasta and asparagus are just tender, 3 minutes more. Drain and return to the pot. Meanwhile, whisk milk, mustard, flour, salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant and lightly browned, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Whisk in the milk mixture. Bring to a simmer, stirring constantly, and ...

Epic Poker Charity Tournament Raises $48,000 for the Prevent Cancer Foundation

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on March 1st, 2012 | No Comments »
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Events - This past December, the Epic Poker League held a charity tournament to benefit the Prevent Cancer Foundation's Bad Beat on Cancer. The event was held at the Palms Casino in Las Vegas and was hosted by poker pro and Bad Beat on Cancer Co-Founder Phil Gordon. The Epic Poker Charity Tournament brought out 77 charitable individuals ranging from League Members to professional poker players of varying levels to people who were simply looking to have some ...

My Meatless March

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Healthy Eating - As part of my New Year’s resolutions this year, I have decided to go completely meatless for one month. My reasons are the following: a. In the past few years, I’ve considered going vegetarian but giving up meat is really hard. b. Reading about the way meat is processed freaks me out. c. Coincidentally—the next 31 days is a test to see if I can completely fulfill my commitment. I’ll be documenting the month through weekly blog posts, with ...

Annual Spring Gala: An Elegant Evening to Stop Cancer Before It Starts!

Posted by Jamie Cooper, Individual Giving Manager on February 29th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Events - Who doesn’t love an opportunity to get dressed up in formal attire and be swept away by the ambiance of a special night? Doing it for charity makes it an even more rewarding experience! Join me at the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Annual Spring Gala on Friday, March 9 at the National Building Museum in downtown DC for an evening filled with fun for a good cause. This year the Foundation honors Switzerland with its theme “Modern ...