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Healthy Recipes: Black Bean & Salmon Tostadas

Posted by PCF Admin on February 23rd, 2012 | No Comments »
Black Bean & Salmon Tostadas

Healthy Eating - Yield: 4 servings, 2 tostadas each Servings: 4 Prep Time: 25 minutes Total Time: 25 minutes Recipe Description: Pickled jalapeños, cilantro and avocado perk up convenient canned salmon for a quick tostada topping. Skip store-bought and make your own crispy shells in the oven. Serve with: Brown rice cooked with diced tomatoes and onions or salsa. Recipe Ingredients: 8 6-inch corn tortillas Canola oil cooking spray 1 6- to 7-ounce can boneless, skinless wild Alaskan salmon, drained 1 avocado, diced 2 tablespoons minced pickled jalapeños, plus 2 tablespoons pickling juice from the jar, divided 2 cups coleslaw mix (see Tip) or shredded cabbage 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro 1 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed 3 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream 2 tablespoons prepared salsa 2 scallions, chopped Lime wedges (optional) Recipe Steps: Position racks in upper and lower thirds of the oven; preheat to 375°F. Coat tortillas on both sides with cooking spray. Place on 2 baking sheets. Bake, turning once, until light brown, 12 to 14 minutes. Combine salmon, avocado and jalapeños in a bowl. Combine cabbage, cilantro and the pickling juice in another bowl. Process black beans, sour cream, salsa and scallions in a food processor until smooth. Transfer to a microwave-safe bowl. Cover and microwave on High until hot, about 2 minutes. To assemble tostadas, spread each tortilla with some bean ...

Senate Spouse Barbara Grassley Recognized by Tracy’s Kids Pediatric Cancer Program

Posted by Lisa McGovern, Executive Director, Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program on February 21st, 2012 | No Comments »
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Foundation News - Barbara Grassley, spouse of Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa, is the salt of the earth - reliable, hard working, and kind. She is also a 25 year breast cancer survivor who has used her experience and visibility to raise awareness about prevention and early detection. Barb has been a longtime member of the Congressional Families Cancer Prevention program’s executive council, consistently helping to guide the group’s efforts to spread the prevention message. So I was ...

2012 Annual Spring Gala Adds Online Auction to the Festivities

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on February 17th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Events - The Prevent Cancer Foundation 18th Annual Spring Gala, Modern + Majestic = Switzerland, will live up to its name as one of Biz Bash Magazine’s top 10 Washington, DC benefits again this year but the event will also embrace new technology with the addition of an online auction. Spearheaded by President and Founder Bo Aldigé and the Gala Dinner Committee, this new feature promises to add to the vital funds for cancer prevention and early ...

The Federal Budget Process…A long and Winding Road Towards Funding for Cancer Prevention

Posted by Lisa Hughes, Senior Director, Policy & Advocacy on February 14th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Advocacy - The process of funding the Federal government is mandated by Congressional Budget Act of 1974. It is a complex process that often dominates Congressional activity for months at a time. The cycle begins in February and is supposed to end with the beginning of a new fiscal year each October 1. Prevent Cancer plays a role in this process, advocating each step of the way for maximum funding to be directed to research and cancer control ...