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Healthy Recipes: Raspberry, Avocado & Mango Salad

Posted by PCF Admin 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 greens 1 ripe mango, diced (see Tip) 1 small ripe avocado, diced 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion 1/4 cup toasted chopped hazelnuts or sliced almonds (see Tip), optional Recipe Steps: Puree 1/2 cup raspberries, oil, vinegar, garlic, salt and pepper in a blender until combined. Combine greens, mango, avocado and onion in a large bowl. Pour the dressing on top and gently toss to coat. Divide the salad among 5 salad plates. Top each with the remaining raspberries and sprinkle with nuts, if using. Recipe Tips & Notes: Tips: To dice a mango: 1. Slice both ends off the mango, revealing the long, slender seed inside. Set the fruit upright on a work surface and remove the skin with a sharp knife. 2. With the seed perpendicular to you, slice the fruit from both sides ...

Join us in Breaking Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening

Posted by Lisa Hughes, Senior Director, Policy & Advocacy on March 21st, 2012 | No Comments »

Advocacy - On Wednesday, March 28, Prevent Cancer Foundation, Fight Colorectal Cancer and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy want you to make your voice heard in Congress in support of HR. 4120, the Removing Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening Act of 2012. This legislation, introduced by Congressman Charlie Dent of Pennsylvania would, if passed, correct a provision in current Medicare coverage policy that subjects older Americans to coinsurance if a polyp is removed during a routine ...

Healthy Recipes: Grilled Fish Tacos

Posted by Jim Wood, Director, Digital Media on March 16th, 2012 | 1 Comment »
Grilled Fish Tacos

Healthy Eating - Yield: 6 servings, 2 tacos each Servings: 6 Prep Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 50 minutes To Make Ahead: Prepare coleslaw (Step 2) up to 4 hours ahead. Recipe Description: Instead of deep-frying the fish for these fish tacos, we coat the fish with a flavor-packed chile rub and grill it instead. Make sure the fillets are no more than 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick so they cook quickly. Sometimes flipping fish on the grill can be tricky since the ...

Annual Spring Gala Raises $1.4 Million for Cancer Prevention

Posted by Carolyn Schmidt, Managing Director of Development on March 15th, 2012 | No Comments »
Heidi and Carolyn Gala 2012

Events - The Prevent Cancer Foundation’s 18th Annual Spring Gala, Modern + Majestic = Switzerland, was held on Friday, March 9 under the gracious patronage of His Excellency, the Ambassador of Switzerland, Manuel Sager and his wife, Mrs. Christine Sager. The event raised over $1.4 million in support of cancer research and screening programs for women in underserved communities. [caption id="attachment_6732" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Ambassador and Mrs. Sager with Swiss Embassy staff and a guest"][/caption] Congressman Michael Oxley (R-OH) was ...