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Healthy Recipes: Green Bean Casserole

Posted by PCF Admin on November 3rd, 2011 | No Comments »
Green Bean Casserole

Healthy Eating - Yield: 6 servings, about 3/4 cup each Servings: 6 Prep Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 45 minutes Recipe Description: This healthy revision of green bean casserole skips the canned soup and all the fat and sodium that come with it. Our white sauce with sliced fresh mushrooms, sweet onions and low-fat milk makes a creamy, rich casserole. Recipe Ingredients: 3 tablespoons canola oil, divided 1 medium sweet onion (half diced, half thinly sliced), divided 8 ounces mushrooms, chopped 1 tablespoon onion powder 1 1/4 teaspoons salt, divided 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 2/3 cup all-purpose flour, divided 1 cup low-fat milk 3 tablespoons dry sherry (see Ingredient Note) 1 pound frozen French-cut green beans (about 4 cups) 1/3 cup reduced-fat sour cream 3 tablespoons buttermilk powder (see Ingredient Note) 1 teaspoon paprika 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder Recipe Steps: Preheat oven to 400°F. Coat a 2 1/2-quart baking dish with cooking spray. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add diced onion and cook, stirring often, until softened and slightly translucent, about 4 minutes. Stir in mushrooms, onion powder, 1 teaspoon salt, thyme and pepper. Cook, stirring often, until the mushroom juices are almost evaporated, 3 to 5 minutes. Sprinkle 1/3 cup flour over the vegetables; stir to coat. Add milk and sherry and bring to ...

Foundation Debuts Lung Cancer Awareness PSA Video

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on November 2nd, 2011 | No Comments »

No Smoking - The Prevent Cancer Foundation has commissioned a series of Public Service Announcements (PSAs) to raise awareness about preventable cancers and to share our vision to “Stop Cancer Before It Starts!” The Foundation is debuting “Good Old Days” to coincide with Lung Cancer Awareness Month in the hope that you will share this entertaining video with friends, family and colleagues to extinguish the leading killer of cancer death in men and women. Lung Cancer may want a ...

2012 Laurels Awards: Nominations Open!

Posted by Sarah Abou-El-Seoud, Programs Associate on October 28th, 2011 | No Comments »
Sarah AbouElSeoud

Conferences - In 2012, the Prevent Cancer Foundation, in partnership with the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable, will again recognize and celebrate leaders in cancer prevention from across the country at the tenth annual Cancer Prevention Laurels Luncheon which takes place at the Dialogue for Action conference. The Laurel was chosen because it is an ancient Roman symbol of tribute, honor, victory, merit and reward. To view a list of all past awardees, click here. Awards will be given in ...

Healthy Recipes: Vegetarian Taco Salad

Posted by Jim Wood, Director, Digital Media on October 27th, 2011 | No Comments »
Vegetarian Taco Salad

Healthy Eating - Yield: 6 servings, about 1 1/2 cups each Servings: 6 Prep Time: 40 minutes Total Time: 40 minutes To Make Ahead: Prepare through Step 1, cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days; reheat slightly before serving. Recipe Description: Nobody will miss the meat in this colorful, zesty vegetarian taco salad. The rice and bean mixture can be made ahead and the salad quickly assembled at mealtime. Recipe by Nancy Baggett for EatingWell. Recipe Ingredients: 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 large onion, ...