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Healthy Recipes: Zucchini Salad with Shaved Parmesan

Posted by PCF Admin on May 20th, 2011 | No Comments »
Zucchini Salad with Shaved Parmesan

Healthy Eating - Drizzle grilled zucchini with a tangy lemon vinaigrette and it becomes an easy vegetable salad. Want a little heat? Add minced fresh jalapeño.     Makes 6 servings Active Time: 45 minutes Total Time: 45 minutes Ingredients 1 medium lemon 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 pounds small zucchini, cut into lengthwise slices about 1/2 inch thick 1/2 cup sliced almonds, toasted (see Tips) 1/3 cup thinly shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese (see Tips) Preparation Bring a small saucepan of water to a boil over medium-high heat. Remove the peel from lemon with a vegetable peeler, making sure not to include any white pith. (Reserve the lemon.) Cut the peel into thin slivers. Add to the boiling water and cook until soft, 4 to 5 minutes. Drain and set aside to cool. Squeeze the juice from the lemon into a small bowl. Add oil, pepper and salt and whisk to combine. Set aside. Preheat grill to medium-high or place a grill pan over medium-high heat until hot. Oil the grill rack (see Tips) or the grill pan. Grill zucchini slices, turning once, until tender, 6 to 8 minutes. Arrange the zucchini on a platter and drizzle with the reserved lemon dressing. Serve sprinkled with almonds, cheese and the lemon peel. Nutrition Per serving ...

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We Have a Winner! 2011 Screening Saves Lives National Challenge Announced

Posted by Suzette Smith, Director, Colorectal Cancer Screening Partnerships on May 19th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Early Detection - The Prevent Cancer Foundation launched the Colorectal Cancer Screening Saves Lives National Challenge in March of this year. The purpose of the Challenge is to champion community projects in colorectal cancer (CRC) screening/awareness across the country.  We were thrilled to receive 11 applications in this first year of holding the Challenge!  All of our applicants worked hard to gather votes and promote their projects; we applaud their efforts in CRC awareness and screening. First Prize The winner ...

Festival de Fiesta Broadway!

Posted by PCF AdminPCF Admin on May 18th, 2011 | No Comments »
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The Super Colon - When Los Angeles, California shuts down 12 square blocks of downtown you understand why the 22nd annual "Fiesta Broadway" is billed as the largest "Cinco De Mayo" event in the world.  Combined this year with Mother's Day it drew nearly 500,000 Latinos making it the largest Hispanic event, in the country's largest Hispanic market! The Prevent Cancer SuperColon was sponsored by the California Colon Cancer Control Program (CCCCP) whose mission is to save lives by preventing and reducing ...

Testicular Cancer Survivor’s Message: Guys, Check Yourself!

Posted by Jonny Imerman, Founder, Imerman Angels 1-on-1 Cancer Support on May 17th, 2011 | No Comments »

Early Detection - Like many young men, my testicular cancer diagnosis came out of thin air. I had no symptoms and thought I was a healthy, twenty-six-year old, juggling a job and working on my MBA when I suddenly had a pain in my left testicle that made me drop to my knees. It felt as if someone taken a dagger and shish kebabed me. At first, my doctor misdiagnosed it as an infection. But after a couple weeks ...