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Healthy Recipes: Chilaquiles Casserole

Posted by PCF Admin on May 27th, 2011 | No Comments »
Chilaquiles Casserole

Healthy Eating - Our version of this enchilada-style chilaquiles casserole is packed with nutritious beans and vegetables. Canned prepared enchilada sauce has great flavor and keeps the prep time quick. It can vary in heat level so find one that suits your taste. If you want to eliminate the heat altogether, try a green enchilada sauce (which is often milder than red) or substitute two 8-ounce cans of plain tomato sauce. 10 servings | Active Time: 20 minutes | Total Time: 45 minutes Ingredients 1 tablespoon canola oil 1 medium onion, diced 1 medium zucchini, grated 1 19-ounce can black beans, rinsed 1 14-ounce can diced tomatoes, drained 1 1/2 cups corn, frozen (thawed) or fresh 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon salt 12 corn tortillas, quartered 1 19-ounce can mild red or green enchilada sauce 1 1/4 cups shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese Preparation Preheat oven to 400°F. Lightly coat a 9-by-13-inch baking pan with cooking spray. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook, stirring often, until starting to brown, about 5 minutes. Stir in zucchini, beans, tomatoes, corn, cumin and salt and cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are heated through, about 3 minutes. Scatter half the tortilla pieces in the pan. Top with half the vegetable mixture, half the enchilada sauce ...

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Cutting-Edge Cancer Researchers Thank the Foundation for Early Support

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation staff on May 26th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Research - May is National Cancer Research Month and, coincidentally, the Prevent Cancer Foundation heard from two cutting-edge cancer prevention and early detection researchers expressing their thanks for the Foundation’s early support of their work. [caption id="attachment_4176" align="alignright" width="138" caption="Dr. Gang Zeng"][/caption] Dr. Gang Zeng, an associate professor of urology, at UCLA’s Jonsson Cancer Center recently wrote to thank the Prevent Cancer Foundation for early support of his research that has led to a new test for prostate cancer, ...

On the Road with Breakaway from Cancer and the Amgen Tour of California

Posted by Lisa Hughes, Senior Director, Policy and Advocacy on May 20th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Advocacy - Today we began the second half of the Amgen Tour of California (ATOC), travelling with the Breakaway from Cancer campaign and the pro cyclists of the ATOC. Stage 5, Seaside to Paso Robles, is the first sunny day we’ve had since the Tour began Sunday and it was absolutely gorgeous in the heart of California’s wine country. We’ve celebrated four cancer champions so far this tour, with one more to go on Sunday. They are inspirations ...

Healthy Recipes: Zucchini Salad with Shaved Parmesan

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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 ...