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Healthy Recipes: Mediterranean Tuna Antipasto Salad

Posted by PCF Admin on April 29th, 2011 | No Comments »
Mediterranean Tuna Antipasto Salad

Healthy Eating - Packed with protein and fiber, this tuna and bean salad is ready in a flash. Serve with warm, crusty bread or pack it in a pita for a sandwich. For an extra kick, add a pinch of crushed red pepper or cayenne. 4 servings Active Time: 25 minutes  Total Time: 25 minutes Ingredients 1 15- to 19-ounce can beans, such as chickpeas, black-eyed peas or kidney beans, rinsed 2 5- to 6-ounce cans water-packed chunk light tuna, drained and flaked (see Note) 1 large red bell pepper, finely diced 1/2 cup finely chopped red onion 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley, divided 4 teaspoons capers, rinsed 1 1/2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh rosemary 1/2 cup lemon juice, divided 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided Freshly ground pepper, to taste 1/4 teaspoon salt 8 cups mixed salad greens Preparation Combine beans, tuna, bell pepper, onion, parsley, capers, rosemary, 1/4 cup lemon juice and 2 tablespoons oil in a medium bowl. Season with pepper. Combine the remaining 1/4 cup lemon juice, 2 tablespoons oil and salt in a large bowl. Add salad greens; toss to coat. Divide the greens among 4 plates. Top each with the tuna salad. Nutrition Per serving : 326 Calories; 17 g Fat; 2 g Sat; 11 g Mono; 17 mg Cholesterol; 28 g Carbohydrates; 22 g Protein; ...

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Screening Saves Lives National Challenge: Vote and Make a Difference!

Posted by Suzette Smith, Director, Partnerships for Colorectal Cancer Screening on April 25th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Early Detection - Voting has begun for the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Colorectal Cancer Screening Saves Lives National Challenge. The purpose of the Challenge is to champion community projects in colorectal cancer screening/awareness. The Foundation was thrilled to receive 11 applications in this first year of holding the Challenge! Voting is open until May 6; don’t miss the chance to vote for the project you think will make the biggest difference. Only the top vote-getters will move on to the ...

10 Reasons Players Love the Bad Beat on Cancer Tournament

Posted by Jan Bresch, Exec. V.P. & COO on April 22nd, 2011 | 1 Comment »
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Events - I was recently asked, “What makes the Foundation’s Bad Beat on Cancer Texas Hold’em tournament so popular every year?” Naturally my first answer was that by playing poker, they are helping to prevent cancer.  Isn’t that obvious?  Hundreds of players over the last 8 years have helped to raise over $3.4 million to support the Foundation’s research, education and community grants programs. I really believe that’s the number one reason. Here are nine other reasons why players ...

Healthy Recipes: Lemon – Dill Green Beans

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Lemon-Dill Green Beans

Healthy Eating - This lemon and dill vinaigrette is a natural complement to green beans. It's also great tossed with steamed asparagus or drizzled over sliced fresh tomatoes. 4 servings, about 1 cup each  Active Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 25 minutes Ingredients 1 pound green beans, trimmed 4 teaspoons chopped fresh dill 1 tablespoon minced shallot 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon whole-grain mustard 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper Preparation Bring an inch of water to a boil in a large saucepan fitted ...