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Healthy Recipes: Lemon – Dill Green Beans

Posted by PCF Admin on April 22nd, 2011 | No Comments »
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 with a steamer basket. Add green beans, cover and cook until tender-crisp, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from the heat. Meanwhile, whisk dill, shallot, oil, lemon juice, mustard, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add the green beans and toss to coat. Let stand about 10 minutes before serving to blend flavors. Nutrition Per serving : 74 Calories; 4 g Fat; 1 g Sat; 3 g Mono; 0 mg Cholesterol; 10 g Carbohydrates; 2 g Protein; 4 g Fiber; 163 mg Sodium; 177 mg Potassium 1/2 Carbohydrate Serving Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat

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Cancer Survivor to Young Adults: Cancer Does Not Card You Before Striking!

Posted by Lauren Antognoli, Development Associate on April 19th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Early Detection - When I was 17 years old, cancer was the furthest thing from my mind. I was focused on school, sports, and friends. I never really thought twice about my mortality. Like most kids, I thought that I was invincible, that nothing could harm me because I was young. So when I noticed a big lump in my neck during my junior year, I ignored it. After a few weeks the lump grew larger, so my ...

Breakaway from Cancer: Vote For YOUR Favorite Cancer Champion

Posted by Lisa Hughes, Director, Policy and Advocacy on | No Comments »
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Advocacy - Prevent Cancer Foundation is looking forward to May, particularly getting back out on the road with Breakaway from Cancer at the Amgen Tour of California (ATOC.) Prevent Cancer and our Breakaway from Cancer partners have the honor of traveling for nine days with the professional cyclists, and having a significant platform to talk about the resources that are available to the public through our Foundation and those of our partner organizations. A memorable part of this ...

Healthy Recipes: Spinach Salad with Japanese Ginger Dressing

Posted by Janet Hudson on April 15th, 2011 | No Comments »
Spinach Salad with Japanese Ginger Dressing

Healthy Eating - This spinach salad tossed with spunky ginger dressing was inspired by the iceberg salads served at Japanese steakhouses across the U.S. Add shrimp for lunch or a light supper. 4 servings, about 1 1/2 cups each Active Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Ingredients 3 tablespoons minced onion 3 tablespoons peanut or canola oil 2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar 1 1/2 tablespoons finely grated fresh ginger 1 tablespoon ketchup 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce 1/4 teaspoon minced garlic 1/4 teaspoon salt Freshly ground pepper, to taste 10 ...