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Healthy Recipes: Garden Pasta Salad

Posted by PCF Admin on July 29th, 2011 | No Comments »
Garden Pasta Salad

Healthy Eating - Yield: 6 servings, 1 cup each Servings: 6 Prep Time: 35 minutes Total Time: 35 minutes To Make Ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day. Recipe Description: This lightly dressed pasta salad gets lots of flavor from kalamata olives and basil. A colorful mix of diced bell pepper, shredded carrot and tomatoes adds vitamins and minerals. Serve on a crisp bed of greens. Toss in canned chunk light tuna, cooked chicken or flavored baked tofu to add protein and make it more substantial. Recipe Ingredients: 2 cups whole-wheat rotini (6 ounces) 1/3 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise 1/3 cup low-fat plain yogurt 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon red-wine vinegar or lemon juice 1 clove garlic, minced 1/8 teaspoon salt Freshly ground pepper to taste 1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes, halved 1 cup diced yellow or red bell pepper (1 small) 1 cup grated carrots (2-4 carrots) 1/2 cup chopped scallions (4 scallions) 1/2 cup chopped pitted kalamata olives 1/3 cup slivered fresh basil Recipe Steps: Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook pasta, stirring occasionally, until just tender, 8 to 10 minutes, or according to package directions. Drain and refresh under cold running water. Whisk mayonnaise, yogurt, oil, vinegar (or lemon juice), garlic, salt and pepper in a large bowl until smooth. Add the pasta ...

A Win for Medical Research

Posted by Lisa Hughes, Senior Director, Policy & Advocacy on July 27th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Advocacy - Earlier today, Judge Royce Lamberth of the US District Court for the District of Columbia dismissed the original lawsuit brought forth by Drs. James Sherley and Theresa Deisher challenging guidelines issued by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding ethical medical research involving embryonic stem cells. Today’s dismissal of this case is a decisive statement in the court battle over the research and guidelines, recognizing the important role that embryonic stem cell research plays in the ...

The Heat is On: Help Fire Up 5K Fundraising Efforts for Cancer Prevention!

Posted by Jamie Cooper, Senior Associate, Individual Giving on | No Comments »
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Events - The intense summer heat has ignited Prevent Cancer Foundation 5K participants to achieve the event’s fundraising goal of $92,000 by September 24! The Foundation is close to reaching half of its 25 team goal, while teams and individual fundraisers alike are putting the spotlight on prevention and early detection as they ask their families, colleagues and friends to make donations in honor of or in memory of those who have been touched by cancer. Front runner ...

Healthy Recipes: Lemon Lovers’ Asparagus

Posted by Jim Wood, Director, Digital Media on July 22nd, 2011 | No Comments »
Lemon Lovers' Asparagus

Healthy Eating - Yield: 4 servings Servings: 4 Prep Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 25 minutes Recipe Description: Roast whole slices of lemon along with the asparagus for a beautiful look and sparkling, bright taste. Great with seafood, especially salmon or scallops. Recipe Ingredients: 2 bunches asparagus, tough ends trimmed 2 lemons, thinly sliced 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 4 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano or 1 teaspoon dried 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper Recipe Steps: Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Toss asparagus, lemon slices, oil, oregano, salt and ...