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Healthy Recipes: Chicken & White Bean Salad

Posted by PCF Admin on April 8th, 2011 | No Comments »
Chicken & White Bean Salad

Healthy Eating - Zucchini and celery give this chicken-and-bean salad a nice crunch. We like serving it over a bed of slightly bitter escarole and radicchio, but any type of salad greens will work. 4 servings, about 2 cups each Active Time: 25 minutes Total Time: 25 minutes Ingredients Vinaigrette 1 medium clove garlic 1/4 teaspoon salt 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 6 tablespoons fresh orange juice, plus more to taste 1/4 cup white-wine vinegar or red-wine vinegar 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard Salad 1 15-ounce can cannellini or other white beans, rinsed and drained 2 1/2 cups diced cooked chicken breast (see Tip) 2 cups diced zucchini and/or summer squash (about 2 small) 1 1/2 cups diced celery 1/4 cup finely diced ricotta salata, halloumi (see Shopping Tip, above) or feta cheese 1/3 cup chopped, well-drained, oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes (optional) 1 cup coarsely chopped fresh basil, plus whole basil leaves for garnish Salt & freshly ground pepper to taste (optional) 2 cups torn escarole or romaine lettuce 2 cups torn radicchio leaves Preparation To prepare vinaigrette: Peel the garlic and smash with the side of a chef’s knife. Using a fork, mash the garlic with 1/4 teaspoon salt in a small bowl to form a coarse paste. Whisk in 5 tablespoons oil. Add 6 tablespoons orange juice, vinegar and mustard; whisk until well blended. Taste and ...

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Cancer Early Detection A Winning Strategy for Olympic Athlete

Posted by Eric Shanteau on April 5th, 2011 | 2 Comments »
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Early Detection - I was diagnosed with testicular cancer on June 19, 2008. Due to my very fortunate early detection, I was able to go on two weeks later to fulfill my dream of making the US Olympic Swim Team. The detection of my cancer started one night while I was reading in bed. Just before turning the light out I thought I noticed something that shouldn’t be there. I went on to perform a self exam, to ...

Healthy Recipes: Cashew-Snow Pea Stir-Fry

Posted by Janet Hudson on April 1st, 2011 | No Comments »
Cashew-Snow Pea Stir-Fry

Healthy Eating - Radishes add a burst of color to this easy snow pea stir-fry and cooking them tames their spiciness.   4 servings, about 3/4 cup each      Active Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Ingredients 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce 1 tablespoon rice vinegar 1 teaspoon chile-garlic sauce (see Note) 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger 3 cups snow peas (about 9 ounces), trimmed 3/4 cup trimmed and quartered radishes (about 1 bunch) 4 scallions, cut into 1/2-inch pieces 3 tablespoons unsalted cashews, toasted (see ...

Colorectal Cancer Screening Dialogue Leads to Action

Posted by Sarah Abou-El-Seoud, Programs Associate on March 31st, 2011 | No Comments »
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Conferences - Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the US among men and women combined. Screening can prevent colorectal cancer, or detect it earlier, when treatment is more successful. That is why the Prevent Cancer Foundation held its 13th annual Dialogue for Action on Colorectal Cancer Screening: [caption id="attachment_3689" align="alignright" width="307" caption="(From L. to R.) Kamin VanGuilder, Chyke Doubeni and Barry Berger"][/caption] Prevention Now for a Healthier Tomorrow on March 23 through March 25 ...