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Healthy Recipes: Grilled Eggplant Parmesan Sandwich

Posted by PCF Admin on June 10th, 2011 | No Comments »
Grilled Eggplant Parmesan Sandwich

Healthy Eating - Our healthier eggplant Parmesan sandwich uses tender, smoky grilled eggplant instead of fried, so it has a fraction of the fat and calories. To make these sandwiches a cinch to prepare, make sure to have all your ingredients ready before you head out to the grill. 4 servings | Active Time: 45 minutes | Total Time: 45 minutes Ingredients 1 large eggplant, (1 1/4-1 1/2 pounds), cut into 12 1/4-inch-thick rounds Canola or olive oil cooking spray 1/4 teaspoon salt 3 tablespoons finely shredded Parmesan, or Asiago cheese 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese 4 small pieces focaccia bread, or rustic Italian bread 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil 5 ounces baby spinach 1 cup crushed tomatoes, preferably fire-roasted 3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil, divided Preparation Preheat grill to medium-high. Place eggplant rounds on a baking sheet and sprinkle with salt. Coat both sides lightly with cooking spray. Combine Parmesan (or Asiago) and mozzarella in a small bowl. Brush both sides of focaccia (or bread) with oil. Place spinach in a large microwave-safe bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and punch several holes in the wrap. Microwave on High until wilted, 2 to 3 minutes. Combine tomatoes and 2 tablespoons basil in a ...

ASCO Annual Meeting Highlights Progress in Cancer Prevention & Treatment

Posted by Lisa Hughes, Senior Director, Policy and Advocacy on June 9th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Advocacy - The annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) brings together more than 30,000 members of the oncology community, including providers, researchers, advocates and industry to discuss the status of cancer treatment, prevention, research and policy.  Carolyn Aldig′, Jamie Cooper and I had the pleasure of attending the meeting this year on behalf of the Prevent Cancer Foundation and witnessing the energy and passion of those in the cancer community for making progress ...

Community Grantee Spotlight: Fighting Breast Cancer with Heart

Posted by Donna Duncan, Executive Director, Linda Creed on June 8th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Early Detection - Great strides have been made in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer but, we still don’t know what causes breast cancer and we don’t know how to cure it. What we do know is that women educated about breast cancer are more likely to access screenings so that early detection and a better prognosis become possible. [caption id="attachment_4278" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Safe Circle"][/caption] Linda Creed: Fighting Breast Cancer with Heart education and outreach program includes breast health ...

Jamie’s 5K Challenge: Honoring All Those We Love Who have Battled

Posted by Jamie Cooper, Senior Associate, Individual Giving on June 6th, 2011 | 23 Comments »
Jamie 5K 2010

Events - Like many Americans, I often fail to appreciate the true meaning behind Memorial Day. In our excitement to have a paid day off from work, a three-day weekend full of family and friends, barbeque and beer, we tend to gloss over the somber gravity and reason for the holiday. My grandfather proudly served in the United States Army and did a tour of duty during the Korean War. As I reflected upon his service and his ...