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Healthy Recipes: Wild Rice with Dried Apricots & Pistachios

Posted by PCF Admin on December 17th, 2010 | 1 Comment »
Wild Rice with Dried Apricots & Pistachios

Healthy Eating - Colorful apricots, scallions and pistachios make this vibrant dish worthy of any holiday table. Since wild rice (really a grass) does not absorb liquid to the extent that true rice and other grains do, cook it in boiling water and saute the vegetables separately so they stay tender-crisp. 6 servings, 2/3 cup each | Active Time: 35 minutes | Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes   Ingredients • 7 cups water • 1 cup wild rice, rinsed • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil • 1 small red onion, chopped • 1 medium red bell pepper, seeded and diced • 2 cloves garlic, minced • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin • 1/2 cup dried apricots, diced • 1/2 cup orange juice • 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste • Freshly ground pepper, to taste • 2/3 cup thinly sliced scallion greens • 1/3 cup shelled pistachios, coarsely chopped Preparation 1. Bring water to a boil in a large saucepan. Add wild rice, cover, reduce heat to medium-low and cook at a lively simmer until the grains are tender and starting to split, 45 to 55 minutes. Drain in a fine sieve. 2. Shortly before the wild rice is ready, heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook, stirring often, until softened, 2 to ...

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Prevention “Cycles” through the Year with Breakaway from Cancer

Posted by Lisa Hughes on December 15th, 2010 | No Comments »
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Advocacy / Exercise Daily - Another year of Breakaway from Cancer is coming to a close, and 2010 seemed to be bigger and better than the last! While the campaign and our partners are always available, year around, to provide resources to men and women across the country in cancer prevention through survivorship, we wrapped up our last event of the season in Austin, TX at the LiveStrong Ride. The LiveStrong Ride was the last of four LiveStrong Challenges that we ...

Combining Friends, Family & Poker to Fund Cancer Research

Posted by Jan Bresch, Exec. V.P. & COO on December 14th, 2010 | 1 Comment »
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Events / Foundation News / Research - It’s Wednesday night in New York. What do you do?  If you’re Michele and Drew Figdor, you combine your love of entertaining and poker with supporting a good cause. What initially started in 2004 as a cocktail party to benefit the Prevent Cancer Foundation is now an annual Bad Beat on Cancer™ poker tournament hosted by Michele and Drew. A terrific event, with a lot of what I would call the “usual suspects” – family, friends ...

HealthyRecipes: Roasted Halibut with Banana-Orange Relish

Posted by Janet Hudson on December 10th, 2010 | No Comments »
Roasted Halibut with Banana-Orange Relish

Healthy Eating -   Sweet bananas combined with oranges, cilantro and lime juice create a fresh relish to serve with mild, white-fleshed fish, or try it alongside roast chicken or pork.   4 servings | Active Time: 15 minutes | Total Time: 25 minutes Ingredients Fish 1 pound halibut, Pacific cod or other white-fleshed fish 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt Banana-Orange Relish 2 ripe bananas, diced 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated orange zest 2 oranges, peeled, segmented (see Tip) and chopped 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro 2 tablespoons lime juice 1/2 ...