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Healthy Recipes: Spring Chicken & Barley Soup

Posted by PCF Admin on March 25th, 2011 | No Comments »

Healthy Eating - You might think of barley as an addition to hearty, wintery soups, such as mushroom-barley or beef-barley soup, but it also works well in lighter soups like this one with chicken, asparagus and peas. 4 servings, about 2 cups each Active Time: 45 minutes  Total Time: 1 1/4 hours Ingredients 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 cup finely chopped onion 1/2 cup finely chopped celery 2 cloves garlic, divided 6 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth 1 large bone-in chicken breast, (10-12 ounces), skin removed, trimmed 1/3 cup pearl barley 1 15-ounce can diced tomatoes 1 cup trimmed and diagonally sliced asparagus, (1/4 inch thick) 1 cup fresh or thawed frozen peas 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt Freshly ground pepper, to taste 1/2 cup lightly packed torn fresh basil leaves 1 strip orange zest, (1/2 by 2 inches) Preparation Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat; add onion and celery and cook, stirring, until beginning to soften, 2 to 4 minutes. Grate or finely chop 1 clove garlic; add to the pan and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add broth, chicken and barley. Bring to a gentle simmer. Cover and cook over low heat until the chicken is cooked through, about 20 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a plate with a slotted spoon. Return the broth to a ...

Native People Walking the Path for Health

Posted by Janet Hudson on March 22nd, 2011 | No Comments »
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Regular Screening / The Super Colon - The Chehalis Tribal Community Center in Washington state was buzzing last weekend with a “March to Prevention”.  The health fair included a Colon Health Bingo, diabetes testing, Zumba demonstrations, hands on lung cancer exhibit with real (yuck) lungs, prostate cancer info, raffles, a  necklace workshop, fabulous community meals and the Prevent Cancer Super Colon.  They also had a panel of speakers from three different tribes share their experiences. The South Puget Intertribal Planning Agency (SPIPA) brings ...

Prevent Cancer Foundation Raises Over $1.2 Million at Annual Spring Gala, “The Enchanting Principality of Monaco”

Posted by Liona Chan, Communications Associate on March 18th, 2011 | No Comments »

Foundation News - The Prevent Cancer Foundation held its 17th Annual Spring Gala at the National Building Museum on March 11, 2011. The Foundation welcomed 900 guests to the event, including many prominent members of the DC diplomatic, political, business and philanthropic communities. This year’s gala, “The Enchanting Principality of Monaco”, raised over $1.2 million dollars to further our mission: the prevention and early detection of cancer through scientific research, education and community outreach. [caption id="attachment_3417" align="alignleft" width="304" caption="Eddy ...

Healthy Recipes: Gingered Cranberry-Pear Cobbler

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Gingered Cranberry-Pear Cobbler

Healthy Eating - Cranberries add a particularly pleasing tartness and color to pears. Fresh ginger, lemon and vanilla brighten up the pears, while reduced-fat sour cream adds flavor to the biscuit-dough crust. 10 servings Active Time: 1 hour  Total Time: 2 hours (including cooling time) Ingredients Filling 1/3 cup pear nectar, apple juice or water 1 tablespoon lemon juice 8 slightly underripe pears, preferably Bosc or Bartlett, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar 2 tablespoons cornstarch 2 teaspoons freshly grated lemon zest 1 ...