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Healthy recipe: Cherry, wild rice & quinoa salad

Posted by Rebecca Evans on March 20th, 2014 | 1 Comment »
Cherry, Wild Rice & Quinoa Salad

Healthy Eating - Yield: 8 servings, about 3/4 cup each Servings: 8 Active Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 1 hour To Make Ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 4 hours. Recipe Description: This whole grain wild rice and quinoa salad recipe is perfect for toting to summer potlucks. It features sweet cherries, crunchy celery, nutty aged goat cheese and toasted pecans. If you can find red quinoa, it’s particularly pretty. Recipe Ingredients: 1. 3/4 cup wild rice 2. 1/2 cup quinoa (see Tips), rinsed if necessary 3. 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 4. 1/4 cup fruity vinegar, such as raspberry or pomegranate 5. 3/4 teaspoon salt 6. 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 7. 2 cups halved pitted fresh sweet cherries (see Tips) 8. 2 stalks celery, diced 9. 3/4 cup diced aged goat cheese, smoked Cheddar or other smoked cheese 10. 1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted (see Tips) Recipe Steps: 1. Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil over high heat. Add wild rice and cook for 30 minutes. Add quinoa and cook until the rice and quinoa are tender, about 15 minutes more. Drain and rinse with cold water until cool to the touch; drain well. 2. Meanwhile, whisk oil, vinegar, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add the rice and quinoa, cherries, celery, cheese and ...

Protecting kids from e-cigarettes

Posted by Elizabeth Hoffler, Director of Policy and Advocacy, and Monique Smaby, Program & Communications Coordinator, Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program on March 18th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Advocacy - The Prevent Cancer Foundation was pleased to see Senator Barbara Boxer (CA) introduce legislation (Protecting Children from Electronic Cigarette Advertising Act of 2014) in the Senate that will seek to ban e-cigarette companies from advertising, promoting and marketing their devices to children. Senator Chuck Schumer (NY) also vowed to take a stand against the targeting of children by electronic cigarette companies. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), electronic cigarettes (also known as e-cigarettes) are battery-operated products ...

A twenty something’s guide to colorectal cancer prevention

Posted by Monique Smaby, Program & Communications Coordinator, Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program on March 15th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Prevention - If you are in your twenties like me, your first reaction to a piece about colorectal cancer may be “Thank goodness I don’t have to think about that yet!” But being in your twenties is all about taking on responsibility and that includes taking charge of your health. Now is an ideal time to learn about colorectal cancer and establish good habits to reduce your risk. The longer you put off creating good habits, the ...

Healthy recipe: Clementine & five-spice chicken

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications Assistant on March 13th, 2014 | No Comments »
Clementine & Five-Spice Chicken

Healthy Eating - Yield: 4 servings Servings: 4 Active Time: 35 minutes Total Time: 50 minutes Recipe Description: This chicken recipe gets its intense and complex flavor from tangy clementines, five-spice powder and pungent Sichuan peppercorns. This dish is a marvel for entertaining: it takes just 35 minutes of prep and a handful of ingredients but it looks and tastes fantastic. Feel free to use mandarins, honey tangerines or oranges here instead of the clementines. Recipe Ingredients: 1. 8-10 clementines, divided 2. Generous 1/4 teaspoon Chinese ...