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Healthy recipe: Roast chicken & sweet potatoes

Posted by Rebecca Evans on October 25th, 2013 | No Comments »
Roast Chicken & Sweet Potatoes

Healthy Eating - Yield: 4 servings Servings: 4 Active Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 45 minutes Recipe Description: Caramelized sweet potatoes and red onion are the bed for chicken thighs that cook up fast in a very hot oven—perfect for a quick healthy chicken dinner. Serve with a fall salad of mixed greens, sliced apples and blue cheese. Recipe Ingredients: 1. 2 tablespoons whole-grain or Dijon mustard 2. 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme or 2 teaspoons dried 3. 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided 4. 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided 5. 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper, divided 6. 1 1/2-2 pounds bone-in chicken thighs, skin removed 7. 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces 8. 1 large red onion, cut into 1-inch wedges Recipe Steps: 1. Position rack in lower third of oven; preheat to 450°F. Place a large rimmed baking sheet in the oven to preheat. 2. Combine mustard, thyme, 1 tablespoon oil and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper in a small bowl; spread the mixture evenly on chicken. 3. Toss sweet potatoes and onion in a bowl with the remaining 1 tablespoon oil and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Carefully remove the baking sheet from the oven and spread the vegetables on it. Place the chicken on top of the vegetables. 4. Return the pan to ...

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Prevent Cancer blog carnival: Who do you prevent cancer for?

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications Assistant on October 23rd, 2013 | 1 Comment »
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Blog Carnival - It is my immense pleasure to welcome you to the first ever Prevent Cancer blog carnival! Pull up your digital chair and take a seat – our writing advocates’ stories are educational, heartbreaking, sometimes humorous and always inspiring. Before I pass along the "mic," I'd like to thank the thirteen lovely writers who shared their experiences with open and honest hearts. May the carnival commence! “Children should get colds, scrapes and maybe a broken bone or two, but ...

Blog carnival: My colonoscopy saved me

Posted by Valarie Everett on | 8 Comments »
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Blog Carnival - “An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching.” -Mahatma Gandhi It’s almost 6 pm, which means I survived another Friday 4 o’clock client crisis. The week of juggling sales meetings, proposal deadlines, underwriting rate negotiations and planning my uncle’s surprise 80th birthday party had sucked the energy out of me. Just as I was packing up my office to head out the door, making sure I had everything needed for Monday’s big presentation ...

Blog carnival: For my family

Posted by Rebecca Helberg on | 3 Comments »

Blog Carnival - I prevent cancer for family – not only for my personal family, but for the cohesive, supportive, loving idea of family. Family and cancer are synonymous for me. Leukemia took my mother, uncle and grandmother all before I entered high school. Doctor visits were protocol; chemotherapy was the norm. Through all the pain and sadness of cancer, the strong bond of family was ever-present. There was a lot of love in my family growing up. My ...