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Healthy Recipes: Asparagus with Curry Butter

Posted by PCF Admin on February 25th, 2011 | No Comments »
Asparagus with Curry Butter

Healthy Eating - A touch of curry-infused butter dresses sauteed asparagus. This quick and delicious side dish would be just as welcome with a grilled cheese sandwich as it would with broiled salmon. 4 servings, about 1/2 cup each Active Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Ingredients 2 teaspoons butter, melted 1 teaspoon curry powder, (see Tip) 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 shallot, finely diced 1 bunch asparagus, (about 1 pound), trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces Preparation Combine butter, curry powder, lemon juice and salt in a small bowl. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add shallot and cook, stirring, until softened, about 2 minutes. Add asparagus and cook, stirring, until just tender, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir the curry butter into the asparagus; toss to coat. Nutrition Per serving : 67 Calories; 5 g Fat; 2 g Sat; 2 g Mono; 5 mg Cholesterol; 6 g Carbohydrates; 3 g Protein; 2 g Fiber; 161 mg Sodium; 262 mg Potassium 1/2 Carbohydrate Serving Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat Tips & Notes Tip: Check the ingredient label on your brand of curry powder: if it has added salt (as some do), you may omit the salt in the recipe or salt to taste.

Part II: The Super Colon Lady Gets a Colonoscopy

Posted by Janet Hudson on February 23rd, 2011 | No Comments »

Regular Screening / The Super Colon - Yes, that’s me!  Strange as it might seem, it is a good moniker to have if you travel with a 20 ft. long, 8 ft. high giant inflatable colon.  The Prevent Cancer Super Colon™ exhibit helps bring colorectal cancer awareness, and a message of early detection, to communities all across America.  If you read Part I: The Super Colon Lady Gets a Colonoscopy you know that, like many people, I had been dragging my feet about ...

Heather Banz: Skin Cancer Survivor

Posted by PCF AdminPCF Admin on February 20th, 2011 | 1 Comment »

Screening Story - Dear Prevent Cancer: I was diagnosed with melanoma about 5 years ago, when I was 35. I had a mole on my stomach that was starting to flake and looked red. I assumed that it was from my waist band rubbing the mole and irritating it. When I went to my doctor for my annual physical I asked her if I could have it removed. She referred me to a surgeon in ...

Healthy Recipes: Quick Breakfast Taco

Posted by Janet Hudson on February 18th, 2011 | No Comments »
Quick Breakfast Taco

Healthy Eating - A smaller cousin of the breakfast burrito, the breakfast taco made with reduced-fat Cheddar and egg substitute is a satisfying and healthy breakfast option. 1 serving Active Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 15 minutes Ingredients 2 corn tortillas 1 tablespoon salsa 2 tablespoons shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese 1/2 cup liquid egg substitute, such as Egg Beaters Preparation Top tortillas with salsa and cheese. Heat in the microwave until the cheese is melted, about 30 seconds. Meanwhile coat a small nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Heat ...