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Healthy Recipes: Zesty Wheat Berry-Black Bean Chili

Posted by PCF Admin on January 21st, 2011 | No Comments »
Zesty Wheat Berry-Black Bean Chili

Healthy Eating - This rib-sticking chili offers a hearty mix of wheat berries, beans, peppers and onion. Feel free to add an additional chipotle pepper to crank up the heat in this one-pot meal. Cooked wheat berries will keep for up to 1 month in your freezer and there's no need to thaw them; just stir them directly into the chili. 6 servings, about 1 1/2 cups each Active Time: 25 minutes Total Time: 1 hour Ingredients 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 large yellow onion, chopped 1 large yellow bell pepper,chopped 5 cloves garlic, minced 2 teaspoons chili powder 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 2 15-ounce cans black beans, rinsed 2 14-ounce cans no-salt-added diced tomatoes, undrained 1-2 canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, minced (see Tip) 2 cups vegetable broth 2 teaspoons light brown sugar 2 cups Cooked Wheat Berries, (recipe follows) Juice of 1 lime 1 avocado, diced 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro Preparation Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onion, bell pepper, garlic, chili powder, cumin, oregano, salt and pepper, and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 5 minutes. Add beans, tomatoes, chipotle to taste, broth and brown sugar. Bring to a boil over high heat, reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 25 minutes. Stir in cooked ...

Quick Tips for a Healthy Mind, Body & Spirit

Posted by PCF AdminPCF Admin on January 20th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Healthy Eating - 10 quick diet tips to help you stay energetic and healthy.  Boost your energy levels and keep your moods on an even keel with these quick everyday tips for your mind, body and spirit.   1. Take baby steps. If you’re trying to make healthful changes to your diet, keep in mind that even small changes will improve your health and feelings of well-being. Small changes are easier to make and stick with. Keep track of your food intake ...

Cervical Cancer Survivor’s Message to Women: DO SOMETHING!

Posted by Christine Baze on January 18th, 2011 | 2 Comments »
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Regular Screening - After 10 years, I’m still surprised at how much I talk about my cervix….to friends and strangers, to politicians and advocates, to teachers, students and parents. ANYONE who will listen. I guess I still do it because I believe it makes a difference. At 31, when I was diagnosed with invasive cervical cancer after 13 normal Pap tests, I had no idea what was in store for me. The surgeries, chemotherapy, radiation, and internal radiation were ...

Healthy Recipes: Acorn Squash Stuffed with Chard & White Beans

Posted by Janet Hudson on January 14th, 2011 | No Comments »
Acorn Squash Stuffed with Chard & White Beans

Healthy Eating - Acorn squash’s natural shape makes it just right for stuffing. This filling has Mediterranean flair: olives, tomato paste, white beans and Parmesan cheese. Serve with: Mixed green salad with radicchio and red onion and crisp white wine, such as Pinot Grigio. 4 servings Active Time: 40 minutes Total Time: 40 minutes Ingredients 2 medium acorn squash, halved (see Tip) and seeded 1 teaspoon plus 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper, divided 1/2 cup chopped onion 2 ...