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Healthy Recipes: Garlicky Green Beans

Posted by PCF Admin on October 29th, 2010 | No Comments »
Garlicky Green Beans

Healthy Eating - We cook, then cool the beans in advance so they can be heated up and seasoned moments before the meal. If you don’t like tarragon, substitute dill or leave it out completely. Yield: 8 servings, about 1 cup each Total Time: 45 minutes Prep Time: 35 minutes To Make Ahead: Prepare through Step 2 and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 day. Recipe Ingredients: 2 pounds green beans, trimmed 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 3 tablespoons minced garlic 3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley 1 tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon or 2 teaspoons dried 1/2 teaspoon salt Freshly ground pepper to taste Recipe Steps: Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Place a large bowl of ice water next to the stove. Add half the green beans to the boiling water and cook until tender-crisp, about 4 minutes. Transfer the beans with a slotted spoon to the ice water to cool. Repeat with the remaining beans. Place a kitchen towel on a baking sheet and use a slotted spoon to transfer the beans from the ice water; blot dry with another towel. Just before serving, heat oil in a large Dutch oven or large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add ...

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Claim That Cancer Is Purely Man-Made Disease Tells Only Half the Story

Posted by Jan Bresch Mahrer, Exec. V.P. & COO on October 26th, 2010 | No Comments »
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Research - A friend sent me a recent controversial study by the University of Manchester in Britain that stated: “Cancer is a man-made disease.”  This assertion was based on the researchers finding no evidence of cancer in Egyptian remains stretching back thousands of years, which led them to conclude that cancer is something that happened with the dawn of the Industrial Age, proclaiming “there is nothing in the natural environment that can cause cancer, so it has to ...

Nurturing a Generation of Cancer Prevention Scientists

Posted by Janet Hudson on October 25th, 2010 | No Comments »
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25th Anniversary - Bernard Levin, M.D. University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center Congratulations on your Silver Jubilee! I have long known of the important work of the Prevent Cancer Foundation.  For many years, I have served on the Foundation’s Medical Advisory Board and it has been my honor and privilege to co-chair its Scientific Review Panel since 1999. Through the leadership of Prevent Cancer Foundation, a national, non-profit health foundation, I have witnessed an incredible increase in national awareness of ...

Healthy Recipes: Broccoli Salad with Creamy Feta Dressing

Posted by Janet Hudson on October 22nd, 2010 | No Comments »
Broccoli Salad with Creamy Feta Dressing

Healthy Eating - Finely chopped raw broccoli is tender and mild--here it’s tossed with a creamy dressing, meaty chickpeas and sweet bell pepper. Yield: 4 servings, 1 cup each Total Time: 20 minutes Prep Time: 20 minutes To Make Ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day. Recipe Ingredients: 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese 1/4 cup nonfat plain yogurt 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 clove garlic, minced 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 8 ounces broccoli crowns, trimmed and finely chopped (about 3 cups) 1 7-ounce can chickpeas, rinsed 1/2 cup ...