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Healthy Recipes: Acorn Squash Stuffed with Chard & White Beans

Posted by PCF Admin 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 cloves garlic, minced 2 tablespoons water 1 tablespoon tomato paste 8 cups chopped chard leaves (about 1 large bunch chard) 1 15-ounce can white beans, rinsed 1/4 cup chopped kalamata olives 1/3 cup coarse dry whole-wheat breadcrumbs (see Note) 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese Preparation Cut a small slice off the bottom of each squash half so it rests flat. Brush the insides with 1 teaspoon oil; sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Place in a 9-by-13-inch (or similar-size) microwave-safe dish. Cover with plastic wrap and microwave on High until the squash is fork-tender, about 12 minutes. Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion; cook, stirring, until starting to brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Add garlic; cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Stir in water, tomato paste ...

Prevent Cancer Super Colon: An Educational Superstar

Posted by Janet Hudson on January 13th, 2011 | No Comments »
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The Super Colon - The Prevent Cancer Super Colon™ is just that!  The traveling exhibit is an educational superstar confronting the public’s fear and embarrassment about colon cancer while promoting the message of cancer prevention and early detection.  Communities, schools and medical clinics, to name a few, are using the interactive exhibit to promote awareness about colon cancer and to increase screening.  Past tour schedules have included a visit to the Arizona Diamondbacks and a spot on CBS -TV’s ...

Cervical Cancer: A Prevention Success Story

Posted by Carolyn "Bo" Aldigé, President and Founder on January 12th, 2011 | 1 Comment »
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Outreach / Regular Screening - Each January we observe National Cervical Health Awareness Month. It is a good time to reflect on the groundbreaking advancements that have been made in the early detection and prevention of cervical cancer. A diagnosis of cervical cancer was once a death sentence; it is now a preventable and treatable illness. Today, no woman need die from this disease. Cervical cancer has become the ultimate preventable cancer success story. The Pap test, developed in the late 1920s ...

Healthy Recipes: Melon & Apple Granita

Posted by Janet Hudson on January 7th, 2011 | 1 Comment »
Melon & Apple Granita

Healthy Eating - Welcome to a new year filled with healthy recipes for prevention!  This granita uses sweet ripe melon for flavor, apple juice instead of sugar and a touch of lime juice to perk up the flavors. Berries look beautiful on top; or if you can find fresh figs, add them. For a vibrant look, make with an orange-fleshed melon, such as cantaloupe, Charentais or orange honeydew. 8 servings, about 3/4 cup granita & 1/4 cup fruit each ...