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Healthy Recipes: Spinach Soup with Rosemary Croutons

Posted by PCF Admin on January 28th, 2011 | No Comments »
Spinach Soup with Rosemary Croutons

Healthy Eating - Rosemary has a strong flavor, but offers only a subtle hint in this spinach soup. If you like, any seasonal greens you have on hand can be substituted for the spinach. 6 appetizer servings, 1 cup each Active Time: 30 minutes  Total Time: 1 hour Ingredients Croutons 2 cups 1/2-inch cubes country-style sourdough bread 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 clove garlic, minced 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh rosemary, or 1 teaspoon dried Soup 1 tablespoon butter 1 medium onion, coarsely chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh rosemary, or 1 teaspoon dried 1/4 teaspoon salt Freshly ground pepper to taste 2 cups diced peeled red potatoes 4 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth, vegetable broth or water 6 cups fresh spinach or chard leaves, tough stems removed Freshly grated nutmeg for garnish Preparation To prepare croutons: Preheat oven to 375°F. Toss bread cubes, oil, garlic and rosemary in a large bowl until well combined. Spread in a single layer on a large baking sheet. Bake until golden and crisp, 12 to 15 minutes. Meanwhile, to prepare soup: Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, rosemary, salt and pepper, reduce heat to medium-low and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Stir in potatoes and cook, stirring occasionally, for 3 minutes. Pour in broth (or water). Bring to ...

112th Congress and Health Care Reform

Posted by Bethany Biskey, Communications Associate, Public Affairs on January 27th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Advocacy - You don’t have to be a political wonk to understand that the actions of Congress will affect your everyday life. One of the most debated topics over the upcoming two years is likely to be the status of health care reform, and it is important that you understand and weigh in on the debate. You’ve probably heard that one of the first acts of the new 112th Congress was to vote to repeal health care reform. What ...

Events Large & Small Helping #2PreventCancer!

Posted by Lauren Antognoli, Development Associate on January 26th, 2011 | 2 Comments »
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Events - Living in Washington, DC, one of the most expensive cities for young professionals in the United States, makes it difficult to set aside money for weekend activities, let alone charitable contributions. I often hear this from friends across the country: “I want to donate, but I don’t have much to give.” In my job as a Development Associate at the Prevent Cancer Foundation, I see donations of all amounts, from $5 to $550,000, and each ...

Boosting Your Willpower

Posted by PCF AdminPCF Admin on January 25th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Healthy Eating - Do you feel overwhelmed by too many goals? Learn a step-by-step approach to feel motivated and achieve your objectives. Sometimes willpower is a lot like the television remote control — hard to find just when you want it most. Whether you're trying to lose weight, stop smoking, get to the gym regularly, win a promotion or pay off some debts, developing your sense of willpower is an important part of changing any behavior. We all know that ...