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Healthy recipe: Shrimp fried rice

Posted by Rebecca Evans on January 24th, 2014 | No Comments »
Shrimp Fried Rice

Healthy Eating - Yield: 4 servings, 2 cups each Servings: 4 Active Time: 40 minutes Total Time: 40 minutes Recipe Description: This healthy shrimp fried rice recipe is packed with vegetables and makes 4 generous servings, so you’ll need to use a large skillet that is at least 12 inches wide. A large wok also works well. If you have cooked rice on hand, omit Step 1 and add 2 1/2 cups cooked rice to the pan in Step 5. Recipe Ingredients: 1. 1 1/2 cups water 2. 1 cup instant brown rice 3. 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce (see Tips) 4. 4 teaspoons reduced-sodium soy sauce 5. 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil 6. 4 teaspoons canola oil, divided 7. 2 large eggs, lightly beaten 8. 8 ounces peeled and deveined raw small shrimp (51-60 per pound; see Tips) 9. 2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger 10. 4 cups stringless snap peas (12 ounces) 11. 1 medium red bell pepper, cut into 1/2-inch pieces 12. 2 medium carrots, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced 13. 4 scallions, chopped Recipe Steps: 1. Combine water and rice in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until the water is absorbed, 10 to 12 minutes. Spread the rice out on a large baking sheet to cool. 2. Combine hoisin sauce, soy ...

Make a difference in your community – attend the 2014 Dialogue!

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on January 23rd, 2014 | No Comments »
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Events - We are just two months away from the 16th annual Dialogue for Action conference on cancer screening. The conference offers the opportunity to network with a diverse audience of professionals making great strides in the field of cancer prevention and early detection across the country. Last year’s participants offer compelling reasons why you should register now for the 2014 Dialogue for Action™: Right-Sizing Cancer Screening! Over 90% of participants shared information from the last year’s Dialogue ...

Healthy recipe: Grilled chicken thighs with cucumber-mint salad

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications Assistant on January 17th, 2014 | No Comments »
Grilled Chicken Thighs with Cucumber-Mint Salad

Healthy Eating - Yield: 4 servings Servings: 4 Active Time: 35 minutes Total Time: 35 minutes Recipe Description: The cumin and coriander rub in this grilled chicken thigh recipe pairs deliciously with a minty cucumber salad. Chicken thighs can vary widely in size. Ask your butcher to hand-select 4 large thighs for this recipe. If you can only find small chicken thighs, cook 2 per person and reduce the grill time slightly. Recipe Ingredients: 1. 2 cups diced seeded English cucumber (about 1 large) 2. 6 ...

Stomp cervical cancer out of your life!

Posted by Lisa McGovern, Executive Director, Congressional Families Program on | No Comments »

Early Detection - At my eleven-year-old daughter’s annual checkup, our doctor talked to us about getting the vaccine that prevents cervical cancer. We also discussed the need for my fourteen-year--old son to get one. I had a lot of questions, both as a mother and as a woman. January is Cervical Health Awareness Month -- the perfect time to ask those questions, learn more and get answers. Cervical cancer is a silent killer. Human papillomavirus virus or HPV is ...