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Healthy Recipes: Black Bean Soup

Posted by PCF Admin on December 3rd, 2010 | No Comments »

Healthy Eating -   This is a zippy Southwestern-flavored black bean soup. You can make it with canned beans so it comes together in minutes. If you have leftovers, pack them up in individual serving containers for lunch the next day.   4 servings, about 1 1/4 cups each | Active Time: 15 minutes | Total Time: 25 minutes Ingredients 1 tablespoon canola oil 1 small onion, chopped 1 tablespoon chili powder 1 teaspoon ground cumin 2 15-ounce cans black beans, rinsed 3 cups water 1/2 cup prepared salsa 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon lime juice 4 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream (optional) 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro (optional) Preparation Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring, until beginning to soften, 2 to 3 minutes. Add chili powder and cumin and cook, stirring, 1 minute more. Add beans, water, salsa and salt. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in lime juice. Transfer half the soup to a blender and puree (use caution when pureeing hot liquids). Stir the puree back into the saucepan. Serve garnished with sour cream and cilantro, if desired. Nutrition Per serving : 191 Calories; 4 g Fat; 2 g Mono; 9 g Protein; 9 g Fiber; 408 mg Sodium; 535 mg Potassium 1 ...

GLCC Journalism Awards Announced, Katie Couric National Media Recipient

Posted by Carolyn R. Aldigé, President and Founder on December 2nd, 2010 | No Comments »
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Foundation News - As a founding member and vice-president of the Global Lung Cancer Coalition (GLCC), it was my pleasure to join CancerCare’s Win Boerckel in New York City yesterday to present the 2010 Global Lung Cancer Coalition Journalism Award in the US National Media category to Katie Couric. Her CBS Evening News segment on June 29th raised awareness about the prevalence of lung cancer, especially among women. The Global Lung Cancer Coalition consists of organizations from 16 countries ...

Think You Can Put Off that Routine Annual Checkup? Think Again.

Posted by U.S. Congressman Jim McGovern on December 1st, 2010 | No Comments »
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Regular Screening - We are all busy – between work, kids, family and friends, schedules book up fast. For me, this year was particularly hectic due to an unusually tough political climate. My reelection campaign was an additional demand on top of the usual congressional schedule and family commitments. It would have been easy to postpone my routine annual medical checkup until after the November election or beyond. But I’m glad I didn’t. In August, I scheduled and kept the appointment ...

Lung Cancer Survivor’s Story: Don’t Ignore the Symptoms

Posted by Laura McCracken, Guest Blogger on November 29th, 2010 | 9 Comments »
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No Smoking / Regular Screening - I'm too busy to have cancer! With a full-time job, house, social life, dating, cycling and traveling, how do you put it all on pause for an illness? Back in 2007, I was burning the candle at both ends. I felt so tired and achy all of the time, so I stopped exercising because I didn't have the energy. It seemed to all spiral down after that. In August 2007, I kept having pains in my chest, ...