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Mixed Green Salad with Grapefruit & Cranberries

Posted by PCF Admin on August 20th, 2010 | No Comments »
Mixed Green Salad with Grapefruit & Cranberries

Healthy Eating - Grapefruit juice is the base for the tangy vinaigrette on this salad studded with grapefruit segments and dried cranberries. It serves 12 as a starter or about 6 if you’d like a large portion per person. 12 servings, about 1 cup each | Active Time: 25 minutes | Total Time: 25 minutes Ingredients 2 red grapefruit 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons minced scallions 1 tablespoon white-wine vinegar 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 8 cups torn butter lettuce 6 cups baby spinach 1 14-ounce can hearts of palm (see Shopping Tip), drained and cut into bite-size pieces 1/3 cup dried cranberries 1/3 cup toasted pine nuts (see Tip) Preparation  Remove the skin and white pith from grapefruit with a sharp knife. Working over a bowl, cut the segments from their surrounding membranes. Cut the segments in half on a cutting board and transfer to a large salad bowl. Squeeze the grapefruit peel and membranes over the original bowl to extract 1/4 cup grapefruit juice. Whisk oil, scallions, vinegar, salt and pepper into the bowl with the grapefruit juice. Add lettuce, spinach and hearts of palm to the salad bowl with the grapefruit segments. Just before serving, toss the salad with the dressing until well coated. Sprinkle cranberries and pine nuts on top. Nutrition 160 ...

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Prostate Cancer Awareness Advocate Lawrence McRae Featured on Today Show

Posted by PCF AdminPCF Admin on August 19th, 2010 | No Comments »
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Regular Screening - Prevention advocates come in all shapes and sizes. We recently learned about Lawrence McRae, founder of the McRae Prostate Cancer Awareness Foundation, featured on NBC’s Today Show earlier this week in a segment called “Your Life Calling with Jane Pauley." The piece focused on McRae's mission to generate awareness about prostate cancer and encourage regular screening, especially among African-American men. This self-proclaimed “Prostate Man” began his battle with an enlarged prostate more than 40 years ago. ...

Jan’s 5K Challenge: Mamma’s Got a New Pair of Shoes

Posted by Jan Mahrer, Exec. V.P. & COO on | 2 Comments »
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Exercise Daily - A little late in this Prevent Cancer Foundation 5K challenge I know, but today I finally went and got fitted for a pair of running shoes. Why did I wait so long?  Because I’m stubborn. With at least 5 pairs of running and/or walking shoes I “self-fitted” I truly believed being fitted made absolutely no difference, even though friends who are experienced runners have tried to pound into my head that it did. What an experience! I ...

Healthy Recipes: Grilled Pizza with Eggplant, Tomatoes & Feta

Posted by Janet Hudson on August 13th, 2010 | No Comments »
Grilled Eggplant Whole Wheat Pizza

Healthy Eating - For this Greek-style pizza, eggplant slices are grilled, chopped and tossed with fresh tomatoes, feta and mint; the mixture is spread on the pizza to finish cooking. Yield: 4 servings, one 6-inch pizza each Total Time: 45 minutes Prep Time: 45 minutes Recipe Ingredients: 1 pound Whole-Wheat Pizza Dough (recipe follows) or other prepared dough 1 large eggplant (about 1 1/4 pounds), trimmed and cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided Salt & freshly ground pepper to taste 2 large vine-ripened ...