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Healthy Recipes: Grilled Shrimp with Melon & Pineapple Salsa

Posted by PCF Admin on July 30th, 2010 | No Comments »
Grilled Shrimp with Melon & Pineapple Salsa

Healthy Eating - Grilled shrimp is perfectly accented by this light, summery pineapple-melon salsa. The flavors are bright and fresh, just right for a hot day. Use just one melon or any combination of melons—including watermelon—for the versatile salsa. For best flavor marinate the shrimp overnight. Yield: 4 servings Total Time: 1 1/4 hours (plus marinating time) Prep Time: 45 minutes To Make Ahead: Marinate the shrimp (Step 1) for up to 24 hours. Cover and refrigerate the salsa (Step 2) for up to 4 hours. | Equipment: Four 8- to 10-inch skewers Recipe Ingredients: 1 pound raw shrimp (16-20 per pound), peeled and deveined (see Note) 2 tablespoons canola oil, divided 2 teaspoons finely grated fresh ginger, divided 2 teaspoons minced seeded jalapeño, divided 2 cups finely diced firm ripe melon 1 cup finely diced fresh pineapple 1/4 cup finely diced red bell pepper 1/4 cup finely diced green bell pepper 1/4 cup finely diced red onion 3 tablespoons rice vinegar 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh mint, plus 4 sprigs for garnish 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 4 large lettuce leaves, such as Boston, romaine or iceberg 4 lime wedges Recipe Steps: Combine shrimp, 1 tablespoon oil, 1 teaspoon ginger and 1 teaspoon jalapeño in a medium bowl. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours or up to 24 hours. Combine melon, pineapple, red and green ...

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Jan’s 5K Challenge: Challenge Queen

Posted by Jan Mahrer, Exec. V.P. & COO on July 29th, 2010 | No Comments »
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Exercise Daily / Healthy Eating - I was so glad to see my last post, Pizza and Stress, was a hit.  Does that mean people like to see me suffer?  Or do they relate because they suspect I’m only human? It’s Good to Be the Queen After my wayward ways, I’m on track and apparently many others are getting in shape and making healthy diet choices.  My co-workers, who have taken up the challenge, have collectively lost 75 pounds in just two months. After last week’s ...

Health Care Reform Builds on Foundation’s Work

Posted by Janet Hudson on July 26th, 2010 | No Comments »
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25th Anniversary / Advocacy / Outreach - Doris Matsui Congresswomen (CA-05) Without the Prevent Cancer Foundation, the future of cancer research and prevention would be much less bright. Nearly 20 years ago, I helped found the Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program, which is a longstanding partnership between the Prevent Cancer Foundation and the Congressional Club.  As President of the Congressional Club at the time, I knew that spouses of members of Congress have a unique perspective and platform that they can use to educate people ...

Healthy Recipe: Mediterranean Roasted Broccoli & Tomatoes

Posted by Janet Hudson on July 23rd, 2010 | No Comments »
Mediterranean Roasted Broccoli & Tomatoes

Healthy Eating - Mediterranean Roasted Broccoli & Tomatoes Servings: 4 Yield: 4 servings, about 1 cup each Total Time: 20 minutes Prep Time: 10 minutes Recipe Description: This dish of roasted broccoli and tomatoes is tossed with bright Mediterranean ingredients just before serving. Recipe Ingredients: 12 ounces broccoli crowns, trimmed and cut into bite-size florets (about 4 cups) 1 cup grape tomatoes 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest 1 tablespoon lemon juice 10 pitted black olives, sliced 1 teaspoon dried oregano 2 ...