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Healthy Recipes: Warm Green Bean Salad with Toasted Walnuts

Posted by PCF Admin on October 1st, 2010 | No Comments »
Warm Green Bean Salad with Toasted Walnuts

Healthy Eating - This colorful salad makes a fine prelude to a hearty dinner. Walnut oil's distinctive flavor delivers a rich hit to the dressing. Yield: 6 servings, about 1 1/2 cups each Total Time: 30 minutes Prep Time: 30 minutes To Make Ahead: Cover and refrigerate the dressing (Step 1) for up to 2 days. Blanch beans (Step 2) up to 8 hours ahead; store in the refrigerator in a plastic bag lined with paper towels. Recipe Ingredients: Dressing 1 shallot, minced 1 tablespoon red-wine vinegar 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1/4 teaspoon salt Freshly ground pepper to taste 2 tablespoons walnut oil Salad 12 ounces haricots verts (see Ingredient Note) or green beans, stem ends trimmed 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped walnuts 1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley 6 cups mâche (see Ingredient Note) or Boston lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces Recipe Steps: To prepare dressing: Whisk shallot, vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Gradually whisk in oil. Cook haricots verts (or green beans), uncovered, in a large pot of boiling water until crisp-tender; 3 to 4 minutes for haricots verts, 4 to 6 minutes for green beans. Drain, refresh under cold water and pat dry. Toast walnuts in a small dry skillet over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to a ...

Jan’s 5K Challenge: Race Day!

Posted by Jan Mahrer, Exec. V.P. & COO on September 30th, 2010 | No Comments »
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Events / Exercise Daily - Race day dawned pretty early – 5:30am! After rushing my sister around the house like a child who overslept, couldn’t find her socks, and whined her race shirt was too tight, I set off for West Potomac Park in Washington. Having been there many times, I had no problem finding the park. What I did have trouble finding was the race site itself.  At 5:30am the park was pitch black. I knew somewhere in the darkness were Foundation staff ...

5K: A Hit with Runners & A Success for Cancer Prevention

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on September 29th, 2010 | No Comments »
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Events / Exercise Daily / Foundation News - The 2nd Annual Prevent Cancer Foundation 5K held last Saturday, September 25, had lots of high points and some very poignant moments as well. Raising nearly $60,000 (with donations still coming in!) in support of cancer prevention and early detection, the 5K received overwhelming praise from participants, volunteers, and supporters. The Washington Running Report marked the Prevent Cancer Foundation 5K as the beginning of the fall racing season. The WRR article also noted that the ...

A Great Race, for a Great Cause: An Intern’s View

Posted by Candice Hardie on September 28th, 2010 | No Comments »
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Events / Exercise Daily / Foundation News - It has been a month since I began my internship with the Prevent Cancer Foundation. Every morning when I get up, my first thought after “Hmm, maybe I can hit the snooze button again,” is “What cool new things am I going to be doing today?” The sleepiness fades, as I get excited for another day with a great organization. I was instantly attracted to this position. The Foundation, its mission, and programs have helped to ...