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Healthy Recipes: Moroccan-Rubbed Grilled Steak & Sweet Potatoes

Posted by PCF Admin on August 27th, 2010 | No Comments »
Moroccan-Rubbed Grilled Steak & Sweet Potatoes

Healthy Eating - A Moroccan-inspired spice rub coats the steaks and is tossed with the sweet potatoes as well. The foil-packet cooking method for the sweet potatoes yields excellent results (and fewer dishes). Make it a Meal: Sautéed greens, such as arugula, kale or spinach, and a glass of Zinfandel round out the meal. Yield: 4 servings Total Time: 35 minutes Prep Time: 25 minutes Recipe Ingredients: 1. 1 teaspoon ground allspice 2. 1 teaspoon ground cumin 3. 1 teaspoon ground ginger 4. 1 teaspoon kosher salt 5. 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 6. 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander 7. 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper 8. 1 pound strip steak, trimmed of visible fat and cut into 4 portions 9. 2 medium sweet potatoes (about 1 pound total), peeled and very thinly sliced 10. 1 medium red onion, halved and very thinly sliced 11. 4 teaspoons canola oil 12. 1 teaspoon freshly grated orange zest Recipe Steps: 1.Preheat grill to high. 2.Combine allspice, cumin, ginger, salt, cinnamon, coriander and cayenne in a small bowl. Sprinkle steaks with 4 1/2 teaspoons of the spice mixture. Toss sweet potatoes and onion with canola oil, orange zest and the remaining spice mixture. 3.To make a packet, lay 2 24-inch sheets of foil on top of each other (the double layers will help protect ...

Jan’s 5K Challenge: Perks of the Job

Posted by Jan Mahrer, Exec. V.P. & COO on August 26th, 2010 | 4 Comments »
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Exercise Daily / Healthy Eating - One of the perks of my job is that I get to meet people who inspire me. It is my pleasure and honor to work with researchers who do amazing work in the field of cancer prevention and early detection; community health care professionals who provide free and/or low cost services to the underserved; volunteers who give their time unselfishly; and individuals living with cancer who don’t let it define them. Never in my wildest dreams did ...

Michael Douglas’ Throat Cancer Diagnosis Puts Focus On Risk Factors

Posted by Prevent Cancer Fdn Staff on August 25th, 2010 | No Comments »
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Healthy Eating / No Smoking / Regular Screening - News that Oscar-winning actor Michael Douglas has been diagnosed with throat cancer has led many to wonder about their own risk for this type of cancer. Like many cancers, there are ways for you to drastically reduce your risk of throat and oral cancers: Don't use tobacco in any form. If you smoke, quit immediately. If you don't smoke, don't start. Quitting smoking can be very difficult, so get some help. Your doctor can discuss the ...

Breakaway from Cancer Goes to Capitol Hill

Posted by Lisa Hughes, Director, Policy & Advocacy on August 23rd, 2010 | No Comments »
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Advocacy - On July 20, Prevent Cancer Foundation participated in a Capitol Hill educational event to raise awareness about the Breakaway from Cancer campaign.  The educational meeting targeted  Members of Congress and Congressional staff to share information about resources available through the campaign partners, that can assist them and their constituents in navigating issues ranging across the spectrum of cancer prevention and care. During the event, Prevent Cancer Foundation staff talked with guests about programs and resources offered ...