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Healthy recipe: Swedish yellow split pea soup with ham

Posted by Rebecca Evans on January 3rd, 2014 | No Comments »
Swedish Yellow Split Pea Soup with Ham

Healthy Eating - Yield: 8 servings, about 1 1/2 cups each Servings: 8 Active Time: 25 minutes Total Time: Slow-cooker time: 5-8 hours To Make Ahead: Prep carrots, celery, ginger and dice ham; refrigerate in separate containers. Equipment: 5- to 6-quart slow cooker Recipe Description: This yellow split pea soup has fresh ginger to give it a bright flavor. Use the best ham you can find to get the most flavor. Recipe Ingredients: 1. 3 cups yellow split peas (about 1 1/2 pounds) 2. 4 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth 3. 4 cups water 4. 2 cups diced yellow onion 5. 1 cup diced carrot 6. 1 cup finely diced celery 7. 8 ounces ham, trimmed and diced 8. 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger 9. 1 teaspoon dried marjoram 10. Freshly ground pepper to taste Recipe Steps: 1. Place split peas in a medium bowl. Wash with cold water until the water runs clear; drain and spread in a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker. 2. Add broth, water, onion, carrot, celery, ham, ginger and marjoram to the slow cooker. Stir to combine. 3. Cover and cook for 5 hours on High or 7 to 8 hours on Low. Season with pepper. Recipe Nutrition: Per serving: 329 calories; 3 g fat (1 g sat, 1 g mono); 16 mg cholesterol; 51 g carbohydrate; 0 g added sugars; 28 ...

Awesome Games Done Quick: 4 years of record-setting gaming and fundraising

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications Assistant on | 3 Comments »
Rebecca

Events - Some people may have mixed feelings about video games but our minds are made up when it comes to Awesome Games Done Quick – they’re awesome. Awesome Games Done Quick, a live streamed 120-hour round the clock video gaming marathon organized by Speed Demos Archives and benefiting the Prevent Cancer Foundation, will take place from January 5-11 with 300 participating gamers on site and a global audience of thousands. Awesome Games Done Quick is about playing ...

Healthy recipe: Quick pasta bolognese

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications Assistant on December 20th, 2013 | No Comments »
Quick Pasta Bolognese

Healthy Eating - Yield: 4 servings, 1 cup pasta & about 1 cup sauce each Servings: 4 Active Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 40 minutes To Make Ahead: Refrigerate the sauce (Steps 1 & 3) for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 6 months. Recipe Description: Who doesn’t love pasta with a quick meat sauce? This crowd-pleasing healthy spaghetti Bolognese recipe is a boon for busy cooks—it’s ready and on the table in just 40 minutes. Recipe Ingredients: 1. 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive ...

Research: An investment in the future

Posted by Jenny Twesten, Coordinator, Research and Programs Administration on December 19th, 2013 | 1 Comment »
Jenny Twesten

Research - Funding research is an important step in understanding cancer and ways to prevent it. Without the financial support for researchers to develop and test innovative new theories or interventions, how can we move the field forward? That’s where the Prevent Cancer Foundation comes in. Each year, outstanding young scientists submit their research proposals to our grant and fellowship program. They are then given thoughtful review by our review panel, comprised of leaders in cancer prevention research. ...