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Healthy Recipes: Grilled Pizza with Eggplant, Tomatoes & Feta

Posted by PCF Admin 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 tomatoes, seeded and roughly chopped (about 2 cups) 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese (about 2 ounces) 4 tablespoons chopped fresh mint, divided Recipe Steps: Prepare Whole-Wheat Pizza Dough, if using. To cook pizzas on a charcoal grill, build a medium-hot fire in one half of the grill (two bricks placed end-to-end work well as a divider). For a gas grill with two burners, preheat one burner on high, leaving the other unlit. For a single-burner gas grill, preheat on high, and lower the flame to cook the second side of the pizzas. Toss eggplant slices with 1 tablespoon oil in a large bowl. Sprinkle the slices with salt and pepper and grill, turning often, until tender, about 8 minutes. Let cool; chop coarsely. Combine the chopped eggplant with tomatoes, feta cheese, ...

Jan’s 5K Challenge: We Are Family!

Posted by Jan Mahrer, Exec. V.P. & COO on August 12th, 2010 | 2 Comments »
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Exercise Daily / Healthy Eating / Regular Screening - Over the weekend I attended a birthday/family reunion for my older brother Ray at his farm in Pennsylvania.  I have to admit, I went with a little bit of trepidation.  After all, I was going to see family members I hadn’t seen in years and some I’d never met. Seems pretty exciting, so why the trepidation? Because like most families, mixing some of my family members together is like mixing explosive compounds. Now we were going to ...

An Intern’s Eye View of the Foundation

Posted by Michelle Stricklin on August 10th, 2010 | No Comments »
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Foundation News - When one thinks of summer, what usually comes to mind is going to the beach, hitting up the movies, tanning oil (or sun screen if you’re smart) and basically some good old rest, relaxation and rejuvenation. However, for the typical college student residing in the D.C. metropolitan area, the hustle and bustle of the city is much more intriguing. I have spent the last three months at the Prevent Cancer Foundation  as a Marketing and Communications ...

Foundation Finds Creative Ways to Fulfill Mission

Posted by Janet Hudson on August 9th, 2010 | No Comments »
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25th Anniversary / Outreach - Richard G. Pestell, M.D., PhD Director, Kimmel Cancer Center "In the twenty-five years since its inception, the Prevent Cancer Foundation has become increasingly skilled at formulating more and more creative ways to fulfill its self-assigned mission: educationally empowering people to avert the suffering and death caused by cancer, especially those cancers that are preventable through lifestyle changes and preclusive health checks." Read the entire article on the Prevent Cancer Foundation Web site.   Editor’s Note: This post is  part of ...