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Healthy recipe: Clementine & five-spice chicken

Posted by Rebecca Evans on March 13th, 2014 | No Comments »
Clementine & Five-Spice Chicken

Healthy Eating - Yield: 4 servings Servings: 4 Active Time: 35 minutes Total Time: 50 minutes Recipe Description: This chicken recipe gets its intense and complex flavor from tangy clementines, five-spice powder and pungent Sichuan peppercorns. This dish is a marvel for entertaining: it takes just 35 minutes of prep and a handful of ingredients but it looks and tastes fantastic. Feel free to use mandarins, honey tangerines or oranges here instead of the clementines. Recipe Ingredients: 1. 8-10 clementines, divided 2. Generous 1/4 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder (see Tips) 3. 1/4 teaspoon Szechuan peppercorns, crushed (see Tips, optional) 4. 2 teaspoons canola oil, divided 5. 4 large bone-in chicken thighs (about 2 pounds), skin removed, trimmed 6. 1 teaspoon kosher salt 7. 1/4 cup small fresh cilantro leaves 8. 1 tablespoon thinly sliced scallion greens 9. 1/4 teaspoon toasted sesame oil Recipe Steps: 1. Finely grate 1 teaspoon zest (see Tips) and squeeze 1 cup juice from 6 to 8 clementines. Combine the zest, juice, five-spice powder and peppercorns (if using) in a small bowl. 2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Season chicken with salt. Cook the chicken, turning frequently, until brown on both sides, about 5 minutes. Pour in the juice mixture; bring to a simmer. Reduce the heat to maintain a simmer, cover ...

Healthy recipe: Kale chips

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications Assistant on February 20th, 2014 | No Comments »
Kale Chips

Healthy Eating - Yield: 4 servings, about 2 cups each Servings: 4 Active Time: 25 minutes Total Time: 25 minutes To Make Ahead: Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days. Recipe Description: Not a fan of kale? These crispy baked kale chips will convert you! For the best result, don’t overcrowd the pans. Recipe Ingredients: 1. 1 large bunch kale, tough stems removed, leaves torn into pieces (about 16 cups) 2. 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 3. 1/4 teaspoon salt Recipe Steps: 1. Position ...

Surviving the Valentine’s Day sugar rush

Posted by Monique Smaby, Program & Communications Coordinator, Congressional Families Program on February 14th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Healthy Eating - Making health conscious choices is not something you normally think about on Valentine’s Day. I love getting a card from my sweetheart, but my sweet tooth cannot wait for a box of chocolates. It is my favorite day of the year for chocolates and truffles of all types. Post Valentine’s Day, many regret the sugar laden treats this season brings and ultimately the havoc it reeks on our bodies. We feel sluggish and often eat ...

Erin Marcus, M.D., to speak on communicating to patients about dense breast tissue

Posted by Karen Peterson, Vice President, Programs on February 11th, 2014 | 1 Comment »

Events - In 2009, Connecticut became the first state to pass legislation requiring that women who have dense breasts be informed that dense breast tissue may make it harder for radiologists to see images of existing tumors on mammograms. By early 2014, 13 additional states passed similar laws and more are considering their passage. Erin Marcus, M.D., an internist and faculty member at University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, is currently studying ways to make that communication ...