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Healthy recipe: Sweet potato, red onion & fontina tart

Posted by Rebecca Evans on October 3rd, 2013 | No Comments »
Sweet Potato, Red Onion & Fontina Tart

Healthy Eating - Yield: 12 servings Servings: 12 Active Time: 40 minutes Total Time: 1 3/4 hours To Make Ahead: Prepare the crust (Step 2), wrap tightly and refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 6 months. Cool, cover and refrigerate the baked tart for up to 1 day. Reheat at 350°F for about 20 minutes. Recipe Description: Try this roasted-vegetable free-form tart as an appetizer or side dish for a special dinner or as a vegetarian main dish. The pastry dough is very forgiving and quite easy to roll out on parchment paper or a nonstick baking mat. The walnut-studded crust is crisper served warm, but you can enjoy the tart at room temperature or cold too. Recipe Ingredients: Crust: 1. 3/4 cup walnuts 2. 1 1/4 cups whole-wheat pastry flour (see Note) 3. 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting 4. 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme and/or rosemary 5. 3/4 teaspoon salt 6. 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 7. 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil 8. 7 tablespoons ice-cold water Filling: 1. 1 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced into 1/4-inch-thick slices 2. 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided 3. 1/2 teaspoon salt 4. 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 5. 1 1/2 cups thinly sliced red onion 6. 1 cup shredded fontina or Cheddar cheese 7. 1 ...


Largest Prevent Cancer 5k Walk/Run a success!

Posted by Kristen Fagley, Director of Special Events on | No Comments »

Events - Prevent Cancer Foundation would like to thank all of the participants, donors, sponsors and volunteers who helped make this year’s Prevent Cancer 5k Walk/Run the most successful yet. This year we had a record setting 1,500 participants come out to Nationals Park and raise over $149,000 to support the Foundation’s mission of saving lives through cancer prevention and early detection! Thank you all for your hard work and dedication to this important cause. Sunday’s weather provided ...

Researcher Q&A: Exploring a new imaging technique to detect breast cancer early

Posted by Jenny Twesten, Coordinator of Research and Programs on September 26th, 2013 | No Comments »
Jenny Twesten

Research - Ehsan Samei, PhD, is Professor of Radiology, Medical Physics, Physics, Biomedical Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering at Duke University Medical Center, where he also serves as Director of Carl E. Ravin Advanced Imaging Laboratories and Division Chief of the Clinical Imaging Physics Group. In the spring of 2006, Dr. Samei received a grant from the Prevent Cancer Foundation to research stereo imaging as a new technique for the early detection of breast cancer. We ...

Healthy recipe: Quick chicken parmesan

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Quick Chicken Parmesan

Healthy Eating - Yield: 4 servings, 3 ounces chicken & 2/3 cup sauce each Servings: 4 Active Time: 35 minutes Total Time: 35 minutes Recipe Description: Ooey-gooey cheese, crispy breadcrumbs and plenty of sauce are the hallmarks of any good chicken parmesan recipe, and this one-skillet version of chicken parm is no exception. We made this recipe easier by skipping the breading on the chicken and loading the top of the dish with cheese and breadcrumbs. Serve with whole-wheat pasta to soak up ...