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Healthy recipe: Blue cheese-walnut green beans

Posted by Rebecca Evans on December 12th, 2013 | No Comments »
Blue Cheese-Walnut Green Beans

Healthy Eating - Yield: 4 servings, about 1 cup each Servings: 4 Active Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Recipe Description: These green beans tossed with creamy blue cheese and topped with toasted walnuts pair well with grilled steak or chicken. Recipe Ingredients: 1. 1 pound green beans, trimmed 2. 1/4 cup water 3. 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil 4. 1/4 teaspoon salt 5. 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 6. 1/3 cup crumbled blue cheese 7. 1/3 cup toasted chopped walnuts (see Tip) Recipe Steps: 1. Bring green beans and water to a boil in a large skillet. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover and cook until the beans are just tender, 3 minutes. Uncover and continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until the water has evaporated, 3 to 4 minutes more. 2. Add oil, salt and pepper to the pan and cook, stirring, 1 minute more. Transfer the beans to a large bowl and toss with blue cheese until well coated. Sprinkle each serving with walnuts. Recipe Tip: To toast chopped or sliced nuts, stir constantly in a small dry skillet over medium-low heat until fragrant and lightly browned, 2 to 4 minutes. Recipe Nutrition: Per serving: 163 calories; 12 g fat (3 g sat, 4 g mono); 8 mg cholesterol; 10 g carbohydrate; 6 g protein; 4 g fiber; 302 mg sodium; ...

Double your impact in time for New Year’s

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on December 11th, 2013 | No Comments »
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Foundation News - December is a time for caring and giving from shopping for holiday presents to spending time with friends and loved ones. We have good news: due to a large grant, every donation between now and Tuesday, December 31 will be matched dollar for dollar. You will also receive a charitable deduction if you donate before the end of 2013. There is no better gift than the gift of cancer prevention and early detection - each year, ...

Community leaders work together to prevent cancer

Posted by Pamela Nwoji, Manager, Community Outreach and Education on December 6th, 2013 | 1 Comment »
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Community Outreach - Collaborations between organizations are a great way to leverage resources for breast cancer screening and education. Our breast cancer screening program ¡Celebremos la vida! (Let’s Celebrate Life) provides free mammography screenings to underserved Latinas in the D.C. metro area and outside Chicago, Illinois. Our clinic partners are reaching more women with education and outreach activities every day and bringing new patients into their clinics to receive these essential cancer screening services. A significant community relationship has ...

Healthy recipe: Quinoa cakes with smoked salmon

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Quinoa Cakes with Smoked Salmon

Healthy Eating - Yield: 32 (2-inch) cakes Servings: 32 Active Time: 1 hour Total Time: 1 3/4 hours To Make Ahead: Cover and refrigerate quinoa (Step 1) and lemon sour cream (Step 2) in separate containers for up to 1 day. Form quinoa cakes (Step 3) up to 6 hours ahead. Recipe Description: These crisp quinoa cakes spiked with smoked salmon and topped with lemony sour cream make a lovely appetizer. Recipe Ingredients: 1. 1 1/4 cups water 2. 3/4 cup quinoa (see Tips) 3. 8 ounces smoked ...