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Healthy recipe: Bean & barley soup

Posted by Rebecca Evans on November 7th, 2013 | No Comments »
Bean & Barley Soup

Healthy Eating - Yield: 4 servings, 2 1/2 cups each Servings: 4 Active Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 45 minutes To Make Ahead: Refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 6 months. Recipe Description: This hearty bean and barley soup tastes like it has simmered for hours but it’s actually quite quick to throw together and freezes beautifully. If you have cooked barley on hand, omit the quick-cooking barley and stir in 1 1/2 cups cooked barley along with the broth in Step 2. Recipe Ingredients: 1. 4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil 2. 1 large onion, chopped 3. 1 medium fennel bulb, cored and chopped 4. 5 cloves garlic, minced 5. 1 teaspoon dried basil 6. 1 15-ounce can cannellini or other white beans, rinsed 7. 1 14-ounce can fire-roasted diced tomatoes 8. 6 cups low-sodium vegetable broth 9. 3/4 cup quick-cooking barley 10. 1 5-ounce package baby spinach (6 cups) 11. 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 12. 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper Recipe Steps: 1. Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onion, fennel, garlic and basil; cook, stirring frequently, until tender and just beginning to brown, 6 to 8 minutes. 2. Mash 1/2 cup of the beans. Stir the mashed and whole beans, tomatoes, broth and barley into the pot. Bring to a boil over high heat. ...

#GivingTuesday: Changing the world at the click of a mouse

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications Assistant on November 6th, 2013 | No Comments »
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#GivingTuesday - Some say that we are living in an age without dinner conversation. Teenagers and twenty-somethings snapchat, tweet and text at the table and our Twitter feeds function as newspapers. Social media is everywhere, decreasing in-person human interactions and increasing “screen time.” What’s hunched over, red-eyed and always staring at its iPhone? Someone living in the age of social media. But these technological tools can be used for good. #GivingTuesday, a movement taking place on December 3 ...

President and Founder Carolyn “Bo” Aldigé honored at Living in Pink luncheon

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on November 5th, 2013 | No Comments »
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Foundation News - Living in Pink, a non-profit organization dedicated to the fight against breast cancer, recently recognized Prevent Cancer Foundation President and Founder Carolyn “Bo” Aldigé with the Noel Soderberg-Evans Award in honor of her outstanding work and contributions to the cancer community over the past 28 years. Presented by D.C. City Councilman Jack Evans at Living in Pink’s annual luncheon, the award recognizes “a leader in the community who best exemplifies the true meaning of caring ...

Save the date – Annual spring gala “Graceful, Gracious Japan” on March 7, 2014

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on November 4th, 2013 | No Comments »
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Events - We are excited to invite you to save the date for the twentieth annual Prevent Cancer Foundation Spring Gala on Friday, March 7, 2014 at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. The graceful, gracious country of Japan will be honored and represented by His Excellency, the Ambassador of Japan, Kinichiro Sasae and Mrs. Nobuko Sasae. They will welcome nearly 900 guests from the business, diplomatic, government, medical, sports, media and social communities for a ...