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Healthy recipe: Quick pasta bolognese

Posted by Rebecca Evans on December 20th, 2013 | No Comments »
Quick Pasta Bolognese

Healthy Eating - Yield: 4 servings, 1 cup pasta & about 1 cup sauce each Servings: 4 Active Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 40 minutes To Make Ahead: Refrigerate the sauce (Steps 1 & 3) for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 6 months. Recipe Description: Who doesn’t love pasta with a quick meat sauce? This crowd-pleasing healthy spaghetti Bolognese recipe is a boon for busy cooks—it’s ready and on the table in just 40 minutes. Recipe Ingredients: 1. 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 2. 1 medium onion, finely chopped 3. 2 medium carrots, finely chopped 4. 2 medium stalks celery, finely chopped 5. 3 cloves garlic, minced 6. 8 ounces whole-wheat rigatoni or penne (about 3 cups) 7. 8 ounces lean (93% or leaner) ground beef 8. 1/3 cup dry red wine 9. 1 14-ounce can petite diced tomatoes 10. 2 tablespoons tomato paste 11. 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg 12. 1/4 teaspoon salt 13. 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper Recipe Steps: 1. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion, carrots, celery and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, until just tender, 6 to 8 minutes. 2. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add pasta and cook according to package directions. Drain. 3. Add beef to the vegetables and cook, breaking up with a wooden spoon, until ...

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Research: An investment in the future

Posted by Jenny Twesten, Coordinator, Research and Programs Administration on December 19th, 2013 | 1 Comment »
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Research - Funding research is an important step in understanding cancer and ways to prevent it. Without the financial support for researchers to develop and test innovative new theories or interventions, how can we move the field forward? That’s where the Prevent Cancer Foundation comes in. Each year, outstanding young scientists submit their research proposals to our grant and fellowship program. They are then given thoughtful review by our review panel, comprised of leaders in cancer prevention research. ...

Carolyn “Bo” Aldigé joins expert panel to discuss ways to move forward on lung cancer screenings

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on December 12th, 2013 | No Comments »
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Foundation News - Prevent Cancer Foundation President and Founder Carolyn “Bo” Aldigé will be speaking on an expert panel tomorrow, December 13, in San Francisco. Aldigé was invited to speak on the panel organized by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center by Scott D. Ramsey, M.D., Ph.D., Jennifer Malin, M.D., Ph.D. and Sean D. Sullivan, Ph.D. The panel will discuss the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force’s (USPSTF) draft recommendations for annual low-dose computerized tomography (CT) lung cancer screenings for ...

Healthy recipe: Blue cheese-walnut green beans

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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 ...