Prevent Cancer Foundation Blog

Diet

Vitamin D and Breast Cancer Prevention Research

Posted by Kristina Hunken, Manager, Research Admin. & Community Outreach on February 8th, 2011 | 2 Comments »
Crew_Katherine

This month, the Prevent Cancer Foundation is proud to highlight the work of Dr. Katherine Crew, Florence Irving Assistant Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at Columbia University. Dr. Crew received a two-year grant from the Foundation in the spring of 2007. Her research focuses on the biological effects of vitamin D in premenopausal women at high risk for breast cancer development. We asked Dr. Crew the following questions about her research and the importance of funding ...

Healthy Recipes: Mixed Green Salad with Grapefruit & Cranberries

Posted by Janet Hudson on February 4th, 2011 | No Comments »
Mixed Green Salad with Grapefruit & Cranberries

Grapefruit juice is the base for the tangy vinaigrette on this salad studded with grapefruit segments and dried cranberries. It serves 12 as a starter or about 6 if you’d like a large portion per person. 12 servings, about 1 cup each Active Time: 25 minutes Total Time: 25 minutes Ingredients 2 red grapefruit 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons minced scallions 1 tablespoon white-wine vinegar 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 8 cups torn butter lettuce 6 cups baby spinach 1 14-ounce can ...

Healthy Recipes: Spinach Soup with Rosemary Croutons

Posted by Janet Hudson on January 28th, 2011 | No Comments »
Spinach Soup with Rosemary Croutons

Rosemary has a strong flavor, but offers only a subtle hint in this spinach soup. If you like, any seasonal greens you have on hand can be substituted for the spinach. 6 appetizer servings, 1 cup each Active Time: 30 minutes  Total Time: 1 hour Ingredients Croutons 2 cups 1/2-inch cubes country-style sourdough bread 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 clove garlic, minced 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh rosemary, or 1 teaspoon dried Soup 1 tablespoon butter 1 medium onion, coarsely chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 1 tablespoon ...

Healthy Recipes: Zesty Wheat Berry-Black Bean Chili

Posted by Janet Hudson on January 21st, 2011 | No Comments »
Zesty Wheat Berry-Black Bean Chili

This rib-sticking chili offers a hearty mix of wheat berries, beans, peppers and onion. Feel free to add an additional chipotle pepper to crank up the heat in this one-pot meal. Cooked wheat berries will keep for up to 1 month in your freezer and there's no need to thaw them; just stir them directly into the chili. 6 servings, about 1 1/2 cups each Active Time: 25 minutes Total Time: 1 hour Ingredients 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 ...