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Celebrate Thanksgiving on a lighter note

Posted by Liona Chan on November 27th, 2013 | No Comments »
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The holidays are generally a fairly indulgent time of year. While giving up some of your favorites can be difficult, navigate this year’s Thanksgiving with some helpful ideas from the Prevent Cancer Foundation and wellness expert Dr. Ann. Stay healthy and substitute some of those heavy dishes with these lighter alternatives. Original: Mashed potatoes Dr. Ann refers to mashed potatoes and other starchy foods made from white flour as the “Great White Hazards.” This holiday favorite has ...

Healthy recipe: Curried cashews

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications Assistant on November 22nd, 2013 | No Comments »
Curried Cashews

Yield: 6 cups Servings: 48 Active Time: 5 minutes Total Time: 50 minutes To Make Ahead: Store in an airtight container for up to 3 weeks. Recipe Description: These curried cashews are impossibly addictive—they'll disappear in a flash. If you use salted cashews, omit the added salt. Recipe Ingredients: 1. 6 tablespoons lemon juice 2. 6 tablespoons curry powder 3. 4 teaspoons kosher salt 4. 6 cups unsalted cashews Recipe Steps: 1. Position racks in the upper and lower thirds of oven; preheat to 250°F. 2. Whisk lemon juice, ...

Healthy recipe: Tilapia with tomato-olive sauce

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications Assistant on November 14th, 2013 | No Comments »
Tilapia with Tomato-Olive Sauce

Yield: 4 servings Servings: 4 Active Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Recipe Description: Top tilapia fillets with a savory tomato-olive sauce that comes together in just 5 minutes. Look for tapenade near jarred olives in the supermarket. Serve with sautéed broccolini and farro tossed with toasted almonds. Recipe Ingredients: 1. 1 1/4 pounds tilapia 2. 1/4 teaspoon salt 3. 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 4. 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided 5. 1 pint grape or cherry tomatoes, halved if large 6. 1/4 cup ...

Healthy recipe: Bean & barley soup

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

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 ...