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Healthy recipe: Grilled chicken thighs with cucumber-mint salad

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications Assistant on January 17th, 2014 | No Comments »
Grilled Chicken Thighs with Cucumber-Mint Salad

Yield: 4 servings Servings: 4 Active Time: 35 minutes Total Time: 35 minutes Recipe Description: The cumin and coriander rub in this grilled chicken thigh recipe pairs deliciously with a minty cucumber salad. Chicken thighs can vary widely in size. Ask your butcher to hand-select 4 large thighs for this recipe. If you can only find small chicken thighs, cook 2 per person and reduce the grill time slightly. Recipe Ingredients: 1. 2 cups diced seeded English cucumber (about 1 large) 2. 6 ...

Healthy recipe: Swedish yellow split pea soup with ham

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications Assistant on January 3rd, 2014 | No Comments »
Swedish Yellow Split Pea Soup with Ham

Yield: 8 servings, about 1 1/2 cups each Servings: 8 Active Time: 25 minutes Total Time: Slow-cooker time: 5-8 hours To Make Ahead: Prep carrots, celery, ginger and dice ham; refrigerate in separate containers. Equipment: 5- to 6-quart slow cooker Recipe Description: This yellow split pea soup has fresh ginger to give it a bright flavor. Use the best ham you can find to get the most flavor. Recipe Ingredients: 1. 3 cups yellow split peas (about 1 1/2 pounds) 2. 4 cups reduced-sodium ...

Healthy recipe: Quick pasta bolognese

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

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 ...

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 ...