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Healthy Recipes: Vegetarian Tortilla Soup

Posted by Jim Wood, Director, Digital Media on April 26th, 2012 | No Comments »
Vegetarian Tortilla Soup

Recipe Description: This is a vegetarian version of the classic soup, usually made with chicken. Earthy dark pasilla chile flavors the soul-satisfying broth. (Recipe adapted from Rick Bayless.) Recipe Ingredients: 3 large dried pasilla (negro), ancho or New Mexico chiles (see Note) 15-ounce can diced tomatoes, preferably fire-roasted 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons canola oil or extra-virgin olive oil, divided 1 medium white onion, sliced 1/4 inch thick 3 cloves garlic, peeled 4 cups vegetable broth or “no-chicken” broth 4 cups water 1 large ...

New Food Plate Worksheets Focus on Minority Populations

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on April 25th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Last week was National Minority Cancer Awareness Week (April 15-21) and this year The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center created food plate worksheets to promote healthy eating habits and cancer prevention for African American, Hispanic and Vietnamese audiences. A recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer stated that obesity is the second largest preventable cause of cancer diagnosis and death, after tobacco use. The ...

Prevention Can Cut Cancer Deaths in Half

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on April 9th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Over 500,000 people died from cancer last year, yet over half of them could have been prevented, according to a new review article in Science Translational Medicine. There are multiple ways that some cancers can be prevented. Here are a few: 1 – Don’t smoke. If you do, quit. It may be hard, but more than 75% of lung cancer cases could be avoided in the U.S. if people didn’t smoke. 2 – Ask your healthcare provider ...

Healthy Recipes: Fig-Anise Rolls

Posted by Jim Wood, Director, Digital Media on April 6th, 2012 | No Comments »
Fig-Anise Rolls

Servings: 18 Prep Time: 1 hour Total Time: 5 hours To Make Ahead: Store cooled rolls in an airtight container for up to 1 day. Or individually wrap and freeze in an airtight container for up to 3 months. Reheat stored rolls at 350°F for about 10 minutes; reheat frozen rolls for about 20 minutes. Recipe Description: The early American yeast bread, anadama bread, made with molasses and cornmeal, inspired these delicious dinner rolls. We think the sweet figs ...