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Healthy Recipes:Orange-Glazed Shredded Carrots

Posted by Janet Hudson on September 3rd, 2010 | 2 Comments »
Orange Glazed Carrots

An orange glaze brings out the sweetness in one of the kid-friendliest vegetables around. With convenient pre-shredded carrots, there's no chopping required. Yield: 4 servings, 1 cup each Total Time: 15 minutes Prep Time: 10 minutes   Recipe Ingredients: 1. 1/2 cup orange juice 2. 1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth 3. 1 teaspoon cornstarch 4. 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil 5. 2 10-ounce bags shredded or julienne-cut carrots 6. 1 teaspoon butter 7. 1/4 teaspoon salt Recipe Steps: 1. Whisk orange juice, broth and cornstarch in a small bowl. ...

Jan’s 5K Challenge: Hitting the Skids

Posted by Jan Mahrer, Exec. V.P. & COO on September 2nd, 2010 | No Comments »
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Confession time – I hit the skids on healthy eating. Not just hit, but crashed right through the barricade like a runaway train. In my defense (yes I’m going to try to rationalize), I have been in the midst of buying a home and moving, both of which happened rather fast. Normally I can adapt to changing situations quite easily, but my usual organized self became the ultimate procrastinator which meant over the last two weeks ...

Healthy Recipes: Moroccan-Rubbed Grilled Steak & Sweet Potatoes

Posted by Janet Hudson on August 27th, 2010 | No Comments »
Moroccan-Rubbed Grilled Steak & Sweet Potatoes

A Moroccan-inspired spice rub coats the steaks and is tossed with the sweet potatoes as well. The foil-packet cooking method for the sweet potatoes yields excellent results (and fewer dishes). Make it a Meal: Sautéed greens, such as arugula, kale or spinach, and a glass of Zinfandel round out the meal. Yield: 4 servings Total Time: 35 minutes Prep Time: 25 minutes Recipe Ingredients: 1. 1 teaspoon ground allspice 2. 1 teaspoon ground cumin 3. 1 teaspoon ground ginger 4. 1 teaspoon kosher salt ...

Jan’s 5K Challenge: Perks of the Job

Posted by Jan Mahrer, Exec. V.P. & COO on August 26th, 2010 | 4 Comments »
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One of the perks of my job is that I get to meet people who inspire me. It is my pleasure and honor to work with researchers who do amazing work in the field of cancer prevention and early detection; community health care professionals who provide free and/or low cost services to the underserved; volunteers who give their time unselfishly; and individuals living with cancer who don’t let it define them. Never in my wildest dreams did ...