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A guide to cooking with peppers

Posted by Monique Smaby, Program & Communications Coordinator, Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program on July 14th, 2014 | No Comments »
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(photo: John Winkelman) We all know that eating a healthy diet filled with fruits and vegetables can greatly reduce your risk for cancer, but incorporating vegetables into your diet isn’t always an easy task. They can be intimidating! One easy, fun (and colorful!) way to incorporate more vegetables into your dishes this summer is to try cooking with peppers. High in vitamin A and C, peppers add punches of flavor and nutrients to your dish. 3 ways to ...

Healthy recipe: Two-toned mashed potatoes

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications Assistant on September 19th, 2013 | No Comments »
Two-Toned Mashed Potatoes

Yield: 12 servings, 1/2 cup each Servings: 12 Active Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 35 minutes To Make Ahead: Prepare sauce (Step 2) and vegetables (Steps 1 & 3), cover and refrigerate separately for up to one day. Reheat vegetables, covered, in the microwave or a double boiler before continuing with Step 4. Recipe Description: In this recipe, Yukon Gold potatoes and sweet potatoes are roughly mashed together with leeks for a beautiful mottled white-and-orange take on mashed potatoes. The creme ...

Healthy recipe: Summer succotash salad

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications Assistant on August 15th, 2013 | No Comments »
Summer Succotash Salad

Yield: 10 servings, about 3/4 cup each Servings: 10 Active Time: 40 minutes Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes To Make Ahead: Prepare through Step 2, cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day. Finish with Steps 3 & 4 just before serving. Recipe Description: This summer salad is based on the Southern favorite, succotash, and is a fresh-tasting combination of butter beans, corn, summer squash and tomatoes. Butter beans, the same species as lima beans, are the bean of choice ...

“5-A-Day” rule backed by Swedish study

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on August 5th, 2013 | No Comments »
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An extensive Swedish study found a direct correlation between the ‘5-a-day’ fruit and vegetable recommendation and a longer life. According to the study, those who had at least the recommended five servings of fruits and vegetables tended to live a longer life than those who did not. Of the men and women that participated in the study, those that said they did not eat the recommended servings of fruits and vegetables had their lives cut ...

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