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Healthy Recipes: Cherry-Vanilla Milkshake

Posted by PCF Admin on May 13th, 2011 | No Comments »
Cherry-Vanilla Bean Milkshake

So thick you’ll need a straw and a long spoon to enjoy this frosty cherry-vanilla milkshake. 2 servings, about 1 1/2 cups each  Active Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 10 minutes Ingredients 1 10-ounce bag frozen pitted cherries (about 2 1/4 cups) 1 cup reduced-fat “light” vanilla ice cream 1 cup nonfat milk 1/2 vanilla bean, split lengthwise, or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Preparation Place cherries, ice cream and milk in a blender. With the tip of a sharp knife, scrape all the black paste ...

Mother’s Day “Walk Against Cancer”

Posted by PCF Admin on May 11th, 2011 | No Comments »
A mother teaches

Brave breezes whipped around the Alviso Marina County Park, on Mother's Day weekend.  The park is the new venue for the Latinas Contra Cancer major annual fund raising event, "Walk Against Cancer", that raises awareness in the Latino community around issues of cancer.  The participants walk 3 miles from the Alviso Marina through Alviso for a commemoration of those who lost their battle and a celebration of survivorship.  The event featured many booths with health resources, give-aways, ...

Healthy Recipes: Lemon-Garlic Shrimp & Vegetables

Posted by PCF Admin on May 6th, 2011 | No Comments »
Lemon-Garlic Shrimp & Vegetables

Here's a healthy twist on shrimp scampi. We left out the butter and loaded the dish up with red peppers and asparagus for a refreshing spring meal. Serve with quinoa, whole-wheat couscous or linguine. 4 servings Active Time: 35 minutes Total Time: 35 minutes Ingredients 4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided 2 large red bell peppers, diced 2 pounds asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch lengths 2 teaspoons freshly grated lemon zest 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided 5 cloves garlic, minced 1 pound raw shrimp, (26-30 ...

Mother’s Day Top 10 List

Posted by PCF Admin on May 3rd, 2011 | No Comments »
Mother's Day

If you are planning the prerequisite “Mother’s Day Brunch” one more time, think again.  We all want the best for our mothers, but sometimes they need to be reminded to take care of themselves, and how much they do mean to us.  Now is the time! Mom’s spend the whole year taking care of everyone else, so let’s look at a few things to keep Mom healthy, fit, and stress free. ************************************************************************************* Stress goes hand in hand with ...