Tasty Tuesdays:Thai Crab Cakes with Cilantro-Peanut Sauce

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Thai Crab Cakes with Cilantro-Peanut Sauce

crab cakes by Food Love.

 

1-1/4 cups fresh breadcrumbs

1 cup fresh bean sprouts, chopped

1/4 cup finely chopped green onions

1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro

2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper

1 large egg

1 large egg white, lightly beaten

1 pound lump crabmeat, shell pieces removed

2 teaspoons olive oil, divided

Cooking spray

Cilantro-Peanut Sauce

Combine the first 9 ingredients in a medium bowl; cover and chill 1 hour. While

chilling the mixture, prepare Cilantro-Peanut Sauce for dipping (recipe below). Divide

mixture into 8 equal portions, shaping each into a 1/2-inch-thick patty. Heat 1

teaspoon oil in a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium heat

until hot. Add 4 patties; cook 3 minutes on each side or until lightly browned.

Remove patties from skillet, and keep warm. Wipe skillet clean with paper towels;

recoat with cooking spray. Repeat procedure with 1 teaspoon oil and 4 patties. Serve

with Cilantro-Peanut Sauce.

Makes 4 servings

(serving size: 2 patties and 3 tablespoons sauce).

Cilantro-Peanut Sauce:

1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

2-1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar

2 tablespoons brown sugar

2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce

1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper

1/8 teaspoon salt

1 garlic clove, minced

2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter

1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro

2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint

Combine the first 7 ingredients in a small saucepan, and bring to a boil, stirring

frequently. Remove from heat. Add peanut butter, and stir with a whisk until

smooth. Cool, and stir in cilantro and mint.

Makes 3/4 cup.

courtesy of www.cancer.med.umich.edu/support/recipes.shtml

 



Tasty Tuesdays: Multi-Grain Waffles

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Mmmm, it’s fall time and if you’re like me, I LOVE all the warm home-cooking…esp. a health breakfast on a chilly Saturday morning.  This past weekend I was looking for something tasty, but healthy and came across this recipe.  What’s your favorite breakfast to make in the fall?

Traditional waffles are a butter-laden, high-carb indulgence, but they make the transition to good fats and smart carbs beautifully, yielding crisp, nutty-tasting waffles with all the sweet pleasure of the original. The batter can also be used for pancakes. Try this new recipe for a smart healthy breakfast.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 2/3 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup toasted wheat germ or cornmeal
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions

Mix buttermilk and oats in a medium bowl; let stand for 15 minutes.

Whisk whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, wheat germ (or cornmeal), baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in a large bowl.

Stir eggs, sugar, oil and vanilla into the oat mixture. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients; mix with a rubber spatula just until moistened.

Coat a waffle iron with cooking spray and preheat. Spoon in enough batter to cover three-fourths of the surface (about 2/3 cup for an 8-by-8-inch waffle iron). Cook until waffles are crisp and golden brown, 4 to 5 minutes. Repeat with remaining batter.



Foods that can fight the effects of cancer

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Remember when you were little and mom piled your plate full of fruits and vegetables telling you that if you eat them you will grow big and strong?

It is sometimes taken for granted the importance of healthy foods in our everyday diet. Studies have shown a link between lower risks for lung, oral, esophageal, stomach, breast and colon cancer.  It is believed that the antioxidants and phytochemicals found in plants have healing effects. The body uses certain antioxidants to protect against damage to tissues caused by normal metabolism. Damage to these cells is thought to increase cancer risk. Antioxidants include vitamin C, vitamin E, carotenoids, and many other phytochemicals (beneficial plant compounds). Here are some cancer fighting foods that you can introduce in your diet: beans, berries, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, leafy vegetables such as mustard greens and lettuce, flaxseed, garlic, grapes, green tea, tomatoes, and whole grains.



Get Involved: Go Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

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Word cloud_blackHey everyone—hard to believe we’re nearly half way through October!  Where does the time go to?  Wanted to be sure everyone is aware of all the great events BCCA & iGoPink are putting on with our Pink Partners in honor of breast cancer awareness month.  Check out our Calendar of Events through the rest of the month!

www.TheBreastCancerCharities.org

Oct. 1-31        Brighton Collectables @ The Woodlands Mall

Purchase any item from Brighton’s ‘Power of Pink’ Breast Cancer

jewelry line and $10 from each sale will benefit BCCA.

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Oct. 1-Dec 31 FREE Teeth whitening Clear Choice Orthodontics

Free teeth whitening session with a donation to BCCA.  www.clearchoiceortho.com to make your appointment.

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Oct 1 -31                        Amerigo’s Fruitinis for the Cure @ Amerigo’s Grille
(All Day)                         $2 from each fruitini drink will be donated to BCCA.

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Oct. 1 – 31                     Great Harvest Bakes for Breast Cancer

(All Day)                         Purchase a featured breast cancer awareness brownie & pink drink and a portion proceeds will                                                    benefit BCCA

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Oct. 12 – 31    Chick-fil-A Cows for the Cure

(All Day)        Valid at the Chick-fil-A locations in The Woodlands Mall & Lake Woodlands Drive only.  Buy a ‘Plush Cow                               w/Breakfast Sandwich Coupon’ for only $5 and half of the proceeds will benefit BCCA.

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Oct. 22                            VIPink Wine Tasting for the Cure

5-8pm                             Join us at VINO 100 for a night of wine tasting where 10% of sales on Oct 22. will benefit BCCA

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Oct. 22                           Go Pink Dance for the Cure

8-10pm                           Come dressed in pink and ready to kick up your heels at Fred Astaire Dance Studio on 506                                                            Sawdust Road to raise money as we find a cure to breast cancer.                                                                                                                  http://www.fredastairehouston.com/Woodlands

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Oct. 27                            Stella & Dot Jewelry Trunk Show at the *NEW* Mariachi’s

7-9pm                             Mexican Grille in Sterling Ridge.   25% of all sales will be donated to BCCA

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Nov. 7                             Shopping Extravaganza @ Outlets of Conroe

(All Day)                         Join us for a day of Shopping, Savings, food & wine tastings and fun!  Purchase Tickets @                                                                www.TheBreastCancerCharities.org or by calling 281.296.5755



Tasty Tuesdays: Alaskan Salmon Stir Fry and Sesame Noodles Recipe

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Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 13
Total Time: 23 mins
salmon stir fry by seasontotaste.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup(s) pasta, spaghetti, whole wheat, or linguine
  • 1 teaspoon flour, all-purpose
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar, rice wine
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce, reduced-sodium
  • 3 tablespoon water, or tap
  • 2 tablespoon oil, olive
  • 4 whole onion(s), green, tops and bulbs, chopped
  • 1 piece(s) ginger, fresh, about 1″ long, peeled and coarsely grated
  • 1 medium pepper(s), green, bell, cored, seeded and chopped
  • 1 medium pepper(s), red, bell, cored, seeded and chopped
  • 1 cup(s) carrot(s), sliced or frozen, unsalted
  • 10 ounce(s) fish, salmon fillet, skinless, cut into strips
  • 1 cup(s) snow pea pods, or frozen, thawed
  • 1 tablespoon oil, sesame

Preparation

1. Prepare pasta according to package directions, omitting added salt and fat.

2. Mix together flour, rice wine vinegar, and soy sauce with water. Set aside.

3. In a large nonstick wok or skillet, heat oil over high heat.  Add onions and ginger, and stir-fry for 30 seconds.

4. Add the peppers and carrots and stir-fry for 3-4 minutes. Add the salmon, and stir-fry for 3-4 minutes.

5. Add the sauce, stir and cook until the sauce thickens, about 2-3 minutes.

6. Stir in snow peas, continue to cook and stir 1-2 minutes until sauce thickens and starts to bubble.

7. Drain pasta and toss with sesame oil.

8. Serve stir-fry over hot sesame noodles.

Courtesy of  www.everydayhealth.com



Support breast cancer awareness this weekend!

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Banner Ad_Web_3Hey everyone—if you can’t tell from the lack of blog posts this week, we’re in full gear for breast cancer awareness month and busy as can be.  Check out a nice plug of the things to do around The Woodlands this weekend: http://www.woodlandsonline.com/vmps/videolisting.cfm?vdoid=122

Also, make sure you check back on our events calendar….by Monday all of our new events for breast cancer awareness month—we added some new events this week!  Have a great, safe and blessed weekend!



NFL Steelers & Chargers Go Pink for Breast Cancer

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Flipping around the tv tonight and what do I dawn up?  Men wearing pink….not just any men, but football players!  See gents…real men do wear pink!

Golf Tees

It’s about time in our minds that men jump on board with these events more and more often.  Now to convince our husbands that they too can wear neon pink and still be manly!  Go NFL—time to get more of the sports on board for the month.

What should be next, hockey, baseball, basketball, golf, tennis????



Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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Pink RibbonToday kicks of breast cancer awareness month and what better time to wear your pink ribbons as we promote the importance of prevention and education on breast cancer.

Did you know….

-1 in every 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer

-Obesity and smoking are amongst the top leading causes of breast cancer

-Daily exercise can reduce your breast cancer risk by as much as 16%

Although statistics are interesting to hear, it’s not until we implement these healthy lifestyle means that we truly take the means to be well and stay well.

Join us this month as we promote the importance of nutrition, fitness and wellness in preventing and overcoming breast cancer.

Find us on Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Breast-Cancer-Charities-of-America/143865521204?ref=ts

Join us on Twitter:  http://twitter.com/iGoPink