By Jen Wead
A look at Jen Wead
Jen Wead is a Florida native who has been catering
events of all sizes for over 20years. In addition
to mothering and writing this column, Jen teaches
healthy cooking classes for Humana Community
Partners and has recently started a new endeavor in
the insurance industry. Jen loves building relationships
through food and throughout her community.
Diet can be a powerf
powerful tool in warding off cancer. There
really isn’t one nutrient or o
food that is a magical single can-
of plant foods may just
be the ticket to keep some cancer
cells from forming or g
growing. The relationship between
di diet t and d cancer can be b d
direct and indirect. Many individual
nutrients have been researched for their role in cancer pre-
healthy weight (or weight loss, when needed) is also import-
Working these in and being conscious of minimizing free rad-
off cancer, but also help you feel more energized and well.
Blueberries,legumes, broccolis, coffee & teas, cherries, garlic,
carrots, walnuts, dark leafy greens, grapes, whole grains and
bright orange foods like citrus, squash and sweet potatoes.
Quinoa Risotto-Makes 6 servings
1½ Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
3½ cups fat-free, reduced-sodium chicken broth, divided
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
to soup or salad.
2. In heavy, wide, large saucepan, heat oil over medium-high
heat. Add onion and cook, stirring often, for 3 minutes. Add
shallots and cook until golden, about 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add quinoa and cook, stirring constantly, until grain
Carefully add 2 cups broth, standing back as it will spatter.
Cover, reduce heat and simmer quinoa for 10 minutes.
minutes, or until quinoa is al dente or to your
taste and vegetables are tender-crisp,
needed. Risotto is done
when liquid is mostly
absorbed and mixture
is slightly wet, but not
soupy. Off heat, stir in
cheese and season to
taste with salt and pepper.
Garnish with parsley
and serve. Leftover
risotto keeps for 3 days,
covered in refrigerator,
and can be served at
room temperature as a
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