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FemiLab: Healthy Salads

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Asian Lettuce Wraps with Red Pepper, Edamame and Chicken

5 cloves garlic, minced
2 Tbsp. low-sodium soy sauce
2 Tbsp. dark sesame seed oil
1 Tbsp. dark brown sugar
1 tsp. prepared mustard
Pinch red pepper flakes
3/4 lb. boneless chicken breast, cut into 1/2-inch x 2-inch strips
2 tsp. peanut oil
1 cup frozen shelled edamame
4 green onions, cut diagonally in 1-inch slices
1 medium red bell pepper, cut julienne style
1/3 cup basil, chopped medium, divided
1 tsp. toasted sesame seeds, optional
8 leaves Bibb (Boston) lettuce
1/2 cup grated or matchstick cut carrots

Springtime Asparagus with Lemon Garlic Shrimp

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1 lb. raw extra large shrimp (26-30 count), peeled and deveined
1 lemon, cut in half
2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil, divided
2 lbs. fresh asparagus, trimmed, cut diagonally in 1-inch pieces
2 medium red bell peppers, cut in about 1/4-inch x 1-inch slices
1 Tbsp. lemon zest
Salt to taste
1 cup reduced-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
1 tsp. cornstarch
8 cloves garlic, minced (about 2 Tbsp.)
2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
1 Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro, optional

In Historically Female Profession, Gals still take backseat to the BoyZ—male RNs make WAY more than Female counterparts

Male registered nurses (RNs) make more than $5,000 per year than their female counterparts across most settings, specialty areas and positions, according to a UCSF-led study, and this earnings gap has not improved over the last three decades.
UCSF-Led Study Finds No Improvement in Earnings Gap Since 1988

Wow, thanks to UCSF for the above information.

The analysis will be published as a “Research Letter” in the March 24/31 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Male adjusted salaries were, on average, higher by $5,148---

FemiLab: Garlic Salmon with Black Bean Sauce

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Black Bean Sauce
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 Tbsp. low-sodium soy sauce
1 Tbsp. rice vinegar or white wine vinegar
2 tsp. canola or extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp. unsulphured blackstrap molasses
1 lb. salmon fillet, cut into 4 equal slices
1 medium orange, peeled, thinly sliced crosswise, optional

Prepare Black Bean Sauce (below) and keep warm, covered, on low heat.

Adjust oven rack on second rung from top, at least 6 inches from broiler. Turn broiler on high.

FemiLab: Six Habit of Healthly Living; the Longevity food; and Hazards of Marathon Sitting

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Do This and you’ll up your odds of living healthy

Women who met all six criteria for a healthy lifestyle — nonsmoker, normal BMI, physical activity of at least 2.5 hours weekly, television viewing of 7 hours or less weekly, moderate alcohol consumption, and a healthy diet — had almost no heart disease and low rates of type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and hypercholesterolemia after 20 years' follow-up.
Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Eat this and you’ll probably live longer than if you abstain

Warm Quinoa Edamame Spinach Salad--Let Santa know you care about his health

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1 cup red quinoa
2 cups reduced-sodium vegetable broth
2 cups (10 oz.) frozen shelled edamame
2 Tbsp. fresh tarragon, chopped (2 tsp. dried)
1 Tbsp. lemon zest, freshly grated
3 Tbsp. olive oil
3 Tbsp. lemon juice
3/4 cup jarred roasted red peppers, drained and coarsely chopped
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 pkg. (5 oz.) baby spinach
1/4 - 1/3 cup chopped walnuts

In large strainer, rinse quinoa well.

FemiLab: Healthy & Hot Soup for Winter

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Fennel and Mushroom Soup (thanks to AICR)

2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive or canola oil
1 medium onion, chopped
1 medium red pepper, diced
2 small white potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 medium celery stalk, split and thinly sliced
4 cloves fresh garlic, thinly sliced
1 medium bulb fennel, chopped
2 cups sliced crimini mushrooms, including stems
1 tsp. dried basil
1 tsp. lemon pepper seasoning
4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
Salt
2 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh parsley

FemiLab: ObamaCare coverage leads to more unnecessary ER visits; Flu during pregnancy linked to bipolar kids; and more

ObamaCare coverage leads to more unnecessary ER visits in Oregon study

Increased availability of Medicaid coverage is associated with higher use of emergency departments (EDs), according to a Science article….Coverage increased ED use for all types of nonemergency visits, including those rated as "primary care treatable." The proportion of visits resulting in hospital admission, however, did not increase.


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