YOW “2.0” Kicks Off May 14th

  YOW is evolving!  Well into its third year, the “Year” of Wellness is transitioning into a long-term community health improvement initiative.  “When people started referring to this as the ‘Century of Wellness,’ we knew it was time to make some changes,” Commissioner Bill Baertlein stated.  Under his continued leadership, the Wellness Task Force is […]

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Maple Glazed Turnips

Recipe Source: Recipe and photo from www.FoodHero.org   Number of servings: 8 Time for preparation (including preparation and cooking): 60 min   Ingredients: 1 Tablespoon margarine or butter 3 Tablespoons maple syrup 1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon 2 teaspoons lemon juice 3 cups turnips, peeled and diced 2 cups sweet potatoes, cubed   Directions   Melt margarine […]

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Quick Lasagna

Recipe Source: Recipe and photo from www.FoodHero.org   Number of servings: 9 Time for preparation (including preparation and cooking): 55 min   Ingredients: 1 pound lean ground beef (15% fat) 1 large onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, minced, or 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 2 cups spaghetti sauce 4 Tablespoons fresh parsley, or 4 teaspoons dried […]

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Highlights from the Northwest Opioid & Substance Use Summit

Heather White, Community Health Improvement Coordinator, Columbia-Pacific CCO One of my favorite annual events since coming to work at Columbia Pacific CCO is the Northwest Opioid & Substance Use Summit which took place this year on April 23rd and 24th in Seaside. People from across disciplines and perspectives come together at this summit to learn […]

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Spring Green Salad

Recipe Source: Recipe and photo from www.FoodHero.org   Number of servings:10 Time for preparation (including preparation and cooking): 15 min   Ingredients: 6 ounces spinach (about 7 cups) 3 oranges 1 1⁄2 cups strawberries, halved 1 cup walnut pieces (toasted if desired) DRESSING 1 teaspoon sugar 1⁄4 teaspoon paprika 2 Tablespoons orange juice (juice from […]

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Did you know your relationships affect your health?

Emily Fanjoy, TCWRC Health Programs Coordinator Health care professionals and social service providers understand that a person’s overall health is impacted more by what happens outside of the doctor’s office than by what happens during an annual visit. As YOW, a public health-focused initiative, convenes community partnerships and collaborators to formulate a plan to address […]

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Pumpkin Ricotta Stuffed Shells

Recipe Source: Recipe and photo from www.FoodHero.org   Number of servings: 6   Time for preparation (including preparation and cooking): 1 hour 5 min   Ingredients:   12 jumbo pasta shells (1/2 of 12 ounce package) 1 1⁄4 cups nonfat ricotta cheese 3⁄4 cup pumpkin puree 1⁄2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated 1⁄2 teaspoon garlic powder […]

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Butternut Squash and Chile Pan-Fry

Recipe Source: Recipe and photo from www.FoodHero.org Number of servings: 10 Time for preparation (including preparation and cooking): 1 hour   Ingredients:   1 medium butternut squash, about 1 1/2 to 2 pounds 1 1⁄2 Tablespoons oil 1 medium onion, chopped (about 1 cup) 1 teaspoon salt 1⁄2 teaspoon chili powder 2 cans (4 ounce […]

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Bell Pepper Smoothie

Recipe Source: Recipe and photo from www.FoodHero.org   Number of servings: 4   Time for preparation (including preparation and cooking): 5 min   Ingredients: 1 medium banana, peeled fresh or frozen 1 can (8 ounces) pineapple, drained 1⁄2 cup red bell pepper, seeded and chopped (about 1 small pepper) 2 cups frozen mixed berries 1 […]

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