Eggplant Pizza Bites

INGREDIENTS

2 large eggplants, cut into 1/2″ rounds

Extra-virgin olive oil, for brushing

kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper

1 c. marinara

1 c. shredded mozzarella

1/2 c. mini pepperoni

1/2 c. shredded Parmesan

1/4 c. finely sliced basil

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat grill to medium-high. Brush both sides of eggplant with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Grill eggplant until tender and slightly charred on both sides, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Top each round with marinara, mozzarella and mini pepperoni. Keep the eggplant on the grill to allow the cheese melt, about 30 seconds more. Remove eggplant from grill. Top with Parmesan and basil and serve.

March 2019 Monthly Newsletter

Dear HCCUA Members:

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February 2019 Monthly Newsletter

Dear HCCUA Members:

Love is the answer! Research suggests that people who experience being loved are more likely to have stronger immune systems, lower blood pressure, have a greater resistance to the common cold, recover faster after illness and injury, and decreased anxiety and depression.

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Ground Turkey Bolognese

INGREDIENTS

1 lb. angel hair pasta

1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

1 large onion, chopped

1 large carrot, peeled and chopped

1 celery stalk, chopped

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 lb. ground turkey

kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper

1 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes

1/2 c. dry white or red wine

1/4 c. freshly chopped parsley, plus more for garnish

2 tsp. dried oregano

freshly grated Parmesan, for serving

DIRECTIONS

  1. In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook angel hair according to package directions until al dente. Drain and return to pot.
  2. Meanwhile, make bolognese: In a large skillet or pot over medium heat, heat oil. Add onion, carrot, celery, and garlic and cook until tender, 5 to 7 minutes. Add ground turkey and cook until no longer pink, 5 minutes more. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Add crushed tomatoes, wine, parsley, and dried oregano.
  4. Let simmer until thickened, 10 to 15 minutes.
  5. Toss with cooked angel hair.
  6. Garnish with Parmesan and parsley

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January 2019 Monthly Newsletter

Dear HCCUA Members:

Heart disease and stroke are an epidemic in the United States. Becoming aware of the major risk factors for these conditions can help prevent and control more people from suffering from these ailments. The first steps to reduce your risk are to talk with your health care professional about your heart health, get your blood pressure and cholesterol checked and make the effort to live a healthy lifestyle. High blood pressure and cholesterol are the leading causes of heart disease and stroke. Lifestyle choices include eating healthy, exercising regularly, and following your health care professional’s instructions about your medications all can help reduce heart disease and the risk of a stroke.

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November 2018 Monthly Newsletter

Dear HCCUA Members:

As we approach the end of the year we begin to experience cooler and shorter days. It is vital that we take proper precautions towards cold and flu season which is most common during this time of the year. It is easy to catch the common cold or flu because defenses are down and people have the tendency to fall out of daily routines like eating right and exercising daily.

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