Give dad a breakfast in bed that really says you care

    The gift of health on Father's Day has never been easier

    TORONTO, June 8 /CNW/ - For all the families who simply can't fit another
Father's Day shirt into dad's closet take heed. The Prostate Cancer Research
Foundation of Canada has teamed up with two of Canada's top chefs to create
the ultimate Father's Day gift - breakfast in bed featuring deliciously easy
recipes to help keep his prostate healthy.
    Developed by leading chefs Kevin Prendergast, Executive Chef, Hilton
Toronto and Gordon Mackie, Executive Chef, Far Niente, these dishes are easy
to prepare, so the kids can make them with just a little help from mom.
    "There's no better way to tell dad you love him than by surprising him on
Father's Day with a healthy, delicious breakfast," says John Blanchard,
Foundation President and CEO. "These recipes contain ingredients like spinach,
broccoli, strawberries and tomatoes which can help reduce the risk of prostate
    In its efforts to keep Canadian dads healthy, the Foundation is also
hosting the Father's Day Walk/Run for Prostate Cancer Research, designed so
the whole family can participate. It takes place in four cities on Sunday,
June 17 - Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto and Halifax. Walk/Run proceeds support
research into the prevention and treatment of prostate cancer, and lifesaving
awareness programs. To participate, or donate to this important cause as your
gift to dad, Canadians can go to or
    "Prostate cancer is the single most prevalent cancer among Canadian men.
We've seen the incidence nearly double in the last 15 years," explains
Blanchard. "This Father's Day we're encouraging all Canadians to give dad the
gift of health."

    Recipe 1: Strawberry and Spinach Smoothie
    Kevin Prendergast, Executive Chef, Hilton Toronto


    2 cups (500 mL)         Spinach
    1 cup (250 mL)          Strawberries
    12 pieces               Brazil nuts
    1                       Banana
    1 cup (250 mL)          Cranberry juice


    Place all ingredients in a blender and purée until smooth. Place container
in refrigerator and reserve until needed. Re-blend last minute to ensure
smoothie has not separated. Serve and enjoy.

    Chef's notes:

    Only make what you will need for breakfast, as the fresh processed product
will deteriorate faster than whole. You will maximize on freshness and full
vitamin intake if used at one meal period.

    Recipe 2: Broccoli & Tomato Omelet
    Gordon Mackie, Executive Corporate Chef, Far Niente & Signature

    For the omelet:
    3                       Eggs
    1/4 cup (60 mL)         Broccoli florets, blanched(*) and chopped
    1                       Vine ripe tomato, sliced
    2 tbsp (30 mL)          Olive oil

    For the salad:
    3 cups (750 mL)         Baby spinach
    1                       Shallot, finely chopped
    1 tsp (5 mL)            Garlic, chopped
    Pinch                   Sugar and salt
    1/2 tbsp (7 mL)         White wine vinegar
    2 tbsp (30 mL)          Sunflower seeds, toasted

    (*)To blanch: plunge food into boiling water briefly, then into cold
    water to stop the cooking process.


    -  Omelet pan
    -  Stainless steel bowls


    1.  Whisk the eggs in a stainless steel bowl, add salt and pepper to
    2.  Mix the blanched broccoli florets with the eggs.
    3.  In another stainless steel bowl mix shallot and garlic and pinch of
        salt and sugar and let stand for a couple of minutes then add the
        vinegar and olive oil.
    4.  With a little oil in a hot omelet pan on medium high heat add the
        eggs and broccoli mixture and stir until it starts to cook and set.
        Let it stand on low heat for couple of minutes.
    5.  Add sliced tomatoes and fold the omelet in half and let it rest in
        the pan off the heat.
    6.  Mix the baby spinach with the vinaigrette and place it on a plate.
    7.  Place the omelet on top of the salad.
    8.  To finish, sprinkle with toasted sunflower seeds.

    Additional recipes available upon request

    About the Father's Day Walk/Run for Prostate Cancer Research

    The Father's Day Walk/Run for Prostate Cancer Research is a national
event honouring dads. It takes place across Canada (Edmonton, Calgary, Halifax
and Toronto) on Sunday, June 17th. The PCRFC is encouraging Canadians to give
the gift of health this Father's Day by participating in the event and
reminding Canadians that prostate cancer is the number one cancer threat to
Canadian men. More information about the event can be found at

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