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Staff Highlight: Courtney Kiang, RDN

Courtney Kiang, RDN, is a culinary educator and registered dietitian who has been sharing and exploring her talents at the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center since 2019. Before joining the Wellness Center, she worked in various positions doing worksite wellness, outpatient support, cooking demonstrations and providing an overall healthy environment for employees, customers and…

Leftover Turkey Curry

Ingredients (serves 3): 1 Tbsp. olive oil ½ large onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, chopped ½ Tbsp. ginger, chopped 1 Tbsp. curry powder ½ tsp. garam masala ½ tsp. ground coriander ¼ tsp. ground cinnamon ½ Tbsp. tomato paste ½ cup chicken stock ¼ cup lite coconut milk (or more to taste) ½ lb…

Staff Highlight: Seth Creasy, PhD

Dr. Seth Creasy has worked on the CU Anschutz campus since 2016, when he began his postdoc in the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes, and he has been a member of the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center’s research team since February 2019. Currently, an assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Endocrinology,…

Tofu and Black Bean Breakfast Tacos

Ingredients (serves 6) : 8 oz. firm or extra firm tofu 3⁄4 tsp. garlic powder 1⁄2 tsp. chili powder 1 tsp. cumin 1⁄8 tsp. salt 1 Tbsp. salsa 1 Tbsp. water 1 Tbsp. olive oil 1 cup canned black beans, ≈ 1⁄2 can, rinsed and drained 6 small tortillas, corn, or flour Optional Garnishes: Avocado…

Ethiopian Lentil Sambusa

Ingredients (serves 2): 1 15 oz. can lentils 1 jalapeno, minced 1 yellow onion, minced 2 cloves garlic, grated 1⁄2 cup cilantro, chopped 1⁄4 tsp. cardamom seed, ground 1⁄8 tsp. cinnamon, ground 1⁄4 tsp. black pepper Salt to taste 8-10 spring roll sheets or about 20 wonton wrappers 2 Tbsp. olive oil (divided to sauté…

Staff Spotlight: Jared

Welcome new Fitness Specialist Jared Laxner! Jared Laxner recently joined the fitness center’s personal training staff and we are so excited to introduce him to the AHWC community! Originally from Byron, Illinois, Jared most recently resided in Lafayette, Louisiana, where he completed his Master’s in Kinesiology with a focus in Exercise and Sports Science at…

Fall into GEX: A New October Challenge at AHWC

Starting October 1, we’re launching our Fall into Group Exercise challenge! All month long, we’re encouraging our AHWC members to take as many GEX classes as you can for a chance to win prizes! Want to participate? Here’s how: Stop by the front desk to pick up a special scorecard (or grab one from your…

Mushroom Bolognese over Spaghetti Squash

Ingredients Serves 4 ½ cup hot water ½ oz. dried porcini mushrooms 1 (3lb) spaghetti squash – halved lengthwise and seedless 2 Tbsp. olive oil 2 cups sweet onion, chopped 1 cup celery, diced 1 cup carrot, diced 1 tsp. dried oregano ¼ tsp. crushed red pepper 5 garlic cloves, minced 1 (8 oz.) white…

Chicken Tzatziki Bowls

Ingredients For the chicken: 1lb. boneless (skinless chicken breasts) ¼ cup Greek yogurt 1 tsp. olive oil ½ tsp. red wine vinegar 2 cloves garlic (finely chopped) ½ tsp. dried oregano ½ tsp. ground turmeric ½ tsp. salt ⅛ tsp. red pepper flakes (optional) Black pepper to taste For the salad: 1 Tbsp. olive oil 1 Tbsp. red wine vinegar black pepper to taste For the Tzatziki (makes two cups): 8 oz Greek…

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