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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 Highlight: Dr. Adam Gilden

We are excited to welcome Dr. Adam Gilden as the new Associate Director of the CU Medicine Weight Management and Wellness Clinic!   Dr. Gilden enjoys working with people at all stages of weight loss– from those who need guidance in making small changes, to patients considering surgical options. Acknowledging that long-term control of weight can…

Seared Scallops with Jalapeno Creamed Corn

Ingredients (serves four): Jalapeno Creamed Corn 1 Tbsp. unsalted butter 2 cloves garlic, chopped 2 cups corn kernels, fresh or canned 1 jalapeno, seeded and chopped 1 tsp. paprika Salt and pepper, to taste 1⁄4 cup half and half or non-dairy milk Scallop 2 Tbsp. olive oil 1 Tbsp. lemon juice Salt and pepper, to…

Get to Know The Anschutz Health and Wellness Center

Wellness is the foundation of everything we do The Anschutz Health and Wellness Center is a hub of wellness, open to all students, staff and visitors of the CU Anschutz Medical Campus. The center is home to a state-of-the-art fitness center; the CU Wellness Clinic; nutrition and caregiving programs; as well as transformative research studies…

Staff Spotlight: Ciara

Welcome new Fitness Specialist Ciara Van Ness! Please join us in welcoming Ciara Van Ness to our fitness team! Ciara is originally from New Jersey, but she has lived in Colorado for over 10 years and completed her bachelor’s degree in integrative psychology at CU Boulder. Prior to working at the Anschutz Health and Wellness…

Chipotle Salmon Tacos with Cilantro Lime Crema

Ingredients (serves four): 1⁄2 tsp. salt 1⁄2 tsp. pepper 1⁄2 tsp. garlic powder 1⁄2 tsp. chipotle pepper powder (or less depending on your spice preference) 1 lb. salmon- skin removed 2 Tbsp. olive oil 3⁄4 cup low-fat or fat-free Greek yogurt 1⁄2 cup fresh cilantro leaves 1 lime for zest and juice 8 corn tortillas…

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