The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on April 29, 2001 · Page 62
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 62

Salina, Kansas
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Sunday, April 29, 2001
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iVivaFajitas! Prap tima: 20 minut«« Cooking timo: 12 minutos 1 skirt steak, about 1 Vi pounds, cut into four equal lengtl^s 011 for coating meat and vegetables Salt and ground black pepper 3 to 4 tsps, ground cumin 3 medium garlic cloves, minced 3 Tbs. lime juice, plus additional for avocados (the Juice from about 2 limes) 2 avocados 1medium red onions (root end intact), peeled and halved lengthwise, each half then cut Into 6 wedges 1 Vi medium red and/or green peppers, seeded and cut into 6 wedges 12 large flour tortillas 1 cup reduced-fat sour cream Heat oven to lowest possible setting (usually 170 to 200 degrees) and heat a 12-inch cast-iron or heavy-bottomed non-stick skillet over medium-low heat. iv/\eanwhile, coat both sides of each piece of steak with just enough oil to get the seasonings to stick. Sprinkle each side with salt, black pepper and a portion of cumin, rubbing the seasonings into the meat. Set aside. Mix garlic and lime juice in a shallow, non-reactive baking pan (such as Pyrex); set near the stove. Peel the avocados and mash with more lime juice and salt to make a chunky guacamole. Set aside. A few minutes before cooking, increase heat to a strong medium-high and turn on exhaust fan. Add the two thickest pieces of steak to the skillet. Cook until seared on first side, about 3 minutes. Turn and cook on other side until seared, 2-3 minutes longer for medium. Transfer to the lime-garlic marinade; turn to completely coat with marinade. Place in warm oven. Add remaining two thinner pieces of steak to the hot skillet. Cook until seared, about 2 minutes per side for medium doneness. Transfer to marinade, turning to coat. Return to warm oven while peppers and onions cook. Pour off all but 2 Tbs. of fat from the skillet. Add the peppers and onions; saut6 until crisp-tender, about 8 minutes. Slice the meat thinly. Transfer it to a platter, along with the peppers and onions. If eating the meat all in one meal, pour the lime marinade over the meat. If not, pour it In a small bowl and pass it separately, along with the sour cream, mashed avocados and warm tortillas. (The fastest way to warm tortillas Is in a plastic bag in the microwave. Heated four at a time, they're ready in about 30 seconds. You also can steam them, or wrap in foil and heat in a warm oven.) Sarvas: 6. Par 2 f Bjltat: 808 calories, 37g protein, 76g carbohydrates, 40g fat (11g saturated), 6g fiber, 641 mg sodium. E3 THE FRACTURE-FIGHTERS. WOMEN AGAINST OSTEOPOROSIS. THE WARRIOR Determined not to inherit the curve in her grandmother's bacl<. THE ALLY Prescribes the only therapy proven to reduce spinal fractures in the very first yean THEIR WEAPON ACT NOW WITH it Aclonel. (risedronale sodium tablets) Nonhormonal prescription medicine If you've lost enough bone, you can be vulnerable to spinal fractures you may not always feel. Eventually, spinal fractures may cause your back to curve into dowager's hump. If you've seen that curve in your grandmother, mother or aunts, you may be at risk for osteoporosis. Some other risk factors include being Caucasian or Asian or smoking. Be aware, even extra calcium and exercise may not be enough to protect you from bone loss and fracture. In the battle against postmenopausal osteoporosis, your strongest ally is your doctor. Ask about Actonel. Not only can Actonel reverse bone loss, it helps your bones become more fracture resistant. You should not take Actonel if you have low blood calcium, severe kidney disease, or cannot sit or stand for 30 minutes. Stop taking Actonel and tell your doctor if you experience difficult or painful swallowing, chest pain or severe or continuing heartburn because these may be signs of serious upper digestive problems. Side effects are generally mild or moderate and may include stomach pain or upset, or constipation. Follow dosing instructions carefully. To learn more about Actonei and osteoporosis, talk to your healthcare provider, call toll-free 1-877-Actonel, or visit Women today don't have to accept bone loss the way our grandmothers did. Be a warrior. Fight fracture. W^I^^^I^M RESULT Only Actonel is proven to reduce spinal fractures in ttie very first year Turn the page for additional information on Actonel and osteoporosis. USA WEEKEND • April 27-29,2001 11

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