Charred butternut squash enchiladas with black beans and kale, blue corn tortillas, and roasted poblano cashew cream

Recipe
Charred butternut squash enchiladas with black beans and kale, blue corn tortillas, and roasted poblano cashew cream

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chef
Jason B. Patel

Clinician sponsor
Dr. Yami Cazorla-Lancaster

 

 

 

Why did you choose these ingredients?
We wanted to make sure we highlighted local, sustainable ingredients grown on our Virginia Mason Memorial’s onsite cafe garden and supplement additional ingredients from our lower valley’s Imperial’s Garden, a family-owned-and-operated produce company in Wapato, Wash. With the fall harvest of our butternut squash and baby kale, we wanted to make an authentic Mexican dish that showcases our diverse community.

Where did you get your ingredients?
We grew the butternut squash and baby kale in our onsite garden, and the peppers came from a local farm in our valley.
What is the best thing about your job?
What I Like most about my job is the variety of hats I get to wear throughout the day. Managing a department of over 50 people, I am always running around trying to help where I am needed. No two days are ever the same and I enjoy being kept on my toes. Dr. Yami and I have worked together on plant-based menu ideas for the café, Early Learning Center, physician catering events, and other hospital-sponsored events. She is the best!

Watch Chef Jason Patel and Dr. Yami Cazorla-Lancaster discuss bringing their culinary and clinical skills to the table, collaborating to create mouthwatering plant-based recipes. https://www.facebook.com/veggiefitkids/videos/1594524650611830/

 

Did you know?
Serving plant-based meals that do not include animal products can help reduce antibiotic use and reduce your environmental footprint. However, medically important antibiotics are sometimes used as pesticides in conventional fruit production, especially apples, pears, and oranges. Buying certified organic produce will ensure antibiotics were not used. Learn more about antibiotic use in agriculture >>

Holiday Streakin’ Fitness Challenge

Healthy employees are happier employees! Yakima Herald reporter Mai Hoang interviews Dr. Tanny Davenport about the benefits of being fit. The benefits are many and you can do it, too!

YAKIMA, Wash. — Dr. Tanny Davenport often recommends exercise for his patients. Davenport isn’t all talk: He exercises daily.

“When I don’t exercise, I actually have less energy,” said Davenport, chief medical officer for Signal Health. “(Exercise) is definitely for both my mental and physical health.”

Read the full article at http://www.yakimaherald.com/news/local/holiday-streakin-fitness-challenge-regular-workouts-may-help-us-be/article_5c692abe-d8b7-11e7-beee-6fb802b94723.html

Classes and Events This Week

Events for December 3 – 9
Sun
Dec 3
Ace Hardware’s Round Up for Kids CampaignNov. 24 – Dec. 24
Visit any participating Ace Hardware location for your opportunity to round your purchase’s total up to the nearest dollar and have the change donated to the CMNH program at Memorial.
Mon
Dec 4
Ace Hardware’s Round Up for Kids CampaignNov. 24 – Dec. 24
Visit any participating Ace Hardware location for your opportunity to round your purchase’s total up to the nearest dollar and have the change donated to the CMNH program at Memorial.
1:30 pm Scrapbooking
North Star Lodge
Ends @
3:30
Enjoy fellowship and creativity as you learn new techniques for scrapbooking, cards and decorations.  All scrapbooking materials are provided at no charge, just bring your own photos.
5:00 pm Apoyo para el Cancer -Las mujeres
Wellness House
Ends @
6:00
Apoyo para el Cancer

  • 1st Martes, Las Mujeres
  • 2nd Martes, Hombres y Mujeres
6:00 pm Pre-natal Yoga
Memorial Education Center
Ends @
7:00
Pre-natal Yoga helps decrease tension, improve flexibility and
strength, prepare for the birthing process, and cultivate a connection
between mother and child. No Yoga experience necessary!  If you…
6:30 pm Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Bilingual Zumba
Washington Avenue Event Center
Ends @
7:30
We want you to be healthy for everything that life offers! Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital and Kohl’s Cares has teamed up to bring you Healthy For Life, a program dedicated to bring you exercise clas…
Saludable de por vida -Zumba bilingüe
Washington Avenue Event Center
Ends @
7:30
Porque queremos que estén sanos para todo lo que ofrece la vida, Virginia Mason Memorial y Kohl’s Cares se han unido para ofrecerles el programa Healthy For Life, un programa dedicado a ofrecerle clas…
Tue
Dec 5
Ace Hardware’s Round Up for Kids CampaignNov. 24 – Dec. 24
Visit any participating Ace Hardware location for your opportunity to round your purchase’s total up to the nearest dollar and have the change donated to the CMNH program at Memorial.
9:00 am Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Morning Zumba
Studio Z
Ends @
10:00
We want you to be healthy for everything that life offers! Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital and Kohl’s Cares has teamed up to bring you Healthy For Life, a program dedicated to bring you exercise clas…
10:00 am Memorial walking group -Fall hours
Kissel Park
Ends @
11:00
Welcome to the Memorial walking group.  Our goal is to provide a weekly opportunity for physical activity and socialization. The walking session will be supervised by a certified trainer from Memorial…
12:00 pm North Star Knitters
North Star Lodge
Ends @
2:00
Cast on to this active, fun-loving group of knitters (many survivors) and learn to knit, crochet and teach others. All the yarn is provided and the laughs are free. Ask your oncologist or nurse about…
12:30 pm Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Gentle Chair Fitness (age 60+)
Southeast Community Center
Ends @
1:30
We want you to be healthy for everything that life offers! Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital and Kohl’s Cares has teamed up to bring you Healthy For Life, a program dedicated to bring you exercise clas…
2:00 pm Prevent T2 for Diabetes Prevention Program Alumni
Lakeview
Ends @
3:00
Are you missing the support of a weekly meeting?  Struggling to stay on track with your goals?  Join us!  We are now offering PreventT2, building on lessons learned from the original DPP classes and i…
6:00 pm Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Bilingual Zumba
Washington Avenue Event Center
Ends @
7:00
We want you to be healthy for everything that life offers! Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital and Kohl’s Cares has teamed up to bring you Healthy For Life, a program dedicated to bring you exercise clas…
Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Gentle Yoga
YOCO
Ends @
7:00
We want you to be healthy for everything that life offers! Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital and Kohl’s Cares has teamed up to bring you Healthy For Life, a program dedicated to bring you exercise clas…
Saludable de por vida -Zumba bilingüe
Washington Avenue Event Center
Ends @
7:00
Porque queremos que estén sanos para todo lo que ofrece la vida, Virginia Mason Memorial y Kohl’s Cares se han unido para ofrecerles el programa Healthy For Life, un programa dedicado a ofrecerle clas…
7:00 pm Diabetes Dialog Support Group – Evening Session
Memorial Diabetes Management and Wellness
Ends @
8:00
Diabetes Dialog Support Group Classes are offered twice per month except June, July and August.  Please call to register for March and December programs. (509) 249-5243

Diabetes and My Significant…

Wed
Dec 6
Ace Hardware’s Round Up for Kids CampaignNov. 24 – Dec. 24
Visit any participating Ace Hardware location for your opportunity to round your purchase’s total up to the nearest dollar and have the change donated to the CMNH program at Memorial.
11:00 am Healing Hearts -Cardiac support group
Memorial Cardiac Rehabilitation
Ends @
12:00
“Improve the quality of your life, and heal your heart again” (W. Berland, Ph.D.)

Healing Hearts is a twice monthly support group for patients who have had cardiac treatment, rehabilitation or heart…

12:00 pm Advanced Care Planning, 5 Wishes Seminar
Memorial Hospital Auditorium
Ends @
1:00
Advance Directives Training: Does your physician know what medical treatment you want – and don’t want – in the event that you’re in an accident or diagnosed with a terminal illness? Does your family…
Breastfeeding Support
Memorial Maternal Health
Ends @
1:30
Do you ever ask?
“Will I be able to breastfeed after my baby is born”?
“Am I doing this right?”
“Is this supposed to hurt like this?”
“Is my baby getting enough to eat?”
You are not alone. All…
Living with Loss Course/Support group (Feb 22 to March 15)
Cottage in the Meadow
Ends @
1:00
A 4-week discussion based course and support group. Each individual can share as much or as little as they wish. Leader will provide discussion topics and support related materials throughout the cour…
5:00 pm Grupo de Apoyo de Padre a Padre en Español -Sunnyside Ends @
6:30
El Programa de Padre a Padre ofrece apoyo emocional e información a familias criando a niños con necesidades especiales de salud o atrasos en el desarrollo. Los Eventos y las clases patrocinadas por P…
6:00 pm Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Bilingual Yoga
YOCO
Ends @
7:00
We want you to be healthy for everything that life offers! Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital and Kohl’s Cares has teamed up to bring you Healthy For Life, a program dedicated to bring you exercise clas…
Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Bilingual Zumba
Washington Avenue Event Center
Ends @
7:00
We want you to be healthy for everything that life offers! Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital and Kohl’s Cares has teamed up to bring you Healthy For Life, a program dedicated to bring you exercise clas…
Saludable de por vida – Yoga bilingüe
YOCO
Ends @
7:00
Saludable de por vida – Yoga bilingüe
Una práctica simple de yoga que combina la respiración consciente y el movimiento. Con instrucción en inglés y español.
• Miercoles y jueves (6:00 a 7:00 p.m.)
•…
Saludable de por vida -Zumba bilingüe
Washington Avenue Event Center
Ends @
7:00
Porque queremos que estén sanos para todo lo que ofrece la vida, Virginia Mason Memorial y Kohl’s Cares se han unido para ofrecerles el programa Healthy For Life, un programa dedicado a ofrecerle clas…
Thu
Dec 7
Ace Hardware’s Round Up for Kids CampaignNov. 24 – Dec. 24
Visit any participating Ace Hardware location for your opportunity to round your purchase’s total up to the nearest dollar and have the change donated to the CMNH program at Memorial.
9:00 am Diabetes Wellness Session 1 of 4 (Classes at 9 am or 1 pm)
Memorial Diabetes Management and Wellness
Ends @
11:30
This Diabetes Wellness program is for patients who are newly diagnosed with diabetes, or those seeking to gain additional education to self manage their diabetes.  The class is delivered in 4 sessions…
Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Morning Zumba
Studio Z
Ends @
10:00
We want you to be healthy for everything that life offers! Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital and Kohl’s Cares has teamed up to bring you Healthy For Life, a program dedicated to bring you exercise clas…
12:00 pm Better Breathers Club
Memorial Cardiac Rehabilitation
Ends @
1:00
Better Breathers Club is a support group for anyone with COPD. Families are welcome.
Cancer support -Women supporting women
Wellness House
Ends @
1:00
From the first day of cancer diagnosis and for the rest of your life- you are a survivor!  Find hope, encouragement and connection with other women survivors.
Sound Sleep-Sound Rest -Intro and Full Session
North Star Lodge
Ends @
2:00
A cancer diagnosis can cause anxiety, stress and sometimes depression for patients and their caregivers. There are natural ways to combat these side effects and it’s something anyone can learn.

An…

Women Supporting Women Through Cancer
Wellness House
Ends @
1:00
From the moment of diagnosis and for the rest of your life you are a survivor!  Within the Support Group find Hope, Encouragement and a Connection with other women just like you!  It does not matter w…
12:30 pm Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Gentle Chair Fitness (age 60+)
Southeast Community Center
Ends @
1:30
We want you to be healthy for everything that life offers! Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital and Kohl’s Cares has teamed up to bring you Healthy For Life, a program dedicated to bring you exercise clas…
1:00 pm Diabetes Wellness Session 1 of 4 (Classes at 9 am or 1 pm)
Memorial Diabetes Management and Wellness
Ends @
3:30
This Diabetes Wellness program is for patients who are newly diagnosed with diabetes, or those seeking to gain additional education to self manage their diabetes.  The class is delivered in 4 sessions…
6:00 pm Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Bilingual Yoga
YOCO
Ends @
7:00
We want you to be healthy for everything that life offers! Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital and Kohl’s Cares has teamed up to bring you Healthy For Life, a program dedicated to bring you exercise clas…
Saludable de por vida – Yoga bilingüe
YOCO
Ends @
7:00
Saludable de por vida – Yoga bilingüe
Una práctica simple de yoga que combina la respiración consciente y el movimiento. Con instrucción en inglés y español.
• Miercoles y jueves (6:00 a 7:00 p.m.)
•…
6:30 pm Boot Camp For New Dads
Memorial Education Center
Ends @
8:30
This is a program where veteran dads (experienced fathers who bring in their babies) orient rookies (fathers to be) on the realities of fatherhood. Topics covered: caring for new moms, importance of t…
Fri
Dec 8
Ace Hardware’s Round Up for Kids CampaignNov. 24 – Dec. 24
Visit any participating Ace Hardware location for your opportunity to round your purchase’s total up to the nearest dollar and have the change donated to the CMNH program at Memorial.
9:00 am DASH and Mediterranean Diets (classes at 9 & 11 am and 3 pm)
Memorial Cardiac Rehabilitation
Ends @
10:00
DASH and Mediterranean Diets – Do you have high blood pressure or cholesterol? If so, then the DASH Diet or Mediterranean Diet might be right for you. Learn how implementing these healthy eating plans…
11:00 am DASH and Mediterranean Diets (classes at 9 & 11 am and 3 pm)
Memorial Cardiac Rehabilitation
Ends @
12:00
DASH and Mediterranean Diets – Do you have high blood pressure or cholesterol? If so, then the DASH Diet or Mediterranean Diet might be right for you. Learn how implementing these healthy eating plans…
2:30 pm Solo para mamografías—rayos X de senos.
‘Ohana Mammography Center
Ends @
4:30
Cuide de lo que verdaderamente es importante – su Salud.

¿No tiene cobertura médica?
‘Ohana tiene información de programas que ayudan a cubrir el costo de este importante examen.
Llame para más…

Walk-in Clinic for Screening Mammograms
‘Ohana Mammography Center
Ends @
5:30
`Ohana, Memorials Mammography center, offers a walk-in clinic for screening mammograms, Fridays, 2:30–5:30 p.m No appointment is necessary and interpreters are available. The name of the doctor receiv…
3:00 pm DASH and Mediterranean Diets (classes at 9 & 11 am and 3 pm)
Memorial Cardiac Rehabilitation
Ends @
4:00
DASH and Mediterranean Diets – Do you have high blood pressure or cholesterol? If so, then the DASH Diet or Mediterranean Diet might be right for you. Learn how implementing these healthy eating plans…
Sat
Dec 9
Ace Hardware’s Round Up for Kids CampaignNov. 24 – Dec. 24
Visit any participating Ace Hardware location for your opportunity to round your purchase’s total up to the nearest dollar and have the change donated to the CMNH program at Memorial.

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Upcoming Events for December 10 – 16
Sun Dec 10 Ace Hardware’s Round Up for Kids CampaignNov. 24 – Dec. 24
Mon Dec 11 9:00 am Guest Speaker: Diabetes Educator (class offered at 11 am and 3 pm)) (Memorial Cardiac Rehabilitation)
11:00 am Guest Speaker: Diabetes Educator (class offered at 11 am and 3 pm)) (Memorial Cardiac Rehabilitation)
11:30 am Lamplight Bible Study/Support Group (North Star Lodge)
1:00 pm Diabetes Prevention Support Program (Memorial Education Center)
1:30 pm Scrapbooking (North Star Lodge)
3:00 pm Guest Speaker: Diabetes Educator (class offered at 11 am and 3 pm)) (Memorial Cardiac Rehabilitation)
4:30 pm Living Healthy with Diabetes (Memorial Cornerstone Medicine)
5:00 pm Apoyo para el Cancer -Hombres y Las mujeres (Wellness House)
5:30 pm Gathering at Powerhouse* (The Powerhouse Grill)
6:00 pm Pre-natal Yoga Updated! (Memorial Education Center)
6:30 pm Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Bilingual Zumba (Washington Avenue Event Center)
Saludable de por vida -Zumba bilingüe (Washington Avenue Event Center)
Tue Dec 12 9:00 am DASH and Mediterranean Diets (classes at 9 & 11 am and 3 pm) (Memorial Cardiac Rehabilitation)
Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Morning Zumba (Studio Z)
10:00 am Memorial walking group -Fall hours (Kissel Park)
11:00 am DASH and Mediterranean Diets (classes at 9 & 11 am and 3 pm) (Memorial Cardiac Rehabilitation)
12:00 pm North Star Knitters (North Star Lodge)
12:30 pm Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Gentle Chair Fitness (age 60+) (Southeast Community Center)
2:00 pm Prevent T2 for Diabetes Prevention Program Alumni (Lakeview)
3:00 pm DASH and Mediterranean Diets (classes at 9 & 11 am and 3 pm) (Memorial Cardiac Rehabilitation)
Look Good-Feel Better (Wellness House)
6:00 pm Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Bilingual Zumba (Washington Avenue Event Center)
Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Gentle Yoga (YOCO)
Saludable de por vida -Zumba bilingüe (Washington Avenue Event Center)
Wed Dec 13 11:00 am Living Alone support group (Cottage in the Meadow)
12:00 pm Breastfeeding Support (Memorial Maternal Health)
Cancer support for Men, Women and families (Wellness House)
Living with Loss Course/Support group (Feb 22 to March 15) (Cottage in the Meadow)
1:00 pm Better Breathers Club (Memorial Cardiac Rehabilitation)
5:30 pm Breast Cancer Support Group (‘Ohana Mammography Center)
6:00 pm Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Bilingual Yoga (YOCO)
Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Bilingual Zumba (Washington Avenue Event Center)
Saludable de por vida – Yoga bilingüe (YOCO)
Saludable de por vida -Zumba bilingüe (Washington Avenue Event Center)
Thu Dec 14 9:00 am Diabetes Wellness Session 1 of 4 (Classes at 9 am or 1 pm) (Memorial Diabetes Management and Wellness)
Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Morning Zumba (Studio Z)
11:00 am Family & Friends Cancer education/support (Wellness House)
12:00 pm Sound Sleep-Sound Rest -Intro and Full Session (North Star Lodge)
12:30 pm Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Gentle Chair Fitness (age 60+) (Southeast Community Center)
1:00 pm Diabetes Wellness Session 1 of 4 (Classes at 9 am or 1 pm) (Memorial Diabetes Management and Wellness)
6:00 pm Kohl’s Healthy for Life Exercise -Bilingual Yoga (YOCO)
Saludable de por vida – Yoga bilingüe (YOCO)
6:30 pm Baby Basics (Memorial Education Center)
Fri Dec 15 9:00 am Parent to Parent Crafting Group (Children’s Village)
2:30 pm Solo para mamografías—rayos X de senos. (‘Ohana Mammography Center)
Walk-in Clinic for Screening Mammograms (‘Ohana Mammography Center)
Sat Dec 16 8:00 am NEW CLASS! C.A.B.S. Child and Babysitting Safety Updated! (Lakeview)
9:00 am Childbirth Education -1 day class, Saturday (Memorial Education Center)

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