Cooking for Cancer

Filed Under: Recipes, Food and Nutrition

Rebecca Katz, author of The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen, believes that “a grounding activity such as cooking and eating well can provide more than nourishment; it can offer a huge psychological boost.”

Her philosophy is consistent with that of Dr. Sinatra. He believes that you should eat fresh organically grown food as much as possible, and to create meals that are fun-to-make, and nourishing to eye, palate, and body.

Katz employs the “power of yum” to meal planning tips for chemotherapy, and all her recipes. As a nurse, a mom, and a family member, I know all too well the importance of information and strategies that empowers an individual—as well as their family and friends—during a health challenge.      

For fun, try one of the quicker recipes from The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen:

Avocado Dressing
Use to top salads, fish, or chicken

¾ C water                   
1 clove garlic, chopped                     
1 tsp agave nectar
2 TBSP extra-virgin olive oil           
½ tsp sea salt
2 TBSP brown rice vinegar           
½ ripe avocado
2 TBSP freshly squeezed lime juice       
¼ C loosely packed chopped fresh basil

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth and creamy.
  2. Store in airtight container. Keeps one to two days.

25 Calories; 2.4 g Total Fat ( .3g saturated, 1.7 g mono-unsaturated); 1g carbohydrates; 0 protein; O Fiber; 75mg Sodium

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DISCLAIMER: The content of is offered on an informational basis only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the guidance of a qualified health provider before making any adjustment to a medication or treatment you are currently using, and/or starting any new medication or treatment. All recommendations are "generally informational" and not specifically applicable to any individual's medical problems, concerns and/or needs.

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