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Cancer-Smart Salad Dressing

I first encountered this salad dressing when I was attending a weekend retreat and I asked for the recipe right away! After getting a copy of the recipe, I made my own tweaks to improve its nutritional quality and its cancer-fighting ability but keep the same great taste. Yum! I hope you like it.   …

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Fennel Tea, a Great After Meal Digestive

While most of my research on spices and herbs has focused on their ability to fight cancer and their role in a cancer-fighting diet, spices have far ranging medical attributes that have been used for centuries. Fennel is a plant with a large bulb, tall hollow stalks with feathery fronds and a flower with seeds. …

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Peanut Tofu with Quinoa and Leeks

November is the time to start preparing warm dinners that make your house smell intoxicating when you walk in from the cool outdoor air. They comfort you with their seasoning and fortify you with their healthy ingredients. This is one of those recipes. Enjoy! Ingredients: 900ml carton of vegetable broth 1 28oz can of chopped …

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Artichoke and Mushroom Pasta with Sun Dried Tomato and Goat Cheese

This is a Jean LaMantia original recipe. I’ve been making this dish for years. It’s evolved over the years to its current standard. One ingredient—the marinated artichoke hearts—has been in the recipe since its beginning. Here is what you will need for the recipe: Serves 6. Ingredients: Whole grain pasta 2 Bunches green onions 2 …

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Avocado on Rosemary Crackers with Fresh Peas

My daughter created this appetizer. We love the combination of smashed avocado on Rosemary Triscuits. She added the fresh peas in a moment of creative inspiration! Ingredients: Crackers Avocado Fresh Peas Method: Scoop out fresh avocado. Place about 1 TBSP on a cracker and press down with a fork. Top with 3 fresh peas. Voilà. …

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Apple Puff Pancake

Fall time brings back many great memories for me. I grew up in a family business. My father was the owner of Country Market, a fruit store just south of Lindsay, in central Ontario, well known for its fresh local produce. I worked there growing up and one of my jobs was to work in …

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Guacamole

Guacamole

I’ve been making this guacamole recipe for a few years. I adjust the ratio of the ingredients based on what I have available and who is eating it. It’s delicious and goes fast! Ingredients: 1 ripe avocado 1 small-medium sized tomato 1 slice of onion 1 slice – 1 whole jalapeno 1-2 tsp fresh lime …

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Easiest Gazpacho Ever

Gazpacho Soup

I have been to Spain and tasted delicious cold summer gazpacho. At first it felt a little odd to be eating soup cold, but then that was forgotten as I felt really indulgent—I was able to enjoy my favourite summer fruit/vegetable (depending if you are a botanist or a chef)—tomatoes! I don’t know the original …

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Super Green Parsley Pesto

Parsley

Herbs are more than just a garnish. A garnish is added to a meal for its flavour or visual appeal. I often think of parsley as just a decoration to a meat or cheese tray. Well, herbs are definitely more than decoration! Many herbs have been shown to have important anti-cancer and other medicinal properties. …

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Blueberries for Cancer Prevention

Blueberries, Anthocyanidins and the Cancer Cell

Blueberries are not only beautiful and delicious; they are partners in our fight against cancer. Much of the health benefit of blueberries is credited to a group of pigments called Anthocyanidins. These are responsible for blue, red, pink, mauve and orange colours in fruits and vegetables.  While we don’t know for sure how these work …

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