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Tasty Ideas to Reduce Cancer Risk

Heterocyclic amines (HCAs) are potent cancer-causing agents. They form when meat is cooked at high temperatures. HCAs also form with frying, broiling and smoking, but not baking. High intake of grilled meat is linked with cancers of the colon, breast, prostate and pancreas. HCAs build up on all flesh foods—meat, poultry and fish (not fruit …

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Broccoli Salad

Ingredients: 4 cups fresh broccoli florets 1/3 cup finely chopped red onion 1/2 cup dried cranberries 1/2 cup sunflower seeds   Dressing: 1 TBSP fresh lemon juice 1/4 cup mayonnaise 1/2 cup plain probiotic yogurt   Method: 1.  Prepare ingredients 2.  Steam the broccoli for 1 minute 3.  Remove broccoli from the steamer and add to …

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7 Herbs Every Cancer Survivor Should Grow

Herb Information Table

I can’t think of a cancer-fighting goal that could be easier than growing (and enjoying) fresh herbs in your garden. When cancer researchers suggest that you eat a “plant-based diet”, I think many people think of vegetables and fruits, whole grains and legumes. But I think most forget that herbs and spices are an important …

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Rooibos, The Red Tea

Homemade Spiced Chai Tea

The rooibos plant grows in South Africa. Botanically, it is a member of the legume family and has long skinny needles, like needles or broomsticks. In South Africa, when you make tea from these leaves it is called Bush Tea. Like black tea, red rooibos tea has been oxidized from its original green colour. But …

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Jean’s Chocolate Hazelnut Spread

I love nutella, but don’t like that it has more sugar than hazelnuts! To get all the details on how nutella compares with other commercial chocolate hazelnut spreads read my blog post called “Sugar with Added Hazelnuts”. I’ve looked online for recipes for homemade versions. All of them have you roasting and skinning hazelnuts…oy vey! …

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Hazelnut Cake

This is my favourite cake recipe. How much do I love it? Well, it’s been my birthday cake for the last 5 years running. Pretty much since I was introduced to it. The original recipe came from my mother-in-law who is a self-taught cook who, legend has it, can create an exact replica of any …

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Roasted Fall Vegetable Medley

Ingredients: 3-4 Carrots 3-4 Parsnips 1 Sweet potato 2 Sweet onions 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar 1/4 tsp Rosemary 1/4 tsp Thyme You can use any combination of fall vegetables. Others that work well with this recipe include leeks, squash and beets. Method: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Peel …

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Curry Chickpea and Avocado Spread

This recipe is one of my favourites and I prepared it on a recent appearance on Rogers Daytime Peel. Curry Chickpea and Avocado Sandwich 1 1/2 tsp curry powder 1/2 tsp ground turmeric (see tip below) 1/4 cup mayonnaise 1 can chickpeas (rinsed and drained or 2 cups cooked) 1/4 cup chopped walnuts, toasted 1/4 cup …

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Jean’s Tomato Sauce

While I have been know to buy a couple of bushels of tomatoes at the end of summer and get busy with a full-day project of making and bottling my own tomato sauce, I didn’t do it last year and my homemade sauce has run out. I then turned to using bottled tomato sauce from the …

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