Tag: vegetables

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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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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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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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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What is that Wax on my Produce?

White Wax Build-up on Plum

When researching What is the Best Way to Clean Produce? (click here to read), I found a website selling a fruit cleaning spray. The spokesperson said,  “at least 85% of most commercially grown produce is waxed. There is a plethora of things that are trapped under the surface from dirt to contaminants, microbes, things that you pretty much wouldn’t want to ingest” …

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PLU Numbers on Produce

PLU stands for Price Look Up. These are the codes that the cashier will scan when you check out at the supermarket. The International Federation for Produce Standards (IFPS) is a voluntary organization for the fresh produce industry. The IFPS coordinates the use of these standardized PLU codes. Their objective is to support an efficient …

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What is the Best Way to Clean Produce?

Bruise and Mold on Peach

Vegetable washes, vinegar, distilled water, tap water, soap—what is the best way to wash fruits and vegetables? Before I answer that question, I have another one. Why is this topic important for thriving after cancer? It’s important because eating fruits and vegetables are a super important part of a cancer-fighting diet. We hear so much …

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Should I Become Vegetarian to Prevent Cancer?

Organics

The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition just published a study on the incidence of cancer in Vegetarians compared to fish eaters and meat eaters. The study combined the data of two prospective studies. Prospective means “looking forward” so in this type of observational study, subjects without cancer are enrolled and asked to complete dietary and …

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Top-10 Take-Aways from Dietitians Oncology Conference 2014

1. Diet and obesity are second to smoking as a cause of cancer. Obesity causes inflammation in organs and visceral fat (the fat that is packed around our organs, as opposed to sub-cutaneous fat, which is just below the skin). Weight loss is a good strategy for cancer risk reduction. 2. From 2004 to present, …

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