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Topic: Anti-Cancer Diet: Recipes!

Forum: Complementary and Holistic Medicine and Treatment — Complementary medicine refers to treatments that are used WITH standard treatment. Holistic medicine is a term used to describe therapies that attempt to treat the patient as a whole person.

Posted on: Jun 18, 2012 08:08AM

sweetbean wrote:

OK, folks, this thread is for your best and healthiest anti-cancer recipes.  This thread is NOT for arguing about diet.  If you see a recipe that doesn't fit your diet (say it contains tempeh and you don't like to eat soy), please don't post a criticism about it - just post YOUR favorite anti-cancer recipe.  I don't want to put any restrictions on ingredients, although I will recommend that anyone eating meat or dairy choose the organic, grass-fed variety. I'm also going to dig up the Clean Fifteen and the Dirty Dozen - the two lists of which fruits and veggies you should buy organic.

I'll kick it off with my Mango and Black Bean Salad! :)

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Jun 18, 2012 08:15AM sweetbean wrote:

Sweetbean's Mango and Black Bean Salad with Red Quinoa and Avocado

2 cans of Eden's Organic Black Beans (or 1 1/2 cups dried black beans, rinsed, soaked and cooked)

1/2 cup red quinoa

1 mango

1 avocado

1 tsp of cumin

juice of 2 limes

1/2 cup cilantro, chopped

kosher salt

Directions:

If using dried beans, prepare and cook them according to directions.  If using canned beans, whip out your can opener!  Cook the 1/2 cup of red quinoa in 1 cup of water.  Dice mango and avocado and chop cilantro.  Put beans in medium bowl, add quinoa and cumin and mix.  Add mango, avocado, lime juice, and cilantro.  Salt to taste. 

Can be eaten warm or chilled.  Enjoy!

Dx 11/18/2010, ILC, 5cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 2/15 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH)
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Jun 18, 2012 08:38AM - edited Jun 18, 2012 08:39AM by Heidihill

Heidi's Vermicelli Noodles with Green beans and Chicken

This is what I had last night. I don't do recipes, just go by the feel of it. But maybe someone can try to follow along.

Boil two chicken fillets in salted water with turmeric/curcumin and dash of pepper. Remove fillets and slice.

Add some water to the pot, boil and throw in frozen green beans. Boil again, remove from heat and soak mung bean vermicelli noodles covered for 3 minutes. Drain. Saute noodles in peanut oil with chicken, cilantro or parsley, and soysauce. Add more turmeric if desired. Add lemon juice. Salt and pepper to taste.

Dx 8/2007, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 2, 2/19 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Hormonal Therapy 3/25/2015 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Jun 18, 2012 09:19AM KatRNagain92 wrote:

Salad parfait! 

Layer the following in a tall container. 

1/4 cup feta cheese (this is the first ingredient at the bottom of the container)
1/4 cup chopped artichoke hearts 
1/4 cup black beans
1/4 cup chick peas
1/4 cup prepared quinoa
1/4 cup pinto beans
1/2 cup baby spinach (this is the last ingredient at the top) 

When you're ready to eat, just spread the layers out one by one on a salad plate starting with the baby spinach and working your way down and ending with the feta cheese.  I use a tart greek dressing.  Yum~!

Protocel took me from Stage IV to Stage No More in just 8 months. Today, I remain in complete radical remission with no evidence of disease. You can read my story by visiting my website. beatingcancerwithoutbreakingasweat.com
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Jun 18, 2012 09:33AM PLJ wrote:

Monkey Around Smoothie

1 cup mango, fresh or frozen

1 cup frozen blueberries

1 banana

3 leaves of kale

1/4 cup whole raw almonds

1 can Blue Monkey coconut water with pulp

A bit more water if needed to blend. I use organic ingredients and a Vitamix to blend well.

Living is not about worrying how much time you have but deciding what to do with the time that you have been given. Choose well. Dx: May 3/11. 1 cm Mixed Mucinous Carcinoma inside 6 cm DCIS Stage 1, Grade 2, 0/1 Node, Oncotype 16, ER+/PR+, Her2-
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Jun 18, 2012 09:47AM Momine wrote:

I will contribute roasted veggies, although it is not much of a recipe. But I make this about once a week.

Peel and cut in large chunks 2 sweet potatoes.

Peel and quarter 2 large onions. 

Peel 6-10 cloves garlic.

Wash 6 small zucchini and cut in chunks.

Scrub 4-6 beets well, trim ends (but no need to actually peel) and halve.

Toss all the veggies in large roasting pan and mix well with some olive oil, salt and pepper. Roast in oven, turning a few times, until tender and lightly browned.

Eat, hot or cold, with a little organic feta or goat cheese crumbled over the top. 

Dx 6/1/2011, ILC, 5cm, Stage IIIB, Grade 2, 7/23 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 6/20/2011 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Ellence (epirubicin), Fluorouracil (5-fluorouracil, 5-FU, Adrucil), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 9/13/2011 Mastectomy: Left, Right Radiation Therapy 1/9/2012 Surgery 3/8/2012 Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy 4/1/2012 Femara (letrozole)
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Jun 18, 2012 10:50AM KatRNagain92 wrote:

Momine...Yum!

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Jun 18, 2012 02:45PM sweetbean wrote:

Sweetbean's Portabello Burgers

2 Portabello mushrooms

1-2 cloves garlic chopped

1/4 cup Soy sauce

2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce

Chop garlic, combine with soy sauce and worcestershire sauce.  Marinate mushrooms in mixture for 20 minutes, gill side up with garlic and marinade in the gills.  Bake at 350 for 20 minutes, or grill gill side up.  If grilling, do NOT flip.

You can eat these mushrooms on top of spinach salad or as a burger on a whole wheat bun or sprouted grain english muffin. 

Dx 11/18/2010, ILC, 5cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 2/15 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH)
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Jun 18, 2012 02:46PM - edited Jun 18, 2012 02:47PM by sweetbean

This is the best thread that I have ever created!  :)

Momine, can you roast them on the grill in aluminum foil?

Dx 11/18/2010, ILC, 5cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 2/15 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH)
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Jun 18, 2012 03:09PM KatRNagain92 wrote:

Where's the like button sweetiebeanie?

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Jun 18, 2012 11:24PM mdg wrote:

Black Bean/Corn Salad

1 can Eden Organics Black Beans - rinsed

1/2 cup red onion, diced

1/2 red pepper, chopped

1 1/2 cup fresh corn (I use frozen/organic...I just thaw it or warm it and then cool it off)

1 cucumber - seeded and diced

2 large tomatoes, seeded and chopped

1/2 cup fresh cilantro - chopped

1/2 tsp garlic powder

2 tsp cumin

Salt and pepper to taste

Extra Virgin olive oil

Red wine vinegar

Juice from one lime

Mix all the veggies in a large bowl.  Add in some EVOO, vinegar and the juice from one lime.  Toss and serve.  It will stay good for a few days.  Sometimes I put it over a bed of spinach and just make a large salad out of it. 

Maria Visit my BC Blog at breastcancerwontdefineme.blogs... Dx 12/13/2010, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/22/2010 Lumpectomy: Right Surgery 1/26/2011 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 3/2/2011 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 5/18/2011 Surgery 6/21/2011 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 12/9/2011 Reconstruction (left): Nipple reconstruction; Reconstruction (right): Nipple reconstruction
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Jun 19, 2012 09:43AM sweetbean wrote:

Kat, I KNOW, right?  We need a like button!

These recipes look delicious!  Keep 'em coming!

Dx 11/18/2010, ILC, 5cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 2/15 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH)
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Jun 19, 2012 09:54AM Momine wrote:

Sweetbean, you probably could although I have not tried it.

I do portobellos too, but instead of soy, which I avoid, is use olive oil and a sprinkle of balsamic, then sliced garlic where the stem was and a slice of tomato and in the oven till cooked. 

Dx 6/1/2011, ILC, 5cm, Stage IIIB, Grade 2, 7/23 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 6/20/2011 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Ellence (epirubicin), Fluorouracil (5-fluorouracil, 5-FU, Adrucil), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 9/13/2011 Mastectomy: Left, Right Radiation Therapy 1/9/2012 Surgery 3/8/2012 Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy 4/1/2012 Femara (letrozole)
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Jun 19, 2012 05:45PM KatRNagain92 wrote:

Hey Momine...I hope you don't mind me embellishing on your roasted veggies.  This is one of my favorite things too...I like to add some panko crusted chicken breasts to a shallow roasting pan about 30 minutes into the veggies going.  Then, I push those more to one side, add the chicken breasts with coating (1/4 c panko, 1/4c grated Parmesan cheese and 1/4c olive oil mixed well together)

Since the veggies take more time (50-60min) and the chicken only takes 25 min you can stagger the cooking times for a one pan meal.  The flavors just marry each other and it's fabulous! :)

I wish it wasn't so hot out, I would make this tonight but think it's Bacon Lettuce and Tomato sandwiches instead!

Protocel took me from Stage IV to Stage No More in just 8 months. Today, I remain in complete radical remission with no evidence of disease. You can read my story by visiting my website. beatingcancerwithoutbreakingasweat.com
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Jun 19, 2012 06:06PM Momine wrote:

Not at all, sounds like a good idea.

Dx 6/1/2011, ILC, 5cm, Stage IIIB, Grade 2, 7/23 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 6/20/2011 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Ellence (epirubicin), Fluorouracil (5-fluorouracil, 5-FU, Adrucil), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 9/13/2011 Mastectomy: Left, Right Radiation Therapy 1/9/2012 Surgery 3/8/2012 Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy 4/1/2012 Femara (letrozole)
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Jun 19, 2012 06:36PM Mallory107 wrote:

Great thread!!  I hated Kale until I discovered Kale chips.  I just take chopped Kale and toss with olive oil and a little bit of salt.  Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes  (toss once during cooking)  I grate some parm over it when done.  I can eat a whole thing of Kale this way in one sitting!

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Jun 19, 2012 07:22PM KatRNagain92 wrote:

Thanks Mallory, I've never had Kale.  I'm going to try this though!

Protocel took me from Stage IV to Stage No More in just 8 months. Today, I remain in complete radical remission with no evidence of disease. You can read my story by visiting my website. beatingcancerwithoutbreakingasweat.com
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Jun 19, 2012 07:37PM Adey wrote:

Robo!  (Hi)

How much EVOO and Red Wine Vinegar?

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Jun 19, 2012 10:35PM mdg wrote:

I have made the kale chips too.  They were good! 

I also like to make spinach salad with red onions, sliced mushrooms, dried cranberries, chopped raw walnuts and goat cheese.  I toss it in EVOO and balsamic vinegar.  So good!

 As long as we are talking about roasted veggies...roasted cauliflower or brussel spouts are super good!

Just cut the cauliflower up and place it in a large bowl.  Toss it with EVOO.  Then add in garlic powder, S&P to your liking.  Spread it out on a cookie sheet.  Bake at 425 for about 40 minutes.  I toss the veggies while cooking every 15 minutes or so.  SO GOOD!

For brussel sprouts - just cut them in half.  Season and cook the same way.  I have also added chopped onions to these and tossed them in EVOO and a little balsamic.  The onions turn super sweet......nice mix with the brussel sprouts. 

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Jun 19, 2012 10:45PM BikerLee wrote:

Brussel sprouts are evil.... I've tried them so many times... And the best I've ever had them? The Brussel sprout lovers were in love... And I was saying - more for you!

Anyway.... Roasted veggies rule.... And if my child is watching, I will eat the Brussel sprouts.... But if he's not watching, then I give them to my sweetie....

Thick cut, organic oatmeal
Twice the volume of water
Heat to boiling....
Boil six minutes.
Let stand 15+ minutes (aging step is crucial)
Serve up a bowl
Add loads of cinnamon, tich of salt, and the sweetener of your choosing (agave or maple syrup or even turbinado sugar)
Surprised by the tich of salt? That brings out the extra cinnamonny yumminess.... Rally - just a teeny itty bitty amount.

Yum!

ALT: steel cut oatmeal... Use three c water to one cup oatmeal. Heat to boiling... Let boil for around ten minutes. Turn off. Cover. Walk away for a hour or so....

We make two cups of dried oatmeal at a time... And it lasts about two days incur house.... With me and the child both loving it. I like mine with loads of cinnamon, which apparently is really good for your blood sugar.

Fiber and cinnamon = good.....
Recipe = simple
Comforting for the belly....

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Jun 20, 2012 09:17AM mdg wrote:

I never liked brussel sprouts....but roasted they taste good. My five year old even eats them this way!

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Jun 20, 2012 04:03PM BikerLee wrote:

Your five year old can have mine!

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Jun 22, 2012 09:02AM sweetbean wrote:

Sweetbean's Quinoa and Mushroom Salad

2 Tbsp Olive Oil

1 small onion, diced

3/4 pounds assorted mushrooms (I like a package of shittake and 2 packages of button)

1 1/2 cup quinoa

3 cups vegetable broth (or chicken, if you prefer)

2 Tbsp chives, chopped

2 Tbsp dill, chopped

Heat oil in Dutch oven over medium high heat.  Add chopped onion and simmer until tender.  Add mushrooms and simmer until mushrooms soften and start to brown.  Reduce heat to medium and add broth and quinoa.  Cook until quinoa is cooked and broth is completely absorbed. 

Remove from heat and add dill and chives.  (I always wind up adding more herbs because I like them.)  Salt and pepper to taste.

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Jun 22, 2012 03:13PM - edited Jun 22, 2012 03:14PM by KatRNagain92

I made your dish above for lunch today Sweetbean and it was delicious!  I spooned it over organic blue chips and drizzled that greek dressing I like.  Yum! 

Even have plenty for tomorrow ! :)

Protocel took me from Stage IV to Stage No More in just 8 months. Today, I remain in complete radical remission with no evidence of disease. You can read my story by visiting my website. beatingcancerwithoutbreakingasweat.com
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Jun 22, 2012 03:28PM sweetbean wrote:

Yay!!!

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Jun 22, 2012 03:44PM - edited Jun 28, 2012 01:02PM by candygurl

Soya Sauce Substitute 

  • 4 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons unsulphured molasses
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 pinch white pepper
  • 1 pinch garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 cups organic beef broth or chicken broth
  • salt, to taste (if needed)

In a saucepan over medium heat, stir together all of the ingredients, except salt. Bring to a boil. Continue to boil gently until liquid is reduced to about 1 cup, for about 15 minutes.

Store the sauce tightly covered, in the refrigerator for up to a week. Shake before using. (Use as a substitute for Soy Sauce or Worcestershire Sauce.)

Makes 1-cup sauce.

For other natural recipes go to www.cookinggodsway.com I love this site!

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Jun 27, 2012 12:34AM Marilyn33 wrote:

Here's a good website loaded with information about what to eat and what not to eat, as well as recipes:

http://eatandbeatcancer.wordpress.com/

Enjoy!! It certainly is a learning experience for me, but feeling much more healthy than before.

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Jun 27, 2012 01:40PM mimikitty wrote:

Thanks for sharing that great link Marilyn.  I am going to try the soy sauce substitute that zuvart provided.  I miss soy most of all!

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Jun 27, 2012 02:18PM Momine wrote:

Sweetbean, that sounds really good. Thanks!

Dx 6/1/2011, ILC, 5cm, Stage IIIB, Grade 2, 7/23 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 6/20/2011 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Ellence (epirubicin), Fluorouracil (5-fluorouracil, 5-FU, Adrucil), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 9/13/2011 Mastectomy: Left, Right Radiation Therapy 1/9/2012 Surgery 3/8/2012 Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy 4/1/2012 Femara (letrozole)
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Jun 27, 2012 02:28PM Tazzy wrote:

I haven't a recipe to add yet... just saw this thread - what a great idea.  thanks for starting sweetbean.  Added to my favs

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Jun 28, 2012 06:17AM Momine wrote:

Specially for Joy ;) and adapted from Joy of Cooking, when you just need some carby goodness, but you want to be sort of good all the same.

Oatmeal scones:

Turn oven on to 425 (225 celcius) and line a baking sheet with non-stick baking paper.

In a bowl whisk together well:

1.5 cups buckwheat flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon stevia
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
a bit of lemon zest
1.25 cups rolled oats

Add 0.5 cup chopped nuts and 0.5 cups blueberries, fresh or frozen.

In a separate bowl, mix 0.5 cups oil (I use olive, but grapeseed oil would probably work better), 0.5 cups kefir or low-fat milk and two eggs.

Add wet to dry with a spatula. You will get a stiff sort of batter. Dump it on the baking sheet and pat it into a circle, about 3/4 inch thick, with the spatula. Cut it into 8 wedges with a sharp knife, but do not separate them. Bake 15-20 minutes, until nicely browned, and immediately transfer to wire rack to cool a bit.

Dx 6/1/2011, ILC, 5cm, Stage IIIB, Grade 2, 7/23 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 6/20/2011 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Ellence (epirubicin), Fluorouracil (5-fluorouracil, 5-FU, Adrucil), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 9/13/2011 Mastectomy: Left, Right Radiation Therapy 1/9/2012 Surgery 3/8/2012 Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy 4/1/2012 Femara (letrozole)

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