From Block Center for Integrative Cancer Treatment
Quinoa (pronounced “keen-wah”) is a wonderful source of protein! It’s considered a complete protein because it contains all nine essential amino acids. It’s also rich in minerals and fiber.
Kale Salad - from "Out Cooking It - Recipes from Cancer Survivors & Supporters" edited by Elim Yeoh
salt 1/4 pepper a few grinds
olive oil 1 tbsp walnut or avocado oil would work as well
almonds 1/3 cup or nuts of choice
avocado 1 whole large, diced
red onion 1/4 whole small to medium sized, thinly sliced or diced
raisins 1/3 cup currants or dried fruit of choice, could also use apples
apple cider vinegar 1 tbsp.
COOKWARE small sauce pan, large bowl
1. Soak kale in water to loosen any dirt. Wash individual leaves as you de-stem them (pull leaf away from thickest parts of stem). Shake kale dry, chiffonade (stack, roll and slice into thin ribbons) put in a large bowl.
2. Sprinkle salt, pepper, and olive oil over kale and, using your hands, massage the kale for 2-3 minutes. After about a minute you'll notice a big difference in the leaves - they'll start to soften and turn a dark green almost as though you were steaming them. When done, drain off any liquid that collects on bottom of bowl (mayor may not happen) and set kale aside.
3. Optional: Heat a small sauce pan, toss in the nuts, toasting until nuts start to brown slightly. Shake pan on occasion to ensure even browning and to avoid burning - which is SO easy to do. (I normally just put the almonds in without cooking them.) I use almonds because that's what I usually have on hand. However, walnuts, pecans or even sunflower would be great in this salad too.
4. Remove nuts from pan and give them a rough on your cutting board. Then add nuts to bowl of kale.
5. Add diced avocado, onions and raisins (currants or your fave dried fruit cut into raisin-sized pieces - just use whatever you have on hand) to bowl.
6. Sprinkle apple cider vinegar evenly over bowl of goodies, then toss the whole thing with tongs until all ingredients are thoroughly mixed.
Food and Nutrition are some of the most important tools for fighting cancer. Often a cancer diagnosis forces a patient to re-evaluate what and how they eat.
This page contains links to healthy eating resources and specific sites for persons battling cancer. It also promotes healthy cooking and eating for families.
These are some of the impactful changes that Genevieve made to her diet:
* use of organic fruits and vegetables * eating beans, nuts, seeds *Whole grains
*Limiting wheat (gluten) *Limiting meat *Limiting dairy *Limiting processed foods
*No added sugar *No soy (tofu) - the debate is still ongoing about soy
Cancer Fighting Stars
Fresh Foods For Families Program
Fresh Foods For Families is a unique opportunity to observe a Natural Chef demonstrate how to prepare family friendly whole foods, coupled with a commentary on the nutritional elements by a Nutrition expert. A discussion about how to develop healthy eating habits follows the demonstration.
The program features numerous easy to prepare dishes that the entire family will love to eat, important and little known cooking and food preparation information, nutrition basics for all ages, tips to get fussy eaters to enjoy their meals, an opportunity to ask questions of the Chef and Nutrition expert, and more. Guests are able to taste the dishes and take home samples.
*No kitchen is required – our Chef brings some prepared dishes and demonstrates others. A table and electric outlets are all that is needed. *Each guest receives a copy of Genevieve’s Helping Hands Cook Book and nutrition handouts
*The program is approximately one hour
*There is no charge – we ask for donations to cover our expenses
To Schedule a Program Contact: Anne Rickmeyer at 516-500-3702
Cancer Fighting Kale
Anti-inflmmatory - Brassicas, part of the family of crucerifous vegetables
Contains loads of a compound called indole-3-carbinol. May change the way estrogen is metabolized.
Cancer Fighting Resources
The Cancer Fighting Kitchen Cookbook - Rebecca Katz
Out Cooking It - Recipes from cancer survivors and supporters
The Encyclopedia of Healing Foods, N.Y. Atria Books, 2006
Food for Health; a Nutrition Encyclopedia. Clovis, Pegasus Press, 2006
Foods That Fight Cancer, McClelland and Stewart, 2006
Life Over Cancer, Keith Block, N.Y. Bantam, 2006
The World's Healthiest Foods; Essential Guide for the Healthiest Way of Eating, 2006