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Matcha Green Tea Powder (& a cancer-thriver smoothie recipe!)
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Matcha Green Tea Powder (& a cancer-thriver smoothie recipe!)

Last week, I wrote briefly on the benefits of green tea. When it comes to increasing your intake of cancer-fighting catechins, doctors Richard Béliveau and Denis Gingras (authors of the book Foods that Fight Cancer) recommend that you choose Japanese green tea over Chinese. This is because the evidence indicates that Japanese green tea has...

Salmon with Grainy Mustard and Wheat Germ Topping
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Salmon with Grainy Mustard and Wheat Germ Topping

Salmon with Grainy Mustard and Wheat Germ Topping Ingredients: 4 – 1” pieces of salmon ¼ cup wheat germ toasted 1 tsp garlic powder ¼ tsp cayenne pepper 4 Tbsp grainy mustard Method: Preheat the oven to 375 °F. Rinse the salmon and place on parchment paper lined baking sheet. Toast the wheat germ by...

Fennel Tea, a Great After Meal Digestive
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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....

Peanut Tofu with Quinoa and Leeks
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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...

Artichoke and Mushroom Pasta with Sun Dried Tomato and Goat Cheese
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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...

Avocado on Rosemary Crackers with Fresh Peas
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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...

Guacamole
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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...

Easiest Gazpacho Ever
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Easiest Gazpacho Ever

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...

Parsley Pesto – Vegan Version
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Parsley Pesto – Vegan Version

Herbs and Nutrition Herbs are more than just a garnish to be added to a meal for visual appeal. They are even more than just flavour. They are powerful foods that contain powerful anti-cancer phytochemical. There is a lot of talk about the traditional Mediterranean diet in the cancer research world. Often this talk focuses...