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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....

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...

Tasty Ideas to Reduce Cancer Risk
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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...

7 Herbs Every Cancer Survivor Should Grow
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7 Herbs Every Cancer Survivor Should Grow

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...

Fried Sage
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Fried Sage

Sage is the name of a herb with grey-green fuzzy leaves and a deep veined underside. It grows easily in gardens and the type I have is pretty frost hardy. Sage is also the name for a wise person or good advice. It has been part of traditional medicine in many regions of the world....