The Mediterranean Diet, Cancer Prevention, and Spanish Sofrito

The most recent New York Times article about the Mediterranean Diet prompted me to revisit the essential components and foods that make up the diet.   Although the focus of the diet is reduced heart attacks and strokes, it is also cancer preventative.  I considered my diet to consist of foods mentioned in the diet.  I always cook with olive oil, love seafood, and regularly eat nuts and whole grains.  The quiz, found ...more

Pumpkin Pie Dip for Apples

It has long been said that "An apple a day keeps the doctor away."...more

Breakfast Rice Pudding

Okay, so I am long overdue posting a healthy anti-cancer breakfast!  Breakfast is one of my favorite meals!  I especially love having breakfast for dinner :-).  ...more
I think it would be perfect for anytime of day :)more

Farfalle with Turkey Sausage and Anti-Cancer Kale

Kale is a nutritional powerhouse.  Kale contains vitamin A, K, folate, sulforaphane, fiber, vitamin C, manganese, potassium, copper, and calcium. Here is another post that I wrote about Kale and it’s cancer prevention properties....more

Chocolate Coconut Larabars

fter reading a great article in Eating Well Magazine  on Phthalates being absorbed into our bodies through packaged food, I have tried to limit my consumption of these types of convenience foods.  Phthalates are environmental estrogens and may contribute to risk of breast and other cancers....more
Thanks for this. Heading over to your blog to get the recipe :)more

French Silk Pie

This no-bake Chocolate Pie is fantastic!  You won't know it's healthy while you are eating it!  This recipe contains tofu which is high in protein.  One slice of this pie has about 230 calories, which is about half of the calories in a regular chocolate pie.    ...more

Asian Greens with Pan-Seared Scallops

I try to get plenty of dark leafy greens into my diet.  Dark leafy greens  and cruciferous vegetables are an excellent source of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that help prevent cancer....more

Greek Style Pasta Salad

It’s that time of year that is perfect for a picnic.  We have been having wonderful weather and pretty blue skies here in the low country of South Carolina.  One of my favorite dishes to pack for a picnic is pasta salad....more

Anti-Cancer Lemony Kitchen Cleaner

Although this isn’t an anti-cancer food recipe per se, it is a healthy way to limit your exposure to cancer causing toxins.  Most of the time we don’t even know what the ingredients are in these cleaners, but many of the common ingredients are known carcinogens.  One way to protect yourself from environmental estrogens -- that have been liked to breast cancer and other types of cancer-- is to use homemade or “green” cleaners around the house.  The breast cancer fund has information on this ...more
 behavioralchild Thanks for reading....glad you enjoyed it!  more

Rosemary Salmon

Wow, I can’t believe how warm it has been the last couple of days.  It’s in the 80′s here in Charleston, SC. The azaleas are in full bloom and it has me wondering what they are going to do for the azalea festival this year that isn’t for another 3 or 4 weeks!  This kind of weather makes me want to eat pretty light.  I had my share of soups this winter season, but this weather has put me in the mood for lighter fare....more
This looks so easy and delicious! Will definitely be trying it!more