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The Cancer Free Life Blog

Butternut Squash & Watercress Soup with Veggie Fritters

I LOVE eating and trying new foods. I was afraid when I started eating mostly plant based that I would miss out. This has not been the case. Instead, I am experiencing a whole new world of food (and possibilities).

Plant based living reduces cancer risk, minimizes overall health issues, invites […]

By |October 30th, 2014|Dinner, Food, Recipes|0 Comments

Supplement Your Cancer

There is a lot of controversy concerning the use of supplements in conjunction with cancer medications. Many doctors say that supplements interfere with conventional treatments. I’ll never forget that a well-known oncologist responded, “absolutely not” when I asked him if my husband could take supplements to support his body’s […]

Spiced Sweet Potato Muffins

These muffins are absolutely delicious – they remind me of moist and cinnamony carrot cake.  I prefer to serve in muffin portions as opposed to bread, but you could convert the recipe and make as a loaf.  Spread with smear of grass fed butter and serve slightly warm or […]

By |October 26th, 2014|Food, Recipes|0 Comments

Pumpkin Protein Smoothie

It’s pumpkin season and if you love pumpkin like I do, an easy pumpkin protein smoothie for breakfast is the perfect start to a fall day!  Pumpkin is low in sugar, high in fiber and guilt free :). It’s loaded with phytonutrients to help prevent the risk of cancers! […]

By |October 24th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Powerhouse Cancer Blend

As I was writing the blogs these past two weeks, it brought me back to the tools that worked for me the most during my cancer battle.  I want to share those with you now more then ever, because I hear it in your emails and feedback – you […]

When Chemo and Radiation Aren’t Enough

As you know, I said no to chemo. You read why last week. I heard from several of you about how chemo was the right choice for you. And to you, I say, thank God.

It’s been really enlightening to hear your chemo and cancer stories.

It’s such a personal choice. […]

Grain-free Chocolate Zucchini Muffins (from Pamela Salzman)

Recipe Credit: Pamela Salzman

Makes an 8 x 8 or 9 x 9 pan


coconut oil or butter for greasing pan

1 cup creamy, unsweetened, unsalted almond butter, raw or roasted

1/3 cup pure Grade A maple syrup or raw honey

1⁄4 cup raw cacao or cocoa powder

1⁄4 tsp. fine ground sea salt

1 tsp. […]

By |October 21st, 2014|Desserts, Recipes|0 Comments

Creamy Cauliflower “Alfredo” with Peas

Some days I dream of savory alfredo sauce over pasta, with a butter base so rich I already feel the pounds going straight to my hips.

In true Elissa fashion, I’ve discovered the perfect compromise, a way to get my creamy pasta dish without taxing my digestive system.  Even better, […]

By |October 17th, 2014|Food, Recipes|0 Comments

The Truth About Chemotherapy

I’ll never forget the look of uncertainty on the oncologist’s face when he gave me my cancer diagnosis.  A different doctor had the same look when he gave my husband his diagnosis 10 years later.  I chose not to take the path my doctor laid out for me – […]

Sautéed Broccoli with Anchovy Bagna Cauda

I can get down an herbacious green juice with ease, but stomaching anchovies has never been a forte of mine, despite knowing how good they are for me.  Then, I met my anchovy loving fiancé who introduced me to bagna cauda, a simple anchovy sauce that he would put […]

By |October 10th, 2014|Food, Recipes|0 Comments