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The Cancer Free Life Blog

Grain-free Chocolate Zucchini Cake (from Pamela Salzman)

Recipe and Photo 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 […]

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

Synthroid is NOT a One Size Fits All Solution

As we discussed last week on my blog, the first step to getting your thyroid in check is an accurate diagnosis.  Once you get over that hurdle, you may feel like relief is just a prescription away, but for many of us diagnosed with thyroid disorder that is far from […]

An Open Letter to Elissa from Susyn Reeve


Since your cleanse and the world of delicious, healthy, food information and recipes you have on your site are such a vital part of my life,  I want to share how The journey continues. . .

On May 23, 2014 I began Elissa Goodman’s 21-day cleanse.  While she is masterful in her wisdom […]

By |October 8th, 2014|Cleanse, Features|0 Comments

Gluten Free Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Turning a household with a revolving door of teenagers into a gluten free one isn’t the easiest, but everyone loves this gluten free cauliflower pizza!  I can easily avoid complaints and take out requests by preparing a few of these over the weekend for family and friends to enjoy.

Feel […]

By |October 7th, 2014|Food, Recipes|0 Comments

Winter Squash Stuffed with Kale and Wild Rice Risotto

While thyroid disease cannot be prevented or alleviated by diet alone, making thyroid supporting food choices can make a noticeable difference. We abuse our thyroid with refined carbs/processed foods, extreme dieting, and excessive stress when we could be nurturing it with food sources of phytonutrients, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals […]

By |October 2nd, 2014|Dinner, Food, Recipes|0 Comments

Three Steps to Properly Diagnose Your Thyroid Disorder

I thought being diagnosed with cancer was a horrible experience, but 8 yrs later I had debilitating symptoms of chronic fatigue, insomnia, anxiety, dry thin hair, cold sensitivity and digestion issues.  I went from doctor to doctor, from specialist to specialist desperately trying to find someone to tell me […]

Asparagus Soup with Lemon Zest

When it seems like a struggle just to fit dinner into the week, I turn to soup. I share a lot of soup recipes with clients, because a green soup is like a green juice – you can easily pack a lot of nutrients into a bowl!

With busy schedules […]

By |September 25th, 2014|Food, Lunch, Recipes, Soups|0 Comments