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The Cancer Free Life Blog

Grilled BBQ Salmon over Sweet Potato Mash

This week, I had an email from an aspiring healthy home cook who said, “I always end up flavoring with mass market sauces that are probably loaded with sugar and other bad stuff. I’m sure there must be more people like me who would rather make their own healthy […]

By |July 28th, 2015|Dinner, Recipes|Comments Off on Grilled BBQ Salmon over Sweet Potato Mash

Colon Cancer Scares Me – Reduce Your Risk

I had my first colonoscopy earlier this year and the thought was terrifying. They want to do what with my what!?  To be honest, I had nothing to worry about.  The process didn’t end up being anywhere near as bad as I anticipated and it was a relief to […]

By |July 27th, 2015|Features, Health, Healthy Tips, Lifestyle|Comments Off on Colon Cancer Scares Me – Reduce Your Risk

Real Food Inspired Reuben Salad

My lunch go-to is the Reuben Collard Wrap with Tempeh from Real Food Daily here in Los Angeles.  Marinated tempeh, juicy sauerkraut, cashew cheese, vegan thousand island, all wrapped in a collard green.  Ahhhh, this girl’s dream meal!  It may sound like an indulgence, but with every bite you’re […]

By |July 21st, 2015|Lunch, Recipes, Salads|Comments Off on Real Food Inspired Reuben Salad

Internal Magic, Why We Need Digestive Enzymes

Magic (noun): the power of apparently influencing the course of events by using mysterious forces

When you think of magic, what comes to mind? A rabbit emerging from a black hat? Magic showcases a change of events, resulting in an exciting reaction.

The moment you took a bite of oatmeal this […]

By |July 20th, 2015|Features, Health, Healthy Tips|Comments Off on Internal Magic, Why We Need Digestive Enzymes

Summer Salad with Golden Beet and Grapefruit

(photo credit and recipe inspiration: Inspiralized)

This is quite possibly the perfect summer salad.  Fresh acidic grapefruit segments, mild and sweet golden beets, slightly bitter and crunchy walnut, all rounded out with the freshess of mint.  Need I say more?

Summer Salad with Golden Beet and Grapefruit 

Serves 4

Ingredients:

Salad:

2 golden beets, peeled

¼ cup […]

By |July 13th, 2015|Recipes, Salads|Comments Off on Summer Salad with Golden Beet and Grapefruit

Golden Beet & Beet Greens Salad with Minty Dill Yogurt

I can’t get enough of beets.  Roasted, pickled, sautéed shredded, turned into crunchy chips…beets are inspiring!  What’s not inspiring are common frozen beets, or even worse, beets out of a can.  Beets were grown to be enjoyed fresh, and don’t forget beet greens.  In addition to being packed with […]

By |July 12th, 2015|Food, Recipes, Salads|Comments Off on Golden Beet & Beet Greens Salad with Minty Dill Yogurt

Gluten Free Zucchini Fritters

The delicate creamy flavour of zucchini means you can enjoy them raw in salads or cooked such as in my low carb spag bowl. Low in fat and carbs and a good source of protein + fibre that fills you up + keeps blood sugars steady, making zucchini a […]

By |July 12th, 2015|Dinner, Lunch, Recipes, Snacks|Comments Off on Gluten Free Zucchini Fritters

Kombucha Jello with Rosewater & Hibuscus

Jello?  It’s a fun food to eat, but the addition of artifical colors, processed ingredients, and sugars don’t make it an appetizing food to serve.  The healing benefit of gelatin has long been used for post operative care and to treat conditions of leaky gut and to improve immunity […]

By |July 10th, 2015|Desserts, Recipes, Snacks|Comments Off on Kombucha Jello with Rosewater & Hibuscus

Eat Your Beets – 6 Benefits Rooted in Health

“Breathe properly. Stay curious. And eat your beets.” – Tom Robbins, American author
When an episode of “Portlandia” featured beets and one of their alarmingly funny side effects (just watch the episode…), I realized that beets had truly made their mark in hipsterdom.  But, beets have always been cool! The […]

By |July 10th, 2015|Food, Health|Comments Off on Eat Your Beets – 6 Benefits Rooted in Health

Chocolate Matcha Butter Cups

During the school year, my daughter and I start our day with matcha green tea lattes.  The antioxidant rich matcha green tea increases our energy levels, improves concentration and focus, and brings calm.  Now that school is out for the summer and my daughter has a less structured schedule […]

By |July 3rd, 2015|Desserts, Recipes|Comments Off on Chocolate Matcha Butter Cups