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The Cancer Free Life Blog

Ratatouille over Sprouted Brown Rice Risotto

You need a ratatouille recipe in your life, trust me.  This versatile dish elevates weeknight dinners, you can make in a large batch and use as a side dish to lean proteins, as a main course over risotto, spaghetti squash, quinoa pasta, or rice. Leftover ratatouille tastes even better […]

By |October 7th, 2015|Dinner, Recipes|Comments Off on Ratatouille over Sprouted Brown Rice Risotto

Spaghetti Squash Puttanesca

Spaghetti squash is a versatile and nutritious option and if you’re converting to plant based living, spaghetti squash is a great staple to have around.  The obvious choice is to scrape out the noodly meat and use as a substitute for spaghetti. Around my house, spaghetti puttanesca is a […]

By |October 6th, 2015|Dinner, Food, Recipes|Comments Off on Spaghetti Squash Puttanesca

Go Plant-Based to Beat Prostate Cancer

“Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men, behind only lung cancer.” – The American Cancer Society

Let’s talk about cancer, men, and meat. While the conversation can become a complicated gender/biology issue, culturally, in the U.S., men, meat, and prostate cancer diagnoses go […]

By |October 6th, 2015|Health, Healthy Tips, Lifestyle|Comments Off on Go Plant-Based to Beat Prostate Cancer

Elissa’s Matcha Latte

Are you ready to start the day off right? This is not a breakfast for the faint of heart!  My meal replacing Matcha Latte uses the same principle as Bulletproof Coffee, yet I make it with antioxidant rich green tea.  Add XCT or high quality coconut oil for energy and […]

By |September 29th, 2015|Breakfast, Recipes|Comments Off on Elissa’s Matcha Latte

Butter is Back

Occasionally, I share questions sent in to me by my social media community and people who stumble upon my site.  Today, I’m sharing a question that I’ve been seeing pop up more frequently in regards to butter.

I know I’m supposed to limit how much fat I eat, but I’ve […]

By |September 28th, 2015|Features, Healthy Tips|Comments Off on Butter is Back

Chilled Zucchini and Avocado Soup

Adapted from Gena Hamshaw @Food52

Author Notes: This is one of my favorite cold soups for the summer. If cucumber’s not your thing, you can prepare this soup with zucchini, tomato, celery, or a combination of all of those vegetables. Avocado is a perfect base for an easy soup like […]

By |September 28th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Chilled Zucchini and Avocado Soup

Gluten Free Peanut Butter and Banana Muffins

These gluten free muffins are one of the easiest recipes you could ever find.  Add everything to a blender, blend, pour, and bake.  Best enjoyed hot right out of the oven, they’re even better with a smear of grassfed butter or even a dollop more of peanut butter!


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By |September 24th, 2015|Breakfast, Desserts, Food, Recipes|Comments Off on Gluten Free Peanut Butter and Banana Muffins

Lamb Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

While I love to experiment with the latest and craziest health food trends, like hemp seed pesto and spirulina burgers topped with beet root ketchup…my family much more appreciates the classics.  They respond better to tried and true recipes, like these lamb stuffed cabbage rolls, then they ever do […]

By |September 22nd, 2015|Dinner, Food, Recipes|Comments Off on Lamb Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

Consider the Source – The Best Protein You Can Eat

Protein is a complicated compound. Your muscles, collagen, enzymes, hair, skin, antibodies are all dependent upon it. It’s the building block and essential part of your structural components. My clients don’t seem to care much about that though 😉 They want to know what will keep their weight in check, […]

By |September 22nd, 2015|Features, Food, Health, Healthy Tips|Comments Off on Consider the Source – The Best Protein You Can Eat

Best Choices for Non-Dairy Milks

Repost from Clean Plates:
Lactose-intolerant? Just trying to reduce dairy in your diet? Check out our 6 top picks for non-dairy milks.
We’re all for organic, grass-fed, hormone-free milk, if it works for your body. But did you know that at least 60% of adults worldwide are lactose intolerant? If you […]

By |September 21st, 2015|Features, Great Products, Healthy Tips|Comments Off on Best Choices for Non-Dairy Milks