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Green Salad with Papaya and Avocado

Green Salad with Papaya and Avocado

It didn’t matter what we were having for dinner, growing up, there was always salad on the table. This was before pre-washed, boxed lettuces were as common, so the base was usually leaf lettuce or fresh spinach with green onions sometimes fruit sometimes tomatoes, cucumbers or peppers, sometimes a bit of goat cheese or pine nuts and always lots of lemon juice.

Green Salad with Papaya and Avocado

We were really lucky. It meant that we got our greens every day in a world before green smoothies, green supplements, or even kale, as we know it now, anyway. It also meant that we learned to crave fresh veggies from a young age. This didn’t mean we weren’t hitting up the candy store, the DQ or eating pizza pockets on some soccer practice nights, but it was all balanced out most nights of the week.

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Spiced ‘Golden Milk’

Spiced Golden Milk

I have been trying to get this recipe up on the blog for a really long time now. It is the picture of disease-prevention, anti-inflammation and immune support. Now that we’re in that post-holiday, new habit-creating time, it seems like the perfect time to introduce my version of the mighty, mighty ‘golden milk’.

Spiced Golden Milk

‘Golden milk’ has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years for conditions ranging from eczema and arthritis to cancer and heart disease. We talk about (and use) turmeric a lot on this site, golden milk’s ‘golden’ ingredient. It is one of the most studied and proven anticancer spices in terms of its ability to lower inflammation, support the liver, aid digestion and boost the immune system.

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Warm Roasted Squash & Frisée Salad

Warm Roasted Squash & Frisée Salad

Sweet roasted winter squash goes together with bitter greens like chocolate and peanut butter (high 5 if you made it through Halloween without at least one dirty little pb cup). They balance out each other’s decisive flavours and textures so well. This salad embraces all things naturally sweet and bitter plus the health benefits that come with both.

Warm Roasted Squash & Frisée Salad

Plain, roasted squash is a staple in my house this time of year. There is a different type for every day of the week and it goes with practically everything. And all of that orangey-yellow pigment means that it is full of carotenoids (anticancer pigment power) and that you are getting SO MUCH beta-carotene (that, if all goes well, your body will turn into vitamin A).

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Broccoli Caesar Salad

When I tell people what I do (if and when I elaborate past ‘Personal Chef’) I get some very mixed reactions. Sometimes it’s a conversation ender, many people tell me personal stories about cancer in their life, but for the most part, people tend to ask questions about the style of food I make. More than once I have been asked if I spend my days making broccoli salad.

Vegan Broccoli Caesar Salad

In general the answer to that is no, each client has their own personalized eating plan that changes from one day to the next depending on the unpredictability of cancer treatment feelings. However, today the answer is yes, I am all about the broccoli salad.

Broccoli, the tree-like vegetable, all green and low glycemic, a proud member of the crushing cancer mafia family, Crucifer, is a bit of an anticancer stereotype, I get it. But if you really think about it, when was the last time you ate broccoli that wasn’t all wrapped up in Asian noodles? When was the last time you ate it in a ‘if there was no broccoli, this dish couldn’t happen’ kind of a way?

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