Moroccan-spiced chickpea soup with greens | Foodie Friday

By | October 7th, 2016|Dinner, Food, Foodie Friday, Lunch, Recipes, Soups, Uncategorized|

Could this healthy chickpea soup be any easier to make? I don’t think so… […]

Book review: A modern way to eat | Foodie Friday

By | September 23rd, 2016|Food, Foodie Friday, Uncategorized|

In this day and age, a cookery book almost seems like a relic, a thing of the past. But should that be the case? […]

Oil free chana masala | Foodie Friday

By | September 16th, 2016|Dinner, Food, Foodie Friday, Lunch, Recipes, Snacks, Uncategorized|

If you’ve wanted to make tasty chana masala at home but feel put off by the long list of exotic ingredients, wait no more. You probably already have all the spices you need for this recipe, and the prep takes about 10 minutes, tops.  […]

Fiesta fish dinner in 15 minutes | Foodie Friday

By | September 9th, 2016|Dinner, Food, Foodie Friday, Lunch, Recipes|

On those days when you have to get dinner on the table within 20 minutes of getting home from work, turn to this gem of a dish. Bursting with flavor, it uses only two ingredients and one pan… […]

Black bean power salad | Foodie Friday

By | September 2nd, 2016|Food, Foodie Friday, Lunch, Recipes, Snacks|

Being mindful about your diet can have unintended consequences on your social life. You know the drill…an invitation to a potluck or a picnic arrives and in your mind's eye you see the overloaded table full of pasta salads, potato salads, salami platters, [...]

Berry & citrus creamy frozen bites with stevia | Foodie Friday

By | August 26th, 2016|Desserts, Food, Foodie Friday, Recipes, Sugar, Uncategorized|

When you need just a taste of dessert, or when you can’t trust yourself around a full-sized cheesecake, turn to these bites for delicious micro-bursts of flavor and healthy decadence. There’s no added sugar but they’re sweetened perfectly with stevia extract… […]

How to make stevia extract | Foodie Friday

By | August 19th, 2016|Basics, Food, Foodie Friday, Recipes, Sugar|

I’ve shied away from stevia in the past, because I hate its aftertaste. But, if you are trying to reduce your sugar intake, it is probably your best option of sweetener to use. So how can we make it more palatable? Today I’ll show you how to make your own stevia extract that doesn’t have a horrid aftertaste. […]

Healthy stuffed wraps with no refined carbs | Foodie Friday

By | August 12th, 2016|Breakfast, Dinner, Food, Foodie Friday, Lunch, Recipes, Snacks|

To eat carbs or not to eat carbs, that is the question. We know that not all carbs are created equally, but do the differences matter? From your health’s perspective, the answer is a definite yes… […]

My summer favorites | Foodie Friday

By | August 5th, 2016|Food, Foodie Friday|

When I was much younger, my unspoken rule was "once a favorite, always a favorite." Forever. But no more…I’ve learned that I’m quite fickle when it comes to favorite things, and that they change over time. What are my [...]

Should I measure blood glucose levels if I’m not diabetic?

By | August 2nd, 2016|Food, Sugar|

Most of us think blood sugar/glucose measurement is only for those that have diabetes. But there can be real value in measuring how our body deals with different foods. You can gain a lot of information by a simple finger prick blood test. Let’s look at what we can learn. […]

Healthy stuffed portobello mushroom |Foodie Friday

By | July 29th, 2016|Dinner, Food, Foodie Friday, Lunch, Uncategorized|

Last week’s Foodie Friday celebrated the immune-boosting superstars of the mushroom world. This week, we celebrate the incredibly versatile portobello mushroom… […]

Turmeric ice cream with date swirl | Foodie Friday

By | July 15th, 2016|Desserts, Food, Foodie Friday, Recipes|

It’s summer – and time for ice cream! Today’s recipe begins with creamy coconut milk, sweetened only with dates, and for an unusual flavor we add turmeric and four other spices. The flavor combination has an unexpected twist of warmth from the turmeric and spices, combined with the chill of the ice cream. It will set your tastes buds dancing! […]

Make-ahead minty poached salmon| Foodie Friday

By | July 8th, 2016|Dinner, Empowerment, Food, Foodie Friday, Lunch, Snacks|

Want to drink more herbal tea because of its healthful qualities, but don’t like the flavors? What to do? Read on to learn how to optimize your intake of these powerful beverages without having to hold your nose… […]

Twelve strategies for dealing with nausea and vomiting

By | July 5th, 2016|chemotherapy, Food|

Two friends of mine are each helping relatives with breast cancer and they recently asked me what I’d suggest to reduce nausea and vomiting. These side effects frequently make patients stop eating, and can make life miserable. There are lots of strategies that can help, so let’s check out a few of them. These same strategies can also be helpful with motion sickness and pregnancy-related nausea. […]

One pot rainbow meal| Foodie Friday

By | July 1st, 2016|chemotherapy, Dinner, Food, Foodie Friday, Lunch, prostate cancer|

This easy, tasty, one pot dish has both veggie and meat options, so will delight anyone. A rainbow of colors goes into the dish, and a full spectrum of nutritional benefits comes out, including anti-cancer effects from cruciferous vegetables.  […]

Starbright berry muffins| Foodie Friday

By | June 24th, 2016|Breakfast, Breast cancer, Desserts, Food, Foodie Friday, Recipes, Snacks|

There’s neither oil nor sugar in these muffins, but you’d never know it. Full to the brim with flavor, they also pack a powerful punch of anti-cancer food – flaxseed. […]

Nordic baked fish and rainbow coleslaw| Foodie Friday

By | June 17th, 2016|Dinner, Food, Foodie Friday, Lunch, Recipes, Uncategorized|

A couple of years ago I spent a few days (eating) in Copenhagen. What a delight! Before we went, I looked into the Nordic diet and loved their guidelines.  And it was so refreshing to see they were spearheaded by a restaurant chef. […]

Food presentation | How to eat during chemo

By | June 14th, 2016|chemotherapy, Food|

Food presentation is the art of arranging and garnishing food so it looks more appealing.  The way the food looks on the plate is what tempts our eyes and makes us want to taste it. Thus food presentation is particularly important when someone is having difficulty eating due to illness or treatment. Spending just a short time on this can really make a difference. […]

Food Hygiene and Safety | How to eat during chemo

By | June 7th, 2016|chemotherapy, Food|

If your immune system has been weakened by your cancer treatment, you might need to take extra precautions with food hygiene and safety. Take a look at what you can do to protect yourself. […]

Tomato red pepper soup recipe (+ FASS) | Foodie Friday

By | June 3rd, 2016|Food, Foodie Friday, Recipes, Soups|

Comforting deliciousness in a bowl.  And at the end of the recipe, we’ll walk through the FASS system (see the taste blog post) for getting the flavor of this soup just to your specific taste, so you can enjoy it, even if your taste buds are affected by chemo.  […]

Strategies for meal times | How to eat during chemo

By | May 31st, 2016|chemotherapy, Food|

What’s the one taste that chemo can’t change? Find out, along with five easy strategies to make meal times more enjoyable when you are struggling to eat because of chemotherapy or other treatments.  […]

Changes in food taste | How to eat during chemo

By | May 29th, 2016|chemotherapy, Food, Lifestyle Medicine|

A relatively common side effect of chemotherapy is changes in food taste: The sweet, salty, sour, and bitter flavors you are used to just don’t taste the same. The name for this is Dysgeusia. What, if anything, can be done to help with this?  […]

Hot and cold oatmeal recipes | Foodie Friday

By | May 27th, 2016|Breakfast, Food, Foodie Friday, Recipes|

Not your mother’s oatmeal… […]

Food temperature | How to eat during chemo

By | May 24th, 2016|chemotherapy, Food|

Ruth: When you are going through chemo and your eating habits are changed, it might help to consider the effects of the food’s temperature. […]

Importance of food texture | How to eat during chemo

By | May 22nd, 2016|chemotherapy, Food|

Ruth: Today let’s focus on the texture of the food we eat, and how that texture can help when chemotherapy is affecting our eating. […]

Falafel recipe | Foodie Friday

By | May 20th, 2016|Food, Foodie Friday, Lunch, Recipes|

We are going to focus one of our CALMERme blog posts each week on a food specific post. We'll do these every Friday and thus, here begins 'Foodie Fridays'. This will typically be a recipe that relates to the other blog posts that [...]

What and how to eat during chemotherapy

By | May 17th, 2016|chemotherapy, Food, Lifestyle Medicine|

Ruth: In this series of blog posts, we will look at eating during chemotherapy from two aspects. Firstly, we’ll look at natural strategies to use when side effects of chemotherapy affect your eating – the “how to eat” part. Secondly, we’ll look at what foods are good to eat during chemo to optimize your health at this time, regardless of whether your treatment is affecting your eating – the “what to eat” part. […]

Sweet Broccoli juice

By | April 15th, 2016|Empowerment, Food, Recipes, Snacks|

You’ve probably had your share of orange juice, apple juice, and even carrot juice. Sweet, yummy, and so tasty. Vegetable juices are a bit different though. They’re usually made from a blend of vegetables with a little fruit added. If you’re new to vegetable juices, this is an excellent transitional juice and a great place to start.  […]

Juicing – a good thing

By | April 8th, 2016|Community, Food|

One possible side effect of chemotherapy is a loss of appetite. The appetite loss can be due to other possible side effects of treatment, such as nausea, general fatigue, or mouth sores. Whatever the reason, it can leave you with [...]

Vitamin D levels and breast cancer prognosis: the importance of testing

By | March 25th, 2016|Food, Play|

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that our bodies can produce when our skin is exposed to the sunlight.   We can also get it from some foods such as fish, fish oil (especially cod liver oil), and eggs.  It is considered a hormonal vitamin because there are receptors for vitamin D in the body. […]

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