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Mexican Black Bean Salad
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I love cilantro. This easy, flavorful dish is heaven to me since it features both cilantro leaves and seeds. Yes, in case you...

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Beth's Cream of Tomato Soup with Fresh Basil
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Chef Beth Ginsberg, the author of  "A Taste For Living," a cookbook full of cancer-fighting recipes,  gave us...

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Spaghetti Squash Primavera

Spaghetti squash is an amazing vegetable. I’m always blown away by how it looks when it’s cooked, and by how well...

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Greek Yogurt Fettuccini Alfredo

This high protein version of the traditional American trattoria dish is as easy to make as it is delicious to eat! As rich and...

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Zucchini-Ricotta Pizza

Nobody on treatment should have to give up pizza. This delicious easy pie, rich with creamy ricotta and pine nuts is here to...

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Sides

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Mexican Black Bean Salad

I love cilantro. This easy, flavorful dish is heaven to me since it features both cilantro leaves and seeds. Yes, in case you...

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Collard & Sweet Potato Pie

This pie is really a kind of frittata that puts two of our favorite veggeis, collard greens and sweet potatoes, together into...

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Grilled Apricots with Mint Yogurt

I adore apricots and I adore grilled summer fruits, so for me this is a match made in heaven. Grilling the fruit not only...

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Soups

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Vegan Pho

I love the simplicity of Vietnamese food. Classic Pho is a particular favorite when I feel under the weather. This delicious...

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French Onion Soup

This is a super simple version of the French classic. Quick to make and supremely tasty, it is also good for you.  Onions...

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Watermelon Gazpacho with Mint & Feta

Watermelon was one of my big loves when I was on chemo. There’s nothing more refreshing. I’d get it home wash it...

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Salads

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Poached Pear Salad with White Wine Vinaigrette

This salad is the perfect mix of sweet and savory and if you cook extra pears, you will have delicious leftovers for breakfast...

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Red Pepper Panzanella

This delicious summery salad is about as easy as it gets. It’s based on the classic Italian tomato salad, and is a cheap...

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Peas-In-A-Pod Salad

I learned to love cooked salads when I was put on a neutropenic diet. This crunchy, lightly cooked salad gives the humble pea...

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Breakfast

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Peppers Stuffed with Sausage & Egg-white

These tasty stuffed peppers are perfect for a special weekend breakfast or brunch. They maybe low in fat, but they are high in...

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Almond Crepes with Cherries & Yogurt

Everyone loves crepes for a breakfast treat, and with honeyed Greek yogurt and fresh cherries as a filling these are completely...

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Egg in a Hole with Kale

This perfect breakfast is a hole in one quite literally! It combines healthy wholesome multigrain bread and delicious,...

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Dessert

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Coconut Flan

This divine version of the traditional Puerto Rican dessert was created by Chef Naxielly Dominguez for CFYL’s healthy...

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Blueberry Peach Crisp

This yummy dish uses two of summer’s best: peaches and blueberries. It is extremely easy to put together, and uses basic...

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Vanilla Pudding

I don’t understand why something dull is labeled ‘vanilla’. To me the vanilla bean gives us one of the more...

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Snacks & Beverages

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Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

Elvis Presley was said to love the combo of peanut butter and bananas. It’s a shame he never got to taste them in this...

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Chocolate Coconut Smoothie

Dark chocolate + coconut! If you love this combo as much as I do, this deliciously rich high-calorie smoothie will help you...

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Blueberry Tofu Smoothie

Smoothies can either be a great meal replacement, or be something nutritious to sip on when treatment has left you less than...

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Basics, Sauces & Dressings

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Pizza Dough

I’ve never met anyone who didn’t like pizza. Homemade dough is so much tastier than store bought. It is simple to...

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Greek Grilling Marinade

This marinade is fast to put together and quite delicious, particularly with fish. It lends its tart lemony zing to meaty white...

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Healthy Yogurt Ranch Dressing

Greek yogurt is the key to this delicious version of ranch dressing. It has fewer calories than classic recipes, but more...

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Healthy Holidays

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Veggie Latkes

I love latkes. When I first came to New York, they were one of the first kosher foods I ever tried. These are a bit different...

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Stuffed Turkey Breast

A dish that Chef Dylana Degannes made at one of our ‘Healthy Holiday’ cooking programs inspired this...

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Sweet Potato Pie

This is one low-fat holiday treat that won’t disappoint. Rather than adding a ton of sugar, the key to this deliciously...

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