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Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
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If you’re looking for a naughty treat to satisfy your sweet tooth, or to pick you up when you feel tired ( I certainly...

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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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Salmon with Grapefruit Vinaigrette

This is a really simple way to cook salmon and a delicious way to eat it. The pleasantly bitter tasting broccoli rabe, and...

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Barley & Kale Cake

This ‘cake ‘ turns a few simple ingredients into a satisfying meal.  It’s the layer of goat cheese in...

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Kale & Lemon Barlotto

Barlotto is risotto made with pearl barley, and it makes a really delicious change. It freezes well and is a great dish to have...

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Sides

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Kale & Quinoa Tabbouleh

If you have extra cooked quinoa on hand in your fridge, this tasty update to classic tabbouleh is a great way to repurpose...

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Corn Muffins

These are really great corn muffins, and so easy to make. The secret ingredient is that old health salad stand-by cottage...

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Twice Baked Potatoes

We love these potatoes in the CFYL office!  The cottage cheese and chives make for a light creamy version of the usual...

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Soups

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Butternut Squash Soup

This has got to be one of the simplest, creamiest soups ever. It’s perfect for when you’re feeling low. Better yet,...

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Roasted Garlic Sweet Potato Soup

Roasting enhances the sweetness of nearly everything. It brings out the natural sugars from the most unlikely candidates, and...

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Italian Wedding Soup

This soup is the Italian American version of a hearty traditional soup of meat and greens eaten in the countryside around Rome...

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Salads

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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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Arugula & Jicama Salad

Arugula is actually a member of the cancer-fighting cruciferous vegetable family. Kudos if you already knew that. That alone...

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Shredded Kale Salad with Dates & Almonds

This easy kale salad is a taste sensation. I love how the sweet and salty twist of the dates and kale, are all brought together...

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Breakfast

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Blueberry Pomegranate Smoothie

Who needs to take antioxidant supplements when you can sip on this delicious pink powerhouse of a smoothie? This smoothie...

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Millet Breakfast Porridge

I love millet. Millet is said to be a warming grain, so this makes the perfect breakfast for a chilly morning or if...

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Scrambled Eggs with Greens & Grains

I am an advocate for using up leftovers. I hate waste. This recipe is a fabulous way to turn leftover grains into a delicious,...

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Dessert

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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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Creamy Vegan Chocolate Frosting

This fabulously rich, dairy-free chocolate frosting tastes so very, very good, but despite it’s healthy ingredient...

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Best Chocolate Cake

This bittersweet vegan chocolate cake is aptly named.  It tastes so rich and dense it really is the Best Chocolate...

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Snacks & Beverages

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Quick Pickled Carrots

Pickling is an ancient technique, and is used in all cultures as a way to preserve food. In New York City where we are based,...

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Banana Sandwiches

I always like to tell people to make their freezer their friend during treatment. Judging by how it was nearly impossible for...

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Edamame Dip

Edamame are young soy beans, you’ve perhaps eaten them steamed as an appetizer in Japanese restaurants. I always keep a...

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Basics, Sauces & Dressings

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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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Grapefruit Pistachio Vinaigrette

This vinaigrette is so easy and so delicious. It really brightens up and salad, and is also perfect on salmon.  Adding...

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Cottage Cheese Pesto

When I arrived in the USA in the mid-80s, cottage cheese was the number 1 health food. It has fallen out of favor in the...

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En Espagnol (BETA)

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Lemon Cilantro Marinade

This herby exotic tasting marinade gives chicken and fish really super flavor. It can also transform tofu to a spicy and savory...

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Spanish-Style Cod with Chickpeas & Peppers

I love the cuisine of Spain. Spanish cooking has its roots in Morocco, and thanks to the roving Spaniards who came to the New...

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Bacalao Fish Stew

This soup, popular in Puerto Rico, is easy, and brimming with complex flavors. Capers and oregano suggest a Mediterranean twist...

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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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