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Hans Rueffert – Part 3 – Kids in the Kitchen

Chef Hans Rueffert’s stage 3 gastric cancer led to him losing his entire stomach, and changing the way he eats forever, an irony not lost on him considering his career. Here, Hans discusses the lessons he learned about food since having his surgery, and the message he passes on to his kids.  I believe in having children […]

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hans rueffert-anti cancer recipes- cook for your life

Hans Rueffert – Part 3 – Kids in the Kitchen

Chef Hans Rueffert’s stage 3 gastric cancer led to him losing his entire stomach, and changing the way he eats forever, an irony not lost on him considering his career. Here, Hans discusses the lessons he learned about food since having his surgery, and the message he passes on to his kids.  I believe in having children […]

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Gift Ideas For A Friend With Cancer

When a friend or loved one has cancer during the holidays it can be tough to know what to give them as a gift. It’s hard to find a balance between acting like nothing is wrong and sending them a bottle of aged scotch or sending them a get well teddy bear. Well, luckily, there […]

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probiotic foods, anti-cancer recipes - Cook For Your Life

Hans Rueffert – Part 2 – Probiotics

Chef Hans Rueffert’s stage 3 gastric cancer led to him losing his entire stomach, and changing the way he eats forever, an irony not lost on him considering his career. Since Hans has no stomach, his food is literally ‘fast tracked‘ through his system and thus knows first hand what makes him feel good or bad. Which is why […]

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Healthy Holidays- Tips for Healthy Indulgence this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of year, full of celebrations which are based on family and friends coming together in humble gratitude. Food is a huge part of thanksgiving, with many people looking at Thanksgiving as a ‘free-for-all’, where food can be eaten without consideration of the consequences. While it’s important to enjoy your food, […]

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Rice, As In “Nice”

Many Asian countries have variations of rice porridge — there’s okayu in Japan, juk in Korea, jok in Thailand, and lugao from the Philippines. In China, this staple dish is called congee, and it’s standard fare for breakfast, lunch and even dinner. The Chinese start young with congee, since it’s often the first food served […]

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    chesnuts - cook for your life

    Chestnuts

    Holiday Handout By Chelsea Fisher The Holidays begin when the street vendors in New York City start selling hot roasted chestnuts.  In season from October through late December, delicious chestnuts are a holiday classic, with songs written about them to boot. With twice as much starch as a potato, chestnuts lend themselves to being a […]

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    Basic Roast Turkey - Cook for Your Life

    Turkey

    The Bird Is The Word By Chelsea Fisher As long as you stay away from the deep fat fryer on Thanksgiving, this good old bird is likely to be one of the healthiest things on your holiday plate.  Skinned white meat turkey is low in fat and very high in protein. Dark meat is slightly […]

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    Pecan Crust - Cook For Your Life

    Pecans

    The Health Nut By Chelsea Fisher Pecans are quite the nutritional powerhouse, providing healthy, cholesterol-lowering fats as well as a number of vitamins and minerals including protein, iron, copper, and a good dose of manganese. Manganese is important in a number of bodily functions including the formation of connective tissue, blood clotting, and bones, and […]

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    sweet potatoes - anti-cancer recipes - cook for your life

    Sweet Potatoes

    Sweet Potatoes: How Sweet They Are By Alysia Santo Not all potatoes are created equal. Pound for pound, sweet potatoes, the orange tubers native to South America, nutritionally beat their white counterparts on a number of levels. Among other advantages, they contain lower levels of the simple carbs that can spike blood sugar. Replacing conventional […]

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    Celery Root

    The Forgotten Root By Chelsea Fisher Celery root, also known as celeriac, turnip-rooted celery, and knob celery is, as its name implies, the root of the celery plant.  Its insides are smooth, white and tangy tasting, nothing like what its gnarly outside would lead one to believe. Celeriac is less starchy than most root vegetables, […]

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