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From tips for cooking through chemotherapy to busting healthy food myths to easy, pantry-friendly meal ideas — our team of experts covers it here.
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Healthy Habits

Cooking for Comfort

These are strange times. Everything looks normal – the sun still rises, the kids still need three squares a day, you still need to take out the garbage...

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Kitchen Dictionary


When it comes to dark leafy vegetables, spinach is one of the most versatile and nutrient-packed out there. Its mild flavored leaves can be prepared and served in...

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Collard Greens

Collard greens are one of the true glories of soul food. Down South, a chicken dinner without them is almost unimaginable. Collards have earned their place on the...

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A member of the brassica family of veggies which includes cabbage and broccoli, kale has enjoyed its fair share of fame in the anticancer spotlight. Like all members...

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Global Ingredients

The Who’s Who of Starchy & Non-Starchy Veggies

The classification of vegetables can be tricky when it comes to foods that are part of a cancer-preventative diet. Some of this is due to the fact that...

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What Are Antioxidants?

Terms like antioxidants and free radicals tend to be thrown around a lot, especially in the cancer area, where these compounds are supposed to help prevent or fight...

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Cooking 101


As one Hindu proverb goes, “Rice is good, but lentils are my life.” Arguably one of the oldest domesticated crops in the human diet, lentils are a staple...

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Feats of Clay

Tagines are a classic Moroccan dish, savory stews often cooked and served in conical clay pots called tagines. Traditional recipes abound, such as chicken tagine with olives, lamb...

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Global Ingredients

Curry Powder

Curry powders are an ancient and traditional part of Indian cuisine, used almost universally to flavor meat, vegetables, and fish.  The curry powder familiar to Western cuisine, available...

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Staying Healthy During Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The article below was first published mid-March 2020 at the outset of the Coronavirus outbreak. While many advancements and multiple vaccines have been developed to protect us against...

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The Facts about Fiber

Fiber is a type of carbohydrate and should be one of your favorite parts of a cancer-protective diet. There are two types, soluble fiber and insoluble fiber, and...

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Healthy Habits

Food Break Ups & How I Learned to Manage Chemo Side Effects

It was a nightly trip for me back in 2001. A few weeks into my treatments for stage III colon cancer, I could hardly keep anything down. Water...