All I can Do is Smile

Make a Meal

We’re so appreciative that you want to cook something! Or even find someone to do the cooking and bring it over to us.

Here’s the thing about a recurrence of cancer. We aren’t messing about anymore when it comes to what goes into my body. So if you want to make a meal, you’ll need to stick to our stricter rules about what ingredients are allowed (below). Call me a tight ass if you like, but anything I can control that will help reduce my cancer growth or eliminate it entirely is going to be done. Please and thank you.

Anticancer Approved Foods (source)

Proteins
– salmon
– white albacore tuna canned in water or olive oil
– organic, pastured meat and poultry (in moderation)
– omega-3 eggs (in moderation)
– vegetable proteins (lentils, peas, chickpeas)
– organic soy (tofu, tempeh, miso, soy yogurt)
– coconut milk

Grains & Carbohydrates
– multigrain or sourdough bread (I LOVE SOURDOUGH)
– whole-grain rice (basmati or Thai rice)
– quinoa
– bulgar
– oatmeal, or combination of oats, bran, flaxseed, rye, barley, spelt
– Nicola potatoes
– sweet potatoes/yams
– vegetable proteins (see above)

Vegetables
– cabbages: brussel sprouts, bok choy, broccoli, cauliflower (no other types please, trust me. I’ll be constantly clearing rooms with my farts.)
– beta-carotene-rich veggies: carrots, sweet potatoes, yams, squash, pumpkins, tomatoes, beets, etc.
– spinach

Mushrooms (cancer-fighting powerhouses!)
– shiitake, maitake, enoki, crimini, portobello, oyster, thistle oyster, or turkey tail

Herbs & Spices
– tumeric mixed with black pepper and olive oil
– curry
– labiates: mint, thyme, majoram, oregano, basil and rosemary
– parsley & celery
– alliums: garlic, onion, leek, shaoots, chives
– cinnamon
– ginger

Fruits
– bananas
– berries: strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries and cranberries
– cherries
– citrus fruit: oranges, tangerines (even with the peel if they are organic), lemons
– persimmons and apricots

Nuts
– walnuts and hazel nuts
– pecans
– almonds

Desserts (basically, bye bye sugar)
– dark chocolate — more than 70% cocoa
– all fruits
– sweeten with natural sugars (agave necter, stevia, acacia honey, maple syrup)

Drinks (we’ve got this one handled, but thought it was worth sharing)
– red wine in moderation (1 glass per day)
– filtered water, mineral water, spring water (not in pastic bottles)
– lemon-flavored water (or flavored with thyme, sage, tangerine, or orange rind)
– all green tea, especially Japanese green tea (we’ve got this on lock down. Kenji cold steeps 1.5L for me to drink every day)

Still interested in helping with food? Sign up for a day here. (and in the case of lunch or dinner, please make enough so you can join us/me!)