Vegetarian Recipes

Posted September 4th, 2020

Looking for ways to add more greens to your diet? Here are a few recipes to help you do just that. Garlicky Spinach Ingredients: 2 packages frozen spinach 4-6 cloves crushed garlic 2 Tbsp olive or avocado oil Salt and pepper to taste Directions: Microwave frozen spinach 5-7 minutes. Squeeze out liquid. Meanwhile, heat oil. […]


Cauliflower Rice

Posted August 28th, 2020

Cauliflower rice can be used in a variety of ways. It can be used as a substitute for fried rice, stir fry dishes, pizza crust, or added to a grain salad. Cauliflower rice can be found fresh in the produce section or in the frozen food section of many stores. You can also do it […]


Breakfast Ideas

Posted August 21st, 2020

Are your breakfast ideas feeling stale? (No pun intended!) Here are some fresh breakfast ideas. These will give you some healthy options to brighten your breakfast at home. Overnight Oats 1/4 cup rolled oats 1/3 cup vanilla or plain yogurt 1/3 cup milk (any type of milk or milk substitute works) Stir all the ingredients […]


Berry Recipes

Posted August 14th, 2020

Summer is berry time! Here are some great recipes to enjoy berries all summer long. Lemon Cream with Blueberries Ingredients: 2 tablespoons grated lemon zest 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 8 pitted dates, coarsely chopped 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom 1 (12-ounce) package silken tofu, drained 2 cups fresh blueberries Instructions: […]


Putting Your Pantry to Work 2: One-Pan Dishes, Soups, and Sweets

Posted April 15th, 2020

Americans are facing many challenges at the moment. Just one of these challenges is to keep dining at home both interesting and nutritious day after day using what you already have in the pantry or your freezer. Here are a few reminders: Canned vegetables have received a bad reputation because they are higher in sodium […]


Holiday Cooking Tips

Posted November 20th, 2018

The holiday season is fast approaching, and no matter what, you do you can’t slow it down, and you can’t stop it from coming. As the chef in the family, I always volunteer to help out with all of the cooking. During my mother’s cancer treatments, I was really upset at the prospect that my […]


Why Does Food Taste Bad? Differentiating Between Taste and Smell

Posted May 9th, 2018

For my third OncoLink Blog post, I wanted to dive into the ideas of taste and experience when we actually encounter food. This is something I talk a lot about, and quite frankly something I write about quite frequently. Honestly, there is a lot of content out there from me about this idea. With that […]


Understanding Food Experiences

Posted April 13th, 2018

For my second blog post, I want to lay the foundation of what Cooking for Chemo is and what makes it unique. The temptation with everything medical or scientific is that we, in our present day and age and possibly always, seek the comfort of a bulleted solution list without proper understanding of the mechanisms […]


Nutrition Has a Very Important Part to Play

Posted March 7th, 2016

Our choices in food and nutrition play an important part in health. Small healthful steps like including colorful fruits and vegetables to your diet, increasing fiber and cutting down on simple sugars can make a big difference.  We invite you to learn more about the role of nutrition in our health from Dr. Ana Negron […]


Grain of Salt

Posted October 30th, 2012

Who does all the research about what foods you should and shouldn’t eat to avoid cancer? I’ve often questioned how accurate all this nonsense is.