Bruschetta with Ricotta and Peaches Recipe for Cancer and Chemotherapy

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Bruschetta with Ricotta and Peaches Recipe for Cancer and Chemotherapy

Ease of Preparation: Easy Recipe

Dish Description:
One of my personal favorite dishes ever! One of those dishes where its brilliance is only exceeded by its simplicity. This is a classic Italian snack that is perfect any time. As featured in Episode 1 of Cooking for Chemo Live!

Tasting Guidelines:
This recipe should taste sweet.
The weight of this recipe is light but can be balanced with oregano.
The texture of this recipe is creamy and crunchy.
This recipe is good for people with low to severe treatment side effects.
This recipe gives an emotional response of delicious simplicity.
This recipe is best categorized as Italian.

Food Ingredients:
ricotta
1 loaf bread, Italian, French, or crusty wheat
peach preserves

Flavor Balancers:
black pepper to taste
dried oregano

Recipe Directions:
Slice bread into 1” thick slices. Spread a healthy coating of ricotta on slices. Sprinkle black pepper on top of ricotta. Now smother ricotta with peach preserves. Sprinkle oregano on top.

Chef Recipe Tips:
Do all steps at once for each piece for ease of assembly. Can be frozen but not refrigerated. Refrigeration dries out bread where freezing it preserves it properly. For ease and convenience, you can always use a good sandwich bread that has been lightly toasted. Do not toast if mouth sores are present.


Cooking for Chemo focuses on teaching you how to make your food taste good again during cancer and chemotherapy treatments. The flavor and cooking techniques contained within our easy to make recipes will help improve your quality of life as you go through cancer and chemotherapy treatments. Our cooking and flavor techniques can be integrated with any diet regimine. All of our recipes can be made with organic ingredients if you choose. Our holistic approach to cooking will help you not only be able to eat but to also enjoy the taste of your food again during and after cancer and chemotherapy treatments. We have many healthy recipes, crockpot recipes, chicken recipes, dinner recipes, shrimp recipes, pasta recipes, soup recipes, vegan recipes, salad recipes, vegetarian recipes, breakfast recipes, and even a great chili recipe. Talk with your oncologist and dietitian to come up with a quality nutrition plan. This site is not to be taken as or used instead of professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor, oncologist, and dietitian before starting any new diet.

This recipe is taken from Cooking for Chemo …and After! By Chef Ryan Callahan -The Cancer Chef. For more cooking for chemotherapy recipes like this, you can pick up a copy on Amazon or Barnes and Noble. Have specific questions? Email us at cookingforchemo@gmail.com

About the Author:

Chef Ryan Callahan is a classically trained chef with fifteen years of culinary experience. He is also the author of "Cooking for Chemo ...and After!" Chef Ryan acted as his mother's primary caregiver while she herself went through chemotherapy treatments.