Coconut Curry Recipe for Cancer and Chemotherapy

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Coconut Curry Recipe for Cancer and Chemotherapy

Ease of Preparation: Easy Recipe

Dish Description:
One of my personal favorite Asian soups. Whether it is specifically Vietnamese or Thai, is something for somebody else to debate. All I care is that it is freaking delicious!

Tasting Guidelines:
This recipe should taste sweet and spicy with aromatic curry notes.
The weight of this recipe is medium but can be balanced with lemon grass.
The texture of this recipe is soupy.
This recipe is good for people with low to moderate treatment side effects.
This recipe gives an emotional response of unexpected goodness.
This recipe is best categorized as south east Asian.

Food Ingredients:
3 chicken breast
3 red potatoes, chunked
1 small bag of carrots, chunked
1 onion red yellow or white
1/2 celery bunch, chopped
1 can coconut milk
2 c. cow’s milk
32 oz. chicken stock/broth (low sodium)

Flavor Balancers:
kosher salt to taste
black pepper to taste

Aromatics:
1 tsp. ground ginger
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tbsp. lemongrass, pureed
2 bay leaves
3 tbsp. red curry

Recipe Directions:
Chunk up all vegetables and meat. Place in slow cooker on high for 4 hours. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve with jasmine rice on side.

Chef Recipe Tips:
Lemon grass adds a nice, clean finish, especially for people who are having trouble with flavors.
This curry should be sweet. Add sugar as needed, especially to combat metallic tastes.
For metallic tastes, add 1/2 a lime sliced into cocktail wedges with juice. Remove limes before serving.


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.