Strawberry Mango Smoothie Recipe

Strawberry Mango Smoothie Recipe
Sweet and mellow, with a perfect creamy consistency. Mangoes play a secondary role to the strawberries, while still adding depth to this recipe. Tasting Guidelines: Taste is sweet. Weight is medium. Texture is smooth. Good for people with low to severe treatment side effects.
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Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipe

Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipe
Strawberry and banana puts the smooth in smoothie! There is no better way to describe the blending of tart strawberries and mellow bananas in this recipe. Tasting Guidelines: Taste is sweet. Weight is medium. Texture is smooth. Good for people with low to severe treatment side effects.
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Cherry Mango Smoothie Recipe

Cherry Mango Smoothie Recipe
A tart and refreshing hot weather smoothie. The smooth mango flavors blend with the cherries and the citric oranges to create a filling yet delightfully cooling beverage. This recipe is perfect for days when metallic tastes are really strong.

Tasting Guidelines:
Taste is sweet and sour.
Weight is light.
Texture is smooth.
Good for people with low to severe treatment side effects.
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Kiwi Apple Orange Smoothie Recipe

Kiwi Apple Orange Smoothie Recipe
A tart but light smoothie. Tasting Guidelines: Taste is tart. Weight is light. Texture is smooth. Good for people with low to severe treatment side effects.
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Banana Smoothie Recipe

Banana Smoothie Recipe
Sweet and mellow bananas mix with Greek yogurt to create a delicious and refreshing smoothie. Tasting Guidelines Taste is sweet. Weight is medium. Texture is smooth and creamy. Good for people with low to severe treatment side effects
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Mai Tai Smoothie Recipe

Mai Tai Smoothie Recipe
Transport yourself to a tropical island getaway with this delicious Mai Tai smoothie. Mellow pineapple, sweet cherries, and citric oranges blend together to create a perfectly sweet and mellow smoothie that is good for any time of the day. Tasting Guidelines: Taste is sweet. Weight is medium. Texture is smooth but pulpy. Good for people with low to severe treatment side effects.
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Blueberry Lemon Smoothie Recipe

Blueberry Lemon Smoothie Recipe
A refreshingly tart smoothie, perfect for cleaning out metallic tastes. Tasting Guidelines: Taste is sour and sweet. Weight is light. Texture is smooth. Good for people with low to severe treatment side effects.
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Blueberry Pineapple Smoothie Recipe

Blueberry Pineapple Smoothie Recipe
Light and smooth with a perfect balance between sweet and sour. This smoothie is a perfect all-weather smoothie. Tasting Guidelines: Taste sour and tart. Weight light. Texture is smooth but pulpy. Good for people with low to severe treatment side effects.
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Peanut Butter Chocolate Banana Shake Recipe

Peanut Butter Chocolate Banana Smoothie Recipe
This high protein shake is packed with delicious and decadent flavors. It tastes so good that you’ll think it was a dessert! Mellow bananas mingle with savory chocolate and nutty peanut butter. Tasting Guidelines: Taste is sweet. Weight is heavy. Texture is smooth. Good for people with low to medium treatment side effects.
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Chicken Gumbo Recipe

Chicken Gumbo Recipe
The classic creole dish featuring the obligatory holy trinity of peppers, onions, and celery. The holy trinity is the Cajun version of mirepoix. Gumbo is fantastic in that it is both light and flavorful at the same time. Be careful with the rice. As a little can go a long way. If you put in too much rice, you will end up with a rice dish (not a soup) that tastes like gumbo. I have learned this from experience. Tasting Guidelines: Taste is savory, a little spicy, and aromatic. Weight is light. Texture is soft. Good for low to moderate side effects. Best categorized as Cajun/Creole.
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Corned Beef and Colcannon Recipe

Corned Beef and Colcannon Recipe
Corned beef and colcannon is a traditional meal eaten in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. This salty, savory dish is highlighted by its use of salted beef, boiled in a pot until tender. While it may be strange for the uninitiated no American-Irish St. Patrick’s Day would be complete without it. Tasting Guidelines: Taste of corned beef and colcannon is salty and savory. Taste of horseradish sauce is spicy. Weight is medium. Texture is soft. Best categorized as American.
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French Onion Soup Recipe

French Onion Soup Recipe
French onion soup is a classic French recipe loved the world over. Rich savory beef broth, caramelized onions, crunchy croutons, and melty Swiss cheese create a symphony of decadent flavors. In France, onion soup is used as a hangover cure after a long night of wine drinking. Tasting Guidelines Taste is savory. Weight is medium. Texture is soft. Good for people with low to moderate side-effects. Best categorized as classic French.
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Mediterranean Lenten Soup

Mediterranean Lenten Soup Recipe
This Lenten soup is a variation of the classic lentil soup found all across the Mediterranean. Savory yet light in weight, it is perfect for the coldest winter day or even the hottest summer day. Lentils are a great source of protein and fiber. Tasting Guidelines: Taste is savory and spicy. Weight is light but can be balanced with sugar. Texture is soft. Good for people with low to severe treatment side effects. Best categorized as classic Mediterranean.
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Ma Po Tofu Recipe

Ma Po Tofu Recipe
A spicy authentic Chinese classic. Savory brown sauce with sweet tofu and a mouth numbing spicy finish. This dish uses a unique type of chile that not only is spicy, but is also known for causing numbness. If you love spicy, this dish is for you! Tasting Guidelines: Taste is savory and very spicy. Weight is light. Texture is soft. Best categorized as authentic Chinese.
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Greek Ratatouille Recipe

Greek Ratatouille Recipe
Very similar in construction to the French version but with a Greek twist. It features the addition of bell peppers, Feta cheese, mushrooms, peas, and potatoes. This makes it a much heartier meal. Tasting Guidelines: Taste is savory and hearty. Weight is light but can be balanced with savory. Texture is soft. Good for people with low to moderate treatment side effects. Best categorized as classic home style Greek.
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Dressing Recipe

Dressing Recipe
A savory and aromatic staple in holiday meals. Most often paired with turkey, but also goes well with chicken and ham. This recipe has been modified with the chemotherapy patient in mind. Tasting Guidelines: Taste is savory. Weight is medium and can be lightened with red wine vinegar. Texture is soft and moist when cooked properly. Good for people with low to severe treatment side effects. Emotional response of Thanksgiving at Grandma’s kitchen table. Best categorized as traditional American.
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Turkey Gravy Recipe

Turkey Gravy Recipe
What would a delicious turkey dinner be without gravy? To me, sauces are the most interesting part of a meal, especially when you are cooking large cuts of roasted meat. You can achieve much more complicated and complex flavors inside of a sauce than you will ever be able to transition consistently through the entirety of the roast. This is where sauces and gravies come into play and you can truly see and taste their brilliance. This gravy is designed with chemo patients in mind and also to use the pan drippings from my brined turkey recipe. Tasting Guidelines: Taste is savory. Weight is medium. Texture is soft. Good for people with low to severe treatment side effects. Emotional response of home cooked holiday love. Best categorized as traditional American.
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Green Bean Casserole Recipe

Green Bean Casserole Recipe
What would a holiday meal be without a green bean casserole? As a kid, you tend to stick up your nose and this goopy, unappetizingly colored dish. But as an adult, you realize that green beans drenched in bechamel sauce is a beautiful and tasty combination. Tasting Guidelines: Taste is savory. Weight is medium but can be balanced with red wine vinegar and sugar. Texture is soft. Good for people with low to moderate treatment side effects. Emotional response of a warm home cooked holiday meal. Best categorized as traditional American.
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Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe

Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe
No Thanksgiving is complete in my family without some overly sweet dessert-like sweet potatoes! This recipe is sure to delight everyone from the youngest to the oldest. The combination of brown sugar, butter, cloves, and ginger gives the sweet potatoes an almost decadent flavor. Tasting Guidelines: Taste is very sweet. Weight is medium. Texture is soft. Good for people with low to moderate treatment side effects. Emotional response of a delicious holiday dessert. Best categorized as traditional American.
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Tabouleh Recipe

Tabouleh Recipe
Pronounced Tuh-Boo-Lee. A classic Mediterranean dish. Traditionally made with cracked burghul wheat. It is a perfectly light side dish. The recipe has been Americanized slightly by substituting couscous for the wheat. But it still maintains its texture, palate cleansing effects, and pop of freshness. This dish is a perfect palate cleanser because it contains not one but two types of palate cleansers which are fresh Italian parsley and fresh squeezed lemon. Tasting Guidelines: Taste is fresh and clean. Weight is super light but can be balanced with olive oil. Texture is grainy. Good for people with low to severe treatment side effects. Especially good for severe side effects to get rid of strong metallic tastes. Best categorized as Mediterranean.
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Crab and Lobster Bisque Recipe

Crab and Lobster Bisque Recipe
This recipe is one of my personal favorites. Call me decadent, but I like to personally use crab and lobster. The weight of this recipe is much lighter than it seems when done correctly. This recipe is also very easy to make, as a rule of thumb, bisque is always lighter in weight than chowder. Tasting Guidelines: Taste is savory and aromatic. Weight is medium but can be balance with lemon juice. Texture is a thickened soup. Good for people with love to moderate treatment side effects. Best categorized as French.
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Mushrooms with Parsley Recipe

Mushrooms with Parsley Recipe
This is another one of those dishes where its brilliance is exceeded only by its simplicity. Perfect to eat with some nice, crusty bread. Its light but savory character will make you wish for lots of sunshine and a cool Mediterranean breeze. Tasting Guidelines: Taste is light and savory. Weight is light but can be balanced with lemon juice and parsley. Texture is soft. Good for people low to moderate treatment side effects. Best categorized as Mediterranean.
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Cauliflower Saute Recipe

Cauliflower Sauté Recipe
Tender cauliflower tossed in a sweet and savory sauce. This is a modified Chinese recipe made for use in the average American kitchen.

Tasting Guidelines:
Taste is sweet and savory.
Weight is light but can be balanced with vinegar.
Texture is soft with a little crunch.
Good for people with low to moderate treatment side effects.
Best categorized as American.
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Pasta Alla Marco Recipe

Pasta Alla Marco Recipe
Pasta alla marco is a fun and sassy pasta dish that adds variety to everyday pasta. Its bright color and fun textures make eating pasta fun and delicious. Tasting Guidelines: Taste is savory, sweet, and a little spicy. Weight is light to medium but can be balanced with vinegar and sugar. Texture is noodly and crunchy. Good for people with low to moderate treatment side effects. Best categorized as modern Italian cuisine.
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London Broil Recipe

London Broil Recipe
A culinary classic. London broil is a specific cut of beef that when done incorrectly is like trying to eat a hockey puck. But when done correctly, it is a tender and flavorful steak and is affordable enough to feed the whole family. The key is to never over cook it and to always cut the steak at a 45-degree angle. Tasting Guidelines: Taste is savory and meaty. Weight is medium but can be balanced with salt and rosemary. Texture is firm and steaky. Good for people with low to moderate treatment side effects. Best categorized as classic American. (Definitely not British)
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Spaghetti Alla Bolognese Recipe

Spaghetti Alla Bolognese Recipe
Very simply translated: spaghetti in the style of the Bolognese. The Bolognese are famous for their meat sauce. And it is fabulous over spaghetti. Tasting Guidelines: Taste is savory and sweet. Weight is medium but can be balanced with vinegar or lemon juice. Texture is soft and noodley. Good for people with low to moderate treatment side effects. Best categorized as classic Italian.
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Pitas Recipe

Pitas Recipe
Pitas are the simplest form of bread. Pitas are the Eastern Mediterranean equivalent of French bread. They are good with everything. Pitas are good by themselves, served with a spread like hummus or baba ghannouj. With a little extra oil, they are perfect for sandwiches. They are very easy to make, but there is a learning curve. Especially when learning when the dough is properly proofed. When pitas are properly proofed, the dough is malleable and easy to work with and will retain the shape you stretch it out to. When improperly proofed, they will be difficult to work with. The other important part of making pitas is to make sure that you kneed the dough properly to develop nice long gluten proteins. Otherwise, they will not poof correctly and will be difficult to stretch. Tasting Guidelines: Taste is sweet and savory with yeasty undertones. Weight is medium. Texture is soft. Good for people with low to moderate treatment side effects. Best categorized as Eastern Mediterranean.
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Peperonata Recipe

Peperonata Recipe
A classic Italian dish. It is extremely versatile and can be used in many different ways, such as over pasta, as a condiment on a sandwich, it can be eaten by itself with some crusty bread, served with a grilled salsiccia, and many other pairing options. In this book, I offer a recipe that uses the peperonata over pasta, and it is absolutely fantastic! Tasting Guidelines: Taste is savory and peppery. Weight is light but can be balanced with red wine and sugar. Texture is soft. Good for people with low to moderate treatment side effects. Best categorized as Italian.
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Chicken Tetrazzini Recipe

Chicken Tetrazzini Recipe
A delicious if unauthentic American-Italian dish. The highlight of this dish is the excessive use of parmesan and the unashamed use of a generous cream sauce. This dish is another one of my family’s favorite recipes. It was first brought into our family by my grandparents neighborhood gourmet club. Tasting Guidelines: Taste is savory. Weight is heavy but can be balanced with lemon juice or vinegar. Texture is soft. Good for people with low treatment side effects. Emotional response of being warm and loved. Best categorized as American-Italian.
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