Category: Entree Recipes

Pot Roast Recipe for Cancer and Chemotherapy

Pot roast is an American classic found everywhere from restaurants to the frozen food aisle. A tender beef roast is first sautéed and then slow cooked in liquid building layers of delicious flavor. Commonly, a pot roast is thought of as a roast, when in fact, it is actually a braise. By using the two […]

Chicken Shawarma Recipe for Cancer and Chemotherapy

Chicken shawarma is a delicious dish found in the levant and middle-east. Strongly seasoned chicken is slow roasted over coals to create a delicious, tender and spicy dish that leaves you craving more. This version uses a sauté pan to get the same delicious roasted effect, but with the added convenience of easy clean-up and […]

Bratwurst Recipe for Cancer and Chemotherapy

Being from the Midwestern US bratwurst is a classic summer time grilling favorite! Here’s my signature way to prepare a delicious bratwurst.

Chef Ryan’s Hearty Beef Stew Recipe

Made from scratch, beef stew is hearty, savory, filling, and delicious.

Beef Stew Recipe for Cancer and Chemotherapy

My first experience with beef stew was not positive. It was cold. We were camping and it came out of a large pre-made can. I suspect that this is very similar to most other peoples experiences with beef stew. Made from scratch, beef stew is actually hearty, savory, filling, and delicious. So I invite you […]

Beef and Broccoli Recipe

Beef and Broccoli is a Chinese restaurant classic. Thinly sliced beef, stir fried with broccoli and then topped with a savory brown sauce. Tasting Guidelines:Taste is savory. Weight is medium. Texture is al dente. Best categorized as Cantonese American

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 […]

Chicken Cacciatore Recipe

A classic Italian dish. Fairly popular in Italian restaurants until recently when it was disregarded and categorized as old fashioned. It is characterized by chicken breasts covered in tomatoes and veggies then baked in the oven until it is fork tender. Tasting Guidelines: Taste is savory, sweet, and a touch of spicy. Weight is light […]

Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe

A classic Americanized Indian dish. It is famous for its use of curry, yogurt as a sauce, and delicious vegetables. This version is not very authentic but is made so that the average home cook can get a grasp on the flavors and have a new experience. Tasting Guidelines: Taste is spicy, savory, sweet, and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Pork Scaloppine Recipe

Pork scaloppine, also known as escalopes or fritter, is a classic ingredient in many Italian dishes including, but not limited to, pork parmesan, pork marsala, and pork saltimbocca. It is characterized by a thin piece of pork loin that has been butterflied, beat with a mallet, breaded, and deep fried or pan fried. This should […]

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 […]

Chicken Pot Pie Recipe

This recipe is for what I consider to be the easiest way to make a chicken pot pie. The biscuit dough on top adds a nice deviation from the standard flavorless pie crust and makes it fun to eat. The best thing about this dish is it tastes even better as leftovers. Tasting Guidelines: Taste […]

Spaghetti Carbonara Recipe

A classic Italian favorite. This dish has been Americanized by utilizing bacon (smoked cured pork belly) instead of pancetta (unsmoked pork belly) or guanciale (pork jowl), as would be used traditionally in Italy. This dish is a favorite in both America and Italy. And like all true Italian dishes, its brilliance is only matched by […]

Parmesan Mushroom Marsala Rigatoni Recipe

Filling and savory yet light sauce with fun Rigatoni noodles and chicken to round out the dish. Tasting Guidelines: Taste is savory with a hint of sweet. Weight is light and rich but can be balanced with parsley and basil. Texture is soft. Good for people with low to moderate treatment side effects. Best categorized as […]

Spaghetti and Meatballs Recipe

What would a cookbook be without a decent recipe for spaghetti and meatballs? My father-in-law, Tony’s favorite recipe. When he first had this dish, he was immediately transported back to his childhood. Growing up in an Italian family, he immediately declared that Me Maw would be very proud! This is also one of my mom’s […]

Home-Style Marinara Recipe

A classic marinara sauce made with approval from my wife’s Sicilian family. Savory and aromatic with sweetness to balance out the acidity of the natural tomatoes. Tasting Guidelines: Taste is savory, sweet, and be aromatic. Weight is light but can be balanced with sugar. Texture is saucy .Good for people with low to severe treatment […]

Chinese Sticky Rice Recipe

A modified version of the classic Chinese favorite. The key to this dish really is the Chinese sausage. With its distinct flavor, it cuts through the rice and sets the dish apart. Tasting Guidelines: Taste is lightly sweet, savory, and aromatic. Weight is medium but can be balanced with vinegar and spicy. Texture is soft. […]

Chicken and Dumplings Recipe

Chicken and dumplings is the Southern equivalent to chicken noodle soup. When you are sick or you do not feel good, nothing else will do. And nobody will ever make it better than your mom or grandma. But here is how I made it for my mom when she went through chemotherapy. Tasting Guidelines: Taste […]

Coconut Curry Recipe

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: Taste is sweet and spicy with aromatic curry notes. Weight is medium but can be balanced with lemongrass. Texture is soupy. Good for […]

Pork Loin with Orange Sauce Recipe

A surprisingly wonderful combination. The unique flavor of the pork combined with the natural sweetness of the oranges highlights the naturally sweet and savory character of the pork, creating a surprisingly light and delicious meal. Tasting Guidelines: Taste is sweet and savory. Weight is light but can be balanced with sugar. Texture is meaty. Good […]

Beef Stroganoff Recipe

A hearty egg noodle and gravy dish. Very easy to prepare and an infinite amount of variations. Odds are you have had this at some point in your life, whether in a school cafeteria, a TV dinner, or a high-end restaurant. Tasting Guidelines: Taste is rich and savory. Weight is heavy but can be balanced […]

Baked Mac ‘n’ Cheese Recipe

A classic casserole dish from the 1950s. This dish is characterized by it’s ease of preparation and savory, cheesy flavor. Tasting Guidelines: Taste is savory and cheesy with a hint of salty. Weight is heavy but can be balanced with vinegar. Texture is soft. Good for people with low to moderate treatment side effects. Best […]

Chili Recipe

Texas Disclaimer: To all the Texans out there: yes, I realize that “real chili” has no beans in it. But the purpose of this recipe is to provide a friendly, well-rounded chili that everyone can enjoy.This is a family recipe passed down from my grandfather to me. I have slightly modified it to make it […]