Category: Lighter Options

Wonton Soup Recipe

A Chinese restaurant classic. The warm ginger and hearty pork dumplings make this delicious soup a classic comfort food.

Hot and Sour Soup 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.

Mixed Berry Smoothie Recipe

Sweet, delicious, and refreshing. This mixed berry smoothie is both filling and refreshing at the same time! Tasting Guidelines: Taste is sweet and tart. Weight is light. Texture is smooth. Good for people with low to severe treatment side effects.

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.

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 […]

Bananas Foster Smoothie Recipe

Sweet and decadent with a touch of spicy cinnamon to finish. Tasting Guidelines: Taste is sweet and spicy. Weight is medium. Texture is creamy and smooth. Good for people with low to severe treatment side effects.

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.

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

Strawberry Smoothie Recipe

A refreshing light and tart smoothie. Tasting Guidelines: Taste is tart. Weight is light. Texture is soft. Good for people with low to severe treatment side effects.

Blueberry Banana Smoothie Recipe

A sweet smoothie that is full bodied without the typical weight of a banana smoothie. Tasting Guidelines: Taste is mellow sweetness. Weight is medium. Texture is creamy. Good for people with low to severe treatment side effects.

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 […]

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.

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.

Matzo Ball Soup Recipe

A Jewish Classic! Matzo Ball Soup is the Jewish equivalent of Chicken Noodle Soup, with the biggest variation being dumplings made from matzo meal instead of pasta. This is a very filling and delicious soup full of warm flavors that will make you feel loved. Tasting Guidelines: Taste is salty and savory. Weight is light. […]

Mediterranean Lenten Soup

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Cauliflower Saute 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. […]

Caprese Salad Recipe

A classic Italian favorite. Loved the world over. Known for its many variations and simplicity. This is a dish that is hard not to love, especially when it is warm out. Great as an appetizer or as a meal. You can change the texture and consistency of the dish simply by changing the cuts to […]

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 […]

Summer Salad Recipe

This salad is absolutely one of my favorites to eat during the summer. The tomatoes and the cucumbers work together to make a dish that is both savory and light. The vinegar in this dish is what really pulls all the flavors together. The longer you let this marinate, the more homogenized the flavors become. […]

Spanish Rice Recipe

Classic Spanish rice not from a box? Yes. You can definitely make Spanish rice at home all on your own with this super easy recipe. Tasting Guidelines: This recipe should taste lightly savory and aromatic. The weight of this recipe is light but can be balanced with salt. The texture of this recipe is soft. This […]