Category: Recipes for Weight Gain

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 […]

Crab Rangoon

A St. Louis Chinese restaurant favorite. We used to sell these at our restaurant in Texas as Deep Fried Cheesecakes, because no one had ever heard of a crab rangoon! Sweet, crispy, and utterly craveable.

Country Gravy Recipe (for biscuits)

A classic white sausage gravy predominantly found in the southern United States. Served over light fluffy biscuits for a hearty, savory, and filling meal any time of the day.

Cast Iron Skillet Cornbread Recipe for Cancer and Chemotherapy

This cornbread is my all time favorite version. Cooking cornbread in a cast iron skillet leaves a tender center, and a crunchy crispy outside crust. Adding a little sugar to the recipe bumps up the sweetness and brings out all the wonderful magical flavors of the cornbread. Requires a 9-12” cast iron skillet. If you […]

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 […]

Chicken Salad Recipe for Cancer and Chemotherapy

Classic chicken salad. Savory, cool, tangy, and perfect for a hot day.

Breakfast Bowl Recipe for Cancer and Chemotherapy

A hearty, filling, and unbelievably delicious breakfast combination. This is a great dish to use any leftover Country Gravy (link) in. Seasoned hashbrowns dance with fluffy eggs, shredded cheddar cheese, and wear a blanket of country gravy to keep the whole dish warm and delicious.

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 […]

Adult Lunchables

When I was a kid there was one lunch that I wanted to take to school more than anything else and that was a lunchables pack. Now that I’m an adult, my tastes have matured. So I thought it was time to give the world an upscale, and very easy to make adult version of […]

Mile High Oreo and Chocolate Mousse Pie

Holy decadence batman. This monstrosity is full of homemade chocolate mousse, crushed Oreos and topped with homemade whipped cream and more Oreos!

M&M Cookies

Classic M&M Cookies, sweet and a touch salty with colorful M&M’s!

Homemade Sweet Potato Pie

Sweet potato pie is my favorite holiday pie. Similar in flavor to the classic pumpkin pie, but much lighter in weight. This lightness translates to a much more enjoyable experience when eating the pie. But don’t blame me if you eat the whole thing in one sitting!

Ricotta Cheesecake

A delightful Italian twist on the classic cheesecake. Instead of a big and heavy cheesecake you end up with a light and delightfully refreshing cheesecake that has you going back for another bite everytime. Makes two cheesecakes.

Aunt Myrna’s Fudge

This is my Great Aunt Myrna’s fudge recipe. It has been served at Christmas parties in my family since time immemorial. Sweet, decadent, and utterly addictive. I offer my favorite version here with cherries and toasted pecans.

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

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 […]

Peanut Butter Chocolate Banana Shake 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.

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Peperonata with Pasta Lent Recipe

A classic southern Italian dish. Peperonata is a stew made with peppers, onions, and tomatoes. But it can be used as a perfectly savory, spicy, and sweet pasta sauce. When served over pasta, Peperonata becomes your new favorite dish! Tasting Guidelines. Taste is savory, spicy, and sweet. Recipe is light but can be balanced with […]

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 […]

Pasta with Cauliflower Recipe

Pasta with Cauliflower is a perfect example of an American-Italian cream sauce pasta. The savory, cheesy sauce covers the noodles and cauliflower perfectly. The best noodles to use are the kinds that will absorb, store, or scoop the sauce. Featured in the picture is Campanelle, but Cavatelli or shells work great too. This savory cheesy […]

Shrimp Scampi Recipe

To me, the name of this dish sounds like something sketchy that a mobster would do to you. I don’t completely understand the association, but I’ve felt like that for a long time. Shrimp Scampi is known for its use of delicate angel hair pasta tossed in a delicious olive oil and sun dried tomato […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Brined and Herb Roasted Turkey Recipe

Turkey is the iconic holiday dish. It is most often eaten in accordance with a American Thanksgiving tradition. This recipe includes an extra preparation step referred to as “brining.” The brining process increases the moisture and savoriness of the turkey creating the perfect turkey that is incredibly difficult to overcook. Tasting Guidelines: Taste is savory. […]