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Tasting and the Five Flavors

In this episode, we talk about tasting and what flavors you actually taste with your tongue.

You only taste five distinct flavors with your tongue. They are:
Salty, Savory, Spicy, Sour and Sweet.

In this episode we discuss these flavors and do a tasting exercise to help you identify what flavors you like, and which flavors you don’t like!
Visit our website www.cookingforchemo.org for more information, and to do your own tasting exercise!

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.

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 […]

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.

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 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 […]

Hummus Recipe

Ten years ago, people would have looked at you as if you had five heads when you talked about hummus. Now, it is in every grocery store across America. It is a bean paste made from the chickpea aka the garbanzo bean. Hummus is actually the Egyptian word for chickpea. Due to its high protein […]

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 […]