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Red Velvet Whoopie Cakes

Whoopie pies/cakes are a dessert I have enjoyed since I was a child. A soft cake texture mixed with cream in the middle. It’s similar to an Oreo, but the outside is made out of cake and is bigger than an Oreo. It’s one of the best desserts out there for a cake lover. I remember enjoying them while getting cake stuck to my fingers and having to lick it off my hands, which was the best part. I always enjoyed how soft it was and how you got some filling in each bite.
The whoopie pie is a Pennsylvania …


Strawberry Shortcake

Who doesn’t like a classic strawberry shortcake? This recipe is a healthier version of the cake that has the same tastiness of regular shortcake cake mixed with the sweetness of some fruit. It’s probably one of the healthiest cakes out there considering it still involves cake.  
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Strawberries have many benefits towards your health. They help with your eyes, boost your immunity, treat arthritis and gout, prevent cancer, boost brain function, reduce hypertension, improve heart function, promote weight loss, prevent birth defects, and reduce inflammations.
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Strawberries can protect your body from a lot of bad sources. Why not …


Homemade Eggless, Gluten-Free, Sugar Free, Vegan Oreos

Ever since I developed my food sensitivity to rapeseed, which is in canola oil and soy lecithin, Oreos, which have both canola oil and soy lecithin in them, has been one of the food items I can no longer eat. There are many different alternatives for Oreos such as Gluten-Free Oreos or Organic Oreos, but every alternative I have found still has soy lecithin in them, therefore, I still can’t eat them. I decided to look for a homemade version of Oreos that are still quite similar to Oreos, but slightly different in ingredients so I can enjoy them.
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Managing the Holidays When You Have Cancer

By Julie Salinger, LICSW
The holiday season is full of cheer, but it can also be stressful, especially for cancer patients and their family caregivers. In addition to the extra time spent on shopping, cooking, and socializing, family interactions may bring complex dynamics, old grievances, and varying expectations to the forefront. The pressure to be “festive” can make even the healthiest person weary.
Here are some tips for patients and their families for an enjoyable holiday season.
Reinvent your rituals.
Rituals are a central part of the holiday season for many families. But, while they can be comforting, they can also create an unrealistic …


Eight Healthy Recipes for Your Summer Cookout

With Memorial Day approaching, we’re all looking forward to getting outside with family and friends to enjoy barbecues. Although hamburgers, hot dogs, and potato salad are staples at these affairs, it’s important to keep an eye on the things you’re eating and make healthy choices when possible.
In general, try to stick to lean meats like poultry or fish, or substitute meat with colorful vegetables. For flavoring, use acid-based marinades like lemon or vinaigrettes instead of thick, sugary sauces.
There are many recipes out there that offer nutrient-dense versions of our favorite summer foods. Dana-Farber nutritionist Stacy Kennedy, MPH, RD, has narrowed down …


Sweet potato hummus

I could eat hummus every day. Chickpeas, the main ingredient in hummus, are a great source of protein, and may even have cancer-fighting properties. Plus, it’s so simple to make.
Although most of the time I just make a traditional garlic and lemon recipe, this week I had some extra sweet potatoes lying around and I thought I’d try something new. I roasted the sweet potatoes to bring out their sweetness, and added them in with a little garam masala, an Indian spice blend with coriander, cumin, and cinnamon.
Scoop it some up with broccoli florets or homemade pita.

Sweet potato hummus

2 small …


Sweet potato side dishes

Happy Halloween!
With November right around the corner, I’m already starting to plan my Thanksgiving meal. With a holiday so focused on decadent food and overindulgence, it’s hard to find healthy options. Sweet potatoes are doused in marshmallows, everything is slathered in butter…and then there’s dessert. But it doesn’t have to be that way! Sweet potatoes go perfectly with the season, and are one of the healthiest foods for you. Here are a few options that would be great on a Thanksgiving table.

Mashed sweet potatoes
Making mashed sweet potatoes is so simple. Just boil some water, throw in your peeled and cubed …


Kicking Cancer in the Kitchen: Gingerly Carrot Soup

Ginger is my favorite flavor. The scent of fresh ginger makes me swoon, and I add it to tea, pasta, soups…the list goes on. Here’s another recipe from the cookbook Kicking Cancer in the Kitchen. It might be my favorite so far – a bit of cinnamon enhances the sweetness of the carrots, and that delicious ginger tastes great and helps with nausea.
Make sure to check out the cookbook, and my other posts on the book, whether you’re a cancer patient, survivor, or just want to get some more goodness into your diet. You can feel these recipes working: not …


Sweet potato quinoa burgers

A few weeks ago I posted a recipe for sweet potato and white bean burgers, and after that I got into a little meatless burger kick. What I’ve found is I really like adding a sweet potato, which does the double duty of being delicious and nutritious but also helps bind the patty. Instead of adding beans, it’s also fun to add a grain like quinoa.

Sweet potato quinoa burgers
1 sweet potato
1 cup cooked quinoa
1 egg
1/2 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp cayenne
Dash of ground ginger
Dash of cinnamon
Salt and pepper
Prick potato all over and microwave 10 minutes, flipping halfway through. Set aside until cool …


Vegan Brownies

Cleaning up is quite possibly the worst part of baking.  After the desserts are plated and the plates licked clean, the kitchen is a disaster zone of leftover ingredients and utensils dirtied in the name of a fancy production.  More often than not, people overlook the simple desserts–delicious treats that require very little time, energy, and clean up.
Raw vegan recipes are the best examples of stress-free baking.  Raw, in this sense, means uncooked and generally unaltered ingredients.  No processed products, no artificial preservatives, just healthy ingredients and their natural nutrients.  Often these desserts call for berries, nuts, and other easily …