Today’s Friday’s Fixin’s is a book recommendation. Recommendation is an understatement. Truth be told, I am actually jumping up and down about this book. As… continue reading
In addition to sharing recipes on Friday’s, I thought that I would begin sharing my love of and passion for food facts (and alliteration). It’s… continue reading
Over the past few months, I have become a HUGE fan of Matcha (obsessed is probably a better word). I drink it every morning. In fact,… continue reading
This holiday season was been pretty f-bomb mahhhhvelous, from every perspective: the parties, the people, the food, the beverages…most of all for being healthy enough… continue reading
After this past month’s wonderful adventures and a very decadent Thanksgiving (think: Maggie’ Pineapple Casserole, I’m not surprised that I have packed on a few… continue reading
this week, I’ve been thinking a lot about the differences between cooking oils. For example, can I sautee with Olive Oil? What is the best type of Olive Oil to buy? When to use Canola oil? WTF is Safflower oil? Which oils are best avoided when cooking? The whole world of oils was so confusing…that is until Rachel Beller, MS, RD clarified it all for me (and now YOU!).
I love tomatoes. I love the color, taste, fragrance and even shape. This is serious tomato season in Santa Barbara. The Farmer’s Markets are teeming… continue reading
I’ve always known that fiber is good for you. Great for cleaning out, etc. However, since my breast cancer diagnosis, the importance of fiber has taken on a whole new, Silver Lined importance.
Since my breast cancer diagnosis (and especially in the bottomless pit of chemo despair), I have found that I am so much more focused on what I put into my body.
While I was a healthy eater prior to this FBC nonsense, I do admit to having some unhealthy proclivities, e.g., skipping the occasional meal…or having one “big” meal/day….or not getting enough fiber and a few other unmentionables. I am learning though…which is a Silver Lining!
Once breast cancer (or any kind of cancer for that matter) enters life, nutrition ascends to the top of the priority list and stays there throughout the trajectory of treatment…and beyond.
Incorporating a Registered Dietitian (RD) into your health care team is absolutely imperative because food plays a crucial role in supporting treatment, healing and preventing recurrence. (It also helps with cancer prevention, by the way, but I missed that part!)