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Lebanese Chicken Recipe for Yeast Free Diet, Candida, Gluten free, Dairy Free Lifestyles

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As a personal chef, Chef Gloria B, specializing in mouth watering, home cooked meals, for any medical condition, I have become familiar cooking for those in need.   Regardless of  food restrictions this recipe is delicious even if you don’t need a yeast free diet.  The key is always using fresh herbs, fresh squeezed lemon juice and marinating the chicken overnight.

¼ lemon juice
1 heaping tablespoon fresh chopped oregano
1 heaping tablespoon fresh chopped basil
1 heaping tablespoon fresh chopped thyme
1 heaping tablespoon fresh chopped flat parsley
6 cloves fresh chopped garlic
¼  cup olive oil
1 teaspoon sea salt
½ tablespoon dry mustard (mix with ½ tablespoon water, let sit for 10 minutes before using)
1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast (organic free range is the best)

Serves 3-4

Mix lemon juice, oregano, thyme, parsley, basil, garlic, sea salt and dry mustard together in small bowl. Gradually add the olive oil and whisk all the ingredients together.  Cut chicken into serving pieces that are even thickness. Put chicken breasts in zip lock bag and add the rest of the ingredients.  Let sit in refrigerator overnight or longer.

Preheat grill.  Take the chicken out of zip lock bag.  Pour the marinade into a small pot, bring to boil and then simmer for 10 minutes.  Grill chicken for approximately 5 minutes a side. (Depending on thickness of breast may take 10 minutes a side) Cut into strips about 2”inches wide.  Pour marinade over chicken and serve.

 

How Diet Can Aid Cancer Prevention and Treatment

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Whether you are battling cancer, have a family history of the disease, or are looking for ways to prevent it, simple lifestyle changes, including your diet, can have a major impact. A diet rich in plant-based foods is associated with a lower risk for developing cancer, as well as reversing cancer in some cases. According to the National Cancer Institute, eating a healthy diet in conjunction with exercising regularly and maintaining a healthy weight can contribute to the prevention of a third of all cancer diagnoses.

By eating smart, you can improve your health, your life expectancy, and lower your risk of developing cancer. It’s highly important to consume beneficial and vitamin-rich foods before, during and after surgery, radiation and other cancer treatments. The following foods have cancer-fighting and prevention properties.

Foods that May Help Prevent or Treat Cancer

 

  • Berries. Fruits such as blueberries and strawberries are full of antioxidants, which can protect against cell damage, according to the American Institute for Cancer Research. These berries especially help protect against mouth and neck cancers.
  • Tomatoes. These fruits are rich in lycopene, a type of antioxidant that helps give tomatoes their red color and may help prevent prostate, lung and stomach cancer.
  • Whole Grains. Whole grain foods may greatly reduce your risk of colon cancer. This is because whole grains contain a number of plant compounds, including phytochemicals, which protect against cells damage. Whole grains are also a great source of antioxidants and fiber, which is highly protective against colon cancer, but may also protect against breast, ovary, endometrial, and gastrointestinal cancers.
  • Carrots. Orange vegetables and fruits including carrots, butternut squash, sweet potatoes and cantaloupe are high in beta-carotene, a type of antioxidant, which can help prevent mouth cancers. Beta-carotene helps reduce the harmful effects of free radicals, which are the molecules in your body that cause cell damage, leading to the development of cancer.
  • Fatty Fish. Fish, such as salmon, are packed with omega-3 fatty acids, which may help protect against colon, breast and prostate cancer.
  • Garlic. When garlic is crushed or cut, it releases immune-enhancing compounds that may help block carcinogens from entering cells and may also slow cancerous tumor development.
  • Green, Leafy Vegetables. The American Institute of Cancer Research reports that kale, spinach and romaine lettuce are excellent sources of fiber and nutrients such as lutein and flavonoids, which may protect against cancers of the mouth, pharynx and larynx.
  • Green Tea. This type of tea is loaded with antioxidants and other cancer-fighting agents. Drinking about two to 10 cups of green tea a day may help patients with any form of cancer. Some studies on green tea and breast cancer have reported shocking results.
  • Mushrooms. From shiitake to maitake to reishi mushrooms, these vegetables contain a number of vitamins that may naturally enhance your immune system and natural cancer-fighting abilities.

The consumption of fruits and vegetables may help in the prevention and treatment of cancer, but is not intended to replace more conventional methods of treatment, and should also be coupled with regular exercise and doctor appointments.

Author bio: Kaitlyn Teabo is a writer for The Mesothelioma Center. She combines her interests in writing, cancer research and emerging scientific technology to educate the mesothelioma community about asbestos and its related diseases.

Source:

American Association of Retired Persons. Foods That Help Prevent Cancer. Retrieved from www.aarp.org/health/healthy-living/info-12-2012/foods-that-help-prevent-cancer.html#slide1

 

Smoked Turkey – The Best way to Make Turkey

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Smoked Turkey - The Best way to Make TurkeyThe most time consuming recipe in my cookbook Zone Perfect Cooking Made Easy, is the Smoked Turkey with Apple and Onion. It is marinaded a day or two before Thanksgiving and then put on the grill to smoke. It is so moist, flavorful, and delicious you will never have another turkey quite like it. One year we tried brining the turkey because everyone said it was the best, this is far superior! It starts out with lots of garlic (full head) and dry vermouth or dry white wine. The garlic cloves get chopped into small pieces (can use food processor) and put under the skin and into the cavity of the turkey. I also use lots of fresh chopped rosemary underneath the skin and in the cavity. Then using a turkey needle (a large plunging needle) fill with wine and inject into the bird all over shots of wine. I use almost a 1/2 bottle of Dry Vermouth for a large turkey. Then season the bird with sea salt, pepper, Herbamare (Sea salt that has seeped with 12 different organic herbs for a year, available at health food stores). Cover the bird with slices of onion from two onions and stuff the inside of the bird with 1/2 apple and 1/2 onion for added flavor while cooking. Refrigerate until ready to smoke. If you are interested in how to smoke the turkey please email me at Gloria@Mybnl.com or visit my website at www.Mybnl.com

Saving Yourself at Thanksgiving! Some Tips!

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Thanksgiving is my most favorite holiday of the year. What’s not to love, lots of delicious food, family and close friends! However, many people go into food overload and get food hangovers from eating too much! It’s difficult not to overeat when there is so much food on the table. I have a few suggestions to have a great holiday and not get sick!

  • When making stuffing, be sure and do it outside of the bird. When the turkey stuffing is put inside the turkey all the fat drippings of the turkey end up in the stuffing. That is pure saturated fat and will create stomach pains!
  • Be sure to eat a healthy breakfast. Starvation creates more hunger and you will end up eating more than your stomach can physically handle. Eating small meals a few hours apart will be much more satisfying and healthful. Start your morning with an egg and steel cut oats with some almonds to keep satisfied for hours or have some low fat cottage cheese or Greek yogurt with fruit and a few almonds.
  • Drink plenty of water. Be sure and keep hydrated, especially if consuming alcoholic beverages.
  • Take small tastes of everything that you desire. If Aunt Sarah’s sweet potato pie isn’t one of your favorites, move on to the things you really enjoy. Ask for a doggie bag if you can’t finish everything you desire.
  • Be sure to walk or get some exercise the morning of the holiday.
  • Focus on socializing with the ones you love. Give thanks to be together and enjoy this wonderful holiday.
  • For great holiday recipes that taste delicious and are healthy see my website at www.Mybnl.com or get my book Zone Perfect Cooking Made Easy.
  • If you need help with the holidays email me at Gloria@Mybnl.com

White Fish, Scallops and Vegetables

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White Fish, Scallops and VegetablesMy newest recipe uses vegetables that are still in season, fresh herbs, and a combination of fish that makes it very delicious and fresh tasting. It is not difficult to prepare and the colors are beautiful. Go to www.chefgloriab.com to try this great recipe.

If you don’t want to prepare it and still want to enjoy it allow me to cook it for you. If you want to learn how to prepare it we can have a fun cooking class. Just give a call gloria@mybnl.com