I hope you had an abundant, joyful weekend (It’s the day after Thanksgiving in Canada)!
I didn’t get to be with my family this time around but I still had a great weekend. Tonight I am pumped for my 3rd class of Feed Life, Starve Cancer. It is exactly 3 weeks away until my surgery and I am soaking up as much info as I can to live a cancer-free life!
Look at this abundance of yummy fresh produce.
I was a keener and was one of the first to arrive:)
In our last class we learnt why dairy is not a good idea when you are trying to starve cancer.
- It is not nutrient dense, has large amounts of saturated fat, (which suppresses immune function, slows down the body’s ability to detoxify) Dairy contains dozens of hormones, chemicals, antibiotics and the purpose of cow’s milk is to grow a 90lb calf into a 1000 pound animal! Why do WE consume it? You can get all the calcium you need (and more) from greens (Broccoli and Kale are great sources, as well as beans.
We made a nut cheese!
I will get you the recipe soon, but the basis of this is macadamia nuts and spices.
Our instructor Eden rolled it to look like a mozza ball…
Ate it on a Mary’s cracker, basil leaf, tomato and the nut cheese. It was delicious. I can’t wait to make it!
Another dairy alternative is Nut Milks. We made milk out of cashews, coconut, hemp and almond.
To make your own nut milk, check out the recipe I put here. NUT MILK RECIPE.
Eden used actual Vanilla Bean pods to flavour the milk. It is a great idea to stay as true to the whole food source as possible….
But I have been using this Vanilla Bean Powder which has been fantastic. I got it at Planet Organic in Coquitlam. I use it for SO MUCH! I heard Whole Foods is about to get this stuff!
Eden told us about a couple cool websites:
Eat Local is about finding fresh produce at local markets in BC, it also has an awesome list of what produce is in season during what months. So cool!
The other site is Still Tasty. Keep it or toss it? A great guide to how long you should let something hang out in your fridge. Or you can use the “When in doubt, throw it out” method..
Tonight is week 3 for the course. Tonight we are covering the dozen Starve Cancer super foods and Simple Delicious 15 min entrees. Woot Woot! I found out about these classes at Feedlife.ca. They are wonderful.
Thanks for stopping by! Hope your week is off to a great start!