So there is nothing simple about cancer. Just as there is nothing simple about any
unplanned bump in the road of life. When Brian was originally
diagnosed 5 years ago, the initial prognosis was not good.
They believed his cancer was already at a Stage 3b. I know some of our
doctors would have preferred for us to accept this… and wait. I am too impatient for that. There was now three
of us in this marriage. It was up to me to figure out how we were
going to evict our new roommate… “cancer.”
At first I complicated things. I was going out of my mind trying to control what was happening. I wanted an overnight cure that would erase this dark cloud looming in our living room. Then I heard a voice whisper, “Take a step back. Take a deep breath. Just start simple.”
So, I started with food. It seemed like a logical solution. Everyone needs food. Food was the one thing I could control. Plus, if cancer feeds
off sugar… then surely something must combat it??? However, I had no idea what I could or should feed him!
Once I started my research, I had a panic attack. I was overwhelmed by a world riddled with
carcinogens, casein, GMO’s, pesticides and arsenic!!! AND THE DEVIL MONSANTO SEEDS IS GOING TO KILL US ALL!!!!
I literally stayed up for 48 hours sobbing uncontrollably. There was no
way I could save my husband!! There was nowhere to go! Nowhere to
hide!!!!!! WE ARE ALL GOING TO DIE!!!!! WAIT!?! MY CELL PHONE!! IS
GOOGLING GOING TO KILL ME TOO???!!
It was about day 3 of no sleep that that little voice inside started chatting again, this time louder, “KK,
get a hold of yourself!!!! Stop being so dramatic. Just keep it
OF MY FAVORITE “CLEAN” CONDIMENTS TO ADD TO VEGGIES. IF YOU LIKE THE
TASTE OF MEAT PACIFICO BROTH IS THE BOMB. AND ITS PACKAGING IS SAFE!
So I had glass of wine and took a nap. When I woke up, I began cooking simple lifesaving foods. I am not a devout vegan or nutritionist. I am not a doctor. I am just a wife who did not want to lose her husband. It was that love changed our lives forever. Cancer has taught us not to complicate our lives. You need to embrace and attack each day head on and look for the opportunity for a lesson. My lesson was about living foods.
I now believe in balance. I promote that 70% of your diet should be plant
based and organic. BUT it should also taste good. I promise this blog will never fool you- when it comes to taste.
I don’t like things that say they are, “Raw Mac N Cheeze” and then you taste it
and it is more like nutty gooey stuff. I believe if you keep it simple,
you can go out and have a cheeseburger…once and awhile.
Since it is a holiday week I will start with a cruciferous vegetable! Brussels
are my favorite cancer fighting food! Two major reasons you should eat
them; Sulforaphane and Vitamin C. I do them a hundred different ways
but my “Mexican Explosion” Brussels are a favorite among my spicy
jalapeno juice. 1 tbs olive oil. 1 tbs dry organic mustard. 1 tsp Celtic sea salt. 1 tsp cayenne pepper 1/4 cup of Soy-Free Veganaise
The thing about brussels is you do not want to undercook or overcook
them. In order to maintain their healing qualities it is best to cook
them until you see their color change to a slightly brighter green. For
this recipe I chop the ends and halve the brussels. Then I lightly steam
them in an organic broth until I see them change color. I strain
them and put them to the side. Then I add my Dijon,crushed
garlic,jalapeno juice, olive oil, dry mustard,cayenne, salt and Soy-free
NOTE*** If you cannot handle spicy foods for medical
or any other reasons my alternative is to replace the jalapeno juice
and cayenne with 1 tablespoon of Raw Organic Blackstrap Molasses. (Click on the link to see why Blackstrap Molasses is a great alternative.)
Once your spicy or sweet aioli is mixed, put your brussels back on the stove
on a medium heat and fully coat them with the mixture. Once you can see
they have started to soften in the middle, remove and serve.
If you are interested in more information on cancer fighting or healing foods, here is one of my favorite sites!
And remember, this weekend try and keep it simple! xoxox KK
*Lifein2lemonade is edited by Ryan Howard