University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

Recipes

Red Lentil Soup with Lime

Red Lentil Soup with Lime

January 17, 2015

Lentils are a vegetarian source of protein and high in fiber. Spinach is particularly abundant in Vitamin A. The additional medley of fresh lime, cilantro, and warming spices rounds out this dish as a “comfort food.”

Marinated Zucchini Salad

Marinated Zucchini Salad

January 17, 2015

Marinating raw zucchini in a simple flavor infusion of lemon, olive oil, garlic, and fresh herbs softens the texture for a palatable experience without the cooking.

Cooling Avocado Soup

Cooling Avocado Soup

January 17, 2015

Enjoy this wholesome intermingling of naturally refreshing flavors with a dash of spicy verve. Avocados are a delicious source of Potassium, Vitamin E, and mono-unsaturated fats (which can reduce blood cholesterol which eaten in moderation).

Asparagus and Citrus Salad

Asparagus and Citrus Salad

January 17, 2015

The distinct sweetness of blood oranges (also called “Moro” oranges) is further enhanced by the complex tones of balsamic vinegar. Dressed over asparagus, shallots, and walnuts, this delightful combo makes for a satisfying flavor range, bountiful in folic acid, omega-3 fatty acids, and rich anti-oxidants.

Savory Shrimp over Wild Rice

Savory Shrimp over Wild Rice

December 24, 2014

Add a bit of succulent seafood and fresh herbs to your favorite grains and vegetables for an all-in-one, well-balanced dish.

Slow-Cooked Salsa Chicken Tacos

Slow-Cooked Salsa Chicken Tacos

December 24, 2014

Go Mexican with heart healthy, slow cooking methods, plus skinless chicken to lower your saturated fat intake from meat sources.
Spaghetti Squash with Pomodoro Sauce

Spaghetti Squash with Pomodoro Sauce

December 23, 2014

Eating spaghetti squash is a great low-calorie way to indulge your urge for pasta (without the pasta, of course). This recipe combines the squash with Pomodoro sauce, a thick Italian tomato sauce.

Sweet Potatoes with Warm Black Bean Salad

Sweet Potatoes with Warm Black Bean Salad

December 23, 2014

Sweet potatoes are loaded with carotenoids, plant compounds that help fight many different types of cancer, and vitamin C. Be sure to eat the skin, which is full of fiber. The fragrant filling of beans and tomatoes adds protein. This dish makes a satisfying and nutritious lunch or dinner meal.

Baked Tempeh

Baked Tempeh

December 23, 2014

This recipe bolsters the heart-healthy cooking method of baking while celebrating a Japanese-influenced flavor spectrum to enliven the protein-rich, fermented soy bean product known as Tempeh.

Black Bean and Artichoke Simmer

Black Bean and Artichoke Simmer

December 23, 2014

Artichokes are part of the sunflower family and they contain folate, fiber, and vitamin C. Plus research shows that non-starchy vegetables like artichokes can offer increased protection from cancers of the mouth, larynx, pharynx, esophagus and stomach.