University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

Recipes

Chickpea Curry

Chickpea Curry

March 13, 2018

Chickpeas, also known as “garbanzo beans,” are very rich in vegetable protein. They are common in cuisines of the Middle East and India, where they have been cultivated for several thousands of years.

Baked Fish, Spinach, and Tomatoes in Parchment Paper

Baked Fish, Spinach, and Tomatoes in Parchment Paper

February 28, 2017

Baking is a cooking method that requires little added fat. In addition, choosing fish typically found in cold waters is known to provide the highest amount of Omega-3 fatty acids, which can help lower unhealthy cholesterol and triglyceride levels. This simple recipe can be used with fish of all varieties, including tilapia, sole, salmon, and halibut.

Quinoa and Vegetable Stuffed Bell Peppers

Quinoa and Vegetable Stuffed Bell Peppers

November 17, 2016

Quinoa is a gluten-free, South American native grain which contains saponins, a type of chemical compound with certain properties that may help support the inhibition of tumor growth. Quinoa is also high in protein, and is great accompaniment for this medley of hearty vegetables, as a stuffing.

Quinoa Sweet Potato Patties

Quinoa Sweet Potato Patties

October 5, 2016

Opt for this vegetarian delicacy of naturally sweet and savory tones! Quinoa is a South American native grain which contains saponins, a type of chemical compound with certain properties that may help support the inhibition of tumor growth.

Cumin-Scented Black Bean Burgers

Cumin-Scented Black Bean Burgers

August 31, 2016

Here is a savory, meatless alternative to the All-American Burger, while still being high in protein. Black beans are great sources of both protein and fiber. Cumin is a spice that originates in the Middle East and Asia, and which offers a distinctly pungent compliment to any bean, particularly black beans.

Creamy Avocado & White Bean Wrap

Creamy Avocado & White Bean Wrap

January 29, 2015

Wraps are fun, easy, portable, and can be creatively tailored to suit a variety of dietary preferences (including gluten-free and vegan options). Whole grain flat bread selections are a good boost of fiber, as is the scrumptious white bean and vegetable filling called for in this recipe.

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.