CancerWife's blog

Healthy Eating with Cancerwife

I love to eat.  Food delights me.

Even when I stayed in the hospital for chemo, I looked forward to each meal and snack. Some of the hospital food was not that great, but I found some appetizing items!

8 Instant Pot Tips for Reliable, Safe and Easy Instant Pot cooking

8 Instant Pot TipsAfter several years of using the Instant Pot almost daily, I've learned some quirks and tricks to using the Instant Pot.

I hope these 8 tips will help you cook reliably, safely and easily with the Instant Pot!

Giving Thanks 2014: My secret confession.

Keep Calm and Give ThanksHappy Thanksgiving to All!

Since my cancer diagnosis almost 7 years ago, I've encountered many people with cancer. The interesting thing is a large proportion of them have non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).

Red Band Society Episode 4: A Sarcoma Patient's Perspective

Red Band Society Episode 4 - There's No Place Like Homecoming
red band society episode 4Leo wants to excel at soccer again after receiving a sports scholarship.

Red Band Society Episode 3: A Sarcoma Patient's Perspective

Red Band Society Episode 3 - Liar, Liar Pants on Fire

red band society episode threeCharlie: "One thing I've noticed about being in a hospital -- People lie a lot, they lie to make you feel better, they lie to make themselves better…Lies are just one way of dealing."

Low Fat Organic Rotisserie Chicken

healthy eating rotisserie roasted chicken low omega 6This low fat rotisserie chicken is one of my favorite recipes.  Not only are whole organic chickens more affordable than other organic meats, this recipe is quick and you can even get a quick chicken broth out of it too!  The trick is using the Nuwave oven.


Healthy Eating at Home: Nuwave Oven

nuwave oven health eatingOne of the hardest diet regimens that I've been on is the ketogenic diet.  This involves cutting down carbohydrates to about 20g carbs a day, and mainly eating protein and fats.

Not only was it difficult with the low blood sugar, but on top of that, I needed to cook a LOT of protein throughout the day!  That was when we got a Nuwave oven to help cook all the meat.

Red Band Society Episode 2: A Sarcoma Patient's Perspective

Red Band Society Episode 2 - Sole Searching

red band society sarcoma patient perspective blog episode 2Jordi goes into his leg amputation surgery.  On his legs, he's written with black marker on one, "This leg" and on the other, "Not this leg".

Red Band Society Episode 1: A Sarcoma Patient's Perspective

red band society cancer dramaI was intrigued by "Red Band Society", a drama airing on Fox every Wednesday night at 9pm. I noticed one of the characters was a bald teenager with crutches.  "Ah, he must have osteosarcoma", I thought.  And I was right! 

Marinated Mushrooms

marinated mushroom recipe healthy eating with cancerwife low omega 6Whenever we go to a salad bar, we always look for marinated mushrooms to add to our salad.  The marinated mushrooms add quite a bit of weight and price to our salad!  This is until I realized I could make it myself at a fraction of the cost. 

Now, I make a batch of these every week! These marinated mushrooms are great on salads, or as a side dish to any meal! 

Syndicate content