Halve cherry tomatoes and place in serving bowl
Chop basil and add to tomatoes
Drizzle with olive oil
2/3 cup (packed) chopped fresh dill
¼ cup olive oil
2 Tablespoons white or golden balsamic vinegar
1 Tablespoon lemon fresh lemon juice
Sprinkle fish with salt and pepper
Grill fish 8-10 min, do not overcook
Sprinkle both sides with salt and pepper and place on paper toweling
Let sit at least 30 minutes, blot dry (this will remove the water as well as the salt….if you skip this, the eggplant will absorb too much oil)
Meanwhile, chop the rosemary and mix with a generous amount of olive oil
Baste eggplant with olive oil/rosemary mix, use more oil if necessary….eggplant should be well coated. Grill eggplant until done on one side, turn, grill a few minutes and add cheese. When cheese is melted, remove.
Note: this dish goes well with the tomato salad or a salad of chopped tomatoes, parsley and olive oil
*I prefer organic, raw or those from small farms to cut down on pesticides and added hormones.
Eggplant is rich in dietary fiber, loaded with vitamins and minerals, and contains powerful cancer fighting antioxidants such as chlorogenic acid, which fights free radicals and helps protect cells from mutating into cancer cells, and nasuin, which helps cut off the blood supply to cancer cells.
Rosemary is a powerful anti-cancer herb. The two key ingredients in Rosemary-caffeic acid and rosemarinic acid-are potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agents, which help protect the body's cells from damage by free radicals. Rich in carnosol, Rosemary has been found to detoxify substances that can initiate the breast-cancer process. It's widely known that an imbalance of estrogen hormones in women can contribute to breast cancer. Rosemary stimulates liver enzymes which inactivate estrogen hormones. Rosemary, along with thyme, oregano, basil and mint promote apoptosis in cancer cells and reduce their speed by blocking the enzymes they need to invade neighboring tissues. Rosemary can inhibit the formation of HCAS, the carcinogenic compounds that form when you cook protein, by 75% (so use chopped rosemary in your marinade if you choose to grill proteins)
Grilled Zucchini with Chopped Dill
Zucchini (one or two, more if very small)
Dill (I will leave it up to you regarding amounts, but if you love the taste of dill, by all means, be generous!)
Extra Virgin Olive oil
Slice Zucchini lengthwise or crosswise, depending on size and preference. (I find a 1/4” thickness works well on the BBQ)
Chop dill and mix with olive oil, rub onto zucchini, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and grill
Zucchini has the ability to protect against cell mutations and oxidative stress, and contains powerful anti-inflammatory compounds. It is also a good source of potassium and lutein.
(See dill above)
Watercress and Red Cabbage Salad
Remove outer layers of red cabbage and slice thin or chop (use about ¼ of the head for one bunch of watercress).
Extra virgin olive oil
Aged Balsamic vinegar
Optional—add a handful of raw pine nuts or chopped parsley
Toss salad with a pinch of salt, fresh pepper (if desired) and drizzle with Arlotta balsamic vinegar and lemon infused olive oil. Alternatively you can use any olive oil and balsamic, but be sure to buy the best quality you can find.
Serve at once
Watercress offers a hefty dose of beta-carotene, copious amounts of calcium, carotenes like lutein, and trace amounts of omega-3’s. Watercress has a high amount of PEITC (phenylethylisotiocyante) which appears to block cancer-causing chemicals, perhaps even protecting the lungs of smokers from the carcinogens associated with tobacco (however, please don’t smoke…I tell you this to understand the power of watercress)
Red cabbage boosts immunity and is a member of the cruciferous family, whose indoles help with estrogen metabolism. It also contains anthocyanins, a class of flavonids that provides as many as 36 different varieties of anticancer chemicals. Cabbage also contains a significant amount of glutamine, an amino acid that has anti-inflammatory properties. Red Cabbage boosts the immune system’s ability to produce more antibodies. Red cabbage contains large quantities of sulfur and other minerals that work as cleansing agents for the digestive system. Raw red cabbage cleans the bowels, thus helping to prevent indigestion and constipation.
Parsley has potent anti-inflammatory and anticancer abilities. The phytochemicals in parsley can slow the speed of cell division, leaving time for the cell to correct DNA mistakes or to activate apoptosis, and recent research shows that one particular compound found in parsley and celery, apigenin, can stop certain breast cancer tumor cells from multiplying and growing, so it’s a good idea to have some everyday.
When salt is used, please consider pure sea salt as ordinary table salt and commercial sea salts are often treated with chlorine to bleach it white and may contain additional chemicals to prevent caking.
When using balsamic vinegar, please keep in mind that many inexpensive varieties sold in the supermarket aren’t really balsamic vinegar but rather a cheap imitation. Try to purchase only high quality brands with no added ingredients
When olive oil is used, consider organic or a trusted source as not all olive oils are as pure as they claim to be. I choose to use organic extra virgin olive oil for cooking and love the infused olive oils by Arlotta foods that we discovered at the farmers market in Southampton.
To be safe, use oils such as olive or walnut on salads
No GMO’s please:
Elyn Jacobs is a certified cancer coach, a breast cancer survivor, and the Executive Director for the Emerald Heart Cancer Foundation. She empowers women to choose the path for treatment that best fits their own individual needs. Elyn helps women to uncover the nutritional deficiencies and emotional stress patterns that may have contributed to their cancer and to support their body as it activates it own natural ability to fight the disease. She is passionate about helping others move forward into a life of health and wellbeing. To learn more about Elyn’s coaching services or to learn more about eating for life, please visit: http://elynjacobs.wordpress.com.