Delicious Tempura Mushrooms – Vegan and Crispy

Another delicious way to enjoy mushrooms – and so much healthier than any tempura you buy!

What you need:

  • 10-15 fresh button mushrooms, cut to halves
  • 7 spoons rice flour (placed in a bowl or plate)
  • 1/2 cup reduced sodium soy sauce (placed in a bowl)
  • Avocado oil to stir-fry
  • Always use organic ingredients when possible

What to do:

  1. Heat the oil in a wide pan until it’s very hot.
  2. Dip the mushrooms in the soy sauce and then coat them with the rice flour.
  3. Stir-fry the mushrooms in the oil from both sides until they are soft from the inside and crispy from the outside.

You may eat the mushrooms by itself or add them to a salad. It’s best to eat them hot.


To get more of these great recipes visit Neeva’s website  The Innergy


Yummy Veggies & Cream (Gluten Free & Vegan) Great for a Cancer Diet

yummy-veggies-cream-gluten-free-vegan-great-for-a-cancer-dietThis mui-delich (very tasty!) dish can work as a pasta dressing or as a dish by itself! It’s vegan, super-yummy and you will not stay hungry! It’s also beautiful but I bet you will not look at it long before you finish it all!

What you need:

  • 20 button mushrooms, cut to half
  • 1/2 red pepper, cut to cubes
  • 4 cherries tomatoes, cut to half
  • Handful chopped chives
  • Pink Himalayan salt to taste
  • Use organic ingredients when possible

For the cream:

  • 2 Handful raw cashews
  • 1/2 garlic clove
  • 2 cups alkaline water

What to do:

  1. Add the cream ingredients to a strong blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Add the cream and the rest of the ingredients to a wide pan and saute for 15 minutes.
  3. When ready, use it as a dressing for pasta or eat it as is!


To get more of these great recipes visit Neeva’s website  The Innergy


Cauliflower & Sweet Potato with Coconut Cream (Gluten Free)

cauliflower-sweet-potato-with-coconut-cream-gluten-freeIf you love coconut, this is your dish!

What you need:

2 large Sweet Potatoes, peeled and sliced
2 Potatoes, peeled and sliced
1/2 head cauliflower
7 green onions, chopped
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
1/2 tbs turmeric
1 spoon coconut oil
1 can unsweetened coconut cream
4 cups baby spinach
Salt to taste

Always use organic ingredients when possible.

What to do:

  1. Cook the sweet potatoes, potatoes and cauliflower in boiled water until fork-tender. When ready, rinse and set aside.
  2. Set aside half of the green onions.
  3. Add the rest of the green onions to a blender together with the turmeric, cilantro and the coconut cream. Blend until smooth.
  4. Warm the coconut oil in a wide pan until it melts and add the green onions on top. Stir-fry for 1 minute and then add the baby spinach and stir-fry until tender.
  5. Pour in the coconut cream mixture. Add the potatoes, sweet potatoes and cauliflower. Mix everything in the sauce and add salt.

You may serve it as is, or serve it on rice. I like to serve it on yellow rice (white rice cooked with turmeric).


To get more of these great recipes visit Neeva’s website  The Innergy



How to Make Stevia Extract to Reduce Your Sugar Intake

how-to-make-stevia-extractI’ve shied away from stevia in the past, because I hate its aftertaste. But, if you are trying to reduce your sugar intake, it is probably your best option of sweetener to use. So how can we make it more palatable? Today I’ll show you how to make your own stevia extract that doesn’t have a horrid aftertaste.

Years ago, I went to a cooking class on gluten-free and sugar-free baking. It was the worst cooking class I have ever attended – for various reasons! It was a demonstration, and the foods that were prepared were very high in refined carbohydrates (albeit gluten free ones) and fats. But no sugar – they used stevia instead. When we got to taste the dishes – I hated them all! I think that was the first time I had ever had stevia – and that aftertaste just wouldn’t go away.

But today, after some investigation, I am a little more tolerant of stevia. You can reduce or avoid its aftertaste,which makes stevia a good option to help you transition to avoiding sugar and other artificial sweeteners.

Stevia comes from the leaves of a plant called Stevia rebaudiana, and is usually found as a powder or a liquid extract. The active compounds of stevia are steviol glycoside – which has 150 times the sweetness of sugar. Stevia does not affect blood glucose levels, and some studies show it may help improve insulin sensitivity.

What I have found is that the bitter aftertaste is apparent when too high a concentration of stevia is used. Even though recipes with stevia call for just a few drops – if the extract or powder is really concentrated, that can still be too much. So taking it easy is the way to go.

To make stevia powder, collect stevia leaves and dry them, then finely chop them in a blender. The dried leaf powder can be used as is, in certain recipes – but they won’t dissolve, so don’t try them in your coffee!

There are many different ways to prepare an extract, with variables including:

  • using fresh leaves or dried leaves

    I use fresh leaves that I grow myself. They are easy to grow, and the plant regrows every year. The ideal time to harvest the leaves is around August – when the flowers start to appear but before the flowers start dying. If you leave it too late, you are more likely to get bitterness. If you can’t get fresh leaves, you can buy the dried leaves and use them instead.

  • with alcohol or  without alcohol

    I use alcohol – vodka – for my extract, because it extracts the sweetness well, and quickly. Any recipe calls for only a few drops of extract, which means there is negligible alcohol in the final product.

  • duration of the extraction time

    I extract for a relatively short period because, again, I find that the sweetness comes through quickly, and there is more likely to be an aftertaste if you leave the leaves in the alcohol for a longer period.

  • concentrating the extract by heating

    I choose not to heat the extract and reduce it as I don’t want it to be highly concentrated. By leaving the extract as it is, the amount you put into a recipe is more controllable. Yes, maybe I’ll use 6 drops instead of 2, but I can taste it as I go along and adjust the sweetness to how I want it.

Obviously, you can adjust these to your own taste. Here’s the recipe. I hope you’ll give it a try. If you live near me and want some leaves – just let me know.H

Homemade stevia extract:


  • Fresh stevia leaves
  • Unflavored vodka
  • (you can vary the amount as you wish – for proportions, see the recipe).


  1. Wash the stevia leaves
  2. Roughly tear the leaves into a couple of pieces and place them in a clean jar. I filled the jar with leaves – but they weren’t compressed down.
  3. Add enough vodka to cover the leaves. For my jar, this was about half full as the liquid compresses the leaves.
  4. Seal and shake the jar.
  5. Leave for 8-12 hours. Taste the liquid to see if it is sweet enough.
  6. Strain the liquid into a bottle and discard the leaves.
  7. Keep the bottle in the dark, or use a brown colored bottle. Having a dropper helps, as only a few drop are needed to sweeten foods.
Recipe Type: Sugar-free, gluten free, vegan, paleo, sugar substitute


If you prefer a more concentrated extract, you can gently simmer the extract to boil off some of the alcohol.

Ruth BaillieRuth Baillie is originally from the UK and now lives most of the year in Northern California. She holds two Master’s degrees, one in Personalized Nutrition (distinction), and another in Health Psychology. She is a Registered Nutritional Therapist, Certified Professional Cancer Coach, and Cancer Guide, and has undertaken considerable post-graduate studies in integrative naturopathic oncology. She is the author of “Choices in mind-body medicine for cancer patients in Sonoma County, California” and her research has been published in peer-reviewed journals.

Food for Cancer – Diet and Recipes

food_that_fight_cancerDiet for Cancer

Eating healthy diet, rich with valuable nutrients, is crucial not only for people with cancer but, really, for everyone.

Why go vegan?
Many studies show the connection between eating animal products and deadly disease such as cancer. And the truth is, that even without reading those studies, it’s pretty easy to see for yourself: try to replace any animal food (meat, dairy, eggs) with whole natural foods such as fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts and seeds, and see how you feel. Within a short period of time you will probably notice a positive change.

Plant based diet, rich with antioxidants, is what our body needs to prevent cancer and also to fight it. I’m not saying that a person that has cancer should not treat it in the traditional medical way. I’m just saying that a good plant based healthy diet will help the body to heal. So if a person is suffering from cancer, and they have the option to drop the bacon (BIG cancer cause!) for lentil soup (or salad; or apple anything truly healthy!), they better do it.

My blog offers a valuable information for those who like to know more about how they can prevent and treat cancer. Here is a quick reference:

There are specific foods that help fight cancer; I listed them here. 

Lots of recipes from my blog can be included in a special diet for cancer. This is the page with all those recipes. 

There is one more Issue that you may like to address: the deadly chemicals in your beauty products. You may not know, but your deodorant, shampoo, body lotion and all the others may contain harsh chemicals that were found in tumors!
This is a list of the 8 deadly chemicals that you van find in most beauty products

And if you are confused and not sure which beauty products to use, why don’t you try to do it yourself? here you can find a great home-made DIY recipes for an amazing body butter and face moisturizer. 




Protein Rich Meal Idea For A Cancer Diet: Green Beans With Tomato Sauce

green-beans-with-tomato-sauceA simple but so delicious dish, packed with plant-based protein which is the best for us!
You may eat it as is or mix it with rice.

What you need:

4 cups of green beans. Cut the edges of both sides of each bean.
5-6 ripe tomatoes, cut to cubes
1 large onion, chopped well
2 garlic cloves, chopped well
Optional: 5-6 fresh basil leaves, chopped. Or you may use dry leaves
Salt to taste
3 spoons Avocado oil
Filtered water to cover

What to do:

  1. Use wide pot to saute the onion and the garlic in the avocado oil until they are soft.
  2. Add the tomatoes and let cook for 5 minutes.
  3. Add the salt and the basil. Mix well.
  4. Add the green peas, mix gently and add water to cover.
  5. Let boil, and then lower the heat and cook with cover until the beans are soft and ready to eat. If you like less sauce you may cook half covered.

I recommend to eat it with rice. Here is a great, very simple recipe for white basmati rice:

What you need:

  • 2 cups white basmati rice
  • 3 cups filtered water
  • Salt to taste
  • Optional: either 1 tbsp turmeric (for a yellow rice), or 1 tbsp cumin seeds
  • 2 spoons avocado oil

What to do:

  1. Warm the avocado oil in a large pot and add the rice with salt and either the turmeric or cumin seeds (or just plain rice). Mix well.
  2. Add the water and cook covered until boil. Then lower the heat and cook half covered until there are no more water. Then cover the pot completely and turn off the heat. Leave for 5 minutes and there you go! You have one of best rice dishes in the world!




Easy To Make Vegan Dumplings

Delicious and easy to make vegan entrée recipe ideas can be hard to find, it seems like most of the vegan recipes are sides and desserts. We did however find this vegan dumpling recipe, with easy gluten-free wonton wrappers as an example of a great tasting vegan entrée. As with all cancer diet recipes please use organic ingredients when possible.

Vegan dumplings (or pot stickers) with an egg-free and gluten-free wrapper. And they are easy to make and oil-free with only 4 ingredient needed!

  • Yields 15 dumplings
  • 40 min Prep Time
  • 5 min Cook/Chill Time
  • 45 min Total Time


  • 1 cup white rice flour
  • 1/2 cup tapioca flour
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • 1 cup chopped mushrooms
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 2 cups cabbage

Sauce (*see note)

  • 2 tbsp coconut aminos (or soy sauce)
  • 1/4 tsp ginger, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp cornstarch


Wrappers: Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl. Mix/knead to form a slightly sticky dough.
Divide into 12.
Roll out each ball between two sheets of wax paper as thin as possible.
Stack the rolled wrappers in a bowl with wax paper between each. Cover the bowl with a wet towel. This will keep them from drying out while you prepare the rest.

Sauce: Combine all the ingredients in a jar. Shake.

Filling: Add all the veggies to a non-stick skillet over medium high heat.
Once they begin to sizzle, add about 1/3 cup of water, cover the pan, and let them steam for 4-5 minutes over medium heat till soft.
Remove the cover, add the sauce mixture, and stir until everything comes together and all additional water has evaporated. About 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool for 5-10 minutes.

To assemble: Remove one wrapper from the bowl with the wax paper that is underneath it. Spoon about a teaspoon of filling into the center of the wrapper.
Fold in half and press the edges together firmly. Optionally crimp the edges. Using the wax paper to do this will prevent the wrapper from sticking to your finger as it is prone to do if they are even slightly wet/moist.
Repeat with the remaining wrappers.

To steam: Fill a shallow pan with enough water to completely cover the bottom. Bring to a boil. Add half of your dumplings. Cover and steam for 5-6 minutes. Remove from the pan. Repeat with the second half.
Serve plain or with dipping sauce of your choice.


For a super simple sauce option, store-bought teriyaki sauce tastes great too. I really like this soy-free one .

natalie-of-feasting-on-fruitAbout Natalie, founder of Feasting on Fruit: I am the writer, photographer, and imagination behind Feasting on Fruit. Seven years a vegetarian, five years a vegan, and barely one year a blogger, but learning and loving it! I am constantly overflowing with creative ideas for fruity vegan food, often more than I have time to make. Sharing the health and happiness of tasty recipes brings a smile to my lips and a purpose to my kitchen.

Lentils Soup – the red version

lentil-soup-recipeWhat a delicious version of the traditional lentils soup! Red, orange and yummy!!!  Perfect for cold days, packed with the best nutrients. You just can’t go wrong :-)

What you need:

  • 3/4 cup red lentils
  • 2 chopped garlic cloves
  • 3 spoons olive oil
  • 1/2 handful chopped dill
  • 2 skinless, sliced potatoes
  • 1 large skinless sliced sweet potato
  • 1 can tomato paste
  • Salt to taste

What to do:

  1. Saute the garlic in 2 spoons of olive oil for 2 minutes, in a large pot.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and let boil.
  3. Cook on low heat for another 30-40 minutes, until the potatoes are soft and ready.
  4. Use hand blender (or any other blender) to blend only 3/4 of the soup, so it will have a bit chunky and a bit blended.

Enjoy …and share the recipe with others… sharing is caring :-)

Neeva KedemAbout Neeva Kedem: Couple of years ago my life took a nice turn when I became vegan. It happened after my 40th birthday; I kind of realized that my health and energy are not as they used to be, and that change is needed. After reading lots of researches and studies, I understood that eating healthier food that is based on plants and natural ingredients will be the best for me, and so I did. It didn’t happen overnight; first, I gave up red meat. Then chicken, which was very hard for me. And only about a year later – cheese and eggs. Today I can say that being vegan improved my health and energy levels, and that I love being vegan!

Chocolate Maca Protein Truffles


These are really simple, and incredibly tasty. Not only that, but they’ll keep in the fridge (in a sealed container) for about a week, so it you make up a batch on a Monday, you’ll have snacks on hand for when you need a bit of a lift. Best of all?  They are made of healthy ingredients such as dates, cashews, walnuts, maca and raw chocolate!

Makes: 12 truffles

  • ½ cup cashews, soaked 2-4 hours
  • ½ cup walnuts, soaked 2-4 hours
  • 8 large medjool dates, pitted
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons Sprout Living Chocolate Maca Protein Powder
  • 2 tablespoons cacao nibs
  • about 2 tablespoon cacao powder, for dusting


  1. Drain and rinse the cashews and walnuts and transfer them to a food processor along with the dates. Process until well incorporated.
  2. With the motor running, slowly add the melted coconut oil. Blend again until very smooth.
  3. Add the Chocolate Maca protein powder and puree until completely incorporated. Add cacao nibs and pulse a few times until mixed together.
  4. Transfer to a small bowl, cover, and refrigerate for one hour until the truffle dough is hard enough to roll into balls.
  5. Roll into balls about 1 tablespoon in size, coat in cacao powder, and enjoy!
  6. Store in the refrigerator.

Recipe Source: Sarah McMinn

Maca is incredible – you’ll find it in most health food shops in powdered form, and it smells almost caramel-ey. In addition to tasating delicious, it’s also an amazing stamina-enhancer, an aphrodisiac (score), a mood-leveller (great for hormonal imbalances, menopause, anxiety and depression), and an intense energy-booster.

Dawn Breast CancerAbout Dawn Bradford Lange:  Co-founder of Breast Cancer Yoga. Dawn is making a difference with Breast Cancer Yoga therapeutic products designed to support you emotionally and physically during breast cancer . We want to give you the attention and personal service you need so please email us at if you have questions.

Healthy, High Protein & Sugar Free Oatmeal Bites For A Cancer Diet

high-protein-recipe-for-cancerGood nutrition is especially important if you have cancer because both the illness and its treatments can change the way you eat. Cancer and cancer treatments can also affect the way your body tolerates certain foods and uses nutrients. The nutrient needs of people with cancer vary from person to person. Your cancer care team can help you identify your nutrition goals and plan ways to help you meet them.

Heal and recover faster – Eating well means eating a variety of foods to get the nutrients your body needs to fight cancer. These nutrients include protein, carbohydrates, fat, water, vitamins, and minerals.

Proteins – We need protein for growth, to repair body tissue, and to keep our immune systems healthy. When your body doesn’t get enough protein, it might break down muscle for the fuel it needs. This makes it take longer to recover from illness and can lower resistance to infection. People with cancer often need more protein than usual. After surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation therapy, extra protein is usually needed to heal tissues and help fight infection. (source)

A good source of protein is this recipe for Healthy Oatmeal Bites:

2.5 cups oatmeal
1 cup nut milk
2 Tbsp chia seeds
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
1.5 tsp baking powder
1 cup blueberries
a few sprinkles of cinnamon
2 scoops vegan vanilla protein powder
35 drops of Stevia sweet Drops**


  1. The amount of stevia is dependent on own personal taste, and how sweet the protein powder you are using is. Use less and taste test the batter , and you can then add more. I tend to make them less sweet so then I can add sweetener on them later, like jam, or agave
  2. Bake for 30 minutes at 350 or till golden brown, and fully cooked

Where do I get my protein ? fruits and veggies!! Have you ever wonder where a cow gets its protein if all it eats is grass? We don’t need as much protein as the media and supplement companies would have us believe. they are trying to sell products, not good health. a healthy range is between 5%-10% your daily calories if your eating 2500 calories and you hit the 10% range .. that’s 62 grams of protein.. impressed that’s all from fruits and veggies !!

Dawn Breast CancerAbout Dawn Bradford Lange:  Co-founder of Breast Cancer Yoga. Dawn is making a difference with Breast Cancer Yoga therapeutic products designed to support you emotionally and physically during breast cancer . We want to give you the attention and personal service you need so please email us at if you have questions.
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