Happy Birthday Kicking Cancer in the Kitchen!

A and K Toasting with Joyce

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Kicking Cancer in the Kitchen!!! One year ago today our book was published, and since then we have had such an amazing response and huge buzz about KCITK. We’ve met so many wonderful people who have shared their stories, supported us and allowed us to support them. Today we want to say thank you to all of you and have some fun stuff in-store. Check it out below!

 

** Facebook Giveaway (Oct 2-4)! Visit our Facebook Giveaway page and read the instructions there to enter to win a big bunch of goodies, including our book, two other books (Helping to Heal and Square Foot Gardening), healthy treats, sea veggies, up-cycled bejeweled kitchen utensils and more!

 

Girlfriend's Cookbook& Guide: Kicking Cancer in the Kitchen ** A special gift when you purchase a copy of Kicking Cancer in the Kitchen Wednesday and Thursday ONLY (October 2nd  and 3rd)! You will receive our 7 Day Juicing Challenge ($69 value) complete with juicing and whole food recipes, detox audio class, and grocery list. You will ALSO be entered to win a FREE one-hour coaching call with Kendall or Annette!

Already have a copy of KCITK? Kicking Cancer in the Kitchen makes a perfect gift for someone facing cancer or anyone trying to eat and live more healthfully! 

—->>>Here’s what you do:

  1. Purchase your copy of Kicking Cancer in the Kitchen on Amazon, Barnes and Noble or any local bookstore on October 2nd and 3rd.
  2. Come back here and enter your information, including receipt number, in the form below.
  3. You will be sent a confirmation email. Follow the instructions to confirm and you will be sent your 7 Day Juicing Challenge!
  4. Be sure to add support@kickingcancerinthekitchen.com to your contacts or check your Junk Mail so you don’t miss it! Your name will also be entered in a random drawing for a FREE coaching call with Kendall or Annette. The winner will be notified by email on Friday October 4th! (THIS HAS ENDED.)

**All rules subject to change. One winner will be randomly chosen for the coaching call with either Annette or Kendall. Winner will not be able to choose their coach – depends on availability.

Refresh Your Diet with Leafy Greens This Spring (Recipe Included)

 

Cashew Kale recipe from TheKickingKitchen.com

Spring is finally here! Even with the rain it brings, spring is one of my favorite seasons. Spring is a time of renewal and growth. We see it in nature as flowers bloom, grass turns greener, buds begin to open and the ground drinks up refreshing rainfall.

I’ve always loved springtime because I feel like it offers the opportunity for a fresh start. I finished cancer treatment just before springtime a few years ago, and moving into this new, life-sustaining season helped me to move onto a new phase in my cancer journey.

This doesn’t mean we need to make dramatic overhauls in our lives just because spring is here – and we can often feel the pressure to do so! But simply by opening the mind to new things – new foods, new people and relationships, new habits, and new opportunities – we begin to lose some of that stagnancy we often find ourselves in over the winter. And the days just seem a little brighter, clearer and more energized.

Another reason why I love spring is the abundance of food that becomes available, especially leafy greens! Leafy green veggies (kale, spinach, collards, chard, mustard greens, dandelion greens, and lettuces) bring vitality, energy and amazing nourishment to our bodies. They are the food most missing from modern-day American diets, and the food we usually need most. Greens are high in dietary fiber, calcium and iron. They also contain high levels of vitamin K, magnesium and folate and cancer-fighting phytochemicals such as vitamin C, lutein and carotenoids.

My first recommendation to clients who want to improve their diet for any number of reasons (increase energy, lose weight, balance moods, fight or prevent disease) is to add in more leafy greens. If you do nothing else – just get those greens in on a daily basis, if possible. Make a greens salad, steam greens or sauté kale, collards or spinach with a little olive oil, sea salt and garlic. Or try the recipe below from Kicking Cancer in the Kitchen.

Cashew Kale

Yield: makes 2 1/2 cups

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 large carrot, thinly sliced into rounds (about 1/2 cup)

2 bunches kale, thick stems removed, thinly sliced (about 8 cups)

1 garlic clove, minced

2 to 3 tablespoons tamari (soy sauce)

1/2 cup raw cashews

1/4 cup raisins

Directions:

Heat the olive oil over medium heat and sauté the carrot for five minutes. Add the garlic, kale, tamari, cashews and raisins and sauté a few minutes until cashews begin to soften. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Page

 

We have added a new Recipe Page to our website: http://thekickingkitchen.com/recipes/! It’s not quite as pretty or complete as we would like, but it’s the beginning of a collection of recipes we love – some from our book, Kicking Cancer in the Kitchen, some we’ve made that aren’t in the book, and a few from our favorite school, Integrative Nutrition.

If you are looking for an healthy “upgrade” to a favorite recipe, let us know! We just may see what we can whip up and then share it on our Recipe Page. Or, if you have a recipe of your own that uses plant-based whole foods, feel free to email us and we may share it on our page as well (giving you a big shout out, of course)!