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When I was fighting breast cancer, I dropped below 100 pounds. At 5’6”, that is danger territory. Between nausea, diarrhea, fatigue, and just no appetite, my husband, the cook in our family since I went back to work after our second son was born, and my caregiver, did everything he could to entice me to eat. For most of the five months of chemo, my standard fare was Cream of Wheat, with water, not milk, boiled potatoes without even butter, Jell-O™, hummus with spears of fresh cucumber, popsicles and ginger ale. A couple of friends discovered I could eat ginger snaps, and kept me supplied.... (Read More ...)

Chocolate Mousse After her breast cancer diagnosis, Sheryl Crow’s oncologist introduced her to a nutritionist. Then, she hired a chef to go on the road with her on tour. The result of this lifestyle change is captured in Crow’s new cookbook, If It Makes You Healthy: More Than 100 Delicious Recipes Inspired by the Seasons. Although Crow grew up eating dinner together every night with her family and her mother was a creative and excellent cook, Sheryl did not learn to cook. When she started touring, meals were on-the-go, with no particular attention to their nutritional value. The breast cancer... (Read More ...)