Holly Clegg’s Cookbook “Eating Well Through Cancer”

I have an absolute love for reading and buying cookbooks.  Everytime I get a new one, my husband wonders if I don’t already have enough recipes to choose from…I reassure him that you can never have too many cookbooks.  And one of my very favorite cookbooks is one I received while teaching a nutrition class for people undergoing different types of treatment for cancer.  It’s called “Eating Well Through Cancer” by Holly Clegg.  The recipes are simple and tasty.  Plus each section is organized by topic (i.e. pre-treatment, dry mouth, constipation, etc.) to meet the varying needs of each stage of treatment and potential side effects.  She has also co-authored the book with an oncologist so there is all sorts of practical information for patients and caregivers.

I shared the cookbook with my Mom a couple of years ago because I had been raving about one of the many delicious recipes in the cookbook.  She bought it and loved it too.  So when a good friend of hers was diagnosed with cancer, she thought giving her the cookbook would be a nice way to say that she cared.  I’d like to share with you the thank you note that my Mom received from her friend.

Thank you so much for thinking of me and sharing the “Eating Well Through Cancer” cookbook with me. Many times “healthy” cookbooks can be much more healthy and way less tasty. This book has so many delicious looking recipes for the whole family.

I appreciate your notes and recommendations on some recipes you’ve already tried and enjoyed.
I decided to read the book cover-to-cover and found so much truly useful informatin about dealing with specific problems during the different phases of treatment, and which recipes would be useful at specific times. This book is TOTALLY AWESOME!! Thank you so much!

Most of you probably know someone who has, is, or will have to deal with cancer and the difficulties of cancer treatment.  This may be a great resource for you to share with others.  Or if you are looking for a new cookbook for everyday cooking, I highly recommend it!  I also have Holly’s Freezer Friendly cookbook which I also love.

Check out Holly’s website.  She has several cookbooks as well as free recipes posted online. 

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  1. Speaking of reading and buying cookbooks…I spent over an hour last night reading through cookbooks while in Williams-Sonoma. I finally decided on one, but could have easily bought at least four more! I’ll have to check out the books listed above for sure!

    I just bought “Cooking for Baby” at Williams-Sonoma. As I have read baby food labels I’ve been surprised by some ingredients and thought doing it myself might be a fun option. I also think I’m a bit leary about introducing wheat into Blake’s diet too soon – which most Stage 3 baby foods contain.

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