Comforting

Dave’s Chilli Con Carne

Dave’s Chilli Con Carne

This dish is simple to make. You don’t have to be rigid in terms of vegetables you can add. Sometimes I just open the fridge and if there is courgettes rather than broccoli, sweet potato carrots chopped into cubes rather than peppers I’ll substitute them. If you have children who “hate vegetables” it is a great way to slip them into their diet.

French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup

If you're getting a bit bored with those cups of tea or you're having a bit of trouble with the metallic taste in your mouth throughout your cancer treatment, this recipe is for you. This french onion soup is a wonderful way to get fluids into you during treatment. The soft, caramelised onions mask the metallic taste and you might even find yourself going back for seconds.Served warm, it's perfect to heat you up if you're feeling a little chilly.

Pear crumble

Pear crumble

This is a great option for a dessert or even an afternoon snack. It is packed full of goodness and relatively low in sugar. 

If you are baking a lot at home, one very easy tip is to half or ¾ the amount of sugar in your favourite desserts – try it and see. Unless you are talking about a sponge, most desserts can be just as tasty with half the sugar! 

Nicola Gavin’s Chocolate Cake

Nicola Gavin’s Chocolate Cake

When Rosemarie, my sister-in-law sent me this recipe I was taken aback!  Why would she send a choc cake to be included in a recipe blog for cancer patients!  Ro informed me it has  been a great dessert/ cake in her family for many years. When I thought for a while I said yes it is suitable. Chemotherapy may cause you to lose a lot of weight or you  maybe be after heavy surgery and calories are essential to get you back to your usual healthy weight.