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The Rx Cookbook: Cancer-Fighting Recipes, Restaurants & Markets in Texas

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The American diet has worsened in the last 30 years.

Today chronic inflammatory diseases—cancer, heart disease, obesity—strain our healthcare system.

The Rx Cookbook has unique recipes and info to promote the benefits of anti-inflammatory diets for all.

The recipes in The Rx Cookbook, formulated by Executive Chef Iverson Brownell, incorporate herbs, spices, and other anti-inflammatory ingredients.

Researchers behind The Rx Cookbook, an outgrowth of the Rx for Better Breast Health project, strongly believes that daily exposure to anti-inflammatories may help to prevent cancer, its recurrence, and generally reduce the risk for other inflammation-driven diseases.

We sincerely thank Susan G. Komen for funding the Rx project and our fantastic program participants for tasting, cooking, and trying out these recipes at home, and sharing their own recipes.

We hope you will use The Rx Cookbook to help reverse dietary imbalance and prevent inflammatory disease.


Cite this cookbook: Institute for Health Promotion Research (2016). "The Rx Cookbook: Cancer Fighting Recipes, Restaurants & Markets in Texas." Ed. Dr. Amelie G. Ramirez, San Antonio, TX.

Individual recipes:
Sauce & Seasoning BBQ Sriracha Chili
  Spice Dry Rub Mix
  Fruit Seasoning
  Meat Sauce
  Fast and Easy Working Girls Chili
Dessert Spiced Baked Apple
  Batata Dulce de Vega
  Fruity Pomegranate Dessert
  Rosemary Shortbread Cookies
Snack Recipes Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Seeds
  Anti-Inflammatory Trail Mix
  Strawberry-Blueberry Smoothie Pops
Drinks Golden Milk
  Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric & Ginger Smoothie
  Turmeric Smoothie
  Cherry Chia Pain Buster Smoothie
  Spicy Green Tea
  Pineapple Ginger Lemonade
  Infused Water
Salad Avocado Salad
  Broccoli/Cauliflower Salad
  Chicken Waldorf Salad
  Salad Potluck
  Everything’s Coming Up Red (Salad)
Sides Black Rice and Broccoli with Almonds
  Re-done Recipe: Stuffed Mushrooms
  The Son’s Slaw
  Yukon Gold and Sweet Potato Gratin with Fresh Herbs
  Rosemary Potatoes
Soups Roasted Garlic Cauliflower Soup
  Healing Cabbage Soup
  Sweet Potato, Carrot & Turmeric Soup
  Carrot Ginger Soup
  Chicken Dumpling Soup


Additional cookbook components:

Specialty Stores with AI Foods   

Restaurants with AI Foods   

Farmers Markets   

Sugary Drink Alternatives