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Recipe provided by my sister-in-law Marilyn Bauchat.

This is a perfect recipe for a quick meal for a crowd. I first had it vacationing “up north” where no one wants to spend time by cooking all afternoon. Try to use fresh sage for the best flavor. Even though the sage in my garden has recently been covered with snow, it can still be cut and used. My mother is now making this recipe regularly and thinks the brand American Choice butter beans have the best flavor and texture. Yum, yum!

  • 4-15 oz. cans butter beans (use the canning liquid)
  • 2-28 oz. cans tomatoes, chopped or crushed
  • 1 cup fresh sage, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. Garlic (fresh), chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. Olive oil


  • Gently sauté garlic in olive oil.
  • Then put all the other ingredients in the soup pot and simmer gently for 45 minutes.

That’s it! What could be easier? Also easy to take all the ingredients with you on vacation. This recipe can also be doubled if you are expecting a really large crowd, or really hungry boys (like my family!).


In my book, I have included the names of several dozen cookbooks which feature recipes that are compatible with (or that can be modified to fit) the ultra-healthy diet I follow, including some resources which are free.

I am also collecting recipes to include in a future edition of my book as well as to be featured on "Menus and recipes".   I have asked readers to send me any recipes that they have found to be great-tasting and easy to prepare, and that emphasize the nutritional guidelines which are outlined in my book.  I will also consider taking people's favorite "normal" recipes and posting versions which are modified for maximal cancer prevention.

If you have a recipe you wish to submit for possible inclusion in either my book or on this web page, please send it to me.  If the recipe is from a cookbook or other printed source, please include the name, author, and publisher of the source so that I can ask for permission to reprint the recipe.  If it is a recipe you created, or a family favorite, please indicate that, also.

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