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  • 1/2 medium onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 yellow pepper
  • 1 Tbs. olive oil
  • 28 - 32 oz. stewed tomatoes
  • 16 oz. can chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
  • 1/2 cup fresh or canned pineapple chunks
  • 1 - 2 handfuls fresh spinach
  • 1 - 2 tsp. curry powder (depending on your family's tastes)


  • Chop the onion and garlic and sautÚ in olive oil a few minutes.  (Chopping your garlic ~10 minutes before cooking helps to preserve the anti-cancer activity of molecules in the garlic.)
  • Chop the pepper into small strips and add to the onion mixture.
  • Add the stewed tomatoes, pineapple and curry.  
  • Simmer for 10 - 15 minutes.
  • Wash the spinach thoroughly and cut into strips or keep as whole leaves, if small.
  • 5 minutes prior to eating, add the spinach and continue cooking just until it is slightly wilted.

Serve over any whole grain like whole wheat cous-cous, millet, quinoa, brown rice, or Kashi˘.  Can be used as either a side dish or a main dish.

Makes enough for 4 - 6.  The leftovers are wonderful.

Now why the name "Quick Chicks"?   First off, this is an easy and quick recipe.  However, secondly, some people (like my wonderful husband) need to find the Beano˘ VERY quickly anytime they eat anything that has beans in it.  :)


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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P.O. Box 130221, Ann Arbor, MI  48113


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