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I am frequently asked if I ever drink coffee and black teas, or if I always stick to green tea. I do drink green tea every day, but I also love a good cup of full-bodied coffee. I usually reserve my coffee for weekends as a *treat*. Lately I have been experimenting with adding various spices to my coffee for fun and flavor when brewing it at home.
I have added ~1 rounded teaspoon of ground cardamon seeds, cinnamon, or nutmeg to the coffee grounds when brewing 6 cups.
In addition, I have added ~1 rounded tablespoon of pre-mixed chai to the coffee grounds and then mixed a small amount of unflavored soy milk and just a drop or two of honey with the brewed coffee/chai for a really robust drink that is not too sweet for me like all pre-mixed chai. All the spices in chai (cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, anisestar seed, and cloves) have some anti-cancer activity, as does the black tea used in chai.
I have bought a chai mix by Choice Organic Teas from Seattle, WA in my local natural food store. It is just teas, spices, and pepper; no sweetener is included. I also have developed my own recipe for an unsweetened chai mix.
If there is any left over, I never throw it out but pour it over ice for an afternoon treat that would cost big bucks at your local coffee shop. I do think about which foods and beverages optimize my goal of having everything going in my mouth enhance my efforts to remain cancer-free. However, food is both pleasure and biochemistry, and I enjoy the feeling of *double-dipping* when it serves both purposes.
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.
Mail recipes to me at:
P.O. Box 130221, Ann Arbor, MI 48113