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  • 1 lb. Extra firm tofu, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • I cup sliced shitake mushrooms (take off the stems)
  • 2 stalks celery, coarsely chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, coarsely chopped in slices
  • 1 medium onion, sliced in wedges
  • 1 red sweet pepper, coarsely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, chopped (chop at least 10 minutes before heating to permit cancer-fighting molecules
    to develop)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 28-ounce can chopped tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup dry red wine
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

This is the basic recipe. I also add 1 cup cooked dried beans (any kind), 1 cup chopped fresh cauliflower, 1 cup sliced zucchini, 1 can drained water-packed artichoke hearts, and another 15 ounce can of chopped tomatoes.

Directions:

  • In a large skillet or a deep pan, stir fry garlic and onion for 1 minute, then add additional vegetables.
  • Stir-fry a few minutes longer. Add chopped tomatoes, tofu, beans, wine, herbs, salt, and sugar.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for ~15-20 minutes.

Serving suggestions: Serve over brown rice or whole wheat pasta. Serve with a loaf of crusty whole grain bread to soak up the wonderful sauce. With some fresh fruit, this is a complete meal.

If you have some family members who would prefer chicken, just split the recipe into two pan, using 1/2 # tofu in one pan and 1-2 chicken breasts cut into strips in the other pan.

Serves: 6 easily. (If you have a small family, this is plenty for 2 meals, or
freeze the remainder for a quick meal at another time.)

 


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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