Jane C - Macmillan

Nourish - eating well with cancer

As a nutritionist, dietitian and trained chef, I can show you how to make delicious, appetizing meals that ensure you get the most from the foods you eat.

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  • Nourish - eating well with cancer

    Making veg the star of your plate

    I've just made the most delicious ribollita, the classic Italian soup with as nourishing a list of ingredients as you could hope to find. With its dark kale, tomatoes and beans, it's a real meal in a bowl. Whenever I make this dish, which I think the word 'soup' undersells, it rekindles happy memories of holidays spent in Tuscany when...
  • Nourish - eating well with cancer

    Festive feasting

    Christmas can be such a joyous time but it takes a lot of energy and resources to make it so, even when we are in the best of health. When you are living with cancer and having to negotiate your way around treatments and symptoms, the additional pressure can be a lot to handle. It's easy to feel torn between surfing the festive wave and sharing...
  • Nourish - eating well with cancer

    Eating to improve sleep

    'If only I could sleep better and get a little relief' is one of the most commonly uttered sentiments I hear from my patients undergoing cancer treatment. If it's not worry about their health and questions about treatment popping into their heads when the rest of the country is asleep, it can be the stimulating effects of steroids given...
  • Nourish - eating well with cancer

    Eating when in hospital

    Having spent a decade in and out of hospitals when I was younger, I know first-hand how hospital food can sometimes leave a lot to be desired. When you're going for cancer treatment it can feel particularly disappointing, because this of all times is when you need food to be nourishing and appetizing. There are exceptions, of course, with some hospitals...
  • Nourish - eating well with cancer

    Recipes from Jane - Chicken soup

    Chicken soup Preparation time: about 10 minutes Cooking time: about 1 hour and 20 minutes Serves: 4 Ingredients 5cm (2in) piece of fresh root ginger, peeled 1 chicken, about 1.4kg (3lb) 2 celery sticks 1 medium onion 1 medium potato 2 medium carrots, chopped 2 whole star anise 6 black peppercorns 1 lime Salt A handful of frozen peas A...