- Life After Cancer
Eating and drinking is an essential part of everyday life. Whether it’s preparing a home-cooked meal, meeting friends and family for dinner, or celebrating a special occasion – food is at the centre of nearly everything we do. For head and neck cancer survivors, the ability to eat and drink is often severely affected by both the physical and psychological side effects of head and neck cancer treatment.
This Making Meals Make Sense cookbook, produced by the Make Sense campaign, has been created by survivors, with the goal to support patients, survivors and caregivers by providing information on nutrition and guidance on cooking tasty, nutritious meals. All of the recipes included have been used by those who have undergone head and neck cancer treatment and finalised in consultation with dieticians and head and neck cancer experts. The survivors featured throughout the cookbook have shared some of the physical and psychological difficulties they have experienced, and provided advice and ‘top tips’ on how to overcome them.
Carrot Curry Soup
This dish is easy to prepare, delicious and also contains a number of important nutrients.
This delicious soup is easy to make and is an excellent way to incorporate vegetables into your diet.
Carob Pie with Almond Butter
The recipe is easy to make and takes little time. To aid swallowing, this dish can be accompanied by a drink, such as chocolate milk or fruit juice.
Smoked Haddock Florentine
The soft haddock and spinach are easy to eat and provide essential vitamins and fatty acids. The cheese and butter provide calories and add flavour.
Butternut squash and sweetcorn soup
As I can no longer eat corn on the cob, I chose this recipe so that I’m able to taste the sweetcorn.
Roast Salmon with Turmeric, Black Pepper and Lime Juice
The benefits are the fish oils and the potential anti-cancer qualities of turmeric and black pepper
Greek Meatball Soup
This traditional dish (Giouvarlakia) is soothing and comforting. The ability to use different meats and vegetables mean it is also very versatile.
Trahanas with Broccoli, Almonds and Wheatgrass
This recipe was prepared by the Greek 2018 Masterchef Timoleon Diamantis for the Greek Make Sense campaign.