Healing & Easy Eats

Recipes for Head and Neck Cancer Patients & Survivors

Healing and Easy Eats is addressed to anybody who is affected by cancer of the head, neck, tongue, throat or anyone undergoing surgery, chemotherapy, and/or radiation therapy. The time during and after treatment will be hard for you and your family. Based on the experience on the head and neck cancer survivors and patients who have contributed to this collection of recipes, we understand that nutrition is one of the most important parts of your recovery. Your battered body will need high-calorie foods, but your ability to eat, drink, and swallow foods will be very limited. Therefore you will need a special menu that will enable you to get the right amount of calories and avoid unhealthy weight loss during your treatment. The Head and Neck Cancer Alliance wishes you the best of luck on your recovery and that this book can help you along your journey.

Healing & Easy Eats is dedicated to the memory of Chef George Chajewski, whose First Edition cookbook, Your New Best Friend, the Blender: Cooking for the Cancer Patient, is the basis of this edition. HNCA extends special thanks to head and neck cancer survivors Lisa Reed and Ryan Gainor, whose home-created recipes round out this latest version of the cookbook.


Healing & Easy Eats Part 1 – Sauces & Bases, and Poultry

HNCA is proud to offer the first two chapters in the second edition of our cookbook, Healing & Easy Eats. Our chapters on Sauces & Bases and Poultry offer some delicious options for patients and survivors.

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Healing & Easy Eats Part 2 – Beef

This collection of Beef recipes includes soups, stews, and meat dishes for patients and survivors. Handling and cooking with meats must be done with precautionary care. If the patients or survivors have a low immune system or unable to eat beef.

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Healing & Easy Eats Part 3 – Pork

This short collection of pork recipes contains selected dishes from around the world! Handling and cooking with meats must be done with precautionary care. If the patients or survivors have a low immune system or unable to eat pork.

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Healing & Easy Eats Part 4 – Lamb and Other Meats & Proteins

Go greek with our lamb dishes or try our other variety meats dishes! Handling and cooking with meats must be done with precautionary care. If the patients or survivors have a low immune system or unable to eat pork.

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Healing & Easy Eats Part 5 – Fish & Seafood

Seafood is a great way to add lean protein to your diet.

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Healing & Easy Eats Part 6 – Grains, Pastas, Vegetables & Fruits

We are proud to offer the final chapters of our Healing & Easy Eats cookbook. Find recipes that focus on grains & pastas, vegetables, and fruits!

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HNCA provides me with the information and support I need. It also provides me with a medium to serve as a role model to others diagnosed with head and neck cancer.”Jason Mendelsohn
Stage-4 HPV-related oral cancer survivor

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