Cancer Fighting, Protein-Packed Comfort Dish (Vegan)

It’s so fast and easy to prepare – and it’s packed with protein and cancer-fighting goodies! I could eat this everyday!

MushroomBrownRiceBowlI recently learned in a lecture by Dr Joel Fuhrman, that eating as little as a quarter cup of mushrooms everyday can help to lower the risk of various cancers from between 50% – 88%.  Together with mushrooms, people who eat more green leafy vegetables, also have a significantly lower risk of various forms of cancer.

On top of this, many studies have shown that eating a diet free of animal protein, helps to reverse heart disease and diabetes, lowers blood pressure, and reduces cancer risk by approximately 40%.

So I came up with this delicious vegan comfort dish that is packed with fiber, protein and all kinds of great things to help keep us super healthy!  And – it’s super easy to prepare too!

Ingredients: (serves 2-3)

2 large portobello mushrooms, sliced into chunks

4 small of any combo of these mushroom types: white button, white stuffing, cremini, portobello, reishi, maitake (shiitake, chanterelle, baby buttons are okay too, but have slightly lower cancer-prevention properties), sliced

4 BIG handfuls of organic kale leaves

2 large tablespoons of edamame

2 large tablespoons of organic garbanzos

1/2 cup braised organic tofu

3 cups cooked organic brown rice (which you can prep on the weekend and warm up beforehand)*

Organic olive oil

One garlic clove, chopped

Sea Salt, Pepper

Preparation:

Heat about a tablespoon of olive oil in a large sauté pan – maybe a tablespoon and a half.  Add a bit of sea salt and pepper.  Add in the garlic.  In about a minute, add in a quarter cup of filtered water to help with the sauté so it’s not so dry.  Once heated, add in the mushrooms and toss.  After a few minutes of sautéing, add the kale (gauge if 4 large handfuls are enough – should be – but it depends on your hands!).  Sauté the veggies down until soft for a few minutes.  Some juice from the pan should be left as a bit of a reduction.

Put half of the brown rice* into each bowl, and add the garbanzos, edamame and tofu.  Now add the sauté on top (which will warm the legumes a bit too).  That’s it!  Serve.  Delish!  Enjoy – and feel great about it!

*Feel free to substitute quinoa or brown rice/quinoa pasta in place of the brown rice!

Nutrient rich, comfort protein bowl: brown rice with sautéed (in olive oil and garlic) mushrooms, kale, organic tofu, and organic edamame and garbanzo beans.

Nutrient rich, comfort protein bowl: brown rice with sautéed (in olive oil and garlic) mushrooms, kale, organic tofu, and organic edamame and garbanzo beans.

 

Ali

 

 

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