Recipes for Recovery is more than a cookbook. It's a manual about cooking when you have no energy to cook. Author Cheryl Norman is a breast cancer survivor who knows from experience the challenges facing patients recovering from major surgery or undergoing treatment like radiation and chemotherapy. The result of her research and cooking experiments, Recipes for Recovery, is the ideal prescription for people short on energy who need nutritious meals.
Cheryl gives an overview of the book:
Jambalaya is my favorite stew. It’s full of fiber and flavor, and it’s usually made from leftovers. Typically it’s spicy hot, but adjust the seasonings if you prefer a milder version. Use leftover meat and rice to save prep time.
1 pkg. frozen gumbo vegetables
1 can diced tomatoes and green chilies (mild or medium spicy—your choice)
1 16 oz. can tomato sauce
1 cup shredded leftover chicken (or any leftover meat)
1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 bay leaf
2 Tbsp. Cajun spices (or to taste)
24 frozen cooked shrimp, medium size
2 cups cooked brown rice
Combine the gumbo vegetables, canned tomatoes, tomato sauce, leftover chicken, Worcestershire sauce, bay leaf, and spices in a 3 quart sauce pan.
Over medium heat, bring to a boil. Simmer for 10 minutes.
Stir in frozen shrimp and cook for 1 minute or just until shrimp thaw.
Remove bay leaf and serve over the brown rice (or stir in the rice).
Yield: 4 servings
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