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The following are ways to "spice up" foods with cancer preventatives while making food more palatable according to The Phytopia Cookbook, 1998:

  1. Add garlic to stir fry dishes, pilaf and marinades.
  2. Add onions to sauces, soups, stews, casseroles, or salad dressings.
  3. Puree black beans with cumin, jalapeno pepper and chili powder, misc. with salsa and spread it on pizza crust. Top with peppers, onions, corn kernels and nonfat cheese for a healthy southwestern style pizza.
  4. Add beans to pasta sauce, soups, salads and stews.
  5. Puree vegetables (tomatoes, peppers, eggplant) and add them to sauces or pasta or use them as a pizza topping.
  6. Add fruits to dry or cooked cereals.
  7. Add lemon or orange peel to muffins, cakes, fruit salads, marinades(incidentally, orange peel is also a great cleaner of almost anything!)
  8. Substitute mushrooms for meat in sauces, stew, stuffings.
  9. Mix fruits and vegetables into salsas.
  10. Use tea to flavor marinades and vinaigrettes.
  11. Poach fruit like peaches and pears in sweetened red wine. Thicken the liquid with cornstarch for a dessert sauce.

There are many more, but these seemed to be the most realistic in a situation of limited food availability.

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