I am honored to present Tina as my very first guest blogger. Tina is a childhood friend of mine, who I reconnected with recently through Facebook, only to find out that we are fellow bloggers.
You can find Tina at Parent Grapevine, where she has written a 10-part series on her personal experience dealing with her husband’s prostate cancer, and more. I encourage you to read her blog, whether you’re a caregiver of a loved one with cancer, or know someone with prostate cancer. Her series opened my eyes and gave me a new appreciation of what the cancer patient and family endure on their way to recovery, and how to better support a friend with cancer.
|Tina, her husband and their three beautiful daughters|
|Salmon Livornese from Petit Chef|
1 pound salmon
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 shallot, diced
4 garlic gloves, minced
3 cups canned crushed tomatoes
2 tablespoons capers, finely chopped
1/2 cup black olives, pitted and chopped
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
salt and pepper to taste
Preheat the oven at 400 F degrees. Heat olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Add shallot and cook until tender. Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Stir in tomatoes, capers, olives, lemon zest and parsley. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to medium-low and let simmer for 10 minutes.
Spread half of the tomato mixture in a lightly greased baking pan. Place salmon on top of tomato mixture. Squeeze lemon juice over salmon. Spread remaining tomato mixture over salmon. Bake in the oven for 15 to 30 minutes (15 minutes if you have 1/2-thick fillet or 30 minutes if you have 1-inch thick fillet).
Makes 3 to 4 portions.
American Cancer Institute: Lycopene
HealthCastle.com: Lycopene in Tomatoes and Prostate Cancer
My father in-law was diagnosed with PC last year, but he is 78 years old and cancer occupied only 5% of his prostate. Nevertheless, this was a shock to the whole family. The prognosis though for his case was good and now he just follows a treatment and doctors are optimistic. I feel so sorry for all the people who face cancer of any type and their families because they suffer as well.
Hi Katerina, so sorry to hear about your father-in-law, but glad to hear his prognosis is good. One of my goals is to help bring awareness and share experiences of what it's like to go through cancer. I think it's important for people to know that there are others out there that are going through the same experiences (not only for people who are diagnosed with cancer, but also family members, as well as members of the community).