Welcome to Cooking With Cancer

"Helping those afflicted with cancer to enjoy a better quality of life through good food."

Cooking with Cancer is a program designed specifically for cancer care of those persons who are afflicted with cancer, care givers of the patients, and all of those who work in the healthcare industry. The content is recipes researched and tested on patients undergoing chemotherapy and radiation.

 

Our goal is to provide a greater understanding of the breakdown in taste, smell and digestion so recommendations for patients are most effective.

Dr. Luis F. Pineda - Oncologist

 

Dr. Pineda is board certified and trained in several disciplines including Hematology/Oncology, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry/Neurology and Pain Management.

Dr. Pineda provides clinical service in areas of expertise as well as educating through academic, institutional and community projects.

Dr Luis Pineda

Dr. Luis F. Pineda - Chef

 

Dr. Pineda, a native of Guatemala, enrolled in The Culinard Institute of Virginia College and became a chef.

Dr. Pineda founded the non-profit organization Cooking with Cancer, INC and has dedicated time and resources to address patients’ nutritional problems by creating recipes specifically designed for patients undergoing chemotherapy and radiation.

Favorite Recipes...

Olive Chowder
Olive Chowder
Remember, olives are the source of the oil that provides a sour and bitter pungency. It has a significant effect on the gastrointestinal tract being cathartic
Tri color Vegetable Terrine
Tri color Vegetable Terrine
This dish is ideal for any patient during their chemotherapy and radiation treatments. The temperature soothes the mouth. The gelatin base is easy to swallow and the fiber bulk helps bowel functions.
Anaheim Pepper Jell-O with Tamarind Granita
Anaheim Pepper Jell-O with Tamarind Granita
Anaheim pepper is a dry pepper which has a mild sweet and bitter taste. It would excite the overall mouth, preferentially the middle and the back, bypassing the front and the lips. This is...
Braised Beet with Feta Cheese and Lime Juice
Braised Beet with Feta Cheese and Lime Juice
Beets are very nutritious as they contain heavy amounts of carbohydrates without tasting sweet. Lime juice becomes very stimulating o the taste while adding feta cheese helps the level of fat you...