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Cancer Fighting Foods: Shiitake and Tofu Scramble

<em>Serves 3 to 4</em>
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The shiitake mushrooms in this tofu scramble recipe have demonstrated strong anti-tumor activity by enhancing various immune system functions.</p>
<li>1 onion, chopped</li>
<li>2 cloves garlic, crushed</li>
<li>1 green or red bell pepper, chopped</li>
<li>2 tablespoons olive oil</li>
<li>1 stalk of celery, diced</li>
<li>8 to 12 thinly sliced shiitakes</li>
<li>1 teaspoon soy sauce</li>
<li>8 ounces tofu, diced</li>
<li>1 teaspoon turmeric powder</li>
<li>1 bunch of spinach or chard, washed and drained</li>
<li>1 teaspoon basil</li>
<li>Salt and pepper</li>
<li>Sauté the onion, garlic, and green or red pepper in olive oil for 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in the celery and shiitakes, and sprinkle with the soy sauce.</li>
<li>Cook for 4 to 5 minutes, then add the tofu and turmeric. Cook another 2 minutes. Gently stir in the spinach or chard, cover, and let cook until the greens are wilted–about 2 to 3 minutes.</li>
<li>Remove from the heat, then add the basil. Season with salt and pepper. Optional: You can use the same ingredients but substitute 4 eggs for the tofu.</li>
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<em>Beth Baugh has been the managing editor for ten books on botanical medicine and has been involved in the herb industry for almost thirty years. Christopher Hobbs, L.Ac., is the</em> author of Herbal Remedies for Dummies (IDG, 1998) <em>and many other books. Together, Christopher and Beth have recently completed an herbal correspondence course called Foundations of Herbalism; visit</em>
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  • Published on Jan 26, 2010
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