A journal of my experiences with breast cancer to inform those who are interested and to help any one else who might have just been diagnosed.

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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Cancer Fighting Kitchen: Walnuts and Recipe for Toasted Walnut Pasta

Did you know that walnuts contain the most antioxidants of all nuts? Antioxidants help protect the body for the cellular damage that contributes to breast cancer, other cancers, and heart disease. Walnuts are also the richest in omega-3 fatty acids, which help fight inflammation. Plus they are a great way to get healthy unsaturated fats, which are usually found in fish.

Toasted Walnut Pasta

6 oz whole grain pasta
3 cup chopped veggies
1/2 cup olive oil
3 clove garlic, grated
1 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
Salt and Pepper to taste

Cook the pasta according to the package directions.
In a large skillet heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the nuts and begin to lightly toast. After a few minutes add in the veggies and the garlic, saute until veggies are crisp tender, about 5 minutes. Salt and Pepper to tastes. Toss with the cooked and drained pasta.



  1. I just found a new recipe to add to our rotation, thank you very much!! :)

  2. I didn't know that walnuts were so healthy. This recipe looks great. You are giving me so many yummy healthy recipes lately, with all the kale ideas too!

  3. Hmmm.... I"m trying to decide if I'd like walnut pasta. It sounds interesting, but I don't know how well it would go over in our family.

    I do love just eating plain old walnuts, sadly Jeff is not a walnut fan so I can't add them to brownies and the like.

  4. What a terrific idea to write up cancer fighting recipes!