Friday, November 03, 2017

Recipes and Wellbeing Tips for Cancer Patients

Everyday Strength
Recipes and Wellbeing Tips for Cancer Patients
Sam Mannering and Karen McMillan
Published by Beatnik Publishing
Hardback, RRP $44.99
Nourishing recipes and wellbeing tips for people facing cancer that will help make everyday a little brighter

Everyday Strength is an invaluable resource for families facing cancer.

Going through treatments for cancer is undoubtedly challenging, which authors Sam Mannering and Karen McMillan well know from personal experience. But this book is packed with practical, everyday things you can do to make each day a little brighter during this difficult time.

Sam has created nourishing, easy-to-prepare, family-friendly recipes that are designed specifically for people who may be feeling unwell. Karen has sought advice from experts, so there are practical suggestions that may help with common symptoms such as exhaustion, changes in weight, nausea, pain and discomfort, and the various symptoms you might not want to talk about. There are sections on hair and skin care, as well as emotional wellbeing. There is also a special section of recipes especially designed to tempt young children, along with practical tips for parents.

About the authors
Sam Mannering is the author of Food Worth Making and A Year’s Worth: Recipes from Dunsandel Store. He cooks, writes about food, and sometimes acts a bit, too. He studied at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London. He is the weekly food columnist in the Sunday Star-Times, and is a contributor to Cuisine and House & Garden. He is the executive chef and co-owner of Homestead Eatery in Auckland. A member of the board of the Wallace Arts Trust, since 2014 he has also been an ambassador for Totara Hospice, Fisher & Paykel, and Cloudy Bay Wines.
Sam lives in Auckland.

Karen McMillan is the author of twelve books, a mix of fiction and non-fiction books. Her non-fiction titles include Unbreakable Spirit: Facing the Challenge of Cancer, Feast or Famine, and From the Blitz to the Burmese Jungle and Beyond, a World War II memoir. She has adapted Dying: A New Zealand Guide to the Journey, a South African book about dying for the local market. Her novels include Brushstrokes of Memory, and two historical novels, The Paris of the East and The Paris of the West.
Karen lives in Auckland, where she has volunteered for hospice for many years.


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