Thursday, September 10, 2009

Cooking Gerson Style at BNC on Day 3

Today was pretty quiet. Felix, the coordinator at the clinic held a cooking demonstration where he went over the steps for preparing the Hippocrates Soup that is such an integral part of the diet. He then moved onto oatmeal cookies. Guess what? They are tasty and very very good for you. Give them a try.

Gerson Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

In a mixing bowl, mash 1 banana
Then add:
1/4 raisins
1/2 cup apple sauce
1/2 cup apple juice
1 Tbsp honey
1 1/4 cup raw oats
Mix and spoon into glass baking dish
Bake at 350 for 35 minutes.

Since you are not greasing the pan, you can grind raw oats and add a thin layer of oat powder below each cookie to reduce burning.

Felix also shares new and fresh Gerson approved recipes on his blog.

So this is me on my quest. It sure would be nice to see the end of cancer as my t-shirt suggests. #melanoma


Lori Daly said...

Thanks for the recipe. I love to bake and always looking for healthy recipes. What kind of apple sauce and apple juice is recommended? Most apple sauce seems to have MSG in it. I will add my own fresh juiced apple juice.

Thanks for blogging everyday. I am eagerly following you. :)

Mike Brockey said...

Organic of course! :)

The Gerson book has the apple sauce recipe as follows:

3 medium apples, pared, cored and sliced.

Add honey (to taste) to sliced apples. Run through grinder portion of juicer. (or blender)

No MSG in that!

For those who don't have a juicer, I think organic apple juice and organic apple sauce from your local organic market will work just fine.

Let me know how you like it.

Mike Brockey said...

Or, if you'd prefer here is another apple sauce derivative.

Same ingredients as above but this time put apple slices in a saucepan half covered with cold water. Add honey to taste. Boil for 15 minutes (or until soft). Put through food mill or food processor.

Lori Daly said...

Thanks for helping me out with the apple sauce issue. Those are great ideas.

Natalie said...

Hey, kudos on your journey! I worked for a year juicing and cooking for a Gerson Therapy adherent, and I just posted the recipes I created for her on my company blog, I hope you and other interested readers would find them useful and tasty. Good luck!

Mike Brockey said...

Thank you for sharing! I have a unique opportunity to run them by the good doctors (or even Charlotte herself) to have them *approved*. Certainly they can't be bad variations if your client is now free of her disease. I've shared the information with others that are currently here at the clinic.

Natalie said...

Hi Mike:

Thanks for passing the recipes on - I neglected to say that anyone can take them, share them, publish them, adapt them or whatever, just with credit (pref. to "Natalie Lanoville"). Hope they pass the Charlotte test - I am interested in her feedback.

I hope your stay at the clinic is very successful and informative, and good luck with your journey (personal and geographical)!

Anonymous said...

Hi Mike - I made the soup and I have to say I really like it. I thought it would be a bit flavourless without andy salt - but not at all. I made the cookies too (apple sauce/juice from scratch). They are good too. Mine are a bit chewy vs say a hard cookie - are they suppose to be like that?

Thanks for the daily overview from yesterday. It does help. Good luck with everything you do!


Mike Brockey said...

Yes, they were "soft batch" style. This recipe could also be baked as a cake. Either as is, or with ground oats. I'll have to share a new recipe we just had of an apple spice cake. Maybe in tonight's blog.

The soup is good, I spoon it on to my baked potato. I've also been told to try adding a little garlic to the soup for an extra kick.

Michele said...

LOL, yeah, I love your Tshirt.
Those ingredients are all supposed to be organic, right? I've never eaten the Gerson diet, but find it fascinating and wonder if it could help me with minor problems the same way it helps you with your major problem.
Thanks for sharing your life with us.