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December 26, 2007


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Dear Cancer Project supporter,

Celebrate the holidays with a healthier gingerbread recipe! This recipe still contains added sugar, so it is important to consume it in moderation. One of the active compounds in ginger, gingerol, may help to suppress tumor growth and tumor blood supply and can kill cancer cells. Also included in this recipe are ground cloves, one of the richest sources of antioxidants.

You can use spreadable fruit, thinned with a bit of water, as a topping.


Makes 12 servings

1/2 cup raisins
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
3/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1 3/4 cups water
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon sodium-free baking powder
1/4 cup blackstrap molasses
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
vegetable oil spray
1 tablespoon powdered sugar

Combine raisins, sugar, salt, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, and water in a large saucepan and bring to a boil. Boil for 2 minutes, then remove from heat and cool completely (this is important).

Once cool, preheat oven to 350˚F. Stir flour, baking soda, and baking powder together. Add to the cooled fruit mixture along with molasses and vegetable oil. Stir to mix. Spread into a 9"9" pan that has been lightly coated with vegetable oil spray and bake for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Before slicing, sprinkle with a thin layer of powdered sugar.

Nutrition Information

Per serving (1/12 of recipe):
184 calories
2.6 g fat
0.4 g saturated fat
12.7% calories from fat
0 mg cholesterol

2.4 g protein
38.7 g carbohydrate
19.6 g sugar
1.1 g fiber

209 mg sodium
89 mg calcium
2.5 mg iron
0.3 mg vitamin C
0 mcg beta-carotene
0.3 mg vitamin E

This recipe is a preview from the upcoming NEW EDITION of
The Survivor's Handbook: Eating Right for Cancer Survival.

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