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If only we had the sun that we had last year this time there might be more cherry tomatoes on their way to being ready. Nothing beats the sweet juicy goodness of a vine ripened cherry tomato.  I took this photo last year.

Lycopene-is a carotenoid found in tomatoes that has been extensively researched for it’s cancer starving potency.  This phytonutrient has a radical antioxidant ability and protects the DNA in our white blood cells.  Lycopene’s cancer fighting properties have proven in human studies to be protective against: Colorectal, prostate, breast, endometrial, lung, and pancreatic cancers.

Tips for increasing the absorption of lycopene: eat with fatty foods, blend in the blender when eating raw or lightly cook to make a sauce.

Best foods to combine with: Avocado, Olive Oil, Broccoli – click here for a study published in the Cancer Research Journal broccoli and tomato fight cancer together!

Now for the best part my favourite Starve Cancer Marinara Sauce:

Sundried Tomato Marinara

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup sun dried tomatoes, soaked in water for 2 hours or if not enough time pour medium heat water over to reduce soaking time
  • 2 cups chopped fresh roma tomatoes (aaprox.6 tomatoes)
  • 1/2 cup broccoli
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil
  • 1 tsp oregano (fresh or dried)
  • 1/2 – 1 avocado (your preferrence)
  • 1-2 pitted dates (fresh medjool are my favourite)
  • sea salt
  • your choice of pasta noodles (if making a raw dish you can use zucchini noodles)

DIRECTIONS

Place all ingredients in the food processor and blend until smooth.  Add in water as you go if the sauce is too thick.

Enjoy!

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