Food for Life: Prostate Cancer Survival - Tomato Cucumber Basil Salad & No-Meat Loaf with Mushroom Gravy   
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(For all ingredients, please use organic versions if available)
Tomato, Cucumber, and Basil Salad (6 servings)
4 fresh tomatoes, quartered and sliced
½ large cucumber, peeled, quartered, and sliced
½ cup fresh basil leaves
3 – 4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

No-Meat Loaf (1 loaf, about 12 slices)
1¼ cups rolled oats
1½ cups bread crumbs
¼ cup finely chopped walnuts
1 small onion
2 celery stalks
1 carrot
½ green bell pepper
One 14-ounce package ground beef meat substitute, or 2 cups cooked bulgur
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 cup plain tomato sauce
2 teaspoons mustard
½ teaspoon dried thyme and sage
¼ teaspoon black pepper
½ cup ketchup or barbeque sauce

Mushroom Gravy (4 servings)
12 ounces button or cremini mushrooms
¼ cup water
¼ cup flour
1½ cup vegetable broth
1 – 2 tablespoons soy sauce (optional)
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
¼ teaspoon salt or to taste
¼ teaspoon pepper or to taste

Braised Kale (Three 1-cup servings)
1 bunch kale
¼ cup water or vegetable broth
3 or 4 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons soy sauce or ½ teaspoon salt
Tomato, Cucumber, and Basil Salad (6 servings)
  1. Take the tomatoes, and take out the seed.
  2. Cut the tomatoes in half, and then in quarters, and then each quarter into three pieces. Put them in the bowl.
  3. Take off the ends of the cucumber, and then use a peeler and make lines going straight down so it will have some flesh and some of the skin showing.
  4. Cut the cucumber in half, and cut again into half moon shape.
  5. Add in the cucumber into the tomato bowl.
  6. Take the basil, and stack them all up and then do a chiffonade (cut into a ribbon).
  7. Add in the basil into the bowl.
  8. Add in some nice freshly milled pepper.
  9. Add in a little salt.
  10. Add in the balsamic vinegar, drizzle some over the salad.
  11. Give the salad a nice mix.
  12. Ready to be served
No-Meat Loaf(1 loaf, about 12 slices)
  1. Take the ground beef meat substitute, crumble it up.
  2. Add in the bread crumbs, the onion, the bell peppers, and the mustard.
  3. Add in the cumin, some thyme, the carrots, and the browned walnuts.
  4. Add in a little celery and the quick rolled oats.
  5. Add in the tomato sauce and some soy sauce into the mixture.
  6. Add in a couple of grinds of pepper.
  7. Mix everything evenly.
  8. Put the mixture in a pan, and put it into the oven for about 45 to 60 minutes.
  9. When the time over, take it out an just flip it over onto the cutting board.
  10. Let it sit for about 10 minutes and then cut it into slices.
  11. Serve it with some mushroom gravy on top.
Braised Kale
  1. Add in a little vegetable stock in a pan. Heat it.
  2. Add in the garlic, and sauté it for a while.
  3. Add in the stem of the kale first, and then the larger pieces, and then the rest of the kale.
  4. Add some more vegetable stock if needed.
  5. Add in some soy sauce, and let this cook for a few minutes.
  6. When the kale are tender and small, add in a little lemon juice. Mix.
  7. Ready to be served.

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