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food for my red blood cells

At my 4th chemo-cycle, my blood test came back with red marks (just like a primary school report card) - my red blood cells and haemoglobin counts were dropping slightly below the recommended levels - my oncologist gave me a booster jab to increase these counts but it cost me a bunch of $$, which could probably buy a month's supply of beef!

 

Not wishing to fork another wad of $$ at the next cycle, I'm upping my beef intake for the time being until the chemotreatments are completed.

 

This is one of my favs - a very oriental beef stew with carrots, an assortment of aromatics (onions, chopped red chillies, chopped ginger, chopped garlic, chopped lemon grass), and an assortment of spices (cinnamon stick, star anise, fennel seeds, black peppercorns and 5-spice powder).

 

For complete recipe - check out my blog's post.

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Uploaded on December 3, 2007