Recipe Ideas


Cooking doesn't have to be difficult. As an HIV/AIDS or breast cancer patient, you might struggle with weight loss problems because of treatment or illness. Cooking or finding food might be overly stressful. Try these recipes at home - they're both easy and nutritious.


Peanutty Dip


2 oz. (one quarter of an 8 oz. package) cream cheese, softened

1 tbsp peanut butter

1 tbsp honey

1 tbsp milk

21 crackers

1 apple, cut into slices

1 pear, cut into slices


Mix cream cheese, peanut butter, honey, and milk in small bowl until well blended. Serve with crackers, apple, and pear for dipping. Store leftovers in refrigerator for later.


Total calories: 660 kcal

Total protein: 12g


Makes 3 servings


Quick & Easy Egg Casserole


6 slices white bread, coarsely torn

1 pound bulk sausage, cooked and drained

1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese

6 medium eggs

2 cups of milk

1 tsp salt

1/4 tsp pepper


Preheat oven to 350 F. Lightly grease 13x9-inch baking pan or oven proof casserole. Place bread into bottom of pan; sprinkle with sausage and cheese. Beat eggs, milk, salt, and pepper in medium bowl with wire whisk. Pour over bread mixture in pan. Bake 40 to 45 min. or until mixture is set in center and lightly browned.


Total calories in casserole: 2320 kcal

Total protein in casserole: 136g


Makes 8 servings


Easy Beef Stew


2 lb beef for stew, cut into 1 inch cubes

2 cups of beeth broth

2 cups diagonally sliced carrots

2 cups diagonally sliced celery

1 cup quartered onions

2 cups cubed + peeled potatoes

1/4 tsp pepper

1/4 tsp ground thyme

1 bay leaf


Preheat oven to 300 F. Mix all ingredients in large casserole dish; cover. Bake 2-1/2 to 3 hours or until meat and vegetables are tender, stirring after each hour. Remove and discard bay leaf.


Total calories: 1600 kcal

Total protein: 152g


Makes 8 servings


Chicken Fiesta Chili Mac


1 box macaroni & cheese

1/2 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips

1 clove garlic, minced

1/4 cup of salsa


Prepare boxed Macaroni & Cheese as directed. Saute chicken strips and garlic in lightly oiled pan and cook until golden brown on outside. Mix Macaroni & Cheese, chicken, and salsa in casserole dish and bake for 20 min at 350 F.


Moveable Feast's Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies


2 & 1/4 cups of all purpose flour

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened

1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening

3/4 cup sugar

3/4 cup packed brown sugar

1 tbsp sour cream

1 & 1/2 tsps vanilla extract

2 large eggs

1 pound (2 & 2/3 cups) semisweet chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350 F. Sift together first three ingredients in to a medium bowl. Using an electric mixer, beat the butter and shortening until fluffy. Add sugars, sour cream and vanilla and beat until well mixed. Add eggs one at a time, then flour mixture. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop generous spoonfuls onto large un-greased baking sheets, 12 per sheet, spaced 2 inches apart. Bake until golden brown, approximately 10 minutes. Cool on sheets for 5 minutes, transfer and cool completely.


Makes about 4 dozen cookies