Cooking for Chemo

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Cooking for Chemo gives patients and carers ideas for creating easy, tasty and nutritious meals that suit their changing tastes and lifestyle during blood cancer treatment.

The Cooking for Chemo booklet and additional recipe cards contain a collection of delicious recipes designed to tempt the patient’s tastebuds. Created in partnership with celebrity chefs and qualified dietitians these specially modified meals allow for the impact of treatment on diet, appetite and food tolerance.

Download the Cooking for Chemo recipe book >
Download Nick Holloway’s recipe cards >

Download Joseph Vargetto’s recipe cards >

The recipe booklet and additional cards do not cover your personalised nutritional requirements while undergoing treatment for your blood cancer. It’s important you discuss with your doctor or a dietician specialising in cancer nutrition any concerns you may have regarding your dietary needs and other changes affecting you. Patients with lowered immune systems as a result of treatment should follow the recommended dietary guidelines provided by your treating centre.

Free Cooking for Chemo live demonstrations are also held throughout Australia. For more information on the next demonstration in your state, contact the Leukaemia Foundation on 1800 620 420, or email

Cooking for Chemo was recently held in Cairns on Saturday 13 May. Meet the host!

Nick Holloway Nick Holloway Nick is the chef and co-owner of restaurant Nu Nu Restaurant, The Rising Sun Bar and Bistro and Numi Ice Cream and Pantry in Palm Cove, Tropical North Queensland. Nu Nu was recognised as the Brisbane Times Good Food Guide Regional Restaurant of the Year for 2016. In addition to his Palm Cove culinary ventures, Nick was also featured as a guest chef on the 2015 and 2016 series of Masterchef.

Download the Cairns recipe booklet here.

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