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Heart-Healthy Mains, Sides & Desserts

Today marks the close of American Heart Month 2018. However, with heart disease still the leading cause of death for both men and women world-wide, and national trends showing death rates from heart disease are actually increasing in younger adults, age 35-64 years old, EVERY DAY is an opportunity to fight against this sobering statistic. Planning meals that include plenty of heart-healthy ingredients can be EASY, DROOL-WORTHY, ECONOMICAL and FUN! I've put together a collection of dishes to inspire you. Some of these might be slightly different variations of dishes you already enjoy. Others might be completely new to you. Any foods for which I've already posted a recipe, I've included the li

Heart-Healthy Snack Options

In celebration of American Heart Month, I'm posting some EASY and TASTY ways you can get your snack on that also support heart health. Heart disease is still the leading cause of death for both men and women world-wide. National trends are showing death rates from heart disease are actually increasing in younger adults, age 35-64 years old. That's reason enough for me to continue making a few small changes that will benefit my heart. If you'd like to read more about the 2019 focus on heart health, check the Heart Month website HERE. If you missed my Heart-Healthy Breakfast Ideas, check 'em out HERE. First up... Nuts ~ Nuts are a great heart-healthy food because they contain unsaturated fat,

Heart-Healthy Breakfast Options

Did you know February is American Heart Month? Heart disease is still the leading cause of death for both men and women world-wide. National trends are showing death rates from heart disease are actually increasing in younger adults, age 35-64 years old. The key message of this years' American Heart Month campaign is ~ Take control of your heart health! 💕Find time to be active (150 minutes per week) 💕Make healthy eating a habit 💕Quit tobacco - for good 💕Know your numbers (HDL, LDL, total cholesterol, waist circumference) 💕Take medications as prescribed (always talk with your doctor before changing a prescribed medication) To learn more about American Heart Month 2019, click HERE. To giv

Rainbow Slaw with Sweet & Sour Dressing

Who says coleslaw has to be stodgy, bland or drowning in mayonnaise? When you don't limit yourself to green cabbage and orange carrots, a world of possibilities awaits! I wanted to make a slaw to serve with my Caulifish & Chips, but was intent on making one that included plenty of color, crunch, a bit of tang and just a touch of sweetness. Rummaging through the fridge, I found the perfect components... both green and red cabbage. This is loaded with cancer-fighting phytonutrients and plenty of flavor. Let's make some slaw! Total Time: 15 minutes Prep Time: 15 minutes Bake/Cook Time: None PRINT HERE Because this slaw is dressed lightly and does not rely on mayonnaise, it keeps quite wel

Lemony Garlic Dressing

I've really been LOVING experimenting with dressings and sauces that don't include any added sugar, oil or dairy, yet are PACKED full of flavor. It's also difficult to choose a favorite. I didn't think I could make another dressing that I like as much as my Orange Ginger Dressing, but I adore this lemony garlic version too! It's full of bright lemony flavor, mellowed with a little sweetness from Medjool dates - with just enough garlic, smoked salt, cumin and cardamom to compliment the lemons nicely. Cashews and nutritional yeast add creaminess and important vitamins and mineral, particularly B vitamins (including B12), selenium, zinc, copper, manganese and magnesium. I think you're going to

Ruby Red Cherry-Cranberry Salsa

Who says salsa has to be all about the tomatoes? Not in my world! I adore tomato-based salsas, especially those made with a rainbow assortment of heirloom tomatoes fresh off the vine. Roasted salsas also offer a unique and complex flavor profile. You can NEVER have too many varieties of salsa! My curiosity and creativity got me thinking beyond these more traditional versions. I wanted something a bit different that still tasted like salsa, and not a chutney, salad, relish or slaw. Then I remembered the cranberries still hangin' on in the crisper drawer... Is cranberry salsa even a thing?? Yes... it is! If you Google it, you will see an impressive assortment of options - most containing the s

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I'm so happy you stopped by my little corner of the internet. So, are you hungry? Me too! What to eat, is the question. As an organic produce grower, classically trained personal chef who eats mostly plants, and a dietetics student, I'm always thinking about food.... how it looks, smells, tastes, makes us feel and affects our environment. I regularly geek out on the science behind what makes plants scrumptious and why we should eat more of them. I love to share my experiments with YOU! So grab an apron, sharpen your knife and let's go!

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