Posts from February 2012

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Enjoy a Beautiful Salad for Heart Month

February is heart month and what better way to celebrate than with a heart healthy recipe full of protein, fiber, color with lots of flavor! My, Beautiful Salad is a perfect way to couple earthy whole grains with crispy lettuce and colorful vegetables. It has a wonderful flavor and looks beautiful when prepared.

A Hearty, Delicious Meal that will Fend Off the Flu!

Flu season is here. Outside of popping vitamin c, eating your vegetables and staying active with regular exercise, is there anything else you can do to keep healthy, staving off illness?

Yes there is!

Preparing meals with health-boosting ingredients can provide you with extra minerals and vitamins that you may otherwise miss out on, strengthening your immune system and in turn defending your body against viral invaders.

5 Ways to Pump Up Your Heart

As both a cardiologist, as well as an inspired cook, I have the unique perspective of seeing cardiovascular problems develop from two distinct angles. Poor eating habits lead to obesity, which is a preventive condition that is increasing in this country at a rapid rate. Due to obesity’s prevalence, experts have even coined the term “diabesity”, named after a condition where the development of diabetes is directly incurred due to obesity. Excessive weight gain coupled with an unhealthy diet often produces diabetes.

Superbowl XLVI: Boston Cream Pie vs. New York Cheesecake

New England is known for its clam chowder, fresh seafood, and of course, Boston cream pie. Did you know Boston cream pie is not really a pie, but a cake?In 1855, a Chef at the Parker House Hotel in Boston topped off an English cream cake with chocolate frosting. Thus, the Boston cream pie was born. The dessert came to be known as a pie as it was baked and served from a metal baking tin. The Boston cream pie is now named in The Massachusetts’s law books as the official dessert of the State.