Posts tagged as "recipes"

Heating Up in the Kitchen with Sriracha Chili Sauce

Sriracha Chili Sauce

Spicy Sriracha Chili Sauce is such a popular condiment these days and with less sodium than soy sauce, Sriracha is one way to add flavor and punch to your meals. I always recommend adding fresh peppers and herbs to add heat to recipes, but sometimes you need a pop of flavor. Below are some revised ideas and ways to use chili sauce in your next heart-healthy recipe. Special thanks to Bon Appetit Magazine for inspiring these dishes.

Going Garbanzo Beans This Week!

Known by several names…chickpea, cece, Bengal gram or garbanzo, this legume is the most versatile bean used in many cultures. It is protein rich, full of fiber and a good source of potassium, magnesium and folate…perfect for cardiovascular health. This legume is low glycemic (won’t raise blood sugar) and has been shown to lower cholesterol.

How To Video: Heart-Healthy Chocolate Truffles

Since tomorrow is Valentine’s Day and as part of hearth month, here’s a delicious treat idea to impress your loved ones. Instead of buying that plain old box of chocolates, try this homemade heart-healthy dark chocolate truffles recipe!

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WSJ Kale Salad with a Caper Dressing

 

 

This salad caught my attention while reading a recent Saturday Edition of the Wall Street Journal, which features an interesting recipe each week from global chefs. The focus of this recipe is kale, which is packed with vitamins.

No Bake Santa Cookies

 

Happy Holidays from The Cooking Cardiologist! Wishing you health and happiness this season. 

Let’s say it’s 8 o’clock in the evening and in the rush, you forget that your children or grandchildren want to leave Santa something for the morning or maybe friends or relatives arrive unexpectedly. No problem, these no bake holiday cookies are easy to make in a pinch, just in time for the holidays.

Jammin' the Blues!

 

Homemade Blueberry Chia Jam

When you combine fresh blueberries and the ancient seeds known as chia, you get a powerhouse full of flavor packed with rich antioxidant properties. This homemade blueberry chia jam not only tastes great, but also is good for you.

Recently I have been adding chia seeds to recipes because chia is very rich in omega-3 fatty acids, in addition to being high in fiber it’s loaded with other nutrients such as calcium and magnesium.

Gingered Chocolate Pomegranate Bark

Here is a great fall treat. The bark is loaded with rich anti-oxidants for your heart. Think of these ingredients as little tiny scrubbers for your arteries…chocolate, ginger and rich colorful pomegranate seeds. This bark is so simple to make and it is perfect for a holiday party or as a hostess gift. Be sure to use a rich dark chocolate, at least 60% cacao. Avoid using white chocolate. In fact, it really isn’t chocolate at all and white chocolate does not have any anti-oxidant properties.

Be sure to keep checking back for new blog posts with delicious, heart-healthy recipes!

Gingered Chocolate Pomegranate Bark

 

Here is a great fall treat. The bark is loaded with rich anti-oxidants for your heart. Think of these ingredients as little tiny scrubbers for your arteries…chocolate, ginger and rich colorful pomegranate seeds. This bark is so simple to make and it is perfect for a holiday party or as a hostess gift. Be sure to use a rich dark chocolate, at least 60% cacao. Avoid using white chocolate. In fact, it really isn’t chocolate at all and white chocolate does not have any anti-oxidant properties.

It’s Peach Season, and That’s Good for Your Health

Fresh summer peaches are all around our farmers’ markets and produce sections. And this is very good for all of us. Peaches contain just 68 calories and zero fat. Plus they are naturally high in vital nutrients such as calcium, niacin, potassium, and thiamine.

A Grab-and-Go Breakfast to Power You Through the Day

According to national statistics, approximately 8 to 12 percent of all school-aged children skip breakfast. By the time kids enter adolescence, as many as 20 to 30 percent have completely given up the most important meal of the day. There are many reasons this happens, and most of the reasons deal with sleep deprivation.