Heart Healthy Recipes

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  • MOJITO-INSPIRED SUMMER BERRY SALAD – Sweet & Tart Goodness
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    Sweet & Tart, just like me (or so I’ve heard). In early summer, berries are plentiful at farmers markets and local grocery stores. The warm weather also has us yearning for refreshing cocktails. Can you guess where we got our inspiration for this salad/dessert recipe? That’s right — Mojitos! The Mojito-inspired Summer Berry Salad tastes sweet from the strawberries and Continue Reading...
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  • CHICKEN FAJITAS WITH A TWIST — Baby Bok Choy Adds Flavor & Nutrients
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    While we love our carb-loaded dishes, Art and I will from time to time place a limit on the “bad” carbs and increase our vegetable intake. You know, the “good carbs.” Don’t you just hate that some carbs get a bad rap? Our “go-to” dish during the week is Chicken Fajitas. Not only is the chicken a leaner cut of Continue Reading...
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  • Caldo de Pollo (Chicken Soup) – LOW CARB VERSION
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    I don’t know about you, but after feasting all through the holidays on tamales, pozole, pan dulce, and champurrado, my body craves lighter fare in the new year. I decided to look at some traditional Mexican dishes and figure out a way to make them healthier or lower the carb count in them. Here’s my version of a low-carb version Continue Reading...
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  • Main Course: Salsa Verde Cauliflower Chicken Casserole {low carb}
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    2015 was a good year for cauliflower. And why not? A cousin of the cabbage family, the white curds go far in flavor, and can be eaten raw, grilled, baked, sautéed, fried, boiled or steamed, and can transform into soups, pickles, bakes and even a pizza-like dough base. So 2016 looks like it’s going to be another great year for Continue Reading...
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  • THIS LENT PRUEBA EL SABOR DE KNORR® AT NORTHGATE MARKET; ALMOND FISH RECIPE
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    Sponsored post by Lunchbox. All opinions are my own. We made it through Super Bowl (without falling off a mechanical bull), Fat Tuesday (with our shirts on) and we got our ashes at church for Ash Wednesday yesterday, now just 40 days of abstinence. As a child, 40 days was an eternity, and I dreaded lent, but now I see Continue Reading...
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  • TURKEY ALBONDIGAS SOUP SEASONED WITH RED QUINOA AND MINT
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    “Baby, it’s cold outside.” I realize by this time of year that line has been overplayed on the radio and is as old and tired as your handmade ugly Christmas sweater. Here in Los Angeles, the temperatures have dropped below flip flops and shorts weather and in our home, that means warming up the kitchen with restorative winter soups. One Continue Reading...
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  • Kale and Butternut Squash Stuffed Poblano Peppers with Cut ‘N Clean Greens
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    San Miguel Produce has provided me with greens for recipe development. While I received compensation for my time, my opinions are my own, and I have not been paid to post positive comments. Kale is everywhere these days, nourishing and feeding our bodies. The hardy leafy green has been finding its way into unlikely places in my kitchen, and we Continue Reading...
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  • CALABACITAS CON RAJAS (Zucchini Squash with Green Chile)
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    Calabacitas are a traditional Mexican dish that has grown in popularity throughout the Southwest and embraces the warm flavors of zucchini, corn, and melted cheese. Over the summer, Art and I traveled through Arizona, and New Mexico and I tasted many dishes with roasted poblano peppers or rajas. Rajas are green chiles with onions sauteed in some fat — vegetable Continue Reading...
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  • SHRIMP AGUACHILE WITH SPICY HASS AVOCADO SAUCE
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    This is a paid campaign with DiMe Media and Hass Avocado Board. However, all opinions are our own. #SaboreaUnoHoy It has always been a part of our family. An unwanted dinner guest who just wouldn’t leave. I am talking about Diabetes. Diabetes is an urgent health problem not only for my family but the entire Latino community. The rates of Continue Reading...
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  • JICAMA & WATERMELON SALAD RECIPE WITH TUTORIAL VIDEO
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    There are few things more refreshing than the clean, crisp bite of a summer salad. I’m talking about plain, fresh produce that is cut in bite sized pieces that you can eat with your hands in a park, at a ballgame or your own backyard…while taking turns running through a water sprinkler… in slow motion. Wait. We’re in a drought Continue Reading...
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  • DON’T SKIMP ON FLAVOR: EAT Chicken Tinga Tostadas
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    I am not sure why I don’t make tostadas more at home? Think about it. You have a crispy corn tortilla that carries frijoles, juicy meat, and host of fresh and delicious ingredients. And, if you’re thinking about your waistline and incorporating more greens and vegetables into all of your dishes like me, the tostada turns out to be perfect Continue Reading...
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  • GREEN CHILE ENCHILADAS RECIPE MADE WITH NOPALES AND MUSHROOMS
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    As a big boy who sometimes feels like a tamal in certain clothes, I often seek out a healthier version of traditional Mexican dishes. I want all the flavor, but realized I need to make smarter choices in the preparation and ingredients. I developed this recipe for Green Chile Enchiladas with Nopalitos and Mushrooms to satisfy my craving for something Continue Reading...
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