Heart-Healthy Recipes

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Healthy Turmeric Chicken Stew

Rating: 3.99 stars
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This is one of my favorite 30-minute weeknight recipes. Turmeric (curcuma) is a bright yellow spice primarily found in India and Indonesia, and is one of the main ingredients in curry. It adds an exotic color and flavor to any dish.

Lemon Rosemary Salmon

Rating: 4.46 stars
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This is the perfect romantic dinner for two when served with an Oregon Pinot Noir, crusty bread, wild rice, and salad.

Heart Healthy Blueberry Smoothie

Rating: 4 stars
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This is a fantastic smoothie if you're searching for something that is heart-healthy and antioxidant-rich!

Roasted Iowa Root Vegetables

Rating: 4.5 stars
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A sworn lover of parsnips, this is but one more way to fix them. The use of celery root, a.k.a. celeriac, was an accident since I thought I was buying a rutabaga but it was an excellent addition. I've served this to company with rave reviews and it's fairly healthy if you use the oil sparingly. Great way to enjoy fall and winter produce.

Vegetable Birdseed Pilaf

Rating: 4.4 stars
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A savory vegetarian pilaf of millet and vegetables, flavored with rosemary and wine. My daughter loved that it was made with 'birdseed' and she gave it the silly title. Serve with additional fresh grated Parmesan.

Maple-Garlic Marinated Pork Tenderloin

Rating: 4.4 stars
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A delicious, sweet marinade using real maple syrup. Great on chicken or pork tenderloin.

Whole Rice and Lentils (Majadara)

Rating: 4.45 stars
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One of my 'Israeli' recipes that I've adapted for whole rice (that in my opinion needs more seasoning). Good as a whole meal or as a side dish. Freezes fairly well, too.

White Beans and Peppers

Rating: 4.16 stars
68
Any sweet pepper will work in this side dish, but I love the delicate spiciness of the long, pointy gypsy pepper. I use organic beans, and serve alongside a veggie burger.
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Simple Roasted Butternut Squash

Rating: 4.73 stars
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Butternut squash is so good on its own, that barely any seasoning is needed. This recipe is so simple and easy.

Sarah's Applesauce

Rating: 4.78 stars
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This applesauce is delicious! I make it for my younger brother all the time and he loves it - and he hates canned applesauce!

Chef John's Italian Meatballs

Rating: 4.82 stars
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Homemade meatballs are a very easy to make, and since we skip the very messy step of pan-frying these before they hit the sauce, it becomes downright simple. Here I use a standard half-beef/half-pork mixture. You can substitute water or beef broth for the milk, if preferred.

Lentil Soup

Rating: 4.47 stars
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Hearty lentil soup, chock full of veggies and very yummy. Serve with warm cornbread.
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Inspiration and Ideas

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Microwave Corn on the Cob

Rating: 4.62 stars
539

This is a no-nonsense recipe for corn on the cob. Perfect for when you run out of stove or grill space. I freeze the corn on the cob in plastic bags, and remove a single ear of frozen corn in the cold winter months to have the sweet taste of summer corn throughout the year!