Welcome to The Cooking Cardiologist Blog! I write about health, food and cooking from my perspective as a cardiologist (as you can imagine, there’s a lot to know). If you don’t see something you’re interested to know, please ask!
After so much needed moisture and snow in Colorado it is finally warmer out, which means it’s officially springtime in Colorado! It also means it’s time to start cooking with fresh herbs from the garden soon. Start thinking of those wonderful fresh veggies and herbs to use in your recipes.
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.
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.
Special thanks to MensFitness.com for featuring four of my heart-healthy recipes in their recipe round-up today. Check out www.mensfitness.com for more on the story and ways to include leaner meats, healthier fats and omega 3s to your dinner routine. Cook well, live long!
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!
The other day we had a few ingredients left over in the refrigerator. Recalling a phrase that one of my daughters uses, she does not call these “left overs”, but a new term which we use now at home as, ”must goes.” Clearly that’s a much more positive way to think of ingredients that are about to turn - they must go!
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.