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!
Spring is here. That means longer days, warmer weather and a bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables to brighten up your plate! I always enjoy creating beautiful heart-healthy creations this time of year.
In two minutes you can prepare a delicious creation that the whole family will love! Believe it or not, I have created with a delectable pizza recipe that only takes two minutes to make. It’s a quick and delicious dinner that tastes good to you and your heart loves it too.
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.
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.
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.
Sauces and salad dressings add flavor and creaminess to so many dishes, but these delicious toppings can also make otherwise healthy dishes high in fat and calories. Reducing the unhealthy ingredients in sauces can seem intimidating and many epicureans refuse to substitute the butter and creams that give sauces their rich flavors.
Most chili recipes require you to spend your entire day simmering and stirring. Making chili using this traditional method produces amazing results, but it can be limiting if you don’t have an entire day to spend cooking.
Need a quick chili recipe with the same rich flavors as one cooked all day? Try my 30-Minute Chili. It’s perfect after a long day of work or on a busy weekend. What’s the secret to thickening the chili in such a short period of time? I use a skillet rather than a saucepan.