Heart Healthy Recipes

Directions: In a large saucepan, bring 3 quarts of water to a boil. Add the penne pasta and cook according to package directions. When draining, reserve ½ cup of the pasta water. Put the sun-dried tomatoes in the reserved water to plump. (drain well when you are ready to add them to the...
Directions:  Heat chicken broth and add whole wheat. Simmer ½ hour; refrigerate mixture overnight. In the morning, simmer wheat until soft, approximately ½ to 1 hour; drain excess liquid. Add green onions, pepper, olives and drained artichokes to wheat berries. Blend mayonnaise and curry...
  Directions: In a covered bowl or re-sealable plastic bag, combine wine, oil, cumin, salt, garlic and lime juice;add julienne strips of meat and marinate 2 to 3 hours. Drain thoroughly. Discard leftover marinade.Over medium heat, brown meat with peppers and onions in a large skillet.Warm...
Directions: Simmer for 15 minutes, let stand for 5 minutes. Drain off any excess liquid. Sauté onions in a small amount of vegetable oil or soften in microwave oven. Combine all ingredients and serve hot. Garnish with fresh cilantro. Servings: 8 Nutrition Information, per serving approximately: 188...
Directions Combine tomatoes, oil, basil and salt in a covered bowl and let marinate at least 4 hours (Do not refrigerate; tomatoes will lose their flavor). Use a slotted spoon to layer on to bread. Serve immediately. Servings: 6 - 2 slices each Calories/Serving: 213 Nutrition:  One serving (2...
Directions:  Mix first four ingredients until well blended. Add chicken and vegetables and refrigerate 1 to 4 hours. Stir in cashews and spoon into pita pocket halves.  Servings:  6 (1/2 pita per serving) Calories/Serving:   180 Nutrition:  One serving provides...
Directions: Prepare couscous according to package directions using ½ tablespoon vegetable oil in place of margarine. Cool. Transfer couscous to mixing bowl. Add remaining ingredients; mix well. Chill 1 to 2 hours. Variation: Substitute roasted garlic and olive oil couscous for the plain...
Directions: Preheat oven to 425°F. Prepare couscous according to package directions. In a large bowl, combine peppers and squash. Mix together salt, pepper, garlic, seasoning, oil and balsamic vinegar; toss with vegetables. Spread vegetables evenly in sheet pan and roast for 10 to 12 minutes or...
Directions: Preheat oven to 350° F. Lightly grease a 13 x 9 x 2‐inch pan.In medium bowl, combine cereal, bran, wheat germ, orange peel, orange juice, dried fruit, egg, oil,applesauce, honey, and dry milk powder; blend well. Let sit 5 minutes.In large bowl, stir together whole wheat flour, all‐...
Description:  A fun and creative way to enjoy bread! Directions:  Preheat oven to 350°F. In a bowl, dissolve the yeast in water; let stand 5 minutes. Stir in oil, honey, 2 cups of bread flour and salt; mix for 2 minutes. Measure out half of the mixture into another bowl, about 2 cups,...
Directions:   Combine cheese, oil, basil, chives and vinegar in a blender. Blend until smooth; set aside. *Grill the mushrooms about 3 minutes per side or until tender. Grill peppers (do not peel) until tender, about 5 minutes per side. Skin will be wrinkled and lightly brown. Slightly toast...
Directions: Preheat griddle. In medium bowl, stir or sift dry ingredients together; beat egg, buttermilk, brown sugar and oil together. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened; batter should be slightly lumpy. Pour ¼ cup batter for each cake onto a well-seasoned hot griddle. Flip the pancake...
Directions: Add oil to wok or skillet and heat on medium-high. Add grains and sauté 7 minutes, stirring occasionally. Dissolve bouillon in hot water and stir into grains; add carrots and onions. Cover, reduce heat and simmer 25 to 30 minutes. Stir occasionally until liquid is absorbed and grains...
Directions:  Combine the first nine ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth. Stir in the pimentos and serve with pita bread wedges.   Servings: 18 (1/2 ounce servings)  Calories/Serving: 38  Nutrition: One serving provides approximately: 38 calories, 0 g protein,...
  Directions:Cook pasta according to directions on package; drain and rinse under cold water. Put pasta in a large mixing bowl. Mix in all remaining ingredients; toss well. Serve at room temperature or refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours and serve. Servings: 6 Calories/Serving: 280 calories...
Description: Rising and baking times may be extended. Some people prefer to "pre-bake" the crust for about 3 minutes before adding the toppings. Crust will be "crispier" than if not pre-baked. *The optional ingredient, gluten, may be added to help the dough rise - resulting in a thicker, chewier...
Directions:   Preheat oven to 375°F. In a blender or food processor, combine garlic cloves, vinegar, olive oil, sugar and cumin until smooth. Dip chicken breasts into vinegar mixture; save remaining mixture in refrigerator. Place breasts into a baking pan and bake uncovered, 30 minutes. ...
Directions:  Cook linguine according to package directions; drain, rinse under cold water and setaside in large mixing bowl.Put garlic, vinegar, brown sugar, peanut butter and soy sauce in food processor; chop for1 minute. With the processor still on, slowly add the sesame and hot chili oils...
Directions: In a large saucepan, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add onion, pepper, mushrooms, carrots and garlic; sauté 2 minutes. Mix in chicken broth, cumin, salt, pepper, cilantro and chick-peas. Bring to a boil. Stir in Couscous, remove from heat and cover; let stand 5 minutes or until...
Directions: In a large, heavy, dry skillet, toast bulgur over medium heat 5 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally until lightly browned. Add water and salt and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer covered, 5 to 10 minutes or until water is absorbed. Remove from heat and let stand 10 minutes...
Directions:  Spread cheese evenly over the tortillas. Lay the turkey slices on top of the cheese and sprinkle with carrots and watercress. Roll up the bread tightly to create a log shape. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 12 hours. Just before serving, slice each log in...