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Kathlyn1950
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   Posted 10/6/2005 7:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Does anyone have some really excellent heart healthy recipes they would like to share with us? I'm going to find some of my most favorite ones, as well as some of my most favorite healthy recipe websites. Hugs, Kathy
Happy Grandmommy to Amanda, Alayna, Wyatt and Ezekiel


Kathlyn1950
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   Posted 10/6/2005 7:24 PM (GMT -7)   
All Recipes: this site had a variety of recipe collections, including healthy living recipes. Within that collection are low calorie, diabetic friendly, heart healthy, high fiber, soy, low fat, etc. recipe collections.  You can find these at:
You can also create your own recipes and shoppingl ist that you can print out. It's cool. Try it. LOL. I've tried several of the recipes out and liked most of them. Also, I should mention that I only picked out recipes to try that had been rated fairly high by other members. This is free, also, by the way. I always read a few reviews before I even add the recipe to my collection. But one day I'll go wild and try one that has not been rated, lol.
 
P.S. In fact, this recipe site is so chocked full of different things that we can utilize, that I'm still finding new items every time I go there (almost every time.).
 
 


Happy Grandmommy to Amanda, Alayna, Wyatt and Ezekiel

Post Edited (Kathlyn1950) : 10/7/2005 8:19:53 AM (GMT-6)


Kathlyn1950
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   Posted 10/6/2005 7:31 PM (GMT -7)   
I found a great Cuban chicken dish that I was able to cut down on the fat and sodium. Still it has some, and wanted you to be aware of that. I can't figure out the exact nutrients because I changed it by rinsing the olives to rid them of some of the sodium, etc. If you find sausage with low sodium, this would of course help, too. I've never seen any. And, served on a bed of brown rice, or some other healthy grain, it's pretty healthy with all the fresh vegetables.

Chicken Asopa

The original recipe uses bacon and sausage, and it is so good. I think this is Cuban in origin (or, possibly Puerto Rican?) I think it was on a food tv show. It is fairly inexpensive to make, too. I put it over brown rice or long-grained white rice that I make using low sodium chicken stock and/or water (1/2 and 1/2). Sometimes I add a 1/4 cup or so of frozen peas to the rice, but I think that fresh would be really good. Makes about 4 servings or more. I also make it without the bacon and love this. But honestly the more of the ingredients you can use that are included in the recipe the better.

2 pounds of boneless, skinless chicken cut into bite size pieces;
3 tablespoons olive oil (any type);
1/4 teaspoon black pepper;
1 tsp. paprika;
1/8 teaspoon salt or salt substitute;
1 ounce of Canadian bacon, chopped;
1 medium onion, chopped;
1 clove of garlic, chopped;
1/2 medium or 1 small bell pepper, any color (I prefer red bell pepper for sweetness);
1 small can low sodium, chopped tomatoes, or one fresh, medium tomato chopped;
1 small lean turkey sausage, chopped (the hot kind brings in some added spiciness for those who like their food hotter.);
1/4 cup chopped green or black olives (I rinse mine lightly to get some of the sodium out)

Prep time is about 10-15 minutes. Total time about 40-45 minutes to make in its entirety.

Toss and coat chicken with 2 tablespoons of olive oil, pepper, paprika, and salt/substitute. Brown chicken in a skillet over medium-high heat. When browned, remove chicken from pan. Sautee bacon and sausage in same pan until almost done, barely pink inside. Set that aside, too, after draining on absorbant toweling. Heat remaining oil in the same pan on medium-high, and sautee the rest of the ingredients until vegetables are just tender, or to your liking. At this time, I add the chicken, bacon and sausage back in. Cover, and let it simmer for about 10-15 minutes, until sausage is no longer pink inside and all is heated through. I add the tomatoes at the end of this process so as to not overcook them, and just to heat them. You can let it go a little longer, but the vegetables will get very soft.

Serve over your favorite rice for a wholesome, healthy, and flavorful complete meal.


Happy Grandmommy to Amanda, Alayna, Wyatt and Ezekiel

Post Edited (Kathlyn1950) : 10/6/2005 8:35:00 PM (GMT-6)


Teri16
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   Posted 10/6/2005 9:34 PM (GMT -7)   
 
YuMmY!!  Thanks, Kathy!!
 
Right now with our kitchen in an uproar, we are cooking very small meals and easy ones, but my husband has a wonderful one that I just love! 
 
He uses frozen veggies with broccoli and mushrooms, red peppers, etc., and adds them to an (already cooked & seasoned chicken) that he's cut up in a large stove top pan, and lean sausage, cut up...basically just season with cayenne, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder and whatever else is handy. yeah It is light, very tasty and very healthy!
 
He loves chow mein noodles for the crunch and flavor, so he sprinkles a few of those on his...
 
Hugs tongue Teri
 
(PS  He only uses small amounts of meat in this dish.)
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Kathlyn1950
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   Posted 10/7/2005 7:18 AM (GMT -7)   
LOL, Jennifer! And I just ate some frozen waffles with sugar free syrup and it was lacking. I did buy the Kashi Go Lean type that are heart healthy, but I'm still feeling like something is missing, haha. Teri, your meal sounds yummy, and kind of like the chicken asopa. I know that for those who like their food hot and spicy, my version of the asopa is probably too mild, but you can add those hot peppers and things to spice it up to your liking.
Happy Grandmommy to Amanda, Alayna, Wyatt and Ezekiel


Kathlyn1950
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   Posted 10/7/2005 7:54 AM (GMT -7)   
I know we are not supposed to do long articles here,
but why put a bunch of catsup and bbq recipes in several dif. messages?
 Bruce's BBQ Sauce

32 oz Contadina tomato sauce
4 TBS vinegar
2 TBS paprika
4 tsp liquid smoke
2 TBS dehydrated onion flakes (I use onion powder)
6 pkt splenda
2 TBS chili powder
1 tsp cayenne pepper
3 TBS SF maple syrup
(I add a TBSP of garlic powder to mine)

Bring ingredients to a slow simmer and reduce by a third
(Makes about a quart and lasts for months in the fridge.)
Bruce's No Cook Ketchup
SuzanneSomers.com Forum

18 oz tomato paste
12 oz water
6 oz white vinegar
5 pkt spenda
1 tsp onion powder
1 TBS salt

Just mix together and refrigerate.
P.S. This Ketchup tasted better to me after I let it sit in my 
fridge for several days.
Spicy Barbeque Sauce

3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 small onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon coarse salt
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1 15 oz can tomato puree' (watch out for added sugars!)
1 1/2 teaspoons sugar substitute
1/4 cup cider vinegar
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Heat the oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add onion
and garic, cook till translucent (about 3 minutes). Add
cayenne, ginger, mustard, salt, and allspice. Cook for
about 2 minutes longer.

Add the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce
heat to low and simmer, stirring often, until slightly
thickened, stirring frequently, about 15 minutes.

Use immediately or cool and refrigerate in an airtight
container until needed. Keeps about 1 week in refrigerator
 
Sugar-Free Ketchup Recipe

1/2 C white vinegar
3/4 tsp whole cloves
3/4 inch stick cinnamon broken into pieces
1/2 tsp whole celery seed
1 tsp onion powder
1-6oz can of tomato paste
1 C water
2 tsp salt
Sweetener equal to 1/3 C sugar

Combine vinegar, cloves, cinnamon, celery seed, onion powder
in covered pan and bring to boil. Remove from heat and allow to
steep for 20 minutes or longer. Mix tomato paste and water in
sauce pan. Strain vinegar and discard spices. Add spiced vinegar
and salt to tomato sauce in pan. Stirring often, simmer over
low heat until desired consistency is achieved. I like
it very thick! Add sweetener and stir. Refrigerate until used.



Post Edited By Moderator (Teri16) : 10/7/2005 10:15:24 AM (GMT-6)


Teri16
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   Posted 10/7/2005 9:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Kathy, I was trying to make the page to fit the forum size... :)
Bunches of Hugs, Teri :)
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Kathlyn1950
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   Posted 10/8/2005 4:58 AM (GMT -7)   
What is the forum size? Are you talking about it not word wrapping or the length?
Happy Grandmommy to Amanda, Alayna, Wyatt and Ezekiel


Teri16
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   Posted 10/8/2005 2:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Kathy! tongue
 
I'm glad that you asked.
 
Sometimes when a person copies and pastes something, it's wider than our normal forum size.  Even a link to a site can do that - I know, lol cuz I've done it myself! eyes What happens then is that in order to read that post, a person cannot read it as is, they must use the arrows on the bottom to keep going back and forth - sort of like a tennis match.
 
Look at each post on this thread and see the line on the left? 
They should match up and be straight - matching the next post. 
So what I've done is tried to go into a post and see where the problem is and just move paragraphs, or something equally
as simple as that and wala it fixes the problem!
 
I hope this helps anyone reading this.
 
Bunches of Hugs, Teri tongue
 
PS
This is basically just to make the posts easier to read.


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