Category Archives: Heart Healthy

There’s a sweet/savory treat going on in teriyaki sauce that packs a punch, really making these burgers a hit in our house. Go easy with the wasabi paste (easy to find in the international section of most any grocery store these days–same goes for the pickled ginger) to start with. A little of this horseradish goes a very long way. You won’t miss the burger bun or the cheese on this–the flavors are that great.   Prep Time: 5 minutes … continued…

Teriyaki Burger
Barb Freda Contests & Giveaways Healthy, Delicious Recipes Heart Healthy Summer Grilling

Here’s what I had: eye of round, some basil, fresh mozzarella and tomato. Next I knew, I had a hot “caprese” cheesesteak sandwich in hand. This uses simple ingredients, everything goes onto the grill, the kitchen stays cool and everyone is happy.   Prep time: 5 minutes plus about 1 hour for marinating Cook time: About 6 minutes Serves 4   12 ounces Laura’s Lean Beef Eye of Round steak, thinly sliced and pounded thin 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil … continued…

caprese cheesesteak sandwich
Barb Freda Contests & Giveaways Healthy, Delicious Recipes Heart Healthy Summer Grilling

I was inspired to try this on beef when I saw a friend use the same preparation for pork tenderloin. I finished it slightly different, but I still love the results. The onions and mushrooms to finish this are cooked in the same skillet while the roast rests before cutting. (Note: This makes awesome roast beef for sandwiches the next day.) Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: About 45 minutes Serves 6   1 (1.5 pound) Laura’s Lean Beef Eye … continued…

Barb Freda Healthy, Delicious Recipes Heart Healthy

I am having an all-out fan-fest with porcini mushrooms. I have not gotten my hands on fresh porcini (my own quest), but I am playing around with dried porcini as often as I can. Because they are expensive, I look for ways to get a big bang for the buck, and I like the results I get using the porcini as a rub. Before I use any of the bigger pieces, I sift the dried porcini a bit to catch … continued…

Ribeye with Porcici and Rosemary Butter
Barb Freda Healthy, Delicious Recipes Heart Healthy

This is our take on a classic. Helpful hint: use soft corn tortillas, not flour tortillas, which get gummy in the soup. The tortilla strips act like noodles. I love using corn on the cob and getting a little extra flavor from the cobs themselves, but you don’t have to do this. A drained can of corn will serve in place of corn on the cob. Prep Time: About 15 minutes Cook Time: About 20 minutes Serves 8 1 tablespoon … continued…

Beef Tortilla Soup
Barb Freda Healthy, Delicious Recipes Heart Healthy Memorable Meals

I started craving mushrooms recently when I was writing an article about them. It occurred to me that it would be easy to bulk up a burger by adding mushrooms to the ground beef. I used a food processor to get a mushroom paste (known as duxelles), which I then cooked with some onion, garlic, sage and sherry, complementary flavors for the mushrooms. Prep time: 30 minutes Cooking time: 8 to 10 minutes Serves 4   10 ounces white mushrooms, … continued…

Beefy Mushroom Burger
Barb Freda Healthy, Delicious Recipes Heart Healthy Summer Grilling

I recently had a reader ask about recipes for one and it occurred to me that I have been enjoying this perfect lunch for one for years. It is so enjoyable, it is almost like comfort food for me. You don’t have to, but I like to warm the steak up in a nonstick skillet before adding it to the salad. I love the final result, hot and cold, savory and sweet (from the raisins). For the record, I eat … continued…

steak salad
Barb Freda Healthy, Delicious Recipes Heart Healthy

February is American Heart Month and for a good reason, we need to be reminded of ways to show our heart the love it needs and deserves. Did you know that the human heart pumps nearly 2,000 gallons of blood throughout the body every day? This allows oxygen to travel throughout our body so all of our organs can thrive and we can go about our day to day activities. This is something we completely take for granted… unless you … continued…

heart plate
Healthy Habits Heart Healthy Jenny Kramer, RD Tips, Tools & Techniques

You can feel good about this light but filling soup–almost no fat and, for those constantly on the lookout for low-carb entrées here, no pasta. There was a minor uprising in the house when I didn’t put pasta in, but I made up for it by serving bread rolls on the side. This soup is typically made with escarole, but since I couldn’t find escarole when I was developing the recipe, I thought readers might have difficulty too. Trust me, … continued…

Italian Wedding Soup
Barb Freda Cool Weather Cooking Healthy, Delicious Recipes Heart Healthy

November is American Diabetes Month so we want to take the time to raise awareness about an ever-growing disease. According to the American Diabetes Association, there are close to 26 million people in the US (kids and adults) living with Diabetes already. That means this topic is important to a lot of people. Unfortunately diabetes is not easy to live with especially when there is a lot of mixed information out there about how a person should eat! Honestly we … continued…

mini casseroles and ingredients
Healthy Habits Heart Healthy Jenny Kramer, RD