Heart-healthy homemade ice cream – with just one ingredient!

My new favourite food – and it’s not only easy, it’s also heart-healthy.  You can whip this up with just one ingredient that you probably have in your kitchen right now. That mystery ingredient, of course, is banana! Frozen bananas turn creamy instead of crumbly in the blender, with a smooth and delectable texture.

Here’s a step-by-step recipe:  Continue reading “Heart-healthy homemade ice cream – with just one ingredient!”

My favourite recipe for heart-healthy lasagna

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by Carolyn Thomas @HeartSisters

Is there anything better on a nippy evening than a pan of cheesey, gooey homemade lasagna bubbling away in the oven? For many of us heart attack survivors, however, lasagna may now seem but a dim memory of past high-fat, high-carb, low-fibre dinners.

But thanks to Bonnie Stern and her wonderful cookbook, HeartSmart™ Cooking For Family and Friends, even those wanting a heart-healthy version of this family favourite can rejoice, especially when fresh veggies are so plentiful in our markets.  I’ve made some minor changes here and there to suit our own family’s preferences, but I think you’ll be amazed at how deceptively healthy – and easy – this casserole-style vegetarian version is. You can make this up to two days ahead of time and refrigerate, or a few weeks ahead and freeze it.  And if you have any leftovers (you won’t!) – you can follow the frittata recipe at the end to create one more hearty meal.  Continue reading “My favourite recipe for heart-healthy lasagna”