1,001 Heart Healthy Recipes by Dick Logue [download free textbook pdf]


  • Full Title : 1,001 Heart Healthy Recipes: Quick, Delicious Recipes High in Fiber and Low in Sodium and Cholesterol That Keep You Committed to Your Healthy Lifestyle
  • Autor: Dick Logue
  • Print Length: 576 pages
  • Publisher: Fair Winds Press; 10.2.2012 edition
  • Publication Date: November 1, 2012
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1592335403
  • ISBN-13: 978-1592335404
  • Download File Format: pdf, epub

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1,001 Heart-Healthy Recipes makes it easier than ever before for you to avoid expensive and unsafe processed foods and instead prepare and enjoy dishes that will help you maintain healthy cholesterol levels and lower your risk for heart disease. You’ll discover simple-to-follow recipes for everything from snacks and salads to hearty meat dishes, vegetarian fare, and satisfying soups and stews.

And if you think eating healthy means you’ll have to give up the foods you love—think again. Inside, you’ll find healthy makeovers for your favorite comfort foods, takeout meals, and desserts, making it easy to maintain your heart-healthy diet and achieve your most ambitious weight-loss and health-improvement goals.
 

  • You’ll find healthy recipes to satisfy any craving, any time of day:
  • Hearty, whole grain pancakes, waffles, and muffins
  • Veggie-packed frittatas, omelets, and quiches
  • Delicious and nourishing fruit smoothies
  • Healthier versions of your favorite condiments, dips, and spice mixes
  • Satisfying main dishes featuring beef, chicken, pork, lamb, and fish
  • Vegetarian meals and sides packed with nutrient-dense superfoods
  • Internationally inspired cuisines, including Italian, Mexican, Asian, and Cajun
  • Tips and instructions for baking yummy, hydrogenated oil–free breads, cakes, and cookies


Don’t sacrifice taste and variety for the sake of healthy eating. Find all the heart-healthy recipes you’ll ever need, and enjoy the foods and flavors you and your family love, in this one book!

 

About the Author

Dick Logue is the author of several diet-friendly cookbooks and has been following a heart-healthy lifestyle for decades now. After being diagnosed with congestive heart failure more than 20 years ago, Dick threw himself into the process of creating healthy versions of his favorite recipes and writing about it on his website, Low Sodium Cooking. A cook since the age of 12, he grows his own vegetables, bakes his own bread, and cans a variety of foods. He is the author of 500 Low Sodium Recipes, 500 Low-Cholesterol Recipes, 500 High Fiber Recipes, 500 Low Glycemic Index Recipes, 500 Heart-Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes, 500 400-Calorie Recipes, and 500 15-Minute Low Sodium Recipes, among others. He lives in La Plata, MD.

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Honey Mustard Cranberry Dressing

Here’s a use for the leftover cranberry sauce that always seems to be the last thing left from Thanksgiving. You can use either the jellied or whole berry sauce.

Ingredients:

11/2 tablespoons (22 g) honey mustard
2/3 cup (185 g) cranberry sauce
1/4 cup (60 ml) rice wine vinegar
1/4 cup (60 ml) olive oil

Directions:

In a food processor mix together the mustard, cranberry sauce, and the rice wine vinegar. With the machine running, slowly pour in the oil until the dressing is thickened. Store, covered, in the refrigerator.

Yield: 12 Servings

Per serving: 65 calories (62% from fat, 1% from protein, 37% from carbohydrate); 0 g protein; 5 g total fat; 1 g saturated fat; 3 g monounsaturated fat; 1 g polyunsaturated fat; 6 g carbohydrate; 0 g fiber; 6 g sugar; 3 mg phosphorus; 2 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 26 mg sodium; 10 mg potassium; 8 IU vitamin A; 0 mg ATE vitamin E; 0 mg vitamin C; 0 mg cholesterol; 16 g water

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ood she ate just sat in her stomach. We learned that foods with a warming energy (I talk about the energetics of foods in Vegetarian Cooking Without) helped her digestion, while too many foods with a cold energy shut it down. In fact, Sarah became so good at knowing the energy of foods because of her body’s reaction to them that, in the end, she was teaching me. We learned that too much protein overloaded her digestion, but equally too much carbohydrate or vegetables and she had a reaction. We tried the ‘Hay diet’ and the ‘Eat right for your type’ diet but in the end we had no option but to follow the diet that Sarah’s body was determining and, as a result, her health improved.

Body, mind and spirit

In all the above case histories the individuals were able to alleviate their symptoms—but only if they followed the diet. However, what started to interest me as far back as the 1970s were the reasons behind why people became ill. In those days, as well as reading all I could find on nutrition, I studied astrology, spiritual healing, Bach flower remedies, yoga and anything else I could find on holistic health. The link between body, mind and spirit was starting to become clear. Over the years, however, not all my clients have been ready to delve deeper and look at the reasons behind why they became ill. Many just wanted their physical symptoms to disappear so that they could carry on with their lives. While it is not up to me to decide when the time is right for anyone to delve deeper, I was often responsible for giving people the odd nudge, which sometimes did and sometimes didn’t make them think.

When ready to consider the deeper reasons for their illness, clients come into the consultation room and instead of talking about their physical problems, will say things like ‘I’ve been thinking’. Suddenly their physical health, which was their priority, is no longer paramount and their desire for a greater understanding takes precedence. I’m always thrilled when this happens because it means that we can move on to a deeper level of detoxification. Eventually, when their mental and emotional bodies are satisfied, they come into the consultation room saying things like ‘Why am I here?’ or ‘Do you believe in a higher power?’ At this point it’s time to move on to the next stage—the spiritual. This progression never ceases to amaze and delight me and I’m forever in debt to all the clients who have allowed me to be part of their journeys and taught me so much along the way. But it also makes me so aware of how much society’s loss of spirituality is in direct proportion to its dietary decline.

Detoxification

Having originally trained as a home economist, I eventually retrained as a nutritional therapist in the mid-eighties. During my training I began to learn the principles of detoxification, which involves using strict dietary principles (as outlined in Cooking Without) and supplementation to assist the body to eliminate toxicity. It was this training that made me realize that nutrition can be used as a catalyst for detoxifying the body on various levels. Once the physical body starts to heal, detoxification moves on to a mental and emotional level, and finally reveals a spiritual body hidden beneath.

Once I started to detoxify I started on a journey of self-discovery. As well as improving my physical health, I started to uncover the real me that had been buried beneath the layers of ideas and conditioning that I had taken on board from others over the years. It was like peeling off the layers of an onion. The more dysfunctional our past, the more layers we develop in order to cope and protect ourselves. These layers build up from early childhood and directly influence our view of the world.

Developing layers

As babies, we come into this world with nothing in our heads but a strong intuitive drive to meet our needs and be true to ourselves. Watch a little child playing. One minute it is totally engrossed then suddenly it has had enough and moves on to something else or comes for a hug or a drink. If a child were allowed to grow up keeping in touch with its intuition then as an adult it would build up far fewer layers. Unfortunately, children are continually being told to use their heads and not their hearts, ‘finish your maths before you go out to play’. Some of this is necessary, of course—our heads tell us to look both ways before crossing the road or not to eat food that is too hot. However, living too much in our heads means that we lose touch with our sense of self. As always in life, the art is in finding a balance. Here I am talking about healthy children in good homes, but imagine the damage that can be inflicted through neglect or physical and mental abuse.

Losing our sense of self means that we are being, doing and thinking what others have taught us. Detoxification is about stripping off the layers and uncovering our core self, which is always a beautiful expression of our soul. I believe that one of the things we are all here to do is to peel off the layers in order to reach our intuition and true potential, and hence follow the path our soul chose.

Soul paths

I think that we all come into this world with the potential to be something special. I don’t mean famous or rich, but with a potential to be a good mother, a special friend, a great teacher…It’s as though our souls decide before we are born and they know what we are meant to do—but, when we are born, no one lets us in on the arrangement. However, if we can learn to trust a higher power and be in touch with our intuition, then the universe can guide us along the path we are meant to tread. There will still be difficulties along the way, as these are necessary in order for us to grow, but it’s when we rely on our heads and want to be in control that we create the most problems. When we flow with life and are open, the universe guides us gently forward, creating synchronicities and coincidences. Opportunities and directions appear and we know—rather than think—that we are doing the right thing.

Uncovering our life path

There are many ways of uncovering our intuition, the real us and our life path, and each individual must choose the right way for themselves. Everything that we need to know is inside us and we must find a way of going inside to find that information. What is right for me and what is my truth may not be yours. It’s as though we are all little spiders heading back to a higher consciousness on our own little threads. I cannot jump onto your thread and you cannot jump onto mine. Our intuition is the higher consciousness talking to us, so the ideas contained in this or any other book should only be considered right for you if they resonate with your truth.

The method I found of uncovering the real me, and the way I’ve used to help my clients find their truth, has been through diet and detoxification. The only way that I can know that an individual is better is when they have uncovered the reasons why they became ill and have found their path in life.

Julie

Julie came to me after an operation for cancer. The cancer was a wake-up call and Julie knew that she had to change if she was to survive. However, she didn’t know what changes she needed to make and the thought of making any filled her with fear. Julie embarked on a serious detoxification regime that, day by day, led her to new insights about herself and her lifestyle. She had a mundane office job that was way below her capabilities, but it enabled her to act as a support system for her husband and family. I remember Julie on her first visit: she had her blonde hair swept up in a very eighties’ style and was dressed in a flimsy suit and camisole on a cold winter’s day. I wanted to wrap her up in a warm sweater and jeans, but the image she portrayed was the one her husband liked—the feminine woman who needed him, was there for him and who didn’t rock the boat.

As Julie progressed she started to read alternative books, make new friends and became vegetarian. She studied counselling at nightschool and although she wanted her husband to be part of her new life, he was clearly not impressed because she wasn’t always there at his beck and call.

Julie blossomed and grew stronger as the months passed. Eventually the inevitable happened and she left her husband. She was willing to stay, but only if her husband was prepared to accept the person she was—but alas, he wasn’t. He wanted life to go back to the way it had been because that meant he didn’t have to face his own issues (Julie had always rescued him from these). Leaving was very tough for Julie, as she had to face many fears. Would she be able to support herself? Would she be able to stand up for herself and cope with the running of a home on her own? Would the children understand why she was doing this?

Julie not only survived, but went from strength to strength. She finished her counselling course and was asked to go back and do some teaching. She set up a private practice and became very successful—and guess what? She changed her hairstyle and threw away the flimsy suits.

Maralyn tells her story

‘I had suffered from bouts of depression for 30 years when I went to see Barbara. During these times I was incapable of work and lost interest in everyone and everything. I had tried all the usual antidepressant drugs and had seen psychiatrists and psychologists, but nothing seemed to help.

Initially, Barbara reviewed my diet and explained that with intolerances (I had become aware that I was intolerant to yeast) a restricted diet was important but until the emotions were dealt with, the allergy would not resolve itself. Through detoxification, vitamin and mineral supplements and dealing with my emotions relating to a very unhappy, restricted childhood, I slowly started to feel much better.

I can honestly say that since meeting Barbara I have never suffered a repeat bout of depression. That was over five years ago and now I really understand the saying ‘We are what we eat’.

Looking back at my own childhood

I was the second of two children, with a brother two years older. We grew up on an isolated farm and my parents worked very hard, so they had little time for looking after children. My father was moody, heading towards manic depression and locked in his own inner world of torment. He had lost his mother when very young and had had a tough upbringing. I soon learnt that it was best not to have any needs if I wanted to please my parents and, as a result, I began to cut off from my emotions at an early age. I learnt to smile rather than cry, even though I was hurting inside. I also learnt that if I did something exceptional I received some attention—and so I became a people pleaser and an over-achiever. I started losing touch with my intuition by spending time in my head trying to be what everyone wanted me to be and assuming that I was the cause of any deficit. Not surprisingly, this resulted in an unrealistically negative self-image, which laid the foundations for a life that would need many knocks to get me to examine, and begin to peel off, the layers I had developed through childhood and beyond.

Being in touch with our true selves and our intuition doesn’t prevent us from making mistakes, but it helps us recognize when we’ve made them, because things don’t feel right. I had stopped feeling, therefore it was very difficult to distinguish between what felt right and wrong.

Logic versus intuition

When I talk about being ‘in our heads’, I’m talking about using the left side of the brain, which is the logical side. This logical side works things out by analysing the criteria rather than by assessing how things feel. In contrast, our intuition whispers to us between our thoughts. When we go with our intuition we are using the right side of our brain and we feel comfortable with what we are doing. Frequently, when clients are trying to work out what job they would like to do, they make the mistake of trying to work it out by analysing what they are good at. They may think they are good at maths and so start looking at jobs where they could use this skill, such as accountancy or teaching. However, it’s more important to look for something that feeds the soul—if it doesn’t, it can become soul-destroying. We won’t ever reach our full potential in life or be really happy if we don’t follow our hearts. I believe that when we find our true path in life, our job will feel more like a hobby. When I discovered nutritional therapy I simply wanted to read and learn everything I could about the subject. It was a natural extension to turn it into a job.

Helen tells her story of a change in direction

‘I had a high-profile job in marketing when I first went to see Barbara. I was travelling the country, working long hours, and although I earned a good salary, most of it was spent sustaining my working lifestyle. By the time I reached 31 I had undergone four operations to remove endometriosis, but it always came back. I turned to nutritional therapy out of sheer desperation. Within three weeks I was looking and feeling much better. I wasn’t putting in the same hours in the office because I needed time to shop and cook, but the work I produced reflected a new clarity and confidence. Even my boss commented on it.

Over the next few years I made some major changes in my life. I let go of the security and trappings of my career and left to set up a consultancy. As I downsized I realized that the freedom and satisfaction I now felt easily replaced the big salary and company car. Creating more space in my life meant that I had time to walk, horse ride and spend more time with nature and the people who mattered to me. I felt much more in touch with myself as I began to live more from my heart than from my head.

My next major change came when I took off with my partner on a 16-month, round-the-world trip. That really was a leap of faith, to let go of everything and just trust. It turned out to be the most amazing time of my life. While travelling I started to write a travelogue, tapping into a creativity that had lain dormant since my schooldays. Now I am working on this material and hope in the future to become a travel writer. Combining travel and writing would be my dream way of life. And the endometriosis? It just disappeared, much to my consultant’s surprise. I am so glad that I took those first steps towards controlling my own health and my life.’

Detoxification is like a life jigsaw

When I look back at the person I was before I started to detoxify I can hardly believe that I’m the same person. Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean that ‘I’ve arrived’, as I’m constantly gaining new insights and growing stronger, and will continue to do so until the day I die. But looking back lets me see how eating the right food has enabled me to recognize the next stage in my development; to see issues that needed working on as they appeared and then, after working through these, moving on again, rather than staying stuck and repeating the same mistakes.

I often liken detoxification to a life jigsaw. It’s as though a jigsaw has been put together but the pieces are not all in the right places. When you start to detoxify it’s as if someone has thrown your life’s jigsaw onto the floor and it has smashed into hundreds of pieces. It is then up to you to fit it back together—only this time with all the pieces in their right places. At first this is difficult because you know that your life doesn’t work but you haven’t a clue what the jigsaw is meant to look like. At this point you need a certain amount of trust and faith that your new direction will appear. And it does.

You find yourself considering a piece of the jigsaw that holds the key to a certain area of your life. It may be a piece about guilt, or pleasing people and you spend a few days or weeks thinking about how this affects your life and how you could change it. Then one day you consider another jigsaw piece and have a new insightful realization, and suddenly you’ve fitted two pieces of the jigsaw together. And so it goes on; as you peel the layers from yourself you gradually build up a new picture of the real you. I’m still working on my jigsaw; I still have issues with lack of self-worth but the universe keeps providing me with opportunities to grow.

My lack of self-worth

My parents were basically good people who loved me in their own way, and they were doing what they thought was their best. However, their attitudes to parenting were based on their own dysfunctional upbringings. They were very money orientated—to them, money in the bank equalled security. I had very few toys or books, the most basic of clothes and the home didn’t contain any of life’s luxuries. I remember birthdays and Christmases with nothing to open—instead my parents put money in a bank account for when we were older. We never had a Christmas tree or bedtime stories; I didn’t go on holiday or have friends to stay. The message that I constantly received as a child was that I didn’t matter but money did. Self-worth was one of the lessons my soul obviously came here to learn.

Wanting the perfect marriage

My lack of self-worth and inability to be in touch with my feelings have drawn many lessons to me throughout my life. Because of my relationship with my father, I was attracted to emotionally unavailable men, whom I hoped would fulfil my every need—if I loved them enough. Basically, there was still a little girl inside of me desperately wanting the love of her father, so I transferred this on to the men in my life. My husband had come from an equally cold and dysfunctional family, where he was taught fear and learnt to control in order to allay his fears. Once married, I also gained an equally controlling mother-in-law and so my self-worth took another battering and my ‘people pleaser’ ran on overdrive. I wanted to have the perfect marriage and I was willing to suppress any discomfort I felt in order to make this happen. I loved being married and I loved being a mum to my two boys. I went to no end of trouble to make the home a warm, comfortable environment and was determined to make sure my children felt loved and secure. But I also felt trapped and controlled. No one was interested in how I felt and whether my needs were being met and I didn’t have sufficient self-worth to put my case forward. If I did try to assert myself then I tapped into my husband’s fears, and he couldn’t cope, so I suppressed my feelings yet again. And, of course, I never dreamt of talking to anyone outside the home, as my sense of self-worth was invested in being perfect.

Eventually I was introduced to astrology and I started to question what life was about. I read alternative books and looked at what was going on in my life from a different perspective. The floodgates of emotion eventually burst when my dog was accidentally killed. I remember finding her and wanting to cry but not being able to at first—but when I did start crying, I couldn’t stop. I wasn’t just crying for her, devastated though I was, I was crying for me and all the hurts and injustices I’d suffered throughout my life and had never cried about before. That marked a turning point in my life. I could no longer be what everyone else wanted me to be; I had to start standing up for what I needed.

It was hard, however, to put the blinkers on and follow the path that was revealing itself to me. I felt like I was on a long, straight road that disappears into the horizon. On each side the land was lower than the road and all along were people trying to pull me off my path and divert me. It would have been easy for me to use everyone else as an excus

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