The One Nutrient Your Heart Loves…

The One Nutrient Your Heart Loves…

Can you guess which nutrient your heart loves—and absolutely needs?  If you guessed “chocolate”, you’re close…but no cigar! It’s the mineral, magnesium, of which dark chocolate (with at least 70% cacao content) contains an abundance.   Why is magnesium so vital...
Do You Have a Healthy Heart? Know Your Numbers…

Do You Have a Healthy Heart? Know Your Numbers…

You’re never “too young” for a heart-healthy lifestyle   When it comes to having a healthy heart, it’s important to know your numbers. Even if you’re in your 20s or 30s, you’re not “too young” to start making heart-healthy food and lifestyle choices. Two of my...
Comforting Poached Cod, Guernica-Style

Comforting Poached Cod, Guernica-Style

This quick and easy cod dish riffs on Besuguito Guernica, a traditional Basque dish, where besugo, or sea bream, is broiled then topped with a warm garlicky sauce of olive oil, sherry vinegar and red pepper flakes. Instead of sea bream, I use cod and substitute apple...
Busting 5 Heart Health Myths…

Busting 5 Heart Health Myths…

As an old-fashioned romantic who loves February 14th, I wish you a Happy Valentine’s Day! Whether you’re with someone special—or not—take time out to show the people you love that they matter.   Heart Truths We speak “from the heart”, trust “our heart” and seek a...