love your heart

After the last few weeks of salty meatiness, when SodiumGirl asked me to develop a salt free recipe I thought it would be good for many reasons.

While salt is an essential ingredient in curing and preserving, it’s possible to enjoy everyday recipes with a limited amount of salt. I’m cautious about salt use because I’ve got heart disease in my family and I’m not a spring chicken anymore. Two years ago, a sudden spike in my cholesterol meant it was time to watch salt consumption (among other changes…. like the treadmill, limiting alcohol consumption, and reducing animal products in my diet.)

Indian food, and other well-spiced cuisines, are a good way to go. Here’s one of my favorite vegetarian dishes -serve this with basmati rice and daal for a complete meal. Satisfying and ready to eat in under an hour. And that last spritz of lemon? It brightens every bite. (PS Liz, this one’s for Larry. We’re so glad he’s recovering from his recent heart attack.)

11 thoughts on “love your heart”

  1. Cathy, love this recipe–and am passing along to my brother who has hyper-tension. I know and belive that there are ways to lower blood pressure and high cholesterol without drugs, and still eat well. This reciep is more proof!

  2. Cathy – this is amazing! I am so honored to have had you participate in this rally and I am blown away by the results. It is amazing how many of us have been touched by heart disease and you are a prime model for how to stay healthy with a few culinary tricks in the kitchen. Thank you again for getting all dal’ed up for me and the Love Your Heart Recipe Rally! I hope to do this again sometime soon!

    Til then, happy eating and happy weekend


  3. Been craving some good clean recipes lately and here I ready for Vegas and Burger Bar and Bouchon! There’s next week, these recipes look great.


  4. I made the broccoli and potatoes tonight for dinner. It was delicious, full of flavor! I served it with an Indian butter chicken and it was a great meal. I can see that dish becoming a regular one in our house! I look forward to trying the lentils another time!

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