Heart-Healthy Mango Tapioca Verrine

James Beard called tapioca pudding, “a most refreshing dessert…delicious to the taste.” This twist on the classic old-fashioned tapioca pudding recipe is heart-healthy and simply delightful!

Fat-free, cholesterol-free, and gluten-free yet creamy and satisfying this pudding pairs wonderfully with juicy fragrant colorful mango.

The cassava or tapioca plant is grown in the tropics and produces a fleshy edible root stock very rich in starch containing significant amounts of calcium, phosphorus and vitamin C. Starch is extracted from the cassava and formed into “pearls.”

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Garlicky Tahini Wilted Spinach

Fresh Spinach Tossed with Warm Tahini, Garlic, and Lemon
Garnished with Black & White Sesame Seeds

Packed with flavor as well as vitamins, minerals, and fiber. This is one delightful healthy satisfying side dish.

Tahini (Sesame Seed Paste)

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Whole Wheat Spaghetti, Tuna Sauce

HEART HEALTHY AND DELICIOUS!

Whole Wheat Thin Spaghetti
Omega-3 Rich Albacore Tuna Sauce
with Tomato, Caper, and Anchovy
Yuzu Chervil Gremolata
Green Olive Garnish

NATIONAL WEAR RED DAY

Beginning with National Wear Red Day—Friday, February 5, 2010—millions will help spread the critical message that “Heart Disease Doesn’t Care What You Wear.” The Red Dress, the national symbol for women and heart disease awareness, was created by The Heart Truth® in 2002 to deliver an urgent wakeup call to American women. Everyone can participate in the national movement by wearing their favorite red dress, shirt, tie, or Red Dress Pin.

On Thursday, February 11, 2010, The Heart Truth will bring the Red Dress to life once again on the runway at New York Fashion Week with the debut of the Red Dress Collection 2010. This spectacular event reminds women of the need to protect their heart health and inspires them to take action. Read more about The Heart Truth here.

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