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Cooking at home can be a daunting task, but a rewarding one for your diet and lifestyle (and your wallet). Making small changes in your diet is important to your heart health. Here are simple, healthy and affordable recipes and cooking tips.

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Pork and Green Onion Tacos

Grilling lean pork chops and thinly slicing them is a fast way to get that classic pork flavor found in many Mexican dishes.
Grilling lean pork chops and thinly slicing them is a fast way to get that classic pork flavor found in many Mexican dishes. Grilling the green onions gives them a charred, smoky taste that contrasts with the earthy spinach and sweet tomato.

Acorn Squash with Dried Apricots and Plums

Sweet, nutty acorn squash halves cradle a rich mixture of dried fruits and spices bound together with a juicy sauce.
Sweet, nutty acorn squash halves cradle a rich mixture of dried fruits and spices bound together with a juicy sauce, providing a beautiful and festive touch for a holiday table or a Sunday dinner. But they’re so easy to prepare, they can make any night seem special.

Stuffed Mushrooms with Ham and Vegetables

Every bite of these mushroom morsels boasts a burst of flavor from juicy ham, shredded carrot, and minced green onion. The crunchy walnuts add texture and the chili sauce lends a hint of spice.
Every bite of these mushroom morsels boasts a burst of flavor from juicy ham, shredded carrot, and minced green onion. The crunchy walnuts add texture and the chili sauce lends a hint of spice.

Mexican-Style Stuffed Bell Peppers

In this Latin twist on stuffed bell peppers, black beans replace the traditional rice and salsa stands in for the standard tomato sauce.
In this Latin twist on stuffed bell peppers, black beans replace the traditional rice and salsa stands in for the standard tomato sauce.

Cranberry-Pecan Baked Peaches

Fresh peaches are halved and baked with a tantalizing blend of dried cranberries and finely chopped pecans.
Fresh peaches are halved and baked with a tantalizing blend of dried cranberries and finely chopped pecans. Serve this dessert, with its roasted, concentrated flavors, for a round of applause at the end of your meal.

Farmers’ Market Omelets

Brighten up your breakfast with these flavorful omelets, full of fresh vegetables, fragrant basil, and pungent feta cheese. Add some whole-grain toast and fresh fruit for a light, nutritious meal any time of day.
Brighten up your breakfast with these flavorful omelets, full of fresh vegetables, fragrant basil, and pungent feta cheese. Add some whole-grain toast and fresh fruit for a light, nutritious meal any time of day.
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Seasons of Eating Infographic

Your heart-healthy recipes will taste even better with seasonal produce. Print this handy infographic for your fridge and share it with friends and family.
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Simple Cooking

Cooking at home can be a daunting task, but a rewarding one for your diet and lifestyle (and your wallet). Making small changes in your diet is important to your heart health. Here are simple, healthy and affordable recipes and cooking tips.