“The new edition of Cooking from the Heart complements the first, which included more than 70 traditional South African supper, side dish, baking and dessert recipes – all adapted by HSF dieticians to be more heart-friendly. As was the case with the launch of the initial book, the new edition will also be made available to the public for free in both print and digital formats.
All the new Cooking from the Heart recipes were carefully selected to suit SA’s diverse palate and modified to fit a diet that is lower in unhealthy fats, salt and sugar without compromising on taste. The recipes were all developed by well-known food consultant, Heleen Meyer, alongside a team of dieticians from the HSF.
The cookbook also offers practical ‘swap it’ tips such as replacing salt with fresh herbs and spices or lemon for flavour and provides useful health advice including how to eat more fibre, interpret food labels correctly, pack healthier lunchboxes and cook more healthily.
“GPs and pharmacies across the country will act as the main distribution points for the printed version of which there are only a limited number of copies, but various electronic formats of the recipe book have also been created making it ideal for tablets and mobile phones, which can be downloaded via www.cookingfromtheheart.co.za or www.heartrecipes.mobi,” she says.
“We want to help families eat nutritious meals that are full of flavour, from breakfasts and lunches to on-the-go snacks and suppers with a difference. Signature dishes in the new edition include creamy oats with cinnamon and fruit, apple and banana muffins, spicy pan breakfast and crispy chicken strips, which really makes Cooking from the Heart, the ultimate heart-healthy cookbook."