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. 


 

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Simple Cooking Recipes

Apples with Almond-Apricot Sauce

Baked apples are always a treat but coring whole apples can be a hassle. Just buy larger apples and cut them in half! Then all you have to do is scoop out the easily accessible core, add the sweet topping, and let your slow cooker take it from there.

Blackberry Cobbler

This American dessert recipe with nutrient-dense blackberries is perfect for family gatherings.

Steamed Pumpkin Bread

Pumpkin, dried cranberries, walnuts and spices update a traditional steamed brown bread recipe. The result is moist and delicious.

Texas Caviar

This Simple Cooking with Heart recipe is a classic and traditional Southern-American black-eyed pea salad that's full of flavor and fresh vegetables.

Asian Marinated Vegetable Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette

This Simple Cooking with Heart Asian Salad is a really delicious way to eat more vegetables and may become your new favorite salad.

Crunchy Cucumber-Dill Salad

Add this vegetable salad bursting with flavor to your next meal.

Quick-Pickled Vegetable Sushi Rolls with Avocado

Who says that making your own sushi rolls needs to be complicated? These rolls, filled with avocado and lightly pickled veggies, are both easy and nutritious - and perfect for an afternoon snack.

Asian-Inspired Pasta Salad with Asparagus, Snow Peas, and Avocado

This Asian fusion pasta salad bathes crunchy vegetables in a sweet, tangy dressing.

Salmon En Papillote

The name of this dish may not be familiar to you, but it simply means that the fish is cooked enclosed in a cooking parchment packet. With this method, not only are the flavors of the fish and vegetables locked inside but serving and cleanup are a breeze.

Avocado-Chimichurri Steak with Grilled Asparagus

This chimichurri sauce is packed with herby flavor and pairs especially well with smoky charred meat from the grill.

Rosemary Balsamic Roasted Vegetables

Roasting vegetables, like Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, carrots, turnips, etc. with a favorite herb like rosemary and a sweet hint of balsamic brings out the nutty flavors.

Slow Cooker Harvest Beef Stew

Let the slow cooker do all the heavy work for you. Just toss all the ingredients into the slow cooker and come home to a piping hot stew, perfect for a cold winter's day.

Slow Cooker Panang Curry with Chicken and Cauliflower Rice

This rich curry dish that marries chicken and loads of vegetables with coconut milk, makes a trip to Thailand as close as your slow cooker — 20 minutes of prep, and 4 hours later your entire home will be smelling exotic. Riced cauliflower creates a nutrient rich addition to this dish to soak up the curry sauce.

Curry-stuffed Bell Peppers

Stuff any color bell with a mix of onion, ground turkey or chicken, zucchini, curry powder, quinoa or brown rice, and cilantro.

Rockfish Fajita-Stuffed Tomatoes

You’ll be a rockstar when you serve this rockfish seafood meal to the family! Get the kids involved by letting them help stuff the tomatoes.
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Cooking Tips

Sneaking More Vegetables into Meals

If corn and baby carrots are the only veggies your family eats, you may want to try a more sneaky approach.

Conquer Cravings with Healthy Options

Luckily, eating healthy includes foods of all sorts of textures and flavors. Here are some suggestions on satisfying your cravings with nutritious snacks of a variety of textures.

Save Money by Making Beans from Scratch

Dried beans are an affordable, pantry staple.

Slow-cooker Savvy

Whether you're tight on time or cash, one of the best cooking tools is a slow cooker.A brand new 5-quart slow cooker can cost about $30. The basic appliance hasn’t changed much in years, so even an older model from a resale shop will do.
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AHA-ASA Resources

The Support Network

When faced with challenges recovering from heart disease or stroke, it’s important to have emotional support. That is why we created a network to connect patients and loved ones with others during their journey.

Caregiver Guide to Stroke

The Caregiver Guide to Stroke is meant to help caregivers better navigate the recovery process and the financial and social implications of a stroke.

Stroke Support Group Finder

To find a group near you, simply enter your ZIP code and a mile radius. If your initial search does not pull up any groups, try

Tips for Daily Living Library

This volunteer-powered library gathers tips and ideas from stroke survivors, caregivers and healthcare professionals all over the country who’ve created or discovered adaptive and often innovative ways to get things done!

Stroke Family Warmline

The Warmline connects stroke survivors and their families with an ASA team member who can provide support, helpful information or just a listening ear.

Let's Talk About Stroke Patient Information Sheets

Let's Talk About Stroke is a series of downloadable patient information sheets, created by the American Stroke Association, that presents information in a question-and-answer format that's brief, easy to follow and easy to read.

Request Free Stroke Information Packets

Fill out this online form to request free information about a variety of post-stroke topics.
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Departments

Stroke Notes

Stroke-related news you can use about new scientific findings, public policy, programs and resources.

Readers Room

Articles, poems and art submitted by stroke survivors and their loved ones.

Life Is Why

Everyone has a reason to live a longer, healthier life. These stroke survivors, caregivers and others share their 'whys'. We'd love for you to share yours, too!

Everyday Survival

Practical tips and advice for day-to day living after stroke.

Life At The Curb

A unique perspective on survival by comedian and stroke survivor John Kawie.

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.

Helping Others Understand

Stroke affects people differently and many of the effects of stroke can be complicated. Helping friends and family understand how a stroke is affecting a survivor can help everyone involved.

Support Showcase

Our new department highlighting the good work being done by stroke support groups from around the nation. If you are part of a successful support group we should consider featuring, let us know!