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

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.

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.

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.

Velvety Avocado Pesto Dip

Guac lovers won’t be able to resist this creamy avocado dip with flavorful accents of basil and pine nuts!

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.

Zesty Avocado and Wild Blueberry Smoothie Bowl

A light, cool and fruity treat perfect for adding color to your diet.

Asian Cole Slaw

This Simple Cooking with Heart recipe shows you how to put an Asian spin on traditional coleslaw. Toss our soy sauce dressing with vegetables and enjoy!

Zippy Southwest Chicken Fajita Salad

This Simple Cooking with Heart, American Southwest salad is a terrific lunch or dinner option when you have leftover chicken in your refrigerator.

Slow Cooker Minestrone Soup

Any leftover vegetables can be added into the slow cooker to enhance this minestrone soup—think parsnips, cabbage, potatoes, turnips, kale, and more. The more, the merrier when it comes to this soup.

Cozy Beef Stew

This beef stew uses baby red potatoes and baby carrots, eliminating some of the peeling and chopping usually needed when using traditional baking potatoes and large carrots.

Cheese and Vegetable Frittata with Fruit Salad

This Simple Cooking with Heart Mediterranean recipe is a versatile, flavorful and heart healthy meal for any time of day.

Chickpea Salad with Tomatoes and Cucumber

This American Simple Cooking with Heart recipe is a terrific vegetable side dish that goes well with just about any main dish you are serving. Or this can be your main dish for a meatless meal or when you want a light meal.

Salmon Loaf with Creamy Cucumber Sauce

This delicious salmon bake from Simple Cooking with Heart tastes great with our cucumber sauce, which also goes well over mixed greens or other summer dishes.

Mango, Avocado and Black Bean Salad

This Simple Cooking with Heart recipe is a colorful, festive and flavorful vegetarian dish that's easy to make!

Blackened Fish with Strawberry Kiwi Salsa

Simple Cooking with Heart offers this tasty fish with a kick in under 10 minutes. This recipe combines a delicious seasoning that's perfect with our strawberry kiwi salsa.
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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.

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.

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.

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 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
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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.

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!