Healthy eating is the foundation for long-term well-being and vital aging. Enjoying our food enriches our lives. The collaboration of three professionals—a “cooking cardiologist” dedicated to healthy eating, a foodie and former chocolate executive with a cholesterol problem, and a registered dietitian—bridges healthy and delicious into an easy-to-follow and flexible lifestyle.The Kardea Gourmet discusses how different foods and nutrients come together into well-matched meals to support heart health. Foods and flavors from around the globe provide new and exciting culinary options while you incorporate lifestyle improvements at your own pace. Plus, you can adapt food traditions from any culture to create a healthier diet for you and your family. It also explores the role of organics, raw, vegan, and the local-food movement for advancing health, while providing smart and delicious foods for those who eat most anything, in the home, on the run, or in restaurants.
In addition to writing the index for this book, I undertook the challenge of indexing the recipes that followed the book. While this was a new type of project for me, it was an enjoyable learning experience for me and one that I will share with my students.