Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Have A Heart...

February is a month filled with lots of action...

The Superbowl - which by the way was a great Giants victory;

Groundhog Day - which could have been skipped in New Jersey this year since winter has not even started yet;

Pet Dental Health Month - my greyhounds are going for a cleaning in two weeks; and

So many other bizarre -Library Lovers Month and National Care About Your Indoor Air Month - and not so bizarre celebrations to include Valentine's DayFat TuesdayAsh Wednesday and Black History Month.

With all of this celebrating it is easy to forget that February is also American Heart Month and heart disease is the Number 1 killer of women.  That's right we are not taking care of the ticker.  Stress, nutrition, smoking, as well as other factors all lead to heart disease.  Small changes can make a big impact on your heart so follow this link http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG, get some great information and take heart in knowing that there is plenty of information available to you to prevent heart attacks, strokes, high blood pressure and many more unpleasant heart related aliments.

From my heart to yours celebrate February in a heart healthy way. Be kind to your heart and celebrate National Nutella Day (which is February 5), Elmo's Birthday (February 3) relive our nations history, and invite some friends over to celebrate national embroidery and termite month!

Heart Healthy Cod...

1 lb. Cod Fish
1 Can Artichoke Hearts (drained and quartered)
4 Large Roasted Red Peppers (sliced)
Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Line a cookie sheet with tin foil
Place cod on tin foil and season both sides with salt/pepper
Evenly top with artichokes hearts then with roasted peppers
Drizzle with oil
Bake for 15- 20 minutes or until the cod is opaque and flaky
Remove from oven, cool for a few minutes and slice into 4 equal pieces

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