Some Heart Healthy Goodness

Many years ago I was asked to chair an event for the American Heart Association’s national movement to end heart disease and stroke in women known as Go Red For Women. It was a fabulous event and we  brought in the incredibly beautiful and absolutely charming Joan Lunden to be our keynote speaker.  At the event we served a lunch of heart healthy recipes from a cookbook put out by the American Heart Association. I know…I know…as soon as the word healthy is part of recipe we all assume it won’t taste very good but they served a dessert from the book that was the most amazingly yummy dessert recipe ever! I literally tracked down the recipe after the event so I could make it at home. So as a little Valentine gift from me to all of you I thought I’d share the recipe so you can make it at home…you are gonna love me when you taste this!  It’s an easy to-die-for sauce that you pour over angel food cake that’s good for your taste-buds and healthy for your heart!

Berry Orange Sauce over Angel Food Cake

2 tablespoons fresh orange juice

3 ½ cups sliced strawberries (or whole raspberries)

1 tablespoon sugar

Angel Food Cake

Cooking Instructions:  In a small saucepan, heat the orange juice over medium heat. Stir in 1 ¾ cups strawberries. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in the sugar. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until the berries soften. Remove from heat. Stir in the remaining berries. Serve hot or refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve by pouring over a slice of angel food cake. SO YUMMY! And heart healthy too!

And just so you know – I personally like to double or triple the recipe when I make it to give me all kinds of extra sauce to pour on my angel food cake! Can you really ever have too much goodness?  No…no you cannot….

Here’s a fun pic of my husband and I with Joan Lunden at that event:

Happy Valentines Day everyone!

~Amy Rees Anderson    (read Amy’s new book “What AWESOME Looks Like: How To Excel In Business & Life” )


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