Heart-Healthier Meals for Valentine's Day

February is Heart Health Month, and with Valentine's Day this month, you might want to cook a meal that's also good for your sweetheart.
February 8, 2014 7:16:16 AM PST
February is Heart Health Month, and with Valentine's Day this month, you might want to cook a meal that's also good for your sweetheart. Chef Thaddaeus Smith, Corporate Executive Chef with SternoCandleLamp, came into our ABC 7 Eyewitness News studio to show us a few recipes.

Chef Thad's Recipes:

Spicy Cheddar Fondue

Makes 12 servings

Ingredients:

12-ounces beer (preferably dark)
1 (15-ounce) can cannellini beans
1 cup reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese (grated)
1 cup cheddar cheese (grated)
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1/2 teaspoon soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon yellow miso paste
1 tablespoon jalape?o pepper (finely diced)
1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
An assortment of vegetables for dipping

Method:

In food processor combine 3 ounces of beer and rinsed and drained cannellini beans and puree.

Pour bean and beer mixture into a saucepan and bring to a strong simmer, stirring frequently.

Reduce heat to low simmer.

Slowly add cheese, stirring continuously until all the cheese is melted.

Stir in remaining ingredients.

Pour into a fondue pot.

Serve with a variety of vegetables for dipping.

Chocolate Fondue

Makes 6-8 servings

Ingredients:

1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2/3 cup sugar
1 cup low-fat milk
4 ounces dark chocolate, chopped
Strawberries and other fruit

Preparation:

Mix together cocoa and sugar.

In a heavy-bottom pan heat the milk until just barely simmering.

Whisk in cocoa mixture until smooth.

Add chocolate and stir until melted and mixture is smooth and glossy.

Pour mixture into a fondue pot and serve immediately with fruit such as strawberries, pineapple and bananas for dipping.


Load Comments