- Series: American Heart Association
- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Harmony; 1 edition (September 18, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0307888029
- ISBN-13: 978-0307888020
- Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 0.6 x 9.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 291 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #18,553 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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American Heart Association Healthy Slow Cooker Cookbook: 200 Low-Fuss, Good-for-You Recipes Paperback – September 18, 2012
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The mission of the American Heart Association is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Its bestselling library of cookbooks includes Healthy Slow Cooker Cookbook; Go Fresh; The Go Red For Women Cookbook; Low-Salt Cookbook, 4th Edition; Eat Less Salt; and The New American Heart Association Cookbook, 8th Edition. americanheart.org
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The word "jambalaya" is thought to come from jambon, the French word for ham. It's a given, then, that ham is one of the primary ingredients of jambalaya; however, you don't need much when you use smoked ham and chop it finely to distribute its distinct flavor throughout the dish.
Serves 4: 1½ cups per serving
Slow cooker size/shape:3-to 4½-quart round or oval
Slow cooking time: 5 to 6 hours on low plus 30 minutes on high, OR 2½ to 3 hours on high plus 30 minutes on high
1 14.5-ounce can no-salt-added tomatoes, undrained
1 cup water (if cooking on low) or 1½ cups water (if cooking on high)
½ cup finely chopped onion
1 medium rib of celery, sliced crosswise
1 small green bell pepper, chopped
2 ounces lower-sodium, low-fat smoked ham, all visible fat discarded, finely chopped (about ⅓ cup)
2 teaspoons dried parsley, crumbled
1 teaspoon dried oregano, crumbled
2 medium garlic cloves, minced
½ teaspoon dried thyme, crumbled
⅛ to ¼ teaspoon cayenne
1 medium dried bay leaf
8 ounces raw medium shrimp, thawed if frozen, peeled, rinsed, and patted dry
1 cup frozen cut okra, thawed
1 cup uncooked instant brown rice
¼ cup snipped fresh parsley
In the slow cooker, stir together the tomatoes with liquid, water, onion, celery, bell pepper, ham, parsley, oregano, garlic, thyme, cayenne, and bay leaf. Cook, covered, on low for 5 to 6 hours or on high for 2½ to 3 hours, or until the vegetables are tender.
If using the low setting, change it to high. Quickly stir in the shrimp, okra, and rice and re-cover the slow cooker. Cook for 30 minutes, or until the rice is tender. Discard the bay leaf.
Serve the jambalaya sprinkled with the parsley.
Total Fat 2.0 g
Saturated Fat 0.5 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.5 g
Cholesterol 78 mg
Sodium 472 mg
Carbohydrates 30 g
Fiber 4 g
Sugars 7 g
Protein 14 g
1½ starch, 2 vegetable, 1½ lean meat
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But I'm only giving it three stars because all of the recipes I've tried have been very bland despite a large amount of jalapenos and onions and seasoning, etc. The blandness combined with the lack of texture in the food is a bummer, and I've stopped using the cookbook.
My biggest problem was the timing. My first attempts were edible but dry. I would recommend that you purchase a meat thermometer and start with the shortest cooking time and go from there.
That being said, everything I've tried has been delicious. I've even branched out into experimenting with some of the recipes; I tried raisins, "dried plums," and no sugar added fruit spread in the meatloaf and it was delicious! The tortilla soup is also A++++.
Mom went from a fluid retention of 800 to normal and I owe it to this cookbook.
Keep in mind that the recipes are not mostly just "throw it in the crock pot and forget it until it's done," they're a lot of work (or at least the ones I've tried so far are;except the meatloaf). HOWEVER, the end results are well worth the effort. I was surprised at how incredibly tasty these were, and let's face it, Mom isn't the only one who needed to eat better!
So, if you're looking for a healthy cookbook, look no further. If you're like me and are not a cook, try this one. The recipes are easy to follow and clear and concise. The only thing I would request is for us newbies, some side dish examples would be great (hey, I told you I wasn't a cook)!