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It's easy to find recipes for Valentine's Day. The blogs abound with them. This article from VegNews features beets, one of my favorite vegetables that just happens to be heart-friendly vegnews.com/articles/page.do?pageId=
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Many of these recipes are self-defeating in the heart-friendly department by their use of oil and salt. Depending on the recipe, you can remedy that by leaving it out. I often substitute vegetable broth for oil which gives the dish more flavor than using plain water; obviously that doesn't work for sweet dishes. BTW, Chef Chole Coscarelli's Beet Fettuccine Alfredo is outstanding! www.today.com/recipes/beet-fettuccin
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When I make it, I use some broth made with Better Than Bouillon No Chicken and omit the salt. If you are on a strict no sodium diet, use a sodium-free broth - homemade is best.

Patt in Minneapolis
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