Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Heart-Healthy Mazola Corn Oil

2014 started off with a new addition to our family - the birth of our precious son!

Peyton was born on January 7th and has brought us so much joy. I want to be here as long as possible for my loved ones. Having a healthy heart is important. Sadly, my father passed away from a heart attack at the young age of 38. I was only 6 years old at the time and even now that I'm 33 (as of yesterday), I still miss him just as much as I did when I was 6. I don't want my children to have to deal with the pain that I went through at such a young age.

This month I was happy to learn that Mazola teamed up with and came up with a collection of heart-healthy recipes. Check them out!

The first recipe from the collection that I made was Sweet and Spicy Salmon with Grapefruit Salsa. I followed the recipe completely but I did change one thing. I subbed mandarin oranges for the grapefruit. To my surprise, my almost 9 year old son ate it quickly and didn't say it was too spicy (he has a low heat tolerance). He loved it! The flavors came together perfectly. Here's my snapshot of deliciousness:

The second recipe I made from the Mazola collection was Pork Carnitas with Cilantro Tomatillo Sauce. I made them last night for my birthday, and wow, they were awesome! The cilantro tomatillo salsa compliment the delicious pork carnitas to a tee. I changed up the salsa (the recipes calls it a sauce, but the the chunkiness of the ingredients scream salsa). I did add a bit of finely diced fresh jalapeno, sliced green onion, minced garlic, and a splash of lime juice to the rest of the ingredients. This really was fantastic and we enjoyed the carnitas. They were so delicious and I will definitely make them more often! See for yourself how yummy they look:

I cannot wait to try more Mazola Corn Oil heart-healthy recipes! For more information, check out their Mazola website and you can also check out the healthy benefits of cooking with Mazola Corn Oil. Happy cooking! :)


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