Notes from the Lake

The official Blog of Lake Austin Spa Resort.

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Below are some helpful hints to keep your heart healthy, just in time for Valentine's Day!

If you’re buying chocolate for your loved ones, choose dark! 
Dark chocolate that is at least 65% cocoa contains enough flavonoids to help lower blood pressure and cholesterol while improving blood flow to the heart to reduce blood clotting that could lead to a heart attack or stroke.  Just remember that about an ounce a day is sufficient.

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Purple “Graffiti” cauliflower and chartreuse green Romanesco broccoli are adding a crispy, sweet crunch to our salad bar. Enjoy these winter garden favorites steamed, roasted, baked and in soups and stews. The spiky spiral shaped Romanesco is actually a broccoli but grows more like a cauliflower. Both are heart healthy and good sources of fiber.

Baked Cauliflower Recipe

Ingredients:

1 large head of cauliflower, washed and leaves trimmed
½ cup whole wheat bread crumbs
2…

Holidays and Comfort Food

6th December 2013

Holidays and Comfort Foods

Life is getting a little hectic, you’re starting to feel tense and you find yourself once again craving your favorite comfort food.  Have you ever wondered why you want particular treats when you’re anxious?  One explanation is that you might be trying to escape the stressful present by bringing back a piece of the pleasant past. 

Most of us remember how some foods made us feel better. Perhaps your Mother baked chocolate chip cookies as a reward after your…