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Food For and From the Heart: New Year Comfort Food

by Emily Earhart on Saturday, Jan 23, 2021

Happy New Year! 

Usually, this is the time of year when we’re working on new promises to ourselves—trying to eat less of this and more of that. This year isn’t feeling very typical so far, is it? If you’re like me, you’re finding yourself not necessarily eating loads of green smoothies this year but rather, finding ways to comfort yourself with food in as healthy of a way as possible. Here’s what I’ve found myself making week after week in 2021. In this atypical year, let’s promise to be kind to ourselves and others!

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Food For and From the Heart: Emily's Festive Holiday Recipes

by Emily Earhart on Friday, Dec 11, 2020

Happy December!

The holidays aren’t going to look or feel typical this year. But that doesn’t mean holiday cheer has to disappear. With the colder weather and a return to stay-at-home orders in some parts of the country, many of us are hunkering down and staying in more than usual this year. Which I think is the perfect excuse to fire up the stove, try new recipes and comfort yourself with gastronomic delights!

So I’m doing some extra holiday cooking and baking this year to generate as much holiday cheer and glad-tidings as possible. Here’s what I’m making to feel festive, cozy and heart-healthy this holiday season. What are you making?

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Food For and From the Heart: Healthy Squash Recipes

by Emily Earhart on Thursday, Oct 22, 2020

Happy autumn!

As the days get shorter and cooler and we begin gearing up for the holidays (whatever they look like this year), I’m sure many of you are finding yourself cooking and baking more, like I am. Especially during times of uncertainty or stress, I find that baking something sweet is my go-to coping mechanism; it keeps me busy, distracted and satisfies my sweet tooth!

While I do think a little indulgence in sweets and baked goods is important in self-care, I’d love to share some heart-healthy seasonal recipes with you to try out this fall! And of course, I added my favorite pumpkin cookie recipe too! Enjoy and happy cooking! Stay well!

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Food From and For the Heart: Introducing ACHA’s New Recipe Blog

by Emily Earhart on Friday, Jul 17, 2020

In response to the success of our Midweek Motivation cooking and baking sessions, ACHA is excited to introduce a series of food blog posts featuring heart-healthy recipes to help you stay strong and thrive.

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Getting Good at Transitions

by Emily Earhart on Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018

It’s that time of year again where every weekend is filled with graduations and weddings. For many people, summer represents a season of transition—the transition from high school to college, adolescence to adulthood, student life to work life, single living to co-living. All these summer transitions bring changes to ourselves and in our relationships with others.

Those living with congenital heart disease know transition well. We often talk about transition as “THE transition”—moving from pediatric cardiac care to adult cardiac care. Until recently there were no universally accepted medical guidelines for this transition. I always thought I would see my pediatric cardiologist my whole life. It wasn’t until I was 30 years old, married, and thinking about family planning that I found out there was such a thing as adult congenital heart cardiologists.

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