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There was a time when physicians thought that reversing heart disease was impossible. They were proved wrong by Now Ornish, Director of the Preventative Medicine Research Institute in San Francisco, California.

Through healthy eating you can now improve and at times reverse many ailments that would otherwise keep us at the mercy of prescription drugs.

Healthy eating does not have to be tasteless and boring, there are many ways of preparing healthy, tasty, and nutritious food that will be good for your body, mind, and especially your taste buds. The following recipes are healthy and tasty.

Healthy Pizza Crust
1 1/4 cups whole-wheat flour
1/4 cup gluten flour
1 tablespoon fast-rising yeast
2/3 to 3/4 cup very hot tap water

Pre-heat oven to 450°F. In a food processor mix all the dry ingredients. Start adding water slowly while running the processor until the dough turns into a ball.

Turn machine off and feel dough, if it’s too dry add a little water, if too soft add a little flour, process for about 30 seconds longer. The dough should be sticky, stretchy, and moist.

Let dough sit for 3 minutes on a well-floured board. Roll dough out to 13-inches of diameter. Now top with desired ingredients and bake for 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remember to top it with plenty of veggies and cheese made from part-skim milk.

Potato Rounds/Flutes

1 1/2 potatoes
1 1/2 sweet potatoes
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon white pepper
Butter-flavored cooking spray
1/2 cup egg substitute
2 teaspoon grated orange zest
1 1/2 tablespoon margarine

Peel potatoes, cut in quarters and cook for about 20 minutes or until tender but firm.
Drain and put through a potato ricer to make a paste. Add remaining ingredients except for the cooking spray. Beat to make it fluffy and set aside. Spray baking sheet with cooking spray.

You can drop spoonfuls of the mixture unto baking sheet, or if you want to get fancier you can fill a pastry bag and use a small/medium size tip to squeeze mixture unto baking sheet. If you use a pastry bag make sure that mixture is cooled first. Spray tops with cooking spray. Broil in a pre-heated broiler until edges are deep brown.

Chocolate Mousse Variation

3/4 cup low-fat milk
1 tablespoon grated orange zest
5 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
1 1/2 tablespoons orange liqueur
1/2 cup egg substitute
2 tablespoon margarine
1/4 cup coffee
Whipped cream

In medium saucepan heat milk until just before boiling, set aside. Combine all remaining ingredients except for the whipped cream in blender, add the hot milk and mix on high speed for 2 minutes or until creamy. Pour into custard cups and chill for 2 hours.

Top with whipped cream immediately before serving.