Someone once said that it didn’t get officially hot in Louisiana until the temperature broke 100 degrees. Ninety-nine degrees was still in the “warm” zone. I would disagree with that, but the fact that we’ve made it halfway through July without a real statewide scorcher is encouraging.
It’s well known that Louisianans like their spicy foods, but when the weather turns warmer (ha) we might like to settle into something cooler. Recipes in the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) and the Mediterranean diets fit the bill, with a lagniappe: these diets are heart healthy AND may help protect the