Here’s the concept: You freeze a bunch of watermelon! Then, when winter has come, and the sweet juice of vine-ripened watermelon no longer dribbles down your sun-kissed chin, and you pine for the warm breezes of summer, YOU CAN HAVE A DELICIOUS AND HEALTHY WATERMELON SLUSHIE.
That’s why it’s a highlight of UNC REX Heart & Vascular‘s Kardia Cafe, where our award-winning chefs have free reign to pursue their vision of “a hotel style food experience within the walls of a hospital,” to use the words of UNC REX’s Culinary and Nutrition Director, Ryan Conklin.
Kardia Cafe’s hummus is both inspired and simple to make at home.
According to the World Health Organization, good health means more than just the absence of bad health symptoms. It means the presence of positive emotions, quality of life, sense of community and happiness. (WHO 1948)
See that beautiful orange creation in the middle of the plate above? That’s the cool and delicious Moroccan Carrot Salad we serve at Kardia Cafe, located in our brand new, state-of-the-art NC Heart and Vascular Hospital.
It’s bright and tangy and takes you on a flavor journey with twists and turns. And now you can make it at home! Go ahead! Impress your loved ones with this winning side dish.
Ten years ago, the pulse of downtown Raleigh was sluggish. Now it’s vital. Concerts, festivals, movies, food trucks and even ice skaters congregate in City Plaza, surrounded by boutiques and restaurants.
But spring and summer belong to the innovative Downtown Raleigh Farmers Market. At least on Wednesdays between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
What’s so innovative about the Downtown Raleigh Farmer’s Market?
Bright and tangy, cool and protein-rich, this healthy and delicious dish occupies the magical territory between salty and sweet. You may never have had a dish that combined golden raisins, dried cranberries, and capers, but–trust us–this is worth trying.
This dish is also heroically healthy, which is why it’s featured on the menu at Kardia Café, the Mediterranean restaurant on the first floor of our brand new, state-of-the-art North Carolina Heart and Vascular Hospital.
Last week’s UNC REX Health Talk focused on “Healthy Holiday Eating.” UNC REX Executive Chef Ryan Conklin and registered dietitians Shelly Wegman and Mary Gray Hutchison joined host Sharon Delaney to take questions from the online audience and showcase a delicious and healthy holiday dish.
Check out the step-by-step video and recipe below!
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