‘Artichicken’ takes Heart-Healthy  Contest in N.O.

Sylvia Cureau won Peoples Health’s fifth annual Heart-Healthy Recipe Contest at Second Harvest Food Bank in New Orleans.

Recipes submitted by Peoples Health members were evaluated by dieticians for nutritional value.

The three most creative and nutritionally balanced recipes were chosen for the Nov. 28 contest. Cureau won with Spinach Mushroom “Artichicken,” a dish that includes chicken breast, raw spinach, onion, garlic and artichoke hearts.

The contest was judged by Aimee Abernathy, Louisiana Cookin’ magazine; Jay Ducote, BiteandBooze.com; Lorin Gaudin, FiveOhFork and GoNOLA; Kenny Lopez, WGNO; Natalie Jayroe, president and CEO of Second Harvest; John Van Wart, vice president of sales and marketing for Peoples Health; and Suzanne Whitaker, director of communication for Peoples Health.

Second Harvest received $2,500 for hosting the event, which will go to providing meals for seniors during the holidays.