This slightly sweet bread is made with rye flour and raisins—two healthy and delicious foods. Rich in fiber, rye is purported to help with weight loss since its high water-binding capacity quickly gives a feeling of fullness, which can help prevent over-eating. Medical studies have also found rye to be helpful in preventing gallstones in women, and may help ward off colon cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Besides being a great snack food, sweet raisins may actually help keep your teeth and gums healthy by effectively killing the bacteria that cause cavities.
This is a dish I concocted several years ago for my family. While I am not a big fan of eggs, being nearly vegan, my vegetarian daughter and nearly vegetarian husband love a good old fashioned quiche. This recipe is my compromise. Fewer eggs, more veggies—and nothing pleases more than the double carb hit of potatoes and corn in the same recipe. This is a low fuss recipe. Anything goes. It turns out "right" no matter what substitutions are made. Any kind of onion could work, as could any potato.
Kale offers excellent nutritional value, without a lot of calories. And it's one of those foods you can get year round, with the best flavor occurring during the peak harvest months of mid-winter through late spring. Frost makes kale even a bit sweeter. A cup of this dark leafy green gives you nearly double the daily amount needed of vitamin A, and it's packed with vitamin C, manganese, and dietary fiber. This delicious ragout works with any type of kale you find at your market, whether it's red, green, Italian, curly, or flat.
Who says you can’t have your cake and eat it too? I like to think of this dessert as both delicious and nutritious. Note of caution: People will naturally assume this dessert to be cheesecake. This is one occasion where ignorance is bliss! I have had people who would otherwise never venture close to tofu within their lifetimes compliment me on their second, even third, piece of "cheesecake."
Elizabeth: Your songs often don’t use words, but they carry as much meaning, depth, and emotion as the most beautiful, skillful lyrics. Is it a conscious choice not to use words? How can “nonsense sounds” evoke such an emotional response?
According to the World's Healthiest Foods, "when it comes to three basic categories of nourishment—protein, fiber and anti-oxidant related substances—few foods have as solid a nutritional profile as black beans. Black beans, like other beans, really pack a punch when it comes to protein and fiber. On average, each cup features about 15 grams of both protein and fiber.
Most of us know the experience. We eat a piece of rich chocolate and that smooth and luscious taste melts in our mouth. Our taste buds dance with delight and we feel a sense of joy and well-being—as we reluctantly reach for another piece. This recipe is for lovers and connoisseurs of chocolate truffles. Feed your sweet tooth and savor every taste.
This famous Omega dish—which is served every year at Omega's Thanksgiving potluck—is easy to make, and will be a big hit even with non-tofu eaters. A note of caution: Don't let the tofu fool you, this is a very chocolate-y pie!
16 ounces chocolate chips (I suggest Ghiradelli semi-sweet chips)
16 ounces soft/silken tofu, unrefrigerated
1 tablespoon vanilla
1/3 cup chopped walnuts or hazelnuts
Whipped cream, optional