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Crêpes with Macerated Strawberries
The deep red juiciness of a fresh, ripe strawberry is one of the greatest food pleasures. One way to bring out the natural sweetness and juice of strawberries is to macerate them. Maceration is the process of breaking down or softening food in liquid. The resulting mouthwatering strawberry sauce can be used over ice cream, in strawberry shortcakes, or as a filling for the classic French crêpe, which is easier to make than you might think. Ingredients More
Asparagus Soup with Yogurt
This delicious spring soup is a great way to use one of the first fresh vegetables of the year. Eat as much as you like; asparagus is one of the most nutritionally well-balanced vegetables available. It is high in folic acid and is a good source of potassium, fiber, vitamin B6, vitamins A and C, thiamin, and other nutrients. Asparagus is also low in calories and is naturally free of fat and cholesterol. Serves 6 Ingredients More
Broadway star Sandra Joseph, from Phantom of the Opera, talks to Omega's George Kaufman about overcoming fear on and off the stage. George: You’ve said when you were nine years old you saw the play Annie and decided you wanted to be in the theater when you grew up. Eventually, you played the leading lady in The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway, a dream come true. What was the magic that happened that night when you were nine? More
Maple Nut Scones
Serves 8 Ingredients 4 tablespoons brown sugar, packed2 tablespoons walnuts, chopped1/2 cup butter, chilled2 teaspoon baking powder1/4 teaspoon salt1/2 cup walnuts, chopped and toasted1/3 cup maple syrup1 egg2 tablespoons milk2 cups flour Directions More
Winter Vegetable Curry
This recipe will keep you warm during the cold months and makes good use of your winter vegetables. Curry powder is largely composed of turmeric, a spice native to Indonesia and southern India with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. There is also growing scientific evidence that suggests turmeric may help protect against neurodegenerative diseases such as such as Alzheimer's. Turmeric is a good source of iron and manganese as well as vitamin B6, dietary fiber, and potassium. More
Seafood Paella
Paella (which translates into Spanish as "pan") is a Spanish rice dish that varies from person to person and region to region—in Spain and beyond. It is traditionally cooked in a large, shallow pan over an open fire, but any large oven-proof sauté pan and a regular oven will work. Depending on your choice of stock, meat, and vegetables, you can come up with your own version. While seafood paella is probably the most popular version worldwide, you can even make a completely vegan paella using vegetable stock and substantial vegetables like artichoke hearts or mushrooms. More
Omega Institute Rye Raisin Bread
Makes 4 loaves Ingredients 4 cups all purpose flour1 cup rye flour2 tablespoons cocoa powder2 1/2 cups hot water2/3 cup brewed coffee3/4 cup unsulphured molasses2 1/2 tablespoons compressed yeast2 tablespoons sea salt2 cups golden raisins Directions More
Kale & Wild Mushroom Ragout
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. Serves 6 More
Tofu Cream Pie
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." Ingredients More