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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
Omega Institute Lois' Vegetable Pie by Lois Guarino
Ingredients 3 potatoes, sliced thin1 onion, chopped1/2 clove garlic, mincedBragg liquid aminos Olive oilBread crumbs1 cup fresh baby spinach leaves1/4 cup frozen corn kernels1 teaspoon sun-dried tomatoes1/4 cup milk (or soy milk)1/4 cup plain yogurt (or cream cheese or ricotta cheese)3 to 4 eggs (4 if you want the pie to be more quiche-like)Spices: pinch of thyme, salt, and black pepper (or cayenne pepper if you want more zip!)Paprika (optional) 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
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? More
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. More
Chocolate Truffles
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.     Ingredients More
Ingredients Filling: 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 Crust: Use an 8- or 9-inch prepared crust or make your own from graham crackers, walnuts, and egg Directions More