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Omega Institute Angel Food Cake With Peach & Ground Cherry Compote & Curried Carrot Cream by Robert Turner
These three recipes are made separately and assembled just before serving. When you're ready to eat, cut the cake, top with fruit compote, and drizzle with cream. Ground cherries are available in late summer and fall at specialty markets and farmers markets. If you can't get ground cherries, consider using blueberries instead.    CURRIED CARROT CREAM Ingredients More
Omega Institute Writers Can Change the World: An Interview With Erica Jong
An Interview with Erica Jong
Omega: How can writing help the future of feminism? More
Omega Institute Dancing Meditation 101
What it is: Dancing meditation helps you cultivate a sense of oneness as you focus on the music and rhythms of the dance. The practice can be quiet and meditative or ecstatic, rhythmic, and trance-inducing. Some forms of dancing meditation encourage you to interact with others, sing, or make noise as you dance.   More
Omega Institute 3 Ways to Use Social Media to Feel More Connected
The digital age isn’t just about posting selfies or broadcasting your every thought. Since the launch of the first social network site, Friendster, in 2002, millions of people have logged onto social media to connect with others. Today, it’s one of the major ways we stay connected to the people we care about. More
What: Chanting meditation is a musical practice during which you sing or chant sacred mantras, phrases, and/or songs, often accompanied by live instruments. Some practices sing or chant in unison; others follow a call-and-response format. More
Omega Institute Very Red Tomato & Beet Soup by Sharon Gannon
Serves 4 to 6 Ingredients 2 large fresh beets, peeled and choppedOne 22-ounce can or jar of tomato sauce2-to-3 cups of water, depending on desired consistencySalt and freshly ground black pepper to tasteTofu sour cream (optional), for serving Directions In a large soup pot, place the beets and tomato sauce, add the water, and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook for about 30 minutes, until the beets are soft.  More
Omega Institute Hallelujah by Carlos Andrés Gómez
Eight months shy of a hundred. And still filled with the wonderment of a child. My grandmother is a revelation tumbling in on itself. Songs and secrets snaked into the creases of her smile.Her 63-year-old hunch is washing dishes in the sink. Her knees in 2nd grade tear through the living room like a derailed train car.Prayer-swollen hips from her wedding photos call up to a rosary, ask for life. And I am molded clay from the hands with which she now holds my chubby face. I am small  and curious.  More
Omega Institute Love Poem to My Younger Self by Carlos Andrés Gómez
Everything inside of you was floodlit, infiniteas daybreak. You were boisterous and bold,sensitive and soft, arms open to anything that would hold you. You were a cascadeof offerings. A toothy, overbite smilethat, even with headgear on, could not be dimmed if you tried. And you criedat the end of the movie ET like that littlealien was your best friend or, at least, the family More
Omega Institute Sharon's Amazing Vegan Chocolate Mousse Recipe
Serves 15 to 20 people, depending on serving cup size. Ingredients One 14-ounce package extra-firm tofuOne 14-ounce package firm tofuPinch of salt⅓ cup maple syrup or agave10 ounces canned coconut milk3 tablespoons vanilla extract2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder2 tablespoons raw cacao powderOne 9-ounce bag vegan chocolate chips2 tablespoons coconut oilSimple Whipped Cream Topping (optional, recipe below) Directions More