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Omega Institute The Secret Life of Kirtan by Krishna Das
People ask me, “What is your experience when you chant?” I don’t know what to tell them. What I do is a little mystical and mysterious, even to me. I can’t explain it. When I sing I start to release my thoughts and feelings and the stuff of the day. I start to get quieter inside. I am singing to that loving presence that is represented for me by my guru Neem Karoli Baba. I don’t necessarily think about him, Maharaj-ji, as a person when I’m singing. It goes deeper than that. More
Omega Institute Winter Sauerkraut by Eric Steinman
Bringing Life to Your Cabbage
Most people are not prone to excitement about sauerkraut. But if you are among those that have overlooked sauerkraut, you have been missing the simplicity, as well as nutritious bounty, of possibly the best culinary use of cabbage there is. More
Omega Institute Winter Warming Smoothie
Featuring coconut milk and coconut oil, which both contain lauric acid, this smoothie recipe helps boost your immune function. The greens, combined with these healthy fats, fiber from the oats and fruit, and cinnamon, will keep you satisfied and warm all season long. Ingredients1 ½ cups coconut milk1 banana1 cup frozen blueberries½ cup oats1 tablespoon coconut oil1 handful of greens (try spinach or kale)1 big dash of cinnamon More
Omega Institute Pumpkin “Mac & Cheese” With Broccoli by Suzanne Boothby
Ingredients1 cup raw cashews2 ¼ cups water, divided2, 8-ounce packages brown rice or quinoa pasta elbows or shells1 head broccoli1 shallot, dicedjuice of 1 lemon, divided1 cup canned organic pumpkin (or roast your own and mash)2 tablespoons nutritional yeast 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil, or to tastesea salt to tasteextra herbs/seasonings to taste (try sage, paprika or cinnamon) More
Ingredients 2 tablespoons margarine 1 onion, finely chopped 1 tablespoon curry powder 1 teaspoon cumin  1 lb pumpkin, peeled and diced 2 apples, peeled and chopped 4 cups vegetable broth 1 cup coconut milk Directions Melt margarine in a soup pot over medium heat. Add onion, curry powder, and cumin and stir for three minutes. Add pumpkin and apple, and cook until the pumpkin is soft, stirring occasionally. More
Apple Tarte Tatin
Ingredients8 apples peeled, seeded, and cut into 8 pieces each (try Golden Delicious, Rome Beauty, or Granny Smith)2 cups evaporated cane juice (or a sweetener of your choice)3 tablespoons butterSaltPuff pastry (homemade or packaged) More
Omega Institute Best Mobile Food Apps by Eric Steinman
A World of Food Choices in the Palm of Your Hand
When choosing what to eat, it is safe to say that 90% of the time such choices are not made in front of our computers, scrutinizing the latest analytics about sustainability and pesticide concentrations. No, these choices are more often made on the go, when we are standing in wonder amongst the menus, farm stands, and variety of food options we are to navigate on a daily basis. Thankfully we have that 21st century tool, the smart phone app, that aggregates and delivers information about the food we eat with just a few swipes of our finger. More
Omega Institute Zucchini Pickles Recipe
Former executive chef at Omega FoodWorks, Christopher Fotta, developed this easy recipe for zucchini pickles. He says they're perfect alongside vegetarian “sliders” made with marinated raw organic cheddar cheese, tomatoes, and grilled shiitake mushrooms. And, making pickles is a creative way to use up all the zucchini that seems to appear everywhere in summer. More
Cool Off With a Numi Iced Tea
Chef Robert Turner talks about one of his favorite ways to prepare the love apple, also known as the tomato. I’m from New Jersey, which is also known, believe it or not, as the Garden State. Long a major agricultural production center, New Jersey is famous for its great tasting tomatoes. You may have heard of the Jersey tomato. It set the bar high for flavor and quality and I was lucky enough to grow up on them. More