In this recipe it's rubbed with dried sage and sprinkled with parmesan cheese. When roasted with a variety of vegetables, it makes for a simple and satisfying one-pan meal. Check out the recipe when you read more
Scallops not your thing? Consider using shrimp instead. When I make it, I plan to swap out the sage for Summer's most beloved herb — basil. Its flavor complements corn wonderfully. To get the recipe, read more
There are so many variations of Sage pose — Beginner's Sage, the tougher Sage Tree, and the even more difficult Half Bound Lotus Sage. Now you're ready for this challenging full variation known simply as Sage. It requires extreme balance as well as flexibility in the hips and hamstrings.
|Sanskrit Name: Vasisthasana|
English Translation: Most Excellent Pose
Also Called: Sage, Side Plank, or Split Sage
- Begin in Downward Facing Dog pose. Step both feet together so your big toes are touching.
- Now move your right hand over to the left six or so inches so it's at the upper center of your mat.
- Step your right foot forward two inches, and plant the sole of your right foot firmly on the mat so your toes are pointing to the left.
- Then roll over to your right side and lift your left hand off the mat, coming into a Side Plank. Lift your left leg up bending your left knee and hold on to your big toe with the first two fingers and thumb of your left hand.
- Stay here balancing, or work on straightening your left leg completely. Try to keep your shoulders, spine, and hips in one straight line, and gaze toward your right toes. Engage your right fingertips to take some pressure out of your wrists. Stay here for five deep breaths, trying to keep your core strong and the pose steady.
- Release hold of your left foot and place your left hand back on the mat. Move your right hand back where it was near the top right corner of your mat. Separate your feet so you are in a top of a push-up position (what I call Plank). Now take a vinyasa and come back to Downward Facing Dog. Then do this pose on the other side.
In terms of flavored vodkas, I've always enjoyed Absolut's more creative offerings. So naturally I was excited when I got my hands on a bottle of Absolut's newest flavor — Absolut Mango. The brand crafted several recipes to feature the spirit and I decided to experiment with this innovative cocktail that combines sage, cucumber, and lime juice.
While I've had a cocktail with basil and another with cilantro, I've never had any that uses sage. It adds a woodsy, earthiness to the drink — which is delectable and refreshing. The ingredients meld perfectly to make a cocktail that is slightly sweet, tart, and delightfully fruity. For the recipe, read more
Balancing poses are really fun to try and they also perfect your posture and muscle control. After trying Beginner's Sage and Sage Tree, I think you're ready for a more challenging variation: Sage Half Bound Lotus. If the name makes it sound challenging, that's because it is. The challenge is part of the fun.
|Sanskrit Name: Vasistha Ardha Bada Padmasana|
English Translation: Sage Half Bound Lotus Pose
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If you shy away from saltimbocca because you don't eat veal, then do yourself a favor and try this twist on the classic Roman dish, which uses chicken in place of beef. The sage and prosciutto fulfill the recipe's promise to "jump in the mouth."
Dredging the chicken in flour creates a delicate, velvety texture, and a wine broth keeps the meat from being too dry. It's a just-salty-enough gourmet flavor that's quick to achieve.
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One of the most overlooked items on a Thanksgiving table is the bread; often it is nothing more than store-bought rolls. Although I've made buttermilk biscuits in the past, this year I was looking for a bread item that can be made in advance. I was thrilled to find a creative alternative in this recipe for savory madeleine.
The batter is basically a cornbread, but as the madeleines cook the shell side bakes to a delightful crispness that enhances the texture of the bread. I seasoned each of the madeleines with different ingredients using sage, Gruyére cheese and kalamata olives. Other great flavor options are jalapeno, rosemary, or sun-dried tomato. The possibilities are endless — you could even season them to complement each course of the meal. To try this delectable alternative to the traditional Thanksgiving rolls or biscuits, read more
With the holidays around the corner, its a good time to start bookmarking elegant and delicious recipes. A simple but stunning parmesan crab risotto is the perfect starter for an intimate dinner party. Or, pair it with a crisp green salad for a great luncheon menu.
Risotto requires that you stand over the stove for 20 minutes so invite everyone into the kitchen. Use fresh-cracked crab meat for a rich, luxurious-tasting risotto. The recipe is quite basic, so feel free to get creative. Onions instead of shallots, parsley in place of sage, or sautéed mushrooms for a vegetarian version. To look at how I made it, read more
Fall produce week continues, and today's featured ingredient is the beloved butternut squash. Although it has a thick skin, squash flesh roasts in a high-heat oven in less than 20 minutes.
Tossed with pasta, sage, and a creamy mascarpone sauce, this dish is decadent and delicious. If you are a vegetarian, simply omit the ham.
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You know the drill by now, but just in case you don't, here's your predicament: You are at home and hungry for food. You have to cook up something scrumptious for you and your boyfriend/girlfriend/spouse/child/friend, but the ingredients you have on hand are limited.
You have butternut squash, heavy cream, and fresh sage. Using these ingredients, along with whatever you currently have on hand in your cupboard and refrigerator, what would you make?
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