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Many people would agree that one of the most luxurious meals of all is lobster. The rich, decadent flavor of lobster is perfect for special occasions, and for many seniors, elicits warm memories of fancy dinners out and special nights of years past.
Maryland and crab are pretty much inextricable - you simply can't live in Maryland without dining on some of the best crabmeat in the nation. It may come as no surprise, then, that at Brighton Gardens of Columbia, a Sunrise Senior Living community in Maryland, Chef Isaiah Jackson's Maryland Crab Cakes are one of the most popular items on the menu. In fact, these cakes are one of the community's signature dishes, served at the Annual Crab Cake Dinner To Go for professionals and at our Taste of Sunrise event, where we share the flavors from our dining room with the public.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was one of the most inspirational figures in American history, and we remember him on January 21 for his courage in demanding equality in America and for inspiring all of us to dream of a better day.
A new year brings fresh opportunities to try different recipes, eat healthier food and enjoy the company of friends. If you have some butternut squash left over from holiday celebrations, you can make this tasty and healthy pilaf recipe adapted from Diabetic Living Magazine.
What's your New Year's resolution? Maybe you want to lose weight, eat less meat, save money or make more time for fitness. All of these resolutions can be carried out with some delicious recipes in the kitchen. Vegetarian recipes for meatless Mondays, slow-cooker stews, make-ahead meals and more can help you keep many of your resolutions.
You may already know that spinach is one of the most powerful superfoods and that broccoli and its cruciferous cousins are cancer fighters. Loaded with antioxidants like vitamin C, vitamin A, carotenoids as well as fiber and folate, these greens boost immune health and may enhance detoxifying enzymes in the body.
With the temperatures dropping and winter storms only growing in strength and frequency, one of the best ways to warm up is with a hot soup or stew. Chili is a winter favorite for many, but if you're trying to cut back on red meat or cholesterol, you might write this off as a no-no this season.
Kwanzaa is a time to celebrate African culture and heritage, but it has since evolved in a number of ways to incorporate African American traditions, too. The Kwanzaa menu is one place where this is especially evident. In 1966, when Dr. Maulana Karenga, a professor of Africana Studies at California State University, Long Beach, established the holiday, Kwanzaa menus were largely composed of traditional African dishes. Now, "soul food" has also been incorporated.