I love getting nutrition advice from unexpected places. I help teach a workshop to parents of young children in a low-socioeconomic area of Los Angeles. My role is to give them nutrition information to help them choose and prepare healthy food for their families. Last week, however, I came away with some great nutrition advice from one of...Read More »
Contrary to popular belief, almonds –not peanuts – are the most popular nut in world. Almonds are also extremely good for you. They are a rich source of calcium, magnesium, fiber, and most of the vitamins, as well as being the biggest barriers against cardiovascular disease and diabetes. I like to use that fact to justify eating more than one piece of this tart in one sitting. In this almond paste tart, plums and almonds work together in harmony, bringing sweetness and tartness in every bite. Partially prebaking the tart crust allows the tart to stay soft when being served, while the crust itself will be golden brown and baked to perfection.