My new definition of cooking: a sweet respite from academic work.
For lunch, I had stir-fried eggplant marinated in special sauce and garlic rice. Hot sauce in place of fresh chili pepper. YUM! So rajasic, huh? I need raja in producing output and, according to YT, students need it in the process of learning. 😉
I was indoctrinated as a kid that eggplant is just water and lacking in nutrients. I was made to believe that only green is healthy, not purple.
Eggplant is a key ingredient in Mediterranean recipes, which offer a wide range of vegetarian-friendly dishes. Click here for the list.
And guess what, according to the same Harvard study, “heart attack survivors who followed a Mediterranean-type diet suffered far fewer heart attacks, strokes, or other cardiovascular problems than survivors following a standard low-fat diet.” An M-diet includes fruits, vegetables, grains, beans, and nuts supplemented with some cheese or yogurt, fish, poultry, and eggs.
Now I want to move to Greece!
Hmmm, have i turned too rajasic now? You think so?