Why I Am Loving Eggplant…and Greece!

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. 😉

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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.

According to Harvard Medical School, however, eggplant is one of the cholesterol-lowering foods (as long as you don’t fry it in pork oil). Plus, it boosts the immune system, said the Mayo Clinic.

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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.

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Now I want to move to Greece!

Hmmm, have i turned too rajasic now? You think so?

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One thought on “Why I Am Loving Eggplant…and Greece!

  1. When I turned on the TV this morning, guess what, a movie shot in Greece was showing! Lovely Greece! Was it a sign? That I have been too rajasic lately, ha ha! Or just pitta-fueled? Wanting to run, wanting to move…. Om.

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