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Thai Basil Eggplant

From The 30 Minute Vegan's Taste of the East (Serves 3-4 as a main dish) 1 tablespoon sesame or safflower oil 4 cloves of garlic 1 to 2 red chile peppers, minced (optional) 2 medium eggplant, chopped, about 6 cups 1 1/2 cups of water 1 tablespoon agave nectar 2 tablespoons Bragg's Liquid Aminos or soy sauce 1/4 to 1/2 cup basil, preferably Thai basil if available I always 'sweat' my eggplant first by sprinkling the cut up pieces with salt and let sit for at least 15 minutes. Rinse well to erase away the bitter juices that have leeched out, this will also make the eggplant, soft, chewable and delectable! Saute oil, garlic, and chile pepper over medium heat for 1 minute, or until the garlic

Meditation Techniques

"Meditation is a duty toward the self. The moment you become aware of the self, you become beautiful to self because the moment you concentrate on self, your frequency changes and the universe around you changes also. This is a cosmic law" Yogi Bhajan In most acupuncture sessions I teach patients one, if not 2, simple meditation and breathing techniques. My go to, easy to use, anytime, anywhere, meditation is called 3 part breathing. Inhale for a slow count of 5, suspend the breath for a count of five, and exhale to a count of five. Repeat at least 3 times to start. This measured breathing has been shown to lower the heart rate, which directly effects blood pressure. It increases the lu

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