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Sunday, September 16, 2018
My Favorite Yin-and-Yang Dish
We all love to eat.
However, we must remember that we eat to live, and not live to eat. Some foods
are more stimulating than others. Too over-stimulating foods, however,
over-stimulate the nervous system, and therefore may not be beneficial if they
are consumed too much. Caffeine, for example, has been said to kill vitamin B
in the body; although it has immediate uplifting effect, its long-term effect
In Chinese diet, the emphasis is on balance and harmony, rather than
stimulation. Any external stimulus may prevent this expression of harmony from
Chinese diet is all
about balance and harmony. Chinese diet is yin and yang (the female and
the male, respectively)—using foods to balance and complement each other for
optimum health rejuvenation and wholesome wellness. These two opposing forces
in Nature balance and complement each other, thereby resulting in perfect
harmony, without which there is only internal chaos, leading to disease and
One of my favorite recipes is Fruit and Vegetable Curry.
3 bananas, sliced
3 tomatoes, diced
1 small onion, sliced
4 whole cardamom pods
2 apples, sliced
raisins, a handful
and sweetened, a handful
raw almonds, a handful
pumpkin seeds, a handful
1 stick of cinnamon
1/2 inch ginger
1-2 tablespoons of curry
powder to taste
ingredients in a pot. Bring to boil, and simmer for 20 minutes. Serve with
I just love this nutritious dish. It is simple
and easy to prepare.