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Holiday Healthy Snack Recipe

Eggplant Ricotta Bites


  • 1 medium eggplant
  • Kosher salt
  • Flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¾ cups breadcrumbs
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon + 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 large plum tomatoes diced
  • 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • Shredded fresh basil


Slice the eggplant into thin rounds and add salt. In a small dish, pour
flour. Beat eggs in another dish, and
in a third dish, mix the breadcrumbs
and parmesan. Put eggplant rounds
in flour, dip in eggs and then coat with
breadcrumbs and parmesan.

Heat oil over a large pan on medium
heat. Cook eggplant until golden.

Mix tomatoes with 2 teaspoons of olive
oil and vinegar. Add ricotta to each
eggplant round, top with tomatoes and

Diabetes-Friendly Foods

Symptoms: fatigue, lassitude, abdominal
bloating, loose stool, a pale tongue with
white coating, and a fine weak pulse
Recipe: Rice porridge with common
yam and lotus seed – Boil a suitable
amount of rice, yam and lotus seeds until
all are very soft. The final consistency
should be of a thick soup

walnut and bean porridge
Symptoms: fatigue, weakness, soreness
in low back and knees, feverish sensation
on the palms and soles, a cold sensation
on the backs of the palms and soles, a
pale tongue, and a deep fine pulse
Recipe: Walnut and black bean
porridge – Wash 50g black bean and 100g
millet. Cook it with 30g walnuts and water
until the consistency is thick and all the
ingredients are cooked well

Yin Yang Theory

The Basic Philosophy of Yin and Yang

According to yin yang philosophy the universe, and everything in it, is both constant and cyclical. One force dominates and then it is replaced by the opposing force. This activity continues constantly and repeats itself over time. Examples illustrating the philosophy of yin yang include:

  • Life and death
  • Heaven and earth
  • Night and day
  • Dark and light
  • Health and sickness
  • Cycle of the seasons – Cold to hot


The Comparative Sides of Yin Yang Theory

Yin                                                     Yang

  • Shady side of a hill                                          •  Sunny side of a hill
  • Earth                                                                      •  Heaven
  • Cold                                                                        •  Heat
  • Moon                                                                     •  Sun
  • Receptive                                                            •  Active
  • Solid                                                                       •  Hollow
  • Feminine                                                             • Masculine
  • Magnetic                                                             •  Dynamic
  • Downward                                                         •  Upward
  • Night                                                                     •  Day
  • Dark                                                                      •  Bright