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A couple of weeks ago we went to the Farmer’s Market down the street from our home, and there we scored a terrific deal: a bag full of small eggplant (literally 25 of them or so) for $2. Now the natural question was: what to do with all of them eggplants? And the only obvious reply: make eggplant caviar.

Since that great score and brilliant idea nearly two weeks time elapsed. The eggplant were getting along in years, and had not yet been utilized. But today I made good on my plans, and completed yet another project (YES!) of making that eggplant caviar. But, since we’re aiming more for keeping the vitamins and goodies intact, and less for preserving the stuff for the cold winter months, I didn’t fry the mixture as long as I should have, and made quite a delectable eggplant stir-fry paste-like dish instead.

Here is the before:

These are the ingredients:
Several (dozen) small-medium eggplants
Half a white/yellow onion
Long carrot
Several tomatillos
One pepper (type depends on your level of hotness preference)
Spices to taste (pepper, salt, garlic salt, etc.)

And simple cooking instructions:

1.Chop everything.
2.Oil up a frying pan, heat it, then fry onions until they turn yellowish golden brown
3.Add carrots, brown them too.
4.Add everything else, fry for several minutes on high.
5.Add a half a cup of water, turn heat to medium, and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
6.That’s it! Enjoy on toast, with potatoes and meat, fish, or whatever. If you want it more pasty, simmer longer, if you want it more crunchy – don’t simmer at all.

Here is the after:

Here is the “after a day”:

This is my prediction...

Oranges amaze me. Just look at their nutrition facts label…Here:

160% of the daily allowance of vitamin C! And it’s not injected in there with a syringe, not chemically altered, not genetically spliced. That’s just how oranges are. That’s how God made them. And no fat, no sodium, no cholesterol. Imagine that.

So why bother popping your daily vitamins, which, comprehensive as they may claim to be, will never substitute the real thing because the hard science is such that the human body can absorb the vitamins much better from their natural sources.  A woman found she had a nice stash of them, in her stomach, undigested, when she started having stomach pains and dropped by for a check up. Why eat twinkies fortified with vitamin C when you can just eat an orange?

Yes! The natural world provides the perfect foods that we need – they taste good, they don’t damage your teeth, and they have all of the vitamins, minerals, fiber, carbohydrates…well, nutrients, basically, that humans could ever wish for. In all of our brilliance (and I use that term losely) we haven’t been able to synthetically create anything that comes close. What a great coincidence that nature, in her random way, created just what we need, while we, in our deliberate way, cannot equal that. Nature provides, creates. The catch is, to provide you need a providor. To create, a….yes.

I belive in God. Just thought I’d share.

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