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September 30, 2010

Filed under: Inspirational — rainbowyoga @ 1:27 am

Humility means to understand the self and through that to understand others as well.

Humility is the attitude where a person is not attached to his or her opinion and feelings.

Humility is the most natural expression of truth. It helps in better understanding of truth.

Humility is the basis for maintaining self-respect.

Humility does not mean bowing down and being subservient to others.

Humility allows you to see benefit in everything. Developing humility brings a lot of comfort and ease into your life.

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Eggplant & Peanut Stew

Filed under: Vegetarian Recipes — rainbowyoga @ 12:54 am
  • 1 c diced onion
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 T sesame oil
  • 3 c eggplant, diced
  • 2 c tomatoes (any sort will do!), chopped
  • 2 potatoes, diced
  • 1 t ginger powder
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • handful of fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 c veggie broth
  • 1c okra, chopped
  • 1/4 c peanut butter
  • 1 t salt
  • 2T maple syrup (you can use any sweetener you like, really, but maple syrup is so good!)

Saute the onions and garlic until the onion turns translucent. Add the eggplant, tomato, and potato. Reduce your heat to medium, cover your pot, and let everything cook for about 5 minutes.

Add the ginger, cayenne pepper, basil, and broth. Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 5 more minutes, until the potatoes are cooked through.

Add the okra, peanut butter, salt, and maple syrup. Stir to dissolve the peanut butter, and cook for 15 minutes, stirring frequently.

 

Creamy No-Chicken & Rice

Filed under: Vegetarian Recipes — rainbowyoga @ 12:44 am

Ingredients:

For the Rice:

  • 2 cups brown rice
  • 2 veggie bouillon
  • 5 cups water

For the Sauce:

  • 1 cube Not-Chickn’ veggie bouillon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2-3 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 block extra firm silken tofu
  • (add an extra 1/2 block of silken tofu + 1 tbsp nutritional yeast + 1/2 cube more bouillon if you want the dish to be extra creamy)

For the Tofu:

  • 1 block extra firm tofu
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp fresh minced sage
  • salt to taste

Veggies:

  • 2 cups portobello mushrooms, chopped
  • 1/2 cup carrot, diced
  • 1 cup asparagus, chopped
  • 1 tbsp sage, minced
  • 1 tbsp rosemary, minced
  • salt to taste

1) Start draining the tofu. Wrap the tofu in an absorbent towel and place a plate on top of the wrapped tofu. Place a heavy can or similar item on top of plate to weigh it down. Wait about 20 minutes before starting step two.

2) Begin cooking rice according to package directions. Add 2 cubes of vegetable bouillon to the water that you are cooking the rice in.

3) Prep your veggies and spices by washing, chopping, etc., and then place them in large frying pan over medium-low heat. Cover and cook until carrots are soft. No need to add any oil. Salt if desired, and set aside when they are finished cooking.

4) Slice your tofu about 1/2 inch thick. Mix olive oil and sage together and brush onto tofu while it is on the grill or before placing into the oven. Lightly salt and cook.   Feel free to roast the tofu at 375 on a lightly greased cookie sheet for about 30 minutes, or until firm.  When tofu is browned on both sides, remove from heat. Let cool and cut into bite sized pieces.

5) Make sauce by combining all “sauce” ingredients into a food processor.  Blend until very smooth.  Set aside.

6) Once rice is finished cooking, combine everything together with rice in the pot.  Warm on low heat if needed.  Serve hot.

 

Today’s Goal

Filed under: Dailies — rainbowyoga @ 12:23 am

It is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all. Laura Ingalls Wilder said that, and she was right. This seems such simple stuff, such simplistic knowledge, yet when we truly embrace it as our living reality, our day-to-day lives begin to change in very important ways.

So take a look today and this evening at what sweet, simple things of life you may be looking past, or right over, and neither seeing nor enjoying.  Look closely.  They are likely to be right in front of your face — something you’re looking through every day.

 

September 29, 2010

Filed under: Inspirational — rainbowyoga @ 8:50 am

 

September 28, 2010

Filed under: Asanas — rainbowyoga @ 10:37 pm

 

Filed under: Inspirational — rainbowyoga @ 8:10 am

Once Buddha was travelling with a few of his followers. While they were passing a lake, Buddha told one of his disciples, “I am thirsty. Do get me some water from the lake.”

The disciple walked up to the lake. At that moment, a bullock cart started crossing through the lake. As a result, the water became very muddy and turbid. The disciple thought, “How can I give this muddy water to Buddha to drink?”

So he came back and told Buddha, “The water in there is very muddy. I don’t think it is fit to drink.”


After about half an hour, again Buddha asked the same disciple to go back to the lake.


The disciple went back, and found that the water was still muddy. He returned and informed Buddha about the same.


After sometime, again Buddha asked the same disciple to go back.


This time, the disciple found the mud had settled down, and the water was clean and clear. So he collected some water in a pot and brought it to Buddha.


Buddha looked at the water, and then he looked up at the disciple and said,” See what you did to make the water clean. You let it be, and the mud settled down on its own ── and you have clear water.


Your mind is like that too ! When it is disturbed, just let it be. Give it a little time. It will settle down on its own. You don’t have to put in any effort to calm it down. It will happen. It is effortless.”

Having ‘Peace of Mind’ is not a strenuous job; it is an effortless process!

TREAT EVERYONE WITH POLITENESS
EVEN THOSE WHO ARE RUDE TO YOU
NOT BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT NICE
BUT BECAUSE YOU ARE NICE.