Sunday Nov 3 at the Kadampa Center in Raleigh, NC. Over the course of a few days the monks created an elaborate sand mandala. Then, after a ceremony they destroyed their work demonstrating that nothing in the world is permanent. The monks will create another mandala Nov 7-10 at the Unity Church of the Triangle in downtown Raleigh.
Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/11/02/3334931/finding-peace-transience-in-grains.html#storylink=cpy
Finally, the day arrived to pick the eggplant babies!
Easy Healthy Baked Eggplant Parmesan
4 small eggplants - one 15.5 oz jar of sauce, panko bread crumbs, mozzarella & parmesan cheeses, fresh basil.
1. Place sliced eggplant on a cookie sheet that has a thin coating of olive oil. Rub a small amount of olive oil on top of the eggplant, sprinkle with salt & pepper.
2. Bake @ 375 for about 20 minutes and turn over the slices. Then, continue to bake for about another 20 minutes. Slices should be browning and soft.
3. Make your own tomatoes sauce or buy ready made sauce (try to avoid sauces with added sugar or lots of added sodium). Add a layer of sauce to a baking dish, then add a layer of eggplant slices, add mozzarella cheese if you like. Then, repeat until all slices have been used.
4. Top with a thin layer of panko bread crumbs that have been mixed with olive oil - Then top with mozzarella and parmesan cheese and bake at 375 for about 45 minutes or until the cheese is light brown. Top with fresh basil.