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Category Archives: Side Dishes & Salads

Lemon Ginger Rice, Red Peanuts and Curry Leaves

I love steamed rice, plain steamed rice. We treat it like fast food in our house. Until recently, if all else failed, steamed basmati rice topped with a dollop of … Continue reading

November 16, 2017 · 22 Comments

Vinaigrette Varieties

  Salad season made an early start in Brisbane this year. The temperature began to rise as soon as the calendar flipped over to September 1st. We eat salads most … Continue reading

October 26, 2017 · 29 Comments

Olive Oil Braised Potato and Fennel

It’s no secret I’m a fan of fennel. The evidence is the number of recipes in my archive that feature fennel seed and/or fresh fennel bulb. Fresh fennel is grown … Continue reading

May 25, 2017 · 21 Comments

Indian Vegie Feast # 7 – spinach kofta in tomato gravy

The state of Gujarat in western India advocates a meat free diet. This dietary recommendation dates back two millennia, when the slaughter of animals was banned in the name of … Continue reading

March 28, 2017 · 29 Comments

Indian Vegie Feast #6 – spicy pumpkin, coconut and curry leaf

Delicious memories of India and pumpkin curries enriched with the sweet flavour of coconut inspired this recipe. During an afternoon of hands-on cooking at a charming little holiday village surrounded … Continue reading

March 23, 2017 · 9 Comments

Indian Vegie Feast #5 – eggplants, crushed mustard seed and yoghurt

The first time I made this dish it was so bitter it was inedible. I’ve made loads of other recipes from Madhur Jaffrey’s book “Eastern Vegetarian Cooking,” they’ve all been … Continue reading

March 21, 2017 · 16 Comments

Indian Vegie Feast #4 -green bean thoran

Cracking open a coconut with the back of a machete is not a task for the feint of heart. It requires confidence, boldness and a level of adroitness beyond my … Continue reading

March 16, 2017 · 22 Comments