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    Posted: 4 years 41 weeks ago
    Author: Kurma
    As I explained in Part One, a number of edible plants are doing very well in my midwinter patio garden. This perennial herb is Sheep Sorrel (Rumex acetosella). It can be eaten raw or cooked. I throw the leaves in dals and salads. It has a pleasantly sour flavour. It has distinctive arrow-shaped leaves that make it easy to identify. If planted in the garden, it will run riot, so I keep mine in pots. Sheep sorrell is very deep-rooted and I cut the long-stalked leaves as needed. The leaves...
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    Posted: 4 years 41 weeks ago
    Author: Kurma
    My favourite garden resident at the moment is Tat soi (sometimes written as tatsoi). It is unmistakeable as it grows - little bouquets of lush, dark green, spoon-shaped leaves. The leaves are firm yet soft, with a mildly-sharp, slightly spicy flavour. Tat soi is a well-loved Asian green that goes by many names including flat cabbage, rosette bok choy, and spoon cabbage. It's a member of the brassica family which includes broccoli, Brussels sprouts, collards, and kale. I bought a decent...
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    Posted: 4 years 42 weeks ago
    Author: Kurma
    "This book provides quick, easy and healthy dishes you can prepare in a hurry. Kurma Das, Australia’s vegetarian guru, has done it again. His first two highly successful books, “Great Vegetarian Dishes” and “Cooking with Kurma”, along with their entertaining television series, made him a culinary celebrity worldwide. His latest, “Quick Vegetarian Dishes”, is sure to add to his reputation as the high priest of vegetarian cooking. Kurma’s message in “Quick Vegetarian Dishes” is refreshingly...
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    Posted: 4 years 42 weeks ago
    Author: Kurma
    My son Nitai flew to Western Australia for a week. I cooked a mega breakfast before his flight. Wedges of pan-fried homemade panir cheese, garden-fresh zucchinis, snowpeas, bok choi and tatsoi leaves from my patio, seasoned in the pan with asafetida, mustard seeds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds and tamari with fried tomatoes on hot buttered sourdough toast.
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    Posted: 4 years 42 weeks ago
    Author: Kurma
    "Over 240 recipes from around the world. You’ll notice in “Great Vegetarian Dishes’” full and inviting Directory of Recipes quite a number of tantalizing Indian recipes – South Indian Sweet-and-Sour Tamarind Rice, Gujarati Yogurt Soup, Rajasthani Spicy Dal-Stuffed Bread, North Indian Curried Cauliflower and Potato, and many others. Kurma knows well that in order to experience the optimum spiritual rewards of yoga – or even to stay fit and healthy – one should eat properly. And with humour,...
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