Category Archives: Vegan

Caramelised, Marinated King Oyster Mushrooms. Gorgeousness in a Recipe with an Asian Twist.

A pack of King Oyster Mushrooms have been sitting in my fridge awaiting attention so very patiently. I decided to slice these giant beauties, then marinate them before cooking in a heavenly caramelisation of the marinade. Continue reading

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Mangoes in a Spiced Syrup. A Recipe for a Preserve.

I come from a family where both my mother and grandmother (and many before her, no doubt) “put up” vegetables and fruits in Spring, Summer and Autumn for consumption in later parts of the years. I still remember those bottled beans and cucumbers, and those sweet sugary grapes that my grandmother used to make. But now — it is the time for mangoes! Continue reading

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Kimchi, my style. A Recipe for Vegetarian Kimchi.

It is a special and easy thing to make Kimchi – soaking the vegetables in brine, then mixing them with chilli, garlic, ginger and onion, adding a sweetner to feed the fermentation and add complexity to the flavour. The final result is a tart, salty, hot pickle with a hint of sweetness that can be eaten on its own, mixed in to dishes. Continue reading

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Spiced Quinces: A recipe for Fall

I found this post today in my drafts. Being autumn in the other regions, I thought it would be good to post it now. Enjoy the read and the quinces. :) A Lost Post: Such an late autumn day today. … Continue reading

Posted in 04 Mid Autumn, Breakfast, Preserves, Quinces, Sunday Afternoon at Home Cooking, Vegan, VEGETARIAN | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 26 Comments

Coconut Rice (Nasi Lemak). An Aromatic Recipe from Bali.

This Coconut Rice will have you hooked from the moment you start cooking. The aroma is awesome and the taste is heavenly. Straight from Bali to you, for you. Continue reading

Posted in 08 Late Winter, Balinese, Lentils, Grains, Rice and Nuts, Vegan, VEGETARIAN | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 27 Comments

Turtle (Black) Bean Soup, Slow Cooked: A Recipe

I have had a slow cooker most of my cooking life, and have an ancient, orange one that still sits on my shelves. It is just that the Rice Cooker Slow setting is so convenient, always sitting on my benchtop. I have used it to make yoghurt, cook unsoaked chickpeas for freezing, rice congee, porridge and soups. I find that for most things except the chickpeas, it is good to place them into a saucepan and bring to a simmer for 5 minutes or more while you potter around the kitchen getting your meal ready. It seems to balance the flavours and “complete” the dish more than serving straight from the cooker.

So here is a recipe for Turtle Bean Soup, Slow Cooked in the Rice Cooker. Turtle Beans have a dense, earthy texture and flavor, slightly salty and reminiscent of mushrooms. Click through to read more….. Continue reading

Posted in 06 Early Winter, Internet Cooking, Lentils, Grains, Rice and Nuts, Soups, Spices and Herbs, Sunday Afternoon at Home Cooking, Vegan, VEGETARIAN | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 23 Comments

Vanakaam Thosai. A recipe for Coconut Dosa.

It seems that more than the earth is erupting, moving, shaking, changing. Around me, lives are changing too. Businesses are closing. Businesses are in rapid growth phases. People are moving, upwardly or downwardly mobile. Others are changing careers, and not … Continue reading

Posted in 04 Mid Autumn, Bread, Breakfast, Indian, Lentils, Grains, Rice and Nuts, Vegan, VEGETARIAN | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 33 Comments