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Pad Cashew Nut, VegFusion Style

I have had a jar of Vessimix Vegetarian Chilli Paste and Mushroom in Oil in my pantry for quite some time. It was about time to do use it. I consulted Lamyong’s recipe section and found one. Pad Cashew Nut. However, I didn’t have the ingredients for it. So, I went for the photo on… Continue reading Pad Cashew Nut, VegFusion Style

Asian · Cuisine

My Very First Chinese Hot Pot Experience

A dear friend of mine, Qi, invited us around to their place for a vegetarian Chinese hot pot. Her sister brought her an electric hot pot—all the way from China—as a present. So, Qi wanted to share this authentic experience with us by cooking everything vegetarian. How cool is that? It was also the cold… Continue reading My Very First Chinese Hot Pot Experience

All Recipes · Asian · Cuisine

Braised Flowering Chives with Ginger

After one visit to Chatswood last Friday, I was full of new Asian food ideas. Just like that! I must admit, Chatswood has a few good places to shop. Asian City is one of them. That’s where we buy our vegetarian dumplings from and their freezer section is full of Lamyong products—not the whole range… Continue reading Braised Flowering Chives with Ginger

Restaurant Reviews

Restaurant Review: Meyhanee, Balmain – Sydney

Yes! Finally, we have a meze place in Sydney. And a good one, too. I am so happy to have discovered this place called Meyhanee. One of our dear friends, Hürol, was talking about a meze place in Balmain for some time. When it was time to catch up with Hürol and Chris again, we… Continue reading Restaurant Review: Meyhanee, Balmain – Sydney

Vegetable Dishes

Corn Fritters with Avocado Cream Topping

Corn Fritters are an excellent addition to any party buffet, and very simple to make. I remember making these delicious fritters at the time we had Berfu staying with us. It was an instant hit with her. At the time, I served them with Avocado Cream Topping, however, they are nice with Tartare sauce, too.… Continue reading Corn Fritters with Avocado Cream Topping

Book Reviews

Book Review: But You Kill Ants by John Waddell

My husband bought this book called But You Kill Ants by John Waddell from Vegan Society NSW stand at one of those Cruelty Free Festivals while I was renewing my membership. It’s an excellent guide to answer all those questions vegetarians and vegans face every step of their journey. We’ve all been there. I mean,… Continue reading Book Review: But You Kill Ants by John Waddell

All Recipes · Salads

Turkish Tabbouleh Salad or Anne Kısırı

Kısır is Turkish version of Tabbouleh. I guess there are two types of Kısır in Turkish cuisine. One with tomato paste –or hot pepper paste- and one without. The one with any kind of paste is the sticky one and that's what you get from most Turkish döner kebab places. My mum’s version, on the… Continue reading Turkish Tabbouleh Salad or Anne Kısırı

Product Reviews

Product Review: Massel Gravy Mix Supreme

I have been using Massel Gravy Mix Supreme for a long time now. I tried other brands including some vegan ones directly imported from the UK. At the end of the day, Massel Gravy Mix Supreme is the one I can easily get from our local supermarket. And is delicious, too! Apparently, Massel gravy comes… Continue reading Product Review: Massel Gravy Mix Supreme

Restaurant Reviews · Reviews

Gigi Pizzeria in Newtown, revisited

This is our second time at Gigi Pizzeria in Newtown. Last time it was us and Rachel as her husband couldn’t make it because of an emergency operation. This time though, we all made it. Eventually. And it was a pleasure to catch up with friend in a nice atmosphere with incredible food. You may have… Continue reading Gigi Pizzeria in Newtown, revisited

Ingredients

Ingredient Profile: Strawberries

A Harbinger of Summer: Strawberries Strawberries were first cultivated in ancient Rome. Well, that’s not a surprise as Romans knew how to be indulgent. I believe strawberries are now the most popular berry fruit in the world. But, did you know that in provincial France, they were regarded as an aphrodisiac? One of the interesting… Continue reading Ingredient Profile: Strawberries