Category Archives: Pulses

Chickpeas with tomato (chhole)

Curry nation, Britain’s 100 favourite curries, 224pp. by Madhur Jaffrey Ebury Press, Cooking on page 132 We love curries. It’s probably just as well because, over the last three years, we’ve spent almost six months in India and eaten some … Continue reading

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Chickpea salad

  Footy flavours, 182pp. by stars of Australian rugby league Ebury Press, North Sydney,2012 Cooking on page 32 Rugby league football has been a popular sport in Australia for more than a century, so it’s not surprising that someone decided … Continue reading

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Quick and easy baked beans—and a little story at the end

Suzy Spoon’s vegetarian kitchen, 256pp. by Suzy Spoon Pan Macmillan Australia, Sydney, 2014 Cooking on page 32 The words ‘vegetarian’ and ‘butcher’ don’t really go together in the same phrase, but Suzy Spoon is both—Australia’s first vegetarian butcher. Growing up … Continue reading

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Barney’s breakfast beans

Avalon food, 264pp. by families and supporters of Avalon Public School Create a Cookbook, Australia, 2012 Cooking on page 32 This cookbook celebrates the food, community and lifestyle of Sydney’s northern beaches. It’s also been a successful fundraiser for the Avalon … Continue reading

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Preserved lemon and olive salad

Quinoa for families, 192pp. by Rena Patten New Holland Publishers, Sydney, 2012 Cooking on page 32 My first serious encounters with quinoa were a few years back when we spent four months travelling overland through South America. When I was … Continue reading

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Leek ‘n’ lentil soup

Rowan Bishop’s vegetarian kitchen, 192pp. by Rowan Bishop David Bateman, Auckland, New Zealand, 2011 Cooking on page 32 I’m always pleased to come across a New Zealand chef whose work I haven’t seen before. Rowan Bishop is certainly not new … Continue reading

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Toasted chickpea flour

Burma: rivers of flavor, 372pp. by Naomi Duguid Artisan, Workman Publishing, New York, 2012 Cooking on page 32 We lived several years in Burma in the 1980s and I absolutely adored the food. It’s not Indian or Chinese (Burma’s two big … Continue reading

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