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  Topic: Thinking about trying a plant based diet
nima

Replies: 14
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PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 4:40 am   Subject: Thinking about trying a plant based diet
Thank you David! When are we getting together for that cooking session?

For those still considering a plant-based diet, do check out Heidi Swanson's 101 Cookbooks.

http://www.101cookbooks.com/ ...
  Topic: Thinking about trying a plant based diet
nima

Replies: 14
Views: 39431

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:57 pm   Subject: Thinking about trying a plant based diet
Dear dory,

I'm sorry to have missed your message. You had asked why I chose to give up on vegetarianism. My explanation is a little long-winded but here it is: vegetarianism in South Asia has a l ...
  Topic: Thinking about trying a plant based diet
nima

Replies: 14
Views: 39431

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 10:34 pm   Subject: Thinking about trying a plant based diet
This is a good source for some vegetarian inspiration:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/series/thenewvegetarian

Yotan Ottolenghi is not a vegetarian himself, but has become a real spokespe ...
  Topic: Thinking about trying a plant based diet
nima

Replies: 14
Views: 39431

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 4:58 pm   Subject: Thinking about trying a plant based diet
Hi harpospeaking. I grew up as a vegetarian amongst a family of vegetarians. I am not one now (for ethical reasons, I have given up on vegetarianism), but I do respect that way of eating. Since thi ...
  Topic: C & Z & goat
nima

Replies: 8
Views: 20380

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 12:39 am   Subject: C & Z & goat
David,

Halal goat? Consider yourself very lucky! Goat (which is a staple red meat in India) is both better for you and better for the environment than most cuts of beef, pork, and lamb.

This a ...
  Topic: Favorite Vegetarian Meals
nima

Replies: 12
Views: 25469

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 8:03 am   Subject: Favorite Vegetarian Meals
A few years ago, on a thread about Indian food, I'd posted this recipe. I thought it might be worth posting again, since it's fairly basic. In South India, we frequently add vegetables (tomato, spin ...
  Topic: Celebrating the New Year with Food
nima

Replies: 19
Views: 41308

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 7:49 am   Subject: Celebrating the New Year with Food
Simona,

Thank you for your insights. As a historian, I am always skeptical of stories that present communities as though they are petrified in time. We are all subject to change, even when we don ...
  Topic: Favorite Vegetarian Meals
nima

Replies: 12
Views: 25469

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 4:52 pm   Subject: Favorite Vegetarian Meals
Being from South India, most of our meals are vegetarian. And very few dishes use any dairy.

Check out these blogs for ideas:

http://www.sailusfood.com/categories/vegetarian_food_recipes/

ht ...
  Topic: Celebrating the New Year with Food
nima

Replies: 19
Views: 41308

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 4:44 pm   Subject: Celebrating the New Year with Food
Simona. This article is a few years old, but I recently stumbled on it, and I thought of you when I read it. Does this sound familiar, in terms of your food memories? Or is this an American transpl ...
  Topic: Chicago! Chicago!
nima

Replies: 6
Views: 15312

PostForum: Around the world on a zucchini   Posted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 11:35 pm   Subject: Chicago! Chicago!
Hi Simona.

Welcome to Chicago in November! There's a lot of great food here, much of it surprisingly accessible.

My favourite is Nightwood. It's not far from Chinatown, about 10-15 minutes f ...
  Topic: Sydney--Cheap Eats
nima

Replies: 4
Views: 11493

PostForum: Around the world on a zucchini   Posted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 2:49 pm   Subject: Sydney--Cheap Eats
Hi David,

I'm no expert on Sydney, but we found some wonderful (and wonderfully cheap and cheerful) places in Chinatown. It's worth taking a few strolls through there.

My other recommendations ...
  Topic: Brooklyn & Lower Manhattan
nima

Replies: 8
Views: 21516

PostForum: Around the world on a zucchini   Posted: Fri May 28, 2010 9:28 pm   Subject: Brooklyn & Lower Manhattan
I hope you have fun. I was in New York a few weeks ago, and if the weather holds out, this is a lovely time of the year in the city. I know what you mean about hole-in-the-wall finds. Those are alw ...
  Topic: Brooklyn & Lower Manhattan
nima

Replies: 8
Views: 21516

PostForum: Around the world on a zucchini   Posted: Thu May 27, 2010 10:45 pm   Subject: Brooklyn & Lower Manhattan
Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn aren't areas that I know particularly well, but there are just countless possibilities!

Here are a few, off of the top of my head:

Prune (East Village): Inventive Am ...
  Topic: Pressure Cookers
nima

Replies: 11
Views: 23578

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Sat Jan 23, 2010 3:14 pm   Subject: Pressure Cookers
Pressure cookers are endlessly popular in the Indian kitchen. I use mine almost daily. Given their popularity, Indian brands are often cheaper, better made and easier to handle than what I've seen h ...
  Topic: American Thanksgiving
nima

Replies: 26
Views: 35578

PostForum: Cooking & Eating   Posted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 4:40 pm   Subject: American Thanksgiving
Yes, to add to the thread, coconut cream is the "first pressing" of water and the meat of a coconut and results in a thicker milk (sometimes called cream). The same coconut meat can be pressed a seco ...
 
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