Kurma Cooking DVD sets Special Offer – Last Days of Sale!

My 20-hour, 11-disc Cookery DVD Collection is on special for just $60 for the month of February. This is inclusive of postage and handling, anywhere in Australia. Hurry since stocks are limited!!!

Respond to this post now to take advantage of the great offer! Please note that this offer is only for those residing in Australia. Write me on kurmadasa@gmail.com and get your DVD set speed-posted to you now!
Kurma DVD:

The set includes:

INDIAN ENTREES Includes scrambled Panir cheese; sweet and sour glazed carrots; North Indian red bean curry (Rajma); green beans sauteed in yogurt and poppy seed sauce, and many more recipes. Colour 111 min.

SOUPS, RICE, SAVOURIES & CHUTNEYS Includes whole green mung bean and tomato soup; creamy vegetable soup; rice pilaf with nuts and peas; deep fried cauliflower balls in tomato gravy (kofta); apple chutney; fresh tomato and cucumber Raita, and many more recipes. Colour 111 minutes.

BREADS, DRINKS & DESSERTS Includes basic unleavened whole wheat breads (chapatis); flaky pan-fried breads stuffed with green peas (parathas); sweet yogurt smoothie (Lassi); rose sherbet; classic semolina Halava; traditional vanilla sweet rice, and many more. Colour 109 minutes.

EAST MEETS WEST LUNCH, BUFFET & DINNER Includes tofu steaks; rainbow brown rice; potato and cottage cheese rolls with cranberries; baked, stuffed avocados… Colour 90 minutes.

ASIAN-STYLE LUNCH, BUFFET & DINNER Includes Indonesian vegetable stew; Thai vegetable curry; Malaysian hot noodles with tofu; vegetarian spring rolls & more. Colour 82 min.

MEDITERRANEAN LUNCH, BUFFET & FEAST Includes Italian fried corn bread (Polenta); Turkish nut pastries in syrup (Baklava); spinach filo triangles (Spanokopita); Moroccan couscous with vegetable sauce; stuffed vine leaves (Dolades); and many more mouthwatering recipes. Colour 90 min.

NORTH INDIAN LUNCH I, II & SOUTH INDIAN DINNER Includes cauliflower and potato supreme; peanut and coriander chutney; savoury wholemeal pancakes (Dosa), and many more recipes. Colour 90 min.

MEXICAN-STYLE BUFFET, MIDDLE EASTERN ENTREES, ITALIAN LUNCH I & II Includes vegetarian chili; baked, stuffed cheesy corn breads (Enchiladas); Israeli chickpea croquettes (Falafel); Lebanese bulgur wheat salad (Tabbouleh); eggplant Parmagiana; potato dumplings with tomato sauce (Gnocchi), and more. Colour 120 min.

SUMMER PATIO LUNCH I, II & III; THE COMPLETE GOURMET MEAL Includes ricotta cheese-filled pastries (Calzone); summer chilled fruit soup; sweet potato pie; baked cheesecake; savory samosas; fresh coriander chutney, and more. Colour 120 min.

INDIAN FEAST I, II & III Includes Bengali royal rice; yeasted, puffed fried bread (Khamiri Poori); date and tamarind sauce; curried chickpeas; tomato, peas and home made curd cheese (Matar Panir); and many more. Colour 90 minutes.

THE VEGETARIAN SMORGASBORD, PICNIC & CHILDREN’S PARTY; HOME-STYLE LUNCH Includes potato & pea croquettes; vegie nut burgers; asparagus & tomato quiche; North Indian potato salad; carob fudge cake; shepherd’s pie; steamed cauliflower salad with eggless mayonnaise, and many more recipes. Colour 120 minutes.

No Eggs for You

Mr Egg:

Haluk Yýlmaz writes:

“I need know why you don’t eat eggs”.

My answer:

“Well firstly, devotees of Krishna only eat foods that are offerable to God. Eggs cannot be offered to Krishna, along with meat and fish.

Why is this? Well, eggs are a form of flesh and blood – being either embryonic in nature or part of the chicken’s menstrual period. Menses can be considered dead flesh. It does not really matter if the egg is fertilized, unfertilized, from a chicken raised on a so-called “free-range farm” or not – this fact does not change.

Here are a few medical reasons why you’ll be better off not eating eggs:

Egg yolks are high in cholesterol, a waxy substance that deposits in the liver and blood vessels. This can lead to corrosion and hardening of the arteries.

Chicken diseases are numerous, like the Avian flu. Eggs also may carry T.B. from chickens. If an infected chicken survives, it matures and lays infectious eggs. Chicken leukemia may be transmitted through the eggs also. Hens infected with white diarrhea will lay eggs containing the germs, which can be linked with collitic diseases in human beings.

Eggs are acid forming and they have excess phosphoric acid.

Both the bile and pancreatic juices are indifferent to egg white. From 33% to 50% of the egg white passes through the digestive tract undigested.

Here’s some more information:

In many countries, ‘free-range eggs’ is not a legal industry term; therefore it is essentially meaningless. Farmers use the term to imply that they practice a more humane standard of production of eggs but, in reality, there is no regulation regarding how the word is interpreted or used. Although most consumers imagine free-range hens have access to the outdoors with plenty of sunlight, vegetation, and normal social interaction, to most egg producers, the “range” is simply a bigger cage than those in which battery-caged hens are kept.

Free-range egg farming is, above all else, a business. Consequently, profit surpasses concern for the animals’ comfort, welfare, or behavioral needs. In addition, it is common for free-range layers to be debeaked just like battery-caged layers.

But even if free-range hens were treated with kindness and given all the space they could use, they will still be killed for meat when their egg production wanes, usually after one or two years, even though in a natural environment a hen could live fifteen years. And, like all other animals raised for food, they will be subjected to the horrors and abuses of transportation, handling, and slaughter.

An inherent problem with all egg production, whether free-range or battery-caged, is the disposal of unwanted male chicks at the hatchery. Because male chicks don’t lay eggs and do not grow fast enough to be raised profitably for meat, they are deemed a financial liability, except for the few used as rooster studs. On average, one rooster is used to service ten hens. Hence, nine out of ten male chicks are considered virtually useless and will be killed by the cheapest means available, including suffocation and being ground up alive.

No matter what words or systems are used to ‘sugar-coat’ animal production, when we treat sentient beings as commodities we invariably invite abuse. The use of animals for human profit, food or gain, regardless of how they are raised or treated, is incompatible with the practice of compassionate living.”

Tiropitakia

You’ve probably heard of the financial and social geffuffle that Greece is in right now. I visited Athens five years back. Maybe you’ve read my travel diary? If not, here it is. You’ll need to scroll down until you get to “A Trip to Greece, January 2007
“.

Here’s an excerpt: Tiropitakia, little cheese pies, come in many shapes and sizes here in Greece. Little diamonds, squares, cigar-shaped, folded triangles, large family-sized trays, spiral rolls – you name it.

I espied these more familiar triangle-shaped tiropitakia in my wanderings near the Acropolis.

tiropitakia:

Here’s my recipe, from ‘Quick Vegetarian Dishes’.

Cheesy Filo Parcels

Feta cheese is a white, dry crumbly cheese that can be made either from cows

Kurma Cooking DVD sets Special Offer

My 20-hour, 11-disc Cookery DVD Collection is on special for just $60 for the month of February. This is inclusive of postage and handling, anywhere in Australia. Hurry since stocks are limited!!!

Respond to this post now to take advantage of the great offer! Please note that this offer is only for those residing in Australia.

Kurma DVD:

The set includes:

INDIAN ENTREES Includes scrambled Panir cheese; sweet and sour glazed carrots; North Indian red bean curry (Rajma); green beans sauteed in yogurt and poppy seed sauce, and many more recipes. Colour 111 min.

SOUPS, RICE, SAVOURIES & CHUTNEYS Includes whole green mung bean and tomato soup; creamy vegetable soup; rice pilaf with nuts and peas; deep fried cauliflower balls in tomato gravy (kofta); apple chutney; fresh tomato and cucumber Raita, and many more recipes. Colour 111 minutes.

BREADS, DRINKS & DESSERTS Includes basic unleavened whole wheat breads (chapatis); flaky pan-fried breads stuffed with green peas (parathas); sweet yogurt smoothie (Lassi); rose sherbet; classic semolina Halava; traditional vanilla sweet rice, and many more. Colour 109 minutes.

EAST MEETS WEST LUNCH, BUFFET & DINNER Includes tofu steaks; rainbow brown rice; potato and cottage cheese rolls with cranberries; baked, stuffed avocados… Colour 90 minutes.

ASIAN-STYLE LUNCH, BUFFET & DINNER Includes Indonesian vegetable stew; Thai vegetable curry; Malaysian hot noodles with tofu; vegetarian spring rolls & more. Colour 82 min.

MEDITERRANEAN LUNCH, BUFFET & FEAST Includes Italian fried corn bread (Polenta); Turkish nut pastries in syrup (Baklava); spinach filo triangles (Spanokopita); Moroccan couscous with vegetable sauce; stuffed vine leaves (Dolades); and many more mouthwatering recipes. Colour 90 min.

NORTH INDIAN LUNCH I, II & SOUTH INDIAN DINNER Includes cauliflower and potato supreme; peanut and coriander chutney; savoury wholemeal pancakes (Dosa), and many more recipes. Colour 90 min.

MEXICAN-STYLE BUFFET, MIDDLE EASTERN ENTREES, ITALIAN LUNCH I & II Includes vegetarian chili; baked, stuffed cheesy corn breads (Enchiladas); Israeli chickpea croquettes (Falafel); Lebanese bulgur wheat salad (Tabbouleh); eggplant Parmagiana; potato dumplings with tomato sauce (Gnocchi), and more. Colour 120 min.

SUMMER PATIO LUNCH I, II & III; THE COMPLETE GOURMET MEAL Includes ricotta cheese-filled pastries (Calzone); summer chilled fruit soup; sweet potato pie; baked cheesecake; savory samosas; fresh coriander chutney, and more. Colour 120 min.

INDIAN FEAST I, II & III Includes Bengali royal rice; yeasted, puffed fried bread (Khamiri Poori); date and tamarind sauce; curried chickpeas; tomato, peas and home made curd cheese (Matar Panir); and many more. Colour 90 minutes.

THE VEGETARIAN SMORGASBORD, PICNIC & CHILDREN’S PARTY; HOME-STYLE LUNCH Includes potato & pea croquettes; vegie nut burgers; asparagus & tomato quiche; North Indian potato salad; carob fudge cake; shepherd’s pie; steamed cauliflower salad with eggless mayonnaise, and many more recipes. Colour 120 minutes.