|Last Sunday was spent teaching a vegan cookery class at Gymea, a one-hour train ride from my Bondi Junction train station. Because it was a local class, I was there and back in one day.
Here’s our crew, poised to commence a vegan extravaganza. My host Jitka (pictured third from right ) is herself a committed vegan, and wanted to share her dietary choice with her friends.
Here’s our menu:
The Global Vegan
Fragrant Hot & Sour Masoor Dal Soup (Rasam)
South Indian Mustard-infused Lemon Rice with Cashews & Fresh Coconut
Seared Chili Tofu Steaks on a bed of Sweet Potato Mash with Rocket Salad
BBQ Asparagus with Balsamic-scented Semi-dried Tomato & Macadamia Chutney
Mild Karnataka-style Poriyal of Cauliflower, Potato and Peas
Succulent Mixed Vegetable Balls in Herbed Tomato Sauce (Kofta)
Lemon-scented Sticky Date, Walnut and Raisin Semolina Halava Pudding
A splendid time was had by all.