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feasting on the tastes and aromas of Indian food

The passion to create delicious and healthy Indian food… each meal a time to come together in mutual pleasure and gratitude for the abundance life offers. It’s true, is it not? We spend more time communicating with our dearest friends, family and colleagues through social media, email and all the rest of it than actually face to face! Whatever happened to the dinner parties we (and our guests) used to get so much pleasure from?

Some of the very best times of my life have been spent sitting around the dinner table, talking, laughing… sharing delicious food and a glass or two of fine wine with friends and family. Sometimes we’d just meet for brunch – any excuse for a lie in before enjoying a casual late breakfast meal in the mid morning sun. As the sun set, we’d often find ourselves in bbq mode, cooking traditional and ethnic treats for friends and visitors to Australia. As special occasions came and went we marked them by digging out our best linen, dressing up the table, polishing the glassware and inviting everyone over for dinner. Whatever we did, no matter how casual or formal, there was something particularly warm and rewarding about sitting down to feast upon what we had all created. Which is why when you visit Prana we offer you chai, seasonal fruit or small morsels of our cuisine to tempt, ease and refresh the palate.

cookery classes: passion shared

Cooking is my passion of course. It is integral to Indian life – our way of celebrating any occasion and honouring the people we meet. If you too love Indian food, I can help you to create the sublime tastes, textures and aromas of authentic Indian food. As I was taught, SO I TEACH YOU how to create, prepare and present a meal that is all your own; not mine. That is the way that food passion spreads and enriches us all. It is the best gift I can give you; the ability to understand the complexity of flavours that comprise well-cooked Indian food. In short, you’ll learn to create your own version of a meal your guests will adore! To begin, just gather a few friends or colleagues together and call me…

Want to try one of my Indian food recipes?

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I enjoy life when things are happening. I don’t care if it’s good things or bad things.That means you’re alive!

Right now, this combination of fried asparagus in olive oil and steamed broccoli with a little salt and pepper... is too much of a good thing 🙂
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Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain.

Gently spiced with coriander, cumin, chilli and healing turmeric, this coconutty creamy, vegan, easy four bean curry can be whipped up in 20 minutes... and is delicious served with rice or roti.
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Nothing in life is to be feared; it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more so that we may fear less.

Excuse my messy omelette... but it tasted so cheesilicious 😉
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Sometimes when you're in a dark place you think you've been buried, but you've actually been planted.

My first attempt at tandoori rotis was... supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! 🤗

An Indian bread traditionally made in clay ovens, I improvised by inverting the tava over a gas flame.
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No matter the situation, never let your emotions overpower your intelligence.

Sometimes, a quick bite of mushrooms on toast and a cuppa brewed chai gets me through my day.
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When a flower doesn't bloom, you fix the environment in which it grows, not the flower.

Rice. Dal. Salad. Yogurt. Soul food, best eaten by hand the most valued organ as per Ayurveda (“Ayur” meaning life, “veda” meaning knowledge), and each finger of the hand is associated with the five elements of nature: earth, water, air, fire, and ether.

When the fingertips come together in a bowl formation and touch food, the five elements are stimulated, along with the digestive juices, simultaneously nourishing the body, mind, and spirit. The direct touch results, as well, in a more intimate feel for texture, taste, and portion size.
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If you're going through hell, keep going. Said Winston Churchill.

If you're going through hell... stop for a burger. Said I 🙂
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Every human being is entitled to courtesy and consideration. Constructive criticism is not only to be expected but sought.

You don't have to be vegetarian to love vegetarian food but it helps to love cauliflower, carrots, potatoes, peas... and lentils 🙂
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Gratitude is one of the strongest and most transformative states of being. It shifts your perspective from lack to abundance and allows you to focus on the good in your life, which in turn pulls more goodness into your reality.

Some guys have all the luck... with a fast metabolism to enjoy chips again. I only have to look at 'em and ⛄
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Spectacular achievement is always preceded by unspectacular preparation.

There is nothing better than the simplicity of fish and chips but the difference between "good" and "holy geez, that is amazing" lies in the marinade of the catch 😉
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Today's special: aloo baingan paneer wraps.

Ingredients: aloo, baingan, paneer.

Offer: buy two and pay for them both! 😉
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Enjoy your sweat because hard work doesn't guarantee success, but without it you don't have a chance!

It's been such a busy week, we decided to get to know each other again... over cheese and wine 😉
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You don't learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.

Italian cucumber salad with coleslaw. Light and refreshing with just about anything.
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Our anxiety does not come from thinking about the future, but from wanting to control it.

Aloo Baingan... a wicked combo of potato and eggplant with just a few spices added 🙂
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Most people get married believing a myth, that marriage is a beautiful box full of all the things they have longed for: companionship, intimacy, friendship. The truth is that marriage, at the start, is an empty box. You must put something in before you can take anything out. There is no love in marriage; love is in people, and people put it into marriage. There is no romance in marriage; people have to infuse it into their marriages. A couple must learn the art, and form the habit of giving, loving, serving, praising... keeping the box full. If you take out more than you put in, the box will be empty.

Rare lunch treat to commemorate Saat Phere, the seven vows we took around a fire to bring our Hindu wedding ceremony to completion on this day twenty eight years ago 💑
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Make a habit of shutting down any conversations that aim to tear others down.

They say "dynamite comes in small packages". Well this pungent curry paste by Thereza (Agnelo's cousin in Goa) certainly does... and adds real depth of flavour to any meat or chicken dish 🙂
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It is impossible not to love someone who makes toast for you! 😉 ...

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Let's smile... not because we don't have problems but because we are stronger than the problems!

Mango meringue.

A little messy.

But very dainty 😉
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The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.

Salad date with hubby... at work 😉
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The purpose of fear is to raise your awareness... not to stop your progress.

Fish. Veg. Bed.

Can't think of a better combination right now 🙂
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