• 25. khatti kanki (curd rice gujarati style)

    April 24, 2012mayurisjikoni
     

      All time family favourite   Rice plain or with other ingredients is a very filling dish. Easy to prepare with almost any vegetable, yogurt, stock, leftovers etc. Rice is comfort food for most people. I haven’t come across anyone as yet who doesn’t like rice.Did you know that uncooked white rice has a shelf…

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  • Watermelon, Feta and Spinach Salad

    March 13, 2012mayurisjikoni
     

      What is a Salad? Salad is simply a mixture of raw or cooked vegetables and fruits served with or without a dressing. It may also contain other ingredients like meat, chicken, fish, grains, lentils, legumes etc to make it into a wholesome and healthy meal. Salads can be served as a starter or as…

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  • 23. Bruschetta

    March 11, 2012mayurisjikoni
     

      A quick tangy starter Bruschetta(pronounced as brusketta) is an easy and popular italian starter. It has acquired local flavours like addition of chillis, soya sauce and a variety of herbs. Some serve bruschetta on semi soft toasted bread, soft bread or crispy bread. Personally, I prefer crispy crunchy bread. Add the chopped vegetables onto…

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  • Baked Broccoli

    March 10, 2012mayurisjikoni
     

      Baked Broccoli Baked cauliflower is a popular dish, but have you tried baked broccoli? I really don’t like steamed or boiled broccoli on its own. So the best way I like enjoying this vegetable is baking it with some sauce, cheese and sometimes adding other veggies like cauliflower, corn or mushrooms.Baked Broccoli makes a…

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  • Crunchy Apple Salad

    February 4, 2012mayurisjikoni
     

      CRUNCHY APPLE SALAD WITH HONEY LEMON DRESSING Crunchy Apple Salad with Honey Lemon Dressing is a delicious, crispy, tasty, healthy and nutritious salad. Enjoy it as a starter or as a light meal. This crunchy apple salad is a very easy to prepare and comes together in a jiffy. Use any variety of apples you…

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  • 20. pav bhaji

    February 2, 2012mayurisjikoni
     

      a humble but nutritious meal Pav bhaji is a very popular street food of India. In marathi pav means bread and bhaji means a potato based curry. Pav bhaji was a quick but light meal eaten by most mill workers in Mumbai. Most people visiting India do not leave the shores without having tasted…

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  • 18. khatta moong/ sour green gram curry

    January 30, 2012mayurisjikoni
     

      Packed with protein  Like other legumes, green lentils or moong are low in fat and high in protein and fiber, and have the added advantage of cooking quickly. Moong have a mild, often earthy flavor, and they’re best if cooked with assertive flavorings. Lentils cook more slowly if they’re combined with salt or acidic ingredients,…

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  • 17. Plum Salsa salad

    January 26, 2012mayurisjikoni
     

      Salsa or salad, you decide!    Plums, the dark red Santa Rosa variety are once again in season in Kenya. Compared to the ones I have eaten in UK, these plums are very juicy and sweet and a bit tart at the same time. The skin also tastes a bit tart. One of my…

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  • Lettuce Cups/ Lettuce Wraps

    January 25, 2012mayurisjikoni
     

      What are Lettuce Cups/ Lettuce Wraps? Fresh, crunchy, sweet, just enough saltiness, tangy, a wee bit chilli, aromatic. Wondering if I am practising my adjectives? Well, you would too if you had these delicious lettuce cups/ lettuce wraps. Lettuce Cups/ Lettuce Wraps is a great entertaining recipe. Guests can build up their own lettuce…

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  • mexican salad

    January 23, 2012mayurisjikoni
     

      a meal on its own Writing about the virtues of a salad is just not enough. You have got to make it and serve it to believe it. Besides providing you with all the healthy nutrients, its a tummy filler, so you eat less of the main meal, its a perfect light meal on…

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