• Banana Peanut Butter and Oats Smoothie

    May 18, 2018mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: BLOGGING MARATHON #88 THEME: KID’S DELIGHT – HEALTHY DRINKS – DAY 2 As I mentioned in the Day 1 post for healthy drinks for kids, I want to refrain from using artificial flavors, additives, colors and today to the list I add harmful fats like hydrogenated vegetable fats. These are found in baked goods, restaurant foods, sold as margarine, finds its way into products like peanut butter, other nut spreads etc. Peanut butter in moderation is good for health. Making peanut butter at home is so easy. Roasted peanuts are processed in a food processor till it becomes a smooth paste. Its that simple. Why should kids have peanut butter included in their diet: Its rich in protein. Has good fat. Keeps one full…

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  • Apple Crumble Cheesecake

    May 13, 2018mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: A-Z RECIPE CHALLENGE First of all let me wish all you wonderful Mothers out there a very Happy Mothers Day. Its a day of mixed feelings for me as I miss my mum so much and at the same appreciate the fact that she touched my life in uncountable way. Last year a few blogger friends of mine and I got together to create this wonderful tribute to our mums through recipes that we prepared for our mums, what we learnt from them or their favorite food.  Please click on the link to check out the recipes. https://mayuris-jikoni.com/2017/05/13/644-mothers-day/ This year another blogger friend, Sandhya decided to honor mums through memorable recipes. Check out her blog for some heartfelt write ups on mums. http://mycookingjourney.com/a-tribute-to-our-mothers To…

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  • Rustico

    May 11, 2018mayurisjikoni

    Event: Blogging Marathon#88 Theme: Regional Cuisine-Day 2 Today we’re going to the heel of Italy, to the region called Apulia or Puglia. This region has the Adriatic Sea to the east, Ionian Sea to the south-east and the Strait of Otranto and Gulf Taranto to the south. This region produces olives, tomatoes, aubergine, asparagus, artichokes and mushrooms. Salento a region of Apulia is right at the tip or the heel of the boot. Today’s recipe is from Salento area. Rustico (plural is rustici) is a puff pastry filled with sauces and cheese. Its baked and usually enjoyed as a mid morning snack or as an evening appetizer. Two discs of pastry are used to sandwich the sauces and mozzarella cheese. This pastry was very delicious…

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  • Lasagna with Chickpeas

    May 10, 2018mayurisjikoni

    Event: Blogging Marathon #88 Theme: Regional Cuisine We’ve just got over the Mega Blogging Marathon, I still have so many blog posts to comment on, then there are other group challenges. I nearly did not participate in this month’s BM challenge. However, I remembered that I’m hosting the Kid’s Friendly Event this month where I’ll have the linky tool up by next week for Kids Healthy Drinks. The curious me also wanted to know what the themes were. I thought “just read and get out of the blog post”. Yeah right! Like that is possible–dahhhh! Food Bloggers are quite gullible when it comes to some different kind of themes and challenges. I read regional cuisines and bells began to ring. No don’t, no don’t, too…

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  • Yogurt and Muesli Parfait

    April 29, 2018mayurisjikoni

    MEGA BLOGGING MARATHON -APRIL 2018 #87TH BLOGGING MARATHON THEME: EXPLORE THE FLAVORS – INTERNATIONAL BREAKFAST DAY 25 I cannot believe that the mega blogging marathon is nearly getting over. However, that does not mean we can relax and breathe. I know already some of my fellow members have already started preparing for the September Mega Blogging Marathon. I still have to begin my search for the theme. For Day 25 the letter is Y. Not many options with Y.  I had youtiao from China in mind. It looks like churros but is not sweet and is served with congee or milk. As I didn’t want to repeat the country I had to cancel youtiao as I made xiao mi zhou  from China. After much thought…

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  • Red Rice Porridge

    April 22, 2018mayurisjikoni

    MEGA BLOGGING MARATHON – APRIL 2018 #87 BLOGGING MARATHON  THEME: EXPLORE THE FLAVORS – INTERNATIONAL BREAKFAST DAY 18 “Breakfast like a King, Lunch like a Prince and Dine like a Pauper” Meeting old classmates after many many years can be either exciting and you just pick up where you left or it can be a disheartening experience. I’ve met a few of my classmates after a long time. With a couple after catching up with what’s transpired from the time we left school to the present, we remain friends but not best friends. With a few I’ve just chosen to not keep in touch as our opinions and lives are so different.  Today hubby met up with an old class mate of his after a…

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  • Coffee and Coconut Fat Bomb

    April 16, 2018mayurisjikoni

    A fad or essential?    I know a number of people who follow the ketogenic diet or the keto diet. They’ve been requesting me add some keto friendly recipes to my collection. I’ve resisted so far as I just cannot get use to the idea that eating fat is good. Here for years its been drummed into our heads that fat is bad so we all have been trying to cook with minimum amount of oil, eat dry toast without butter, air fry snacks, bake instead of fry and what not.    For those on a keto diet sugar is absolutely out including the natural ones like honey and maple syrup. Carbohydrate consumption at a bare minimum, fill your tummy with protein and fat. Once…

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  • Khabees

    April 14, 2018mayurisjikoni

    MEGA BLOGGING MARATHON – APRIL 2018 #87TH BLOGGING MARATHON THEME: EXPLORE THE FLAVORS – INTERNATIONAL BREAKFAST DAY 11 “Breakfast like a King, Lunch like a Prince and Dine like a Pauper”    Yesterday was a crazy day. I had invited guests over for dinner. I tried posting my recipe for Day 11 in the afternoon and couldn’t as there was no internet. Then I got busy with dinner. When my guests left, I cleared up the kitchen and thought I’d try to post the recipe and still no internet. Usually after a dinner party I find it difficult to fall asleep quickly. Maybe because I was tired and it was very humid. Kept on checking for the internet again and again (its at times like…

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  • Hafragrautur

    April 10, 2018mayurisjikoni

    MEGA BLOGGING MARATHON – APRIL 2018 #87TH BLOGGING MARATHON THEME: EXPLORE THE FLAVORS – INTERNATIONAL BREAKFAST DAY 8 “Breakfast like a King, Lunch like a Prince and Dine like a Pauper” Yesterday we were invited to hubby’s uncle’s birthday. He is in his 80s. Still pretty strong, but as he is aging he tends to talk less.However that is made up with all the chit chat that my aunt does. She’s a very lively person and loves to talk.  The party went well. It was just relatives and a handful of people they know. All was good, the food, the liveliness and the youngest at the party was about 9-10 months and the oldest being our Uncle. What got me thinking during the party was…

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  • Methi Naan #BreadBakers

    April 10, 2018mayurisjikoni

    Methi Naan #Bread Bakers Theme: Flatbreads with Yeast or Starter    When Sonia who blogs at Sonilicious suggested we make flatbreads with yeast or starter, I got busy looking through my bookmarked recipes and searching the internet. You know when you have too much chose, it becomes all that more difficult to choose. Its not like our only “big” supermarket in Mombasa, where if you get shampoo it may be only a Dabur one and then a conditioner say from L’Oreal to go with it…that’s it. What a combination. If you really don’t mind walking the side alleys where vendors occupy the pavements and you have to share the narrow road with tuktuks, cars, lorries dropping of goods and handcarts to get to small cosmetic…

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