• Black Rice Salad

    June 18, 2018mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIEMONDAY/BLOGHOP THEME: #149 SALAD Now that all the Eid festivities are over, its time to get back to some healthy food. Though we don’t as per say celebrate Eid, we just can’t help gorging on the goodies that Muslim friends send home. Usually its sweet stuff and a taste here and a taste there and before you know it, sweets are eaten after lunch and dinner. I don’t know whether its just me or does it happen to all of you, let go off  a regular diet and meal plan for a couple of days and I feel like I’ve added a ton of weight! Today, I just had to tell my maid to take all the sweets (mithai).. no more temptation. I’m probably…

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  • 703. Phyllo Cup Salad

    September 23, 2017mayurisjikoni

    MEGA BLOGGING MARATHON -SEPT 2017   #80TH BLOGGING MARATHON   THEME: PROTEIN RICH DISHES DAY:20    Do you ever feel that you don’t want to socialize at all? I don’t mean the internet or media kind of socializing but actually going out there and meeting people? Do you feel going out when you know you’re going to meet a certain group of people that you’re comfortable with rather than one that you’re not comfortable with? Confused??? Well, I know I should be putting on my saris and going out for garbas to my community hall but I just don’t feel like going. My hubby thinks that I’m still missing my family and that’s why I don’t go. If its my Lions Club meeting I want to go.…

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  • 687. Nectarine and French Bean Quinoa Salad

    September 7, 2017mayurisjikoni

    MEGA BLOGGING MARATHON -SEPT 2017 #80TH BLOGGING MARATHON THEME: PROTEIN RICH DISHES DAY:6    Shopping at the Jean Talon and Atwater markets in Montreal is a foodies paradise. The bright, vibrant and fresh colors of the vegetables and fruits tempt the shoppers to overspend. I certainly go crazy when I visit the Jean Talon market which is about 30-40 minutes walk away from my son’s home. For hubby and me its like a child going to the fun fair. We visit all the stalls, breathe in the sweet smell, feast our eyes on the produces sold, gorge on a delicious buckwheat crepe, shop and walk back. Its during one of our trips to the market that I came across a punnet of baby tomatoes. It…

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  • 627. Sweet Potato and Pasta Salad

    March 20, 2017mayurisjikoni

    Drought–A national disaster 2016 did not bring enough rains to many parts of Kenya. Fast forward to 2017 and out of 47 counties 23 which are arid or semi arid parts of Kenya are facing drought. Rivers have dried up, animals and humans are dying without food. A National and International appeal has been sent out to help these areas with food and water. NGOs, Charity organisations, Private companies all have sent out foodstuff, but that is not enough. If the long rains do not arrive by April, then many more will die without food. Nakumatt has put a huge box near its exit if anyone would wish to buy some foodstuff to be donated. Every time I pass the box its empty! People cannot…

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  • 572.Cucumber and Orange Salad

    June 16, 2016mayurisjikoni

    Summer Treat When the Shhh Cooking Secretly Group decided on the theme Summer Treats at the beginning of June, it was pretty hot, not only in the Indian Sub Continent but also in Mombasa. A few days later and the weather changed. I hear its raining in many parts of India, France was flooded and though we don’t have any rain, its become a little cooler here. My partner Anu Kollon, blogger at Ente Thattukada gave me orange and cucumber as my secret ingredients.Check out her blog for some lovely Kerala dishes. The options with those two ingredients were to make a smoothie, ice lolly or a healthy salad. I decided to make the latter. I served the salad for dinner with home made flat bread.…

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  • 96. strawberry green bean salad

    June 19, 2012mayurisjikoni

    absolute luxury Special Theme:Redo Old Posts BM#78 Week 4 Day 2    What is a salad? A salad is a cold dish of raw or cooked vegetables mixed with meat, fish, fruits and served with a dressing. The dressing can vary from a simple drizzle of lemon juice over the salad to more flavourful ones. Dressings can be creamy or light watery type. I remember when I was growing up salad meant a mixture of tomato, carrot, lettuce, cucumber and not else. Sometimes radish were added. A sprinkle of salt and a bit of pepper and salad was served in this manner for every meal.            Its when I was browsing through Tarla Dalal cook books and a Hamlyn published cookbook that…

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  • 74. Eggless coleslaw

    June 1, 2012mayurisjikoni

    Niku’s idea Coleslaw is such a basic salad, widely served with burgers, baked potatoes, chips or french fries, in sandwiches and so many other things. Unfortunately all those who don’t eat eggs cannot really have it as it has mayonnaise. I make my coleslaw at home without the mayonnaise. Once when I made the coleslaw to go with the baked potatoes, Niku said ‘Mum, make the cabbage salad a bit more interesting. Add some grapes’. That was when he was just about 7 or so. Then and there I should have figured out that my son will choose a career where food is the major interest. He is not a chef but works for the hospitality industry. Over the years many more suggestions have poured in…

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  • 64. avocado, tomato and feta salad

    May 24, 2012mayurisjikoni

       It’s Feta Cheese Time               Feta cheese is a Greek cheese usually made from sheep or goats’ milk. It is then brined or pickled to give the salty, tangy taste and crumbly consistency. Modern commercially made feta is made from cow’s milk. However Greece and Bulgaria still prepare is mostly from sheep or goats’ milk. A single serving is about 38g. If you find the feta too salty soak it in water for 5 minutes to remove the saltiness. It is very difficult to find feta cheese in the normal grocery stores in India. To make paneer taste like feta, I would usually marinate it in salt and lemon for 2 to 3 hours. Though it doesn’t taste exactly…

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  • 56. pasta salad

    May 19, 2012mayurisjikoni

    colourful medley   There are many versions of pasta salad. Adding vegetables, fruits,meat, fish, different dressings. The number of versions you can make are endless. Its just a matter of letting your imagination run wild. Mine runs wild only when I go shopping at the stores in London as the availability of ingredients are endless. Here in Mombasa I have to stick to what I get. So this is my Mombasa version of pasta salad. Use any type of pasta you like. Its good as a light meal or for lunch.           PASTA SALAD For 2 as a meal or 4  1 cup boiled pasta 1 medium tomato or 12 cherry tomatoes 1 carrot peeled and sliced ½ cup cucumber chunks…

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