• Greek Style Salad

    March 19, 2013mayurisjikoni

    What is a Greek  Salad? A Greek Salad is a salad that is part of the Greek Cuisine. Usually, it comprises of tomatoes, cucumber, onion, olives, some feta cheese and fresh herbs usually oregano. It is also known as a Farmer’s Salad as he/she would have the ingredients at hand. A good healthy salad can be enjoyed as breakfast or as light lunch. These days it common to find variations of this salad where bell peppers, capers, fruits are added.   My Greek Style Salad During the hot season, (okay I know its always hot in Mombasa), I hate spending time in the sweltering kitchen cooking elaborate meals. Sometimes even a simple meal of roti and sabji (veg side dish) becomes a task to cook.…

     
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  • Potato Salad With Dill

    September 13, 2012mayurisjikoni

    Recipe: Potato Salad With Dill Mention Potato Salad to my hubby and only one type comes to his mind, the creamy potato salad with dill. Whenever I buy baby potatoes to try out a new dish, he will insist that I make his potato salad. The first time I made it for a dinner party, I used fresh cream. Though it tasted really good, by the time we served it, it had become like a big clumpy thick mass. Next time I made it, I added thick plain yogurt. That worked well. Slowly the cream got replaced totally by thick yogurt. Do we miss the fresh cream in it? Not at all. Fresh or Dried Dill While most herbs can be interchangeable for a dish,…

     
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  • avocado cheese salad

    August 28, 2012mayurisjikoni

    I love adding cheese cubes , crumbled cheese , grated cheese to my salad. The day hubby sees cheese in the salad, he comments ” someone’s favourite is on the menu again!” Not that he wouldn’t eat the cheese, am sure he too loves it. Cheese makes the salad more fun…. can you imagine the mixture of different tastes…. its like music for the tongue. Enjoy this simple and lovely salad. Yes, avocados are still in season and not joking at all but now they are huge, they are actually the size of a hawaiian paw paw.  I am serious.  I’m sure you’ll love this salad as much as I love it. Its filling, different and loaded with all the essential nutrients required. You can…

     
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  • Banana Cucumber Raita

    June 19, 2012mayurisjikoni

    What is a Raita? Raita is a yogurt based dish which is usually served as an accompaniment to a main dish. Raita are usually made using vegetables like bottle gourd, radish, cucumber, beetroot and fruits like banana, pomegranate, grapes, pineapple, etc. However that does not mean a raita is limited to those ingredients. These days there are so many different types of raita that are prepared. The most common raita you will find served with biryanis and pulao is a boondi raita or onion raita. Boondi is fried little pearl like balls. These are made from a chickpea flour batter. Boondi is added to the spiced yogurt base. How is Raita Served? Raita is served as a side dish or accompaniment to a main dish.…

     
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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 its own, very refreshing on a hot summer day etc etc. I could just carry on and forget to give you the recipe of the salad. What makes salads appealing are the colours. Let your imagination run riot and create art on a platter. Colours, colours and colours and everyone will be asking for more salad. MEXICAN SALAD Serves 4, for 2 as a meal. salad ingredients : 6 lettuce leaves,…

     
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  • Avocado Beetroot Salad

    January 15, 2012mayurisjikoni

    green and red, a wonderful combination      Kenya is well known for its wonderful avocados. Soft, buttery emerald green fruits packed with vitamins E and  B, mono saturated fat and rich in potassium. In India avocado is sold as butter fruit. When I was living in Bangalore, during my first visit to the vegetable shop, I had a tough time asking for avocado. The poor guy just didn’t understand what I wanted. He just shrugged his shoulders and helped me with my basket to the till. In other words he was perhaps trying to tell me ‘please ma’am just leave the shop with what you have found and don’t fry my bheja!’ The following week I went to the super market Big Bazar and…

     
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  • spicy cucumber and carrot salad

    January 11, 2012mayurisjikoni

    five vegetables a day     Ten servings of fruits and vegetables a day is what is recommended as a part of an ideal meal plan. That gets one thinking that if I am suppose to eat all those veggies and fruits then when do I eat the rest? The rest I mean the yummy stuff like breads, rice, cakes, muffins etc. Its pretty simple, have a salad everyday and it will take care of your 5-6 servings of vegetables and fruits. Today this salad recipe does take care of at least five. My blog will feature a lot of salad recipes because that’s a part of our meal everyday. I have included coriander leaves as a vegetable as one should not underestimate its health…

     
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  • Beetroot Orange Salad

    January 2, 2012mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: MY FIRST RECIPE ON THE BLOG With much excitement and a little nervousness here’s my first recipe, Beetroot Orange Salad. Most people make new year resolutions and the commonest one is to become healthy, get healthier or lose some weight. Whatever the resolution might be, I thought that starting on a healthy note is befitting. In order to get the post started, sat at computer wondering how to begin. Then I realized taking a tiny step is the best. Hence, a simple recipe.   MY BLOGGING JOURNEY It has been a tough journey. However, I’m not complaining as I’ve made so many blogger friends, my photography has improved, my writing skills too are honed. Along the way I have also learnt that I really don’t…

     
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