• Spicy Tofu Bowl

    August 7, 2022mayurisjikoni

    Event: Sunday Funday Theme: Sprouts Recipe: Spicy Tofu Bowl   Spicy Tofu Bowl is a healthy, delicious and easy recipe where I serve spicy tofu with salad ingredients and nuts with a light sesame seed dressing. This bowl is perfect as a light meal, for picnics, for lunch boxes or to serve it as a side to a main Chinese meal. And it is completely vegan and gluten free. Memories Tofu is not an ingredient I’ve grown up with. As a kid had no idea that a food ingredient tofu existed. That changed when Bangkok Chinese Restaurant, Nairobi first introduced it on their menu. During one family meal at the restaurant, the owner sent some stir fried tofu to our table to taste. Some didn’t…

     
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  • Quinoa Tangerine Salad

    May 29, 2022mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: SUNDAY FUNDAY THEME: QUINOA RECIPE: QUINOA TANGERINE SALAD Quinoa Tangerine Salad is a very colourful, flavourful, protein rich and filling salad. Not difficult at all to make, add ingredients of your choice. Colour, different textures and taste makes any salad appealing for fussy eaters. What I like about this salad is that is can easily be enjoyed as a light meal or for picnics. Easy to make for potluck parties. WHAT IS QUINOA? Quinoa (pronounced as keenwah) is not grain but edible seeds which have originated from the Andean region. Quinoa can be white, red and black. It is also possible to buy the tricolour quinoa. Whenever available, I prefer to use that for salads. Rich in protein, half cup of uncooked quinoa has…

     
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  • Veggie Niçoise Salad

    April 10, 2022mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: SUNDAY FUNDAY THEME: EASTER SIDE DISHES RECIPE: Veggie Niçoise Salad Veggie Niçoise Salad is a spin on the traditional salad which has tuna. A filling, refreshing and colourful salad, one can enjoy is as a light meal or as a side. Take it along for picnics or garden parties. Vegetarian Vs Ovo Vegetarian Before I have die hard vegetarians up in arms, let me clarify that Vegetarian in the Western World is a bit different from India. In India vegetarian would mean no eggs also. However, in some places in the West, fish and eggs are a part of the Vegetarian diet. But, I follow the ovo vegetarian diet which means that though I don’t consume meat or fish, eggs is fine. My Version…

     
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  • Moroccan Rainbow Carrot Salad

    April 3, 2022mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: SUNDAY FUNDAY THEME: NATIONAL EAT A RAINBOW DAY RECIPE: MOROCCAN RAINBOW CARROT SALAD Moroccan Rainbow Carrot Salad is a colourful, healthy and delicious warm salad using coloured carrots with homemade Moroccan Spice Mix and Fresh Orange Dressing. What Are Coloured Carrots? Also known as Rainbow Carrots, I had the opportunity to use them for the first time during winter. Back in Kenya, we get only the orange variety so imagine the excitement when I was able to buy carrots that are yellow, red, purple, white and of course the orange one all in one pack. It is believed that carrots originate from Afghanistan. And back then carrots were mainly used as medicinal ingredient rather than as food. Also it seems that back then carrots…

     
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  • Cherry Tomato & Avocado Salad

    August 22, 2021mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: SUNDAY FUNDAY THEME: MAIN COURSE ACCOMPANIMENTS RECIPE: CHERRY TOMATO & AVOCADO SALAD   Cherry Tomato & Avocado Salad is a very easy, healthy and flavourful salad that comes together in a matter of minutes. A versatile salad, you can use any dressing of your choice. Also can use salad leaves of your choice and add other ingredients. Recently, at a supermarket I frequent, both baby tomatoes and avocados were on offer. Yes, here in Canada am learning to look out for offers and some of them are pretty good.. get 2 for the price of one, 2 or 3 will cost less than if you buy one at a time. Such offers are a rarity in Kenya. With heat warnings and hot summers, I…

     
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  • Black Bean & Corn Salad with Avocado Dressing

    May 16, 2018mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FANTASTICAL FOOD FIGHT THEME: SALAD RECIPE : BLACK BEAN & CORN SALAD WITH AVOCADO DRESSING Black Bean And Corn Salad With Avocado Dressing is a healthy, tasty, filling salad with a creamy home made dressing. Can enjoy this hearty salad as a meal for lunch or dinner. Different textures and flavours makes this a fun salad.   FANTASTICAL FOOD FIGHT Fantastical Food Fight is a Facebook Group of food bloggers. The group initiator is Sarah Ellis. She comes up with monthly themes and we post our recipes on the indicated date and time. It is a fun group which allows me to explore so many different cuisines and ideas. Theme: Salads There was a time when I was sticking to soups and salads only…

     
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  • Pesto Roasted Potato Salad

    April 30, 2017mayurisjikoni

     EVENT: SHHH COOKING SECRETLY THEME: SUMMER SALADS RECIPE : PESTO ROASTED POTATO SALAD Pesto Roasted Potato Salad is a hearty, filling, delicious salad, perfect for the summer season. Make it for picnics, BBQ parties or as a quick lunch option. A bit about the group: Members of this group give their partners two secret ingredients according to the theme decided and prepare a dish. Once the dish is ready we add the photo only and other members try and guess the secret ingredients. Towards the end of the month the secret is revealed when we share the recipe link. This month’s theme is SUMMER SALAD. My Partner My partner for this theme Shobana Vijay, blogs at Shoba’s Delight. Shobana gave me potato and any herbs.With…

     
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  • Cucumber Orange Salad

    June 16, 2016mayurisjikoni

    Event: Shhh Cooking Secretly Theme: Summer Treat Recipe: Cucumber Orange Salad Cucumber Orange Salad is a refreshing, cooling and easy to make salad. Perfect for the summer, this salad can be enjoyed as a side or as a light meal. Add any cheese of your choice. I prefer either feta or halloumi. If you don’t like either, go for paneer or cottage cheese. The fresh orange salad dressing makes the salad very flavourful. Shhh Cooking Secretly In brief, every month a new theme is chosen by members. Then, the participants are paired up. In turn, they give each other 2 secret ingredients to use in their recipe which is prepared fitting the theme. As soon as their dish is ready, the photo is shared on…

     
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  • Avocado & Mango Salad

    April 17, 2015mayurisjikoni

    RECIPE: AVOCADO & MANGO SALAD Avocado & Mango Salad is one of the easiest salad to make. Tasty, filling and a perfect light meal during summer or hot days. This salad keeps you full for several hours. Adding homemade fresh orange dressing makes it more exotic. Starting from November, the weather becomes really hot in Mombasa. By March, April it just becomes too hot and humid. Those are the days when I just want to make quick salads and get out of the kitchen. Usually, try to make salads that are tummy fillers as hubby and I have them as light lunch or dinner. What To Add To Salads To Make Them More Filling? The obvious choice is protein like meat, chicken or fish. However,…

     
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  • Avocado Mushroom Pasta Salad

    August 6, 2013mayurisjikoni

    Updated Avocado Mushroom Pasta Salad post with better write up and photos. Recipe remains the same. AVOCADO MUSHROOM PASTA SALAD Avocado Mushroom Pasta Salad is one salad I can have practically everyday. The reason being its got all my three favorites well actually four.. avocado, mushroom, pasta and cheese. Whenever I make a salad that I’m going to have have as a meal, I add cheese not only for the protein part but also to make it more fun. Yes food for me has to be colorful, fun and appealing. Memories: After 8 years, since my son has been in Canada, we finally have decided to apply for the Canadian Super Visa. This visa allows us to visit our son whenever we want. What is…

     
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