• Double Chocolate Cookies

    February 19, 2018mayurisjikoni

    Double TreatTheme: Kid’s Delight – Chocolate DishesBM#85 Week 2 Day 2   I often bake chocolate cakes, cookies and muffins for my niece and nephew. Whenever hubby and I visit his uncle, I take either cookies, muffins or cakes for the kids. For my nephew its the more chocolatey the better. I still remember when he was in hospital with dengue fever, he wanted to have chocolate cake and asked me to put chocolate pieces in them. That’s how much he loves chocolate. The next few days the only food he’d eat was cake. My niece now tries out some of the cakes that are on my blog. Its such an overwhelming feeling; the niece that I used to bake for now bakes for her family.  …

     
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  • Nut and Fruit Clusters

    February 17, 2018mayurisjikoni

    For Little Angels Theme: Kid’s Delight – Chocolate DishesBM#85 Week 3 Day 1   Its the first time that I’m actually making something with kids in mind. Mine are all grown up and now treat hubby and me like kids! Don’t do this, don’t travel alone, call us when you’re going out, etc etc. Does that sound familiar? Are we getting a dose of our own medicine? My daughter in this respect is just too over protective. Sometimes I feel good but sometimes get irritated when she thinks I can’t think for myself. However, when she automatically holds my hand when we’re crossing a very busy road, I feel so loved. When my sons ask me if I need anything, its such a comforting feeling. When…

     
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  • Vegan Mixed Berries Ice Cream

    July 19, 2017mayurisjikoni

    Fantastical Food Fight This group, Fantastical Food Fight managed by Sarah Ellis, is where bloggers create a recipe according to the monthly theme. This month the theme is Ice Creams and rightly so as its summer. Summer and Ice Creams go hand in hand. Summer in Montreal – Memory It has been really hot for the past few days in Montreal. Humid and sunny, just the kind of weather Canadians enjoy after the long winter months. People walking, jogging, swimming, sailing, lazing in the sun, enjoying picnics. My dad is here from London, and he too is enjoying the bright sunny days. What a change for him from the grey, windy weather in UK. As for me I prefer to walk in the shade, sit…

     
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  • Date Coconut Energy Balls

    July 17, 2017mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIEMONDAY/BLOGHOP THEME: #101 SAAWAN/SHRAVAN VRAT SPECIALITY RECIPE: DATE COCONUT ENERGY BALLS What are Date Coconut Energy Balls? Simply put Date Coconut Energy Balls are as the name suggests energy balls. Generally energy balls are a combination of protein, good fat, carbohydrates and high in fiber snack. Usually enjoyed to curb hunger pangs in between meals, or enjoyed as a healthier dessert option as usually they may contain no refined sugar. Some may have agave, stevia, maple syrup, honey or any other natural sweeteners. The whole name of energy balls came about as they are often consumed after a workout. Date Coconut Energy Balls contain nuts, dates and desiccated coconut as the main ingredients. They are also known as Bliss Balls or Bites. Shravan –…

     
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  • Baked Farsi Puri/ Mathri

    June 16, 2014mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIES_ REDOING OLD POSTS #37 RECIPE: BAKED FARSI PURI/ MATHRI What is Baked Farsi Puri/ Mathri Farsi Puri / Mathri is a delicious fried snack that is popular in most parts of the Indian Sub Continent. Generally made from all purpose flour with spices or use salt, its usually served with tea or coffee. Farsi Puri is the Gujarati name for Mathri. The name Mathri is generally used in North India. Comparatively, farsi puri is much thinner than mathri. However, the preparation method is nearly the same. Some add just carom seeds (ajwain) and salt. Some add coarse pepper and salt. Every home has its own version of this delightful snack. Personally, I love both, the thicker mathri and the thinner farsi puri. Its…

     
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  • Coconut Chocolate

    November 29, 2013mayurisjikoni

    EVENT:  FOODIE’S REDOING OLD POSTS #4 RECIPE: COCONUT CHOCOLATE What is Coconut Chocolate? Coconut Chocolate is a homemade chocolate using desiccated coconut, cocoa powder, milk powder, milk and flavors. Easy to make, its an ideal sweet treat during festivals. It also makes a very good edible gift as both kids and adults will love it. Tastes so much like Bounty Chocolate. Go on try out the recipe. Memories My son is getting married in April and the preparations have begun. In a few days I am off to India to shop till I drop! Easy to say that but am pretty tensed as I have so many things to do. In spite of writing all the ‘to do’ things on a list I am just…

     
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  • Easy Homemade Chocolate

    August 1, 2012mayurisjikoni

    Recipe: Easy Homemade Chocolate What better occasion than Raksha Bandhan to make these delicious Easy Homemade Chocolate as my brothers love chocolates.   What is Raksha Bandhan?  Rakshabandhan is a special day celebrated by brothers and sisters. On this day sisters tie a sacred thread or rakhi on their brothers wrist and in return the brothers promise to protect them just as the word Raksha means. Its also a day that sisters look forward to receiving special gifts from their brothers. In the olden times when women got married, they were not able to visit their parents homes often and parents. Traditionally parents would not go to their daughter’s homes. Raksha Bandhan was a day when the married women could travel to their parents home…

     
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  • Mum’s Vegetable Soup

    June 8, 2012mayurisjikoni

    A Very Simple Vegetable Soup Mum’s Vegetable Soup is an easy to make soup without any oil, dried herbs, or spices besides pepper powder. Its one of the healthiest, nutritious and comforting soups that I enjoy. All you need are fresh vegetables like peas, potato, cauliflower, carrot, tomato, French beans and fresh corn if available. Why is it called Mum’s Vegetable Soup My mum didn’t know how to cook any other cuisine bedsides the Gujarati one. However some of her simple attempts at something different were definitely her own style like her pasta dish or her peas and egg pulao. One such preparation was the simple vegetable soup. The Nairobi Agricultural Show was a big event of out family. We would have a stall at the…

     
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