• 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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  • Exotic Fruit Salad

    January 2, 2017mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIEMONDAY/BLOGHOP THEME: #73 NEW YEAR RECIPE: EXOTIC FRUIT SALAD Exotic Fruit Salad is a  delicious, healthy and satisfying naturally sweet treat to enjoy for breakfast or as dessert. Why exotic? Because I rarely find dragon fruit and I love it so much. FoodieMonday/ Bloghop Group To kick off 2017 on a happy note,FoodieMonday/Bloghop group decided on the theme New Year. For this theme which coincidentally falls on a Monday, we had to prepare any dish that we see fit to celebrate New Year. New beginnings mean celebrating with something sweet. However, after the wedding, Christmas, hubby’s birthday celebrations I really didn’t want to add more sugar into our bodies. Since I got really sweet strawberries, succulent pomegranate and dragon fruit, I decided to make something…

     
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  • Idli Chaat

    October 3, 2016mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIEMONDAY/BLOGHOP THEME: CHATAKEDAAR CHAAT RECIPE: IDLI CHAAT Idli Chaat is a makeover of leftover idlis. Idlis are fried till crispy. It is a lip smacking,irresistible, gluten free flavourful snack. Chutneys, vegetables, fruits, yogurt all add a medley of flavours. FOODIEMONDAY/BLOGHOP It’s Monday and time to present our FoodieMonday/Bloghop recipe. Our #60th theme is Chatakedaar Chaat. There was much excitement around this theme during the week. Our Whatsapp group was tinging away endlessly. Some knew exactly what they wanted to prepare and some didn’t. I was not sure what I wanted to make till Saturday. I’ve already blogged a few chaat recipes so it was difficult to choose something else. HOW THE IDEA FOR IDLI CHAAT AROSE Friday evening I went to buy an idli…

     
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  • Date Chai Muffins

    July 12, 2016mayurisjikoni

    Date and Chai Muffins#BreadBakers Theme: Natural Sweeteners Recipe: Date Chai Muffins Date Chai Muffins are soft, delicious, fruity muffins without any refined sugar or artificial sweeteners. Instead, I’ve used dates, figs, raisins and apricots to add the required sweetness to these wholewheat muffins. Healthy and nutritious, Date Chai Muffins make a good breakfast or tea time treat for both kids and adults. To add some flavour I add my home made Tea Spice Mixture or Chai Masala. Ideal for diabetics in moderation as the sweetness is natural. What are Natural Sweeteners? Actually, it is amazing how many natural sweeteners are available. As a matter of fact, honey and maple syrup are the fore runners. Then add sweet fruits, dried without added sugar like dates, raisins,…

     
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  • BananaMango Smoothie Bowl

    May 1, 2016mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIES_ REDOING OLD POSTS #50 RECIPE: BANANA MANGO SMOOTHIE BOWL Banana Mango Smoothie Bowl A filling, healthy and delicious breakfast is what Banana Mango Smoothie Bowl provides. Easy to make and a versatile recipe as one can replace the ingredients with what one prefers.   What is a  Smoothie?  A smoothie is as the name suggests a smooth thick drink usually made from fresh fruit/ vegetables with milk, water or ice cream. Smoothie is much thicker than a milkshake. One can find flavored milkshakes that may or may not be made with fresh fruits.   What is a Smoothie Bowl? While smoothies, though thick can be sipped, smoothies in a smoothie bowl are much thicker and one needs a spoon to enjoy it. Its…

     
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  • Agar Agar Fruit Jelly

    March 20, 2016mayurisjikoni

    EVENTS: FOODIEMONDAY/BLOGHOP & FOODIES_REDOING OLD POSTS THEME: FESTIVAL OF COLOURS RECIPE: AGAR AGAR FRUIT JELLY Agar Agar Fruit Jelly is an easy to make, attractive, cooling, gluten free and vegan dessert. Perfect dessert for any parties be it a garden party, kids party, baby shower party, etc. I love making this simple but pretty dessert as I can use a variety of fresh fruits and best part is that I can control the amount of sugar I add. Sometimes I add maple syrup, a light coloured one. It does change the colour of the dessert slightly but tastes really good. WHAT IS AGAR AGAR? Agar Agar is a gelatinous substance that is derived from red algae. More specifically it is derived from red algae Gelidium…

     
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  • Buckwheat Savoury Pancakes

    January 12, 2016mayurisjikoni

    EVENT:BREAD BAKERS |FOODIES_REDOING OLD POSTS THEME: ANCIENT GRAINS RECIPE: BUCKWHEAT SAVOURY PANCAKES Buckwheat Savoury Pancakes or Farali Kuttu Ka Cheela is healthy, easy to make and delicious. Usually enjoyed as a hot breakfast options, these gluten free pancakes are loaded with vegetables. Often, I make these pancakes or cheela when I am fasting for Ekadashi. Best enjoyed with some plain yogurt and green chutney. Sometimes I make them as an accompaniment to a simple potato curry. What Vegetables Can I Add? Well, any which you prefer. Spinach, boiled peas, boiled and finely chopped french beans, cooked corn, onion, etc are some suggestions. However, if you are making them for Ekadashi Fasting, then omit vegetables that are not allowed during the fast. I usually like to…

     
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