• 492. banana oat cookies (eggless)

    April 6, 2015mayurisjikoni

    Where is Peace?   Why is it so difficult to understand other people? Little mistakes, circumstances, difference of opinion, different race, different religion, different cultures all make us misunderstand each other. Our daily lives are filled with these misunderstandings. Whether a minor action or major, people tend to misunderstand it and don’t even bother to find out the reason for that particular action. Misunderstandings leave you feeling low, angry, unhappy, cheated, and above all unwanted. Many a times we just stand up again again and again to strive through live. Humans are a resilient lot, but how much can one withstand injustice, ill treatment and misunderstanding? The world is increasingly becoming a place where fellow humans are becoming less tolerant resulting in bad actions, bad…

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  • 450. banana walnut bread (with eggs)

    November 4, 2014mayurisjikoni

    soft and spongy    I bought some bananas on Sunday and by Monday some of them were over ripe. Its the heat ! Over ripe bananas and muffins, cake, bread is all I can think of. Initially, I just wanted to peel the bananas and freeze them for future use. The idea of the hot oven heating up the kitchen wasn’t too appealing. However temptation of baking was greater than the feeling of avoiding the heat.    This is one of the first breads I had learnt how to bake when I was barely 21. I got the recipe from my mother in law’s friend. I tried it the first time and it was a hit. After that have baked it so many times. I…

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  • Ghee kera

    October 14, 2014mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIES_ REDOING OLD POSTS #16 What is the group all about? Ghee Kera is what my daughter calls kera nu shaak. Its not a savory dish at all but one of the easiest to prepare and so popular among kids. Contributing this recipe to the Group called Foodies_Redoing Old Posts which is Renu’s baby. This group encourages food bloggers to visit their old forgotten posts and breathe a new life into them either by changing the photos, the write up or both. However, the recipes remain the same. If you are a food blogger and need a push to revive your lost posts then this group is just the right one for you. What is Ghee Kera? Kera. keda, is the Gujarati word for…

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  • 350. Ginger coconut banoffee pies

    December 22, 2013mayurisjikoni

       tantalize your palate      Our Sweet Fantasy Club’s (SFC#3) international dessert challenge was a banoffee pie. SFC is a club started by Preeti of Simply Tadka. My husband claims that if I face these challenges every month with not just one but 2 sweet dishes, his diabetes is surely going to increase. On a more serious note, several times I have tried making desserts with sweeteners but the end result is not the same. The sugar has a tendency to leave a bitter taste. I try and make smaller portions for hubby dear and he then works it off by daily exercise routines.      I have tasted banoffee pie several times and had been sitting on the recipe for eons. SFC finally…

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  • 323. peanut butter banana choco chip muffins

    September 6, 2013mayurisjikoni

    Happy Teachers’ Day   “A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination and instill a love of learning”. Brad Henry My love for the English language, Geography and Biology is all because of the wonderful, encouraging and inspiring teachers I have had during my school days. Teachers can either make a child hate or love a subject according to how they treat their pupils. My fear for numbers probably started when I was in the 7th standard and we had a horrible teacher. If you did not understand how to tackle a formula or understand any of the geometry or algebra, she would just shout out stating that she is just wasting her time with brainless kids. Yes she was like a witch for…

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  • 275. coconut banana cashew muffins

    May 27, 2013mayurisjikoni

    Tropical flavours Cricket fever was on a high in our block because of the IPL (Indian Premier League) matches. Come evening and kids would be playing cricket outside. Some breaking windows, others setting off the car alarms and some getting injured. My neighbour’s daughter was playing cricket with a team of boys and in the process she broke her arm. Feeling sad, depressed and irritated, my neighbour was finding to difficult to cheer her up. She loves muffins so I decided to bake some for her and that brought a broad smile onto her face. However, once the muffins got over, the broad smile too disappeared. But now homework and reading is keeping her busy. I made some eggless coconut banana cashew muffins. They turned…

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  • 198. eggless banana walnut bread

    November 20, 2012mayurisjikoni

    Over ripe bananas!  I love banana bread and whenever there are a couple of over ripe bananas, its baking time for me. I have made it umpteen number of times but the egg version. Nunu, my mother in law loves banana bread but I had to find an egg less version. The hunt began on the cyberspace and somehow the recipe by 4th sense cooking seemed the right one. And lo behold it was the one! It turned out perfect the first time and after that I made some and sent it off with Ajay all the way to India for Nunu. I love the texture, the colour and obviously the taste. All food fanatics, visit 4th sense cooking.com for exciting photos and recipes. The…

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  • 192. eggless coconut pineapple banana bread

    October 25, 2012mayurisjikoni

    it’s tea time I can’t stay without baking for too long. As the days are getting hotter, I thought to myself, less baking so that the kitchen does not get too hot but unfortunately it is difficult to stay away from the oven. A few pineapple chunks were sitting in the fridge and I opted to try out an eggless pineapple tea bread. A bread without yeast, looking very much like a cake. I couldn’t find any pineapple extract or flavouring in the supermarket here but must get some during one of my foreign trips. I used tinned pineapples and the juice but still my husband thought that it lacked the pineapple taste. Bananas tend to overpower the other flavours.  However, till I come across…

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  • 169. banana fig apricot smoothie

    August 29, 2012mayurisjikoni

    Healthy and filling    A few dry figs (anjeer) along with some dry apricots (alu, khubani) and a banana. Now that’s a lot of fiber and anti oxidants all served in a glass along with calcium and potassium. What am I talking about? It’s a smoothie. If constipation is a problem, have this smoothie as its full of fiber. It’s also a good start to the day when you have to fast. Good for patients recovering from an illness as it provides a lot of energy and vital nutrients. updated 6/01/2016     BANANA FIG APRICOT SMOOTHIE For 2 1 frozen banana  6 dried figs 8 dried apricots 10 to 12 almonds 2 cups chilled milk ½ cup water Wash the figs and apricots to remove…

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  • Marble Banana Cake, eggless

    August 22, 2012mayurisjikoni

    What is a Marble Cake? When two colored cake batter is put in a cake tin in a random manner and baked it creates a marble effect. Marble Cake in German is called Marmorkuchen and originated in Germany in the 19th Century. Why an Eggless Marble Cake? While I personally prefer cakes with eggs as the texture and softness turns out so different compared to eggless versions, I tend to bake several eggless cakes as most of my family members don’t eat eggs. Baking an eggless cake is not difficult at all. There are several main ingredients that are used to bake an eggless cake. Yogurt: Yogurt adds softness to the cake and when it reacts with a baking agent, it creates tiny bubbles which…

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