• Black Bean and Corn Salad with Avocado Dressing

    May 16, 2018mayurisjikoni

    There was a time when I was sticking to soups and salads only for dinner and that was going pretty well for a long time. However, the disheartening thing was that I was not losing any weight. Light dinners felt good as tummy was not bloated, didn’t feel lethargic and generally felt good that I was eating something healthy. I really should get back to that routine and yes have realized that counting calories is as important as exercising. No diet promises the easy way out. It’s after a long time I’m posting a salad recipe today. A few weeks ago, making salads with greens was not possible as it was difficult getting greens. Now that the rains have begun, its possible to find extra…

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  • Sprouted Moong Salad

    April 5, 2018mayurisjikoni

    Recipe Swap 3    Food Bloggers Recipe Swap is a group of food bloggers who prepare a dish from a blogger’s blog. The group initiator Amber pairs up the participants. We then decide what we want to make from our partner’s blog. Usually we add a slight twist of our own or cook it the way we like but the main ingredients remain the same. At the end of the month we share our recipe link on the FB page.    For the month of March, I was paired with a new member Sapana. Though she is new to the group, I’ve known Sapana for a couple of years through another blogging group. Since I’ve been following her blog for a couple of  years, I…

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  • Pineapple Coconut Muffins

    April 2, 2018mayurisjikoni

    My babies are Adults My twins turned 32 on 30th March. Boy and girl, just three apart but they are like chalk and cheese, aasman aur zameen as the saying goes—- they understand each other totally and yet are so different. My daughter is like a social bee, making a zillions of friends and thrives in a noisy environment. My son on the other hand prefers to keep to himself and probably wouldn’t survive in a very busy environment.     Its a different kind of feeling, a feeling of pride, satisfaction, joy and happiness when a parent sees their child or children growing up into fine adults and venturing out into the wide world to find their own niche. My eldest one is only…

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  • Pineapple Coconut Virgin Mojito Float

    March 26, 2018mayurisjikoni

    Cheers!    Go to any party, bar, pub, lounge, restaurant, reception, and you’ll see people clinking their glasses and saying cheers. Whether young or old, men or women, kids or adults all raise their glasses, filled with alcoholic or non alcoholic drinks to toast a host or for general good wishes to all present.   The word cheers originates from the French word chiere which meant face or head. By 18th century it meant gladness and was used as a way for encouragement. Today cheers is simply a way of wishing one or a group, good health and happiness.    It is believed that glasses were raised up as an offering of wine to the Gods. Clinking of glasses has many theories. However, no one is really sure which…

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  • 631. Pina Colada Overnight Oats

    April 3, 2017mayurisjikoni

    Sea, sand and Pina Colada      Ok, its not the drink Pina Colada that I’m going to blog about. However, the name Pina Colada makes one think of sunny sandy beaches, blue seas and lazing on the sunbed with a Pina Colada to keep you cool.       The #FoodieMonday #Bloghop group decided on #Coconutmilk as the #86th theme. I was happy as I could just think of pina colada muffins (which has been on my ‘to do’ list for ages). However, hubby dear dashed all my hopes of baking muffins as he just said pretty adamantly ‘no baking muffins in this house, there’s been too many muffins.’ Truthfully, haven’t blogged a new muffin recipe in a long time, but how do I explain…

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  • 629. Eggless Pineapple Upside Down Cake

    March 28, 2017mayurisjikoni

    GUEST NO.6 ON THE BLOG This week my guest on the blog is my sister in law (hubby’s sister) Varaharupa. When I got married, she was a vision of a modern ISKCON devotee with short hair cut, loved dressing up and never saw her without any jewellery. Things changed when she got married, it was only saris and her jewellery. After my marriage, obviously friends and families of my in laws would invite us for dinner or lunch to their place. As most newly weds would want to, I’d want to wear my saris but didn’t know how to drape them well. Varaha would help me to drape them. Her stay in Canada and Vrindavan temples meant that she would meet a lot of foreign…

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  • 562. Homemade Veggie Pizza

    May 23, 2016mayurisjikoni

    Sunday is Pizza Day I’ve made pizzas when my kids were at home, when we’ve invited guests, to celebrate special occasions. Years back we didn’t get frozen pizzas, or ready made pizza base. There were not many places making pizzas back then, so the only option was to make them at home.Made them quite often but never ever thought of posting my pizza recipe. Actually don’t know why I haven’t done so till now. Well, as they say its never too late. I must thank my #FoodieMonday #Bloghop friends for choosing the 41st theme as #Pizzamania.         Normally on a Sunday hubby and I go to our favourite restaurant IL Covo to have either a pizza or lasagna. We usually land up with…

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  • 528.Lemongrass and ginger infused pineapple coconut ice cream

    October 16, 2015mayurisjikoni

    salvaged    The Shhhh cooking secretly challenge was on break for a few months.The group was revived this month and I am glad. I enjoy cooking with the secret ingredients given by a selected partner. So how does it work? Well every month you are paired with a fellow member. We give each other 2 ingredients to work with. No one else in the group knows the ingredients except the partners. If we are ready with the recipe before the 16th of the month, we post the picture on the group Facebook page. Other members begin guessing what the 2 ingredients are. Its really fun because we can be left scratching our heads or we may guess them easily. Usually it is difficult. The reveal…

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  • 462. Pineapple tarts/ tart nenas

    December 15, 2014mayurisjikoni

    dainty and delightful  When Niloufer Riyas, a fellow member of the Home Bakers Challenge Group, gave us exciting Malaysian bake recipes, I got excited seeing the first recipe itself. I browsed through the others and my mind kept on going back to the first one which is pineapple tarts. The picture posted on rasa malaysia looked so cute, dainty and tempting. As I read through the recipe, I thought ‘oh no do I really have the time to make the jam?’ I was looking for easier options… that is at the other recipes. I liked the suji cookies, but didn’t want to add artificial colours, thought of the bread but was not too keen on the caramel kaya. So went back to the original idea.…

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  • 292. Pina colada mousse

    June 26, 2013mayurisjikoni

    Pina colada in Spanish means strained pineapple. Pina colada is a cocktail made from pineapple juice, coconut cream and rum. Pina Colada is very famous in Puerto Rico. After the famous cocktail many versions have been formulated in the form of a drink, dessert, salad or cake. I am not going to blog the recipe for the cocktail but a dessert.  My nephew came down from Nairobi on Sunday and I wanted to make some dessert for him. I really didn’t want to wait in the long queue at Nakumatt for the ingredients so decided to figure out if I could make something from the ingredients I already had in my kitchen. So out came a tin of pineapple titbits, coconut milk and jelly. That…

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