• Banana Peanut Butter and Oats Smoothie

    May 18, 2018mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: BLOGGING MARATHON #88 THEME: KID’S DELIGHT – HEALTHY DRINKS – WEEK 3 DAY 2 As I mentioned in the Day 1 post for healthy drinks for kids, I want to refrain from using artificial flavors, additives, colors and today to the list I add harmful fats like hydrogenated vegetable fats. These are found in baked goods, restaurant foods, sold as margarine, finds its way into products like peanut butter, other nut spreads etc. Peanut butter in moderation is good for health. Making peanut butter at home is so easy. Roasted peanuts are processed in a food processor till it becomes a smooth paste. Its that simple. Why should kids have peanut butter included in their diet: Its rich in protein. Has good fat. Keeps…

     
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  • Apple Crumble Cheesecake

    May 13, 2018mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: A-Z RECIPE CHALLENGE First of all let me wish all you wonderful Mothers out there a very Happy Mothers Day. Its a day of mixed feelings for me as I miss my mum so much and at the same appreciate the fact that she touched my life in uncountable way. Last year a few blogger friends of mine and I got together to create this wonderful tribute to our mums through recipes that we prepared for our mums, what we learnt from them or their favorite food.  Please click on the link to check out the recipes. https://mayuris-jikoni.com/2017/05/13/644-mothers-day/ This year another blogger friend, Sandhya decided to honor mums through memorable recipes. Check out her blog for some heartfelt write ups on mums. http://mycookingjourney.com/a-tribute-to-our-mothers To…

     
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  • Yogurt and Muesli Parfait

    April 29, 2018mayurisjikoni

    MEGA BLOGGING MARATHON -APRIL 2018 #87TH BLOGGING MARATHON THEME: EXPLORE THE FLAVORS – INTERNATIONAL BREAKFAST DAY 25 I cannot believe that the mega blogging marathon is nearly getting over. However, that does not mean we can relax and breathe. I know already some of my fellow members have already started preparing for the September Mega Blogging Marathon. I still have to begin my search for the theme. For Day 25 the letter is Y. Not many options with Y.  I had youtiao from China in mind. It looks like churros but is not sweet and is served with congee or milk. As I didn’t want to repeat the country I had to cancel youtiao as I made xiao mi zhou  from China. After much thought…

     
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  • Hafragrautur

    April 10, 2018mayurisjikoni

    MEGA BLOGGING MARATHON – APRIL 2018 #87TH BLOGGING MARATHON THEME: EXPLORE THE FLAVORS – INTERNATIONAL BREAKFAST DAY 8 “Breakfast like a King, Lunch like a Prince and Dine like a Pauper” Yesterday we were invited to hubby’s uncle’s birthday. He is in his 80s. Still pretty strong, but as he is aging he tends to talk less.However that is made up with all the chit chat that my aunt does. She’s a very lively person and loves to talk.  The party went well. It was just relatives and a handful of people they know. All was good, the food, the liveliness and the youngest at the party was about 9-10 months and the oldest being our Uncle. What got me thinking during the party was…

     
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  • Griddle/Girdle Scones

    April 9, 2018mayurisjikoni

    MEGA BLOGGING MARATHON – APRIL 2018 #87TH BLOGGING MARATHON THEME – EXPLORE THE FLAVORS – INTERNATIONAL BREAKFAST DAY 7 “Breakfast like a King, Lunch like a Prince and Dine like a Pauper” We’re into the second week of the Mega Blogging Marathon. While some have chosen to do 4 different themes for 4 weeks, I challenged myself with International Breakfasts and that too in an alphabetical order. When it came to G, I went from Granola to Green Peas Parathas to Grits. Finally chose Girdle or Griddle Scones from SCOTLAND. I’m a bit partial towards scones as I simply love them. My cousin in London, makes the best scones. Just out of the oven warm scones with butter, jams and clotted cream. Once when she…

     
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  • Carrot Cake Smoothie

    March 21, 2018mayurisjikoni

    Enkare Nyrobi – Cool Water      I’ve been spending some time in the capital city of Kenya, Nairobi. Nairobi gets its name from the Masai phrase Enkare Nyrobi which means cool water. It perhaps was names so as its got the Nairobi River flowing through it. However, the river is no longer what I remembered it as. Its polluted and the flow has reduced due modernization.  I was born and brought up in Nairobi but have been living in Mombasa for the past 35 years. Usually when hubby and I are traveling abroad, we do not bother to come into the city and prefer to catch our connecting flight. The traffic in Nairobi is a nightmare in spite of all the new highways and numerous…

     
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  • Beetroot Energy Balls

    February 5, 2018mayurisjikoni

    Healthy Red    Mondays comes just too fast.Imagine we’re already into the second month of the year. In just a month, the other Presidential Election candidate, who lost the second round of election that took place in Nov, was ‘sworn’ in as the ‘People’s President’. In their battle to win the powerful chair, the country is still battling with basic needs. High Food Prices, clean drinking water, better roads, proper sanitation, a cleaner environment to name a few issue needs urgent attention. So many issues to tackle. Mombasa has trash dumped all on roadsides and the hills are going taller by the day. I wish the politicians would for once with dedication just get on with what their tasks are instead of wasting time and useful…

     
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  • 662. Beetroot Appe

    June 26, 2017mayurisjikoni

    Love this recipe    Its Monday and yes you’ve guessed right.. its #FoodieMonday #Bloghop day. Our #98th theme was chosen by Saswati who blogs at Delish Potpourri. Saswati’s got a beautiful blog full of travel stories, a variety of recipes from different parts of the world and I love her desserts. She suggested #CWFB which means Cooking with a fellow blogger. For this theme we had a choose any recipe from a fellow blogger in our group. I have so many recipes bookmarked from all these members, it was difficult to choose which one to cook.    Sticking to my healthy cooking as far as possible, I narrowed it down to 2 recipes that I’ve tried and made again and again. One is rava kara…

     
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  • 659. Peaches and Cream Oatmeal Cups

    June 22, 2017mayurisjikoni

    Peaches and Cream Day Did you know that 21st June is celebrated as the National Peaches and Cream Day in USA? Well, I didn’t know till Sarah Ellis initiator of Fantastical Food Fight suggested that for the June theme we should prepare something with Peaches and Cream theme. It also marks the beginning of the summer solstice. Its more popular in the south as peaches are in season in June in the states of Georgia, Florida, California and South Carolina. How this day came about is unknown. As the name suggests this dessert is very easy to prepare. Its peaches served with whipped fresh cream. The simple dessert is so delicious that I was tempted to just make this simple dessert for the post. What…

     
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  • 647. Cherry Cobbler Parfait

    May 17, 2017mayurisjikoni

    Precious Cherries For the month of May, the Fantastical Food Fight theme was Cherry Cobbler. As I read that, I thought here’s another month I’ll have to sit out (last month was BLT and being a vegetarian B was certainly out for me). I asked if I could use glaced cherries and the reply was yes. However, wasn’t feeling too happy about using them. So I waited practically till the last minute still deciding what to make. The charming thing about this group is that you don’t have to participate monthly. Last Saturday I went to the local vegetable shop and I saw a whole big carton of cherries smiling at me. I asked the price and nearly fainted. Cherries are not tropical and so they…

     
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