• Stir Fried Vegetables with Orange Sauce

    October 15, 2018mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIEMONDAY/BLOGHOP THEME: #166 STIR FRY Stir fries are one of the easiest meals to make. Stir fry literally means cooking tender vegetables or meat,  blanched vegetables, or boiled vegetables and meat in a small quantity of oil over high heat. This results in the vegetables becoming a bit crunchy and most of the nutrients is preserved. While some vegetables are easy to stir fry some need to be blanched for a while. What is blanching? Blanching is a cooking method where vegetables or fruits are added to boiling water, allowed to cook for a short time, removed from the hot water and immediately dipped in ice cold water. The way one cuts or chops the vegetables also makes a difference. Certain fish, prawns, shrimps…

     
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  • 696.Quinoa Lapsi

    September 15, 2017mayurisjikoni

    MEGA BLOGGING MARATHON -SEPT 2017 #80TH BLOGGING MARATHON THEME: PROTEIN RICH DISHES DAY:13    Plastic is becoming a mega concern world over as the land and oceans are getting littered with this ‘we love to use it so much’ product. Low production cost, easy to manufacture, versatile,impervious to water, easily moldable, has made this product so popular world over that its used right from pins heads to space ships. Its replaced wood, metal, glass, ceramic, paper, stone, leather etc. However, misuse of plastic has caused it to become as one of the major environmental threats to the world. Its alarming that minute particles are making their way to our food. Both land and sea animals are ingesting plastic and this in turn is landing up on our plates.…

     
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  • 695. Garlicky Broccoli Quinoa

    September 14, 2017mayurisjikoni

    MEGA BLOGGING MARATHON -SEPT 2017 #80TH BLOGGING MARATHON THEME: PROTEIN RICH DISHES DAY:12 Kenyans get affected by the elections whenever they come by every 5 years… more precisely in the past decade or so. People now have a voice and make their opinions known to the public. Kenya went through its elections in Aug and the ruling party Jubilee won. The opposition took the matter to the Supreme Court and it ruled in their favor and so re – election of the President will take place again on Oct 17th (a case of rigging votes). While I praise the judiciary system for being fair and just, I’m more concerned about how the economy comes to a sluggish pace during the election year. During this morning’s…

     
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  • 687. Nectarine and French Bean Quinoa Salad

    September 7, 2017mayurisjikoni

    MEGA BLOGGING MARATHON -SEPT 2017 #80TH BLOGGING MARATHON THEME: PROTEIN RICH DISHES DAY:6    Shopping at the Jean Talon and Atwater markets in Montreal is a foodies paradise. The bright, vibrant and fresh colors of the vegetables and fruits tempt the shoppers to overspend. I certainly go crazy when I visit the Jean Talon market which is about 30-40 minutes walk away from my son’s home. For hubby and me its like a child going to the fun fair. We visit all the stalls, breathe in the sweet smell, feast our eyes on the produces sold, gorge on a delicious buckwheat crepe, shop and walk back. Its during one of our trips to the market that I came across a punnet of baby tomatoes. It…

     
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  • 663.Baked Falafel Salad Bowl

    June 26, 2017mayurisjikoni

    A fulfilling bowl Theme: Healthy Weekday Lunches BM#77 Week 4 Day 3    When its really hot and humid in Mombasa, the last thing hubby and I want for lunch is curries, parathas and rice. I try and make exciting salads which are filling and yet healthy. As I’ve mentioned before I like my salads to be as colourful as possible. I like falafel but having it with pita bread can be heavy on the stomach during the hot season. I hate frying food during the hot season and will only fry if I have guests over. I baked the falafel, but it was refusing to turn that nice golden colour. I didn’t want to keep on brushing more oil on it. However, the baked…

     
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  • 586.Chickpea Quinoa Burgers

    September 12, 2016mayurisjikoni

    A New Home Moving homes is not a joke at all. In fact its very stressful. When one accumulates all the things one has into boxes, you realise that its a lot of stuff! How much can one person own in a lifetime? A lot! New gadgets, new crockery, new clothes, new shoes, all with different designs and colours and we  buy it. The world of advertisement is certainly doing a very good job. Though I may own a frying pan which can double as my tawa and use it to roast rotis on, I still want one for the parathas, one for the eggs, and perhaps different sizes too, a small for the fried eggs, a medium for the chilas and perhaps a big…

     
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  • 585. Burrito Bowl Salad

    August 29, 2016mayurisjikoni

    A Healthy Way of Life Women constantly have to worry about weight issues. How many times have you heard men discussing about their weight problems? The world’s general conception of a perfect figure, ideal weight, right curves in the right places for women is colossal. Men seem to just lead a happy, eat all you can sort of life without any issues. Not saying that there are no obese men, there are many with this fast pace and fast food era that we are living in. I’ve battled with weight issues ever since I delivered my twins. Have not managed to get back to my ideal weight. Being a food blogger really doesn’t help, but I’ve been through all the programs and diets that most…

     
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  • 352. Quinoa tabbouleh salad

    January 15, 2014mayurisjikoni

    a huge bunch of flat parsley!    There are loads of recipes all tried and tasted but need to be blogged. I got really busy with shopping, wedding preparations, Lionism and recuperating. 3 more months to go for the wedding day. I have loads of things to do and very little time.    During our visit to Montreal, one fine day, I got really busy in the kitchen and Ajay my hubby dear volunteered to help with the shopping. So I handed in the list and continued with my work. I was eagerly waiting for fresh coriander or cilantro as its called in that part of the world and he comes smiling into the house with a huge bunch of some leafy greens and tells…

     
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  • 327. quinoa tangerine salad

    September 11, 2013mayurisjikoni

    healthy, healthy, healthy It has been a while since I have posted a salad recipe. I am at the moment in the process of closing down my house for 6 weeks. For all those who have been following my blog, remember all the hassle we went through to get our Canadian visa, we finally are travelling on Saturday. Since Mombasa is a hot and humid place, things do not stay too good and fresh for a long time, so things like powdered spices, flours etc have to be stored in the fridge. While going through my kitchen cupboards I came across quinoa (keenwah) which I must have bought a while ago to try. Quinoa is not grain but edible seeds which have originated from the…

     
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