• butternut squash soup

    September 4, 2012mayurisjikoni

    photos updated: 28/12/2018 Soup is becoming a common feature in our home especially during dinner time. I find making the creamy or pureed version quick and easy. A few days ago I was shopping at Nakumatt when I saw this young mother loading her trolley with the packet soups where you add the powdered stuff to water and the soup is ready. I wanted to pull her hand to the veggies section and tell her ” make fresh soup”. The packet variety is salty and it has I don’t know how many preservatives and colourings and what not. I have always hated the packet version and also don’t like using the stock cubes as it just adds a lot of artificial flavours to the soup.…

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  • 90. mushroom soup

    June 15, 2012mayurisjikoni

    tastes better than the packet one   Mushroom soup is one of my favourite soups. Every time I make it, I remember the mushroom soup that was served at Driftwood in Malindi. While my family were having their choice of fish or chicken, I was not left with much of a choice. It was either vegetable curry or soups. So as the main dish, I decided to have mushroom soup and french fries. Weird combination, but better than the vegetable curry.  When my soup arrived, I was really shocked. The soup may have been a packet soup but the presentation was fantastic. A huge round bread with the top one third sliced off and the inside scooped out. The soup was in the scooped out…

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  • 23. Bruschetta

    March 11, 2012mayurisjikoni

    A quick tangy starter Bruschetta(pronounced as brusketta) is an easy and popular italian starter. It has acquired local flavours like addition of chillis, soya sauce and a variety of herbs. Some serve bruschetta on semi soft toasted bread, soft bread or crispy bread. Personally, I prefer crispy crunchy bread. Add the chopped vegetables onto the bread slices just before serving or keep it in a separate bowl and let your guests help themselves. Use ciabatta, french loaf or any bread (not sweet bread) with medium slices.   BRUSCHETTA 10 – 12 pieces 10 – 12 slices of bread 2 large tomatoes 1 small onion 10 olives black or green or mixed 1tsp dried herbs or 2tbsps fresh herbs chopped 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp pepper…

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  • tomato carrot soup

    January 11, 2012mayurisjikoni

    I love tomatoes. Its such a versatile fruit and an important ingredient for most dishes whether it be curries or salads. My all time favourite is tomato soup. Ready made tomato soup whether in restaurants or from packets is a bit tangy. So I made a few amendments to suit the taste buds of all in the family. Hope you like it too. Note that in this recipe I have not used oil or butter. No wonder its an excellent healthy start to a meal. A cup of soup before a meal helps you to cut down on meal portions. Soup, bread and salad make an excellent light meal option. I add different herbs, fresh or dried every time I make the soup. Carrots add…

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