• Chinese Bhel

    October 29, 2018mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIEMONDAY/BLOGHOP THEME: #168 CHAAT PARTY FOR DIWALI With Diwali, the Festival of Lights, comes not only the poojas and visits to the temples but also party time. Years ago our Diwali was marked with what we back then called ‘jaman’ meaning a meal. Diwali jaman was always at our place and it would be the traditional Gujarati fare with Gur na ladwa, 1 green vegetable, 1 sabji with a gravy and potato sabji, with two farsans like kachori, samosa, arvi na paan or dhokra. And not forgetting the dal, rice, pickles, papad, salad. Though that was a lot of hard work trying to feed around 20 -25 people, we all would look forward to this auspicious day. Nowadays gone are the traditional jamans at…

     
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  • Nasi Goreng

    April 17, 2018mayurisjikoni

    MEGA BLOGGING MARATHON #87 BLOGGING MARATHON THEME: EXPLORE THE FLAVORS-INTERNATIONAL DISHES DAY 14 “Breakfast like a King, Lunch like a Prince and Dine like a Pauper”   When I decided to participate in this Mega Blogging Marathon, I knew immediately what I was going to make for the letter N. As some of you might have read my previous posts hubby and I spent last Dec in Bali. However, due to the unfortunate motorbike accident my daughter in law met with, we were not able to see as much of Bali as we would have otherwise. However, its the best bonding time we had with my son and daughter in law.    My son had booked a villa for us. In the evenings the receptionist…

     
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  • Changua

    April 4, 2018mayurisjikoni

    MEGA BLOGGING MARATHON – APRIL 2018 #87TH BLOGGING MARATHON THEME: EXPLORE THE FLAVORS – INTERNATIONAL BREAKFAST DAY 3 “Breakfast like a King, Lunch like a Prince and Dine like a Pauper” We are once again going through water cuts…you read right not power cuts but water cuts. We’re in the 21st Century and basic amenities like water, power and garbage collection are missing in the second largest city of Kenya. Its a shame! We live in what’s suppose to be the upmarket area on the island and we’ve not had piped water ever since my hubby’s family opted to live in this area. We heavily depend on the borehole which is not enough for 240 apartments. Now I have to get up early and race…

     
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  • 705. Huevos Rancheros (Mexican Style Breakfast)

    September 26, 2017mayurisjikoni

    MEGA BLOGGING MARATHON -SEPT 2017   #80TH BLOGGING MARATHON   THEME: PROTEIN RICH DISHES DAY:22 As I was going through my files, I came across this recipe in the draft. I had completely forgotten about it. I had prepared this delicious and filling breakfast dish for the Blogging Marathon theme Breakfast for the month of August which I had to back out of as I got too busy with guests. It was during one of my visits to Jean Talon market in Montreal that I came across a stall that had made fresh corn tortillas. These were made with white corn and not the usual yellow corn. I bought a packet as I had planned to make Huevos Rancheros. Oh well, perhaps this recipe was…

     
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  • 703. Phyllo Cup Salad

    September 23, 2017mayurisjikoni

    MEGA BLOGGING MARATHON -SEPT 2017   #80TH BLOGGING MARATHON   THEME: PROTEIN RICH DISHES DAY:20    Do you ever feel that you don’t want to socialize at all? I don’t mean the internet or media kind of socializing but actually going out there and meeting people? Do you feel going out when you know you’re going to meet a certain group of people that you’re comfortable with rather than one that you’re not comfortable with? Confused??? Well, I know I should be putting on my saris and going out for garbas to my community hall but I just don’t feel like going. My hubby thinks that I’m still missing my family and that’s why I don’t go. If its my Lions Club meeting I want to go.…

     
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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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  • 678. Breakfast Tarts

    August 14, 2017mayurisjikoni

    An Arty City – Montreal Street Art or Graffiti though mostly not legal in many countries, is art that is much appreciated by all. Its visual art created in public locations or places. Usually found on walls of buildings, sides of the highways, streets etc, usually in places where passers by can see it. It started as a form or way of expressing views on different matters to the public in general. Initially most artists used spray cans but today other medias are used like mosaic, stencil art, LED art, stickers, Lock ons (sculptures are attached to public furniture), wheat pasting used to make collages and papier mache. When you walk around Montreal City you will notice some sort of creativity be it paintings on…

     
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  • 676. Green Apple and Spring Onion Chutney

    July 28, 2017mayurisjikoni

    It’s different    For the month of July, The Shhh Cooking Secretly group decided on #Chutneys as the theme. The chutneys I’ve seen so far by the participants are so varied. But then why not as many regions of India have their own chutneys to boast about. We make them from herbs, dals, vegetables, fruits, dairy products, basically anything. I remember my grandmother would not allow us to throw away the peel of cucumber. She would instruct me how to make that into a chutney. Back then we didn’t have any fancy electrical gadgets. She would make me pound the cucumber peels, coriander, ginger and chilli using a mortar and pestle. And a delicious chutney would be ready in no time to dip our bhajias into…

     
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  • 675. Instant Pot Corn Potato Cheddar Soup

    July 24, 2017mayurisjikoni

    Amazing Gadgets     Whenever I’m at my son’s place in Montreal, the first few days go into cleaning his place. Out of all my three kids he’s probably the one with the most gadgets. Home cleaning becomes an easier task and love that our clothes do not have that awful damp smell. The wonders of a clothes dryer. His kitchen too is equipped with some of the best and powerful appliances. Every visit and we add a new gadget.      This time round I was appalled at the state of our very useful pressure cooker. The bottom no longer sits well on the hob and I just don’t want to get you into the colour of the poor pressure cooker. So I insisted that…

     
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  • 664. Fusion Veggie Taquitos

    June 29, 2017mayurisjikoni

    A Fusion Recipe Its the end of the month and that means its time to post a Shhh Cooking Secretly Group recipe. What is this group about? The initiator of the group is Priya Suresh a blogger at Priya’s Versatile Recipes. Every month members are paired up and then they give each other two secret ingredients based on the theme. We prepare the dish and post just the photo so other members can guess the secret ingredients. At the end of the month we post  our recipes and the secret ingredients each got are out! This month my partner was a new comer to the group, but I’ve known her for a while. She’s a young blogger with recipes on her blog that are little different…

     
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