• Watermelon and Halloumi Salad

    May 27, 2019mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIEMONDAY/BLOGHOP THEME: #197 GET IN SHAPE The #197th theme for FoodieMonday/Bloghop group, Get in Shape is nothing to do about us getting into shape with some healthy diet or workout. However, as Kalyani suggested, its all about presenting food in a geometrical fashion. Kalyani blogs at Sizzling Buds. Her blog is full of vegetarian recipes and many are vegan. Her endeavor to present world cuisine in a more healthier manner for her family is commendable. When the theme was suggested, I got excited. I would have loved to bake a bread or tart to really give due credit to this theme (you know the type where slices are arranged in concentric circle or even or semi circles on a square pie), but limited resources meant…

     
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  • Summer Salad

    May 6, 2019mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIEMONDAY/BLOGHOPTHEME: #194 SUMMER FRUIT FEST This week’s theme was suggested by Swaty who blogs at Food – Trails. Swaty’s blog is full of fun recipes from appetizers to desserts. I love her photography. Check out her blog for some exciting delicious recipes. When Swaty suggested using summer fruits to create a recipe, I was happy as I was in the right place to enjoy really colorful summer fruits – Thailand. You’ll find many fruit vendors on the streets selling cut ripe mangoes, cut raw mangoes, water melons, dragon fruits, other melons, pineapples, peeled pomelo, durian, rambutan, rose apple slices, papaya, guava, coconut and longan. A really colorful smoothie bowl would have been the ideal recipe for this theme, but I couldn’t make the smoothie as…

     
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  • Black Rice Salad

    June 18, 2018mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIEMONDAY/BLOGHOP THEME: #149 SALAD Now that all the Eid festivities are over, its time to get back to some healthy food. Though we don’t as per say celebrate Eid, we just can’t help gorging on the goodies that Muslim friends send home. Usually its sweet stuff and a taste here and a taste there and before you know it, sweets are eaten after lunch and dinner. I don’t know whether its just me or does it happen to all of you, let go off  a regular diet and meal plan for a couple of days and I feel like I’ve added a ton of weight! Today, I just had to tell my maid to take all the sweets (mithai).. no more temptation. I’m probably…

     
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  • Black Bean & Corn Salad with Avocado Dressing

    May 16, 2018mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FANTASTICAL FOOD FIGHT THEME: SALAD RECIPE : BLACK BEAN & CORN SALAD WITH AVOCADO DRESSING Black Bean And Corn Salad With Avocado Dressing is a healthy, tasty, filling salad with a creamy home made dressing. Can enjoy this hearty salad as a meal for lunch or dinner. Different textures and flavours makes this a fun salad.   FANTASTICAL FOOD FIGHT Fantastical Food Fight is a Facebook Group of food bloggers. The group initiator is Sarah Ellis. She comes up with monthly themes and we post our recipes on the indicated date and time. It is a fun group which allows me to explore so many different cuisines and ideas. Theme: Salads There was a time when I was sticking to soups and salads only…

     
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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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  • Phyllo Cup Salad

    September 23, 2017mayurisjikoni

    MEGA BLOGGING MARATHON -SEPT 2017 THEME: PROTEIN RICH DISHES RECIPE: PHYLLO CUP SALAD Phyllo Cup Salad is a fun and innovative way of serving an appetizer or starter. While, one can choose any filling of their choice, I have used mung bean sprouts, enoki mushrooms, spring onion and carrots as a salad filling. And as the dressing have used homemade Peanut Sauce. One can easily add cooked tofu, meat, seafood or other vegetables to make this delicious and fun salad. Mega Blogging Marathon This is a group where enthusiastic food bloggers have come together to prepare protein rich dishes in 30 days. I’ve opted to share vegetarian protein rich dishes. Today is Day 20th.  My star ingredients for the protein are sprouted mung or moong…

     
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  • 661. Pasta with Parsley Walnut Pesto

    June 25, 2017mayurisjikoni

    Ideal Workplace lunch Theme: Healthy Weekday Lunches BM#77 Week 4 Day 2 During my visits to Bangalore, I’ve prepared healthy and filling salads for my daughter to carry to work. She doesn’t like me adding fruit to the salad. The salads have to be filling and yet not too heavy. Pasta salad is one of the salads I prepare just not for her but also for myself. Hot days usually means salads for lunch. I pack the dressing separately so that the salad stays crispy and one can choose the amount of dressing they want to add to the salad. This parsley and walnut pesto tasted so amazing. Since it was a simple salad, the star is the pesto sauce. Initially I thought that the…

     
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  • Pesto Roasted Potato Salad

    April 30, 2017mayurisjikoni

     EVENT: SHHH COOKING SECRETLY THEME: SUMMER SALADS RECIPE : PESTO ROASTED POTATO SALAD Pesto Roasted Potato Salad is a hearty, filling, delicious salad, perfect for the summer season. Make it for picnics, BBQ parties or as a quick lunch option. A bit about the group: Members of this group give their partners two secret ingredients according to the theme decided and prepare a dish. Once the dish is ready we add the photo only and other members try and guess the secret ingredients. Towards the end of the month the secret is revealed when we share the recipe link. This month’s theme is SUMMER SALAD. My Partner My partner for this theme Shobana Vijay, blogs at Shoba’s Delight. Shobana gave me potato and any herbs.With…

     
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  • Salads 2

    April 17, 2017mayurisjikoni

    Healthy and filling Salads Salads don’t have to be boring. You can make a wholesome and filling meal by adding your choice of vegetables, fruits, nuts, rice, pasta, quinoa, bulgur wheat or whatever you like. The final combination should look colourful and appetizing. Here are a few salads you can make as a light meal for dinner or even as packed lunch. Just pack the dressing separately in a little jar or bottle.   Click on the salad names for the recipe In order from top left to right : Sweet Potato and Pasta Salad Peanut and Fruit Salad Rice Salad Mango and Curried Chickpea Salad In order from bottom left to right: Moroccan Couscous Salad Burrito Bowl Salad Cucumber and Orange Salad Mango Avocado…

     
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  • 627. Sweet Potato and Pasta Salad

    March 20, 2017mayurisjikoni

    Drought–A national disaster 2016 did not bring enough rains to many parts of Kenya. Fast forward to 2017 and out of 47 counties 23 which are arid or semi arid parts of Kenya are facing drought. Rivers have dried up, animals and humans are dying without food. A National and International appeal has been sent out to help these areas with food and water. NGOs, Charity organisations, Private companies all have sent out foodstuff, but that is not enough. If the long rains do not arrive by April, then many more will die without food. Nakumatt has put a huge box near its exit if anyone would wish to buy some foodstuff to be donated. Every time I pass the box its empty! People cannot…

     
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