• Roasted Pumpkin & Salsa Soup

    February 7, 2014mayurisjikoni

    RECIPE: ROASTED PUMPKIN & SALSA SOUP Roasted Pumpkin & Salsa Soup Did you know that roasted pumpkin is so flavorful? I find its easier to roast the pumpkin slices as its not only more tastier but its easy to peel the pumpkin. Luckily, supermarkets here sell small portions of pumpkin which is so much easier to use up and handle. Roasted Pumpkin & Salsa Soup is a filling, delicious and healthy soup.  Warm and comforting during the cold season. The first time I made pumpkin soup, it was so plain that though hubby didn’t complain, I could make out that he was not enjoying it all. He suggested that I add something tangy to balance the slight sweetness. Hence, the idea of serving pumpkin soup…

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  • Spinach and Baby Corn Soup

    June 5, 2013mayurisjikoni

    Have you ever jotted down recipes from a book, magazine, internet, etc thinking that you will make it like yesterday and never got down to it? I have and not just a few recipes, but loads of them which tend to disappear among the many pages of my recipe book or are used as book markers. Jotting down the recipes is not a bad thing you might think, but what if you have not noted down the method? While going through the recipe, I had not noted down the method, thinking that oh I know how its done and I am going to make it soon. The method may remain fresh in you head for a few days but not years! One such recipe is…

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  • Corn & Mushroom Soup

    May 22, 2013mayurisjikoni

    Event: Foodies_Redoing Old Posts Recipe: Corn & Mushroom Soup Corn & Mushroom Soup is a flavourful, filling, vegan,easy to make and versatile soup. Add noodles, tofu, vegetables of your choice and you have a new soup in a jiffy. Memories Yesterday as I sat down at my bedroom window to type out this post, the internet suddenly disappeared. Looked up and saw thick black smoke coming out from a building in the distance. Hubby and I couldn’t pin point exactly which building was on fire. Our mobiles started pinging… messages pouring in that the building housing Africaonline was on fire. Africaonline is an internet provider. No wonder the internet went off. We were praying that no one is injured or worse. Mombasa Fire Brigade don’t…

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  • 265.Leek potato soup

    May 14, 2013mayurisjikoni

    It’s raining The rains are here and though it never actually becomes very cold in Mombasa, my relatives in Nairobi are complaining about the cold. Rainy season means cold weather, flus, coughs etc. What better way to feel warm than to have a nice hot soup. Leeks are at their best at the moment, very crunchy and tender. I decided to make some leek and potato soup. It has been eons since I had some leek and potato soup. Thought I better make it before I actually forget how it tastes. Simple to make, nutritious and I gave it a wee bit of an indian touch to it. So all those who are feeling cold, get into the kitchen and make some hot soup. On…

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  • Momo soup

    March 7, 2013mayurisjikoni

    RECIPE: MOMO SOUP Momo Soup is a healthy, filling and hearty meal. Momos are added to a vegetable loaded soup. A traditional Nepali dish, I’ve replaced the meat filling in the momos with finely chopped vegetables. Memories Our visit to Nepal many years ago was a memorable one. I loved the country and the people were very friendly. Though we had gone there in the month of April, it was freezing cold. The place we stayed at, had a very small basic kitchen.Therefore, no fancy dishes. But they served a huge bowlful of piping hot momo soup. What is Momo? Till my visit to Nepal, had no even heard of momo! Our first meal was momo soup.” What is momo?” I asked the cook. He…

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  • 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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  • 150. spinach zucchini soup

    August 16, 2012mayurisjikoni

    healthy option Zucchini, baby marrow or courgettes can be cooked, eaten raw, baked, stir fried or pureed. I previously had tried just zucchini soup and it didn’t turn out that great. The end result was a pale colour soup and hardly any taste. However, next time round added a few more ingredients to make the colour and taste more appealing. The soup turned out just fine. What really beckons us to eat something besides the aroma is the colour. The eyes love what it sees and sends hunger signals to the brain. Anyway hope you like this recipe. SPINACH ZUCCHINI SOUP 4 servings 2 cups of chopped zucchini 2 cups chopped spinach ½ cup cubed potato ½ cup finely chopped  fresh coriander 2 tbsps olive…

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  • Broccoli Coconut Soup

    June 24, 2012mayurisjikoni

    Broccoli Coconut Soup Broccoli Coconut Soup is a homemade, creamy, vegan, gluten free, healthy and filling soup. Easy to make, chopped almonds add a crunch to this delicious soup. Weather in Mombasa A bit of a drizzle and most of us in Mombasa presume that the cold season has begun. Its time to have hot bhajias, hot soup, any hot comfort food. On a serious note it never gets that cold in Mombasa to have those kind of urges. That does not mean we do not make soups and bhajias(fritters). We just set the air conditioner on a lower setting to feel cold! Rainy season brings on some flooding in some parts of Kenya. Rivers overflow, villages get destructed, roads and bridges get washed off. In…

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  • Vegetarian Mushroom Soup

    June 15, 2012mayurisjikoni

    Recipe: Vegetarian Mushroom Soup Vegetarian Mushroom Soup is wholesome, healthy, creamy and so delicious. Makes a perfect meal during the cold season. I enjoy homemade soups accompanied with some salad and bread as a light meal. Many restaurants serve mushroom soup that has been made in a non vegetarian stock. Packet soups contain too much cornstarch, artificial flavours and additives. Therefore I prefer to make my favourite soup at home.   Memories 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…

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  • Mum’s Vegetable Soup

    June 8, 2012mayurisjikoni

    A Very Simple Vegetable Soup Mum’s Vegetable Soup is an easy to make soup without any oil, dried herbs, or spices besides pepper powder. Its one of the healthiest, nutritious and comforting soups that I enjoy. All you need are fresh vegetables like peas, potato, cauliflower, carrot, tomato, French beans and fresh corn if available. Why is it called Mum’s Vegetable Soup My mum didn’t know how to cook any other cuisine bedsides the Gujarati one. However some of her simple attempts at something different were definitely her own style like her pasta dish or her peas and egg pulao. One such preparation was the simple vegetable soup. The Nairobi Agricultural Show was a big event for our family. We would have a stall at the…

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