• 601.Oatmeal Banana Quick Bread

    December 29, 2016mayurisjikoni

    A satisfying beginning to the day    Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Breakfast is breaking a fast; a fast you undergo from the time you had dinner to the time you have breakfast. Importance of breakfast has been stressed by athletes, dietician, doctors, physical trainers. Breakfast provides the necessary fuel required for the brains and body after the overnight fast. Meals usually consumed for breakfast provide important nutrients like iron, calcium, B vitamins, proteins and fibers that are necessary to function during the day. A balanced meal of carbohydrates, proteins and minerals and vitamins is what most breakfast meals provide us with. Eating cereals, eggs, lean meat, fruits, vegetables, milk products take care of the required balance meal.    Eating a…

     
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  • 597.Colocasia Root(Taro root) Flatbread /Arbi ke Paranthe#BreadBakers

    November 8, 2016mayurisjikoni

    Colocasia Root(Taro root) Flatbread/Arbi ke Paranthe#BreadBakers When Karen Kerr of Karen’s Kitchen Stories set the November theme to use any root vegetable in our bake I thought “oh no just baked with potatoes last month!” What now?? Thought of carrots and couldn’t think beyond that. Thrice a week a vendor comes to our apartment complex to sell fruits and vegetables. He brings colocasia roots every time and I just tend to pass by them and pick up other vegetables. So this week, I actually stopped to buy the colocasia roots as now my mind had progressed from carrots to something different. By the way, if you want to learn how to use sourdough and make exotic and different kinds of breads then make sure you…

     
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  • 590. Spinach stuffed tomatoes

    September 26, 2016mayurisjikoni

    Enjoying the cold weather I am thoroughly enjoying the cold weather in Bangalore. Makes me feel more energetic. While my family is posting pictures of still hot summers in UK, hubby is saying that weather is getting hotter in Mombasa, Bangalore seems to be getting colder. We get the occasional showers and its pretty windy where we are living. Cold weather means cups and cups of hot drinks, mostly green or herbal tea or plain hot water.(can’t drink those in Mombasa!) I love sipping on mint tea. The ‘sabjiwala’ who comes thrice a week to our complex to sell vegetables and fruits has a policy of not giving small bunches of coriander and mint. I have to buy a fat bunch and land up using…

     
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  • 556.banana,mango and peanut butter smoothie bowl

    May 1, 2016mayurisjikoni

    Healthy start to the day Many of us cannot begin the day without breakfast, some don’t have breakfast at all and some just need their daily mug of coffee or tea to begin the day. I cannot skip breakfast especially when I am not fasting. I love to have bread and tea or cereal. However, I have recently got hubby dear to have oats instead of cereal as they say even though he has bran flakes, all cereals contain sugar. I prefer to have a nice thick smoothie. Whatever ingredients I use for his porridge mine go into the blender. My day begins with work in the kitchen before the water disappears, yoga and then after a cold shower, and my prayers I relax and…

     
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  • 384.blueberries and grapes smoothie

    May 15, 2014mayurisjikoni

    a cool breakfast Woke up a bit late after tossing and turning half the night as it was pretty humid. Suddenly it has become very hot in Montreal. After doing a bit of housework, it was time for breakfast. Didn’t want to have toast, cereal or anything hot. Out came the yogurt and fruit. Instead of having everything on its own I made a nice cool smoothie. Filling, cooling, satisfying and delicious. I love using Neel’s Gordan Ramsey 3 in one hand blender. Within seconds had the smoothie ready. Its a powerful blender. Try out  a smoothie with all sorts of fruit and yogurt. Blueberries contain anthocyanin antioxidants, are an excellent source of  manganese and Vitamin C. Low in fat, and are said to help…

     
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  • banana beetroot smoothie

    July 19, 2012mayurisjikoni

    updated : 01/08/2018 Smoothies are a rage all over the world. Smoothies for breakfast, smoothies for in between meals, smoothies for lunch, smoothies for desserts, the options are endless. What is actually a smoothie? Hadn’t even heard of the word smoothies when I was growing up. Smoothies are drinks that usually are pretty thick in consistency, are cold and very filling. Its like having a meal in a glass. What do you need to make smoothies? a) A liquid like water, milk, yogurt, juice b) fresh fruits or vegetables like spinach, beetroot, pumpkin, carrots to name a few c) sweetener can be sugar, honey, maple syrup, artificial sweeteners, stevia etc d) spices which is optional like cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg etc e) nuts or nut butters…

     
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  • 97. upma

    June 20, 2012mayurisjikoni

    healthy and nutritious    Upma is a south indian dish usually served as breakfast. Its made from semolina. Non south Indians serve upma anytime, be it for breakfast, lunch, dinner or as a snack. I usually make it either for brunch, as a snack or as a light meal. I prefer to use the coarse semolina as the fine one makes it into one gooey mass. In south India special semolina is available for upma. Its coarse and light brown in colour. Most places serve upma with just a few vegetables that you can actually count or none at all. I prefer to add more vegetables and for a bit of sour taste I add sour yogurt. Very healthy and a satisfying dish.  updated 19/02/2016…

     
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  • 45. aloo paratha

    May 12, 2012mayurisjikoni

    potatoes are kaka’s favourite    My kaka (uncle) loves potatoes, be it in the form of shaak, baked, fried, or as aloo parathas or bateta vada. As long as potatoes are the main ingredient. I don’t blame him. Potato is such a versatile vegetable that many dishes can be created from it. I know most of you know how to make aloo parathas or potato stuffed parathas. However, have you ever noticed how you either get left with some stuffing or the dough? After so many years of cooking experience, I still get left with a tablespoon or so of either. It sits in the fridge till one day it says hello to the dustbin. Not any more because I actually measured out all the…

     
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  • 13. masala (tikhi) puri

    January 17, 2012mayurisjikoni

    a spicy brunch treat Special Theme: Redo Old Posts BM#78 Week 4 Day 3     Go to any typical Gujarati family for breakfast on weekends and masala puri or tikhi puri with sugary masala tea will surely be served to you. The younger Gujaratis usually do not make them that often as they prefer to shy away from fried stuff, but they do relish them when someone else has made them. My Dad’s favourite…. anytime can be tikhi puri time. If bhabhi makes dosas for the rest of the family, my dad is happy with tikhi puri and a mug of tea. There are 2 versions of the tikhi puri you can make, the soft type or the slightly crunchy type. The soft type is…

     
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