• 395. roasted eggplant dip

    June 4, 2014mayurisjikoni

    can’t believe an eggplant can taste so delicious   Come Saturday and its time to go to our studio apartment on the beach. I don’t want to spend time cooking in the studio so I prepare beforehand dinner for Saturday and Sunday. Hubby and I love to spend the evening chatting, watching telly or sitting…

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  • 394.apple cinnamon ice cream

    June 2, 2014mayurisjikoni

    a cool treat   I made this ice cream last year at my son’s place using his ice cream maker. It was a welcome treat at that time as it was pretty hot in Montreal. Montreal summers can get hot and humid. I am waiting to buy some fresh cream to make it again to…

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  • 391. frozen blueberry ice cream

    May 29, 2014mayurisjikoni

    My first experience with an ice cream maker My first visit to Canada last year was full of excitement and my son tried to make it special in every respect. He froze loads of blueberries for us as it would have been out of season by the time we reached there. I was obviously excited…

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  • 385. kaju barfi

    May 21, 2014mayurisjikoni

    jet lag 🙁   Travelling between different time zones and that too in the easterly direction is no laughing matter for me. My body wants to sleep when the rest of this part of the world is up and about and lacks sleep when they are resting. In medical terms its known as desynchronosis but…

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  • 376. stir fry vegetables with noodles

    February 25, 2014mayurisjikoni

    crunchy and healthy It has been a long time since I have made stir fried vegetables at home. It was a common request by my father in law to make some of it along with fried rice and spring rolls. A visit to one of the greengrocers in Nairobi for just strawberries and I nearly…

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  • 375. Eggless chocolate crepes with strawberries- SFC #5

    February 24, 2014mayurisjikoni

    evil temptation Whenever I would make my signature dish, vegetable crepes, I had to make extra crepes(pronounced as cr+ape) so that the kids could have some dessert too. They loved to spread jam or nutella over the crepes. The Sweet Fantasy Club (started by Preeti of Simply Tadka) challenge for the month of February was…

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  • 374.Chocolate barfi – SFC # 5

    February 22, 2014mayurisjikoni

    double treat The Sweet Fantasy Club’s # 5  challenge (started by Preeti of simply tadka) was chocolate barfi and eggless chocolate crepe with strawberries.The word barfi reminds me of Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra. Just can’t help it… loved the movie. Barfi (Murphy) and Jhilmil were just fantastic, innocent and reminded us that basic happiness and laughter…

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  • 354.Coffee cinnamon churros – SFC # 4

    January 22, 2014mayurisjikoni

    Finally had to use an icing bag!      Our Sweet Fantasy Club #4 challenge for the dessert was churros. When I read the word, I thought, gosh never heard of churros.Research began on the internet. I asked my daughter if she had ever tasted them and she just went yummy and asked “when are…

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  • Tal and Mixed Nuts Ladoo

    January 21, 2014mayurisjikoni

    Uttarayan – a colourful festival The Sweet Fantasy Club’s number 4 challenge (started by Preeti of simply tadka) was til ladoos and churros. Til laddoos, very easy I thought. However, for Makar Sankranti or Uttarayan as Gujaratis call it, I usually make the mixture and let it set in a tray. So easy, as you…

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  • 350. Ginger coconut banoffee pies

    December 22, 2013mayurisjikoni

       tantalize your palate      Our Sweet Fantasy Club’s (SFC#3) international dessert challenge was a banoffee pie. SFC is a club started by Preeti of Simply Tadka. My husband claims that if I face these challenges every month with not just one but 2 sweet dishes, his diabetes is surely going to increase. On…

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