• Stir Fried Vegetables with Orange Sauce

    October 15, 2018mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIEMONDAY/BLOGHOP THEME: #166 STIR FRY Stir fries are one of the easiest meals to make. Stir fry literally means cooking tender vegetables or meat,  blanched vegetables, or boiled vegetables and meat in a small quantity of oil over high heat. This results in the vegetables becoming a bit crunchy and most of the nutrients is preserved. While some vegetables are easy to stir fry some need to be blanched for a while. What is blanching? Blanching is a cooking method where vegetables or fruits are added to boiling water, allowed to cook for a short time, removed from the hot water and immediately dipped in ice cold water. The way one cuts or chops the vegetables also makes a difference. Certain fish, prawns, shrimps…

     
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  • 714. Callaloo Fried Rice (Amaranth Fried Rice)

    October 9, 2017mayurisjikoni

    Healthy Greens “I believe that the only true religion consists of having a good heart”. By Dalai Lama A friend sent me this on WhatsApp and it got me thinking.  All religions basically want you to be good, forgiving, compassionate, loving, humble. If one follows some of this principals then that equates to a good heart. However, in reality we all are human beings and falter somewhere or the other. We all want to be the best or good. Achieving this goodness is difficult. It does not come to you automatically. One has to really work hard at it, be mindful and practice being good. Yes, practice. Practice not to do harmful things. Practice not to say hurtful words. Practice not to get angry. Practice…

     
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  • 699.Beans and Veggie Pot Pies

    September 19, 2017mayurisjikoni

    MEGA BLOGGING MARATHON -SEPT 2017   #80TH BLOGGING MARATHON   THEME: PROTEIN RICH DISHES/LENTILS DAY:16 Last Sunday I met up with my best friend to catch up on events, thoughts, basically everything. She had gone on a cruise to Norway and I had loads to tell her about my dad’s stay in Montreal and our visit to Niagara Falls. She runs a kindergarten and though I retired from teaching nearly 10 years ago, we still have a passionate common topic and that it young kids. New academic year so there are bound to be kids who will cry their lungs out before they settle in. Usually every new term with new kids and she says that it doesn’t take a toll on her when kids cry…

     
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  • 687. Nectarine and French Bean Quinoa Salad

    September 7, 2017mayurisjikoni

    MEGA BLOGGING MARATHON -SEPT 2017 #80TH BLOGGING MARATHON THEME: PROTEIN RICH DISHES DAY:6    Shopping at the Jean Talon and Atwater markets in Montreal is a foodies paradise. The bright, vibrant and fresh colors of the vegetables and fruits tempt the shoppers to overspend. I certainly go crazy when I visit the Jean Talon market which is about 30-40 minutes walk away from my son’s home. For hubby and me its like a child going to the fun fair. We visit all the stalls, breathe in the sweet smell, feast our eyes on the produces sold, gorge on a delicious buckwheat crepe, shop and walk back. Its during one of our trips to the market that I came across a punnet of baby tomatoes. It…

     
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  • 120. fansi or posho shaak

    July 18, 2012mayurisjikoni

    simple, tasty and healthy   Posho, fansi or french beans. These long green beans are very healthy. Rich in dietary fiber, vitamins A, B and C. Tender  beans are rich in folate. It is also rich in minerals like potassium, magnesium, manganese, calcium and many others. Commonly called posho by the vgetable sellers in Kenya and fansi in India. When I first went to India, I made the mistake of asking for posho and the poor guy could not understand what I wanted. I had to rummage through his baskets and bags to find what I wanted. Fished out a bag of posho and he smiled from ear to ear and announced ‘oh you wanted fansi ‘ in gujarati. Now’s the right time to try out…

     
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  • 96. strawberry green bean salad

    June 19, 2012mayurisjikoni

    absolute luxury Special Theme:Redo Old Posts BM#78 Week 4 Day 2    What is a salad? A salad is a cold dish of raw or cooked vegetables mixed with meat, fish, fruits and served with a dressing. The dressing can vary from a simple drizzle of lemon juice over the salad to more flavourful ones. Dressings can be creamy or light watery type. I remember when I was growing up salad meant a mixture of tomato, carrot, lettuce, cucumber and not else. Sometimes radish were added. A sprinkle of salt and a bit of pepper and salad was served in this manner for every meal.            Its when I was browsing through Tarla Dalal cook books and a Hamlyn published cookbook that…

     
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