• Punjabi Vadiya Da Pulav/ Punjabi Vadiya

    August 5, 2018mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: RECIPE SWAP CHALLENGE THEME:RECIPE SWAP 2 Increasingly I find that people are not fulfilling their commitments, whether it be at home, at work, with families, friends , causes, groups, clubs, as citizens. People are becoming less mindful of what is expected from them. What is commitment? Commitment is the willingness to give up your time and energy to something that you believe in, or a promise or as a firm decision to do something. Its happening too often that people nowadays  feel that’s it alright to not carry out the task, duty or promise. There are some unfulfilled commitments that do not necessarily stop your daily routine for example when the iron man or presswala does not deliver pressed clothes on time, but image…

     
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  • Bread Rolls

    May 28, 2018mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIEMONDAY/BLOGHOP  THEME:146TH BREAD RECIPES Breads have become such an important part of our daily diet, be it for breakfast with some butter, jam, eggs, as a sandwich for lunch, with our soups and sometimes some curries. As a snack we enjoy freshly baked rolls, buns, or snacks made out of bread. Bread is a versatile food. There have been several controversies out there indicating that bread is bad for health. I guess its only bad if you’re overeating. A couple of slices is fine. Today’s theme chosen by Kriti who blogs at Krispy Kadhai, is bread. Sometimes I like how members think. So Priya asked as to whether we have to bake a bread or make anything using bread? So that opened up a…

     
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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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  • 643.Mum’s Matar Kachori (Gujarati Peas Kachori)

    May 12, 2017mayurisjikoni

    Mum’s love is never ending People say that time heals the wound, the pain. But it really doesn’t. One is never too old to need a mum. We all go on with our lives but not a single day goes by when I don’t remember my mum. Missed you tonnes when my children got married, miss you when its Mother’s Day, miss you when its your birthday, I don’t have the heart to call dad when its your wedding anniversary, miss you when I need some advise, basically miss you every moment. Remember how so proudly you’d bought a whole dinner set for me when I’d moved to my new home. Still use it everyday. I use and treasure your orange scarf that you had…

     
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  • 617.Tangy Creamy Potato Curry

    February 16, 2017mayurisjikoni

    GUEST NO.3 ON THE BLOG            My 3rd guest on the blog is my middle foi (fupi, paternal aunt) Manjulaben. I was really surprised when her daughter in law Heni said ‘mum’s going to send a recipe for your blog.’ When I heard that I was surprised because I thought the old generation would not really bother to measure the ingredients and do all the writing. Ok she got her daughter in law to write down the recipe as she narrated it to her. After the surprised moment, I was grinning from ear to ear because my foi or Manju aunty as we all call her is such a sport.            My memories about her…well when she…

     
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  • 604. Khamiri Green Peas Puri

    January 9, 2017mayurisjikoni

    2017 -BEGINNING WITH OBSTACLES    Just as the new year began, like everyone we prayed for a peaceful, trouble free and happy year. Well, happy we are as positive things in ours lives make us happy. However, the year hasn’t really begun too well for hubby and me. From the time we left India, we’re facing problems one after the other. First obstacle – I go to my bank in Mumbai to get one of my debit cards activated. Tried it out at an ATM and it worked. Then the tech savvy in charge of cards informs us that our cards have a raised limit. He tinkers on the computer and tells us all is well. We are happy and leave the bank. Next day…

     
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  • 566. Paneer Samosas

    June 6, 2016mayurisjikoni

    Ramadan Mubarak Mondays are appearing too fast. Barely blinked my eyes and Monday is at my doorstep. Imagine, nearly half of 2106 is getting over. For the 43rd #FoodieMonday #Bloghop, our theme was #Ramadan Special. What is Ramadan(Ramazan)? Ramadan is the ninth month of the Muslim calendar during which all devout Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset for the whole month. Observing fast during this month is considered one of the highest form of Islamic worship. Muslims believe that the holy text Quran was first revealed during the ninth month. Islam follow the lunar calendar, therefore fasting month each year varies. This time round its June -July. That means Muslims in some countries like Iceland, Germany, Norway, Sweden etc will be practically fasting for over…

     
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  • 522. baked Punjabi samosa

    September 30, 2015mayurisjikoni

    Family time I have been away from the blogging scene for nearly a month. I had gone to London for my nephew’s wedding. Weddings are fun but hard work also. It gave me the opportunity to meet up with my huge huge family. Since I stay far away, meeting up with them is a special treat, a special occasion. My eldest son and my daughter in law too came for the wedding. My daughter in law wore a sari for the first and carried it off so beautifully. It seemed like she has been wearing saris like forever! Its amazing how during the pre-wedding, wedding and after wedding celebrations food plays such an important role. We barely use to get breakfast out of the way…

     
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  • 489. vegetable poha

    March 30, 2015mayurisjikoni

    Generosity What is generosity? Its readiness or liberality in giving, kind, amplitude. Any charity organization in the world depends on the generosity of the people. People can be generous by donating money, providing service or being a part of the support. Providing service to the needy and less fortunate costs money. Recently my Club, Lions Club of Mombasa Bahari, held a fundraising event. The committee organized a dinner and dance event. Music was provided by our local band Mombasa Roots and Voyager Beach Hotel helped in organizing this event and providing the entertainment. I think the hardest part was selling the tickets. Its so difficult to convince people to buy the tickets for a charity event.The event went well and was supported by many well…

     
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