• 654. Gallo Pinto

    June 11, 2017mayurisjikoni

    Rice for Breakfast! Theme: Explore Latin American Cuisine BM #77 Week 2 Day 2 My exploration on the internet (what would we do with google?) took me to Costa Rica. As I mentioned in my previous post I had to restrict myself to ingredients that are available in Mombasa. What caught my eyes was an interesting breakfast dish that most Costa Ricans have and that is Gallo Pinto. It translates as ‘spotted rooster’. The mixture of cooked rice and cooked beans together gives the impression of a spotted rooster. It is believed that there is no one version that all the Costa Ricans enjoy. They all have their versions of the breakfast dish. all you need for this dish as the core ingredients are old…

     
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  • 596. Moroccan Vegetable Soup

    November 7, 2016mayurisjikoni

    Back to a normal diet After all the festivities… Navratri followed by Diwali, its time to avoid all the sweet stuff, the fired goodies and its time to get back to a normal, healthy diet. After the festivities and over indulgence ( I must admit I had quite a bit of chips with yogurt dip and fried wedges) our #FoodieMonday#Bloghop team decided that our #65theme should be #soups. I love soups, not so much the ready made ones but  the home made ones. Soups can be smooth and creamy, light and a bit watery or wholesome. I decided to prepare a wholesome soup, full of vegetables and lentils and with a hint of spiciness. You can literally make wholesome soups your meal. Just add the…

     
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  • 562. Homemade Veggie Pizza

    May 23, 2016mayurisjikoni

    Sunday is Pizza Day I’ve made pizzas when my kids were at home, when we’ve invited guests, to celebrate special occasions. Years back we didn’t get frozen pizzas, or ready made pizza base. There were not many places making pizzas back then, so the only option was to make them at home.Made them quite often but never ever thought of posting my pizza recipe. Actually don’t know why I haven’t done so till now. Well, as they say its never too late. I must thank my #FoodieMonday #Bloghop friends for choosing the 41st theme as #Pizzamania.         Normally on a Sunday hubby and I go to our favourite restaurant IL Covo to have either a pizza or lasagna. We usually land up with…

     
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  • 538. Crunchy Sweet Pepper and Cauliflower Bites

    February 8, 2016mayurisjikoni

    Thinking healthy For the January Shhh Cooking Secretly challenge, my partner Veena Krishna Kumar of Veg Nation challenged me to cook with bell pepper (sweet pepper) and poppy seeds. I nearly asked her change the bell pepper. No don’t get me wrong, bell peppers are so versatile that one can make anything with them. The only reason I wanted her to change it was because hubby dear is allergic to them. Well, he doesn’t break out into a rash or anything but feels that it upsets his stomach. But I love bell pepper, so thought that I really don’t have to make something that he will like or appreciate; some day it has to be my choice too. So I decided to work with the given…

     
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  • 444. Pasta stuffed sweet pepper

    October 18, 2014mayurisjikoni

    Me time!           Do you ever get some time in a month or a week just by yourself and no one else? No kids, no family, no hubby, etc etc? I do. Not saying that I don’t get my space with hubby dear around. He is my biggest supporter in whatever I want to do in life. But there are times we women need to be alone, with no one around. I get those days at least twice a month when hubby attends his medical meetings in the evening. For that evening I am free to cook what I like, which usually means something that he does not like and to watch any program or movie that I want. No one…

     
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  • 389.roasted pepper soup

    May 27, 2014mayurisjikoni

    a perfect winter soup      My son had bought 6 coloured peppers, forgetting that his dad does not like them. Hubby dear claims that even the sweet peppers make his tummy burn. Every evening my son would remind me to make something with the peppers before they get spoilt. With a few I made roasted sweet pepper pesto and with the rest I made some soup. For hubby dear I made mushroom soup. It was raining that day in Montreal, so hot soup was a treat to ward off the cold. The first spoon full went into his mouth and my son immediately commended that it’s an excellent soup for winter. I tried out this soup for the first time and had to blog…

     
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  • Momo soup

    March 7, 2013mayurisjikoni

    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. No fancy food was available there. Our first meal was momo soup.” What is momo?” I asked the cook. He brought out a bowl of soup and showed me the momos. I thought, is that all we get for food? However, once I got my veggie momo soup, I wanted some more. It was filling, warming to the heart on a cold chilly day and delicious. For nearly a whole week, momo soup was my dinner.   Momos basically resemble…

     
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  • 226. roasted sweet pepper pesto

    February 12, 2013mayurisjikoni

     a different kind of pesto  Most Italian restaurants serve a basket of bread before the starters and main dish. To cater for the Indian taste buds most restaurants  have chilli oil or chillis in olive oil served with the bread. For the not so chilli taste buds they serve a dip which I have been trying figure out what it contains. Not that its a big secret but most restaurants refuse to name the ingredients let alone hand out the recipe. The first time I had the dip at La Veranda in Mombasa, it tantalized my taste buds. Some would mislead us by saying oh there are too many things that are put together, one even mentioned corn. But finally I have figured out what…

     
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