• Pasta & Sweet Potato Salad

    July 2, 2023mayurisjikoni

    Recipe: Pasta & Sweet Potato Salad Pasta & Sweet Potato Salad is a different, delicious and filling kind of salad. What I like about this salad is that it can be served warm or cold. Additionally, one can add any other ingredients to make it more appealing and filling. Add a dressing of your choice, a light one or a creamy one.   Memories – Drought, A National Disaster 2016 did not bring enough rains to many parts of Kenya. Fast forward to 2017 and out of 47 counties 23 which are arid or semi arid parts of Kenya are facing drought. Rivers have dried up, animals and humans are dying without food. A National and International appeal has been sent out to help these…

     
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  • Githeri

    June 18, 2023mayurisjikoni

    Recipe: Githeri Githeri is a one pot traditional Kikuyu dish that is made from beans and white maize (corn). It is a delicious, easy to prepare, protein rich dish which can be enjoyed on its own, with Ugali or Kenyan Chapati. A Bit About Githeri Pronounced as guh theory, Githeri is a typical Kikuyu dish. Both the beans and maize used can be fresh or dry. Nowadays some add curry powder, garlic and other spices. Traditionally, both are boiled in water till well done and the water has evaporated. Add salt and oil or fat just before serving. Here, my reference to the maize is the white variety and not sweet corn. Originally from Central Kenya, it is now a popular dish all over Kenya.…

     
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  • Apple Cucumber Salad

    June 16, 2023mayurisjikoni

    Apple Cucumber Salad Apple Cucumber Salad, the name in a way doesn’t include all the other ingredients. However, I had to shorten the title. But yes, the main ingredients for this salad are apple, cucumber and onion. The rest are what I add depending what is available in my fridge. Apple Cucumber Salad is so easy to put together. It is a healthy, filling and crunchy salad. Several times I’ve made big batches of this salad for pizza parties, potlucks, picnics, etc.  The orange vinaigrette adds a deliciously sweetish fruity taste to the salad. Whenever I have to make a larger quantity, I chop the salad ingredients a day before except for the apple. As apple turns brown I prefer to chop it when required.…

     
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  • Parsley Walnut Pesto

    June 11, 2023mayurisjikoni

    Recipe: Parsley Walnut Pesto Parsley Walnut Pesto is different from the traditional basil and pine nut pesto.  With a bit of peppery and earthy taste from the parsley, slight tang from the walnuts, this pesto is a pleasant change especially during winter time. Basil tends to disappear or is too expensive during winter. Parsley makes a good substitute. And most of us have walnuts in our fridge or pantry. What Is Pesto? Pesto is a green sauce typically made from fresh basil, garlic, pine nuts, olive oil and hard cheese like parmesan. Originating from Genoa, traditionally it is crushed in a mortar using a pestle. However, modern times make use of food processors, blenders, choppers, etc. Some Pesto Recipes On My Blog Coriander Mint &…

     
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  • Apple Carrot Salad

    May 28, 2023mayurisjikoni

    Apple Carrot Salad Apple Carrot Salad is a delicious, crunchy, tangy and refreshing salad that is perfect as a light lunch option or as a side dish. With homemade lemon vinaigrette, this is my go to salad for picnics and potlucks. An easy salad which does not require too many ingredients. While one can easily grate both the apple and carrot to make the whole process of preparing the salad faster, I find that if I am making it for picnics, potluck or cookouts, after a while the salad goes limp and too watery. If we are going to enjoy the salad straight away then I grate both. Homemade Lemon Vinaigrette adds a tangy, refreshing flavour to the salad. However, if you want to prepare…

     
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  • Potato Bread

    May 26, 2023mayurisjikoni

    Potato Bread Potato Bread is a white, soft and fluffy homemade bread. Leftover mashed potato is added to the dough. To make it more flavourful, I have added fresh rosemary and cheddar cheese. This bread makes a lovely sandwich bread. Memories Sometime back I had baked, (well actually some years ago..) an Irish Freckle Bread whereby potato is added to the dough. That bread was really soft and delish. So next on the list was to bake a savoury version. The first time I made the bread, I landed up with a very sticky dough and because of the extremely hot weather in Mombasa, the dough over fermented resulting a dough that I just couldn’t handle. Added some more flour, and then baked them as…

     
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  • Tropical Pasta Salad

    May 21, 2023mayurisjikoni

    Tropical Pasta Salad Tropical Pasta Salad is a colourful, refreshing, filling and different. The stars of this delicious salad besides the pasta are ripe mango, avocado and fresh pineapple. Easy to put together, this tropical pasta salad is perfect as a summer time light meal, for potluck parties and for picnics. Tastes really good with  Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing. However, add any dressing you like.   Sharing This Recipe With Sunday Funday Group I like how this group members come up with different themes every Sunday. For this Sunday, Sue suggested we make a salad using pasta or noodles. Perfect theme as for the past few days the temperatures have soared to 18°C -20°C. Ideal weather for picnics and light lunches. Let’s Check What Kind…

     
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  • Pineapple & Banana Sorbet

    May 5, 2023mayurisjikoni

    Pineapple & Banana Sorbet Pineapple & Banana Sorbet is the easiest, most flavourful, cooling, guilt free summer treat. With no refined sugar used, enjoy this sorbet to your heart’s content. Since I had maple syrup at hand, I used added it to the sorbet. Therefore, this sorbet is vegan.   Over Ripe Bananas Hot weather means that bananas tend to ripen faster. Instead of throwing the over ripe bananas, I chop them up and freeze them for later use. Sometimes I’ll use them for the following recipes: So many options, so please don’t bin those over ripe bananas.   Pineapple & Me I love pineapple and can eat bowlfuls of it. Unfortunately, hubby is not a big fan of enjoying pineapple on its own like…

     
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  • Carrot & Apple Bread

    April 30, 2023mayurisjikoni

    Recipe: Carrot & Apple Bread Carrot & Apple Bread is a quick bread full of raisins, nuts and seeds. Using wheat flour, jaggery powder or brown sugar this nutritious bread is enjoyed both as  breakfast or dessert. We enjoyed it as a dessert with some hot custard poured over it. Though this bread can be quite dense because of all the added ingredients, trust me it is so moist and soft too.  Put a slice in your or your kid’s lunch box. Take it for picnics.   Sharing This Recipe With Sunday Funday Sunday Funday is a really fun group. Each week members come up with different themes and we make a dish accordingly. This week Wendy suggested we share any recipe where we’ve used…

     
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  • Breakfast Tarts

    April 23, 2023mayurisjikoni

    Recipe: Breakfast Tarts These Breakfast Tarts are prepared from puff pastry with a bit of vegetables and egg. A delicious savoury breakfast idea, you can add vegetables of your choice. Can also add bacon, sliced sausages, your choice of cheese, etc. I have chosen to use spring vegetables, fruit and herbs – baby spinach, fresh basil, mushrooms, bell pepper and baby tomatoes. An Arty City – Montreal Street Art, Murals and Graffiti are very much popular in most parts of the world.  When you walk around Montreal City you will notice some sort of creativity be it paintings on building walls, meaningful graffiti, different shaped benches, small gardens with blooming flowers, shop windows dressed to attract anyone, or even small balconies of apartments. People in…

     
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