• Mango Mousse

    June 26, 2012mayurisjikoni

    What is a Mousse? I love making mango mousse whenever mangoes are in season. So what is a mousse? A mousse can be sweet or savory. Its soft food whereby air bubbles gives it a light and airy texture or can be creamy and fluffy. It all depends on the ingredients used. While I’ve not tasted any savory mousse so far but enjoy the sweet ones. Basic Components of Mousse The Base – using fruit puree, chocolate, cheese, yogurt, meat or fish. The Binder – the binder can be whisked egg white, gelatin, agar agar or chia seeds. The Aerator – usually whipped cream or egg whites are used. The Flavoring – spices, herbs, extracts, seasoning, etc.   In the Past: I once tried out…

     
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  • Pasta with Spinach Sauce

    June 10, 2012mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIES_ REDOING OLD POSTS #30 Updated on 24/07/2020 I have so many old posts that need a new look. How many times I must have prepared this easy pasta with spinach sauce but did not remember to take better clicks. Eventually,  when I made it day before yesterday, remembered to take better photos. The recipe remains the same. By joining the  group The Foodies_Redoing Old Posts, I get the opportunity to redo old recipes. Memories Besides vaghareli rotli, my brother loves pasta. Ask him any time whether he will have pasta and he will not refuse. If made with cream, white sauce and loaded with cheese, all the more better. While I was visiting the family in UK, my brother asked me to make…

     
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  • Baked Broccoli

    March 10, 2012mayurisjikoni

    Baked Broccoli Baked cauliflower is a popular dish, but have you tried baked broccoli? I really don’t like steamed or boiled broccoli on its own. So the best way I like enjoying this vegetable is baking it with some sauce, cheese and sometimes adding other veggies like cauliflower, corn or mushrooms.Baked Broccoli makes a delightful dinner option, served with a salad on the side and home baked bread. Broccoli belongs to the cruciferous family i.e. in the same family as cauliflower, cabbage, mustard leaves, kale.   Health Benefits of Broccoli   Broccoli contains twice the  amount of Vitamin C compared to an orange. Rich in selenium, a mineral that has found to have anti cancer and anti viral properties. It is a rich source of…

     
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  • Rosemary, Garlic and Olive Focaccia

    January 13, 2012mayurisjikoni

    an easy peasy bread   Focaccia is an Italian olive oil bread. It is flat and can be of any shape – round, square, rectangle or as individual portions. The focaccia dough is much softer than normal bread dough. It has a cake like texture and doesn’t need to be kneaded as much as the normal bread dough. A variety of toppings or fillings can be used to make focaccia. The most important ingredient besides olive oil is herbs. During our visit to Italy we were fortunate enough to taste different varieties of focaccia. Some with toppings of mozzarella and tomatoes, some even with aubergine. First time bakers, go ahead and try your hands at this simple but scrumptious bread. photo courtesy Namrata Patel ROSEMARY,…

     
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