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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…

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  • Crunchy Apple Salad

    February 4, 2012mayurisjikoni
     

      An apple a day keeps the doctor away so they say. However, I don’t want to keep my doctor away so I don’t eat an apple a day.  There are a variety of apples available throughout the year. Apples are a rich source of dietary fibre, potassium and flavonoids which help to inhibit the…

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  • 20. pav bhaji

    February 2, 2012mayurisjikoni
     

      a humble but nutritious meal Pav bhaji is a very popular street food of India. In marathi pav means bread and bhaji means a potato based curry. Pav bhaji was a quick but light meal eaten by most mill workers in Mumbai. Most people visiting India do not leave the shores without having tasted…

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  • 18. khatta moong/ sour green gram curry

    January 30, 2012mayurisjikoni
     

      Packed with protein  Like other legumes, green lentils or moong are low in fat and high in protein and fiber, and have the added advantage of cooking quickly. Moong have a mild, often earthy flavor, and they’re best if cooked with assertive flavorings. Lentils cook more slowly if they’re combined with salt or acidic ingredients,…

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  • 17. Plum Salsa salad

    January 26, 2012mayurisjikoni
     

      Salsa or salad, you decide!    Plums, the dark red Santa Rosa variety are once again in season in Kenya. Compared to the ones I have eaten in UK, these plums are very juicy and sweet and a bit tart at the same time. The skin also tastes a bit tart. One of my…

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  • lettuce cups/wraps

    January 25, 2012mayurisjikoni
     

      goodness in  crunchy packets   Fresh, crunchy, sweet, just enough saltiness, tangy, a wee bit chilli, aromatic. Wondering if I am practising my adjectives? Well, you would too if you had these delicious lettuce cups. I first had this delicious treat when my kaki made them at her home. Since then I’ve had them…

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  • mexican salad

    January 23, 2012mayurisjikoni
     

      a meal on its own Writing about the virtues of a salad is just not enough. You have got to make it and serve it to believe it. Besides providing you with all the healthy nutrients, its a tummy filler, so you eat less of the main meal, its a perfect light meal on…

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  • Plum Tart

    January 23, 2012mayurisjikoni
     

      The distance between Palatka and Mombasa cannot be travelled in a day. So Arti and Kamaleshkumar, though we missed the surprise party, we too celebrated your 25th anniversary in our own style. A special treat for a special occasion….. plum tart. We had it with a generous dollop of vanilla ice cream. Warm tart…

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  • Masala Poori/Tikhi Puri

    January 17, 2012mayurisjikoni
     

      a spicy brunch treat Special Theme: Redo Old Posts BM#78 Week 4 Day 3     Go to any typical Gujarati family for breakfast on weekends and masala puri or tikhi puri with sugary masala tea will surely be served to you. The younger Gujaratis usually do not make them that often as they prefer…

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  • Avocado Beetroot Salad

    January 15, 2012mayurisjikoni
     

      green and red, a wonderful combination      Kenya is well known for its wonderful avocados. Soft, buttery emerald green fruits packed with vitamins E and  B, mono saturated fat and rich in potassium. In India avocado is sold as butter fruit. When I was living in Bangalore, during my first visit to the…

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