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  • 11. Tal sankari

    January 15, 2012mayurisjikoni

    Makar Sankranti or Uttarayan Makar Sankranti or Uttarayan as its called in Gujarat is the only festival which follows the solar calendar and falls every year on 14th January. This festival is celebrated by many states of India for different reasons. Its the beginning of the harvest season, its the end of the inauspicious phase…

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  • 10. 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…

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  • 9. spinach masoor dal

    January 12, 2012mayurisjikoni

    wholesome dal     Whole masoor, flat lentils or puy lentils as they are called are packed with proteins, dietary fibres and Vitamin B1. The colours of these legumes or lentils range from yellow to orange red  to green, brown and black. They are used in making curries, soups and even salads. Today I will…

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  • 8. tomato carrot soup

    January 11, 2012mayurisjikoni

    an absolute healthy start to a meal I love tomatoes. Its such a versatile fruit and an important ingredient for most dishes whether it be curries or salads. My all time favourite is tomato soup. Ready made tomato soup whether in restaurants or from packets is a bit tangy. So I made a few amendments…

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  • 7. spicy cucumber and carrot salad

    January 11, 2012mayurisjikoni

    five vegetables a day     Ten servings of fruits and vegetables a day is what is recommended as a part of an ideal meal plan. That gets one thinking that if I am suppose to eat all those veggies and fruits then when do I eat the rest? The rest I mean the yummy…

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  • 6. shrikhand

    January 9, 2012mayurisjikoni

    just an indian sweet or a dessert? It seems Neel is missing home cooked food as he has been requesting me time and again to give him the exact recipe for shrikhand. Exact recipe, how is that possible?  I learnt how to make shrikhand from nunu, but I never bothered to ask her for the…

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  • 5. sabudana kheer

    January 5, 2012mayurisjikoni

    First Ekadashi for the Year 2012    Ekadashi is the eleventh day of the lunar month in the hindu calendar.Therefore Ekadashi comes twice a month. It is considered a spiritual day by most Hindus and devotees fast on Ekadashi. The fasting varies for individuals, some fast the whole day without water and food, some just…

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  • 4. vaghareli rotli

    January 4, 2012mayurisjikoni

    remembering my mum      My mum was a very good cook where traditional gujarati dishes were concerned. I can’t remember her ever wanting to try out the new western dishes like pizza, tacos, burgers etc. I think she left that to my kaki and me to try out during the weekends. I will at…

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  • 3.eggless mango coconut muffins

    January 3, 2012mayurisjikoni

    Sweet luscious mangoes   Its mango season in Kenya and most people just love to have them for breakfast,lunch and dessert. Its like anytime is mango time. Kenya grows some very good varieties of mangoes such as boribo, dodo, and apple mango to name a few. Most of these mangoes are grown in the coastal…

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  • 2. beetroot tomato juice

    January 2, 2012mayurisjikoni

    a tiny glass of health Fresh juices are most welcome when the sun is beating down on you and sweating zaps you of  your energy. Usually we all love juices that are the sweetest….. like passion juice, lemon juice,sugar cane juice. Very cooling but full of sugar. Beetroot helps to lower blood pressure and increase…

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