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  • tomato carrot soup

    January 11, 2012mayurisjikoni
     

      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 to suit the taste buds of…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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  • beetroot tomato juice

    January 2, 2012mayurisjikoni
     

      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 blood flow. No wonder,…

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  • beetroot orange salad

    January 2, 2012mayurisjikoni
     

      my first recipe on the blog    With much excitement and a little nervousness here’s my first recipe. Most people make new year resolutions and the most commonest one is to become healthy, get healthier or lose some weight. Whatever the resolution might be, I thought starting on a healthy note is befitting. This…

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  • A mission to accomplish

    January 1, 2012mayurisjikoni
     

      My name is Mayuri Patel. I was born and brought up in Kenya, East Africa. I live in the beautiful coastal town of Mombasa.I am happily married with 3 grown up kids or rather adults. I am a retired teacher. I try to keep my recipes as simple as possible. I have learnt how…

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