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  • 23. Bruschetta

    March 11, 2012mayurisjikoni
     

      A quick tangy starter Bruschetta(pronounced as brusketta) is an easy and popular italian starter. It has acquired local flavours like addition of chillis, soya sauce and a variety of herbs. Some serve bruschetta on semi soft toasted bread, soft bread or crispy bread. Personally, I prefer crispy crunchy bread. Add the chopped vegetables onto…

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  • 22.baked broccoli

    March 10, 2012mayurisjikoni
     

      a baked delight   Baked cauliflower is a popular dish, but have you tried baked broccoli? Broccoli contains twice the  amount of Vitamin C compared to an orange. It is a rich source of folic acid, calcium, potassium. Rich in selenium, a mineral that has found to have anti cancer and anti viral properties.…

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  • 21. cool, refreshing meal

    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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  • 19. 5 in one pasta sauce

    February 1, 2012mayurisjikoni
     

      sauces make all the difference Penne, tagliatelle, fettucine, fusilli, conchigliette, penne, macaroni are just some of the common types of pastas available readily in the market. I still have to come across a family which does not relish pasta. Pasta has become a common dish world over. My family loves pasta,definitely not the overcooked…

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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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  • 16. 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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  • 15. 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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  • 14. 25th Anniversary celebration

    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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