Creating anything from scratch is what makes me tick! Cooking has always been a passion for me especially after I had kids. What I love to do is to incorporate ideas from everywhere and sneak it into my daily recipes to create a new subtle undertone of refreshment. Since I am vegan I try my best to work on cooking creatively, at the same time respecting the organic fresh produce.
I also love visual arts – exploring Indian folk art forms like Warli, Madhubani, Saura, Gond, Jamini Roy style of art, Kalamkari, Patachitra… is what I do for a living.
I am very passionate about waste reduction and composting, this helps me work creatively with waste materials as well.
yup! that’s me!
History on my cooking journey :
Something my dad said to me once will remain etched in my memory. “From the moment you pluck a vegetable from the plant till its cooked, you should be visualizing the smile on your child’s face as he puts the first spoonful of it in his mouth.”
Sadguru says, our physical body is an outcome of the food we eat.
These are two things that made me realize that food prepared at home is way more than a mere chore. When love for our family is combined with respect and thankfulness to mother earth for blessing our homes with such goodness-filled produce, the purpose is achieved. What comes on the plate is automatically filled with positive energies. It is all about filling hearts before tummies!
My parents brought me up to be a gastronomic vegetarian. They were both excellent at not just cooking regular fare but also at trying out new recipes as they kept traveling all over India.
In the kitchen they are an ideal couple. Sometimes I secretly wish I shared such a bond with someone – anyone!
The two key things that they inculcated in me were to be clean and use ingredients to the optimum.
Over the last ten years I have additionally learnt also how to cook easily and practically and how to make a variety available for a whole days meals in shortest period of time.
A very close friend of mine insisted on me creating this blog because he and I share a bond over food, its a bond I cherish. I stay in India and he is abroad. So I am waiting ardently for the day the two of us can hit the kitchen and churn out a feast for our close friends and family!
In a conversation I said to him – “Cooking for me is a process of thanking the universe for such ingredients and putting something on the plate that makes the human body grow and develop.. Its magical… .” Till date he mentions this like its some quote. (Lol)
I herewith, plan to jot down all my easy to make recipes with some photos so that people who share with same bond as he and I can maybe benefit from it.
Looking forward to fill these pages…