Hello there! I’m Nandita and I am so happy to have you on my blog.
In 2005, I was back in Mumbai after a year of being a stay at home wife and Food TV addict in a small city in the US. I was working as a strategy planner in healthcare advertising. A passion for the written word since my school days and a love for cooking that started in my late 20s, both came together in my blog in 2006. It was a creative outlet and a sort of digital diary to record my cooking experiments. On the side, I was also freelancing as a writer.
Long hours and lack of work satisfaction prompted to me quit my job and focus on my freelance writing full time. This also led to me spending more time on pursuing my other two loves-cooking and blogging. I was always keen on learning more about nutrition, which we hardly spent any time on in our five and a half years of medical studies and internship. My time off gave me the opportunity to take an advanced course in nutrition.
Thirteen years hence, my blog has grown to be one of the best resources on healthy vegetarian recipes. My book The Everyday Healthy Vegetarian (Hachette, 2017) is all about quick and easy recipes for a healthy lifestyle, served with a lot of straightforward practical advice on healthy cooking. Read more about my book here. My fortnightly column for Mint Lounge called Double Tested kicked off in Aug 2018.
In addition to helping people pursue a healthy lifestyle via my blog, I also conduct workshops on healthy cooking (salads, breads, healthy baking etc.) for individuals, groups and corporates.
I live in Bangalore, the city in South India known for its bad traffic jams, good weather and great masala dose. Whether you are in Bangalore or anywhere else in India, do write to me for engaging my services.
WHAT YOU WILL FIND ON MY WEBSITE
If you are looking for healthy eating inspirations and making vegetarian food more exciting, you have reached the right place. On my blog, I serve up for you easy to cook vegetarian recipes that are good for you. You can also look up my Youtube channel for such easy cooking inspirations.
If you are overwhelmed with all the confusing health information circulating online, my medical education helps me break it down for you in simple terms while sticking to scientific facts.
I also love to share my travel stories, with an emphasis on where to eat good vegetarian food.
RAPID FIRE QUESTIONS
- My favourite series to binge watch – Downton Abbey
- My favourite food show – Masterchef Australia
- All time favourite comfort food – Dal and Rice
- Favourite Saturday evening drink – a smoky single malt
- The things I love to make – soaps, kombucha, sourdough bread (do I qualify for a hipster tag now?)
- The dish I love to make – salads
- Favourite place I have visited so far – Cotswolds
- My favourite outfit – cotton handloom sarees
- Super scared of- roller coasters, crazy adventure sports, horror movies, cockroaches, wasps (ever since I was stung by one)
- In love with: Hindustani classical music, indoor plants and freshly brewed coffee
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