I love to cook. I was a latch key kid who grew up cooking. At first I was cooking out of necessity and from there it grew into a passion. I was so into experimenting in the kitchen, I’d pour through magazines cutting out new recipes to try, and then I would put them into my very own scrapbook style cookbook. My mom’s style of cooking was a huge influence on me. She never used recipes and is phenomenal at just putting the right flavors together. She is also from India, so I developed a taste for exotic foods early on. In fact many of the Indian recipes found here on my website are my mom’s recipes that I grew up with.
As a model in my teens and twenties, I used my job as a culinary adventure having the opportunity to experience vegetarian foods from around the world.
As a mom, eating at home was more convenient and affordable. So cooking meals that were both quick and healthy took precedence. When my children started going to school, I attended Le Cordon Bleu to follow my dreams of being a chef. Now I am thrilled to be able to combine my chef skills with my mommy skills in the kitchen!
Cooking is fun, and if it’s not, you aren’t doing it right!