I’d like to start off by thanking you for checking out my blog. No, seriously. You make me feel a little less redundant in this vast food-blog filled world.
I’m not a celebrity, a trained chef or a mom. I’m just a girl that loves to cook stuff.
You must be wondering, “If she’s just some random girl, then why do I care about this blog?”. Well, you see, I don’t actually have an answer for you. You should probably leave, and go to recipes.com instead.
Okay, okay, a little about me: I was raised in a vegetarian, Indian household in the Toronto suburbs. Growing up, I ate a lot of Indian food at home (which I hated back then), but my Mom also tried to branch out of that bubble to introduce my sister and I to different ethnic foods. She started incorporating Chinese, Italian, Middle Eastern, Mexican and other varieties of cuisines into our weekly dinners. Trying these new flavours definitely sparked my curiosity and love for food. I started cooking with my family before I was a teenager, and learned how to make these delicious meals, while also experimenting and creating new dishes. Some of my fondest memories as a kid were when we were all in the kitchen making something fun for dinner or preparing for big family get-togethers.
Luckily for me, growing up in such a multicultural city, foods from every part of the world were readily available. We regularly shopped at the Italian grocer down the street from our house, or bought an abundance of discounted produce at the Chinese supermarket a couple blocks away. School potlucks usually included Jamaican patties, Filipino lumpias, Trinidadian pholourie and Greek spanikopita. I may not have appreciated it when I was a kid, but I realize now that I grew up in a food lover’s paradise.
The purpose of this blog is to document and share the recipes I’m most proud of – Often they are vegetarian versions of popular ethnic dishes that are usually difficult to find veg options for. I’d love for more people to realize how easy it is to eat vegetarian food, and that it is much more than salads and stir fry.