A Chef at Heart and a Foodie by Default!
Growing up in a multicultural family has its pros and cons. But one thing that I learned from my family was sticking together! And what made us stick together through good times and bad, was food!
Yes, I belong to a family of fun-loving, hot-headed foodies!!
Every day, we shared one meal together as a family, without any ifs or buts. Whether there was a storm approaching or a date waiting outside the door, there was no way you could get away from that table!
But, to say the least, those table memories are the best. From tremendous laughter to overcoming our shortcomings, we all did it around the table!
This makes me a foodie by default, but where did the love for cooking come from?
Watching my grandmother cook palatable dishes from scratch, using the most basic of ingredients, was magical!
It’s safe to say that watching her cook instilled the love for cooking in me!
From a very young age, I worked as enthusiastically as a chef de partie whenever she held a feast! And as I grew older, she started giving me more responsibilities to hold in the kitchen, and called me her little sous chef!
My Goal in Life:
20 years forward, and I still inspire to become a cook like my Grandmother, and along the way, inspire others too. Especially my two little munchkins who are now 7 and 2!
My son, who is 7, makes the most amazing cookies, while my daughter, who is 2, loves to devour them!
So I think we are on the right track!
Inspiring others to cook and enjoy it as much as eating is where Foodiideas comes in! This platform has helped me inspire others to grow fonder of home-cooked, healthy meals!
At Foodiideas, I curate recipes that help make home chefs like you and me create magic, with whatever is available in the pantry!
I believe the only way you can make top-notch, quality food is by using fresh produce.
Other than sharing recipes and instilling the love for cooking and food alike, I also want to inspire others to eat healthy. Because a healthy mind and body should be our topmost priority.
For the past three years, I have been consciously making efforts for a healthy lifestyle, and I must say it has done wonders! From the better appearance, energized body to a peaceful soul, It has helped me attain it all!
That being said, a healthy lifestyle for me does not mean cutting down on important nutrients such as Carbs or Fat. I am an avid carb lover and have tried lengths to avoid them in the past. But it never was a solution!
I believe one should thoroughly enjoy all of God’s tasty produces, but with some calorie count and portion control. Hence, every recipe I curate for Foodiideas is made, keeping in mind a balanced diet and has all the macros mentioned underneath.
Over the years, I have hosted plenty of dinners and catered for a number of parties only to realize that food brings us all together, in a way nothing else ever can.
And these are life’s simple pleasures that I enjoy the most, alongside my cup of creamy coffee and fresh avocado toast!