Describe your culinary style.
My culinary style is very intuitive. Most days, I just head to the kitchen, pick out a few ingredients and get to work. Some other days I make elaborate plans. I love playing with flavors and textures to come up with something new, or to try and replicate a non vegan dish. I also like using whole foods, new grains, spices and ingredients. Being an Indian, of course I love Indian food with its infinite diversity from so many states and cities. The other thing that gets me into the kitchen is breads. Nothing can beat a Freshly baked bread.
For someone new to your blog, which recipe do you recommend they try first?
Try these Breakfast Tiramisu Pancakes or a savory Egg and Soy free Veggie and Greens Omelette.
Then try this Stuffed Naan Bread, with Cauliflower, Carrots and Kale.
Snack on these Banana Oat Quinoa Cashew Bars.
Then throw a Pizza party from any of my Easy and Intriguing Pizzas.
And if you like a good loaf of bread, then make this Pumpkin Wheat Sandwich Loaf.
What is the main source of inspiration for your recipes?
It is everything that I come across everyday. From recipes passed on from generations, food bloggers, new ingredients, new tastes and food magazines(no TV for me). I also get inspired to experiment more to see the smile on my husbands face when he tries out something new that I created and that he has never tasted before. Last year I was intrigued by the general disappointment in glutenfree bread options and set my sight on figuring them out. Glutenfree and vegan breads are not easy to bake up, but I managed to come up with some fantastic versions which got a thumbs up from many bloggers and that inspired me to continue to experiment with glutenfree bread baking.
If you could have one food while stranded on a desert island, what would it be?
I’d have to say chickpeas. There is nothing those cute little beans cannot do from breakfast, lunch, snack to dessert.
What is your ultimate guilty food pleasure?
This season, I cannot get enough of some good Dark Chocolate.
Yummly to me would be the ease of finding or deciding on a meal, the happiness of getting everything done and the satisfaction of being able to enjoy it with friends and family.