Ode2Food is dedicated to highlighting the diversity of vegetarian cooking by creating recipes that squash (pun not intended) the stereotypes associated with going meatless.
Being vegetarian does not just revolve around the three overused ingredients (soy, mushrooms and nuts) or fake meat. Vegetarian food is not about imitation meals. It can be wholesome, healthy and tasty just on its own.
My comfort also lies in Indian cooking. Born and raised in southern India, my life there built my passion for food from a very early age. Home cooking is an integral part of the Indian experience, and in general, food plays an important role culturally and socially. Depending on the state, the ingredients, combinations of spices and herbs, and technique of cooking all vary vastly. I will introduce you to the vast variety of Indian food beyond ‘curry’, hoping you get a peek into a world of spices and herbs along with a variety of vegetables that are often under explored in the west.
As I create dishes whether Indian or International, they will be flavors and recipes that stay authentic to my roots. So please join me in this creative experience and share your feedback. I look forward to hearing about your mouth-watering experiences.
On a side note, animal welfare and promotion of adoption is my other passion. We have two kitties; our gentle love bug Sushila and our rambunctious brave Deacon.