Hi and welcome!!! I am Swetha, an Industrial Engineer by degree and a constant tinkerer by nature. I live in the Sunny Bay Area, California with my husband and 2 daughters. I am a Tamil Indian who came to the US in the year 2000 to pursue my Master’s degree, and have settled here since.
I started this website in November 2016 and have enjoyed working on it since.
Motivation for this blog:
Seven years ago, my dad died from diabetic complications. He loved good food, was a great cook and had an eye for culinary excellence. We miss him terribly.
His death made a deep impact on my relation with food. I really wanted to understand food and cut out the parts that does not contribute to good health. Goal #1 – Celebrate HEALTHY recipes!! These include many sugar free, high fiber, high nutrition etc recipes. I am a big fan of food science and nutrition. Some people may snooze at fiber values of buckwheat or iron content in amaranth, but not me!!
Goal #2 – UPGRADE recipes!! I love the idea of taking the old and blending with the new – hence the name -‘upgrade-my-food’: which is why you will see me make rava ladoos with dates or make vegan hot dog with ideas from Besan Gatte. I wish to make Indian vegetarian meals more low glycemic by adding more fiber or healthy fats.
GOAL #3: Showcase EASY recipes. I am a fan of quick and easy recipes. I love to optimize for maximum taste with minimum time.
I hope this gives a gist of my culinary perspective. I look forward to this journey and I hope you have fun reading about it!!
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INSTAGRAM: I have an Instagram account, but I do not actively use it. While Instagram is a great product to showcase creativity, it is still a Facebook product and I am kind of waiting for Facebook to be better in respecting its’ user’s privacy.
Also, check out my favorite food-related books!!