The start of this blog was my husband’s idea. A spunky new camera – his Christmas gift to me – turned every plate of food into my willing subject for daily photography practice. Before too long, there it was: an album I called ‘Good Eats’ on Facebook. “Where’s the recipe?” everyone asked. So, here I am and here are some of the recipes and tales of my inspiration.
I have been cooking since I was eight. In far-away India, an omelette with onions prepared under my father’s watchful eyes was my very first attempt at cooking. The rest just followed. I come from a family of superbly picky eaters! I haven’t inherited that trait, but that doesn’t keep me from critiquing a plate of food that doesn’t hold up to its name.
I love to cook, style, and take a picture – or ten – before serving the concoction up to my ever so patient husband, Tony, and our little girl, Saira, or to a dining room full of family and friends.
What I like to cook is whatever I can find in the grocery store. Fresh vegetables, seafood, or a new product inspire me; so does Food Network on TV, occasionally a magazine or a cookbook, and most importantly a yearning for something new, something fun.
Food is such a wonderful thing. Besides everything wonderful it does, it also bonds us. What could be more rewarding than bonding with people, new and old, over and over again? Food is so worth it!
Thank you for visiting. I hope you enjoy reading where my recipes come from. I have come to realize how much I look forward to hearing from all of you. Most importantly the thought of my little girl growing up to be able to read this takes me to a whole new level of happiness.
Cooking and eating is complete therapy. Enjoy.
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Great blog, Deb! Can’t wait to try some of the recipes.
Thanks Flo! You have a blog of beauty yourself!
Let me know when you try any of the recipes.
Hey Deb, great blog! I’d definitely like to try some of your recipes!
Hope you like them as much as I do!
Great stuff, Debjani! I enjoy the read!
Thanks Gail! Time you tried some of the recipes (wink, wink).
Deb! I didn’t know you had a blog….my mouth is watering just looking at your pics! I miss your amazing spreads at BP! Keep up the amazing work…I do believe I will have to pin some of these:0
Thanks Tash! Those were definitely fun times at BP. Most of the fun food was cooked in the wee hours of the morning after a night out downtown…they were good I’m sure! Haha!
Pin away, I’ll be glad!
hello – nice to meet you
David in Maine USA
Nice to meet you too David. Thank you for dropping by.
Your husband has good ideas!
Hey, I nominated you for the Versatile Blog Award. Check out the details here: http://lillysuesbitesandbrews.com/2012/07/21/summer-loving/
Thank you so very much Lilly! Sorry for the late acknowledgement as I was away without my own laptop. I very much apprecite your nomination.
No worries, you are very welcome! 😀
You just received a Versatile Blogger Award! Enjoy!
Thanks Dan! What alovely surprise to get two Versatile Blog Awards in less than week. Both are my very firsts and it is great to be acknowledged. I have been away without access to a proper computer hense the delay in thanking you.
Just found your blog, and I love it! Such beautiful photos and tempting recipes.
Thank you Allison 🙂 I hope you find something interesting here to experiment with.
Hello again… Just stopped by to say that I’ve nominated Keep Calm and Eat On for the Addictive Blog Award! (You can see the post here: http://spontaneoustomato.com/2012/08/16/avocado-hummus/ )
Thank you Allison! Very exciting to be ‘addictive’! 😀
Glad to join you blog adventure 😉
Glad to have you on board. I enjoy your recipes and your photos. 🙂
Great blog and a bunch of recipes… Kind of nervous even to think of trying anything as I might completely spoil it. But ur pictures are very fascinating and deserves a commendable appreciation. Keep posting they rock 🙂 🙂
oh lovely lovely blog you have! and kudos to your husband for the gift of a camera! you have a wonderful eye!! lovely photos! great recipes! gonna try some soon!
Thank you so very much! I will let him know about his wise choice! 😉
Thank you for visiting and I hope this blog can keep you entertained!
Hello ! I really love your blog and found many interesting posts that inspired me, hence I nominated you for Inspiring Blog Award here
Thank you so very much! I’m very honoured! 🙂
You have an awesome blog! Following now and hoping to learn much!
Just a small note since I am currently studying internet intellectual property rights, I am not sure if you can ‘copyright’ a recipe by publishing on your blog. Recipes can only be kept secret 😉
Thank you Aditto! You have quite the interesting blog yourself.
About the copyright: since you are studying about the subject I would think you know better but isn’t it a question open to interpretation? I would think so. 🙂
I have just started cooking and blogs like yours are very helpful. Do you bake also?
About the copyrights – 🙂 I mean you really cannot copyright a recipe. As a goodwill gesture, I do try to link back to the original recipe wherever it is on the net, if I put it on my blog as-is. But anyone can read it, make the food item, rephrase the recipe and put on his own blog.
Also, most of the recipes I put on my blog are made using the same recipe from multiple sources.
But the photos/graphics etc that you put up are your own and very rightfully copyrighted 😀
Happy cooking, blogging and spreading love! 🙂
I bake quite a bit! Love baking and I wish I could bake my way through Indian curries too! The oven is a good thing.
Thanks for following my blog! I’ve been looking at the wonderful food you’ve made and my mouth is so watery right now! I will definitely attempt as many as I can. I am a big fan of spicy seafood and almost anything with coconut!
Thank you! I hope you like the flavours. The Malai Curry is no doubt delicious!
Your photos of your dishes look amazing!
Thank you! 🙂
Love the Woolf quote–always been a favorite. Your photos are lovely and amazing, as is your outlook on food. Great blog:-) Want to thank you for stopping by foodforfun’s foodie art.
Thank you for the compliments Liz. It was my pleasure.
I love this > “Most importantly the thought of my little girl growing up to be able to read this takes me to a whole new level of happiness.” 😀
Nice to meet you and visit your lovely blog. Cheers & regards.
Thank you Dilip! Hope you drop by again and enjoy! 🙂
Thanks for stopping by my blog and liking my post, “Peppermint Crunch Chunkies.” It really is a fabulous recipe. I think you and your family will enjoy it.
It is a lovely recipe! I will be looking at t for Christmas baking. Thank you! 🙂
Great.You won’t be disappointed.
Thank you so much for stopping my blog! I really appreciate ❤
What a lovely blog you have! Delicious posts!!!!!
I and my husband love Indian food and I’m so happy to find you here ! So can cook some delicious Indian food by looking at your recipe 😃
You are so very welcome! And thank you, and thank you! 🙂
I hope you find a recipe here that tickles your fancy!
Thank you for taking some time out for having a look at my post on Vietnam By Food. 🙂 Looking forward to following yours!
I enjoyed your post! Thank you for following! 🙂
Thanks for liking my recipe and leading me to your blog! I love it so far!
Glad you like it! 🙂 Thanks.
Wow great pictures! great write up! overall a great , pleasant to eyes blog!! will definitely try..all the best.
Thank you for dropping by. I’m glad you enjoyed the blog and hopefully I’ll see you again! 🙂
You have a gorgeous blog yourself!
Your blog is looking more gorgeous by the day! Truly, a new update does wonders for the look and I think there might be a few photography and web skills/tips you might need to teach me! Quick question, are you still on WordPress.com or have you moved the site to hosting now? Either way the new layout is fantastic and well worth the time (it would have taken) to redesign your blog.
Thank you Alice!
I am still with WordPress. This is just a new theme…free one, of course. There will be a day sooner than later when I would have to think about my own hosting, layout, etc, etc…and I got zero clues on how that should be done! 🙂
Hi Deb, just wanted to let you know I really like your blog and have nominated for the Sunshine award!
Thank you so very much. I am sincerely grateful for this. I am running behind posting the acknowledgements. Please bear with me, I will do so as soon as I can.
I enjoy your blog as well. and congratulations for your award!
Congrats to you too, you have the most beautiful photos 🙂
Thank you for stopping by my blog and the “Like” of my post
Love the Virginia Woolf quote. Thanks for visiting my blog. I look forward to trying your recipes. The photos look amazing.
your blog is so fascinating. i’m glad to chance upon it.
I love your blog it is full of inspiration!
I love your moving post, philosophy and wonderful pictures I’ve nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Please visit me at http://artandkitchen.wordpress.com/awards-and-events/ to see what it is all about. Happy Divali!
Thank you so very much for the recognition. I deeply apprecitae it. Please allow me some time to get back with a post. Happy Diwali to you and your family! 🙂
Thank you so much for liking my recipe. I am looking forward to looking at some of yours. Your photos are lovely!
Thank you! 🙂 Hope you enjoy! You have a nice blog.
Very nice blog full of cool recipes. Thank you for stopping by in mine and for the like in my last post. Best wishes 🙂
just one word….mmmm! those photos really do it for me! but whats that i read….ghee???
i used to use that stuff a lot until my doctor advised us not to eat it at all…well, maybe once a month or so….its clarified butter….and is heart-attack material per se…so the dr says! anyway, im in BC….. miles away….but maybe through food we can converse!
Nice to hear from you. Thank you for visiting my blog. Moderation is the key…and it applies to anything. Ghee is delicious and it’s something usually reserved for festivals.
true…everything in moderation!
Hi! Thank you for checking out my blog. You have a pretty cool site, and your recipes look so delicious! I wish you all the best, Diana
yum! I’ll definitely stay tuned
Thank you for dropping by! 🙂
I’m so glad you stopped by my blog. I can’t wait to read more and check out some of your recipes. Great job, your photos are beautiful!
Thank you much! 🙂
ciao! luvFAB blog.
Thank you! 🙂
Hi there – I think your blog is awesome so I nominated you for a Sunshine Award and Very Inspiring Award. Please claim your awards on this link: http://naturaleuphoria.com/2012/11/26/sunshine-award/ and
Thank you so very much! It is an honour. 🙂
Hey Deb, still lovin your blog and have nominated you for the Liebster Award
Thank you once again! I have loads to get back to. I am hoping in the new year I’ll do the acknowledgements. Thank you for your patience and your encouragement. I greatly appreciate it, once again. 🙂
What a delightful intro!
I really enjoy your blog Here http://relaxingcooking.wordpress.com/2012/12/01/the-world-is-full-of-magic/ there is something for you 🙂
I just nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award 🙂 http://ohyesshesabitchbutnotyours.com/2012/12/03/one-lovely-blog-award/
Thank you for liking my Blog, it has given me the perfect opportunity to return the favour, we have a lot in common. I look forward to browsing your Blog, when I have more time. Love your photography and food. Friends in Food & Photo’s Roslyn 🙂
I have nominated you for Blog of the year award for 2012, I know it late in the year, so its up to you if you participate.
Hi there, just came across your blog and I’m glad I did. You have some delicious looking recipes and beautiful photos to go with. I do agree –food really do bond people –old or new! Keep up the great work and I look forward to reading more of your post!
Thank you for finding my blog – yours is beautiful and VERY inspiring! I look forward to trying your recipes and reading more!
I shared your site for the “Very Inspiring Blogger Award”. Thank you for your wonderful inspiration.
Hey! I have nominated you and your awesome blog for the Super Sweet Blogging Award! You can check out the details here: http://klling.wordpress.com/2013/01/17/super-sweet-blogging-award/
Thank you for the recognition. Glad you liked my little space here. Very much behind sending all the acknowledgements to everyone. Hopefully I’ll be able to catch up soon.
Great blog and great pictures.I cant wait to browse xand taste some of your recipes 🙂
i love the name of the blog! 🙂
Thank you! 🙂
Thanks for visiting The He Said She Said Experience and liking our post about Crazy Good Burgers!
Kari: I love the name of your blog!! You’ve got some really great info, I like your site a lot!
Thanks! And thank you for stopping by as well. 🙂
Thanks for visiting Feed Me Nice Things. I hope your enjoyed the BBQ Pulled Pork recipe. Doing recipe requests is a great idea, your blog is fab! Stop by again soon! 🙂
Thank you so much!
I love pulled pork so I had to stop, can’t help! 😀
Yes, I love to do the requests. It makes it even more special.
Heya, I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Award!
It’s a little bit of fluff and nonsense, but that’s all we need in our lives, don’t we? 🙂
Thank you, thank you!
I have not yet returned any of the blog awards since summer. It is so hard when pressed for time. But I do intend to acknowledge the kind people who sent them my way.
And that ‘fluff and nonsense’ part…..I totally agree! 😀
Thanks for stopping by my Three Gratitudes Project.
Thanks for stopping by http://www.domesticingenuity.com! Your pictures of food are both beautiful and inspiring! I look forward to reading more articles!
Hey! 🙂 I’ve nominated you for the Super Sweet Blogging Award!
Congratulations! You most certainly deserve it 🙂
Daisy and the Fox
Thank you Daisy and the Fox! I am honoured, truly. I have not yet returned any of the blog awards since I got them. I am way behind. But I do intend to get back eventually. Thank you once again.
Hi, I was just revisiting some of my earlier blog posts and came across your like on my review of ‘Giraffe’. I hopped onto your blog immediately and I must say that the layout is a refreshing change. 🙂 Although much of your posts are recipe based (and I for one haven’t really tried my hand at cooking), it was nice to browse through them. I blog at couchcibo.wordpress.com but it’s just my reviews of the restaurants I visit. I do admit I’m a bit behind on the frequency of my posts though. 🙂 I hope you do revisit my blog and check my reviews out. Any suggestions or tips would be appreciated. Thanks. 🙂
“Cooking and eating is complete therapy. Enjoy.” Totally agree! 😀
Isn’t it the truth? Nothing beats the feeling of sharing your plate of food with…nothing! 🙂
You write so beautifully. It’s a pleasure to have found your blog… haha, my husband inserted the idea of starting a blog into my head also. I think he wanted me to have another form of expression, instead of blabbing in food-obsessed terms to him all the time… oh, and leaving recipes on scraps of paper scattered around the house! Can’t wait to start looking through your archives. Excited! Following you now x
I totally owe it to my husband for starting this blog as well as being able to continue as well. Thank you so very much for the beautiful compliments. I hope you like what you find here.
Just discovered your blog, looks fab! Great photos.
Great photos and recipes.
Wow colorful photographs with unique recipes….I really liked the stuff….happy cooking.
Congratulations I have nominated you for the Shine on Award! Claim it now at: http://dailygluttony.com/2013/09/25/shine-on-award/
Felicidades por tu blog…es muy interesante y agradable.
Would it be possible to translate your website into spanish because i have difficulties of speaking to english, and as there are not many pictures on your website i would like to read more of what you are writting .
Great blog. The pictures are wonderful. I too have a blog and invite you to take a look: http://veggiechica.com
Love your blog!!!
This blog looks delicious!
Beautiful blog! Keep Calm and Eat On is practically my lifes motto 🙂
Hello, I really enjoyed your blog and want others to too! So I nominated you for the Liebster Award. http://josephineharrington.wordpress.com/2014/04/03/ive-been-nominated-the-liebster-award/ Congratulations!
In love ! That is all I can say. Never ever stop blogging !!!!!