Meet Priya, the force behind Cookilicious! She is a recipe developer, food stylist/photographer & a fan of good vegetarian/vegan food!
Hi! I’m Priya and welcome to Cookilicious! I am so glad you are here. Really!
This is my baby. It was launched in June 2014 as Confessions of a Foodie. We got a new name now. A big shout out to my brother/best friend, Pravin for giving us this name – Cookilicious! Thank you bro.
It’s all about easy, healthy and tasty vegetarian/vegan family recipes tried and tested in my kitchen, with pictures and simple steps to follow. Recipes found here go beyond Indian cuisine. They are a healthy mix of family favorites that have been passed down for generations, accidental creations, to passionately invented dishes! Having this blog is just my way of sharing what I am learning, cooking and experimenting. Oh yes, I occasionally also feature recipes with egg in it. You may wonder why? Well, I am an eggetarian by choice, hence I also love to share egg recipes with you once in a while.
We are a family of vegetarians since generations. My interest in cooking started as a child, watching my mom cook. Actually, both my parents are wonderful cooks which my younger brother and I relished growing up. Being a Home Science graduate, I have studied Food & Nutrition for 5 years and hence have some bookish knowledge on this subject as well. Here is me (just a year old) with my parents. My blog is dedicated to them – My Inspiration!
Where did I grow up? I was born and brought up in Mumbai, India, a beautiful and energetic city. You have to live there at least once in your lifetime to feel it! Mumbai is the food capital of India. From street food to fine dining, this city is home to a myriad of cuisines . We also have our own versions of world cuisines – French toast, Chinese food, Indian Pasta to name a few. Miss being home!
Post-marriage to a wonderful man, I moved to the United States and found a loving family in his home. My Mother-in-law is a great cook as well. I have been learning some new and traditional recipes from her lately. My husband KR is my guinea pig. He is the one who first tries my recipes and gives me honest feedback. He is also the brainchild behind designing this blog. Drumroll for Kartik! Thank you honey.
Why this blog? After working as an HR professional in a multinational company for more than a decade, I decided to call it quits. I relocated to this wonderful country and was content being a homemaker. KR kept urging me to explore my creativity and venture into something new and exciting. Last year, on a whim, I started blogging about food only to realize in a few days that I loved doing this. I came to become a recipe developer specializing in easy and healthy vegetarian meals, loving to experiment with traditional recipes, capture the memories of my food through my lens and feeding my family and friends with a new dish each time. It has been a great journey thus far! Now I am obsessed with it. I daydream about new recipes, do mystery box challenges on myself and enjoy showing off my new creations when KR gets back home.
I make cooking fun by always listening to music (sometimes followed by a little dance in my kitchen) while I cook thus making it therapeutic. I love my new identity today as a Food Blogger at Cookilicious.
Want to know me more? Well, I am a crazy girl-woman with varied interests. The picture below will give you a sneak peek into my world of favorites. It is really a wonder that I could fit them all in here!
Thank you for stopping by and reading about me. Share your story, grandma’s recipe or just feedback on my recipe that you made, or if you have any questions, drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. I would love to hear from you. You may also fill out the form below instead. Like always, keep your cooking delicious!
Celebrate good food, family, friends and life! Happy Cooking with Cookilicious!