I am Namita.
I live in the foothills of Kumaon, Uttarakhand. I am an educationist by profession. I have done advanced studies in Yoga and Alternative Therapies. I love cooking simple healthy meals for my family. I am an avid bird watcher and animal lover. I love gardening and find working with nature very healing and therapeutic. I believe that reverence for nature leads to a peaceful, balanced and fulfilling existence. My dream is to have a small place in the
Food or anna as called in Sanskrit is the basis of life - prana. Food carries life force and sustains it in the body. Eating is our first interaction with the environment. A simple vegetarian diet encourages the development of higher qualities of peace, love and awareness. Ayurveda says that a right diet is the foundation of all healing therapies. Food is the first and most important form of medicine. Ayurveda recommends simple food because a simple nourishing diet nourishes the body, creates balance and eliminates diseases.
I am a self taught passionate baker. I love cooking with seasonal and local ingredients.
Over the years, I have got a good collection of simple recipes, regional and traditional recipes and also recipes from my family and friends. My idea of starting this blog is to compile these recipes, thus preserve them and share them with you. I shall also be posting traditional Kumaoni recipes that have hitherto not been very popular. With this blog, I open the doors of my kitchen to you!
Join me in my culinary adventures, my experiments in kitchen, my love for healthy eating, passion for traditional food and local cuisines, belief in traditional food theories and practices that have stood the test of time and are in tune with nature, penchant for using whole grains in my food and bakes, my craze for making jams from the seasonal fruits and customary use of herbs in our food, along with the detailed description and pictures of the common herbs!
Also, join me in my nature walks, bird watching, treks and my love for nature expressed through my photographs……
I shall look forward to your responses and suggestions which will help me to learn and grow.