About The Foodie

Thank you so much for visiting my blog!  Assuming you’re here to learn more about me (or just mistakingly stumbled on this page), here are some quick tidbits:

Who am I?
Let’s start with the easy part: My name is Swati.  Now the long-drawn-out part: I was born & raised in India until I was 10 years old and then moved to the DC area with my family.  I’m Konkani. Don’t know what that is? Here’s a nice little wikipedia article for you.  I’m a web designer for a living, with a background in fine art, animation and web development.   In March 2014, I married the most wonderful man in the whole world.  My husband and I love to travel and are both huuuuge foodies!  He is also the taste-tester for new recipes I try out and probably determines (unknowingly) what makes it to the blog, and what doesn’t!

Why do I have a food blog?
I have always loved food.  Even as a kid, I distinctly remember spending hours looking at pictures in my mom’s recipe books.   I definitely learned to appreciate good food because my mom appreciated good food!  She is not only an expert in authentic South Indian and Konkani cooking, but also loves to experiment with other cuisines! Case and point: I knew of and ate pizza when pretty much no one around me in India knew what it was thanks to my mom’s love for experimental cooking.

At some point in the past few years, I realized that I love cooking too!  I actually use my blog as my own “recipe box” of tried and true recipes. I don’t have a method.  I just like finding random recipes based on whatever I’m craving and hope for no disasters when I try them out.  When they turn out ok, I post them here and perhaps share some obstacles I came across as well! 🙂

What is my favorite part about blogging/cooking?
I secretly love un-authentifying recipes.  I totally made that word up, but I spend a lot of time researching ways to substitute ingredients and it’s usually because I don’t have access, I want to make something healthier or I’m just plain lazy and don’t want to go back to the store (no shame).