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Spice Up

"Why does any food that's supposedly healthy, taste so TERRIBLE?"

That was the burning question of my 20s. This quest to figure out ways to make healthy food look beautiful and taste delicious, has been one of my chief preoccupations.

When I shifted base to the US and was looking to combine my personal and professional experiences, MOST conversations were around eating vegetables. Here are some of the most common ones -

How do you survive on just vegetables?

What variety is there for those who eat just vegetables?

How come you know how to create a dish around s-o-o many vegetables?

I had only an intention then, but no real business. Not even a possible idea! 

So I’d bring these friends into my kitchen to watch me cook and then we’d enjoy the dish together.  Observe how their questions are more specific now. And yes, with a clear intent to learn.

“I understand in my head, that we need to eat more vegetables. And I even buy them! But when I go into the kitchen I just go blank!”

Your take-away: People who cook/eat veggies were NOT born this way, they learnt how to do so – You can, too

We went to a lavish buffet ... they had so many lentil varieties and veggies – YUM YUM, but we also got way more oil and salt than we’d ever eat at home.”

Your take-away: Eating out rarely solves the problem

“My friend said turmeric is very good in treating inflammation. Today, I read it myself in a Journal. But you know what? I have no clue how to use it! It’s staring at me each time I look in the pantry.”

Your take away: Knowing and reading does not mean doing

“My kids are learning about foods from around the world and I am not all that adventurous about trying some totally foreign recipe out of a book or from YouTube.”

Your take-away: Kids are already on-board! That’s one BIG step closer to eating healthy as a family and enjoying it.

If you want to figure out how to bridge the gap between tasty and healthy, then you are not alone.

What Is Spice Up?

It is an in-person workshop that’s spread over 2-3 hours, to teach you how to spice vegetables, lentils, and grains to make them taste heavenly.

vegetables + spices = match made in heaven

I've been inviting women just like yourself into my kitchen - they fall head-over-heels in love with spices, vegetables, lentils. They re-discover the joy of cooking, experimenting with new ingredients and eating wonderfully healthy meals at home.

Who is it for?

This is for you if...

  • you’re someone who wants to add a wee bit more flavor into your cooking but you've held tightly to the "trusty two-some" salt and pepper
  • you’re someone enjoys cooking and who wants to jazz up your repertoire of to include spices.
  • you already know the benefits of having spices for health reasons, in theory. And now, you’d like to figure out ways to use them in your kitchen regularly.

How Does The Spice Up Workshop Unfold?

You will get to learn about 7-10 spices and use them individually and in simple, but wonderful, combinations.

I’ll get you involved in some light cooking to demonstrate key ideas and you’ll see first hand how a dish comes together in complex layers of flavor, texture and colors.

And you get to enjoy your delicious creation – a nice five course meal.

I will share with you the notes from our time together, give you 15 -20 recipes that have consistently wowed my guests and answer all of your questions.

We will also discuss how to create and improvise your own recipes.

And you are welcome to stay in touch to clarify your thoughts or doubts with me once you actually start experimenting in your kitchen.

The top 5 reasons why people took this Workshop

#1: You’ll have a first-hand reference to taste – unlike learning from a book or video.

They often say: This is much more concrete than imagining the outcome of a recipe.

#2: The dishes you get to savor are only made in traditional Indian homes.

 They often say: I haven't seen these on a restaurant menu, anywhere.

#3: You’ll see how taste and health need not be an either/or situation.

They often say: If this is what healthy feels like .. it's a feast!

#4: You’re going to take home ideas to use spices in simple recipes that will come together quickly without it eating into your precious time.

 They often say: "I can't wait to go home and try .."

 #5: And you get to take home a starter set of spices.

They always say: "Wow, thanks for getting me started"

 

At this point, in-person workshops are waitlisted.
Here is a wonderful e-book (it’s FREE!) if you want to get started right away.

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Ultimate Practical Guide To Using Spices With Confidence

PS: Would you be interested in an online version of the Spice Up workshop?

If YES, would you be open to speaking with me about how you’d like to be supported?

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