Zini, me & life in general

Before Zini, when i wasn’t much into cooking. I mean i could manage daily and feed occasional guests.

But i wasn’t definitely on a higher level… What with really tight schedule and hectic work timings, i was never interested in going to kitchen leave alone trying new things. i used to hate cooking on weekdays.Β And on weekends i just felt like lazing around and going out…So you get the drift, right πŸ˜‰

At the same timeΒ i am a big foodie and i love to eat. As a result i knew and visited many restaurants in the cities i lived in.

But After Zini started eating solids, i got really interested in cooking. I realized that if Β i want to teach my daughter to eat healthy, i’ll have to do the same. I also generally insist that Zini get home-made food (upto to extent of being an OCD patient). All these led to my increased interest in cooking. i made everything that doctor & mom suggested for Zini. One of my friend gave me a cookery book with recipes for babies and toddlers (by Tarla Dalal). It had some cookies and cakes recipes and i got interested in baking. So i learnt basic baking also.

As a result of all this increased interest in cooking, i have been having some cooking (mis)adventures πŸ˜‰ But i alsoΒ succeededΒ in making some of the things that my daughter is hooked to and turned out well, so i thought ofΒ recording them. I have been recording my cooking misadventures in the blog. So why not the successful adventures?!?!

Chatty wren has a page recording her recepies, Greenboochi has a blog for recipes and kismitoffeebar recently added a page for her movie list. All these people inspired me to jot down my experiments with cooking πŸ™‚

So i have created a page where i am planning to record my recipes. I learnt them from different sources, my mom (she is the biggest contributor to the list), my maasi, my grandmom, my grandfather, my MIL, my friends, some cookery shows and books and of course the omnipresent internet and various food bloggers. You can go to the My Cooking Adventures page on my blog to see the recipes πŸ™‚

I have started with some of the cake recipes and will keep adding other recipes as and when i get time. You may not find them professionally written, but i will post the recipes that worked for me and are popular in our household.Β I also believe that the way every person is different his/her cooking style is bound be different. And that makes cooking more interesting. So bring in your personal touch to your cooking and happy cooking to all of you…

P.S. Added the Palak-Paneer Curry and Palak-Paneer Puri’s recipe on the page πŸ™‚

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Comments on: "A new page in my (blog) life :)" (23)

  1. Super news ZM…now we have a peek at some solid ghar-ka-khana and secret spices πŸ˜‰

    Looking forward to the recipes… πŸ™‚

  2. Grea ZMt! Will be checking them out for sure. Happy cooking!!! Hmm, you’ve inspired me to spruce up that page now.

  3. Good Going Zini’s Mom πŸ™‚ Now we will get a sneak peek into those secrets.. πŸ™‚

  4. πŸ™‚ ah ha .. good good I am always looking forward to new recipes, you see I love eating and cooking .. I am weird I dont like bland cooking which happens a lot in uk

    so thank you in advance for that page will visit thee tooooooooooooo πŸ™‚

    • I too love eating, and recently started enjoying cooking (Thanks to Zini)…
      I too don’t like bland cooking or food, I too enjoy the Masale ki Khusboo, nothing weird about it πŸ™‚
      Thanks for visiting πŸ™‚

  5. From cooking “misadventures” to cooking “adventures” … way to go T2M πŸ™‚ All the best!
    Looking forward to reading more of your cooking adventures πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  6. greenboochi said:

    Super ZM… I am looking forward to learn new stuff from you… πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Will keep an eye on the new page, for sure πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    • Hey, Thanks GB πŸ™‚
      I am not a great cook, but i am in the process of learning, i will share my learning with you guys on the blog πŸ™‚

  7. I tried cooking and learned some basic things… But I don’t get much of a chance to cook now. I like cooking, but hate it when the taste is not as expected. But I am a fan of simple cooking though. Why don’t you publish the recipes as posts under the cooking category you have? Maybe you can link that page to this category…

    Destination Infinity

    • Hmm, i too was thinking about it. The page actually doesn’t look very organized. But at the same time, i don’t want to post recipes on my home page.
      i tried to see if i can post them as posts on the new page. but it seems that wordpress doesn’t have that option. Even linking to a line in the same page is not availaible.
      Let me see, what can i do about it.
      I am also planning to put up some of the recipes i suggested to you πŸ™‚
      BTW, to get the desired taste, you may have to do some trials and errors πŸ™‚

      • Maybe you can start a new blog for the recipes and link the blog from here/from that page. As the recipes keep increasing, it’s going to be difficult for you to maintain them in a single page.

        Yes. Publish those healthy snacks recipes and let me know. I’ll try some of them, if they are easy πŸ™‚

        Oh, talk about errors. I tried making rasam. It was ok. Then I tried sambar. It was so similar to rasam. There was no difference between the two! But this was more than a couple of years back and I think it’s time to renew my interest in cooking some simple and easy dishes πŸ™‚

        Destination Infinity

      • Yeah, this is a good idea…Let me try this, Thanks πŸ™‚

  8. all of you are now more into cooking 😦 N this wud b the last thing on earth i want to learn. But yeah plz do not incline urself to that column just for readers like me hahaha
    yeah but i guess i ll have to show this column to my mom to make me some good food.:p

  9. Nothing like a baby to teach life lessons, whether in tolerance or cooking πŸ™‚

    • Zephyr, welcome!!! It’s an honour to have you here πŸ™‚
      Yes, Zini is teaching me many lessons, though i am still work in progress πŸ™‚

  10. […] in fact, both of you(along with GB) inspired me to start my food blog, so actually i find you guys very inspiringΒ πŸ™‚ (Can i pass on the award back to […]

  11. one of the reasons why I too took up cooking very very seriously-to let my daughter discover the variety of foods and and establish healthy eating habits πŸ™‚

    • Yeah, these pint sized people inspire (and sometimes even push) us to do things that in past we thought were impossible for us!!!
      And it feels great when we cook something and the little one laps it up πŸ™‚

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