A big warm welcome to my blog. Hope you have a great time here. This is me , Khushboo.
A little about myself
I am a food enthusiast, recipe developer, food stylist , photographer ,author and techie of carve your craving unless and otherwise stated.
I am happily married for
7 8 9 years now and a mother of a cute 3 4 5 year old.
My husband is a big foodie as well . Always encouraging me to experiment , very supportive, open to new food ideas, and a solid critic too.
On the other hand my son is a fussy eater. I need to constantly think about making his food fancy looking, fun to eat yet balanced in nutrition.
I don’t have any formal culinary or photography training nor I have blogged before , but I believe cooking is a never ending journey – plethora of learning – each day leads you closer to perfection.
On my cooking journey I have learned a lot of traditional cooking from my mom and my mother in law.
Picked up tips and tricks along the way , Referred to books, blogs, the worldwide web and most importantly experimented in my very own kitchen which boosted my confidence level
Yummy food + Happy family = Happy me.
What is this blog about
Cravings – who doesn’t have one.
This blog is all about carving your inspirations, and turning them into a reality. We start with something simple such as a craving, a taste, a fragrance, a texture or even a simple ingredient and turn it to something spectacular. I like to think that everyone has an artist hidden in them and cooking is form of channelizing that creativity into something special.
This blog is for everyone who loves to eat and loves to cook.
All recipes on my blog are fuss free, simplified and made with easy to source ingredient.
U will find only vegetarian and vegan recipes here.
Why did I start one
Carve your craving is my humble effort to record and organize my cooking and baking experiments .
My folks say – being creative is my cup of tea. So I thought why not be creative with food . I would like to thank my family and friends who thought my recipes are share worthy . So here I am sharing my culinary journey with you.
What can you expect here
Some cooking, some chatting and loads of fun .
Like many of you I have a busy lifestyle too . I can’t spend a lot of time in the kitchen so I have to constantly come with quick and easy to make meals which looks appealing , tastes good as well as healthy .
Though we practice a very healthy lifestyle we do enjoy our share of indulgence.
Because it’s all about carving your craving and not curbing it . Hence you will find a little bit of everything here.
From authentic to fusion
Healthy to indulging
Quick meals to elaborate ones
But everything with a sweet little twist.
Welcome to my world of experiments.
Most of my cooking is inspired by my Indian roots . I believe there no right or wrong way about cooking something , and there are substitutes and ways to make anything taste great. I am an ingredient person more than a recipe one. I love to work with things on hands and seldom make special trips to the grocery stores, let the ingredients do the talking .
Playing safe is not my thing . But sometimes thinking out of the box leads to unexpected results sometimes a big flop and sometimes a sweet success . But I try to work on my ideas again and again until I am happy with the outcome.
All recipes shared here are tried and tested by me several times in my very own kitchen and relished by my family and friends .
The grocery store
There is something about food that has always attracted me – the spices , the fresh produce , the fragrant herbs – so tempting . Whenever I walk into the grocery store I start getting ideas.
I have grown up watching my mom make drool worthy finger licking delicacies and always wish to be half as good as her.
His imagination pushes me to make goodies outside my comfort zone , things which I have never tried before or never thought existed .
I love to eat out at various destinations and try to replicate the same at home with my own additions .
More random facts about me
My favorite food’s – Mumbai street food , chatpata chat all kinds , smoothies , salads and bag of chips and guacamole.
I love spending time with my family especially doing fun projects with my son.
love love love baking – its so therapeutic
Fashion , fitness , food and dancing are my weakness.
I have studied fashion design from New York .
I love dancing, and sneak in few dance steps while cooking too.
I love Travelling – and most of my food inspirations come from eating at authentic places .
Diy projects – fashion ,home décor and scrap booking .
I like pretty looking things, cute cute stuff including pretty looking food.
And after reading all this you must have realized – I am a big chatter box too.
Hope you have a great time on my blog and thanks for stopping by. Let’s get going and create some magic.
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If I haven’t replied to your comment it doesn’t mean I haven’t read it. Everytime I read a comment it makes me blush. Your comments make my day and keeps me motivated . I know how much you love me and I love you too. As much as I am passionate about my blog and wish I could stick around forever , I do have a life outside it too – Spending time with my family and loads of other responsibilities , hope you understand. If you have any doubts or questions please leave me a comment or message me here. I will try to revert back as soon as I can.
I have just started blogging and content will keep on increasing every week . If you have anything in mind, anything you are looking for or any special requests please feel free to drop me a note here . I will try to work on it in all my capacity .
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