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Hi, my name is Apsara. I am a person who wishes to fit in many things to do at the same time, ranging from healthy cooking and baking to cake decorating, gardening and DIY crafts. Β 

I’m passionate about reusing and recycling, minimizing waste and trying my best to lead a sustainable life.

I got inspired by the documentary Food Matters and its related movies, which led me on a quest to making everyday food healthy.

In this blog:

  • I document some changes I have made in my vegetarian diet and lifestyle to make it healthy.
  • I post recipes using whole grains, using as many whole food ingredients as possible. I do not cook/bake with eggs.
  • You’ll find many gluten-free, vegan recipes.
  • Also included are raw food recipes and fresh vegetable juices.
  • You can find some thrifty DIY recipes for a non-toxic living.
  • I write some articles on health and nutrition, some products that I have started using and their benefits.
  • I also write occasional book reviews of new food or health-related books that inspire me.

Thank you for visiting! I wouldΒ LOVE to hear from you. Feel free to leave a comment or suggestion. It really encourages me to try more.

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118 thoughts on : About

  • October 22, 2013 at 11:47 am

    Hi Apsara,
    Good start! I have been considering this for a long time and now am inspired to try ..Keep these coming

    • October 22, 2013 at 10:24 pm

      Hi Latha, thank you, that’s very encouraging!

  • December 19, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    Awesome blog here apsara :).. I am glad that you founde and in return I have found you…always looking forward to some unusual cooking and recipes with health twist added..

    • December 19, 2013 at 1:33 pm

      thanks, Sonal! yes, I’m glad I found you! we’ll be in touch through our blogs.

      • December 19, 2013 at 1:48 pm

        Absolutely :).
        Just curious.. Where did u find me?
        Facebook page chef at large
        Or WordPress blogs

        • December 19, 2013 at 2:58 pm

          through WP blogs, Priya Kedlaya’s more specifically.

          • December 19, 2013 at 3:12 pm

            Awesome :). I love Priya and her blog… What a wonderful connection :).

  • January 18, 2014 at 6:20 am

    Thank you for visiting my blog Apsara. I love what you are doing with yours! I am happy to connect with you.

  • February 11, 2014 at 10:52 pm

    Hey there Apsara! Thanks so much for following my blog chica – I appreciate it!! I’m BIG into healthy eating too and love connecting with others on this path. It’s a pleasure to e-meet you and I look forward to more of your posts. Celeste πŸ™‚

    • February 12, 2014 at 8:29 am

      Thanks for stopping by. My pleasure too!

  • February 15, 2014 at 1:42 am

    Hi Apsara, thank you so much for finding my blog and bringing me to yours πŸ™‚ I look forward to sharing our food journeys x

    • February 15, 2014 at 8:46 am

      same here! πŸ™‚

  • February 22, 2014 at 6:27 pm

    Pleased to meet you Apsara! I love your food philosophy – I also try to include healthful ingredients whenever possible and so I am glad to follow you to learn more of your healthful recipes! πŸ™‚

    • February 22, 2014 at 7:09 pm

      my pleasure too, Indu!

    • February 25, 2014 at 5:07 pm

      thank you so much!

  • February 28, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    Thank you Apsara for the award! How encouraging and exciting! Can’t wait to display it!

  • March 4, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    Hi Apsara!
    First of all, thank you for following my blog! It is so great to finally find yours!
    I’m so in need of blogs like yours, been wanting to cook healthy food for so long but I slip every time. Hopefully your regular recipe updates will keep me on my toes and keep reminding me that I need to start eating healthy! You have some lovely recipes, will try them soon and keep you posted, especially the masala crackers. They are brilliant!
    P.S. Loved how perfectly your posts are organized, this is a great theme you’re using!

    • March 4, 2014 at 3:48 pm

      thanks, Radhika. Yes, the oxygen theme is good, although it lacks in some areas.

      • March 4, 2014 at 4:34 pm

        I like Adelle in terms of looks.. But it isn’t as organized looking as I’d like it to be. I’ll probably switch to a premium theme soon. I’ve heard thesis theme is good.

        • March 5, 2014 at 4:46 pm

          That’s true, no free theme would have everything we want. But, I don’t know if I want to go to a premium theme yet. Good luck with your switch!

  • March 9, 2014 at 7:09 am

    Hi Apsara, thanks for following my blog πŸ™‚ So nice that it lead me to yours! I look forward to reading more from you πŸ™‚

    • March 9, 2014 at 8:39 pm

      I look forward to your posts too πŸ™‚

    • March 11, 2014 at 8:28 am

      thank you, Dimple. I feel honoured! I will check it out.

  • March 11, 2014 at 11:50 am

    Hi Apsara, Thank you for the follow. Its great to find your blog and the healthy recipes that you have posted inspires me for healthy cooking and eating!!

    • March 11, 2014 at 12:01 pm

      sure, same here. Happy about the connection through our blogs!

  • March 12, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    Aspara, many thanks for the follow. I hate to cook but I love to eat. I also was in India for 4 months in 2013 and love incredible India. Check out my posts that prove it. I will enjoy reading your blog as well!

    • March 12, 2014 at 8:53 pm

      I would love to read about your visit to India and definitely will. Thanks for stopping by!

      • March 12, 2014 at 8:59 pm

        I look forward to hearing from you again soon! Thanks.

  • March 13, 2014 at 12:01 pm

    So glad to have discovered you as well! I loved the documentary Food Matters as well – looking forward to following you on your journey!

    • March 13, 2014 at 12:39 pm

      glad to know you’re a Food Matters lover, Laura!

  • March 14, 2014 at 11:53 am

    Hi Apsara,
    Glad to see a vegan blog with so many wonderful recipes.As an absolute vegetarian I am proud to follow your blog.
    Keep going all the best for your future successes.

    • March 14, 2014 at 12:38 pm

      Hi Swetha, thanks for following this blog. Checking out yours now.

  • March 19, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    Thank you for the visit and follow.

    • March 19, 2014 at 4:54 pm

      my pleasure, and thanks to you too!

  • March 27, 2014 at 5:49 pm

    Hi Aspara,
    Thank you for visiting and following my blog. I’m glad to have discovered yours as well. πŸ™‚

    • March 27, 2014 at 6:26 pm

      thanks Ronit, happy to make this connection!

  • March 30, 2014 at 11:36 pm

    Dear Apsara,
    Thank you for the kind words, and visit I love the theme of your blog as I completely believe eating natural, fresh, especially homemade food is the best way to ensure good health and an upbeat life-style. I especially admire how you emphasize that eating healthy includes eating delicious foods made with fresh ingredients as food should be, look forward to following your endeavors πŸ™‚

    • March 31, 2014 at 9:41 am

      thank you for the follow and lovely comment about my food philosophy. Looking forward to our interaction too πŸ™‚

  • March 31, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    Hi Apsara! Thank you for visiting my blog and for the follow. I love your blog! All the baked goods on here are simply mouthwatering πŸ™‚ Looking forward to more posts!

    • March 31, 2014 at 1:53 pm

      Thank you so much, I look forward to our interaction, Ada!

  • March 31, 2014 at 6:52 pm

    Thank you for visiting and following my blog. I’m looking forward to reading your blog posts as well!

    • March 31, 2014 at 7:10 pm

      Thank you, happy to establish a connection with you!

  • April 2, 2014 at 4:50 am

    Apsara, you have a great blog yourself!! Sounds like you love everything we do πŸ™‚ Food matters is also what opened our eyes numerous years ago and lead us to this wonderful journey towards all things health. Will continue popping by to read your latest posts. Bec and Gav πŸ™‚

    • April 2, 2014 at 9:29 am

      Or, you could just ‘follow’ me just like I’m following your blog πŸ™‚ Glad to make this connection!

  • April 3, 2014 at 12:23 am

    Lovely blog!! I can see there are many healthy recipes.. πŸ™‚ It sure wold help me too as I’m least conscious πŸ˜› High time I start a healthy mode. Thanks for following mine. I’m showing my love the same way.. πŸ™‚

    • April 3, 2014 at 8:33 am

      thank you, Shalz. Happy I found you πŸ™‚

    • April 3, 2014 at 10:04 am

      Aw, thank you Shalzz, I’m excited about this! I will check the link and follow it.

  • April 3, 2014 at 7:15 am

    Dear Apsara, you have a lovely and very inspiring blog and I look forward to read your upcoming posts. Have a great day, warmly Bridget

    • April 3, 2014 at 8:35 am

      thank you, Bridget! I feel great to hear this from an experienced baker like you πŸ™‚

  • April 4, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    What a great blog! I’m always looking for healthy but delicious inspirations. Looking forward to seeing what you cook up! πŸ™‚

    • April 4, 2014 at 12:56 pm

      thank you, Tracy. I just checked your blog and like it too.

  • April 4, 2014 at 11:05 pm

    Thank you so much for stopping by and following my blog. Now it has led me to your blog and I am so excited to see you have so many wonderful vegetarian and healthy recipes to try. I do eat meat, but in small quantities and I love fruits and vegetables. I will definitely be following now.

    • April 5, 2014 at 8:48 am

      thanks, Arlene. Happy I found you πŸ™‚

  • April 7, 2014 at 9:42 am

    Dear Apsara,
    Thank you for the lovely comment you left on my blog. Looking forward to exploring yours πŸ™‚


    • April 7, 2014 at 10:15 am

      thanks for the follow, Radhika!

  • April 11, 2014 at 12:23 am

    Hi Apsara!
    Thanks for stopping by at my blog! It brought me to your blog, and I love it! Healthy eating is so important! Tanks for sharing your food philosophy!

    • April 11, 2014 at 9:20 am

      I’m happy that we found each other. Thanks for the follow!

  • April 11, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    Thanks Apsara for following my blog. Thus I have also found yours. Your healthy recipes will surely help me. Do you know Bengalis are very foody ???? They eat lots of junk food along with healthy food of course πŸ˜‰ . So I desperately need your recipes. πŸ™‚

    • April 11, 2014 at 3:50 pm

      I like Bengali food and also the way they love food too! Nice to connect with you πŸ™‚

  • April 25, 2014 at 5:41 pm

    Apsara your blog is awesome! So glad I came across it, I look forward to following you πŸ™‚

    • April 25, 2014 at 6:15 pm

      thanks, April. I just checked out yours and started to follow too!

  • April 28, 2014 at 12:19 am

    Just visited your blog, loved your healthy approach to cooking, will be paying a regular visit.

  • April 30, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    Thanks so much for recently stopping by my blog, Aspara! I could use more healthy eating in my life so I look forward to your recipes. Blessings to you in your blogging and cooking!

    • April 30, 2014 at 6:34 pm

      thank you, Shari! I feel so honored that you have started following my blog. πŸ™‚

  • April 30, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    I’m so sorry I spelled your name incorrectly above! Please forgive me.

    • April 30, 2014 at 6:38 pm

      no worries, people do that all the time πŸ™‚ It is an uncommon name!

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    • June 9, 2014 at 4:03 pm

      thank you, Swetha!

    • June 10, 2014 at 3:03 pm

      thank you, Shruti!

    • June 16, 2014 at 12:09 pm

      thank you, Charanya. Very sweet of you!

    • June 16, 2014 at 11:04 am

      thank you, Chitra! Nice of you to think of me, I appreciate it!

  • June 23, 2014 at 9:58 pm

    Hi Apsara, Just wanted to let you know that I have nominated you for the Liebster blog award – http://wp.me/p3Nc97-sF. Have a lovely day! πŸ™‚

    • June 24, 2014 at 10:19 am

      thank you so much, Ahila!

    • June 26, 2014 at 5:37 pm

      thank you, Poojita! Nice of you to think of me. πŸ™‚

  • June 30, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    Hi Apsara, I wanted to let you know that I have nominated you for the Versatile blogger award – http://wp.me/p3Nc97-vT. Have a lovely day!

    • June 30, 2014 at 10:27 pm

      thank you, Ahila. πŸ™‚

    • July 2, 2014 at 9:07 pm

      thank you, Chitra.

  • August 4, 2014 at 11:12 am


    Your blog has caught our attention because of the quality of the recipes. We would be delighted if you would join us at http://www.mytaste.com/ so that we could link to it.

    myTaste.com is a search engine that compiles the best American cooking sites and blogs from the Internet. Several hundred blogs are already enrolled here and are taking benefit from the traffic we are sending to their sites.

    To join myTaste, just go to http://www.mytaste.com/add-your-food-blog

    Best regards,

    • August 8, 2014 at 2:00 pm

      thank you, I will join it right away.

  • August 17, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    Hi Apsara…thanks for stopping by my blog and the follow…I’m delighted to know that you’re into cake decorating as well….you have so many awesome recipes here…loving it!

  • August 25, 2014 at 12:14 am

    Hi Apsara, I have nominated you for both the Liebster and WordPress Family Awards (http://wp.me/p3Nc97-BL). Have a great week!

    • August 25, 2014 at 10:05 am

      thank you so much, Ahila. Very nice of you to think of me! πŸ™‚

    • September 7, 2014 at 4:31 pm

      Thank you so much, Nancy! I feel honored to receive this from you. Will act on it soon. I’m so behind with responding to awards…

  • September 15, 2014 at 3:40 am

    Hi Apsara,
    I am writing to you on behalf of Quaker India.
    For some time now, we’ve been following your blog and we thought you should know what an amazing job you’re doing! Your passion for food clearly comes through in your work along with your conscientious attitude towards health.
    Would request if you can share your contact details (email & contact no.) with us to explore opportunities of working together.
    Team Quaker India

    • September 15, 2014 at 10:49 am

      Thank you so much for the appreciation and opportunity to work with you. I will send you an email with my info.

  • October 15, 2014 at 12:42 am

    Hi Apsara

    You have a great blog with some great recipes and a great story. We are reaching out to you from http://www.itspotluck.com a social platform for Indian/Desi food lovers. We are a community of over 300 flood bloggers and counting. You might find some fellow bloggers from India and abroad as well on our platform. This platform is aimed at addressing the love for Indian food by creating:

    > A one stop shop for all Indian food related information.
    > Create a democratic platform for home cooks to get noticed, appreciated and rewarded.
    > Share the creative ways people are exploring Indian food – In fact going by number of Indian food blogs it’s quite evident that the real fun in Indian food is happening in the kitchens of Indian homes and not in star restaurants & cooking schools. Therefore, we also want this to be a platform for home cooks to get together and share ideas. We believe this platform would truly democratize the Indian food blogger community and give an equal opportunity for everyone to succeed.

    The current services are just a beginning and we will be adding additional functionalities that will truly make this a global platform for Indian food.

    We hope you like what we are presenting and would join our growing community of Indian food lovers. Don’t wait and join today. Our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/its.Potluck is frequently updated with food related news and some exciting recipes so stay connected via facebook as well.

    If you face any challenges in registering please contact us at comments@itspotluck.com

    Thank you and looking forward to having as part of itsPotluck community.

    Please ignore this email if you are already a member.


    • October 16, 2014 at 4:45 pm

      thank you so much! I have registered on your site.

  • January 5, 2015 at 3:18 pm

    Thank you for stopping by and following my blog. Though not vegetarian myself, I do try to iclude meatless meals into our dinner time routine. I can’t wait to try some of your recipes πŸ™‚

  • January 17, 2015 at 1:14 pm

    Hi Apsara,

    Thanks for stopping by and following my blog (cookingwidjoy). you have a wonderful blog, i have to explore it all. stay in touch…Happy blogging xx

    • February 26, 2015 at 9:59 pm

      thank you so much, Swati. Congratulations on your award. Really appreciate that you passed it on to me. πŸ™‚

    • March 3, 2015 at 10:26 pm

      thank you, Saritha. Nice to e-meet you!

  • June 27, 2015 at 10:15 am

    Thank you for visiting my site Aspara. I look forward to reading more of your interesting-looking blog. πŸ™‚

    • apsara
      June 29, 2015 at 8:21 pm

      Thanks for the follow! Glad to have found you.

  • August 6, 2015 at 12:49 am

    Just dropped in to say nice recipes! Your blog looks great!

    • apsara
      August 6, 2015 at 2:49 pm

      thank you, Rati. I’m off to check out your space now…

  • September 19, 2016 at 10:20 pm

    You have a lovely blog Apsara. Glad to have found it.

    • apsara
      September 20, 2016 at 8:28 am

      Preethi, thank you for visiting. Im glad to have found you too. Nice to connect with you!

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