Dear Friend,

There comes a time in life, when you wonder what your life is upto. Confused, paralytic, clueless, we grope to find those elusive answers to life’s profound questions. I did not like the feeling, gloomy and wretched.
I like to be in charge. At least of my own breath. So, one fine day, I drew a list. A bucket list of a few things I want to do before I die. When you assimilate a few targets, living becomes focussed and busy. And when you are busy, the devil in your mind goes kaput. Its important to keep this idle satan at bay. Armed with novel destinations, I set out to explore and discover new unfound experiences. A food blog was one of the pointers. On a beautiful morning of february 4th, 2013, MyFoodTapestry was born.

I am in love with food. Have been since I was a kid. I crave fresh vegetables, natural colors, aromatic spices and the various techniques involved in making a healthy happy meal for people you love. Thus after browsing through innumerable sites all this while, I decided to add one more to the many already floating on the web.

Healthy eating is my mantra. But I don’t understand low fat and zero oil cooking. I Enjoy everything, but in moderation. Include ghee – cheese in your diet, watch your skin glow. Eat good carbs, see the difference in your energy levels. Eat small quantities every 2-3 hours and see the magic in your weight. Choose whole grain over refined ones. These are small steps towards healthy eating, but they have huge impacts on our much abused bodies. I am a vegetarian, and do not use eggs in my cooking.

My biggest inspiration is my mother. A fabulous cook with an intuitive sense of food, she made people happy. Especially us kids. MyFoodTapestry is dedicated to my mother, for infusing in me the love for food. With a growing 6 year old and a super busy, over stressed husband, has put me on my toes to incorporate good food in their diets.

All the recipes posted on this blog are tried, tested and photographed by me. My cooking is wholesome, simple and I try to use ingredients which are usually available in any Indian kitchen shelf.
Having lived in Bangalore most of my life, and being really curious and adventurous in other cuisines, has inspired my cooking. I am unsuccessful many a times, I will let you know of those mishaps too.

This blog has aroused a dormant interest in me – Photography. Food photography is said to be one of the most tactful and conniving subjects to deal with. It’s not easy. Yep, I got a taste of it the hard way. My initial shots make me squirm and wince. And I’m still no where near a pro. Its a slow learning process. But I’m trying nevertheless.

You will frequently meet Milee, my spunky 6 year old. Her vivid imagination amazes me most of the times. Her fanciful interpretation of the most mundane things is a facet to be shared. So, along with delicacies that whet your appetite, we shall also explore the wonderland of a feisty 6 year old.

Please leave comments on posts you appreciate and like. Your comments and critique keep me motivated.
Thank you for stopping by.

Love to all,

Milee n Me

Milee n Me

Loving Life

Loving Life


91 thoughts on “About

  1. Thank you Renuka. Camera, Clicks and photography is my new obsession… I’m still learning, trying, exploring… have many more miles to go πŸ™‚

  2. Lovely blog Namrata! Looks like both of us found our kitchen inspiration from our mothers which is very special. Good luck with your photography, mine is definitely a work in progress also, but I have found it a lot more enjoyable than I ever imagined πŸ™‚

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  4. Hey Namrata,
    Girl you shine with that lovely smile, beautiful pictures and awesome recipes…not o forget the lovely dramatic writing that you put in to describe your days and chronicles ;)))…
    I am following Shobhnaa in nominating you for the shine on award…which she had nominated me too…. Please collect it here : http://simplyvegetarian777.wordpress.com/2013/07/22/shine-on-award/

    You may choose to accept both of ours or Shobhnaa as she was the one who originally nominated :).


  5. Hi Namrata!! hi..how are you?? so nice to go through your blog. in school, i thought you would turn out to be a some nerdy techi girl (with the marks you used to get)…but this is such a surprise! take care and keep the posts flowing πŸ™‚

    • Hi Neepa, so sweet of you to visit my site!
      Yea… I thought I was(am?) that nerdy techi chasmish too πŸ™‚ But discovered the kitchen lures me with amazing aromas and delicious beautiful food…. So here I am.
      I did the techie bit for a couple of years… but Milee happened and I didn’t want to return back. Now I am full time mother, part time blogger and part time handy to my husband’s consultancy. So yea, my hands are full.. and the best bit? I am lovin it!

  6. Hi Namrata,

    Chanced upon your blog and loved it beautiful writeup about you!! I am a blogger as well and co-incidently, it was my mum who encouraged my cooking. The pictures are beautiful too. Happily following your blog and I do hope to try out a few recipes πŸ™‚

    Do drop by and take a look at my blog http;//thetummytale.wordpress.com


    • Thank you for stopping by and for your lovely comments. Inspiration is usually found closest to you. Sometimes its a mother, sometimes a sister or sometimes simply a friend. We don’t need to look too far. πŸ™‚

      Please do try my recipes and let me know how it worked for you.

      • So true Namrata!! I truly agree that inspiration is usually found closer home.

        I have bookmarked some recipes that I shall soon try and write back to you.


    • Thank you for this award. Your write up was simply brilliant and honest. Time is a very huge factor, I’m just waiting for the right moment to redistribute the wonderful award. Thanks once again

  7. Hi Namrata,

    It gives me immense pleasure to nominate you for the β€œShine On” award.. Its needless for me to mention how much I enjoy your blog & recipe’s, sharing tips on better cooking… etc. Its been great knowing you… πŸ™‚ keep rocking the blogging world with your super awesome recipe’s.. πŸ™‚

    Check out the details on accepting this award at – http://kelipaan.com/awards/

  8. Hi Namrata! I just nominated your blog for The Liebster Award. Please check on my webpage: spicytones.com for more information and the rules of the award. If you choose to accept this nomination, kindly include your answers to the following questions in your acceptance post:

    1) Describe yourselves in three words.

    2) What makes you blog?

    3) Tell us one meaningful thing you did last week.

    4) If this were your last day to live, how would you like to spend your day?

    5) What are your dreams?

    6) If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?

    7) Where are you located right now?

    8) Your favorite food?

    9) If I give you one million, how would you spend it?

    10) Tell some facts about yourselves that we don’t know yet.

    And congratulations! Wish you all the best!

    Kind regards,

    Eva Wong

  9. Thanx for visiting by and for the lovely words. You have a great blog and recipes,discovered you through anitha nayak. i love your pics a lot, i am still practicing on mine. will keep visiting you. have a great weekend.

    • wow two awards! Feel great. πŸ™‚ Thank you so much! I enjoy your posts immensely, beautiful pictures – very tempting and simple recipes. Keep up your great work.

  10. Wow, I see you already have a lot of awards flowing in, but another one couldn’t hurt. πŸ™‚

    I was recently nominated for the Liebster Award and I’d like to β€˜Pay it Forward’ to you.
    Your blog is wonderful and I always look forward to reading.

    If you’d like to accept (I really hope you would), here’s what you have to do:


    • Thank you Priya. But your contribution to diabetic friendly food is unparalleled. Am just so happy to help. Because of your gesture a couple of my friends benefitted. So a BIG thank you.

  11. HI Namrata,

    How are you? I have dropped you an email on the id.. Could you please check that and let me know?

    Looking forward to hearing fromyou

  12. The images you have put are mouth watering..loved your recipes. An all in one blog for vegan posts and a one stop for vegan like me.
    Thanks a lot for sharing your recipes…following your blog to learn more in cooking.

  13. Dear Namrata, I love your blog and really admire your efforts to keep your cooking healthy and balanced, the photography is beautiful as are the stories you share πŸ™‚

    • Well, it is not my pic. A year back when I satrted the blog I needed something to put and till then I was not adept at taking photographs, not that I am now, so just borrowed.. but I guess its time to change the header. Thanks for reminding me πŸ™‚

  14. Hi Namrata..I fall in love with blogs that have beautiful pictures and your blog is one of them..amazing pictures and great content! I’m following you now..would be lovely to read your posts in the future!
    P.S. Milee is gorgeous! πŸ˜€

    • Hey Radhika. Thank you for stopping by. You are very generous with your words.. πŸ™‚ Yes, photography is my newest passion and I am trying my antics. I visited your pad just now… must say, ur a baking queen! Lovely work with your camera too. Following you so I can see and learn more of your stuff! Happy blogging.

  15. Hi Namrata!

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    I look forward to hearing from you, and hopefully we can feature your site under our featured blogs!

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  16. How beautiful, loved your About section. I am a relatively new blogger myself, and have met an awful lot of folks on FF! I too am experimenting with photography, but gosh, I don’t have the faintest, even though I’ve explored many sites and try to incorporate that into my clicks.

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