I have been extremely busy the last couple of weeks and I have not been able to sit down and write a blog post. Sorry, Dad! (he’s the only one who has been constantly asking me when my next post is dropping so this one is for him). To be fair, I have had some good excuses for not writing: work is starting to get very busy, I have an assignment due for a course that I am taking, I have been dedicating a lot of spare time to reading for the best book club ever… AND to top it all off my friend is getting married this weekend so we have been celebrating her bachelorette-hood this past week.
Life is only about to get busier for me, as Spring is the most hectic time in my work and personal life. But, no matter how busy life gets, I always try to pause and think: WWFBD?
I know that most of my posts are about eating out in the city, which, as you know, is one of my favourite things to do. However, as mentioned in some of my previous posts, I’m on a budget so I try to keep eating out to a max of 1-2 times per week. Since the beginning of the year, I have made an effort to bring my lunch to work almost every day. Sometimes, I put my adult pants on and cook up a storm over the weekend. Other times, I drive over to my WONDERFUL parents’ house to “help” my Mum cook. I know I am biased, but I think my Mum is an incredible cook and I am not just saying that because she reads all of my blog posts. If you like healthy home cooked Indian food, you’ll like her recipes – which will be a feature coming soon to thegratefulveg.ca!
When I’m cooking by myself, I turn to my favourite blogs and cookbooks to find tasty and diverse vegetarian recipes. As a first-generation East Indian Canadian raised in Scarborough, I enjoy including Indian, Caribbean and Middle Eastern flavours in my everyday meals. Here’s a list of great cookbooks and blogs that have guided me on my cooking adventures: