Hello Everyone! Welcome to my world of cooking! My name is Nisha and this is my little creation, my first baby - Honey, What's Cooking! I'm so proud of my blog and the years of work and effort I've put in.
A Little About Me
My passions include cooking, baking, eating, traveling, and watching hours of the Food Network. I'm originally from Jersey City, NJ, and I love exploring the various facets of New York City where I enjoy a variety of cuisines and learn about different cultures. Being of Indian origin, I moved to the United States at a young age where I learned to appreciate all cultures.
Now, I live in sunny Southern California with my husband. Yes, I moved for love, and you can read all about my favorite love story here (part 1 & part 2). I think Karan Johar needs to make a movie about our love story! Lol.
Moving across the country was so hard for me, but it was the best decision of my life. It taught me to step out of my comfort zone and explore a world beyond NJ & NYC. New York City will always have my heart, but California is slowly growing on me. 😊
The year 2020 was tough for many, but it brought me my greatest blessing of all - my baby boy. He's the sweetest, happiest, funniest little boy, and I'm having so much fun with him. Motherhood is challenging and I sure have my days, but I wouldn't trade it for anything.
Why Did I Start This Blog?
If I'm being 100% honest, I started this blog out of complete boredom and misery in October 2009. I wanted to do something that made me happy and brought me joy, and I turned to writing and sharing my recipes with the world. Blogging allowed me to get creative and it gave me a purpose at a time when I needed one.
Growing up, I was always fascinated with cooking. As a kid, I hung out with my mom in the kitchen and watched her make various dishes such as samosa, paratha, poori, and more. I baked my first cake at 14 - it wasn't perfect, but I tried and tried until I got it right. In college, I would visit my best friend's home and spend more time with her mom learning how to make a recipe than my BFF. Lol.
Additionally, after being 25 pounds overweight (twice!!!) and successfully having lost all of it (twice!!!), I am now at my feelgood weight. I believe I can help others achieve success with mindful eating. Eating healthy isn't always easy, however my objective is to make mostly healthy-ish and delicious recipes without compromising taste and texture. I also needed a place to document my recipes because my mom never gives me exact recipes, everything is andaza - IYKYK lol.
What You'll Find On The Blog
While I love the occasional cheat meal, overall I believe in mindful eating. You will find a lot of seasonal content here as I love eating real, wholesome foods that nourish the body. All things are in moderation.
In terms of recipes, you'll find a little bit of everything. My specialty is classic Indian recipes passed down from my mom, some family recipes, and recipes that I've learned from my friends' moms. I also share many Indian Fusion recipes that highlight my love for both Indian and Western cooking.
What Do I Do For a Living?
I have a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ, and have worked for Corporate America giants for many, many years. I enjoyed it while it lasted. After having my baby, I decided to stay home and focus on motherhood while working on my blog full-time at any chance I got. I'm still figuring things out and keeping my options open as I'm not sure where I'll end up on this journey.
If you like what you see and wanna know more about me, follow me on Instagram where I share a lot more about my life, baby, and food. 🙂
You can also contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blogging is such a great outlet for me to release my thoughts, ideas, and recipes to the world. Come join me on this soul-searching journey as I share my love for good food, and I hope somewhere along the way, I inspire you to eat better. Thank you so much! 😊