I am an independent photographer, artist, and blogger, who likes sharing stories of the local culture & food wherever I go ~ whether it is photographing people in their true environment, or documenting a recipe, market to table! My work has appeared in various national & international publications.

As a lifelong vegetarian who loves to cook every day, I like to know what goes on my plate and where it comes from. My working single mother cooked meals from scratch every day; it instilled an appreciation and importance of good home-cooking for life. I always wished she had time to document her recipes, that is what inspired me to develop recipes & got me blogging a decade ago. It has also taught me to care more deeply about nature and the environment we live in.

In my past life, I ate numbers for breakfast. I am an experienced number cruncher with background in non-profit microfinance, public, and corporate finance. I went to Barnard College, Columbia University and it was life in the Big Apple that imparted a love and awareness of global culture. My dream is to photograph global development issues surrounding Food, Environment, and Social Justice. Someday, I’d love to return to India (where I grew up) and go to Africa (where my mother grew up) to tell some of their stories. I currently live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with my husband and daughter, but always will be a New Yorker at heart.

In my spare time, I love making (non-food) things by hand ~ I draw, crochet, sew to name a few!

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