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Chefs Special Series - Nikita Mundada Godhwani

Welcome back!!! Nikita Mundada Godhwani is our next culinarian of the Chefs Special Series. She has gone a long way in her career as a baker, having been a food fanatic since childhood. Nikita has done her schooling at St. Joseph's Convent High School and M.Com from IGNOU Belgaum. She realized her true calling after graduation when the time to choose her career came up. She could not see herself enrolling in conventional academic streams and always wished to do something out of the box. Her passion for baking strongly made her enroll at the Institute of Baking Cakes and Art (IBCA), Bengaluru. She completed her diploma and is now a professional Baker. Nikita owns a business by the name of Bake N Flake. Let us know about her journey in detail. 1. Tell us more about Bake N Flake. Running my business Bake N Flake, specializing in tasty cakes and puffs, has distinctly changed things for me. The journey began back in 2016. I baked cakes at home purely for the fun of it, but I eventually

Chefs Special Series - Vikrant Inamdar

Hi everyone. Hope you all are doing good. The next culinarian of the Chefs Special Series is Vikrant AKA Sanjeev Inamdar. He is a graduate in BSc Chemistry from RLS college, Belgaum. Vikrant is a former badminton player & has represented Karnataka University at All India level. After a long career of 36 yrs in Sales & Marketing, he is now following his passion for cooking. 1. When did you start your cooking journey? As a foodie, the journey subconsciously started from my childhood days when my mother cooked Maharashtrian cuisine for everyone. During my career in Sales and, Marketing, I had the opportunity to try a variety of dishes in different regions of Maharastra. It further expanded my interest in learning and understanding the intricacies of different cuisines. Professionally I started cooking on a commercial basis in October 2015. In January 2016, I was awarded the Star Chef of Belgaum at the Rotary Annotsav cooking contest. It further boosted my confidence.   2

Chefs Special Series - Kirti Raikar

Hello everyone!!! We have Kirti Raikar, our first culinarian of the Chefs Special Series. She is a food enthusiast who has a passion and love for cooking. Kirti is an LLB graduate and a former IELTS teacher. Being deeply interested in cooking, she is currently pursuing advanced level certification from Lavonne Academy of Baking Science, Bangalore. Let's know more from Kirti. 1. What inspires you to cook? Being an epicure, I enjoy trying and tasting a variety of dishes. My mom is a great cook and cooking with her helped me learn many things. I feel joyful cooking for my loved ones. The happiness I get when they like my dish makes me feel amazing and contented. That's my true inspiration. 2. When did you start cooking and, what is your favorite food? I have been fond of cooking since I was in 7th grade. I used to cook simple dishes that made me understand minute details about cooking. Gradually I started cooking more and would spend a lot of time checking out different

Chefs Special Series - Intro

  Welcome back to my blog.  This post is a glance at a new series that I will be starting very soon. The series is all about food enthusiasts from Belgaum who are also great cooks. I will be sharing details about their interests, passion for food, some cool pictures, and much more.  You can also comment below if you know of any great chefs.  Stay tuned.

Immunity Boosting Tea - Facts and Recipe

        Pandemic, lockdown, work from home. We have been hearing these words for the past year. The world is going through a difficult phase that has made us realize the value of health. Immunity is the word that is at the tip of everyone's tongue. People are sharing various recipes and immunity-boosting foods. I came across one such recipe that I would like to share with you all. We all know India is a country that is rich in spices. We use these spices in almost every Indian dish to add taste and aroma. But apart from this, the seasonings provide a wide range of health benefits. I am listing the benefits and nutritional facts of spices from the recipe. Mint Mint leaves contain vitamin A, vitamin C, B-complex, phosphorous, calcium and have antibacterial properties.  It is one of the rich sources of iron, potassium, and manganese that improves hemoglobin levels and promotes brain function. Turmeric Turmeric helps in reducing the risk of heart diseases, cancer and boosts i