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Little Background About Me
My name is Bhavana Patil, I am from Harihar, a small yet beautiful town in Karnataka, India. 22 years of my life were well spent in Aditya Birla Colony in Kumarapatnam, Harihar. Here I was very fortunate to meet people from various states of India. That's where my love affair with food started.
My best childhood memory has to be sharing a lunchbox with my friends. Festival foods added more joy. Anand Bazaar [A Food Mela], regularly held at our Colony, was an event we never missed. Staying right next to a National Highway meant lots of Dhaba food, access to a lot of mouth-watering street food & adding all the cool juice joints, sugarcane shops & on & on.
Mom's food tasted delicious and flavorful & she often served it with a lot of love. Tasty food always drew a larger crowd & garnered a lot of Compliments from immediate family & friends. I moved to Bangalore in Nov 2008 & started my IT journey. Having your own money to spend & lots of options to choose from to eat meant more fun.
In 2013, I moved to the United States, continued my IT journey, and made more friends - which meant more Potlucks & more food. I tried different cuisines & which gave my taste buds a lot more to crave for.
In 2015-2016 various Social Media platforms were abuzz with so many food-related videos and posts. That motivated me to start a youtube food channel. But like always - nope, I took a back step & gave up on my idea. In May 2016, we were blessed with our beautiful daughter Dhwani. I was motivated to start her youtube channel & capture all the beautiful moments in our life. What started as a fun project, gradually brought us a lot of happiness every time we looked back & watched those videos.
My Blogging Journey
Finally, in Dec 2016, with constant support from my Husband, Naveen & motivation from a very dear friend Rekha Rao, I posted my first youtube food video. That was it, there was no looking back from that point.
Once you start something you are madly passionate about - you end up putting all your energy into making it work. Ups & downs are part and parcel of the journey, but it's totally worth it. In mid-2017, I launched Indian Veggie Delight blog & started to work on it as a part-time hobby. Being a full-time Mom, having a full-time IT job & also blogging as a hobby took a toll, but motivating comments and constant positive feedback from close friends kept driving me.
Oh god, What should I cook today? This is a question that haunts most of us. Finding an easy answer to that question is the driving force behind my blog. Improvising food recipes & making them easy to cook is my passion.
I am extremely proud of my Instant Pot recipes, Low Carb/Keto recipes & Kids Lunch Box recipes, to name a few. Seeing my family members enjoying the delicious food, especially my 6-year-old daughter Dhwani is something that I thoroughly enjoy. I highly recommend you visit those links & try those recipes & share your feedback.
Partnering with Mediavine in Sept 2019 & with Adthrive in August 2020, within 4 years of my blogging journey, has been a Dream come true for me. In August 2020, I quit my IT journey & decided to concentrate on full-time Food blogging. Also, there is so much more to accomplish, I am looking forward to it. Every minute, every hour & every passing day, I am in love with food blogging. Sharing a recipe that your family loves & spreading happiness through food is something that I will Cherish the most for the rest of my life 🙂 Your motivational comments & helpful feedbacks inspire me more.
Thanks again for stopping by & reading about me 🙂 Happy Cooking.
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