After twenty-two years of working in Human Resources at the World Bank in Washington, D.C., I am embarking on a new journey of taste, smell, and sight, through the culinary arts. Welcome to Margaret’s Home.com. This blog is a home cook’s obsession with food.
I was born and brought up in India and was fortunate to have traveled widely and observed the culinary skills of different countries. This widened my horizons, but nowhere have I found such a rich variety of food as in India. When it comes to vegetarian cooking, Indian cuisine has no equal. This blog is mostly about food and cooking but you will also find food stories, kitchen techniques, food finds, and reflections on food.
My first cookbook, Vegetarian Cooking for Today, was published in India in 1991. I wrote the book with the inexperienced newlywed in mind, along with a few advanced recipes for the more adventurous. Some of the recipes are adaptations of traditional fare from various parts of India and others are new creations. Since the book was written with the Indian audience in mind, I will modify the most popular recipes from the book and share them with you here.
Thanks to my son whose unrelenting support was instrumental in my launching this blog. He set up this blog and is my personal techie consultant. All the recipes that you will see on this blog are tried and tested on my family and friends.
Food creates bonds and brings people together in a way that nothing else can. Putting food in front of someone is an act of love. It is universal. I hope this blog will encourage and inspire you to cook, taste, explore, and create.
I look forward to keeping in touch with you, my readers, friends, and family. I welcome your comments and suggestions. Please subscribe (on the top-right) to receive updates by email. Subscription is free.
I hope these recipes and photos will make you as hungry as I am while creating them! Thanks for joining my life’s journey through food.