See anything different today?  Hint – look at my NEW header!  I’m so excited to “unveil” it today (officially anyway)! 

I’ve been exchanging emails with Sarah at Wildflower PR for the past few weeks sharing ideas and concepts that I wanted to incorporate into the header.  Sarah did an absolutely AMAZING job!  I could not be any happier with the final design.  She took a very loose vision and turned it into something very Parita.  I wanted the header to say something about not only the blog and the things I write about but also me as a person.  If you look closely, you’ll see a piece of dark chocolate on the left, a zen garden like icon on the right, and tons of Indian type designs – the whole thing is pretty incredible. 


And not only is Sarah a talented designer, but she’s also so easy to work with.  I basically love her!  If you’re looking to make any kinds of changes to your blog (or are looking to create beautiful business cards, etc.), I highly (highly highly) recommend you contact her.  You won’t regret it! 

Ok, so on to food – my favorite topic! 

Lakshmi over at The Rich Vegetarian tagged me in a fun little food survey, so I thought I would share my answers.  As you know, I love talking about all things food. 

P.S. Be sure to check out The Rich Vegetarian.  Lakshmi writes wonderful stories about food, recipes, and the restaurants she’s tried.  If you’re from Atlanta, you should especially click over because so is she!

What are your three favorite things in your fridge right now?
Silk unsweetened almond milk, a container of crumbled feta cheese, and an 86% dark chocolate bar.

What’s the one thing you always have on hand?
Beans – all different kinds – black, garbanzo, kidney, red, white, great northern.  Love them all!

What’s one thing you’d never have?
I’m a pretty adventurous vegetarian eater.  This means I’ll try anything as long as it doesn’t have any meat in it.  With that being said, I’ve never tried a lot of “meaty” dishes.  Alligator tail/pigs feet/pork belly all come to mind.

If you had an unlimited supply of anything, what would that be?
Dark chocolate and and all different types of cheese – I don’t discriminate!

What’s your go-to market and what do you get there?
Publix and Batten’s Farmers Market.  I can find pretty much whatever I need between these two places.

What ingredient are you currently loving?
Garlic.  I add a lot of it to everything (with the exception of sweet dishes).  A lot = triple the amount a normal person would typically use in a given recipe.

What’s your favorite thing to whip up at home?
I’ve been making Lindsay’s sweet potato banana bites on a weekly basis.  Best little snack ever!

Any songs you like cooking to?
I don’t listen to music while cooking.  Must change that soon!

What are the best items to have on hand for a quick and easy dinner?
Quinoa, tofu, 3-4 different veggies, and hot sauce. 

What are your favorite kind of leftovers?
Casseroles, roasted veggies, pizza, any variety of Indian curry, anything my mom makes.

Fill in the blank: If I’m cooking to impress, I make…
Maybe this is just to impress myself, but I would have to say Indian food – raita, my aunt’s corn curry, bakri (bread), and rice.  Oh and my mom’s mango lassi.  That’s a must!

What’s your condiment of choice?
Sriracha – just a little bit delivers a ton of flavor (and heat!).

What’s the strangest thing in your fridge at the moment?
Indian tea masala and only because neither of us drink tea.  I think my mom brought it when my parents last visited in August.  Who knows!

When a midnight snack attack strikes, what’s the plan?
Scoop of peanut butter and a small glass of almond milk. 

By Parita

24 thoughts on “New Header + All Things Food”
  1. LOVE the new header- so awesome! I’ve been been meaning to make a few changes to my blog’s aesthetics and I will definitely be getting in touch with Sarah..thank you! This was such a fun survey to read and hope you don’t mind if I follow suit and fill it in myself very soon! And whaaat you don’t like tea?? What kinda Indian are you ;)? I kid, I kid…you like dark chocolate so you’re not totally loco ;)!

  2. We share similar fridges it seems! Haha. I need to have more dark chocolate in my life. I LOVE your new header!! When I had the girl who designed mine work with me, I definitely wanted to have some kind of Indian-ish theme to it. I love yours! It’s so colorful and so very you!

    1. I feel odd when I don’t have a bar of dark chocolate sitting in my fridge – like something’s missing! And thanks – I love it too!

  3. Love the new Header, Dad noticed very first thing the chocolate bar and i noticed the candle (my SUNSHINE). Love all the colors too and more than all of it I love you a lot!!! 🙂

    1. Thanks, D! I asked Sarah to incorporate as many colors as she possibly could. 🙂 And def try out the bites – they’re delicious and super filling!

  4. The new header is just gorgeous, Parita! I love the colors! And I couldn’t help but laugh at your answer to cooking to music… I don’t listen to anything while I cook either, but I always feel like I should be listening to some jazz or classical to get the whole sassy atmosphere going.

    1. Thank you – exactly what I was going for! Banana and PB will always be a favorite of mine…with some melted chocolate drizzled on top!

  5. I think I noticed the header even before the official announcement! 🙂
    By the way, am a regular reader of your blog since months, but decided to post a comment only today – and I really don’t know why! Love your blog, and the various topics you write about. The last post about ‘Happiness Project’ was a great read,and this was a fun survey.
    Midnight snack is a small bowl of cereal with cold milk and some almonds – almost always 🙂

    1. Hi there! Thank you so much for reading…and commenting I used to be obsessed with cereal…OBSESSED! I could eat it for B, L, and D! I’ve backed off a bit now b/c my husband, as he likes to say, needs “real food.” Haha.

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