So, it’s been awhile…
Sometimes its nice to just take a break, you know?
I am happy to be back and to share with you a few things I have learned since the last time we spoke.
The reason why I have been so MIA lately was because I had been practicing for a cooking show competition and had to travel to LA to compete. Basically, I made it to the top 78 of a super popular cooking show. Unfortunately, I did not make it on to the actual show, however I did learn a few things along the way.
Let me start by saying I made so many new friends and it was so refreshing to be around people that understand me and my passion. I mean like, that’s the best, right? A forum where you can be around like-minded people who understand the journey you are going on…a place to ask questions, learn more, and most importantly cook!
Sweet and Masala, at first, started out as a food blog only and evolved into a lifestyle blog as I began exploring new things in my life.
One thing that has remained constant is the food.
I LOVE food. I love to eat and I love to cook.
I adore hosting and watching how people can get so happy around a table. That’s why I do it.
Going on this journey to compete on this show gave me so much more clarity and confidence in who I am a home cook and what I want out of life. I sort of had the “ahah!” moment, you know, that moment that everything clicks.
I wanted my food vision to be Indian-Fusion food, which, to be honest, I wasn’t really producing. I didn’t know what that meant to me. After meeting other home cooks and talking with them I finally realized what my fusion is. Fresh, seasonal, ingredients combined with the flavors of India.
After writing it, that seems very obvious. I just wasn’t sure how to do that, or how to do that well. I’m actually still not 10% sure, BUT I now know I am on the right track to achieving it and I can’t wait to share my thoughts and new flavors and food combinations with you!
Moral of the story, as cheesy as it may sound, is to follow your dreams. One dream may roll into another, which may turn into something brand new! I mean, who says you can only have one dream? Who says you can’t change your mind? I thought I was going to get on this show, win, and then change my whole life. Sometimes what you want isn’t the cards you have been dealt. You gotta just keep moving, reshaping and evolving. Who knows, you may surprise yourself?
Now go enjoy this super chocolatey, rich and decadent Dark Chocolate, Chili and Orange Soufflé!