I am Divya, currently living in SF. I’ve been passionate about food and cooking since I was seven years old.
You’re in the right place for my personal updates and food policy thoughts. For observations and explorations on nourishment and health check out Butter and Ghee.
I love good nourishing food.
I was surrounded by a family very concerned about the quality of ingredients and always questioning what was actually going into the food we were eating.
I grew up being a skeptic about food (thanks mummy and papa!) and eventually about our food systems and the policies behind them.
At 16 I picked up Nina Planck’s book “Real Food” that further transformed the way I looked at food (eg. eating of healthy fats as a young woman is so good for my body!).
At university I moved to Montreal and had easy access to a variety of ethnic grocery stores that sold vegetables directly from local farmers, bakeries that baked bread from sprouted amaranth, and organic chicken.
It was a phenomenal time and I spent a vast majority of my free time in University cooking, learning about good ingredients, what my body likes, what our ancestors ate.
Food, ingredients, and cooking are a huge part of my life and I am excited to finally share this journey.
There’s a lot of advice out there about what you should eat and the best one I’ve found that works for me, my friends, and family is this: listen to your body.
Different diets work for different people at different times. Select your meals from a place of presence and stillness.
I studied sociology at McGill University and above all I am a Canadian prairie girl at heart.
Contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Follow me on Twitter: @pahwadivya
Oh man old defunct blogs that capture parts of the life of past Divya: