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Our First South Indian Cooking Class

Neeru Ravi

Earlier this year we hosted our first ever South Indian cooking class!

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It all came about because of a charity event at Neeru's workplace, where different people donated items (things, experiences, skills) for a charity auction. Neeru donated a 3 course South Indian cooking class for 8 people!

It was a very exciting opportunity, as we were not only able to share the food we love with other interested people, we also managed to raise £200 for charity, thanks to the very generous lot buyer!

For the evening, we carefully planned a sumptuous menu, which included starters of rasam and green banana chips, mains of lemon rice, avial, roast baby potatoes, okra curry, chickpea salad, and raw mango salsa and dessert of carrot, cardamom almond milk payasam. Many recipes are from our blog, so you can try them out too!

Along the way, we also taught everyone about different South Indian spices and flavouring and typical South Indian vegetables, cooking techniques and traditions. We loved sharing everything about this cuisine and culture!

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We split the group into 4 lots of 2, each in charge of a couple of dishes. Everyone had detailed instructions and of course we were right there to help as well. Our 8 very enthusiastic guests did a stellar job of picking up new techniques, and cooking with new vegetables they had never come across before.

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After we finished cooking, we had a lot of fun plating up the dishes and making them look pretty!

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We also made little recipe cards for everyone to take home with them to try the recipes themselves.

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If you're interested in taking part in a South Indian cooking class or want to find out more, do send us a note via the contact form. We'd love to host more sessions, and are very happy to create bespoke classes for groups of any size.

N&N x

Good Roots London

Nikki Ravi

Last Saturday, we spent the day at Good Roots Festival in London! It was a wonderful exhibition of healthy food and lifestyle, bringing together the well known names in the industry with the communities that they have inspired. 

We loved meeting other health food entrepreneurs, hearing about their stories, telling them about onelifetwoways and best of all, trying out the free samples at all the different stalls! 

We were especially excited to see some Indian inspired products, also our favourite all-star superfood - Turmeric! Here we've featured our favourite products along these themes.

Turmeric Tamarind Tonic

We met Tanita, founder of Jamu's kitchen, who has created a deliciously refreshing tonic using turmeric as a key ingredient.  She's also been inspired by Asia, Indonesia in fact, and uses other refreshing flavours from this region such as  tamarind, lemon, ginger, galangal and the wonderfully exotic coconut blossom nectar for sweetness! 

It was a beautiful, refreshing, well-balanced drink and we loved it.

Carrot, Ginger, Turmeric Hummus

We also tried this golden hummus from the company ChickP, founded by Hannah, who uses surplus vegetables and fruits from markets to create her innovative products. It's such a glorious bright summery colour and packed full of flavour.

While there were plenty of healthy stalls, there was definitely room for some South Indian inspiration - maybe a Onelifetwoways appearance next year Good Roots? 

We also listened to an great panel on 'Blog to Business' with Melissa Hemsley, Maddeleine Shaw, Niomi Smart and Liberty London Girl.  It's a step we are super keen to take - we would love to turn Onelifetwoways into our full time careers! We're sketching out some exciting plans for Onelifetwoways over the coming months and we'd love to hear your ideas too! Send us an email onelifetwoways@gmail.com or get in touch via social media. 

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N & N