I was born in Bangalore, India, spent my early childhood in Mumbai and have since been in Sydney, Australia. Oh, except for that mad stint in London where I grew in leaps and bounds, gallivanted around Europe and generally became more me.
I’m Indian and I’m Australian, all at the same time. Sometimes a little bit more of one than the other.
I think food is one of the highlights of life. A good meal is right up there, if not better than a good night’s sleep.
It’s almost, almost better than puppies. Speaking of puppies, I get to play with them all day.
I’m a vet by day and while I love being all sciency and healing things, I have an artistic streak that needs nurturing.
I love chocolate……dark is best but I don’t discriminate. The meltier the better.
Also, other ‘Ch’ things…….cheese, cherries and champagne.
I think fluffy white clouds make a blue sky so much more impressive.
I sing in the car, the bathroom and sometimes in surgery. The nurses love it, they do.
I drink my coffee cold, but it must start off hot.
I don’t like papaya, liquorice or green capsicums.
Oh, and I could drown happily in the scent of Jasmine, Gardenias or Freesias. Lilies are lovely too……and tuberose.
Lavender, on the other hand? Makes me angry
I don’t mind if you use my work, but just credit me and link back to here. OK? Ok.
If you want to use any of my photos, just ask me first. I’ll probably say yes and it’ll probably make my day.
If you want to work with me, that’ll probably make my month.
Either way, you can get me at email@example.com
Disclosure Statement: I sometimes do sponsored posts, product or cookbook reviews or accept invitations to restaurants or foodie events. When these end up in a blog post, full disclosure will be made in the post.
Right here? It’s my happy place. I am over the moon to see you here. Please do drop me a line in the comment box or on email. Or send me a carrier pigeon, smoke signal, tweet me (@onesmallpot), instagram (@onesmallpot), whatever.
Do stick around, this space is more than big enough for all of us.
54 thoughts on “About me & Contact”
What a lovely website and I love your writing. It is witty and charming! Im going to be a regular visitor and I hope you keep this up.
Awwww that’s sweet…thank you…I learnt the wit from the best 🙂
Love it already!
Thanks hun! And thanks for the encouragement to start!
So amazing that we should reconnect on a food blog! I have one too!! And im going ballistic to have found out another one in the family..
Welcome to the foodie gang 🙂
Deeps, this is really nice. Cant wait to try out all your recipes. Good stuff babe. Well done
Thanks Vids! Am enjoying it so far…..
Hi Deepa, great blog! Am looking forward to seeing more of it. It was lovely to meet you the other evening too!
Thanks Aoife and thanks so much for stopping by the blog. Was nice to meet you too. Look fwd to more meetups.
I’m so happy I stumbled upon your blog. I love your writing style and your photography is, quite simply, jealousy-inducing. I’m looking forward to trying out some of your recipes! 🙂
Thank you so much! What lovely feedback. Just getting the hang of the photography thing now actually. Do let me know if you try any out and how they went.
Thank you for what I can only describe as sheer entertainment! I came across your blog this morning through your comment on Scandi Foodie…intrigued by ‘one small pot’ I clicked on, being a Balmain girl & a raw, vegan foodie I was very excited to read about the new raw food cafe in Rozelle. I have giggled my way through several of your posts this afternoon & now I’m heading off to the kitchen to make those balls! 🙂
Glad to be of service 🙂 You are so lucky to live in Balmain….it’s one of my fave parts of Sydney. I hope the balls turned out ok.
What camera and set up do you use to take your photos?
Hi Rob! I mostly use a Nikon D7100 with a prime 50mm f2.8 lens, handheld using natural light only. Sometimes I use my Nikon D50 with the same lens.
I love food and dogs too!:) Love your blog. x
They are 2 of the highlights of life! Thank you 🙂
I like the way you portrayed about yourself..Following your blog to check delicious recipes..:)
Thanks so much Anjali. I always find it tricky to describe myself so glad to hear that it comes across well.
You have a wonderful blog/site with gorgeous pictures!
I am adding you to the list of blogs I follow.
Thank you for the kind comment! And thanks for following.
I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award.Hope you will accept this.
Please go to the page below to read the rules and the details. Congratulations!!!
Thanks so much Anjali! And I’m sorry about the apallingly late reply. I have had a lot on my (metaphorical) plate but will def have a close look at this soon. Thank you and I appreciate the nomination!
Hello Deepa! WordPress suggested that I follow you so, being the obedient kind, I had to stop over! So glad that I did. You write so well and your creations are mouthwatering! I do hope that you’ve had a fantastic start to the new year. I look forward to being inspired by your recipes and stories 🙂 x
Hi Laura! Yes its really best to do what we’re told sometimes 🙂 Lovely of you to drop in with such sweet comments. Have had a bit of a peek at your blog and it looks beautiful. Will be back for more 🙂
Great writing and equally imaginative recipes! Awesome blog Deepa! Keep up the good work.
Thanks so much Anu! Loving it so far, it’s a wonderful creative outlet and good to hear that others enjoy reading it!
Your recipes look AMAZING!!!
I definitely want to try a few out for myself! 😀
Thank you Lauren! Although I’m sure you have no shortage of awesome Indian cooks to learn from now 🙂
Haha! I am going to get an oven within the next couple of days… then the sky is the limit! 😀 x
Oh of course! Indian kitchens don’t have ovens! I keep forgetting. Are you staying with the in-laws?
I am indeed!
The other problem is finding a time to cook, the maid is always preparing something of some kind.
I have run to the kitchen as I hear her leave haha! 😀 x
Hi Deepa,nice to see the recipes with awesome pics,I hopped into ur space from Nag’s blog.Happy to see your space and love the recipes here.
Lovely to have you here Ramya and thanks for the kind words.
Delicious and yummy recipes here.i hopped here through Nags space.lovely writeups here and also recipes too
Hi Deepa, found your blog on Freshly Pressed. Kudos to your photography skills, wit and nice recipes! Looking forward to your posts.
Thank you Apsara. Nice to have you here too!
I stumbled onto your blog, glad I did. You write so well, it is a pleasure to read. The little sprinkling of India I get while reading makes me nostalgic.
Thank you so much! For me, food always brings memories so can’t help but share them. Nice of you to visit 🙂
Love your blog Deepa! I am so glad I stumbled upon it recently. You write beautifully and straight from the heart.
Thank you Bhavani. I’m so glad you enjoy it, it’s lovely to have you here.
Just stumbled upon your blog and it makes a lovely read…would surely be visiting more often
Thank you Anamika. Lovely to have you here and hope you do visit often 🙂
Lovely lovely lovely. The description, the pictures, the energy…all of it.
Thank you muchly 🙂
Would love to stay abreast of new posts!
You really have the knack of writing! 🙂 not to mention cooking up all those delicious looking things!
Hi Deepa, You got a fantastic Blog here. I represent a Company by Name Indulge Beverages and we are into Nespresso Compatible Capsules and we even have tea capsules. Pls visit our website http://www.bonhomiaworld.com Can we look at doing some great recipe with our Coffee and Tea capsules
Hi Pradeep, thank you for your interest. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know what you have in mind.
Hello, I found you through your recipe for green mango and coconut rice. I live in tropical north Australia, and my old and decrepit mango tree is always giving me mini green ones instead of luscious golden ones. Time, I thought, to do something with it. And then I saw your GF chocolate cardamom brownies, and being coeliac, I fell in love, so I thought I’d better follow you! I love how your authentic ‘voice’ comes through in your writing; it sounds as if we’re having a conversation.
Hi Kate! Thanks for your lovely words and I’m kinda envious of that mango tree! There are a few GF recipes here….although I can eat gluten, I enjoy the challenge:)
Hello, I chanced upon your blog recently when my aunt mentioned you in some other connection. I must say, I haven’t read anything so cheerful and lovely in the recent past. I absolutely loved how you described yourself 🙂 I can only imagine how much happiness and joy you spread wherever you go 🙂
I’m a vet and vegan too, so reading this excited me so much! I would like to get in touch with you, when you aren’t busy! Best wishes 🙂