262_nicha-adrian_2485Hi, my name is Nicha. The Green Recipes is where I share my love of good food, my passion for cooking and my favourite homemade vegetarian recipes.

Food has always been important to me for as long as I can remember. I need good food to remain happy. Even though I hadn’t been cooking myself until 2004, when I came to study abroad. Back then I had to learn how to make my own food to survive. I was terrible at it at the beginning! My food was either partly burned or partly uncooked. Then I tried to observe when I cooked with my friends and learn from my own mistakes. And before I noticed I really started to enjoy cooking and love eating what I cook. In early 2008 I decided to become a vegetarian and since then I’ve been even more passionate about cooking. I learned to be more flexible and more creative when it comes to choosing ingredients and how I deal with them. My kitchen became a playground, where I love to spend time creating and developing new recipes.

Normally in my fridge you’ll always find some fresh fruit and vegetable. They are the most important ingredients in my recipes. I think the quality  of the produces really makes a different. That’s why going to farmers’ markets is one of my favourite things to do. Luckily, there is a very nice one nearby every Saturday and an organic supermarket, where I usually do my grocery shopping.

I love to flip through cookbooks, read blogs and explore many kinds of cuisines to get ideas for a recipe. It’s exciting to know that there are plenty of delicious food out there you’ve never eaten before. For me, healthy food doesn’t have to be boring. I love spicy food and  I usually have snacks or dessert between main meals. The key is to keep balance, so that both stomach and body can be happy. And to be honest, when I crave something not-so-healthy, I also go for it from time to time because occational indulgence is also a (happy) part of life.

I’m so glad to have you here and I hope you will stick around for a while in this little kitchen. Leave me comments and feedback, let me know what you think and please likeshare, tweet, pin whatever you find nice and yummy. Have fun cooking and Bon appétit!