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Updated June 25, 2022
I’m Shivani, and I ❤ food! Welcome to Shivani Loves Food – the space for simple and nourishing vegetarian recipes. I am a 21-year old food blogger and student living in London. I am currently at University studying Biomedical Sciences. I spend all my free time here – creating recipes, styling and photographing them, and …

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I’m Shivani, and I ❤ food! Welcome to Shivani Loves Food – the space for simple and nourishing vegetarian recipes.

I am a 21-year old food blogger and student living in London. I am currently at University studying Biomedical Sciences. I spend all my free time here – creating recipes, styling and photographing them, and of course, sharing them with you.

Being part of a large Indian family meant that from a young age, I have always been in love with food. I’m Gujarati so am naturally obsessed with masala chai and still each khichdi like it’s nobody’s business. I learnt to cook from my mother, and was also glued to the TV watching cooking shows when I was growing up!

I hope you enjoy your time here and would love for you to follow me on Instagram to join the family.

Q&A

Why did you start a blog?

I started Shivani Loves Food in Summer 2017, shortly after my GCSE exams. I was a bored 16-year old looking to keep myself busy for the Summer holidays, so created a little space where I could share my favourite recipes!

I never expected to get so into food blogging but I truly love the entire process. The role involves so many different things and there is always room for improvement (which keeps my inner perfectionist happy!). Every comment I receive from you guys saying you loved my blueberry muffin recipe, or are obsessed with my Instagram feed, honestly brings the biggest smile to my face. I am so grateful for you all!

What kind of recipes do you share?

I like to share simple and nourishing recipes that prioritise healthier ingredients. I want to help make healthier eating more accessible and show you that it can be tasty AND fun to eat vibrant food!

All of my recipes are vegetarian and most are vegan-friendly. And a vegan alternative is indicated when possible 🙂

Why are your recipes in grams?

As I am based in the UK, I use the metric scale to measure my ingredients. I am slowly going through my old recipes to make sure they have both metric and imperial measurements. If you do live elsewhere, I strongly recommend purchasing a digital scale (you can buy an affordable one here) as they are far more accurate than using cups.

What photography equipment do you use?

Please note that some of the links listed below are affiliate links and I will earn a small comission if you purchase through these links. I have used all of the products below and recommend them as they are companies I trust, not because of the comissions I earn from these products.

I use the Nikon D3400 camera and 50mm f1.8 lens. I shoot in natural light without a tripod, and edit my photos in Lightroom!

If you’re interested in learning more about how to take mouth-watering food photography, check out my food photography series on the blog!

What’s your favourite food?

I try not to discriminate when it comes to food, but one of my favourites on the blog is masala grilled cheese. And pancakes. Always pancakes.

What do you do in your spare time?

When I’m not studying or blogging, you’ll find me watching Netflix, drinking smoothies, at the gym, or playing the piano. Or you’ll find me at the supermarket – I just love that place!

I hope you enjoy my recipes! It would mean the world to me if you would say hello on Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook. I hope to see you there!

Shivani

Previous projects:

Sugar & Spice: A cookbook for COVID-19 relief in India

In 2021, I produced an eCookbook featuring 15 of my favourite Indian and Indian-inspired recipes to raise money for COVID-19 relief in India.

100% of the proceeds were donated to Making The Difference, a Non-Government Organization raising money for COVID-19 relief in India. In total, we raised over $800 for the cause! Thank you for your continued support <3

If you’d like to donate further, you can via the Making The Difference website. I am no longer listing the eBook on SLF, but please get in touch via email if you’d like a copy.

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