Hello, my name is Shivangi Khargonekar Rao.

I’m a 30-something woman living in San Francisco, California with my dear husband and sweet, 60-pound pup. While I’ve always had a love for food, thanks to endless supplies of delicious Indian food from my mother and my community of Indian aunties, I learned most of my cooking in my early twenties from my mother. She was the kind of mother who always made sure my brother and I were nourished by both love and food. In another life, she would have been a world-famous chef.

As I continued my twenties, I found myself dealing with more and more food intolerances and little success in determining the root cause. Finally, after many conversations with my best friend, she taught me that food is medicine. Together, we spent an entire summer making small yet beneficial changes to our diet, and explored a whole new world of recipes and flavor combinations through clean and unprocessed foods such as meats, vegetables, fruit, dairy, nuts, and seeds. Thanks to my family’s support and my budding love for cooking, I am slowly but surely finding my way back to health by eating whole, colorful, and nutritious foods.

I created this blog with the hope of sharing my “Raody” adventures in the kitchen, and my most favorite recipes with my family and friends. I hope this blog inspires you to explore the healing powers of food, just as I am. Enjoy!

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