- New York State Registered Dietitian
- Master's degree in Nutrition from Columbia University
- Culinary school graduate. Completed the ACCET accredited Chef Training Program at the Natural Gourmet Institute in New York City.
Hello Friends! My name is Nisha, which in Hindi means 'night.' This might have been an appropriate name for me when I was a teenager, but I've grown into being a morning person, and by morning, I'm talking 5.30am! Once I was old enough to appreciate the beauty of sunrise, there was no turning back. My family finds this extremely annoying, as I'm usually quite tired by sunset!
It makes sense that I would enjoy light. I was fortunate to be born in the tropics on the beautiful island of Jamaica, where sunshine is prevalent. My parents are of Indian descent, and even though I have roamed the world and lived in several countries, I remain an island girl at heart.
I was sent to a very strict English boarding school at the age of seven where if you didn’t finish everything on your plate, you were taken to the cellar. I ate more than my fair share of mushy Brussels sprouts during those years and it was pretty miserable, which is why I'm so determined to make vegetables taste delicious.
My college years were spent in Montréal where I completed a double major in science and economics. It is here where I developed my love for the kitchen. Montréal is filled with gastronomic restaurants priced way above my student budget, and so I created my own take on these dishes in my dorm kitchen!
New York was my next move where I lost my heart and met my wonderful partner and husband. I pursued my studies and graduated from Columbia with a Master's degree in Nutrition.
Life galloped fast and furious and we were blessed with three daughters born within the space of three and a half years. Raising them kept me busy and I was completely focused on nurturing them mind, body and heart.
I did manage to sneak away to culinary school for six months and get my diploma from the Natural Gourmet Institute. This gave me the confidence to grow my Instagram feed which meant I could help more people to incorporate budget-friendly, vegan meals into their diet.
I’m currently working on a cookbook on easy, affordable, and delicious vegan meals to be published by Penguin Random House. (As well as navigating 3 teenagers!)