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Jayanthy Kumaran
Hello everyone & welcome to the blog! 
I’m Jay, author and photographer of this website. My full name is Jayanthy Kumaran & I currently reside in Dubai with my hubby and kids. 
I started this blog back in 2009 as a way to inspire others to easy & healthy cooking. “I believe in wellness starts from within.”  I am really thankful to my hubby for his kindness and support in continuing this blogging journey. Without my family support I may not be able to blog regularly apart from busy household chores. My Mom & Mil are my true inspiration. 
I am with a passion for delicious food and a desire to make healthy eating, easy, tasty and fun. I found my love of food during my deprivation, actually. I loved cooking and once I got into my food blogger’s mentality, I began to cook wonderful healthy food and loving every minute of it. 
Now, that I’ve been at this a while, I’ve found my niche in the kitchen. I really enjoy making scrumptious, healthy delights that are really, really mouthwatering to eat.  On this blog, you’ll find a mix of quick Indian recipes & healthy meal ideas, easy kitchen tips, fitness, photography & more. I really like video recipes and now you can subscribe here to view lots of easy cooking videos from my website in Youtube.
I hope you’re enjoying reading through my blog, my recipes and my adventures in cooking healthy meals that my family would enjoy.
In addition to blogging, I have a Masters of Philosophy in Chemistry from the University of Madras, India. I’m a lover of sunshine, photography, shopping, music, travel & long drives. Nothing makes me happy than being outside on a nice day. I absolutely love long walks on the beach out of my love of wet sand. In my free time, I love being active. I listen to a lot of music, especially while being in kitchen. My favorite music directors are Illayaraja & A.R. Rehman. I’m currently listening to Merasalayitaen (Eye tamil movie) & Unna eppa pakkanum ( from kayal movie) . Some of favorite authors include Sidney Sheldon, Dane Brown, Gillian Flynn, Agatha Cristie & Dennis Lehane.
Photography is my most precious hobby. I really enjoy food and nature photography. I use Nikon D 5200 dslr camera with 18-55 mm lens & 50mm lens. Recently I decided to start a “ Daily Capture 365” photo project, where I will be taking at least one photo, every single day, for an entire year and post in blog. Using my camera everyday is opening my eyes to the photographic possibilities that’s abound in my everyday life. Receiving comments and feedback from friends & readers helps me improve and motivate me to keep going. Thank you so much for all your true support and guidance.

I love connecting with fellow foodies or anyone who is interested in learning more about the world of healthy living and flavorful eating. Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions , comments or feedback. I’d love to hear from you! You can contact me at tastyappetite@gmail.com
Want to contact on social media? I can also be found on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, Instagram, You Tube.
Thank you so much for sticking around..! Accept my sweet treat..!!
Happy Cooking..:)


  1. Hi Jay, urs is my first fav food blog. I made chettinad chicken gravy referring ur post today. This is the first time I got a broad smile as a sign of appreciation with the comment "nallaruku" from my hubby for a chicken dish !

    My 9 yrs young boy is eating only chicken pieces and rice waiting to be feeded by me :)

    Happy to share with you. Love to u. Regards to ur family.

    Reading Ur "About Me" is like reading a good friend's first letter. Thank you...

    1. Hey Viji, thanks for your sweet notes. So glad you enjoyed this recipe. Keep trying new dishes:)

  2. its good and full guided blog. i like it and i make many things with the help of your articles,,,,

  3. Only today, I have seen your blog, let me try something .....may be peanut burfi.....


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