Writing Process Blog Tour

Hello My Lovely Readers,

On the 9th of June, I received an invitation from Deepa of Deelightfully Veg to participate in the Writing Process Blog Tour. Deepa is really an innovative blogger. I really like her way of presenting things forward. She is very versatile with her recipes. And that is what makes her different. She makes simplest of recipes with her own twist and it just comes out brilliant. I am really thankful to her for inviting me to participate in this blog tour.

my writing process blog tour


A Blog Tour basically is a way to help your readers understand your view on the blog. The blogger who invites you to the writing process answers 3 questions about their blog and asks you to do the same. The cycle continues as I would also nominate bloggers for the writing process tour. 🙂

P.S- I am very happy with the set of questions Deepa has introduced. ❤

Honestly, I never thought I would be writing a blog. I loved cooking and I had started cooking when I was 10. Cooking and Baking have always been a passion. More than that, I have always loved trying new recipes and adding my own twist to it. It was much later when, I was introduced to blogging. My sister thought  I would be really good at it and she wanted me to give it a try. When I wrote my first post, I realized this is something I want to take further and is my true passion 🙂

Questions Given to ME:

1. What am I working on?

I have always been organized. I like my things to look pretty and presentable. Its the same in the case of cooking and baking. For me, presentation is really really important. Currently, I am working on my photography and presentation. My pictures have really improved in comparison to my first post. But I really believe there is a lot of scope for improvement. I don’t call myself as a food photographer but a budding food photographer and there is a long way to go.

Also, I have been wanting to bake breads perfectly. I have tried my hands on it, quite a few times but I am still not satisfied by the final results. So, I am reading a lot about baking breads and trying to perfect this skill. Hope to share a lot of breads in future.

2. How does my work differ from others of its genre?

I believe the name of my blog says it all. I have always been very fond of writing a diary. And inspired by that I named my blog as Cooking Diary By Shruti. The USP of my blog is that I write each post as if I am writing a diary. I am a very spontaneous writer.

My recipes are versatile. I try and make them as simple as I can for my readers and all of them are Eggless. I have a long  journey ahead.

3. How does your writing process work?

I maintain a diary and a bucket list of things I wish to make. Once my trial and tasting of a recipe is successful I begin writing it down on my blog. I love to write and share my recipes. My focus has always been to make it as simple as possible for the readers. I have the WordPress App downloaded on my phone too.. I make a lot of notes. If you open my account, you will find a lot of drafts. I write any time of the day.. Whenever I feel like. I add the pictures to the post at the end, because I take quite some time editing my pictures and making it perfect for the blog.

P.S- I preview all my posts a lot of times before I hit the Publish Button. 😛

The best part about being a blogger is that not only do you have the opportunity to share your views and knowledge in a particular field, but also you learn a lot from your fellow bloggers. You can share your happiness by nominating other bloggers for the same. I love this part about sharing the happiness, be it awards or opportunities like this. I am nominating 3 bloggers for the Writing Process Blog Tour.

My Nominees Are:

1. Feeding the Sonis

2. Shine on Beautiful

3. Traditionally Modern Food

Nominees Please Note:

    • You need to answer the same questions I answered above.
    • Please nominate 3 fellow bloggers to do the same.
    • Your date for publishing your writing process blog tour would be on 23rd June 2014.

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Wonderful Team Member Readership Award

Nothing Gives You More Happiness than Winning An Award ❤

Yeiii. This is my 4th Award as a blogger and I am as excited as I was when I received it for the first time. Its amazing each time. No matter how many you win, You crave for a new one all the time. I have been lucky I should say. When your work is appreciated by the fellow bloggers, it just feels great. Doesnt it? 🙂

I am really thankful to Aiswarya from My Kitchen Moments, who thought of me capable enough for this award. Its truely an overwhelming experience. She recently won 2 awards her self and both were well deserved. She is an amazing writer. I love the way she makes simple recipes look classy. So guys if you are looking for amazing yet simple food and alot of motivational cooking experience do visit here blog : My Kitchen Moments.

Wonderful Readership Award

Wonderful Team Member Readership award is really special. Its a readership award which somewhere denotes that people love reading your blog and appreciate the way you present your blog to the viewers. Well this token of appreciation, keeps you going.

Awards at wordpress have been really fun. The best part is you can spread this happiness among fellow bloggers and I simply enjoy this. Its really difficult to nominate only a few because all of them are doing a great job out there. However, I would like to nominate the following bloggers whose blogs are really special to me.

My Nominees are:

1. Akriti Mattu

2. Kitchen Konfidential

3. The Hungry Mum

4. Skinny Chef De Cuisine

5. Eating Well Diary

6. Traditionally Modern Food

7. Asmithaa

8. MyfoodTapestry

9. Sweet & Savoury By Shalija

10. Foodolicious Pictured


The Rules for Participation are simple

  1. Just give the award to all the people you wish to.
  2. Mention the person who gave it to you, and
  3. Don’t forget to include a picture of the Award.


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Shine On Readers Appreciation Award

Shine On Readers Appreciation Award









Can there be a better morning than to wake up to a news that you have won an Award? I guess no….Atleast not for me 😀 It is just soo amazing to know that I have won my third award as a blogger within less than a month and I feel really really special. 

Readers Appreciation Award Possibly is the best award to receive as a blogger. You know that people appreciate your hard work and are enjoying reading your posts. Well this is what a blogger lives for…… that the audiences enjoy reading their blog. I am extremely overwhelmed to have been receiving this award. Its a great feeling. ❤

Honestly, when I would read others blog, before I had started writing my personal blog, I always thought that blogging is extremely easy. I never knew that there is so much of hardwork, knowledge, time, energy and passion required to write your blog. Without a passion for anything its extremely difficult to do it….whether it be food, fashion, DIY, Home, Decor, Restaurants or anything. Blogging really needs passion :D. Its once I started writing, I realized how much effort one has to put in to write about your experiences. It truely needs hardwork and dedication. Nothing better than receiving an award for your hardwork. Awards at wordpress, not only motivate you but also give you that kick you need as a blogger. Really Delighted 🙂

I am reallly thankful to Akriti, who considered my blog capable enough to receive this award. She herself is an amazing writer an truely an inspiration. She writes about topics which really are in front of us but we tend to ignore them sometimes. I love reading her posts and they really leave you thinking. Please read her blog as its totally inspiring and distressfull: AkritiMattu Thanks a ton Akriti :*

Awards at wordpress have been really fun. The best part is you can spread this happiness among fellow bloggers and I simply enjoy this. Its really difficult to nominate only a few because all of them are doing a great job out there. However, I would like to nominate the following bloggers whose blogs are really special to me.

My Nominees are:

1. Two Spoons

2. 17 and Baking

3. London Eats

4. Sweet and Crumby

5. The Patterned Plate

6. Just Homemade

7. Local Cooking

8. The Moonlight Baker

9. The Gourmand Mom

10. Veggiezest

My Nominees the Rules to Participate Are:

1.  Display the images on your blog.

2. Link back and thank the blogger who nominated you.

3. Nominate bloggers of your choice to be honoured.

4. Notify your nominees individually about their honour.

Congratulations to all the bloggers. Please do participate and pass on the love. Its always a great motivation to receive awards. 😀

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The Liebster Award

The Liebster Award


Yeiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!!!! 😀 Its been less than a month and I already have two awards in my kitty……I am on cloud 9 :D….Seriously!!

Less than 2 weeks ago I won The Sunshine Award and the joy for my first award wasnt even over that I have another one .

This award is really special…. Special because 2 of my favorite bloggers ( Kitchenkonfidential and Sweetenitup) have given it to me and receiving the same award from 2 people back to back is just overwhelming.

Its amazing when your hard work has been recognized and you get awards for it. I wish i had a speech ready but honestly I have no words to describe how happy I am 🙂 A Liebster Award is really a special award at wordpress and it just motivates you to do the best that you can. It makes you believe what you are doing is correct and is being appreciated. Blogging is a passion indeed!!!

I would like to thank Rhea from Sweetenitup. I love her blog. Her ideas and creativity for desserts is out of this world. So if you are looking for amazing dessert recipes and tips do check out her blog. I assure you, you wouldnt be able to resist yourself from trying one of those recipes all by yourself. Rhea *hugs* to you babes ❤

Alicia…. I have know you since I started writing…. And this award from you has just made the bond more stronger….Thank you so much sweetheart…. Her blog is a hub for amazing food and drinks…You can find variety of recipes and mouth watering pictures….. Do check her blog: Kitchenkonfidential for outstanding food and pictures.

My Lovely Nominees The Rules for Participation are:

  •  Thank the person who nominated you
  •  Answer questions given to you by the person who nominated you
  •  Nominate 5-10 people for the award
  •  Ask your nominees 10 questions, which they have to answer
  •  Link your nominees and leave a comment on their blog regarding their nomination

 Answers to Questions addressed to me by Rhea are:

Q1) Why did you start your blog?

 I started my blog to share my recipes and experiences. 🙂 And to capture my creativity as a food blogger.

Q2) City life or country life?

City Life. Period!

Q3) Red or Blue?

RED…Anyday ❤

Q4) Pancakes or waffles?


Q5) Favourite cuisine?

Italian and Chinese ( I cant chose one among them. They are my favorite)

Q6) Your life long dream?

Since childhood, I have been wanting to go to Paris. So yeah my life long dream has been to go to Paris ❤

Q7) Land or water?

Water. Though I dont know how to swim :P….But yeah water anyday

Q9) Formal clothes or casual clothes?

Dont find it wierd…But i Love Formal Clothes 😛

Q10) Drinks or Desserts?

Both. I am greedy for both.

Answers to Questions addressed to me by Alicia:

  1. What is your favorite ice cream flavor?

Strawberry!! (You all know my love for strawberries 😉

2.If you could only watch one tv show for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?

Drop Dead Diva…. Coz i am addicted to it 😛 ( I love Stacy and Deb and Grayson and Fred… LOL)

3. What is your favorite meal to cook?

Pastas 😀

4. Is there any ingredient that intimidates you? How do you plan to overcome it?

No. Der isnt any I can think of right now.

5. If you could cook with any person, who would it be any why?

My sis. Coz she loves cooking with me

6. What is your favorite book?

A walk to remember

7. Have you ever been out of the country?


8. What is your favorite color?


9. How do you like to spend your free time?

Social Networking Sites, Tv shows, Chatting with Friends and Irritating mom

10. Purses or shoes – which do you like better? 

Both ❤ ( I have a huge collection for both)

The Awards is about sharing love and happiness….so I would like to nominate my favorite bloggers:

1. forafewsummersmore

2. posimagine

3. thetypekitchen

4. taleoftwotomatoes

5. chaosandcookies

6. aahaaram

Congratulations all the bloggers! Please answer any 10 questions I have answered.  The participation rules are given above. Please participate and spread love and happiness!

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The Sunshine Award

The Sunshine Award


Yeeeeiiiiiiiiiiiiiii………”When You Are Happy & You Know It Clap Your Hands “.Its my First Nomination….Feels super special…. 😀 :* Its not been long that I have started writing my blog and a nomination for The Sunshine Award ….. Makes me super super happppie 😀

Yesterday, when i got nominated , I had no idea what it was all about. I was happy yet all confused as to what am i supposed to do. Sanjana, who not only nominated me , also helped me understand it. And after that, i realized its an award given by other bloggers to motivate you. Thank you soo much Sanjana of Feeding The Sonis for nominating my blog for this award. This is my first nomination as a blogger and its Amazing. Your blog is really really nice and the recipes are mouth watering. I am gonna try them soon 🙂 Guys if you are looking for amazing and easy recipes and gorgeous pictures do check her blog here : Feeding The Sonis

Sunshine Award is like a motivator. As the name says- it motivates you to Shine Always no matter what. And Yellow being one of my Favorite Colors makes it all the  more special for me 😉 😛

Its a great feeling that one of the participation rules allows me to nominate 10 bloggers for the same. I feel so delighted to spread this happiness.My list of favorite blogs is really long and I am finding it so difficult to pick only 10 out of them. Well but I believe there would be more opportunities to nominate i hope…….. 😀

My nominees are:

  1. My Kitchen Moments
  2. Skinny Chef De Cuisine
  3. Shine On Beautiful
  4. Kitchen Konfidential
  5. Butter Basil and Breadcrumbs
  6. Superfoodista
  7. ChefDivya
  8. Stepheusebi
  9. Sweetenitup
  10. ShivaayDelights

My nominees the Rules for participation are as follows:

  • Display the award on your blog.
  • Show your gratitude and link back to the person who nominates you with the award.
  • Nominate 10 of your favourite deserving “bloggers who positively and creatively inspire others in the blogosphere”.
  •  Link the nominees in your post and let them know they have been awarded.
  •  Write 10 interesting things about yourself.

10 Interesting Things About Me You Should Know:

  • I Love Desserts and I don’t like sharing my desserts 😛
  • I am addicted to baking.
  • I love dancing…Though i have never taken any professional training….I always wish i had. Dancing makes me smile.
  • I am a shopaholic. Shopping is like distressing for me. :*
  • Pink…Pink..Pinkk….. I love the color pink. Its my favorite color.
  • I have always wanted to learn swimming and to be able to swim and relax but i never learned it because i think i will get too tan. Lol… I know its wierd but I dont wanna get tanned.
  • Paris is my favorite City and its my dream to go there. Its on my wish list. Eiffel Tower just attracts me soo  much… Dont know why. Will be going soon.
  • As a kid I wanted to be a doctor…. Then a fashion designer…Then post my MBA a banker….But here I am.. a Food Blogger. 🙂
  • Being a Libran, I am too organized. I dont like mess. I like my things to be organized and perfect.
  • I love Coffeee….No TEA! 🙂

Congratulations to all the bloggers. If you wish to participate, read the rules above and do nominate your fellow blogger.

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