Shumaila is living in a family of 3 members including herself. Most of the meals she says are made fresh and consumed the same day. Only meal prep includes Atta for Roti & some homemade bread.
First look at her fridge re-confirms the fact that she’s a baker. There is a jar of Nutella, cocoa powder, cream cheese, and a lot more for her baking adventures.
“Given its summers we generally have a jar of some iced drink- right now its apricot iced tea leftovers, but other times we have chaas/buttermilk, or cold brew” she says.
Her fridge is almost always stocked with sauces and pastes like Marinara & Tahini (either store-bought or homemade) as well as seeds like Watermelon seeds, Sunflower seeds & Chia seeds.
Notice The Big Bang Food Theory here?
From Rotis to homemade bread and from Chaas to Cold Brew Coffee, her food choices are wonderfully diverse.
And this is just one kind of diversity.
Ruchika, a banker by profession tells us her food plan for the week has everything from Vada Pav to Lemon Rice (which she picked while she was in Bangalore) to the humble Khichdi.
Even though it’s all under the Indian food category, notice how the dishes are actually from all over the country?
Sangeeta, 55, a homemaker living with her husband had a unique eating style too. She always keeps 2-3 different kinds of fruits in the fridge. “Fruits make a great no-cooking snack” she says, especially in the summertime.
Apart from that, we spot in her fridge, bottles of Jalapenos and olives which she says they both enjoy in their salads, etc.
Go on, look at your own fridge, and see the diversity there!