“Allow your passion to become your purpose, and it will one day become your profession”
That is exactly what Shruti Agrawal did!! Meet the young baker who loves to bake and cook a yummy and delicious variety of food and desserts that will make you want to eat more. Shruti Agrawal is a penchant food and recipe blogger and owns the site well known as www.cookingdiarybyshruti.com.
Though Shruti completed her post graduation, her desire always remained in starting something on her own and be her own boss. However, she knew the value of education and hence wanted to finish her master’s hoping her education may help her in providing guidance to start and lead a successful business. bb
“Creativity is allowing yourself to do mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep”
Which perfectly applies to Shruti as initially, she tried various other things to find her true interest. Such as the fashion industry, online store, family business and few other, none of which could win her mind and heart together. But she realized that baking and cooking is something she loves to do.
Cooking and baking came naturally to her as Shruti’s mother was also an excellent chef around her kitchen and Shruti learned many things at a young age. She started experimenting recipes since the age of 12.
My mother is the biggest inspiration to me and all that I know today is something I have learned from her. I will be the happiest when I cook as good as she does.
– tells Shruti with all the love and fondness to her mother who inspired her to reach where she is today.
One cannot learn an art without making mistakes, and Shruti also faced a few accidents in the kitchen like burning her cupcakes or over roasting. Well, that’s part of learning because when you make a mistake you learn what to do and what not to do, isn’t it?
Sometimes when opportunities come, it knocks our door in the form of love by our family. Little did she know that one day she will own a cooking and food blog where people would look forward to what she writes and shares her recipes. In the year 2014, her sister Kirti encouraged her to start a blog with all her food recipes and share the idea with people who have similar interest and Kirti was adamant till Shruti started it. Until then she had no idea that she had it in her to turn her passions into a way of living.
As a teenaged girl, Shruti always watched the Nigella Lawson on TLC and aspired to become like her one day. However, she could not give much attention to what she truly loved to do as much of her time went into the preparation of her graduation and post graduation in marketing and advertising sectors.
When her sister forced her to start the blog, she was secretly excited too as she always loved writing. She decided to share her recipes through her blog. She did not know how to start one though. Hence, she researched and learned the basics of using a WordPress and started her blog.
She still remembers when she started the blog, the first post she wrote was about chocolate muffins. Prepared the muffins, took photos from her Samsung Note-2 and wrote a lengthy recipe. She was a novice in writing a food blog and was not as good in food styling and photography then. She kept the post in draft for about five days until she cooked up some courage to post it on the blog. She kept visiting her draft blog making sure if there were no errors.
When you do something out of heart, people always accept it gracefully and with love.
– claims the charming Shruti remembering her experience of her first post.
The love and appreciation she got from people in the form of comments and likes pushed her to work harder. People truly loved the idea of making a complicated recipe easier and upon that it was eggless. Since then there was no turning back. Shruti began to cook and bake the foods. Also took photos of them step by step to make a different post for every recipe. The process taught her to excel in other skills and fine tune her abilities in photography, food dressing, and styling.
For me, baking is Therapeutic. It makes me feel happy, calm and peaceful.
– says Shruti being content and happy with what she is doing.
Cookingdiarybyshruti is a food blog which is all about baking, cooking, food photography, food styling, and its trends. The blog concentrates on making different complex food items from scratch and breaking it down into easier recipes. The blog also features foods with gluten free, sugarless delicacies. Shruti likes to explore baking food with fruits, new ingredients, alternative flours and mainly most of it is eggless.
A visual appearance of food holds the same love for a food, as it takes for cooking it. Hence I love to take photos of all the food I prepare with exceptional skill on photography. I love to dress the food and take pictures of them before I post my recipe for my readers.
– conveys the young food inventor who also loves writing.
Shruti is also a writer in various e-magazines like Polkacafe.com, Foodkraft, TheUrbanSpice, and few others. Love for writing and baking has given a space where she has built a career that she loves the most today.
I believe if we love our work and have a passion for what we do, nothing can go wrong. All we have to do is dream and believe in what we do.
– tells Shruti, the strong believer with a voice of confidence.
Shruti also conducts baking workshops in Delhi. Her previous contracts for the workshops was with some of the well-known food companies such as the Epigamia Yogurt,
Shruti also conducts baking workshops in Delhi. Her previous contracts for the workshops was with some of the well-known food companies such as the Epigamia Yogurt, Wishq India, Frontier Biscuit, and Paper Design Company. Readers have followed her from blog to her workshops to learn her style of cooking and baking which talks volumes of her skills.
The love my readers have shown by coming again and again and asking me to share more of my recipes keeps me encouraged. The love and response they show keep me going and growing. My vision is to take my blog to bigger heights than it is today and bring more people together with similar interests. I also want to open a CDBS kitchen studio where people can learn baking and cooking different things with a difference. I want to create a community where each one of us could inspire one another in our culinary adventures and conquer the oven. I believe in making my passion my paycheck.
– says Shruti thanking her readers and all the people who stand by her appreciating her talent and skills in writing and baking both.
When you follow your passions there is no stopping you from leading the ladder of success. Shruti Agrawal is truly an inspiration for women who think all they know is only cooking because just cooking can be a hugely successful career, isn’t it?
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