I am Sangeetha Vel, the author, recipe researcher, creator, and cooking hands behind Yellow Chili's - previously known as Veg Vegan Meat. A realistic, friendly, empathetic, and enthusiastic foodie who loves to share authentic, easy, quick, healthy, instant, and kids-approved recipes. You could find a variety of Asian, American, and international recipes through the Recipe Index, with easy step-by-step instructions and supporting videos.
And if you are looking for soft drinks recipes check out our website Tea, Coffee & Drinks exclusively dedicated to share popular soft drinks recipes from around the world.
This blog is a mirror of my passion for cooking and food i.e authentic, fresh, from scratch, and easy recipes. My recipes are prepared with simple day-to-day ingredients that are fresh and healthy. They are also documented in such a way that even beginners can easily master them at home!
A little bit about me
I was born and raised in a small district called Nilgiris in the state of Tamil Nadu, South India. Even though I spent most of my life in Nilgiris, my origin is Trichy from the same state and it happened to be my husband's native place as well. And I currently live in Northern California, USA with my husband and two little kids. I completed B.Sc Physics and Masters in Social work. And in the past, I worked as a Psychiatric Social Worker/Counselor, Juvenile advocacy consultant.
Even though I loved my previous job and got many opportunities to work in the same field in the United States, the passion for cooking a delightful meal for the family turned me into a full-time food enthusiast at home. And that eventually made me realize and pursue to do something that I really love. Especially being a mom of a 1st grader and a toddler and exploring healthy creative dishes was a challenge.
And yeah, time flies and she has grown up and enjoying time with her little brother after a cake cutting 🙂 .
So, Today I am really grateful for what I am, and it is all because of the continuous support of my husband and two beautiful kids. They are my moral supporters, receptive criticizers, and taste testers of my recipes, and so the foods are family and kids-friendly. The recipes shared here are tried and tested by my family, and published in the blog only if it gets a good review and big thumbs up 🙂 .
The recipes on Yellow Chili's are all about from everyday cooking, to fine dine restaurant-style foods from all over the world that are absolutely delicious and easy to make. And I really want to show, how those pro recipes can be easily mastered at home with simple techniques and tricks without compromising on the flavor and taste.
About Yellow Chili's
Yellow Chili's is our workspace for food recipes which was launched in mid 2020 as Veg Vegan Meat and rebranded as Yellow Chili's in 2022. It is handled by me and my husband. While I manage the recipe research, development, and writing content, my husband takes care of technical areas including web design, performance, etc during his weekends and after hours and that's how he helps me to run this blog.
And he is the one who never gets satisfied with his own work since he believes there is always a scope for improvements 🙂 . And I believe the same as it is a never-ending process which we try to learn and adapt and give our best to present the content as valuable and neat as possible. You may realize that if you look at the progress and improvements we have made in presenting the content in this blog to date.
And the added bonus is, my husband is a nice cook too and that also helps me to discuss and come up with a plan for our recipes we put on this blog. Wondering if he has his recipes in this blog? Yes, he does. Check out Chicken Chukka, Fish Curry, 3 Egg Scrambles from him and look for more in the future 🙂 .
We aim to share high-quality, user-friendly recipe and video with easy step-by-step instructions. We don't like to compromise either on the quality of food or the way we bring that to you as giving best user experience on our site is one of our primary goals. And we believe you will like it but we are always here to listen to your valuable feedback if any.
The foods that you see in the blog as well as in the video are completely created by us in our own setup. And the food you see is what my family including kids eat for that day. So, you can be confident enough that we care for you and we present only the food we also eat.
Why Yellow Chili's?
Even though we changed our name, our motto is still the same that food is common for all and we should respect the food, culture, tradition, eating habits of everyone regardless of whether someone is a Veg, Vegan, or Meat(non-vegetarian) eater. And so as it was originally named Veg Vegan Meat. It was rebranded as Yellow Chili's as the combination of the words Vegan Meat is misused or interpreted differently in different parts of the world while we meant Vegan as Vegan, Meat as Meat. It was done to avoid confusions with the marketing term of Vegan Meat.
Since we were clear on what we wanted to offer, the name of the blog was born in a matter of seconds in a casual conversation(update - that was for the name Veg Vegan Meat. We took a good amount of time to figure out and settle on the new name Yellow Chili's). We as food content creators give our best to share all the vegetarian, vegan, meat(non-vegetarian) recipes from across the world that helps and make you and your family happy.
As giving best user experience on our website is one of our primary goals, we have categorized the recipes as clear as possible and continue to improve on it. For an instance, If you are looking for Vegan-only recipes then there is an exclusive category for you.
According to us, "All humans are created equal so as the food and eating habits. And we believe the freedom of human being should begin from the food they like to eat".
Apart from Yellow Chili's
Even though Yellow Chili's is bonded on everyday routine, I have a family who is looking for me to share their happiness, craziness, and downfalls. Apart from this blog, I love to spend my time with my kids and husband. I always love to go for a walk and drive with the family that makes me refreshed and it also helps to gear up for my upcoming tasks. And I also like to create small DIYs at home along with kids to keep them occupied.
Most importantly, we as parents teach our kids to be rational and not to be judgemental at any cost. We value each and everyone regardless of their gender, color, race, ethnicity, culture, tradition so on and so forth. We don't like to waste food and teach the same to our kids that it needs huge respect. Also make them understand how fortunate we are to get good food while so many people starving on the same planet.
What you will find here in this blog?
- Vegetarian, Vegan, and Non-veg foods from Asia, America and around the globe
- Absolutely tasty and authentic dishes using everyday ingredients, and seasonal produce
- Mouthwatering street style and restaurant-style dishes from across the world
- Kids approved kids-friendly dishes
- Classical and traditional healthy dishes to maintain good health
- Party meals from the starter, beverages, main course to dessert
- Vegan-friendly dishes that are naturally vegan. I don't mimic or create artificial ingredients to make mock or alternate meats. I tag or use the word vegan friendly, only if the food is naturally a vegan dish. And if the recipe is vegetarian I suggest some substitutes to make it vegan-friendly to keep it more natural, real and simple
- Simple Baking dishes to satisfy your craving
- Non vegetarian foods from different cuisine
To Say Hi or Comment
If you would like to say hi or want to share your feedback personally, you could always feel free to drop an email or comment below. I will try to get in touch with you as soon as possible 🙂
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