Hi I’m Arti Chudasama and I’d like to welcome you to my Plant - Based Kitchen, here is a little bit about me...
I left Leicester for Manchester almost 20 years ago to pursue my childhood dream and become a successful fashion designer. Luckily for me my dream came true, I’ve had a very successful career as a ladieswear designer working with various great brands and suppliers in Manchester and London for over 16 years.
I got to travel to some amazing places with New York being my favourite. Elaine Hooley Design and Elaine Hooley herself has been my inspiration, determination and motivation of...
“You can do whatever you put your heart and soul into”
I got to a point in my fashion career where I was ready for a change and a new goal in life. My 2nd dream was to be an entrepreneur, I wanted to fulfil this dream, but wasn’t quite sure how and what in, but still keeping it creative. Coming back home to Leicester after such a long time away and seeing how much the city had changed in the way of new eateries almost everywhere was that light bulb PING moment into the challenge I was going to take on. I’ve always enjoyed and appreciated good food in the way of dining out, cooking, travelling and trying new cuisines. I come from a family of food lovers, which meant family get togethers growing up always involved a variety of delicious homemade Indian dishes by our mothers.
My own experience with improving my health by eating more of a plant-based diet, along with moving back home to Leicester and being fed my mother's homemade curries influenced my decision to sell only plant - based food, but fresh homemade plant - based Indian food and I’d seen nothing in Leicester that was comparable to what I wanted to create by combining fashion and food.
What is your food philosophy?
My food philosophy is fresh homemade plant - based food using a balance of ingredients in a health - conscious way. Love what you eat & be what you eat to live a long healthy life.
What does conscious living mean to you?
To me, it means making deliberate choices to live a better lifestyle to improve your physical and mental well - being through your diet, activities and decisions. A balanced and nutritious diet results in a happier, healthier you.
My goal is to provide you with some solid plant - based recipes using whole ingredients that are seasonally sourced and easy to prepare. I know the feeling of not having enough time to cook a nutritious meal, while having the desire to eat real food and that’s why all my recipes are approachable, adaptable and use easy to find ingredients.