About Me (Hi!)


Mera nam Rebekah Reddy hai.

No, I am not Indian. Or even half-Indian. But I do love Indian foods and flavors. I’m married to a Fijian-Indian man, and I’ve been known to wear a sari and a salwar kameez. And my love of my family-by-marriage has led me to love spicy food, bright colors, and bindis. My efforts to unite my family of origin in all its history and complexity with my married life and family is part of my journey. My devotion to good food in all its glory is part of that journey as well. Welcome to the world of a half-Indian cook.

I have been a stay-at-home mom to my three children (two girls, one boy) since 2006, but in my former life I was a high school English/ESL teacher. I have a BA in English with a minor in Spanish, an MA in English with an emphasis in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), and a California teaching credential. I am also a certified Nutrition Educator and the author of the blog Half Indian Cook in which I share recipes and write about food and culture in my mixed-ethnicity family.

My interest in nutrition started when I became pregnant with my first child and wanted to provide myself and my baby with the best nutrition possible. After a few years of independent studies, I enrolled in the nutrition education course at Bauman College. It was during this time that I learned about real food nutrition, discovered Balanced Bites (Diane Sanfilippo), and was introduced to the Paleo movement. In 2012, I began working with Diane as a 21-Day Sugar Detox moderator; I began working for her as a content developer in 2013. My passion for delicious, nutritious food has led my family and me to improved health and I hope to support you in whatever health-related changes you wish to make.

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