A few weeks ago, I was approached by Karthik Vasudevan of Global Graynz, a new online store in India, specialising in sourcing and selling exotic ingredients from around the world. Here is what I wrote about it on my Facebook page:
"You all know how much I love to mix up local ingredients with global ones in my cooking/baking experiments. And when one of my key ingredients isn't easily available in India, I try to post locally available alternatives in the recipe. Now I finally get to use exotic vegan ingredients to my heart's content and you get to source them easily without the need for replacements. :) Global Graynz has asked me to create vegan recipes for them using products from different parts of the world, and whenever I post a recipe on my blog using these, they will put together a customised recipe box with ingredients in the recipe and list it for sale on their website."
With this information, I posted a survey link they sent me. I was later informed that the majority of the people who took this survey were very interested in this recipe box idea.
So now I have started creating some new vegan recipes designed around the international products available on Global Graynz. Don't worry, I will continue to make recipes with completely local ingredients too. :)
I also sent them a list of speciality plant based products to procure. Once they get those, all of us living here in India can have easy access to Nutritional Yeast, Soy Curlz, The Vegg, Vegan Chocolate Chips and other such cruelty-free goodies.
To start with, I directed Global Graynz to a few existing recipes on my blog and they have created recipe boxes for two of them. These are two of my *most* popular recipes in the past year. :)
Click on the photos below to visit the recipe pages, where you can see the gorgeous Global Graynz recipe boxes at the bottom along with a link to purchase them.
Tofu Walnut Dumplings and Balsamic Vegetables in Quinoa
Summer Rolls with Spicy Peanut Sauce