A New Beginning!

Pongal Greetings

The title must have made you curious right? Before I proceed to make the announcement I would like to wish all my Hindu readers a very Happy Pongal/Makara Sankranthi.

At this point I just want to tell what the news is, but I’m trying to build some suspense here. It’s going to be difficult though because the one thing I’m very bad at, is writing interestingly. I especially admire my friends Dee, DK, Srivalli and Sunshinemom for their style of writing. They can turn even a simple recipe post into something very special. Me on the other hand, I have an interesting news to share with all of you and I’m already struggling for words.

I don’t know if you all have noticed a pattern in this blog over the past couple of months? I know that some of you did, from the emails I have been receiving. Any guesses? It’s that it has been ages since I have posted any non-baking recipes in egglesscooking.com. In the past 8 months I have posted only 2 non-baking recipes and the remaining were all egg free baking recipes. It did not happen just like that but I have been doing this on purpose. I felt that posting other cooking recipes might distract the attention of the visitors who come here looking for just eggless baking recipes. I didn’t want to dilute the essence of this blog by posting other recipes. So I started to post only egg free baking recipes here. I still was cooking a lot of interesting stuff and was taking pictures of it too. I don’t know for what though. At the back of my mind I had this idea of having another blog for all those recipes but things were not coming together. We started the Forum, I made a trip to India, came back and started taking the Wilton’s Cake Decorating courses and lot of other things were happening.

In the meanwhile I also started receiving mails from some of the regular followers of this blog telling that they were missing the vegetarian and vegan cooking recipes I used to post earlier. This made me thinking and with a lot of pressure from my husband I decided to do something about it. Just a quick digress, I’m still trying to find out if it is a good thing or a bad thing that your husband is very supportive of your blogging! I completely agree that this blog will not be what it is now without his hard work but sometimes it is too much to take.

Now back to where I left. Finally I did decide to start another food blog to feature other vegetarian and vegan non-baking recipes. So that’s my news. We have been working on this for a couple of weeks now and wanted to make it public on the 1st of January 2010 but then we were going back and forth and felt that everything was not perfect and wanted to improve a lot. Later we realized that improvisation is a never ending process so it is better to get it done when you still have some enthusiasm left for the new project. So we decided to go public today because it is believed by Tamilians around the world that the month of Thai (beginning today) is auspicious and it paves way for new and better opportunities.

So here we are to present you with www.VegCorner.com This blog will be veg*n friendly, meaning it will feature both vegetarian and vegan recipes. I have already posted few recipes to give you the feel of what one can expect in this blog. We extend a warm welcome to all of you. We hope you will like what you are about to see and will extend your support as always.

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  1. I am so excited about your veg blog. I once used your microwave okra recipe and just loved it. I was a bit disappointed that no other non-baking recipes were posted since, and I am not into baking. Now, my wish has come true. I wish you the very best. By the way, yours is one of the blogs that is extremely professional both in aesthetics and content. I appreciate the trouble you and your hubby take to avoid grammar/spelling/bad English mistakes…it’s a pleasure to read your blog although I haven’t commented much here…that will change on the other blog 🙂

    Oh! thank you so much Rupa. I’ll pass on your compliments to my husband too. He will be very happy.

  2. Happy Pongal wishes to you and your family Madhuram (belated though). Congratulations on the new blog and glimpsed it and looks pretty good.
    Keep up the good work, love your detailed recipes, your enthusiasm for trying out new recipes, experimenting with eggless/wholegrains etc etc.

    Thank you very much Supriya.

  3. I definitely am a BIG fan of your healthy and vegetarian non-baking foods. I make your vegetarian chili and your brown rice bisi bela, all the time. I am excited about your new venture!!

    Deepa, that’s so nice of you. Thank you very much.

  4. Congratulations Madhu! Wish you all the very best for VegCorner 🙂 btw i love that twitter icon, its very cute 😉

    Thanks Parita.

  5. Dear Madhuram,
    Congatulations on your new blog! A new Year and A new Start…sounds really cool.Wish You all the best.
    Happy Pongal 🙂

    Thank you very much Rachana.

  6. hi,

    Happy pongal to all of you and very nice to hear about the new blog and i am also a tamilian and i am interested in cooking recepies, vegan and only vegetarian and egglesscooking recepies. so i vist your blog everyday. after reading all your wilton posts… i decided to take the class of wilton decorating and it started from last week……, it is really interesting and superb. pls continue to post the vegan and vegetarian and egglesscooking recepies for all of us here…..:)


    Vani, that’s so nice of you to shower me with so much compliments. All the best for your classes.

  7. Dear Madhuram,

    Checked out your new blog and I think you are doing a excellent job on both your blogs. Good job!! Looking forward to more “Whole Grain” recipes from you 🙂


    Thank you very much Anjali.

  8. Congrats Madhu, for starting an another fantastic food blog, definitely a wonderful beginning..Keep rocking..

    Thank you very much Priya.

  9. Hi Madhu, Happy New Year and Happy Pongal!

    Its a great news that you starting another blog,hearty congrats and looking forward for more recipes there.
    This year I am going to start my baking episode,I am sure your blog going to help me a lot!


    Thank you very much Raji.

  10. Happy Pongal and congratulations on your new venture.Good luck to beginnings new.Wishing you every success in your new blog.Adding it to my blog list straight away. 😉

    Thank you very much SimplyFood.

  11. That is a wonderful beginning.Particularly the brown idlis and the pachchidi look so wonderful.
    Happy pongal to you too.

    Thanks Lata.


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