Shivina- That’s Me!
I am a rising senior at Mission San Jose High School, Fremont, CA. I am very active in my school clubs, Relay for Life, DECA, Peer Support Group and, am the co-founder of Save Your Saviors, the organization which has helped the medical community during times of COVID-19 and continues to do so. I believe, well- my mom says that I was born with pots and pans in my hands as cooking is my passion as I love to be in the kitchen trying different cuisines.
I aspire to be an entrepreneur one day, love Philz Coffee and Disneyland!
Magic Begins In My kitchen
Pots & Pans. Spoons & Ladles. Sugar & Spices. Butter & Oil.
Salad & Pasta. Pizza & Coke. Sandwich & Paninis. Tortillas & Beans.
Chai & Cafe Latte. Chocolate & Candy. Cakes & Pasteries.
What does the kitchen mean to me?
A place where relationships are made, bonds are created, non-stop chitter-chatter happens, and where families get to know each other at a deeper level.
A perfect place to be together, cook, eat, laugh, and sometimes pour out the most intimate secrets.
Want to make beautiful memories, flock in the kitchen with your camera, and take pictures/videos, a treasure box will be created forever.
My love for cooking
Let me share a secret with you, my favorite hangout place- My Kitchen! Cooking and I go back a long time. Sometimes I feel I was born with pots and pans in my hand. The aroma of oils, flavorful colors of spices, the chop-chop sounds of cutting veggies, getting my hands in the dough, give me an innate sense of connection, and mindfulness.
COVID-19 was a kickstart for me to take a nosedive into my culinary skills. So much time in hand gave me a chance to try different dishes, a variety of cuisines, and be the chef of my house. I love being in control of the kitchen, cooking at any time of the day, and feeding my family. The sense of satisfaction is so amazing and that one positive comment makes me so elated. It has been a push and drive for me to keep working on my skills. Forever grateful for this opportunity and will continue to do so in the future.
Mother’s Day Special
Chocolate Mousse cake, Delgado coffee savored with powdered cinnamon in mom’s favorite gold-lined plate, rustic ceramic cup, and adorned with our backyards white rose flower.
Spicy element- I like moderate spicy food but love Cholula hot sauce
Oils- My favorite is organic olive oil from Trader Joe’s
Breads- Ciabatta and Danish Rolls, my most favorite
Iced Mocha Cold Coffee in Mason Jars
Pineapple Upside Down Cake
Black Forest Cake
Overload of chocolate wafers with sponge cake
Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
My Weakness- Watermelon
What the metallic whisk taught me
My mom always says life has twists and turns, ups and downs but look at the end result, its the stronger and resilient you
Making a peanut butter jelly sandwich for dad at midnight.
Frying avocado wraps, timer on exactly for twenty seconds on one side, flip and turn to the mark.
When I accidentally poured tons of cinnamon on the mousse cake, was so bitter that I had to remake it. A two-hour cake became a four-hour project!