Lubna Karim of Yummy Food blog is our Super blogger this sunday. Anyone will get easily hooked to her blog for the simplicity and clear presentation of recipes with attractive pictures. She shares the honours of the very popular and unique event "Joy from Fasting to Feasting" with Yasmeen of Healthnut blog..
EC : Tell us something about yourself
Lubna : I love cooking and I totally enjoy trying out new recipes. My food blog, Kitchen flavours which is 15 months old showcases many Indian flavours with lots of love to make the food yummy. Love is the main ingredient in my recipes. Apart from cooking I love flower photography, reading friction novels, writing poetry, painting and stitching. You can see some of them here.
EC : Who and what inspired you to start food blogging ??
Lubna : It was a sudden decision to start a food blog. No prior intention, just like that I started this blog or either you can say to kill the deadly time. But now I just can't imagine anything other than my food blog.
EC : How do you think blogging has changed your life ? Also tell us something about the Ramadan event.
Lubna : As it is said 'an empty mind is a devil's house', so after I started blogging, my mind is never empty to think of anything else other than blogging. Mover over I got so many friends who share same passion and be with me in all the good and bad times. Isn't it great? Coming to Ramadan Event, which was an combo idea of me and Yasmeeen, to connect and collect recipes and to share and taste the glory of Ramadan globally. I just completed season-II of Ramadan event which is popular as Joy From Fasting To Feasting. It was real fun to know what the other part of the world feast on and how they celebrate fasting and EID. You can have a look at both season-I and season-II celebrations here and here.
EC : Your photography skills are excellent..Can you give us some tips for good photography
Lubna : Thank you for the compliments. I am still a learner in this field of food photography. First thing to bear in mind while you start with photography is to know about your camera. I strongly suggest you to go through the manual coming with your camera and if there is any CD attached with it, run it and know more about it. For terms or words which you are not familiar with search them in wiki. Knowing camera thoroughly is the first and big step in photography, rest and all will come with time. More on this is going to come in my new blog which will be dedicated to food photography and blogging queries.
EC : Can you give some tips for new bloggers to make their blogs popular ??
Lubna : Be active in social networking sites like face book, orkut and twitter. Update about your blog post there and keep your blog, blog friendly with search box, menu list and clean, neat and appealing background.
EC : Your favourite vegetarian recipe
Lubna : Potato is my all time favouite vegetable and I love using it in combo with lot more vegetables and one such recipe is Aloo Methi Ki Sabzi. You can have a look at the recipe here.
Thank you so much EC for giving me this opportunity. I am honoured.