Feedback From - Aarti Sequeira
May 06 2014

Take a peek into a day in the life of the always lovely Aarti Sequeira

What are you best known for?
Being that girl on Food Network who always wears a flower in her hair!

What day of the week are you telling me about and in which city?
Monday in Los Angeles

What time did you wake up and tell me about the first 5 minutes?
645am because my 4-month old daughter Eliyah woke up crying and hungry. So I fed her. That's about as exciting as it gets these days!

Which 3 songs would best fit as a soundtrack on that day?
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star (it's what I sing to her to help her fall asleep)
Go Tell it on the Mountain (we went for a hike up a nearby hill)
Cry me a River (because I'm battling post partum depression so I cry nearly every day!!)

Most memorable things you put in your mouth?
Gucamole hummus. Surprisingly good!

Who did you share it with?
My husband, who had bought it.

One thing you wish you could change about that day?
My daughter's sleeping schedule but that's a losing battle!

What is your most significant food ritual, which you missed?
I eat a bowl of quinoa with two eggs and some vegetables for my breakfast most mornings. I ran out of eggs so I had quinoa with almond milk, spicy pecans and dates. I wasn't happy at first, but it was actually pretty tasty! I might have it more often!

What shoes did you wear and why?
Some running shoes so that I could hike up the hill.

Who committed your ultimate food pet peeve, and what was it?
My daughter! She's going through a growth spurt and kept crying as I tried to breastfeed her because ostensibly, the milk wasn't coming out fast enough for her. Piggy! But seeing as she's only 4 months, I guess I'll give her a pass.

What promise did you break?
I racked and racked my brain but I couldn't think of one! Well, wait, I suppose everyday I promise God that I'll spend a bit more time with Him, and everyday I miss the mark. So I suppose that's a broken promise. Ugh. Thanks for bringing it up. :)

One thing you did to build your dream?
I signed off on the page layout for my very first cookbook, Aarti Paarti, which is out this September! Wheeee!

What time and in which city did you go to sleep?
I'm going to try to get to bed by 10pm but I'm not sure that's going to happen. Los Angeles.
Jimmy Cliff's Shoutout
April 28 2014

The legendary Dr. Jimmy Cliff and fellow UWI Award recipient for 2014. Shout out to his daughter and my girl Odessa Chambers.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu's Shoutout
April 28 2014

I'm so humbled to hear Archbishop Desmond Tutu give me a shoutout for the UWI Vice Chancellor Award. I’ll take it.
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