We had the good fortune of connecting with Gita Kshatriya and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Gita, we’d love to start by asking you about lessons learned. Is there a lesson you can share with us?
The most important lesson I learned from developing and growing Warrior In The Kitchen is that I should always strive to better myself by improving on what I have done in the past and learning new skills to grow in the future. A small positive change each day will add up to significant and noticeable improvements in your business and personal growth.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Warrior In The Kitchen has transformed from an online family journal of recipes to a vegan and vegetarian blog that focuses on recipes influenced by the different cuisines of the world. The blog is aimed to answer the age-old question of, “What do I make for dinner”, but also includes valuable information such as nutrition data that can be entered into MyFitnessPal, as well as meal plans and meal ideas with grocery lists. The obstacles that I have had to overcome are a lack of technical knowledge of building websites, implementing effective SEO practices, and using social media to bring traffic to my blog. However, I have adopted a growth mindset, which allows me to learn all of the skills that I need to be successful. I’m proud of growing the blog with content that is valuable to my readers. As an added checkmark in the “win” column, I received 1st place in the Food52 WFH Lunch Recipe contest with my Indian Fusion Chana Masala Recipe!
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
There are so many unique and exciting things to do in Arizona! We would definitely do a ton of hiking. Some of my favorite short trails are Camelback Mountain, Piestewa Peak, and Tom’s Thumb. A few day hikes we would cover are Flatiron in the Superstition Mountains, Picacho Peak on the way to Tucson. Devil’s Bridge in Sedona, and Mt. Humphrey’s in Flagstaff. It would be a must to visit the Grand Canyon and hike down to at least Indian Gardens or even the Colorado River. We would play at some of the most beautiful and scenic golf courses in the world like Oak Creek Country Club in Sedona, Lookout Mountain in Phoenix, Troon North in Scottsdale, and Eagle Mountain in Fountain Hills. We would also visit Isabel’s Kitchen at Grayhawk for dinner and drinks on the golf course overlooking the city, Pomo Pizzeria for authentic Napoletana pizza and Sumo Maya for fusion sushi and a great nightlife scene.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
This shoutout goes to my “Sister Circle”, which includes my mother, grandmother, mother-in-law, grandmother-in-law, my two daughters, sisters-in-law and girlfriends. They have, each in their own way, given me the space to dream and grow.
Other: Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/warriorinthekitchen/