My name is Astro and my little helper in the kitchen is my daughter Nila. My full time job is an animator which I love very much while Nila’s full time job is being a ball of energy. I’ve worked on big Hollywood movies, TV shows and video games. My job has taken me to various cities around the world and has helped me experience different cultures and foods. Cooking has always been a passion of mine and if I didn’t get into animation I would have definitely become a chef.
I am a big believer in eating wholesome organic fresh foods whenever possible. Don’t get me wrong, I love junk food as well but we need a proper balance. It has taken me years to appreciate the right balance. In the past, I used to weigh over 260 lbs and have done every diet under the sun. I’m sure my wife can write a book on my crazy diets :). Overtime I’ve figured out what works best for me and made it a lifestyle. Now I have lost over 60lbs while still enjoying all the foods I love.
Plate of Yum allows me to share with everyone the passion I have for food and cooking. I will be cooking up a storm with my little one, bringing you dishes inspired from around the world. I love food (obviously) and will be sharing some of my favorites recipes, most of which involve some sort of spice or sugar.
Athavan “Astro” Rajaratnam