OOKEM: Please introduce yourself to the readers of Our Own Kids E-Magazine.
DIYANA: Hello I am Diyana Sadhnani, Im 8 years old, and I live in keqiao shaoxing. I study in shaoxing International school in Grade 3.
OOKEM: What got you into cooking, have you always had a love for food?
DIYANA: I love food and my mother is an amazing cook. She loves making new dishes for us, and I always like trying new things that she makes. I see her and always want to be like her, sometimes I help her in the kitchen. So when I got to know about VOW Junior Masterchef Contest, I wanted to be a part of the contest and show my skills.
OOKEM: What does being 1st runner up mean to you?
DIYANA: Being 1st runner up means a lot to me! I never expected to be one of the winners, as there was too much competition in the group.
OOKEM: How much has the participation in VOW JMC contest added to your cooking skill?
DIYANA: I am thankful to Vow for giving me a platform to show my talent. After participating in VOW JMC my dream is to become a chef when I grow up.
OOKEM: Are you in contact with any of your co contestants?
DIYANA: Yes, I am in touch with Saina Lalwani as she lives in the same city and we both study in the same school. But, I would like to be in touch with all of them as I learned a lot from all.
OOKEM: What is your favorite recipe to make!
DIYANA: I love making different types of milkshakes, If you ask me which is my favorite recipe in JMC. Then I would choose “Salad and Fruit Popsicle”.
OOKEM: What are your best tips to the kids for their own healthy eating?
DIYANA: Healthy Eating is always good for us. It helps us grow and perform the task given.
OOKEM: Thank you Diyana. We wish you all the best!
DIYANA: Welcome, and thanks for having me here!
Check the videos of Diyana’s Recipes!
Fresh Fruit Popsicles
- Watermelon Juice
- Mango Pulp
- Kiwi Pulp
- Fresh Chopped Fruits
- Popsicle Mold
- Put some chopped fruits in the popsicle mould
- Then Add Watermelon juice in the mould
- Top it with Mango Pulp and Kiwi Pulp using a spoon
- Freeze it for 5-6 Hours to set the popsicle
Hot and Sweet Vegetable Salad
- Chinese Cabbage
- Roasted Peanuts
- Chopped Garlic
- Chopped Red Chilli (Optional)
- Olive Oil
- Black Pepper
- Lemon Juice
- Mix Ingredients in a bowl for making a dressing
- Pour Dressing on Vegetables and Peanuts (Mix Well)
- Serve Cold