Unwasted: The Podcast

Cooking with More Veggies with Trishna Saigal of Down to Cook

August 17, 2020 Imperfect Foods Season 1 Episode 33
Unwasted: The Podcast
Cooking with More Veggies with Trishna Saigal of Down to Cook
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Unwasted: The Podcast
Cooking with More Veggies with Trishna Saigal of Down to Cook
Aug 17, 2020 Season 1 Episode 33
Imperfect Foods

Have you ever felt stumped by how to turn the random assortment of veggies in your fridge into a full meal? We've all been there. 

Trishna Saigal took this familiar feeling of not knowing how to turn a veggie into dinner and transformed it into an exciting new food company. She is the founder of Down to Cook Foods, a company that empowers people to turn their favorite (or least favorite) veggies into easy, delicious, and protein-packed meals. 

She shares what inspired her to start her own company, how her training as a chemical engineer changed her perspective on food, and what lessons she learned early on as an entrepreneur. 

She also candidly shares her experiences with workplace racism as a woman of color and explores how standup comedy can help all of us become more woke in the long run. Whether you're an aspiring entrepreneur yourself or just looking to cook with vegetables slightly more often, this episode has some lessons and laughter for you! 

Show Notes: 

  1. Learn more about Down to Cook Foods and order it directly from their website
  2. Their Instagram is well worth a follow, and we discussed Trishna's recent post about racism in the food industry in depth
  3. Trishna is a fan of making Bhaji, a traditional Indian snack 
  4. Trishna Saigal used to perform stand up comedy
  5. Trishna's go-to karaoke song is "Survivor" by Destiny's Child
Show Notes

Have you ever felt stumped by how to turn the random assortment of veggies in your fridge into a full meal? We've all been there. 

Trishna Saigal took this familiar feeling of not knowing how to turn a veggie into dinner and transformed it into an exciting new food company. She is the founder of Down to Cook Foods, a company that empowers people to turn their favorite (or least favorite) veggies into easy, delicious, and protein-packed meals. 

She shares what inspired her to start her own company, how her training as a chemical engineer changed her perspective on food, and what lessons she learned early on as an entrepreneur. 

She also candidly shares her experiences with workplace racism as a woman of color and explores how standup comedy can help all of us become more woke in the long run. Whether you're an aspiring entrepreneur yourself or just looking to cook with vegetables slightly more often, this episode has some lessons and laughter for you! 

Show Notes: 

  1. Learn more about Down to Cook Foods and order it directly from their website
  2. Their Instagram is well worth a follow, and we discussed Trishna's recent post about racism in the food industry in depth
  3. Trishna is a fan of making Bhaji, a traditional Indian snack 
  4. Trishna Saigal used to perform stand up comedy
  5. Trishna's go-to karaoke song is "Survivor" by Destiny's Child