About the Author
Dr. Sonali Ruder is a physician, chef, recipe developer, and food blogger. Her passion for food started several years ago when she was doing her residency training in New York City. In 2007 she entered a recipe contest on a whim and ended up being selected from thousands of entrants to compete on a cooking competition on the Food Network. After a few years of competitive cooking, Sonali decided to take her passion for cooking one step further by enrolling in culinary school at the Institute of Culinary Education. While she was a student, she started her popular food blog The Foodie Physician where she uses her medical and culinary backgrounds to help readers create meals that are nutritious and full of flavor. In addition to practicing medicine, Sonali also develops recipes and is a contributing writer for several national magazines, cookbooks, and websites. She recently moved to sunny Fort Lauderdale where she lives with her husband and daughter.