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People often ask me “Why Tes at Home?” when the stories in this blog are never just at home. We travel, we explore, we do other things, and of course we cook, but this is not just a story within a home. So why is … “at home”?

My answer is simple and clear…

Tes at home

Well, it’s Tes at home. It’s really about me at home. My home is my boys— my daring soul mate and best friend, Sadik and my son, Yaseen. I’m crazy about them. A luxury hotel room, a sketchy motel, in a car on the highway, on the mountain, a quiet beach, some rusted up old town or a crowdy city– as long as we’re together…it’s home. So this blog is running around them. We are a package deal. We drive away together on the weekend. We cook. We travel. We fall in love. We laugh and fight. Everything, everywhere…together.

To be honest, when I first started this blog, I never thought it was going to get any attention from people other than my family in Thailand. It was meant to be a channel to connect with my family and friends abroad, to show them what were happening with my life in India. Today, we are about to cross 1,000,000 page views, I look back and think wow, how far have we come and grown.

We talk about food. We share our travel stories. There was an episode of me losing my wedding ring here. I share my rock bottoms and my highs. This is a place we call home.

We will see you around… neighbors 🙂


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Disclaimer: Tes is an author of this blog. And Sadik is the owner who is responsible for all monetary transactions of this blog.

103 comments to About

  • Laila

    Hi Tes,
    Thanks for visiting and yea, that recipe is worth a try. I’m sure you’ll like it too ^)^

  • Hi, Tes!

    Thank you for stopping by my blog and for your kind words. I will be a regular visitor to your blog because already I can see there is MUCH to be learned and enjoyed here!

    Best wishes to you and your family!


  • Hi love your website, Tess! Do you live in Thailand now? I was lucky enough to visit a few years ago. I fell in love with everything about it–the food, the people, the culture. I hope I can go back sometime soon.

    • Tes

      Right now I am living in India with my husband and son. My sister is also here now on visit. But we really go back and forth Thailand- India often. I’m glad you love Thailand and Thai food 🙂 I hope we can share more delicious recipes in the future!

  • Hi Tes, thanks so much for adding me as a friend on Foodbuzz. What a nice blog you have! Happy cooking,
    Erica at Apricosa

  • Hi Tes!
    Thanks for commenting at my blog. I love yours! The recipes look wonderful, and are making me hungry. 🙂
    Steph from nomnomcupcake

  • Miss Lee

    Thank you so much for stopping by and your sweet comment! I hope you get to try the ribs soon. You have a lovely blog, I’ll definitely be checking back for more! 🙂

  • I like your site! Great blog roll I am going to have to spend some time exploring. Thanks for visiting and commenting on my site!

  • Thanks for the lovely comment and visiting my site!

  • Jo

    thank you so much for visiting! i’ll be sure to keep stopping in here too – i love thai food, am looking forward to learning more about cooking it 🙂

  • Scribbler

    hey Tes Loved your blog…though I’m a vegetarian I loved the way you’ve put recipes and the photos !!

  • Merrell McGinness

    Hi Tess,

    I’m so glad to discover your blog! I was just thinking Indian or Thai food would be so cool to learn…especially interested in soy/dairy free of course. 🙂 Can’t wait to read all your delicious recipes!

  • urbancountrygirl

    I love Thai food and can’t wait to try some of your recipes. Thanks for stopping by.

  • I just checked out and subscribed to your fabulous site. Although I use international cuisine on my blog I am particularly fond of Asian and Indian cuisine.
    Your photos make me want to try all the recipes.
    GOOD JOB and thank you for commenting on my humble offerings.
    Aron David Bradley
    your ‘Hippie Chef’

  • Hi Tes,

    Thanks for visiting my blog. Let me know when you try Radish Raitha.

    Great blog, I am vegetarian, will check out your veg recipes soon

    Say my Hi to the Super Man!

    C ya

  • Jisna Justin

    Hi Sadi/Tes,

    My 3 year old daugther is extremly happy and loved your website,
    But there is a SEROUS complaint from her ” why the smell is not coming :-):-) ???” Pls add the smell also to this site …


  • Thanks for stopping by my blog, Tes! Your travels look amazing–all the things I want to do and more!


  • Hi Tess, I have just discovered your site through a comment you left on mine and I must say you have a wonderful site and I’m looking forward to following it in the future.

  • Hi Tes, thanks for stopping by my blog. I’ve enjoyed reading yours so much I’ve subscribed to it!

  • Hi Tes,

    Great blog. My girlfriend is Thai and for now she’s handling all the Thai cooking. Couldn’t find a guay tiew rua recipe on your site but I’d like to try and tackle that for her 😉

    Thanks for following and commenting on our Specialforkblog. We might try and use my girlfriend’s kra praw recipe.

  • Thanks for visiting my blog today. I’ll be back to your soon!

  • Diane

    Hi Tes – Thanks for stopping by my blog this morning. I’m glad to have found yours and will be a frequent visitor. Take care, Diane

  • Wow! You have a great range of ideas and recipes. Yummy!!

  • Hi there,
    I wasn’t able to find your email address but I wanted to let you know that you have been awarded the Stylish Blogger Award!

    Please see the link here:

    If you post it on your blog, include 7 interesting things about yourself, and choose 10 food blogs that you love for their style to pass the award to. A link back to me would be much appreciated too!

    Have a great day and thank you for sharing!

  • Dear Tes,

    I liked your blog and is quiet informative. I wanted to organize an outdoor activity for my friends at Pawna Lake, and indulging in some water sports. Can you please share some more details about the same, like contact no. or some email of the orgainzer? Thanks

    Keep tripping and sharing your experiences..

    • Tes

      Hi Atul,
      Sorry for replying this so late. We were on vacation in Thailand last week. Pawna lake is really a beautiful lake, less pollution and less commercial. I cannot think of any other perfect spot for outdoor activity and picnic near Pune/Mumbai like this one.
      I do not have any kind of contact of organizer there because we just went there on a small family trip. Though I do think that you do not need one if you just want to have a casual event with friends. Water sports include boating, water cycling, water jet ski and banana boat (I think..) are available, and I have seen a lot of people really enjoyed themselves out there.
      As it is less commercialize, you will expect less restaurant that serve full course meal, so it’s better you cook some food for picnic or carry takeout from outside. Pack a lot of drinking water, juice or cold drink and maybe ice cubes because it is really hot and you will need a lot.
      There is a lot of private properties along the lakeside that don’t allow the entry to the water, but if you asked the local you should find the perfect spot you can hangout, picnic and swim.
      I hope this help a little bit, and sorry that I don’t have any contact no. of the organizer there. If you are organizing the formal event or big party, you should visit the lake the previous day, talk to the locals or book the water sports activities etc.. I am sure you can have a deal with the local resort to arrange food and rooms for you too, if you ask them in advance.
      Hope you have a beautiful trip and let me know how it goes 🙂

  • Raquel @ Erecipe


    I am Raquel from, and one of your newest follower for Tess at Home, I just read your recent post and I like it =). I was looking for recipe when one of your post got my attention, so I scrolled your other post I found it great and interesting. Now I am looking forward to read it all soon.

    BTW I’m here because first, I want you to know I like your blog, there’s a lot of good recipes that I can choose and cook for my family and your photos are awesome =) Second is, would you like to be featured as our chef of the week with your delicious recipes? If you agree, I will make schedule of what date would be. And third is I want you try our free nutrition calculator located at It is easy to use when you enter your recipe, it will generate nutritional data, you can copy and paste the widget on your blog for the corresponding recipe. Just click on “Get Widget code NOR” located below the nutritional value of each recipe.

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    I hope you join on Erecipe. Thanks for reading this letter I appreciate it, and looking forward on you next blog post.

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  • hi tes,
    Thanks for visiting my blog ( got a good collection of recipes

  • Thanks for visiting my blog Tes,u have a wonderful blog and thanks for sharing the info about the places in India…..

  • Sarah @TheExPatBride

    Love your cute blog!

    Think I will give your recipe for the yogurt turmeric mask a try!

  • Priyanka Gupta


    I really like your blog…it’s got interesting stories…you can find out more about India at


  • Hi Tes,

    Nice visiting your blog with great recipes and other information! Your recipes are awesome. You can visit my blog if you ever require any motivation and inspirational inputs!


  • First time on your blog..lovely!!

  • I nominated you for the Liebster award. You can collect your award here.

  • Akash Khandelwal

    Hey Tes,

    This is inspiring and really sweet. The reason why your blog is so popular is because of the reason with which you started it and tried to make it as sweet as you can by your writings and pictures. I get these smiles on my face so often while going through your words.

    Amazing work Tes…!!! Keep it up…!!! Cheers…!!!

  • Bidisha

    Such a lovely and charming blog, Tes! Keep up the good work..

  • Lovely blog; look forward to reading many of your posts:)

  • Lovely blog and nice to see your lovely family 🙂 Pune is a lovely place, i stayed there for two years. Enjoy to the utmost!

  • You have a great blog and YouTube channel.. Keep inspiring us.. Thanks for sharing..

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