Ballsiest Pivot Ever: From Doctor to Spice Spice Baby/Kanchan Koya

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Looking at Kanchan Koya today cooking on her blog Spice Spice Baby, it is hard to imagine her as a Harvard Medical School-educated molecular biologist. But indeed 7 years ago she was working in the bio-tech industry. Increasingly dissatisfied with each passing year, she finally made a hard right turn—focusing on her love of Indian food and spices and her belief in their health benefits, ultimately kicking off the blog Spice Spice Baby. In this show, the mom of two shares how she got the guts to make such a bold career switch; how she became the 1st self-published author to get her cookbook Spice Spice Baby: 100 Recipes with Healing Spices for your Family Table on The Today Show; and how being a regularly featured chef on Buzzfeed’s wildly popular Tasty network has elevated her brand to a new level. Plus, how to integrate Indian spices into your diet for health & wellness benefits—ranging from alleviating indigestion to reducing inflammation.

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