Food blogger India Power cooks up recipe book
SHE might be only 22 years old, but Dublin food blogger India Power has her sights set on success as she eyes up writing her own cookbook.
In just a short year-and-a-half, the young foodie's blog Little Green Spoon - The Healthy Irish Kitchen has gone from strength to strength with close to 20,000 followers on its Instagram account.
The Trinity College student, who's also known as Indy, has revealed that along with publishing a book of her recipes, she would also love to film her own TV show.
"I'd love to do both," she told the Herald.
"I've recently relaunched my website and just filmed my first few YouTube videos which is exciting. Hopefully you'll see The Little Green Spoon cookbook very soon."
Her healthy recipes include vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free versions of traditional dishes such as brownies and pancakes.
"Healthy food is incredibly delicious and should never be about deprivation," she explained.
"There are so many gorgeous ingredients out there that can satisfy your body's needs as well as your taste buds.
"My favourite chef and top inspiration is definitely Jamie Oliver.
"He's so great at what he does and makes amazing food accessible to everyone," she added. "I learned to cook using his books."
Despite stiff competition from Irish foodie celebrities like models Rosanna Davison and Roz Purcell, Indy is unphased and believes there's more than enough room in the market for another blogger.
"It's great for celebrity foodies to bring awareness to healthy eating, and both Roz and Rosanna seem to have a similar food ethos to mine," she said.
"There can never be too many healthy foodies."
The business student admits that she never expected the level of success her blog has achieved in such a short time, and confessed it's been a struggle to trying to run it while in her final year of studies.
"It takes a lot of prioritising and juggling to stay on top of everything, but it's a good complaint."