BIOGRAPHY

GURPAREET BAINS

Gurpareet is Co-Founder at Vedge Snacks where he developed in partnership the world’s first 1 of 5 and 2 of 5 a day vegetable based snack bars.

He first came to the international spotlight in 2009, when he created the ‘world’s healthiest meal’ – a simple Chicken Curry with Blueberries and Goji Berry Pilau – which contained the antioxidant-equivalent of 23 bunches of grapes.

Gurpareet's debut recipe book, Indian Superfood, was published by Bloomsbury in July, 2010 and is a no.1 bestseller. His distinctive culinary concept acknowledges the USDA finding that nearly ¼ of the top antioxidant-rich foods available to us are spices. He combines these spices in abundance with nutrient-dense vegetables, fruits, low-fat proteins and nuts – widely known as superfoods – to create Indian Superfood, a collection of the world’s most antioxidising recipes.

In June 2012 Gurpareet unveiled his second recipe-book and culinary concept, Indian Superspices. By using spices in medicinal quantities he creates lab-inspired recipes which help to alleviate everyday ailments; and proves the robust Indian kitchen is the ideal laboratory in which to explore the medicinal and culinary possibilities of spices together.

Gurpareet’s third recipe-book, The Superfood Diet, is a gastronomic, multi-cuisine, healthy cookery book, published by Bloomsbury in May 2014.

Gurpareet has featured in nearly every major newspaper in the UK and India and made front cover news three times, in addition to receiving coverage from the BBC, ITV, ABC, CNN, CNBC, NBC & FOX.

His first nod of approval from the food industry came in 2011 when Gurpareet was crowned Chef of the Year at the inaugural English Curry Awards. Just one year after this, The Insomnia-No-More Curry from his recipe-book was formally recognised as a British icon by the Experimental Food Society in November 2012. Indian Superspices was also recognised by the Huffington Post as one of the top.50 cookbooks of 2012.

In December 2014, he created the world’s healthiest Christmas Dinner.

During the 2020 lockdown, Gurpareet created the world's healthiest cookie containing 5 of 5 a day fruit and vegetables which  made international headlines and featured on This Morning, RTL, and the Today show in America.

A summary of his signature dishes include;

World’s healthiest meal

Hangover busting cocktail

World’s healthiest fish and chips

Cold-and-flu-busting curry

Insomnia no more curry

World’s healthiest Christmas dinner

World’s healthiest cookie

Gurpareet has created menus for spas and restaurants, and in 2021 he is designing menus for a new flagship 5 star hotel set to open later in London this year.

His celebrity fans include Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, Dame Vivienne Westwood, Chris Evans, Dermot O’Leary, Sanjeev Bhaskar OBE, Meera Syal MBE, Theo Paphitis, Simon Mayo, HRH Prince Mohsin Ali Khan of Hyderabad, as well as celebrity chefs Ching-He Huang, Vicky Bhogal, Anjali Pathak and Mark Diacono.

 “Indian Superfood is wonderful – the recipes are truly varied and imaginative”

Their Royal Highnesses, The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester

 

“Delicious and Happy Food”

Dame Vivienne Westwood

 

“The best curry I’ve ever tasted”

Chris Evans

 

“Gurpareet is at the forefront of an evolving Indian cuisine”

Xanthe Clay

 

“With the methodology of a scientist, and the flair of an artist, Gurpareet brings Indian food bang up to date”

Sanjeev Bhaskar OBE

 

“A unique window into the benefits of a truly modern Indian cuisine”

Meera Syal MBE

 

“Genius”

Ching-He Huang

 

“Gurpareet is a superfood guru”

Sunday Times

 

 “The only book you’ll ever need”

BBC

 

“A book whose time has come”

CNN

 

“Power Chow”

ABC

 

“Skip paracetamol and reach for curry powder”

Daily Mail

 

“Gurpareet Bains' foodie bible is up there in our list of culinary priorities. We strongly urge you to try”

Huffington Post

 

“Masala Mojo”

Times of India

 

“Incredible recipes that blew us away”

You Magazine

 

“Gurpareet is a Women’s Health favourite!”

Women’s Health Magazine