Monday, January 30, 2012


 Sarso Ka Saag /Mustard greens!
** Add Chicken or Paneer to the saag to make it even more nutritious and yumritious!

1 lb mustard greens
1 lb spinach greens
1 lb broccoli florets
1/4 Cup tomatoes
1/4 cup chopped Onions
1/4 cup finely chopped ginger
1 big clove finely chopped garlic.
Salt to taste, Deva naturals Classic Indian Masala
1/4 tsp turmeric
1/4 tsp red chili pepper powder.
3 Tbsp. veg oil of your choice, I use Mustard oil to make the "SAAG" more "MUSTARDY"
1 Tbsp.  all purpose flour or wheat flour. ( I use wheat to keep the taste robust)

  • Wash and cook the greens thoroughly in its own juice, approximately 25 minutes on medium to low heat & Blend well, add the flour to the blended greens.
  •  Heat oil in a pan and saute garlic, ginger and onions till they are transparent, add tomatoes and cook till tender. 
  • Add Spices and the greens all in one pan and cook till the liquid almost dries up. 
  • Now add the paneer / cheese and cover and simmer for another 5 minutes.
Serve with warm corn tortillas and homemade yogurt.

You've got yourselves an authentic "PUNJABI MEAL"


Thai food is yummy and oh so very easy to make. Our trick to ANY "Phat/Stirfry"
is garlic, agavae, soy sauce & hot chili peppers.
As you can see to make this Bean & Tofu Phat:
  • Saute garlic and chili in olive oil, to a light golden brown.
  • Add tofu & soy sauce, Agave or sugar or maple syrup.
  • Mix & cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add washed green beans and mix.
  • Let it steam for about 3-4 minutes till the beans are cooked.
  • Makes about 3 servings.
  • Serve Hot n fresh with brown or white jasmine rice, Brown or white noodles.
You can substitute any meat for tofu and a lot of different vegetables for the ones I have used.


Tuesday, January 24, 2012

SOM TUM (Thai, papaya salad)FIBER to Keep our pipes clean!!

Most of us have heard the saying, "AN APPLE A DAY, KEEPS THE DOC'S AWAY".

Hmm, I wonder why? It's the Fiber, with the vits n minerals and ofcourse the glucose for energy.

Fiber Facts: 2 kinds: Soluble (helps lower cholesterol & blood glucose) & Insoluble (keeps the food moving through our intestines). We need them both!

Listen up folks, Fiber regulates many functions in our body, some of which include :
Regulating bowel health. Keep those pipes Clean!!

Blood sugar balance.
Weight management.
Cardiovascular health.


Friday, January 20, 2012


Flax is good for us, we all know that. It has high fiber and rich in Omega 3's. Would be good if we got about a tablespoon a day. An easy way I found to encorporate it in my diet is to put ground flax in a salt shaker. It does spoil with hot temps, but in winter, hey, that's what I'm keeping on my dining table. Add it to yogurts, ice cream, cereal, jams, salads.......Eating healthy is EASY!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Duck Roast!

For all you Non Vegetarians, here's a simple way to make Roasted AABSOLLUUUTELY DELCIOUS DUCKin your very own ovens!

1 fresh duck
2Table spoons Deva Naturals Tandoori Spice blend.
1/3 Cup Vinegar.
Salt to taste.
Thaw your bird in the refrigerator over a couple of days or so.
Throw out all the excess thawed out liquid.
Mix Spices with salt and vinegar and marinate over night.
Bake in the oven for 45 minutes at 450 leg side up and another 350 degrees breast side up for 30 minutes.
Let it stand for 10 minutes or so before cutting.
Serves 4-5
I served it with Raajma (Read Bean curry) & Roasted Butternut Squash.
You could serve it with a nice warm Naan or French bread with Butter Nut squash soup or enjoy simply with a glass of wine or beer !!

Saturday, January 7, 2012


Long time no see folks!

In winter some of us forget fresh salads in our diets, so thought I'd toast to the new year with a delicious Salad Recipe.

I have included local ingredients where possible and afcourse our DEVA NATURALS spices work beautifully in this salad as well.

So here you go:


  • 2 teaspoons vinegar of your choice. 
  • 2 teaspoons VT Maple Syrup.
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard of your choice.
  • 1/2 teaspoon Deva Naturals Indian Classic Masala.
  • 1/4 cup EVOO.
  • 1 small Shallot, finely diced.
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt to taste.
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper to taste
  • 4 cups leafy salad greens, such as chopped endive, Arugula, spring mix or your own mix.
  • 1/2 cup raw butternut squash, chopped.
  • 1 Pear sliced
  • 1/2 cup raw Walnuts
  • 1/4 cup freeze dried, Cranberries.
Whisk together the vinegar, maple syrup, spices and mustard in a large serving bowl. Whisk in the oil. Stir in shallots and add salt and pepper.
  1. Add the greens, squash and pear and toss with the maple dressing.
  2. Top with walnuts and Crispy Cranberries and serve.