{Last Post} – Flavour Fiesta has moved! Launch of Fall/Winter Magazine!

November 5, 2012Recipes
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I have some exciting pieces of news to share with you all today.  I am moving to a new home online, and as part of that, I am also delighted to launch the latest edition of my online magazine – the Fall/Winter Issue of 2012!

A lot has happened in my personal and professional life since 2011 and I wanted to start something fresh.  I felt that this new beginning needed a fresh canvas, and I am very excited about my new space: Divya Yadava Photography and Culinary Consulting!  I am still very much the same person and I will still continue to blog on my new website with recipes, but the focus will be creating better quality content and pushing my creative limits in the area of food photography, food videography, recipe development and the production of creative digital publications. If you would like to read more, the Editor’s Note on page 3 of my magazine contains additional detail.

 

 

As part of this move to a new home, I am thrilled to launch the latest edition of my Fall/Winter magazine! As you may (or may not) know, I have been working on this issue for the past few weeks and was trying to wrap up all the finishing touches this week. Click on the image below to access the magazine or click on this link.

 

 

I am hopeful that all of you will continue to follow my journey there, whether it be directly on the blog, on Facebook, or via RSS!  I would love to hear from you!

I look forward to connecting with you www.divyayadava.com.

Cheers,

Divya

Sneak peek – next issue of the magazine

October 26, 2012Magazine
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Hello my lovely readers! As you may already know, I’ve been working on the fall/winter issue of my magazine for the past few weeks. The launch is less than two weeks away now and I wanted to give you a sneak peek.  Have a great weekend!

Quinoa cocoa puffs

Zaatar baked shrimp (gluten-free)

 Carrot pudding

Cranberry & kiwi mocktail

Curried chicken fingers

See you next week!

Living green with Karen Moore

October 14, 2012Discover
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Hello! Today’s post is something a little different from what you’re used to on my blog. I’m usually posting about food and everything related to it, but I hardly talk about the other things that are important to me too. One of those things is trying to “live green” and make eco-conscious decisions for my home and lifestyle.  In an effort to live a healthier lifestyle, I’ve also adopted a new approach to shopping for items such as cleaning products, bath products, fragrances and such. The list goes on…It’s been a bit of a challenge to live green because of the high cost of green products. So what do you do? You find a good deal! Read on to find out how..

 

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Recipe card – Coconut shrimp and rice

October 9, 2012Main courses, Recipes
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Hello! It’s been rather quiet around here, hasn’t it? Well, as you may already know it’s magazine season for me, so things are getting busy with all the cooking and photo shoots. There will definitely be more posts to come during the next few weeks. I have a few guest posts and interviews lined up for the next two weeks and after that a special video! And then soon after that, the magazine will be out. I’m really excited about this issue because it’s a little different from my previous issues and I’ve got an amazing set of guest contributors. Can’t wait to tell you all about it! But for now, I’m going to keep my lips sealed.

In the meanwhile, I’m leaving you with a recipe card for shrimp and rice made with Indian flavours.

 

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Dark chocolate quinoa cake with coconut cream and oranges

Hello my lovely readers! 

Today I’m writing a guest post for my friend Nadia over at Nature Insider.  When Nadia approached me to write a guest post for her blog, I knew I wanted to do something creative and unique. The result of countless days of debating what to make for her? A dark chocolate quinoa cake with coconut cream and oranges! With a video too!

You can read the full post and the recipe on my new blog, here. And for more healthy recipes, visit my other site.

 

Soba noodle salad with a lime, garlic and scallion sauce

Hello my lovely readers! 

So sorry for being away from the blog for a while. It’s been one of those weeks where nothing gets done as planned. Anyhow, I made a cold soba noodle salad with a lime, garlic and scallion sauce and thought it would be perfect to share with you since I haven’t posted a main dish in a really, really long time! Enjoy!

 

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Video recipe- kale chips with chipotle, cumin & lime

September 6, 2012Appetizers, Recipes, Vegan
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Hello my lovely readers!

After my first recipe video (which is here in case you missed it), I was itching to start working on the second one. I wanted something different from the first one in terms of the look and feel, so I went with bolder and brighter colours, as well as flavours!  So here it is…kale chips with a touch of Mexican flavours.  Yes, I know you’ve probably been bombarded with kale chips over the last few years, but you have to admit, they taste pretty darn good, don’t they?

Easy to make them, isn’t it? Yes and no. Kale chips are easy to make for the most part, but you can just as easily mess them up. Read on for my tips on how to get kale chips right and for the recipe…

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Garlicky dry chutney with coconut and Savina habaneros

September 1, 2012Appetizers, Recipes
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Hello my lovely readers! 

Do you remember the post I did a few weeks ago on my love of chili/chile peppers ? Well, I got a message from Melissa’s Produce the other day after they read that post and they asked me if I wanted to try the Savina habanero pepper. It happens to be the second hottest chile pepper in the world! It just came into season and I would be one of the first ones to lay my hands on it. Of course I said yes! I’m always looking for a challenge and what’s more of a challenge than trying out an extremely hot pepper? Caution: gloves required..these babies are HOT!

 

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Blueberry lemon cooler

August 27, 2012Drinks
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Hello hello! For today’s post I’m bringing over another recipe from the last issue of my magazine. That way it’s easier to search for the recipes and print them. Today’s recipe is a blueberry lemon cooler that brings together the sweetness of blueberries with a hint of citrus with lemons.

 

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My first food video – choco-coco hazelnut tea latte

August 24, 2012Drinks, Recipes
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Hello my lovely readers!

As you may already know, I went to a video editing workshop last week at the Ladies Learning Code and was itching to put all that I learned to practical use. I wanted my first video to be somewhat easy to shoot and nothing too complicated, so I decided to go with an easy, but delicious non-dairy milk tea made with chocolate hazelnut tea and coconut milk. So here it is!

Choco-coco hazelnut tea “latte” from Divya Yadava on Vimeo.

So what did you think? I had a lot of fun making it, although I have to admit shooting yourself feels rather ridiculous. If only I had a camera-woman!

Anyways, moving onto the recipe…

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Strawberry, almond and coconut shake

August 22, 2012Drinks, Recipes
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Hello hello! I’m keeping this post short and sweet because I have to run some errands today! I’ve been thinking of transferring all the recipes from my magazine to the blog so it’s easier to search for them and also easier to print them…so here’s the first one of the few I’m  bringing over to this space.

 

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Redcurrant and goat yogurt dip

Hello my lovely readers! Hope you all had a great weekend…

As for my weekend, it was pretty awesome! The weekend started off with a video editing workshop hosted by the Ladies Learning Code. I was a little hesitant to go to an all-day workshop on a Saturday, but this event was worth every minute. I had the chance to learn so much about video editing in so little time. A big thanks to the ladies who organized the event and to BizMedia for coming out and teaching us! I’m very excited to start working on my first recipe video this week!

After the workshop, I celebrated my birthday with a bunch of close friends and hubby dearest. After a late night of singing at karaoke, I had to spend Sunday being lazy. Just spent some time relaxing at home and also basking in the summer sun. The perfect Sunday in my opinion!

Anyways, I know I had promised to have the redcurrant recipe out last week, but clearly that didn’t happen because of everything that was going on this weekend. But it’s here now…So I present to you the redcurrant and yogurt “dip” / “spread” which is a great condiment to put on top of quinoa, rice or any other grains or even salad. I even had this dip with homemade chicken fingers the other day and it was pretty darn good. Read on for the recipe…

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