• Title: Memories, Devanna.
  • Author: Arvindus.
  • Publisher: Arvindus.
  • Copyright: Arvindus, 2020, all rights reserved.
  • Index: 201608164.
  • Edition: html, first edition.
  • Original: Herinneringen, Devanna, Index: 201608163.



As a toddler it was for me almost impossible to eat meat. I chewed my food that well that even the vermicelli in the soup was grinded between my molars before it was swallowed. For meat this meant that it was chewed so much until the juicy piece of meat had become a dry fibrous lump of meat in my mouth that could not be swallowed anymore. Because my mother still wanted the meat to be swallowed I took spoons of juice to moisturize the dry lump of meat. After a course of time I learned to appreciate the eating of meat, but it is also possible that in the course of time I unlearned vegetarian eating.

When, still living at home, I took my first strides on the spiritual path I soon enough wanted to shift to a vegetarian feeding patron. My mother however was used to cooking with meat and was also often very directing to take care that everyone would get the good deemed food. Therefore I have in that period, as a compensation, simply limited my use of meat.

When I went living on my own however I directly and strictly started to eat vegetarian. Through my interest in Hinduism I quickly discovered the ayurvedic food teachings, to which I have always in a certain measure been adapting my food habits.

In a later stadium I also started to reduce dairy products, although I never went to eat strictly vegan.

Sometimes I experimented with recipes, and to later on retrieve a successful experiment I started to write these down. These recipes were first published on a separate website with the name 'Devanna', and later moved under the same series name to the Arvindus website. 'Devanna' consists of the Sanskrit words 'deva', meaning 'god', and 'anna', meaning 'food', and 'Devanna' refers thus to godly food.