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Spice of Life

Alamelu Vairavan, a Whitefish Bay resident, is an author and culinary instructor. Alamelu has a passion for educating the public about the use of spices and legumes in preparing healthy and tasty foods. She is also interested in educating the public about the growing research that points to the enormous health benefits of spices in preventing many diseases. Her mission is to enrich people's culinary experience and to inspire them to discover that cooking and sharing healthful foods can be an especially joyful experience.

Visit Alamelu's web site, CurryOnWheels.com.

Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Cooking is love. For those of you who are going to cook, here are some very easy-to-prepare, aromatic, delicious and colorful side dishes to go with your turkey. Thanksgiving recipes made easy and delicious from “Indian Inspired Gluten-Free Cooking”, by Alamelu Vairavan & Margaret Pfeiffer, R.D. 

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Indian Inspired Gluten-Free Cooking

Greetings! Hope you are enjoying a great summer. Here is what I have been up to lately:

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Magical Experience In A Farmer's Market

Farmer’s Market is my playground during summer and fall weekends. I love the vibrant fresh vegetables, fruits, flowers that farmers so enthusiastically bring to us in their trucks for bargain prices. I feel so happy to talk to the farmers and enjoy buying farm fresh vegetables, herbs, and flowers. To me, farmers look like so divine when they bring the nutrient-rich, fresh produce harvested from their farms.

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"Lousy Cooks" Label..How Sad?

When I read the “Food Section” of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel dated June 6, 2012, I was saddened and surprised to see what “Lousy Cooks: Class of 2012” were quoted as saying.

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Looking Ahead To MPTV Cooking Series (Epsiode 3-13)

I am thankful that so many of you took the time to send me feedback about the first three episodes of my MPTV series titled, “Healthful Indian Flavors with Alamelu”. I hope you are enjoying the cooking shows on MPTV. I want to let you know that I have prepared many of the dishes from my shows for kids in middle schools. I found their response to be one of excitement and enjoyment in trying the flavorful foods. Cooking is love and is very nurturing. As Pensey says,   “Love people, cook them tasty food”!

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