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.
Greetings! Hope you are enjoying a great summer. Here is what I have been up to lately:
My new cookbook titled,”Indian Inspired Gluten-Free Cooking” has been published by Hippocrene Books, New York in May 2013. It has been co-authored by Margaret Pfeiffer, R.D.
Description: Gluten-free cooking can often feel bland and restrictive, but Indian cuisine opens the door to a new world of flavors and dining options. Rice, lean meats, and vegetable dishes, enhanced with spices and legumes fit naturally into a gluten-free diet. With innovative offerings like “Mushroom and Green Peas Quinoa and Pistachios”, “Chickpeas with Ginger and Mango,” and Chicken in Almond-Coconut Sauce,” this cookbook helps you prepare meals that unite the exquisite flavors of Indian cooking with commonly available gluten-free ingredients. The recipes will appeal to anyone...not just the gluten-free and gluten-intolerant--as they are a great way to add tasty, healthful options to your everyday meals.
Included are more than 100 step-by-step recipes, a helpful FAQ on gluten free foods, and a guide to commonly available spice and lentil ingredients. Each recipe is accompanied by nutritional analysis and a full-color photograph.
Sample Reviews for the book:
“Rich and vibrant in flavor and color, these dishes shout out to be translated form page to plate. The recipes are clear, concise and easy to follow, loaded with nurturing ingredients and seasoned with the most healthful spices. In addition to being gluten-free, these dishes avoid most dairy, sugar and red meat, thus promoting health and well-being for all. Another valuable resource for all people living with and beyond cancer, already added to my recommended reading list!” - Donald J. Abrams, MD (Integrative Oncology, University of California, San Francisco)
“Alamelu’s healthy style of cooking is a harmonious blend of flavors and freshness that makes the journey into the world of gluten-free Indian cooking approachable and exciting for everyone!” – Jason Gorman (Executive Chef at The Art Institute of Chicago)
· Fox News Magazine (the official lifestyle magazine of Fox News) is featuring a GF recipe from our cookbook, “Lentil Crumble with Coconut” recipe. Here's the link I would like to share with you.
Alamelu’s TVcooking series titled, “Healthful Indian Flavors with Alamelu” produced by Milwaukee Public Television (MPTV) is now being shown on more than 220 Create Public TV channels of PBS. In SE Wisconsin, the shows will air on Channel 36.3 on Sundays at 7:30AM and on Wednesdays at 7:30AM & 1:30PM. (Time Warner cable viewers can watch the shows on channel 977). If you are outside this region, please check your local Create Public Television schedules for details.
I welcome questions and comments. Feel free to contact me at www.curryownheels.com
Remember: Health is Wealth!!!