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.

Refreshing Buttermilk Drink

 I made a buttermilk drink for our friends who visited us at our home the other day. They loved the light refreshing drink and asked me how to make it. In India, it is common to serve buttermilk drink with ice cubes during hot summer days.  Buttermilk drink can be prepared as a sweet drink called, “sweet lassi” or can be seasoned lightly without sugar and can be served as a refreshing buttermilk drink. Try this refreshing, cool drink during hot summer days!

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Healthful Indian Flavors on MPTV

It is such a thrill to have my own cooking series on MPTV. The series titled, “Healthful Indian Flavors with Alamelu” made its premiere on May 15 (MPTV) on Channel 10 at 11am.

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Wine & Dine Experience at Coquette Cafe in Milwaukee

A festive Wine & Dine event in Milwaukee was held on Wednesday April 28th, 2010 at the Coquette Cafe at 5:30PM. This was the first event in a monthly series organized by Becky Steimle and David Wise of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Admission to the event was only by reservation, and attendance was limited to 50 guests. It turned out to be a sold-out event, with the proceeds going to the Feeding America program. Other Milwaukee restaurants will be hosting future events.

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Flavorful Cabbage Dish for St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated by preparing and serving corned beef and cabbage by the Irish. Although I am an Indian American, I consider myself partly Irish too. My daughter was born on St. Patrick’s day and she went to the University of Notre Dame for her undergraduate education. My husband did his Ph.D. at the University of Notre Dame. So, that makes me an Irish mom and a Domer!

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Inspiring Quadruplets!!

I read the following  inspiring story from the New York Times by Jacques Steinberg in the Education Section on December 18, 2009!

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