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Author & Freelance Writer


I am the author of The Indian Vegan Kitchen and New Indian Home Cooking.

Learn more about Madhu's Books.

Freelance Writing and Communications

My articles inspire, inform, and help readers make changes in their life in a realistic manner.

I have worked as a health editor for Better Homes and Gardens® (Meredith Corporation), and was the editor for Diabetic Living®, Heart Healthy Living®, and Diet® magazines. I was also the “Ask CDE” columnist for Diabetic Living® magazine and the managing editor of Diet® magazine.

Now, I am working as a freelance health writer; writing about health and nutrition for national consumer magazines and custom publications. My articles have appeared in numerous health and food publications, and inspire, inform, and help readers make changes in their life in a realistic manner. My areas of expertise are healthy eating, diabetes, heart disease, and weight loss, and also write about Indian Cuisine.

  • Health/Nutrition/Indian Cuisine articles for magazines, newspapers, and websites.

  • Recipe Development: Include recipes in articles, as needed.

For writing assignments, please contact Madhu.


Sample Articles



Booklet: Co-Authored

Cover page of Indian Foods: AAPI's Guide to Health, Nutrition, and Diabetes.

Indian Foods: AAPI's Guide to Health, Nutrition, and Diabetes

(Information copied from American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin--AAPI's website.)

The Public Health Committee led by Dr. Thakor Patel is proud to present this book as a service to the community.

This book tries to present some practical guidelines for health professionals working with Indian clients and the clients themselves who wish to understand how to manage chronic disease conditions such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

We focus on the different regional cuisines and provide background information to illuminate the cultural context from which the ethnic foods and food habits have evolved. Included are meal patterns highlighting typical and modified meal patterns for clients with diabetes, tips for changes and suggestions for weekend planning and how to modify a high-fat recipe into a more heart-healthy one.

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