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Madhu is an authority on Indian cuisine and nutrition!

As a dietitian and a chef, I have inspired and guided thousands of people (novice to seasoned cooks) to make authentic, healthy, and tasty Indian dishes easily and effortlessly. 

I regularly contribute and participate in multiple forms of professional and consumer media. I have appeared in numerous magazines, newspapers, and television segments, as well as worked with numerous magazines. Browse samples of my work below...

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Media 2023

 August/September 2023 


Get to Know: Madhu Gadia
Demystifying and Dispelling the Myths of Indian Cuisine

By Elizabeth S. Goar


Quoted In:
Cultural Foods: Culturally Diverse Packaged Foods
By Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN, FAND
Today’s Dietitian
Vol. 25 No. 6 P. 10

Media 2022

 March 2022 Issue


Master the Art of Indian Cooking
By Liz Weiss, MS, RDN
Today’s Dietitian
Vol. 24, No. 3, P. 26


Media 2021

Advisory Board

 Asian Advisory Board of Oldways. 
Thank you, Sara Baer-SinnottPresident of Oldways, for asking me to be on the advisory board of Oldways as the Asian Diet Advisor


Featured Article and Recipe

Today's Dietitian, February 2021, "Spice Up the Flavor"


Live Interview on YouTube (in India)

February 2021:
Nutrition Nectar: Talks and Treats
Vegan Cooking and Nutrition 
Listen on YouTube


Cooking Class (Virtual)

 Cooking Class January 2021: Introduction to Indian Spices: Beyond Curry Powder

Attendee: "As a retired caterer/chef I thoroughly enjoyed the course. My knowledge of Indian cookery for the most part began and ended with curry powder so the breakdown to individual spices and combinations was helpful. Am planning to duplicate the kidney bean stew, zucchini and rice menu."




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), 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.

I am now 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. My articles 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. I also write on Indian Cuisine.

Sample Articles

Today's Dietitian, February 2021, "Spice Up the Flavor"

Vegetarian Times, November 2010 - "Indian Made Easy"

O, The Oprah Magazine®, October 2009 - Seasoned Zucchini (Sukhi Lauki) Recipe

Diet, 2009, 2008 & 2007 - “Editor’s Letter”

Diabetic Living, Winter 2007 - “10 Tips for a Healthful Holiday”

Better Homes & Gardens: Appetizers, December 2006 - "Indian Buffet for Less Than $100"

Heart Healthy Living, Summer 2006 “Downsize Your Dinner Plate”

Diabetes Forecast, August 2004 - “Flavors of India: Prepare the marvelous dishes of India right in your own kitchen”

Vegetarian Times, May 2001 - "Indian Vegetarian Cuisine"


TV Appearances, Webinars, Cooking Demos & Interviews


Liz’s Healthy Table Podcast Episode #84, October 2020 - “Indian Cooking Demystified with Madhu Gadia, MS, RDN

KCCI 8 TV, Hosted by: Rheya Spigner KCCI, Anchor/Reported, February 2020 - Cooking Demo, "Indian Food Blogger Brings Big Flavor to Vegetables"

Oldways, December 2020 - Curry, Dal, and Ghee: Meeting the Needs of Indian Patients

Oldways, December 2020 - Indian Heritage Cooking Demonstration

Iowa Diabetes, May 2020 Facebook Live with Dr. Anuj Bhargava -  A Diabetes Educational Session: Making Ends Meet: How to Get Protein in a Meat Shortage


Lectures, Seminars & Presentations


I lecture on various health and nutrition topics. As a dietitian, writer, and a diabetes educator, my expertise lies in healthful eating in all stages of life. I lecture on healthy eating, diabetes, vegetarian diets, low cholesterol diets, and weight management. 

"Your talk was outstanding, wish I had taped you to bring back to my clinic," —Margaret Wegman, RD, LD. 

Sample Presentations

Diabetes Symposium, 2010 - “When Knowing And Doing Are Not The Same; Omaha, NE: The Bad 4 Letter Word "DIET"

Bryan LGH Medical Center, Omaha, NE - Eating Out Healthfully; Community Health Education Program.

Colorado Dietetic Association Annual Meeting - Curry, Dal, and Ghee: Meeting the Needs of Indian Patients

Missouri Dietetic Association Annual Meeting - Curry, Dal, and Ghee: Meeting the Needs of Indian Patients

Talk of Iowa, Iowa Public Radio (NPR) - Diet Busters, Preventing Diabetes, Why Eat Soy and other topics

American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) Annual Meeting, NYC - Nuts and Bolts of Healthy Eating

Diabetes Control Program, Perry, Iowa - Designer Diets In and Out

American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) Annual Meeting - Orlando, Florida: Resetting the Indian Dinner Table

Prime Time Alive, Older Adult Services, Iowa - Have Your Cake and Eat it Too

Culinary Collectors Society, Guest speaker, Cincinnati, Ohio - Basic of Indian Cuisine

Arya Samaj Sammelan Annual Conference, New York: Healthy Eating for Indians in America

Diabetes Center - 8-week classes for managing diabetes

Diet Busters - 6-8 week classes, weight loss classes


Newsletters & Newspaper Articles


The Culinary Woman, July 2020 - "Unraveling the Mystery of Indian Cooking"

Ames Tribune, David Mullen, March 2020, “Local cooking enthusiast’s persistence continues to pay off”

India Abroad, March 2010, "Dig In Without Sin"

Des Moines Register





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