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August 2009 eRecipes

Posted on 06/11/2010 at 03:42 PM by Global Reach


August 2009 


I’m officially in business as a nutrition consultant, speaker, freelance writer, and an Indian cuisine expert. With 25 years of experience under my belt, I finally decided to take a leap of faith and venture out on my own. I know it’s the right decision, but of course as with any thing new I’m concerned (putting it mildly) but very hopeful. Everyday I tell myself, just plug along and everything will work out; right!


Maybe I’m naïve, but I’m equating my business journey to playing badminton. The hardest part was getting started. I started playing badminton one year ago at the Ames city hall (before that I played for fun when I was a teenager). It’s a group of older men and women, mostly 45-80 year olds. I was not very good at it, but I had so much fun playing that I stuck with it and today I feel pretty good about my game. I’m hoping that after get over the initial aches and pains, my consulting venture too will be fun and exciting.


I’m pleased to announce that my first TV appearance on Live Well HD Network went well. Although I was not able to see it on TV, since Iowa does not subscribe to this cable show, but I was able to see it on the website. You can watch the full episode on or go to sample recipes on for just my section. This was an amazing experiences and I’m keeping my fingers crossed for future such opportunities.


After all that shop talk, what’s for dinner? The taste of fresh vegetables in season is unbeatable. In summer, I try to buy majority of the vegetables from the farmers market. Right now, my kitchen garden is producing cucumbers, zucchini, and tomatoes. You should see me smile victoriously when I pluck the fruits of my labor. I’m convinced that the vegetables from my garden taste better than even the farmers market (although I know that’s not true). My favorite stops at the farmers market are the ones that carry hard to find, so called ethnic vegetables, such as okra, eggplants, and bottle gourds. The recipes I picked this month feature these exceptional delicious finds.


This eletter is my way of connecting with you, the cooks and Indian food lovers. Drop me a line or two if you have any suggestions or ideas for future newsletters.


Happy and Healthy Cooking!


Madhu Gadia


August Recipes:

Fish with Zucchini (Machhi aur Lauki)

Okra With Tomatoes (Bhindi-Tamatar ki Subji)

Chana Dal With Bottle Gourd (Chana Dal aur Lauki)


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