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Year in Review

Posted on December 17, 2020 at 2:45 PM by Madhu Gadia

December 17, 2020

Year in Review


Dear Friends,

First and foremost, I want to thank YOU for subscribing to this blog, watching the cooking videos, and joining my Facebook Page and Instagram. I am eternally grateful for your support. I wish you and your family a Very Happy Holiday Season and a Prosperous New Year!  

Although I don’t write a Christmas/Holiday letter, the last few years, in December, I take the time to reflect and make a list of my accomplishments, things that matter to me. We all have a never-ending “To-Do List,” so it only makes sense that we close the year with a “Done List.” I hope you, too, will take the time to focus on your 2020 feats and triumphs.

As much as 2020 has been a very difficult year with Covid-19 at the center stage of our lives, writing this letter forced me to look beyond the pandemic. I was very fortunate as there were many firsts for me, such as featured in newspaper, cooking demo on TV, Facebook Live, and so on...

Most important, everyone in my family has been healthy. Although we have not met each other, we have zoomed, facetimed, and texted each other more regularly. 

Started Blog: Cooking with Madhu: My Next Act



Introduced New Cooking Videos 

I hope the videos helped you create authentic Indian dishes!  

TV Appearance

TV appearance – Cooking Demo with Rheya Spigner

Indian Food Blogger Zests Up Vegetables


March: Coronavirus Pandemic became a reality; “Stay at Home” became a new normal. 


Featured in

Ames Tribune: Local cooking enthusiast’s persistence continues to pay off

– By David Mullen


Featured in the CulinaryWoman Newsletter – The dollars behind the dishes
by Micheline Maynard
Unraveling The Mystery Of Indian Cooking



Spotlight/Featured in Food and Culinary Professionals newsletter      




Podcast – Guest of Liz’s Healthy Table, Podcast

     Indian Cooking Demystified  






Facebook Live

Iowa Diabetes – FB live with Dr. Anuj Bhargava; a diabetes educational session: 

Making Ends Meet: How to Get Protein in a Meat Shortage 

Thank you - 575+ views 




Oldways – Cultural Food Traditions 
FB Live, 1000+ views 

Indian Heritage Cooking Demo 

Cooking a complete meal, see recipes  Ginger Pink Lentils, Spinach Potatoes Curry, and Basmati Rice



Curry, Dal, and Ghee: Meeting the Needs of Indian Patients

Webinar - For Dietitians, 1 CEU – Organized by Oldways



New Logo   

I’m so happy to share my new logo with you. Hope you like it as much as I do. 

Advisory Board

2020 Year End: Cherry on top  - I am grateful and proud to be on the Asian Advisory Board of Oldways. 

Thank you Sara Baer-Sinnott, President of Oldways, for asking me to be on the advisory board of Oldways as the Asian Diet Advisor. I so look forward to working with you. 

Thank you again for keeping me motivated and subscribing to the blog.

Happy Healthy Holidays

P.S. Make Time for Yourself - With so much to do, who has time to meditate? But how about just 5 minutes? Just sit back, close your eyes, smile, and breathe in and out. Breathe mindfully and naturally—do not force breath. And if you must (natural), think only of things you have accomplished today.  


Categories: Blog Articles

Tagged As: Reflections 2020

So pleased to be working with you!!! Thank you Madhu!
Sara Baer-Sinnott | 12/28/20 at 11:48 AM
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