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.
Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Cooking is love. For those of you who are going to cook, here are some very easy-to-prepare, aromatic, delicious and colorful side dishes to go with your turkey. Thanksgiving recipes made easy and delicious from “Indian Inspired Gluten-Free Cooking”, by Alamelu Vairavan & Margaret Pfeiffer, R.D.
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Here are the suggested side dishes to go with your turkey:
Savory Tuna (with any bread or GF rice crackers)Pg.35
Spinach Yogurt Dip(with any crackers)(Pg.37)
Seasoned Apple Relish served on toasted bread (pg.55)
Flavored Rice Dishes:
Carrot Rice Pilaf (pg.91)
Vegetable Rice Pilaf(pg.93)
Vegetable Side Dishes:
Roasted Brussels Sprouts (pg. 131)
Seasoned Mashed Potatoes- a sure winner (pg. 163)
Butternut Squash with Cilantro (pg. 175)
Green Beans with Lentils and Coconut (pg. 147)
Sweet Potatoes with Coconut (pg.169)
Peanut and Coconut Chutney (Served as a dip with chips, crackers and vegetables)
1 cup unsalted dry-roasted peanuts
1/4 cup unsweetened shredded dried coconut
3 garlic cloves, peeled and cut in half
1 whole dried red chili pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 to 1 cup warm water
Combine all the ingredients in a blender or food processor, blend or process until smooth. Transfer into a dish and serve.
Note: Unsweetened shredded coconut is available in natural food stores and in Outpost.
Any questions, comments, please feel free to contact me by visiting www.curryonwheels.com