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Spice of Life

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.

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You Think Kids Hate Vegetables?

Think again!   At a healthful cooking class titled, “Veggies, Spices & More” for kids (8 to 12 years) old at the Bay View Community Center on November 20, I found ten young girls eager to learn to cook and eat vegetable dishes prepared with spices and legumes. In this class we explored a range of enticing flavors found in Healthy Indian cuisine. The girls showed so much interest and joy in learning something quite different from what they are normally used to everyday. 

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