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Malathy Ramanujam

 

Malathy Ramanujam graduated from University of Madras, India, in 1980, with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry.  She joined her husband in London, U.K., in 1983.  In 1984, her son was diagnosed at the age of two with a rare metabolic condition called Homocystinuria.  She moved to the United States in 1989.

 

The treatment of Homocystinuria also requires a special diet similar to PKU.  Since there were not many options available for his diet she started experimenting with the limited resources to formulate various baking mixes and use them to prepare special meals for her son.  Since 1994, she has been teaching families with similar metabolic condition how to prepare special meals.  She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Bachelor of Arts (Liberal Studies major) from Cal State, Dominguez Hills in spring 1999. She created the website www.lowprotein.com in 2000 to share her recipes with everyone. She pursued Master’s degree in Nutritional Science in Fall 2000.  She graduated (Fall, 2004) in the top 1 % of the graduating class (included in the Dean’s List).  She started her company, Taste Connections in 2003 with just two kinds of mixes, TC-Bread Mix and TC-Multibaking mix. When she started her company she had 4 main goals- to make “Just Add Water” kind of mixes that are easy to use; to make them as inexpensive with a high quality of taste with minimum number of additional common ingredients; to make products that don’t have any artificial preservative, artificial colors or flavors; each mix should make various food products.

Over the years, she has added other products such as TC-Versa Mix, TC-Brownie Mix and ready-made cookies, Quick breads, Gift baskets that could be customized to different occasions and most recently low-protein breads, rolls, pizza crust, etc that are freshly baked and shipped out immediately.

She has been presenting workshops since 1994 on low protein cooking around the United States and Canada and still continues to do so, inspiring metabolic patients to stay on such life-saving diet.

She was one of the parents who had testified in a hearing during California’s Newborn Genetic Screening Policymaker’s Symposium in the Capitol, Sacramento, March 2004.  She is also a trained Resource Mother and is a member of California Coalition for PKU and Allied Disorders.

Hi all

I have a new Blog:  http://blog.tasteconnections.com/ with recipes being posted periodically. I have 4-5 posts this week and a video on how to roll tortillas using rolling pin and non-stick baking sheet like Silpat to help roll the dough. The recipe for making tortillas will follow.

 We specialize in low-protein products such as bread mix, multi-baking mix, etc. breads, cookies, and other baked goods that are suitable for metabolic conditions such as Phenylketonuria, Homocystinuria, etc.  We are committed to providing best quality low-protein products to our customers at lowest possible price.  In the near future, we will be adding several new low-protein products for your convenience.

When placing an order, the payment will not be taken out until the order is processed and shipped out.

 

ALL MIXES ARE TRANS-FAT FREE AND ANY ARTIFICIAL PRESERVATIVES, FLAVORS OR COLORS.    .

COOKIES ARE MADE WITH NATURAL INGREDIENTS INCLUDING BUTTER, NO SHORTENING USED IN ANY PRODUCTS. ONLY NATURAL COLORS AND FLAVORS ARE USED IN COOKIES AND FROSTING.

ALL BREADS, COOKIES, QUICKBREADS, AND OTHER BAKED ITEMS ARE BAKED IN A COMMERCIAL KITCHEN, AFTER RECEIVING ENOUGH ORDERS OF EACH ITEM.

NONE ARE MADE AHEAD OF TIME, NOR ARE THEY SHIPPED FROM FROZEN.

NONE OF THESE BAKED PRODUCTS HAVE ARTIFICIAL COLORS, FLAVORS OR PRESERVATIVES.

 DISCLAIMERS:

 The information in this website is intended for general information only and not intended to offer personal medical advice, diagnose health problems or for treatment purposes. It is not a substitute for medical care provided by a licensed and qualified health professional. 

 Nutrient values are estimates only. Nutrition may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients. The nutritional analysis found in the recipes is calculated for the individual ingredients in each recipe, using the nutritional data found for those ingredients in the USDA Nutrients database reference guide.

 ABOUT Taste Connections...

"My son was diagnosed with Homocystinuria at the age of 2. He has been on low-protein diet since that time. Over the past 33 years (he is 35 now), I have been making many mouth-watering recipes for him. I have been trying to find short cuts and formulate easy-bake ready mixes so the thought of preparing a low protein meal is not daunting anymore. The results of my successful tries are these mixes, and I have packaged them for your convenience. Soon I will be adding more bake-ready mixes for preparing various everyday items which should take only a few minutes to put together. "

HOLIDAY ORDERING  FOR DECEMBER !!!!!!!! .

LAST DAY TO ORDER FOR CHRISTMAS FROSTED COOKIES – DECEMBER 14TH !!!!!!!! HOLIDAY SHAPED COOKIES THAT ARE DECORATED WITH NATURAL COLORS AND FLAVORS.

  • PEPPERMINT COOKIES  - NEW FLAVOR FOR THE HOLIDAYS ONLY – COOKIES WITH BITS OF PEPPERMINT CHIPS;
  • COCONUT “MACAROON” COOKIES DIPPED IN CHOCOLATE – AVAILABLE DEC 1, 2017
  • FABULOUS PEPPERMINT BARK – AVAILABLE DEC 1, 2017
  • FABULOUS HOLIDAY COOKIE MIX – MAKE YOUR OWN SUGAR COOKIES AND DECORATE TO YOUR HEART’S CONTENT. JUST ADD BUTTER AND WATER TO THE MIX AND BAKE.
  • YUMMY HOLIDAY BREADS  -  BUY TWO FOR $20 ONLY.
  • GIFT BASKETS WITH ALL SORTS OF GOODIES - $75 FOR CHRISTMAS BASKET – 1 BAG OF FROSTED CHRISTMAS COOKIES, 1 BAG OF COOKIES OF YOUR CHOICE, 1 QUICK BREAD OF YOUR CHOICE, 1 HOLIDAY COOKIE MIX, 1 BAG OF PARTY MIX
  • ONE HOLIDAY MINI BASKET - $25 ONE BAG OF FROSTED CHRISTMAS COOKIES AND ONE BAG OF COOKIES OF YOUR CHOICE AND A SMALL BAG OF PEPPERMINT BARK.
  • ONE HOLIDAY GRAB BASKET - $75 ONE BAG OF HOLIDAY COOKIE MIX, ONE BAG OF PEPPERMINT BARK, ONE BAG OF COCONUT/CHOCOLATE “MACAROON” COOKIES, ONE BAG OF BROWNIE MIX AND ONE BAG OF MULTIBAKING MIX.
  • CARAMEL TAPIOCA PARTY MIX – WITH A MIXTURE OF CARAMEL TAPIOCA, CRAISINS, DRIED SWEETENED PINEAPPLE AND APPLE, CANDIED LEMON, SWIRLED WITH WHITE “CHOCOLATE” BARK. 

Apple/Pear-Spice bread

AND ALSO FOR FALL THE EVER POPULAR:

Pumpkin/cranberry bread

Orange/Cranberry bread

NEW FLAVORED BREADS IN NOVEMBER (AVAILABLE FROM NOVEMBER 1ST):

  • Olives-rosemary mini baguettes
  • Tomato-basil mini baguettes

LIGHTLY SEASONED TC-LOWPROTEIN BREAD CRUMBS - $6/ PKT

-        AND ALL THE OTHER ITEMS SUCH AS THE BREAD, PIZZA, SUB ROLLS (GREAT FOR SANDWICHES TOO), HAMBURGER BUNS (GREAT FOR SANDWICHES TOO)

-        AND ALL THE MIXES ARE AVAILABLE THAT MAKE YOUR EVERYDAY BAKING SO MUCH EASIER.

- SPECIAL ON BACON BITS - 3 FOR $20.; $7.50 / EACH

UNDER DEVELOPMENT: VEGGIE "CHICKEN" NUGGETS, SMOKED VEGGIE "TURKEY" SLICES.  VEGGIE "MEAT BALLS" VEGGIE "BURGER PATTIES

 TO ORDER -  CALL 310-413-6499

Malathy Ramanujam (always here to answer any questions via phone or email)

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