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Roasted Cauliflower Salad with Spinach and Chickpeas

October 13, 2015
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I love roasting vegetables in the fall. Butternut squash, carrots, cauliflower, zucchini, peppers, onions, tomatoes — I could go on. The best thing about roasting veggies is that you can extract a TON of flavor without needing to add too much fat or calories. It’s also super simple to do, and you can make a big batch […]

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Potato Tofu Verde Enchiladas (and a Nasoya giveaway!)

October 12, 2015
Potato-Tofu Verde Enchiladas

Fall is in full bloom here in Ann Arbor, and it has been absolutely gorgeous outside! I mean seriously, this is what I get to look at every day in October: It doesn’t get much better than that. And something about fall makes me want to make heartier dishes — like casseroles and stews, with […]

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Beautiful and Light Fruit Salad

September 2, 2015
Fruit Salad-Anjali Shah-ThePickyEater

I’m celebrating summer with this gorgeous fruit salad today. It’s drizzled with a light honey-orange sauce, which makes it completely irresistible, so much so that it tastes like dessert. So simple to make, and you can use any fruits you like: apples, pears, berries, grapes, melons – the works! I chose berries, small and sweet […]

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Chunky and Hearty White Bean Soup

August 26, 2015
Chunky White Bean Soup with Fresh Herbs, Pasta and Parmesan

Beans are nutritional powerhouses. Not only are they a great, lean source of vegetarian protein, but they provide a myriad of health benefits, and they fit into several different food groups: They’re rich in complex carbs like whole grains… They’re full of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants like veggies… and They’re high in protein like meat I literally try […]

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Blueberry Banana Blast Smoothie

July 28, 2015
Two blueberry smoothie present in a litlle milk bottle with blue straw

Summer is the perfect time for smoothies. I remember when I was a kid, my mom would make strawberry-banana “milkshake desserts” in the summer. I had no idea that they were just strawberries, bananas, a bit of plain yogurt, and ice – no milk or sugar actually involved! But thanks to the creaminess from the […]

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Indian Spiced Cabbage with Peas (or “Cabbage Sabzi”)

April 19, 2015

I have a confession: I’m not usually a huge fan of cooked cabbage. I love raw cabbage: in salads, coleslaw, etc. – it has a nice crunchy texture and mild flavor. But I’ve often found that cooked cabbage, if it’s not done well, can turn out mushy and tasteless. The only way that I like eating cooked cabbage […]

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