Gluten Free, Vegan Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

October 30, 2015
Gluten Free Vegan Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies and Milk

As many of you know, I recently visited General Mills’ headquarters in Minneapolis, MN. As part of my visit, I was given the opportunity to create any recipe of my choosing (using cereal as one ingredient) in the Betty Crocker test kitchens – which are immaculate and filled with every cooking tool and ingredient you can imagine. […]

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Apple and Date Salad with Brie

October 24, 2015

I’m usually a baby spinach kind of girl. I use baby spinach for everything: as lettuce in tacos, as a mix-in for lentil soup, in smoothies, I could go on. It’s such an easy way to get your full serving of greens every day, and baby spinach has such a mild flavor that it goes […]

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Lemon-Ginger Vegetable Stir Fry

October 22, 2015
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Stir-frys are one of the easiest healthy dishes you can make when you’re pressed for time. All you have to do is throw a bunch of vegetables, tofu (or another lean protein), a whole grain (like quinoa) and spices into a big pan (or wok), and within 15 minutes you’ll have a fresh and well […]

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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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Spicy Tomato, White Bean and Vegetable Stew

September 24, 2015
Spicy tomato and white bean stew

Now that fall is here, soups are back on the menu! This is one of our family’s favorite soups: it’s hearty, spicy, healthy, satisfying, and has great texture: crunchy (from the veggies) and creamy (from the white beans and parmesan). It’s just all-around feel good food. I made this soup for the first time years ago, […]

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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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