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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Gooey and Delicious Vegan S’mores

September 15, 2015

It’s no secret that s’mores are amazing. Take three ingredients, stick them together, and you’re guaranteed to feel happy, warm and comforted. I have such fond memories of sitting around campfires toasting marshmallows and spending time with family and friends during the fall. It reminds me of Halloween, fall colors, and cozy gatherings. There is […]

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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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Greek “Nachos” with Baked Chickpeas

July 17, 2015

I’m obsessed with Greek food right now. Maybe it’s because some of the key ingredients in Greek cuisine: cucumbers, yogurt, and tomatoes are cooling and perfect in the summertime. Or maybe it’s because I’m always looking for ways to use chickpeas and beans to amp up the texture and protein in my recipes. Either way, […]

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