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Hello! I’m Anjali. I’m a board certified health coach, author, wife, mom and food lover from the SF Bay area (now living in Seattle, WA!); with a passion for delicious food and a desire to make healthy eating easy, tasty and fun! Learn more about me here and stay for a while!

Anjali Shah



Soups / Salads / Sides / Snacks


Indian / Middle Eastern Entrees

Italian Entrees (Pastas, Pizzas)

Mexican / Spanish Inspired Entrees

Asian/Thai Inspired Entrees


71 responses to “Recipes”

    • Hi Misti! For almond flour, you can actually replace all-purpose flour with almond flour in a 1:1 ratio in any recipe. So if any recipe calls for 1 cup of all purpose flour for example, you can substitute 1 cup of almond flour and it should still work. Hope that helps!

  1. The recipe images are mouth watering. Feels like one should make it now and taste it. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Some realy nice recipes you have! I am inspired!
    Is it possible to get the recipe of the pinguin pops?

    • Thanks so much Bente! For the Penguin Pops — those were actually made by Whole Foods and delivered to our house – I didn’t make them! Essentially, they were just vanilla cake pops with a fondant icing around it in the shape of a penguin 🙂 So you could use any vanilla cake pop recipe, and then just use fondant to make the outside look like a penguin! Hope that helps!

  3. I LOVE that you have recipes for meals inspired by different countries. I love Asian dishes and my husband loves Mexican dishes. If you could add me to your email list I’d greatly appreciate it as I will be making many of the dishes you’ve posted, they all sound super delicious!!!!

    • Thanks Emerald! I just added you to my email list so be sure to accept the confirmation from Feedburner when it arrives in your email! I can’t wait to hear how my dishes turn out for you – I hope you love these recipes!

  4. Your site is absolutely delicious! Times of India featured your dark chocolate vegan and gluten-free pudding and I had to stop over! I will be using many of these recipes over the next few months.

    I have a question – Many of your recipes call for ingredients that are not easily available in India. Cooking spray for example. Do you have any healthy substitutes for the some of them?

    • Thank you so much Prajakta! Regarding the ingredients that aren’t available in India – since I’m based in the US I actually don’t know what is and isn’t available in India. But if you want to email me a list of ingredients you have questions about I can let you know if I have ideas about substitutions. Regarding the cooking spray – you can make your own by mixing 1 part olive oil (or your choice of oil) + 5 parts water into a misting spray bottle. Hope that helps! I can’t wait to hear how you like my recipes!

  5. hi! I am a diabetic, my man & uncle who lives with us are old school meat & potatos guys, can you help me find easy recipes that are healthy & we all would eat? Please add me to your e-mail list. Thanx

    • Hi Katt! Thanks for reaching out to me! To be honest, any recipe on my recipes page should be diabetic friendly (except for the desserts). Regarding your man & uncle — if they’re really into meat, all of my recipes may not be for them since I focus on plant based foods! But if you want to try to ease them into veggie eating, this recipe would be a good one to start with: Hope that helps! I just added you to my email list – be sure to accept the confirmation email that should be in your inbox now. Thanks!

  6. Hello! I love your website and being a vegetarian am loving all these great recipes. I would love if you could add me to your email list

    • Thanks so much Mina! I just added you to my email list – be sure to accept the confirmation from FeedBurner in your email inbox so that the addition goes through 🙂

  7. Hello! I love your website and being a new vegetarian am loving all these great recipes. I would love if you could add me to your email list 🙂


    • Aww thanks so much Caitlin! I just added you to my newsletter and my mailing list – be sure to accept the email confirmation from Feedburner when you get it!

  8. Hi! Please add me to your mailing list. Can you also tell me which Indian dishes are low carb, low fat, low calorie?

    • Hi Deepthy! I have added you to my mailing list — but you have to click on the confirmation email from Feedburner for the subscription to be complete! For Indian dishes, pretty much every Indian dish I make is low in fat and calories, and the majority are very low in carbs as well. I include nutritional information for all of my recipes, so you can just go through the Indian recipes here and scroll to the bottom where the nutritional information is for each recipe, and choose the ones that fit the constraints you’re looking for. Hope that helps!

  9. I am a food-science student (human nutrition & dietetics concentration) currently and am going to become a registered dietician when I graduate. I am hoping to do something along the lines of culinary nutrition and am considering culinary school. So basically, I am drawn to any blog related to delicious healthy food!!
    I love love love how your blog gives recipes from all around the world, and healthy versions of them too!
    My family has ALWAYS cooked recipes from different countries and I am slowly starting to create more nutritious versions of them.
    Your posts are great and your blog is full of fantastic ideas! I hope to make some of your recipes soon. I’ll let you know how they turn out!

    • Hi Michelle!! Thanks so much for your comment – it’s so great to meet you! I love how passionate you are about healthy food – sounds like we have a lot in common 🙂 I can’t wait to hear how you like my recipes when you make them at home – keep me posted on how it goes!!

  10. hi anjali First off great recipes and advice, i love that you offer to help people with their lists, diet and problems etc…. i actually had a blast reading the comments and replies, so thank you for being you and making this blog.

    I have just now got determined to get a little more in shape and not just (the round kind) lol and this blog is gonna assist me in that. i am a very picky eater and seems the only foods i eat are the wrong choices.i would also enjoy the email updates as the more choices the better, and any input/references would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank You So Much!

    • Awww thank you so much Tim! It’s my passion to cook healthy food and help others to live healthier lives, so it is my pleasure! 🙂 And congrats on getting more in shape! I would be happy to help you in any way I can. If you have any questions feel free to email me at I’ll add you to my newsletter and to my blog email updates in the meantime. Good luck and keep me posted on how things go!

  11. Hi Anjali,

    I made your healthy baked penne with roasted veggies last night for my son and me, and we LOVED it! It was an easy weeknight meal to make, and so delicious. I can’t wait to try other recipes on your site!

    Thank you!

    • Woohoo!! That’s awesome! I’m so glad to hear that — that penne is one of my favorite recipes 🙂 Can’t wait to hear how my other recipes turn out for you!

  12. Hello,

    I just found your blog site and I think its GREAT! please add me to your email list! I’m going to make one of your recipes tonight, my son and I are so bored with our rotation of meals during the week.

    Thank you!


    • Hi Tracey! Aww thank you so much! It’s so great to meet you! I just added you to my newsletter and email list — be sure to accept the confirmation from FeedBurner in your email inbox!

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