About Me

When I first started this blog, I thought it would be a great way to share my healthy recipes and tips and chronicle my adventures in cooking healthy meals that my husband would enjoy. Just as a quick aside – ALL of the recipes on this blog are “husband approved” – so even though they’re healthy, “normal” people like them too! But over the past year I’ve felt more of a pull to make my blog more personal – I’ve met so many cool people because of my blog – I wanted to share a little more with everyone! So think of this as more of a lifestyle blog or a food journal with a focus on health.

So about me πŸ™‚ Other than being a “picky eater,” who am I? I am…

A wife and California girl – I have an amazing, supportive husband and we live in the San Francisco Bay Area (where I grew up!). The picture below is of the two of us in Porto, Portugal – a beautiful city that actually has a San Francisco vibe to it!

I’m a home chef with no formal training, but I LOVE food. This was one of the first dishes I made – healthy veggie enchiladas. I was excited when they were done πŸ™‚

I also love wine πŸ™‚

I’m a traveler, explorer, and an adventurer. I love going to places I’ve never been before, hiking, and all sorts of outdoorsy activities. Below are a pictures from a few of our travels!

Above is the view at the top of Iguazu Falls. Isn’t it gorgeous? Needless to say, I was really excited to be there…

Other beautiful hikes we’ve been on – Cinque Terre in Italy…

And Chianti in Tuscany. Doesn’t that path look like something out of a mystical land?

And here’s the adventure side of me – hang gliding in Rio… one of the greatest experiences and the biggest adrenaline rush ever!

And holding a python in the heart of the Amazon. Yes, it was slimy and heavy and sort of choking me, but it was a super cool experience!

I’m a dancer, and I love all forms of artistic expression. (This is us dancing at our wedding – one of the funnest times of my life)

And I am of course, a foodie and a blogger. I love connecting with fellow foodies or people who are interested in learning more about the world of healthy living and flavorful eating. Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions, comments or feedback. I’d love to hear from you!

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21 responses to “About Me

  1. Mindy

    Hi Picky eater,

    Me too! I am so picky and very health conscious person…. well in my later years is when I really became a particularly picky eater. If I eat out then the food needs to be prepared just the way I like it…I mean love it. Two reasons… its my health and my taste buds that I need to please. Restaurants need to get a clue on how to keep customers happy and coming back… so many restaurants serve unhealthy food.
    Okay enough of that..

    Thank you for your Blog and I’m so glad I’ve found it.

    Cheers,
    Mindy : )

    • anjalim

      Thanks so much for your note! I totally agree with you – it’s always a challenge to find healthy flavorful at restaurants – I’ve started eating at higher end places because they will usually have healthy options on the menu or will tailor the items to my preferences πŸ™‚ Please do keep in touch and let me know if you come across any good, healthy recipes I can include on my blog!

  2. Hi again. I was just reading through some of your recipes with my husband and we were like, “gotta try that, and that, and oohh, that one too” Such good stuff without a lot of fancy, expensive ingredients, just healthy and simple. Thanks. I’m trying to find creative ways to use up the 12 cups (!) of rice I accidentally made tonight.

  3. That quote from ‘When Harry Met Sally’ made me laugh out loud. I’m with you on being a little picky. Like your blog. I look forward to reading more of your posts. Cheers!

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  5. I’m so glad that you posted this! You have had some amazing experiences. I really do enjoy reading about the bloggers that I like to follow. Puts a “person” to the blog! Nicely done!

    I grew up in the Bay Area as well, now we are in San Diego, but I still miss my City.

  6. I loved loved loved reading more about you. Many bloggers often forget to make a good About me page. It’s actually the first one I read! And from time to time it should be updated. You inspired me to do that soon!

  7. Thanks for sharing more about you. Husbands are the best guinea pigs!

  8. Love to get to know you better! I wanna travel with you. =) The hang gliding looks awesome………….

  9. Thank you for sharing those wonderful pictures and experiences! I’m so jealous of your travels

  10. Liz

    Wow! You are fearless! One look at that snake was enough for me! Hang gliding looks like so much fun! I have been enjoying your blog. I know you had a blast at Food Buzz Fest!

  11. Just had to say that I’ve enjoyed reading through your blog while having my tea this morning. You’ve done some very fun things. Makes for a fun blog read. Glad to have “found” you. πŸ™‚

  12. Hi Anjali, It was so nice to have met you at the festival. I must apologize, I haven’t been able to go around and say hi to everyone yet! I love all your travels, all of those places are on my must see list eventually! Look forward to keeping up with you! I’m a Bay Area girl myself.
    -Gina-

  13. Wow… You’re an exciting food blogger. Love your site! It’s inspirational.

  14. teenvegetarian

    I love this blog! I love your passion! If you get a chance, I would love it if you would check out my blog? http://www.teenvegetarian.wordpress.com ! Thanks!

  15. Hi Anjali, wow it looks like you’re definitely an adventure seeker. I personally wouldn’t go near a snake let alone put one around my neck but I give you dibs girl. You Go girl. I see that you went to Chianti in Tuscany, nice. My family and I went to that region a couple years on a wine tour and loved it. It was pleasant and relaxing. I love your setup.

  16. Hey, good to connect and read your posts!

  17. I gave you a shout out on my blog today, http://bananboatsandcabbagepatches.blogspot.com/ , about your great site and the article about HFCS. LOVE your blog and can’t wait to see the new look.

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