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Annabel Epstein

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Annabel EpsteinAnnabel grew up in Germany, in a family where love has always evolved and revolved around the kitchen table. She now cooks in her tiny dorm kitchen at The George Washington University and tries to perfect her baking as a pastry assistant at Cowbell Kitchen. Follow her cooking adventures on Instagram. She loves eggs, eggplant and dill more than anything.

Fontina Zoodle and Kale Pie

Recipe by Annabel Epstein

Fontina Zoodle and Kale Pie

This is a quick, healthyish take on a pasta bake that still has a satisfying crispy cheese lid and makes for delicious leftovers. The cheese keeps it indulgent and helps to convert both zoodle and kale haters. Feel free to swap out the Fontina for mozzarella or any other mild cheese that melts easily.

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Miso Ginger Zoodles

Recipe by Annabel Epstein

Miso Ginger Zoodles

This cold zoodle salad takes less than 15 minutes to throw together and also happens to be both vegan and gluten-free (check to make sure your miso is gluten-free). This doesn’t stop it from being absolutely delicious though. Inspired by cold sesame noodles, this dish is a healthier alternative and doesn’t require turning on the

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Oodles of Zoodles

by Annabel Epstein

Oodles of Zoodles

While it won’t replace spaghetti Bolognese anytime soon, there is definitely a place for spiralized zucchini and sweet potatoes, especially in the tasty recipes Annabel cooked up.

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Cauliflower Rice Tabbouleh Salad

Recipe by Annabel Epstein

Cauliflower Rice Tabbouleh Salad

Traditionally, tabbouleh salad is made with bulgur, but in this rendition, I swapped it out for cauliflower rice, a low-calorie, nutrient-packed alternative. Mixed with the lemon juice, parsley and mint, the cauliflower rice blends in and adds a nice texture without overpowering the dish with a strong cauliflower flavor. I promise you won’t even notice

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Apple Honey Ginger Torte

Recipe by Annabel Epstein

Apple Honey Ginger Torte

Have you heard of the famous Marian Burros Plum torte? First published in the New York Times by Marian Burros in 1983, the recipe was published every year after that until 1995, when the editor of the Times decided that people just needed to clip it, laminate it and put it on their fridge once

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Fish Fillets with Shiitake and Bamboo Shoots

Recipe by Annabel Epstein

Fish Fillets with Shiitake and Bamboo Shoots

Recipe courtesy of Yuki Turk, a member of the Tokyo JCC. This is Yuki Turk’s grandmother’s recipe. According to Turk, she’s very good at cooking fish, and this is one of her best. Since fish is a popular dish to serve on Shabbat, this is a Japanese spin on a classic Shabbat meal.

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