Creamy Vegan Lemon Orzo Pasta with Spinach

Creamy Vegan Lemon Orzo Pasta with Spinach

                  Hello & Happy Wednesday!!             If there is one type of recipe I love to explore on a weekly basis, it’s pasta! Typically you envision that pasta is paired with either a red or white sauce and you call it a day. However, there is so much room for diversity when it comes to pasta! Whether it’s the type of pasta, the sauce or the...

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Vegan Roasted Red Pepper Pasta with Blistered Tomatoes

Vegan Roasted Red Pepper Pasta with Blistered Tomatoes

                  Hello & Happy Monday!!             When it comes to Monday dinner, I typically reach for something I prepped over the weekend. given that some foods just don’t hold up for long, pasta is one of my go to’s! For years pasta has had a bad reputation for being empty carbs and lacking in nutrients.  However, you can easily switch up the type of...

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Creamy Vegan Cajun Pasta

Creamy Vegan Cajun Pasta

                          Hello & Happy Monday!!             I’ve been going thru my bucket list of recipes that I’ve always wanted to try. Believe it or not, I had never done a classic cajun pasta! Typically this dish is packed with heavy cream and paired with chicken or sausage. However, I knew I could replicate this dish sans animal...

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Vegan Butternut Squash Pasta with Rosemary Mushroom Bacon

Vegan Butternut Squash Pasta with Rosemary Mushroom Bacon

      Hello & Happy Wednesday!!     While the majority of us gravitate towards rich pumpkin desserts during the fall, I also love all the savory dishes! Soups, mashed potatoes, and definitely, pasta! Believe it or not you can make a fab fall inspired pasta sauce in minutes! All you need is some veggies, herbs, and a handful of cashews.    One of my favorite fall veggies, is butternut squash. The flavor profile...

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Vegan Pumpkin Pasta

Vegan Pumpkin Pasta

This is a sponsored post, but all opinions are my own. #CookWithCalphalon                            Hello & Happy Wednesday!!           If there is one thing that makes a huge difference in your cooking routine, it’s a good set of cookware! For years I worked with basic pots and pans and while they did the job, a good pan can improve every kind of dish from pasta to veggies and...

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Vegan Miso Mushroom Pasta

Vegan Miso Mushroom Pasta

                          Hello & Happy Monday!!               Yesterday I whipped up upwards of four different recipes. From pasta to potatoes, rice krispie treats and more.. I’m excited for all the new eats coming this week! One of my favorite recipes I’ve had been meaning to try is this  Miso Mushroom Pasta. I don’t...

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Vegan Italian Pasta Salad

Vegan Italian Pasta Salad

                                Hello & Happy Wednesday!!               Long before my cooking days I would shy away from anything “pasta”. When dining out I never ordered it, I never craved it, and my viewpoint was that it was just adding refined carbs to my diet. It wasn’t until my culinary course at NYU...

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15 Minute Vegan Mushroom Pasta

15 Minute Vegan Mushroom Pasta

                      Hello & Happy Wednesday!!             Perhaps not everyone will agree, but I feel like THYME is just flying by with social distancing. I’ve been keeping busy and whipping up staple recipes that are not only approachable, affordable, but the ingredient lists are very minimal.    When I was in a bind for dinner last night and...

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Vegan Roasted Beet Pasta

Vegan Roasted Beet Pasta

                  Hello & Happy Wednesday!           If there is one vegetable I’ve evolved to love over time, it’s beets! Beets are an interesting vegetable that pack a high natural sugar content, a vibrant color, and can be used in the obvious savory dishes and actually pairs seamlessly with sweet dishes as well.    Years ago while developing a plethora...

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Vegan Lemon Rosemary Pasta with Mushrooms and Kale

Vegan Lemon Rosemary Pasta with Mushrooms and Kale

                    Hello & Happy Thursday!!             For many years, I steered clear of pasta. We all know that pasta carries the stigma of being laden with carbs, which it is, but at the end of the day it’s the perfect medium to pack on the veggies and for myself, I find it very filling!   What’s fab about today, is that there are many...

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Vegan Roasted Brussels Pasta with Shiitake Bacon in Dijon Garlic Cashew Cream Sauce

Vegan Roasted Brussels Pasta with Shiitake Bacon in Dijon Garlic Cashew Cream Sauce

        Hello & Happy Thursday!!     Thanksgiving may be over, but it’s still all about the brussels! Believe it or not, I didn’t get heavy into brussel sprouts until 2009. I had been a vegan, raw vegan, and never had tried them, gasps. For years I always roasted them with rosemary, garlic, olive oil, and balsamic!    Today, thankfully brussels are universal and seen everywhere. You can toss...

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Vegan French Onion Pasta

Vegan French Onion Pasta

                                Hello & Happy Friday!!               If you know anything about me, you know I’m all about onions! I throw them in anything and everything and could literally eat them just by themselves, especially if they are caramelized! When it comes to caramelized onions you can throw them on anything...

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Vegan Romesco Pasta with Broccoli

Vegan Romesco Pasta with Broccoli

                    Hello & Happy Thursday!!             If there is one thing I realized with vegan cuisine, is that you can make anything taste fab, if you have a good sauce! Vegan food naturally is like a blank canvas that is waiting to be seasoned and flavored. If you don’t go the flavor route, you’ll be left with a bunch of bland veggies. ...

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Vegan Mushroom Leek Pasta

Vegan Mushroom Leek Pasta

                            Hello & Happy Monday!!             Believe it or not, I’m not a huge pasta person. I create a pasta concept every now and again, but there are just a handful of pasta dishes that are just staples..    This is one of them!   I didn’t explore the glory of leeks until recently, but I was always...

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Avocado Pesto Pasta with Shiitake Bacon

Avocado Pesto Pasta with Shiitake Bacon

                                  Hello & Happy Thursday!!             Whether I like to admit it, I was never a huge pasta person as I always viewed it as just empty calories and left me feeling bloated. Today though, I have a great appreciation for pasta as in moderation it can be a great avenue to get a filling veggie packed...

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25 Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes

25 Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes

                          Hello & Happy Tuesday!!         I have to admit, if there is something that pushes people to get in the kitchen and connect with their food, I’m all about it. Needless to say, I love the holidays and it’s the perf time to learn classic concepts that you can recreate throughout the year.    I personally love Thanksgiving recipes as the...

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Creamy Vegan Tortellini Soup

Creamy Vegan Tortellini Soup

                        Hello & Happy Wednesday!!               If there is one thing I can’t get enough of, it’s soups! From a distance soups sound like a pain, but they are one of the easiest things to throw tougher and there is so much room for creativity. Bonus, you they are affordable, can easily be made in bulk, and you can can...

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Vegan Cajun Cauliflower Rice

Vegan Cajun Cauliflower Rice

                        Hello & Happy Tuesday!             If there is one veggie I’ve grown to know an love over the years, it’s cauliflower! You can simply roast it, make pizza crust, soups, throw it in smoothies, and of course, make a fab rice with it!  For many (including my husband), you have to pack on the flavor when it comes to cauliflower rice...

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Vegan Herb Cashew Cheese with Pickled Blueberries

Vegan Herb Cashew Cheese with Pickled Blueberries

                        Hello & Happy Tuesday!!             Lately I’ve been all about creating effortless appetizers! While it’s easy just to pick something ready made up from the store after a long day, I love homemade! Just like everything else, it taste better when homemade!    Back in my early cooking days cashews were making a...

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Vegan 10 Minute Creamy Red Sauce

Vegan 10 Minute Creamy Red Sauce

  Disclosure: This post has been compensated by Inmar Intelligence and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #FunWithGardeinFrozen                           Hello & Happy Thursday!!           Since exploring plant based living the last 17 years, I’ve tried countless vegan products. One company that has always stood out to me with the...

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Vegan Pistacho Pesto Ravioli

Vegan Pistacho Pesto Ravioli

                  Hello & Happy Wednesday!!               Whenever I start with a recipe category, I’m off to dreaming of the next variation! Currently I’m in a homemade pasta phase as homemade is completely different than any store bought variety you can pick up. There is also something about the process that I’m just drawn to. It’s fun,...

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Vegan Greek Salad Wrap with Homemade Tofu Feta

Vegan Greek Salad Wrap with Homemade Tofu Feta

                          Hello & Happy Thursday!!               If there is one concept I loved while being always on the go in the NYC, it was a salad wrap! While Carbs get a bad “wrap”, you can easily choose everything from whole wheat to gluten free and the list goes on. In addition they are perfect mess free option for...

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30 Minute Vegan Lunch and Dinner Recipes

30 Minute Vegan Lunch and Dinner Recipes

                      Hello & Happy Sunday!!             Given the current situation with the virus circulating, everyone is reaching for effortless eats and ingredients that are either frozen or canned.    That being said, it made sense to whip up a list of some of my favorite recipes the fit the criteria! Below are 30 hand picked recipes encompassing...

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Vegan Cream of Mushroom Soup

Vegan Cream of Mushroom Soup

                                Hello & Happy Monday!!           As of the last month or so, I’ve been going thru endless soup recipes. As a new mom and soup enthusiast, I’m always looking for the next best concept as soups are just so easy, great for the week, veggie packed, and my favorite reason..they are a great way to...

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40 Fab Vegan Christmas Recipes

40 Fab Vegan Christmas Recipes

                          Hello & Happy Monday!!             Christmas is almost here, which means it’s crunch time!! With countless options to choose from, I thought I would pull together a list of some of my top favorite vegan eats that would cater to everyone at your gathering.    From salads to biscuits, dips and desserts, these are a few...

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Vegan Oven Baked Eggplant Parmesan

Vegan Oven Baked Eggplant Parmesan

                        Hello & Happy Monday!!               For many of us plant based enthusiasts, we are drawn to eggplant parm while dining out. However, when dining out you never know what goes into your food and the eggplant is typically fried. While it’s fine to indulge and eat a fried food every now and again (no judgment), you can...

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Vegan Butternut Squash Alfredo

Vegan Butternut Squash Alfredo

   Hello & Happy Thursday!! Butternut squash is one of those fall veggies that never gets old. It’s sad to think of all the years that I never gave it the time of day until I was in my early 20’s. As a child my mom loved yellow squash and of course it wasn’t something I had a preference for. Being that the word squash was associated with this veggie I believe I just assumed that it would be the exact same through and...

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45 Fab Vegan Labor Day Recipes

45 Fab Vegan Labor Day Recipes

                      Hello & Happy Saturday!!             With it being Labor Day Weekend I thought I would throw together the best of the best in vegan recipes to make navigating what recipes to make more seamless!    From salads to dips, snacks, desserts and burgers I’ve got everything you need to make entertaining complete!   Here’s to hoping...

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45 Vegan Fourth of July Recipes

45 Vegan Fourth of July Recipes

                          Hello & Happy Tuesday!!               For many of us, the Fourth of July is an excuse to travel, attend a party, but leave the cooking to someone else. Since I cook full time and it’s just a party of two for right now (4 more weeks!), we are not cooking this year!.   For those that are, I’ve compiled...

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Vegan Jalapeño Mac and Cheese with Shiitake Bacon and Breadcrumbs

Vegan Jalapeño Mac and Cheese with Shiitake Bacon and Breadcrumbs

                            Hello & Happy Tuesday!!               If there is one thing I’m all about, it’s a quick and easy vegan cheese! When the boom of the cashew cheesecakes came about I was in love with the many ways we can utilize cashews. However, I got so burn out on cashews and found that balance is everything with...

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Vegan Shiitake Wonton Soup

Vegan Shiitake Wonton Soup

                Hello & Happy Wednesday!!     For a long time I never pursued wonton type concepts. However, once I found a market that offered vegan wontons, I was off creating a variety of recipes. One of the few concepts I never did was a vegan wonton soup!   The texture becomes like that of pasta and they pack tons of flavor that permeate the soup. There is just something fun about...

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Vegan Grilled Zucchini Lasagna with Spinach Basil Cashew Cheese

Vegan Grilled Zucchini Lasagna with Spinach Basil Cashew Cheese

                              Hello & Happy Wednesday!!               Out of hundreds of recipes, there are some that just never get old, like this vegan Zucchini Lasagna! Back in undergrad at NYU I started to get my feet wet with cooking, and this was actually one of the very first concepts I produced. At the time I wasn’t a...

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20 Classic Vegan Sandwiches

20  Classic Vegan Sandwiches

            Hello & Happy Sunday!!           Since I’m working my way through my bucket list of sandwich concepts and revamping a few, I thought I’d share my favorite top 20 sandwiches on Eat Drink Shrink! Some are the new new and some are classic oldies that I never share, but in any case, I promise they all  don’t disappoint! New images and tutorials coming for some...

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