Vegan Herb Cauliflower Fritters

Vegan Herb Cauliflower Fritters

                                This week has been a busy one! I’ve been making an effort to go down my foodie bucket list and explore recipes that I keep putting off, these cauliflower fritters were one of them!   Fritters are one of those concepts that never gets old. You typically combine a handful of ingredients with the egg serving as the binder and...

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Vegan Strawberry Rice Krispy Treats

Vegan Strawberry Rice Krispy Treats

                               Hello & Happy Tuesday!!           Today I was thinking of recipes I had not done in a long time, and Rice Krispy Treats came to mind! Whether we had them a lot or rarely, there is something about them that is just nostalgic today. It’s an antiquated concept, but ironically still holds up today!    My only thing with...

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Vegan Jalapeño Cheddar Biscuits

Vegan Jalapeño Cheddar Biscuits

                                  Believe it or not, there once was a time that I hated things with spice. However, it’s a fact that the more you age your tastebuds die out and your palate shifts. Today, I love all things with a lil bit of heat. In many ways, it’s like adding salt or pepper to a dish, it only enhances the flavor.    If you can...

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Vegan Flourless Oil Free Avocado Walnut Brownies

Vegan Flourless Oil Free Avocado Walnut Brownies

                      Hello & Happy Friday!!           In reviewing various concepts I don’t do a lot of on Eat Drink Shrink, sadly, brownies were one of them lol. Typically brownies are flour based, pack tons of butter or oil, leaving little room to pack in nutrients. However, you can make a fab brownie with sweet potatoes, and even avocados!   I...

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Vegan Mexican Cauliflower Rice

Vegan Mexican Cauliflower Rice

                            I’ve been recreating all my favorite EDS recipes and tweaking them to perfection! One of my all time favorites, is this Mexican Cauliflower Rice!! In recent years cauliflower has truly taken over. You can use it for anything from soups to mashed potatoes, pizza crusts, and more. One of my favorite approaches to cauliflower, is rice!!   I...

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Vegan Texas Caviar

Vegan Texas Caviar

                            Hello & Happy Monday!!           I know what you’re thinking, a bowl full of veggies, I just can’t get into it. Before you pass on this fab dish, I promise you, veggie enthusiasts or the furthest thing from it.. You’re going to love this recipe!! So just how good is this recipe?! Out of ver 500 concepts on EDS...

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Vegan Jalapeno Cheddar Pretzels

Vegan Jalapeno Cheddar Pretzels

                    Hello & Happy Friday!!               I don’t know about you, but when I find a recipe that works, I’m off to the races to explore endless flavor combinations. Needless to say, when I found a staple pretzel recipe that worked, I made 5 different recipes all in one day lol. (many pretzels to come!).   Over the last 5+...

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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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Vegan Grilled Corn Chowder

Vegan Grilled Corn Chowder

                Hello & Happy Thursday!!         Out of all the amazing veggies at the market, the one I consume the least is actually.. corn. Corn gets a bad rap at its one of the largest produced GMO crops and is lacking in nutrients compared to other veggies being mostly comprised natural sugar. As a result, perhaps that’s why I skip it on most occasions, but there is...

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Vegan Greek Meatball Gyro with Tzatziki Sauce

Vegan Greek Meatball Gyro with Tzatziki Sauce

                            Hello & Happy Tuesday!!             I’ve been going thru some bucket list concepts and these vegan Greek Meatball Gyro’s was one of them!! If you know me, you know I have an affinity for all the Greek flavors. Whether it’s the cucumber, oregano or fresh dill, I’m just all about it!  ...

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Vegan Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Cookie Sandwiches

Vegan Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Cookie Sandwiches

                              Hello & Happy Friday!!           If there is one concept that’s always a crowd pleaser, it’s ice cream cookie sandwiches! Honestly, I can’t remember the last time I made one, because either the cookies weren’t firm enough or it didn’t hold together well and the list goes on. That...

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Vegan Brookies

Vegan Brookies

                  Hello & Happy Tuesday!!             Lately I’ve been craving things more on the sweet side with nursing. It has to be in part with burning the additional calories an just craving carbohydrates. Either way, I’ve been running through my recipe bucket list to whip up some fun modern sweets and one of them.. was a vegan brookie!!   You...

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Vegan Nutella Pie

Vegan Nutella Pie

                          Hello & Happy Tuesday!!           Valentine’s Day is slowly approaching! While many can say it’s a fabricated holiday that holds no value, I personally find it as just another reminder to show love to those in your life. Any reason to celebrate, I’m all about! Of course one of my favorite ways to show love,...

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Vegan Fiesta Dip with Chipotle Cashew Cheese

Vegan Fiesta Dip with Chipotle Cashew Cheese

                            Hell0 & Happy Thursday!!             If there is one thing I love, it’s a good appetizer! The older I get the more I prefer to taste a little bit of everything versus having a whole meal. I get bored halfway thru and am typically reaching for everyone else’s food lol. That being said, I love a good...

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4 Ingredient Vegan Cookies and Cream Fudge

4 Ingredient Vegan Cookies and Cream Fudge

                          Hello and Happy Wednesday               Lately I’ve been on a fudge kick! Growing up in the South, fudge was a big thing! Ironically while there are countless vegan truffle recipes, there was little to no fudge concepts that mirror the classic rich texture. Once I found the best combination, I was instantly thinking of...

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Vegan French Onion Pretzels

Vegan French Onion Pretzels

                          Hello & Happy Wednesday!!         If there’s one thing I love it’s game day concepts. While you won’t find me watching a sports game ever, if there is one thing I do love.. it’s game day eats!!   The older I get the less I gravitate towards entrees as I get bored midway through. Small bites are my favorite as I get to...

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Vegan 4 Ingredient Chocolate Cookie Fudge

Vegan 4 Ingredient Chocolate Cookie Fudge

                            Hello & Happy Monday!!             I recently create a fab effortless fudge recipe. While I love a staple chocolate fudge, it’s also an opportunity to mix it up. When I thought of the first flavor concept I should go with, cookies and cream popped in my head!! As a child I loved all things cookies and cream....

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Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Caramel Corn

Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Caramel Corn

                        Hello & Happy Tuesday!!             Lately I’ve been on a mission to whip up some bucket list recipes, and one of them.. was vegan caramel corn!!   For the longest time I thought about exploring this concept, but I figured a vegan version wouldn’t compare, it would destroy my kitchen lol and it would just be too...

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Vegan Creamy Avocado Dip

Vegan Creamy Avocado Dip

                        Hello & Happy Wednesday!!           If you know me, you know my daily go to is avocado toast. However, did you know they can easily make a fab spread that packs more flavor and a whipped texture?! I love a fab guacamole too, but I find that I gravitate more towards pairing it with veggies if I modify the texture to be silky...

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Vegan GF Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Skillet

Vegan GF Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Skillet

                    Hello & Happy Thursday!!           Prior to life with a newborn I thought the weeks alway flew by. Today with a baby, you blink your eyes and it’s almost Friday lol. Since delivering our son just two weeks ago, I’ve been easing my way back into work. I love cooking, all things nutrition, so I tend to get antsy if I’m away for too...

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Vegan Strawberry Rhubarb Upside Down Cake

Vegan Strawberry Rhubarb Upside Down Cake

                          Hello & Happy Thursday!!           If there is one summer inspired combo I love, it’s strawberry and rhubarb! Something about rhubarb instantly drew me in. It looks like red celery, is only available in the summer, is perfection when sweetened, and pairs seamlessly with strawberries!   Whatever it may be, I’m...

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Vegan Gluten Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Skillet

Vegan Gluten Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Skillet

                          Hello & Happy Monday!!               This is going to be a short holiday week with the Fourth of July on Thursday, so I whipped up one of my fave quick and effortless desserts..    this vegan + gluten free Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Skillet!!   I personally love working with cast iron as it adds to the...

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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 Grilled Corn Salad with Jalapeno and Avocado

Vegan Grilled Corn Salad with Jalapeno and Avocado

                              Hello & Happy Friday!!               If you’ve never tried Cuban corn, than you’ll have no idea why this combination is so fab! Back in 2007 I had my first experience with street corn at one of my now favorite spots in NYC. It’s flavorful, affordable, coated in cojita cheese and...

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Vegan Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Blondies

Vegan Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Blondies

Hello & Happy Wednesday!! I’ve been on the hunt to create effortless staples that you can incorporate into your routine. When it comes to baking, many of us get overwhelmed with the steps and endless ingredients, but you can really whip up something fab in minutes without just a handful of items.  In terms of vegan blondies, I’ve found that many times they don’t aesthetically look like the traditional variety the texture...

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Vegan Gluten Free Oat Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

Vegan Gluten Free Oat Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

                        Hello & Happy Monday!!             Lately I’ve been exploring minimalist concepts. One, because I find that they are the most approachable, secondly, because at nearly 34 weeks, I just don’t have the energy.    At about 30 weeks I could absolutely see a shift in my energy levels, which I embrace. I have to...

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Vegan Honeydew Sorbet with Lime & Mint

Vegan Honeydew Sorbet with Lime & Mint

                              Hello & Happy Thursday!!             The third trimester hit me hard with my energy slowly dwindling. Since I know that my days of endless sleep are numbered, I’ve been soaking it up and sharing some of my favorite effortless concepts. One of my all time summer faves, is sorbet!!    It’s...

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Vegan Creamy Dill Potato Salad

Vegan Creamy Dill Potato Salad

                          Hello & Happy Wednesday!!             If there is one food I love, it’s potatoes! While potatoes get a bad wrap, they actually contain more potassium than a banana and it’s all about portions. During my first trimester I experienced nausea every day and struggled to eat. Potatoes were definitely my go to as...

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Vegan Gluten Free Black Bean Brownies

Vegan Gluten Free Black Bean Brownies

                  Hello & Happy Thursday!!                 Black bean brownies exploded a few years ago. There we endless recipes, but they either had too much going on, featured white flour or the texture was just too off. I’m all about healthier alternatives, but when you comprise the traditional version too much, I just don’t see the value in...

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Pressure Cooker Vegan Peach Cobbler

Pressure Cooker Vegan Peach Cobbler

This post has been sponsored by the Crock-Pot® brand.                             Hello & Happy Wednesday!!                When it comes to embracing my Southern roots, cobblers will always have a place in my heart. The south is ubiquitous for various cobbler concepts and there is something about them that just never gets old. You can...

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Vegan Cauliflower Tabouli Salad

Vegan Cauliflower Tabouli Salad

                              Hello & Happy Wednesday!!                 If you know me, you know I’m always finding a new way to love cauliflower. I find that the options are just endless in what you can do with it. One of my favorite spring concepts I developed last year is this fab Cauliflower Tabouli Rice! Tabouli...

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Vegan Stawberry Cobbler

Vegan Stawberry Cobbler

                                Hello & Happy Thursday!!                   If there is one dessert that the South is known for, it’s cobbler!! Some of my earliest memories are being at restaurants with my family and ordering this every time. While there are countless variations to this perf dessert, there is...

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Vegan Chickpea Tuna Salad

Vegan Chickpea Tuna Salad

                                Hello & Happy Friday!!             Over the years I’ve created over 500 recipes via Eat Drink Shrink. While I love all of them, there are many that have become staples in my kitchen! One of those, is this chickpea tuna salad!! Back in 2012 a vegan cafe called Terri produced this concept. It was everything and...

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Oven Roasted Salsa

Oven Roasted Salsa

                          Hello & Happy Tuesday!!             If there is one recipe I can never get enough of, it’s homemade salsa. While still getting my feet wet in the world of cooking, this was one of the first recipes I explored. If you have an affinity for salsa like I do, you always have some on hand.. While buying a ready made option can be...

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Vegan Nacho Cheese

Vegan Nacho Cheese

                          Hello & Happy Thursday!!               If there is one concept I thought you could never replicate in vegan cuisine, it’s nacho cheese! The flavor, the texture, the color, seemed impossible. However, with some staple ingredients, just a little cashews, some carrots for color and some potato for texture.. ...

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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 Greek Cauliflower Rice

Vegan Greek Cauliflower Rice

                    Hello & Happy Monday             If there is one concept I’ve become completely enamored with over time, it’s cauliflower rice! Just like any vegan recipe, cauliflower rice can be a complete dud if not done right. You have to pack on the flavor and texture or it will disappoint.    this vegan Greek Cauliflower rice does not!!    In...

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