Vegan Lemon Dill Cucumber Salad

Vegan Lemon Dill Cucumber Salad

                      Hello & Happy Wednesday!!             Summer is almost here, so it’s all about the light and crisp dishes! I personally love the summer produce options as it features an array of fruit and many with a high water content. I find that I naturally crave the lighter dishes that don’t weight me down and I have more energy...

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Vegan Copycat Cheesecake Factory Avocado Egg Rolls

Vegan Copycat Cheesecake Factory Avocado Egg Rolls

                      Hello & Happy Friday!!           We’ve been going down the list creating effortless vegan 4th of July concepts. As I sat and brainstormed about what the next recipe should be, I thought about my bucket list and my mind immediately went to.. Avocado Egg Rolls! While I like to keep fried concepts to a minimum on EDS, there are a few...

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Vegan Blueberry Almond Muffins

Vegan Blueberry Almond Muffins

      Hello & Happy Saturday!!   Throughout my childhood we always had muffins. While they weren’t homemade, the whole concept of a muffin remains nostalgic for me. A lot of times when you’re working with fruit in a baked good, you run the risk of over saturating the batter and you can be left with just a brick of mush. When it comes to vegan baking and substituting an egg for banana, you run the risk even...

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Easy Mango Salsa

Easy Mango Salsa

                      Hello & Happy Thursday!!           This week feels as though it has just flown by! We moved and as you would imagine everything is everywhere and we found ourselves eating frozen dinner that we’ve had for months and drinking out of kids cups lol. (true story)   Needless to say, we’ve been cleaning out our fridge this past...

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4 Ingredient Vegan Salted Peanut Butter Cheerio Bars

4 Ingredient Vegan Salted Peanut Butter Cheerio Bars

                        Hello & Happy Friday!!         This week we’re celebrating Ronin’s first birthday! That being said I’ve been in the kitchen a little less and exploring nostalgic eats because birthdays are like being a kid all over again. One of my favorite things to do every so often is take nostalgic recipes and put a modern health...

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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 Funnel Cake

Vegan Funnel Cake

                            Hello & Happy Sunday!!             Since the start of 2020 I’ve been making my way through my food bucket list and with the 4th of July weekend, I knew there was a concept I had pushing off, vegan Funnel Cake!   Whether it’s because its a dessert, it’s fried, indulgent, or far from anything I...

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Classic Pico de Gallo

Classic Pico de Gallo

                      Hello & Happy Wednesday!!           Since the Fourth of July is coming in days, I wanted to whip up some quick and easy concepts from desserts to snacks and more. When thinking of the next recipe it occurred to me that I’ve never done a staple Pico de Gallo! This iconic dish is typically seen at countless restaurants and sadly...

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Vegan Pretzel Wrapped Hot Dogs

Vegan Pretzel Wrapped Hot Dogs

                      Hello & Happy Monday!!             The past week has been on the busier side, which has left less time to develop recipes for Eat Drink Shrink. However, this was the perfect opportunity to revisit a recipe I explored back in 2014,    Vegan Pretzel Wrapped Hot Dogs!   When it comes to the 4th of July it’s all about...

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Vegan Dill Pickle Hummus

Vegan Dill Pickle Hummus

                        Hello & Happy Monday!!           In the summer time, I’m all about the light snacks. Rather than picking up ready made snack options though, I love to whip up my own because it’s just so easy! One of my personal favorite snacks, is hummus! However, I have to mix it up when it comes to flavors. After eating plain ol’...

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Vegan Bread Dipping Oil

Vegan Bread Dipping Oil

                      Hello & Happy Tuesday!!             Nearly 20 years ago, I discovered bread dipping oil. Whether you were at a restaurant or the market, this iconic concept became commonplace. No matter what your preferences are, fresh bread with herb infused oil, is always a win! While you can purchase the herb mixture, homemade is just so seamless...

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Vegan Lemon Poppy Seed Cucumber Salad

Vegan Lemon Poppy Seed Cucumber Salad

                  Hello & Happy Wednesday!!              With the warmer temperatures arriving, we’re focusing on lighter and brighter recipes on EDS! Since social distancing, many of us have been finding comfort in food. That being said, lighter foods are even more of a must to break up our routine and pack on the veggies.   Even as a plant based...

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Vegan Pretzel Bagels

Vegan Pretzel Bagels

                    Hello & Happy Sunday!!           Lately I’ve been all about bread making. Whether it’s something I find relaxing, satisfying, or simply more cost effective, I just have so much fun with it! Even if the bread fails, which is a rare case the more and more I do it, I still love it.   Bread making is one of those things you either do...

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Vegan Roasted Garlic and Rosemary Dip

Vegan Roasted Garlic and Rosemary Dip

                      Hello & Happy Friday!!           Since social distancing has started, I’ve been revisiting various recipe categories to further develop via Eat Drink Shrink. One that’s imperative right now, is snacks! Whether you still have an array of snack options at your store or not, this recipe is just another reminder that it’s so...

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Vegan Jalapeno Cheddar Bagels

Vegan Jalapeno Cheddar Bagels

                        Hello & Happy Tuesday!!           I had so many other recipes to share, but lately I’m all about the homemade breads! Once upon a time I found them intimidating. However, after testing at least 10 different recipes I’m not phased by them. Yes, sometimes breads go wrong. A lot of times, it’s not your fault....

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Vegan Ultra Green Goddess Dip

Vegan Ultra Green Goddess Dip

                    Hello & Happy Monday!!       The temperatures are rising, so I’m instantly craving lighter and brighter foods. Believe it or not, I wasn’t familiar with what a Crudite was until about 2017. A vegetable platter, sure, but I had never heard that term thrown around and I just loved it. If you’ve never heard of them until now, don’t...

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Vegan Grilled Lemon Artichoke Dip

Vegan Grilled Lemon Artichoke Dip

                      Hello & Happy Sunday!!           Lately I’ve been craving effortless dips. I find that we typically reach for store bought ready made options when they are so easy just to whip up ourselves. bonus, it’s also way more cost effective to go the homemade route and you can skip all the preservatives, additives and make them more...

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Vegan Pretzel Bites with Nacho Cheese

Vegan Pretzel Bites with Nacho Cheese

                        Hello & Happy Friday!!         Since social distancing started I’ve been dreaming of all things bread lol. I rarely do breads, but there is something so special about making your own and like everything else homemade, it tastes so much better! I’m not sure if it’s the aesthetic appeal or the slight metallic taste from...

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Vegan Lobster Salad Dip

Vegan Lobster Salad Dip

                    Hello & Happy Thursday!!           I’ve been all about the dips while social distancing as there is nothing better than a quick and easy snack that holds up no matter what the season! I don’t know about you, but the one category that typically falls short in the vegan department, is seafood! The frozen options have gotten better over...

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Vegan Rosemary and Parmesan Soft Baked Pretzels

Vegan Rosemary and Parmesan Soft Baked Pretzels

                      Hello & Happy Wednesday!!             If there is one thing I’ve come to love over the years, it’s a soft baked pretzel! My husband and I would always get them everywhere we went and today they’ve evolved to be such a staple everywhere. As a child I only experienced the iconic store bought option that you see vendors...

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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 Chocolate Avocado Pudding

Vegan Chocolate Avocado Pudding

                          Hell0 & Happy Wednesday!!               Lately we’ve been whipping up recipes that are perfect for the social distancing period. From soups to snacks were featuring all the goods! Being that food options are less vast right now and that the window of ripeness for avocados is so quick, I knew I had to feature a...

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Vegan Buffalo Jackfruit Dip

Vegan Buffalo Jackfruit Dip

                                Hello & Happy Friday!!             I’m a little behind today, but didn’t want you to miss this fab recipe! Buffalo dip was one of those concepts I discovered late in life. While I don’t eat chicken, I loved the combination of the texture and flavor and just how effortless it is. The...

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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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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 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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5 Minute Beet Hummus Recipe

5 Minute Beet Hummus Recipe

                                   Hello & Happy Wednesday!!                 In my early cooking days of 2014 I went on a binge with all thing beets! They pack nutrients and such a vibrant color making them so much fun to work with. I explored soups, burgers, and of course, a classic hummus!!   While you can...

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