Vegan Rosemary and Balsamic Glazed Roasted Beet Salad

Vegan Rosemary and Balsamic Glazed Roasted Beet Salad

                      Hello & Happy Thursday!!           If there is one veggie I love, it’s beets! However, long before my veggie days, like most kids, I wasn’t fond of beets. Whether it be the color, texture, flavor or C all of the above, I wasn’t a fan. Fast forward to today, I love their mellow flavor! I like to throw them in salads, eat...

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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 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 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 Beet and Carrot Fritters

Vegan Beet and Carrot Fritters

                          Hello & Happy Tuesday!!           I don’t know about you, but I love all things beets and fritters! Beets pack nutrients, a natural sweetness, and of course a gorgeous hue. Fritters on the other hand are this magical concept that has never ending combinations to keep your tastebuds on their toes.    One of my first...

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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 White Chocolate Matcha Bark with Raspberries + Almonds

Vegan White Chocolate Matcha Bark with Raspberries + Almonds

                      Hello & Happy Monday!!             If there is one flavor I’m forever infatuated with, it’s matcha! I’m all about anything fruit forward, vanilla, and just mild in flavor. That being said, this recipe for Matcha Bark with raspberries + almonds is one of my favorite concepts!   When it comes to making sweets,...

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Vegan Triple Berry Muffins

Vegan Triple Berry Muffins

                        Hello & Happy Saturday!!         If you know me, you know I love a good weekend muffin! While dreaming of warmer temps my mind was instantly filled with berries! While I love each by themselves, together they create the perfect flavor. Blueberries offer a mild sweetness, strawberries a lil more, and raspberries offer a tart flavor, which...

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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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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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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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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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Vegan Lemon Raspberry Muffins

Vegan Lemon Raspberry Muffins

      Hello & Happy Friday!!     Every weekend deserves a fab muffin so the next on my list was a Lemon Raspberry! To date I’ve done countless variation as I stumbled upon the perfect batter mixture.   You can find recipes for a Cinnamon & Sugar Muffin, Pistachio, Chocolate Chip Muffin, Carrot Cake, Blood Orange Muffin, Blueberry Basil, Lemon Poppy Seed, Lemon Blackberry, Matcha Chocolate...

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Kale Caesar Salad with Garlic Bread Crumbs

Kale Caesar Salad with Garlic Bread Crumbs

                            Hello & Happy Thursday!!             I don’t know about you, but I’ve been enamored with caesar salads since a child. I loved all the flavors and various components. However, down the road we all realized that caesar dressing is mayonnaise based and romaine lettuce doesn’t pack much nutrients and...

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3 Ingredient Vegan Cronuts with Chocolate Ganache

3 Ingredient Vegan Cronuts with Chocolate Ganache

                      Hello & Happy Wednesday!!           This week I’ve been going through countless concepts I never got to. Believe it or not, although you’ll find me in the kitchen daily, there are a myriad of recipes that get left in the dust as I’m onto the next concept lol.    That being said, my biggest bucket list recipe was...

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Vegan Spinach and Kale Stuffed Mushrooms

Vegan Spinach and Kale Stuffed Mushrooms

                            Hello & Happy Sunday!!               Truth: I made this recipe on a complete whim back in 2014 and it was so good!! Stuffed mushrooms are a staple for entertaining as they are so easy and pack so much flavor!!   Another reason why I love this concept, my husband doesn’t like mushrooms, so I...

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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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Vegan Greek Fritters with Cucumber Dill Sauce & Homemade Tofu Feta

Vegan Greek Fritters with Cucumber Dill Sauce & Homemade Tofu Feta

                                Hello & Happy Tuesday!!               If there is one flavor combo I love, it’s Greek! If there is one concept I can’t get enough of, it’s fritters! Fritters are one of those recipes that gives you endless options, perf for any season, and can be a meal or the perfect small...

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Vegan Beet Naan Bread

Vegan Beet Naan Bread

                                  Hello & Happy Monday!!               I feel as though it was back in 2007 while living in Miami that I discovered naan bread. There was something about it that I was just drawn to. The look, the texture, the various flavors you could find, I was sold.   However, when it comes to...

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Vegan Oven Fried Artichokes with Lemon Garlic Aioli

Vegan Oven Fried Artichokes with Lemon Garlic Aioli

                            Hello & Happy Friday!!           If you know anything about me, I love all things artichokes! On any given day, you’ll find them in my pantry as they can seamlessly elevate any recipe in terms of nutrients and flavor. One of my favorite concepts is Fried Artichokes. While I gravitate away from anything fried on...

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Raw Avocado Key Lime Pie Cheesecake

Raw Avocado Key Lime Pie Cheesecake

              Hello & Happy Friday!!           I’m happy to say, that I’m an avocado kick. I probably have avocados just about every day, but in addition to them being a good breakfast and snack, they are amazing to throw into various dishes, especially desserts!   When vegan cheesecakes came onto the scene they always were packed with cashews. While I love cashews...

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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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Vegan Tomatoes & “Mozzarella” Salad

Vegan Tomatoes & “Mozzarella” Salad

                              Hello & Happy Tuesday!             Throughout my plant based life there are a few food concepts that I was hung up on, one in particular was..  caprese salads!   I’m not sure if it was the ripe tomatoes, balsamic glaze, or the cheese, but I was instantly hooked. I rarely ate cheese even before my...

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