Chipotle Honey Lime Sweet Potatoes

Chipotle Honey Lime Sweet Potatoes

                      Hello & Happy Friday!!         When it comes to potatoes, I’m all about variety. There is something about each one that is great for various concepts or entree pairings, but if I had to say so, I love a good sweet potato! They naturally pack more flavor, fiber, a hint of sweet making them a great option for baked goods, pair well with...

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Crispy Old Bay Potatoes with Vegan Remoulade Cream

Crispy Old Bay Potatoes with Vegan Remoulade Cream

                        Hello & Happy Wednesday           Lately I’ve been exploring potato concepts as there is just so much you can do with them in regards to playing around with the flavors. I love a basic potato, but why go basic when you can easily elevate the flavor to be game changing?   Potatoes get a bad reputation for being white carbs...

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Vegan Crispy Smashed Potatoes with Jalapeño Ranch

Vegan Crispy Smashed Potatoes with Jalapeño Ranch

                Hello & Happy Wednesday!!         No matter what the season, potatoes are always a go! While I love your everyday potatoes, it’s great to mix it up and add some flavor. How to do that? Pair it with a sauce! Long ago I once viewed a sauce as stressful. What goes together? Does it make sense?    Bottom line, you can’t go wrong with creating a sauce....

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Vegan Crispy Ranch Potatoes

Vegan Crispy Ranch Potatoes

                    Hello & Happy Monday!!         In life everyone has their opinions about food. One thing we can all agree on, is that potatoes are a win-win! During my pregnancy I whipped up a variety of crispy potato dishes, and was on the search for the next best thing. While I was always more of a blue cheese person, there is something about ranch that also draws...

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Vegan Crispy Lemon + Dill Potatoes with Chive Cream

Vegan Crispy Lemon + Dill Potatoes with Chive Cream

                            Lately I’ve been all about exploring potato concepts. For the longest time I honestly overlooked them, but you can play around with flavor profiles and make endless combinations.  One of my favorite herbs is dill. While you’ll find it more in seafood concepts, you can add it to countless dishes and it really creates more flavor dimension. I love to...

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Vegan Crispy Smashed Buffalo Potatoes

Vegan Crispy Smashed Buffalo Potatoes

                    Hello & Happy Wednesday!!               If there is one thing I love, it’s potatoes! I can easily enjoy a traditional baked potato or mashed potatoes, but playing around with flavors really makes them so much more impactful. Bonus, imparting more flavor with potatoes is so seamless!   When it comes to flavors I love the...

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Crispy Dijon Potatoes with Vegan Horseradish Cream

Crispy Dijon Potatoes with Vegan Horseradish Cream

    Hello & Happy Wednesday   If there is one dish I can’t get enough of, it’s potatoes! You can simply roast or mash them and you’re good to go. However, with just a few more steps you can create a memorable dish that only further enhances your main dish.    We’ve done a few different potato varieties in recent months and I was dreaming of the next concept. One of my absolute favorite flavor...

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Vegan Caramelized Onion Mashed Potatoes

Vegan Caramelized Onion Mashed Potatoes

                        Hello & Happy Monday!!           Thanksgiving is this week so we’re featuring some of the staples, like mashed potatoes! While I love a good basic mash, there are countless ways to play around with the flavor and really create something memorable.. like these vegan Caramelized Onion Mash!! Whether you’re all about onions...

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Crispy Potatoes with Vegan Basil Aioli

Crispy Potatoes with Vegan Basil Aioli

                            Hello & Happy Tuesday!!       If there is one thing I love, it’s a good side. I find that typically people focus on the main dish and forget the rest. However, I love exploring flavors and get bored with a main dish quick. That being said I love a good side whether it’s just myself or I’m entertaining. Being...

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Vegan Brown Butter Sage Mashed Potatoes

Vegan Brown Butter Sage Mashed Potatoes

                              When it comes to holiday dinners, I’m all about the carbs. I love homemade bread, biscuits, and especially mashed potatoes!! You can easily whip up traditional varieties, but you can’t go wrong with add a seasonal flare to dishes.    One combination I’ve been a fan of since my Pumpkin Pasta in 2012, is a staple brown butter...

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Vegan Crispy Everything Bagel Potatoes with Scallion Cream

Vegan Crispy Everything Bagel Potatoes with Scallion Cream

                              Lately I’ve been on a mission to explore more potato recipes. For a long time I overlooked this category as plain jane potatoes are so good! So why get fancy? I’ll tell you why, because there are so many flavor options!!   The past year or so Everything Bagel seasoning exploded and you would see it on anything and...

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Vegan Arugula Pesto Mashed Potatoes

Vegan Arugula Pesto Mashed Potatoes

                          Hello & Happy Thursday!!             Lately I’ve been exploring new approaches to classic dishes. I find that we can still enjoy the staples such as mac and cheese or mashed potatoes, by putting a fun veggie spin on them! Recently I did a vegan Caramelized Onion Cauliflower Mash that I loved, so this vegan Pesto...

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60 Fab Vegan 4th of July Recipes

60 Fab Vegan 4th of July Recipes

                        For many of us, the Fourth of July is an excuse to get together with friends, indulge, and whip up some of our favorite eats!   That being said, I’ve whipped a list of 60 Fab Vegan Fourth of July Recipes to help you navigate what to make this year!! From dips to desserts, drinks and more, here are my favorite picks!          ...

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Vegan Flourless Oil Free Avocado Walnut Brownies

Vegan Flourless Oil Free Avocado Walnut Brownies

                        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 developed a flourless oil free avocado cookie a few years ago...

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55 Fab Vegan Memorial Day Recipes

55 Fab Vegan Memorial Day Recipes

                          With Memorial Day around the corner I thought I would throw together the best of the best in vegan recipes to compliment your day and recognize those who fought for this country and remember those we’ve lost.   From salads to dips, snacks, desserts and burgers   I’ve got everything you need to make your entertaining complete!  ...

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Vegan Waffle Fry Nachos w/Cashew Cheese

Vegan Waffle Fry Nachos w/Cashew Cheese

                                On the weekends I love fun indulgent eats and nachos are one of my favorites! This concept gets a bad reputation for being just nutritionally deficient, but that’s completely false.  I personally love nachos as they can be simultaneously veggie packed, filling and I make a fab cashew cheese! Another bonus with nachos is that...

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Vegan Carrot Cake Pancakes

Vegan Carrot Cake Pancakes

                    Hello + Happy Saturday!             Happy International Carrot Day!! Long ago I wasn’t crazy about carrots. Fast forward to today, we bake them as fries perhaps 2x wk or more. They have the same texture and flavor profile as sweet potatoes, but take less time to bake and are less carb heavy. Needless to say we are all about the carrots in...

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Vegan Sweet Potato & Black Bean Enchiladas with Avocado Crema

Vegan Sweet Potato & Black Bean Enchiladas with Avocado Crema

                      When I decided to pursue cooking full time, sweet potato and black bean enchiladas were one of the first recipes I produced! For myself I had never experienced sweet potatoes in a Mexican food concept and was intrigued by how the flavors would blend together. As I imagined, it blended seamlessly when coated with spices and had notes of lime and a hint of sweet!...

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Vegan Shamrock Pancakes

Vegan Shamrock Pancakes

                          I don’t know about you, but for some reason, today I enjoy random holidays such as St. Patrick’s Day. It’s an excuse to get in the kitchen, get creative, and most importantly..    make something green!   While there are a few Irish staples that typically involve potatoes, there are not a plethora of options that you can...

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10 Easy Vegan Potato Recipes

10 Easy Vegan Potato Recipes

                  Recipe  Roundup          When it comes to carbs, I’m all about the potatoes. I love them mashed, smashed, or baked! What’s even more fab about potatoes? You can easily mix up the flavor profiles to cater to your tastebuds or the season!   Bonus, potatoes are always in season, cheap and easy to throw together, they make the best side dish, and they can easily...

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15 Vegan Cauliflower Recipes

15 Vegan Cauliflower Recipes

                    Recipe  Roundup           If there is one veggie that always delivers, it’s cauliflower! Since I started cooking back in 2014, we’ve explored a variety of cauliflower concepts and it’s just such a versatile veggie. You can make everything from soups to sauces, pizza crusts, fritters, wings, rice, and more! I feel as though there is...

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40 Fab Vegan Christmas Recipes

40 Fab Vegan Christmas Recipes

                          Hello & Happy Tuesday!!             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...

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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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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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Chipotle Sweet Potato Soup

Chipotle Sweet Potato Soup

        If there is one veggie that can be used in both sweet and savory dishes, it’s sweet potatoes! I always have them on hand to simply roast or throw into a brownie recipe and now, soup!    I had yet to explore a sweet potato soup and was intrigued by the concept. For years I steered clear of soups as I had the false impression that they were involved and daunting to make. However, soups are one of the easiest...

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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 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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What to Expect in Your First Trimester

What to Expect in Your First Trimester

                                Hello & Happy Saturday!!                   I never thought I’d see the day I’d be sharing my first trimester on Eat Drink Shrink. Years go I was so consumed with college and fulfilling my career dreams that I never really gave growing a family a second thought. In the back...

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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 Truffle Cauliflower Mash with Shiitake Bacon

Vegan Truffle Cauliflower Mash with Shiitake Bacon

                          Hello & Happy Monday!!               If you know me, you know I’m all about the carbs. While I love a good plate of classic mash, it’s wonderful to mix it up and opt for cauliflower. It comes already riced and frozen, is cheap, takes  minutes to throw together, and packs more fiber and nutrient leaving...

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Curried Sweet Potato Hummus

Curried Sweet Potato Hummus

                          Hello & Happy Friday!             I’ve been on the move with creating effortless concepts with a modern spin. One of my favorites, is hummus! Like I always say, it’s a “blank canvas”. You can take the flavor profile in whatever direction you see fit leaving the options endless!   Life is too...

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Vegan Sweet Potato Gnocchi with a brown butter sage sauce

Vegan Sweet Potato Gnocchi with a brown butter sage sauce

            Hello & Happy Wednesday!!             If there is one food I’ve never been crazy about it’s.. (brace yourself)   Pasta.    I alway looked at it through the lens of well, it’s just carbs, there is no nutrients and it just was never something I craved.    Until I made, homemade pasta at NYU during undergrad.    If there is anything...

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Vegan Lentil Loaf with celery root mash

Vegan Lentil Loaf with celery root mash

                            Hello & Happy Tuesday!!       This recipe was create two years ago, but it was so good, it needed a video tutorial to capture just how easy it is!    Truth, I can’t remember the last time I had meatloaf, nor can I even recall the amount of times I’ve ever had it (handful), but I love bbq sauce and mashed...

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