Vegan Margarita Cupcakes

Vegan Margarita Cupcakes

                          A new year is coming, and it’s all about going out with fun recipes! While I don’t drink anything but the occasional wine, I love a good Margarita Cupcake!   Back in 2014 in our tiny NYC apartment, this was one of the first recipes I produced. Now that I think about it, it was probably the first cupcake I ever did period lol. Fast forward...

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Vegan Fire Roasted Jalapeño Corn Fritters with Chipotle Aioli

Vegan Fire Roasted Jalapeño Corn Fritters with Chipotle Aioli

            Hello & Happy Monday!!         I don’t know about you, but there was a time when I rarely ate corn. Perhaps it stemmed from it being one of the the largest gmo crops next to soy, or the that it’s composition is mostly carbs with little nutritional value. For whatever reason, I just never ate it. Fast forward to the last 10 years, I discovered Cuban Corn and the rest was history lol....

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Vegan Oven Baked Churros with Chocolate Ganache and Caramel

Vegan Oven Baked Churros with Chocolate Ganache and Caramel

                            I may have forgotten in the midst of social distancing, but today is Cinco De Mayo!! In the wake of my favorite holiday, I decided to whip up one of the most coveted recipes on eds, the vegan oven baked Churros! While churros are typically fried, you can make a fab churro just by baking. If you’re not familiar with churros, don’t be...

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Vegan Roasted Poblano Dip

Vegan Roasted Poblano Dip

                             I don’t know about you, but when it comes to the weekends, I’m always craving a good dip! That being said, since we’re all reaching for effortless eats, we featured this exclusive recipe last night via Instagram. Lately I’ve been obsessed with all thing poblanos. I had worked with them back in 2015, and just was instantly...

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Vegan Buffalo Jackfruit Tacos

Vegan Buffalo Jackfruit Tacos

                          While I love a good intricate recipe, sometimes I do reach for vegan eats that involve a handful of ingredients, 20 minutes, and that’s it!   Some recipe are so effortless they are not worth sharing. However, for these vegan Buffalo Jackfruit Tacos they are so good and so easy, it would be a tragedy not to lol.         ...

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Classic Pico de Gallo

Classic Pico de Gallo

                      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 overlooked. I can’t even begin to tell you how many times I heard...

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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 Copycat Cheesecake Factory Avocado Egg Rolls

Vegan Copycat Cheesecake Factory Avocado Egg Rolls

                          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 staples you just have experience and one of them is...

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Easy Mango Salsa

Easy Mango Salsa

                          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 week and I had a few mangos lingering around. This...

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Vegan Avocado Fries

Vegan Avocado Fries

                     Truth, I had made a baked version of this recipe over a year 1/2 ago and thought that I had struck gold.      After I finally got around to making the fried version.. I realized I was way, way, way off..      One thing that always made me less open to making vegan fried recipes is that the batter never sticks, but slides off and looks aesthetically terrible.      Until there was the...

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Vegan Roasted Garlic and Rosemary Dip

Vegan Roasted Garlic and Rosemary Dip

                            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 easy to whip up a fab veggie packed dip in...

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Vegan Curried Chickpea Salad

Vegan Curried Chickpea Salad

                        Hello  & Happy Thursday!!             If there is one concept I loved, but didn’t experience a ton, it’s curried chicken salad. If you’ve ever been in NYC, I felt as though you would see it at every market and I eventually had a bite and loved the flavor profile.    While there are only a handful of...

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Vegan Green Goddess Potato Salad

Vegan Green Goddess Potato Salad

                            When it comes to dressings I always make my own and keep it simple. I have an olive oil, balsamic and Za’tar dressing that’s my go to, but I love to mix it up and try other concepts. Simply put, life is just too short to reach for ready made dressings when you can whip up a fab one in just minutes!   In recent years I the Green...

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Vegan Green Goddess Burger

Vegan Green Goddess Burger

                            Today we’re breaking up the holiday recipes to bring you some staple concepts! While there are countless veggie burgers that are accessible today, I promise it’s so easy to make your own. You can make a burger base with everything from black beans to oats, lentils and more. One of my favorite veggie burger bases, is white beans! I feel...

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Vegan Herb Cauliflower Fritters

Vegan Herb Cauliflower Fritters

                          Hello + Happy Monday!!           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...

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Vegan Jalapeño Cheddar Biscuits

Vegan Jalapeño Cheddar Biscuits

                          Hello & Happy Thursday!!         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...

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Vegan Super Green Goddess Chickpea Salad

Vegan Super Green Goddess Chickpea Salad

                      Hello & Happy Wednesday!!         In hopes to bring you more effortless lunch concepts I’ve been obsessing over chickpea sales lately. We’ve all gone thru a hummus phase, but there is so much more you can do with chickpeas, one of them is salads! Yesterday we featured a Caesar Chickpea Salad and today I wanted to explore a Green...

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Vegan Lobster Rolls

Vegan Lobster Rolls

                            Spring weather is coming, and I’m making an objective to revisit some of my favorite recipes to update images and add tutorials! I personally love video tutorials versus images as they make recipes so much more approachable, thus it gets people in the kitchen! As a clinical nutritionist I can sit and delegate what you should or...

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4 Ingredient Vegan Salted Peanut Butter Cheerio Bars

4 Ingredient Vegan Salted Peanut Butter Cheerio Bars

                          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 spin on them!   One of those, is cereal...

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1 Bowl Vegan Lemon Blueberry Sheet Cake

1 Bowl Vegan Lemon Blueberry Sheet Cake

                        Hello & Happy Wednesday!!           Fridays are for cakes, so this new vegan Lemon Blueberry Cake seemed like a no brainer! I once found cakes to be overwhelming and too tedious, but a simple sheet cake can be thrown together in minutes and removes all the stress of a layer cake. What’s even better about layer cakes is that...

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Vegan Beyond Meat Beef Tacos with Chipotle Aioli

Vegan Beyond Meat Beef Tacos with Chipotle Aioli

  This shop has been compensated by Inmar Intelligence. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GoBeyondRecipes                         When it comes to food, I’m all about the tacos! They are quick, easy, and perfect for any season. Since embracing the plant-based lifestyle nearly 17 years ago, there have been only a handful of plant-based meat options to hit the...

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Vegan Corn Avocado Salad with a Basil Vinaigrette

Vegan Corn Avocado Salad with a Basil Vinaigrette

                      Hello & Happy Tuesday!!           I’ve been craving various corn style summer salads. For years I didn’t really like to work with corn in recipes. It packs minimal nutrients, it’s the largest GMO crop and so on and so forth. However, I simply buy organic, because there is something about corn that just can’t be...

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5 Ingredient Vegan Haystacks

5 Ingredient Vegan Haystacks

                        You know those recipes that just stick with you, embredded in your mind whether god or bad. From green jello salad to ambrosia, and of course Haystacks! As much as I love this recipe today, I ironically never tried them until I was 16 or 17.  For countless others, the concept of Haystacks may be even more obscure as it could just be a southern tradition lol. ...

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Vegan Pound Cake

Vegan Pound Cake

                      While I sometimes forget, I have deep Southern roots being from Georgia! There are some concepts from childhood that will forever be staples, one of them in particular, is Pound Cake! Ironically it’s not a go to for other cultures and the majority have only experienced with the store bought frozen option.    However, there is nothing better than homemade...

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Vegan Cauliflower Tabouli Salad

Vegan Cauliflower Tabouli Salad

                                        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 itself if comprised of a lot of herbs, cucumbers,...

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Vegan Thai Cabbage Salad with Creamy Cilantro Dressing

Vegan Thai Cabbage Salad with Creamy Cilantro Dressing

                            with warmer weather, comes light and brighter eats! I don’t know about you, but the weather dictates what I’m craving. When the temps rise I gravitate towards smoothies and salads. The only struggle with salads is that most people find them not filling or get bored or C, all of the above. That being said, it’s imperative to mix it up...

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Vegan Salted Brown Butter Rice Krispy Treats

Vegan Salted Brown Butter Rice Krispy Treats

                                  I don’t know about you, but I love food trends. They keep you on you toes with exploring new ways to love food and sometimes they are so good, they stick around! One of the more recent trends in the last few years has been brown butter. I’ve seen it honestly in anything and everything and while intrigued, I...

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Vegan Herb Cashew Cheese with Pickled Blueberries

Vegan Herb Cashew Cheese with Pickled Blueberries

                          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 comeback and you would see endless cheesecakes and cheese recipes...

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Vegan Greek Burger with Tzatziki Sauce

Vegan Greek Burger with Tzatziki Sauce

                                  I can’t even begin to describe how much I love Greek Food, or well, the concept of dill, olives, feta and cucumber! While my number one favorite thing to do with dill is make a mean vegan Chickpea Tuna Salad…   My second favorite thing to do with dill is, .. MAKE VEGAN GREEK BURGERS!!   This recipe was...

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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 Lemon Poppy Seed Cucumber Salad

Vegan Lemon Poppy Seed Cucumber Salad

                  Hello + Happy Monday            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 individual I still have...

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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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Vegan Santa Fe Salad

Vegan Santa Fe Salad

                              This week has been very eventful with countless recipes being created! (I think I hit upwards of 20) With the gorgeous weather upon us I’ve been making a concerted effort to create modern vegan salad concepts. While I love a simple bowl of greens packed with whatever I have in my fridge, the creative ones are the most fun and hold up...

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Vegan Valentine’s Day Recipes

Vegan Valentine’s Day Recipes

                  Recipe Roundup             If there is one thing I love, it’s a good recipe roundup! We feature them for various categories, but especially holidays. While many may pass on Valentine’s Day, it’s just another excuse to get creative in the kitchen and capture the essence of this nostalgic holiday.    From soups to pasta, drinks, and...

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1 Bowl Vegan Brown Butter Salted Caramel Cookies

1 Bowl Vegan Brown Butter Salted Caramel Cookies

                        Hello + Happy Thursday!!           In the last 6 months or so I’ve been obsessed with 1 bowl concepts! There is something about a minimalist baked good that provides the same results as those with countless steps, that I’m just all about! Each week I aim to feature one new cake or cookie recipe, and this week.. It’s all...

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Vegan Buffalo Chickpea Salad

Vegan Buffalo Chickpea Salad

                      I don’t know about you, but I love all things buffalo. To be honest though, I had an aversion to all things spicy for as long as I can remember. I’m not sure why, but I just hated anything with heat as I couldn’t tolerate it.    Today, I love everything with heat and its almost like salt to me. It’s a component in recipes that just always...

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1 Bowl Vegan Lemon Rosemary Olive Oil Sheet Cake

1 Bowl Vegan Lemon Rosemary Olive Oil Sheet Cake

                      Hello + Happy Tuesday!         If there is one thing I love, it’s an effortless sheet cake! While I love a fab layer cake they can be time consuming, more tedious and just more involved when it comes to icing. It’s so much easier to throw everything in one bowl and you can still get a fab flavor packed cake!   Needless to say,...

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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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1 Bowl Vegan Cookie’s + Cream Cookies

1 Bowl Vegan Cookie’s + Cream Cookies

                    Hello & Happy Tuesday           We’re taking a trip down memory lane today on EDS with these new Cookies and Cream Cookies! This cookie can honestly be a hit or miss. I’ve found that many recipes the dough looked dry perhaps due to the cookies themselves drying out the batter or there was just too much cookies going on, yea I went...

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1 Bowl Vegan Sprinkle Cookies

1 Bowl Vegan Sprinkle Cookies

                    Hello & Happy Thursday!!             I promised this week I would step away from the kitchen lol, but cooking is honestly my safe haven. It can change the entire trajectory of my day by just whipping up a recipe. With the closing of 2020, I wanted to go out doing what I love, so I did!   When thinking of the perfect recipe to capture...

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Vegan Crispy Lemon + Dill Potatoes with Chive Cream

Vegan Crispy Lemon + Dill Potatoes with Chive Cream

                      Hello & Happy Wednesday              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...

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Vegan Nutty Buddy Bars

Vegan Nutty Buddy Bars

                        Hello & Happy Friday            Since 2020 started I’ve been going thru my recipe bucket list! While many have a life bucket list (myself included), I also have a foodie one lol. Believe it or not, even 1000 recipes later, there is always a new recipe to explore. However, sometimes I procrastinate, because there are countless...

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Vegan 1 Bowl Chocolate Chip Cookies

Vegan 1 Bowl Chocolate Chip Cookies

                        Hello & Happy Thursday!!         Lately I’ve been craving all things savory, but I knew it was time to feature a new dessert concept! No matter what they say, you can never have too many cookie recipes, especially when they are this easy! Typically with cookies you have to beat butter and sugar together, make a flax egg and so on.  ...

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1 Bowl Vegan Cookie Bars

1 Bowl Vegan Cookie Bars

                                            Lately I’ve been craving all things savory, but I knew it was time to feature a new dessert concept! No matter what they say, you can never have too many cookie recipes, especially when they are this easy!   Typically with cookies you have to beat butter and sugar together, make a...

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Vegan Caramel Apple Cobbler

Vegan Caramel Apple Cobbler

                                If there is one dessert that everyone loves down south, …it’s apple cobbler. I personally like the concept of  cobbler as there are tons of variations and I love to see everyone’s take on it. One of the best flavor combinations is your staple apple flavor, but I wanted to put a modern spin on it..    and the vegan Caramel Apple...

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