Vegan Levain Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies

Vegan Levain Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies

                      Let’s. Talk. Cookies.    I’ve tried and baked a myriad of vegan cookies and while I love the majority, nothing compares to this Levain style cookie. Some of you may be asking, what the heck is Levain cookie and why do I care? Let me tell you! Levain Bakery is a widely loved NYC bakeshop that features all the baked staples. It’s so good...

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Grilled Veggies with Creamy Chimichurri Sauce

Grilled Veggies with Creamy Chimichurri Sauce

                  Hello & Happy Friday!!         Let’s talk veggies! One thing that clients struggle with most, is getting veggies on their plate. If there is one word of advice that I have, it’s that preparation is everything and a fab sauce will take you far. It’s easy to find anything underwhelming if not done right.      Grilling   When it...

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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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1 Bowl Vegan Salted Tahini Chocolate Cake

1 Bowl Vegan Salted Tahini Chocolate Cake

                  Hello & Happy Thursday!!             When It comes to cake, everyone likes chocolate!     Believe it or not I’m not big on chocolate. I like it in a few things, but honestly it’s not the first thing that I crave. However, when I do chocolate I always add coffee as it further enhances the flavor. Did you know those at tahini offers the same...

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Vegan Grilled Sweet Corn and Peach Salad with Basil Dressing

Vegan Grilled Sweet Corn and Peach Salad with Basil Dressing

                    Hello & Happy Monday!!           If there is one veggie I love for summer, it’s corn! It’s great by itself, thrown in a salad or taco and the list goes on. The best way to enjoy fresh summer corn though? Grilled! I have to believe that just about every veggie tastes better grilled, but especially corn. Something else that pairs really well...

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Vegan Crispy Air Fried Avocado Tacos with Chipotle Crema

Vegan Crispy Air Fried Avocado Tacos with Chipotle Crema

              Hello & Happy Thursday!           Let’s talk tacos!   Believe or not, fried avocado was one of the first recipes I ever explored back in 2014! It was a newer concept at the time, rarely done, and it still holds up today. Fast forward to today, the air fryer has become the focal point of cooking. While we did a baked version of avocado fries, I was curious...

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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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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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Air Fried Vegan Rosemary Parmesan Fries with Garlic Aioli

Air Fried Vegan Rosemary Parmesan Fries with Garlic Aioli

                  Hello & Happy Monday!!         Let’s talk polenta! While I’m big on polenta fries, many have never even tried or heard of them and I can see why. Dining out today, they are still not frequently seen on menus. If you ever do come across them though I highly recommend.    There is something about polenta fries that is just memorable. Whether it...

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Vegan Air Fryer Taco Pasta Chips

Vegan Air Fryer Taco Pasta Chips

                  Hello & Happy Thursday!!             Truth, I still have yet to join Tik Tok as I just can’t fathom taking on another social media platform. However, there have been a few food trends that caught my eye and today, we decided to test one!  While the oven baked pasta with feta looks good, this new pasta chip concept called to me. Chips are...

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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 Funnel Cake

Vegan Funnel Cake

                                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 eat on a regular basis, I thought perhaps it...

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Honeydew Cucumber Mint Limeade

Honeydew Cucumber Mint Limeade

                      Hello & Happy Friday!!         Lately I’ve been obsessed with making homemade lemonade. When I hear the word lemonade, lim most people, I think.. heavy on the sugar. However, you can made a fab lemonade, infuse it with various fruits and veggies without compromising flavor and skip the white sugar altogether.    That being said, I’ve...

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1 Bowl Vegan S’mores Cookies

1 Bowl Vegan S’mores Cookies

                  I wasn’t going to share a new recipe today as we’ve rolled out a few this week, but I was craving a new cookie and my mind instantly went to.. S’mores! Believe it or not you can find now 3 different versions of this cookie on EDS. One a more traditional variety, a second one that’s comprised of chickpea flour (actually really good) and this one which is my...

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Vegan Fire Roasted Jalapeño Corn Fritters with Chipotle Aioli

Vegan Fire Roasted Jalapeño Corn Fritters with Chipotle Aioli

               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. If you’ve never tried it, I highly recommend...

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Vegan Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Cookie Sandwiches

Vegan Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Cookie Sandwiches

                      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 being said, I was curious to test a recipe that actually worked.. and the vegan Chocolate...

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Vegan Grilled Mushroom Tacos with Chimichurri Sauce

Vegan Grilled Mushroom Tacos with Chimichurri Sauce

                    Hello & Happy Friday!!             Lately I’ve been all about everything tacos! One thing we can all agree on is that tacos are a win. No matter what the season or what dietary preferences you have, you can tailor a taco to meet anyone’s needs. While you can easily pick up a vegan product to fill your tacos with, it’s so easy just to make a...

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Vegan Salted Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies

Vegan Salted Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies

                        Hello & Happy Friday!!           On the weekends, it’s all about the cookies! I had seen tahini cookies online for months now and I have to be honest, I just didn’t see the appeal. I figured it was a food trend to pass on just like many others. However, we’re delving into many food trends lately on EDS and I just...

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Vegan Corn Avocado Salad with Basil Vinaigrette

Vegan Corn Avocado Salad with 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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Vegan 1 Bowl Vanilla Cake with Berries

Vegan 1 Bowl Vanilla Cake with Berries

      Hello & Happy  Wednesday!!   4th of July is coming, cue all things red, white, and blue! While I love all the bbq style foods like grilled veggies and salads, I also love a fun festive dessert. In the warmer temperatures I’m craving desserts that are more fruit forward, versus chocolate. I know, but hear me out!   Fruit packs more water, which is what our bodies crave when the warmer temperatures hit....

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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 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 Lemon Dill Cucumber Salad

Vegan Lemon Dill Cucumber Salad

                    Post holidays, I’m craving all the lighter brighter food! There is no pressure, no dreading the scale, my body just wants real food when it goes without it here and there. So when January hits, I’m dreaming of veggie packed dishes and new seasonal concepts.    When it comes to getting back to your normal routine, easy is always the way to go! In terms of...

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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 Houston’s Copycat Beet Burgers

Vegan Houston’s Copycat Beet Burgers

                              I literally made this recipe 5 years ago as I was just branching out into the culinary world with EDS. Believe it or not, this recipe still holds up today and remains to be one of my favorites out of 100’s of recipes! It was inspired by my favorite veggie burger at the Houstons restaurant chain and it mirrors the look and taste, but...

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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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Vegan Lemon Poppy Seed Cucumber Salad

Vegan Lemon Poppy Seed Cucumber Salad

                      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 to have fun with recipes. Yes, I love...

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Vegan 1 Bowl Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

Vegan 1 Bowl Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

                  Hello & Happy Friday!!       If there is one flavor I skip over when developing recipes, it’s suprisingly, peanut butter. I know, gasps! Countless people have an affinity for all things peanut butter, but whether it’s because my son is severely allergic or that I just don’t crave it as much, I only have a handful of peanut butter forward...

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Vegan Brown Butter Mushroom Crostini with Crispy Sage and Herb Cashew Cheese

Vegan Brown Butter Mushroom Crostini with Crispy Sage and Herb Cashew Cheese

                    Hello & Happy Tuesday!!           If there is one thing I love, it’s a good app! In recent years I’ve gotten bored with main dishes as halfway thru it’s not exciting and that goes for just about any dish. Well, unless it’s perhaps a dessert lol.  So I love to explore effortless apps that can be thrown together, but look...

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1 Bowl Vegan Mojito Sheet Cake

1 Bowl Vegan Mojito Sheet Cake

                  Hello & Happy Thursday!!         If there is one flavor profile I love, it’s lime! I’m all about the lemon and lime, so  the fact that this recipe concept was on my mind for years makes perfect sense. Back in 2016 I explored a Lime Cake, but it was layered, more time consuming, and I just knew we had to revisit this dessert to create one that was...

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Watermelon Cucumber Lemonade with Mint

Watermelon Cucumber Lemonade with Mint

                    Hello & Happy Monday!              Lately I’ve been all about making fun fresh drinks! Like many of you, I reach for tea or water, but it’s so much fun to have a quick and easy drink recipe that is flavor packed and keeps you hydrated. Summer is slowly winding down, but I had to explore a watermelon lemonade!   Watermelon is...

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Vegan Grilled Corn and Poblano Salad

Vegan Grilled Corn and Poblano Salad

                      Hello & Happy Saturday!!         If there is one thing I love today, it’s corn. Within the last few years I’ve fallen in love with grilled corn as it adds a hint of savory and sweet to countless dishes and its just too good. Believe it or not, for years I steered clear of corn. Whether it was the fact that it’s the largest produced...

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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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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 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 Herb Cauliflower Fritters

Vegan Herb Cauliflower Fritters

                          Hello + Happy Tuesday!!           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 Strawberry Rhubarb Parfaits

Vegan Strawberry Rhubarb Parfaits

                  The fourth is coming and I’m all about effortless festive eats. I personally love this holiday as there are so many ways to make a vibrant spread featuring red, white, and blue foods. One of my favorite desserts is actually, a trifle! Whether it’s whip cream, cake, or pudding or C, all of the above, I just find them aesthetically fun.    Perhaps it’s combining...

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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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Cucumber Mint Lemonade

Cucumber Mint Lemonade

                      Hello & Happy Sunday!!           Lately I’ve been all about adding drink recipes to EDS. It’s easy to reach for water, tea, or a kombucha, but I love a homemade beverage like lemonade. The bonus about making a good one is that you can pack on the nutrients and flavor and even skip the traditional white sugar! Think you need a...

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1 Bowl Vegan Pineapple Cake

1 Bowl Vegan Pineapple Cake

                            Every week I love to do a sheet cake! With summer coming to a close I knew I had to do a pineapple cake before it’s just too late. I honestly don’t us pineapple enough in recipes. However, these pineapple cupcakes and muffins are still some of my favorite recipes today. That says a lot of of 700 recipes!   Whether you love pineapple or...

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Vegan Watermelon Cucumber Salad

Vegan Watermelon Cucumber Salad

                            Within the past 5-7 years, the watermelon mint salad concept has taken over. For some it may sounds like this obscure concept, I get you! However, for whatever reason the salad components just pair so well together and it makes for the perfect warm weather salad. This salad is typically paired with feta cheese or goat cheese, but you can honestly...

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