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 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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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 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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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 Chickpea Caesar Salad

Vegan Chickpea Caesar Salad

                      When the warm weather arrives I’m instantly craving all things salads. However, when in a bind for time or lacking energy I prefer something easier, like a chickpea salad! Chickpeas and white beans are some of my favorite canned items for countless reasons. They are both accessible, affordable, shelf stable, neutral in flavor, they can make everything from dips...

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Vegan Cucumber Hummus

Vegan Cucumber Hummus

                          In keeping with the theme of effortless recipes, hummus is one of my perusal favorites. However, since I’ve been enjoying it for over 15 years I have to mix it up! You can create a good hummus utilizing it’s staple ingrains, but you can make a game changing hummus by throwing in some modern ingredients!   One of the few variations...

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Vegan Strawberry Shortcake

Vegan Strawberry Shortcake

                    As a Georgia native, there are a few southern staples that I’ll always have an affinity for, one of them is Strawberry Shortcake!! While many variations of this recipe have come over the years, this classic dessert is typically biscuit based with fresh strawberries and whipped cream. Whether it be the simplicity in it’s components, that it’s fruit forward,...

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Vegan Teriyaki Portobello Burgers

Vegan Teriyaki Portobello Burgers

                                   We’re going thru effortless lunch concepts, and one of my favorites, is this vegan Teriyaki Portobello Burgers! I’ve tried a handful of portobello concepts and sadly any of them fell flat. That being said, years ago I was curious to explore one that really delivered in terms of flavor and texture, and the vegan Teriyaki...

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Vegan Asian Meatball Lettuce Wraps

Vegan Asian Meatball Lettuce Wraps

                                  I’ve been going thru my recipe bucket list and I just knew I had to try a vegan asian meatball concept. I love anything that features a lettuce wrap as I find that it lightens the dish, adds texture, adds color and is perfect for the summer time weather.    What makes the perfect asian meatball is truly the sauce. So...

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Vegan Bourbon Pineapple Parfaits

Vegan Bourbon Pineapple Parfaits

                          When it comes to summer desserts, I’m all about the parfaits. Whether it be that they are typically fruit forward, fun to make or just aesthetically gorgeous, they are one of my favorite concepts. Parfaits can feature everything from granola to pudding or my personal favorite, cake and coconut whip!   Since there are so many flavors the blend...

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4 Ingredient Vegan Salted Peanut Butter Cheerio Bars

4 Ingredient Vegan Salted Peanut Butter Cheerio Bars

                          Hello & Happy Wednesday!! 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!  ...

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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 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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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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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 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 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 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 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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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 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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