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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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 Texas Caviar

Vegan Texas Caviar

                                I know what you’re thinking, a bowl full of veggies, I just can’t get into it. Before you pass on this fab dish, I promise you, veggie enthusiasts or the furthest thing from it.. You’re going to love this recipe!! So just how good is this recipe?! Out of ver 500 concepts on EDS this is still one of my personal favorites...

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Vegan Pretzel Wrapped Hot Dogs

Vegan Pretzel Wrapped Hot Dogs

                            The past week has been on the busier side, which has left less time to develop recipes for Eat Drink Shrink. However, this was the perfect opportunity to revisit a recipe I explored back in 2014,    Vegan Pretzel Wrapped Hot Dogs!   When it comes to the 4th of July it’s all about grilling and indulgent eats. Rather than feeling left...

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Vegan Raspberry Rice Krispy Treats

Vegan Raspberry Rice Krispy Treats

                    Hello & Happy Wednesday!!           When thinking of the next effortless summer treat, my mind wandered towards Rice Krispy Treats. I’m not sure what it is. Perhaps it’s the seamlessness of the concept, the nostalgia, or the fact that you can place around with the flavors, but I love a modern Rice Krispy Treat!   To date...

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Vegan Dill Pickle Hummus

Vegan Dill Pickle Hummus

                        Hello & Happy Monday!!           In the summer time, I’m all about the light snacks. Rather than picking up ready made snack options though, I love to whip up my own because it’s just so easy! One of my personal favorite snacks, is hummus! However, I have to mix it up when it comes to flavors. After eating plain ol’...

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Vegan Cinnamon + Sugar Pretzel Bites

Vegan Cinnamon + Sugar Pretzel Bites

                              Since quarantining, we’ve been all about the bread! We’ve done everything from countless pretzel recipes to bagels and more. The reason being, that bread tastes a million times better homemade, and it’s just so easy! Yes, bread making is known to be time consuming, involved, and many times just fail altogether. While that...

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Vegan Lobster Salad Dip

Vegan Lobster Salad Dip

                    Hello & Happy Thursday!!           I’ve been all about the dips while social distancing as there is nothing better than a quick and easy snack that holds up no matter what the season! I don’t know about you, but the one category that typically falls short in the vegan department, is seafood! The frozen options have gotten better over...

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Vegan Chili Cheese Nachos

Vegan Chili Cheese Nachos

                            Game day is just around the corner, so I knew I had to whip up some fun concepts! Believe it or not, I didn’t have anything but  various dips and no nachos! Perhaps that’s because nachos can be chips and just a variety of salsa and toppings making a recipe not warranted. However, I wanted to do a nacho concept that had a lil bit more...

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Vegan Strawberry Rice Krispy Treats

Vegan Strawberry Rice Krispy Treats

                               Hello & Happy Tuesday!!           Today I was thinking of recipes I had not done in a long time, and Rice Krispy Treats came to mind! Whether we had them a lot or rarely, there is something about them that is just nostalgic today. It’s an antiquated concept, but ironically still holds up today!    My only thing with...

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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 Jalapeno Cheddar Pretzels

Vegan Jalapeno Cheddar Pretzels

                    Hello & Happy Friday!!               I don’t know about you, but when I find a recipe that works, I’m off to the races to explore endless flavor combinations. Needless to say, when I found a staple pretzel recipe that worked, I made 5 different recipes all in one day lol. (many pretzels to come!).   Over the last 5+...

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Vegan Greek Salad Wrap with Homemade Tofu Feta

Vegan Greek Salad Wrap with Homemade Tofu Feta

                          Hello & Happy Thursday               If there is one concept I loved while being always on the go in the NYC, it was a salad wrap! While Carbs get a bad “wrap”, you can easily choose everything from whole wheat to gluten free and the list goes on. In addition they are perfect mess free option for...

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Vegan Grilled Corn Chowder

Vegan Grilled Corn Chowder

                Hello & Happy Thursday!!         Out of all the amazing veggies at the market, the one I consume the least is actually.. corn. Corn gets a bad rap at its one of the largest produced GMO crops and is lacking in nutrients compared to other veggies being mostly comprised natural sugar. As a result, perhaps that’s why I skip it on most occasions, but there is...

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Vegan Brookies

Vegan Brookies

                      Lately I’ve been craving things more on the sweet side with nursing. It has to be in part with burning the additional calories an just craving carbohydrates. Either way, I’ve been running through my recipe bucket list to whip up some fun modern sweets and one of them.. was a vegan brookie!!   You don’t see the brookie concepts a lot and I loved...

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Vegan Nutella Pie

Vegan Nutella Pie

                          Valentine’s Day is slowly approaching! While many can say it’s a fabricated holiday that holds no value, I personally find it as just another reminder to show love to those in your life. Any reason to celebrate, I’m all about! Of course one of my favorite ways to show love, is through food! That being said, I was on the move to whip up...

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Olive Tapenade with Garlic Toast

Olive Tapenade with Garlic Toast

                                  When it comes to entertaining or dining out, I get bored with main dishes and enjoy the appetizers more. I find that the appetizers are more flavorful, more creative, and I just love to explore flavors. My favorite apps are the easiest ones! lol   Believe it or not, you can make a fab appetizer with just a handful of...

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Vegan Fiesta Dip with Chipotle Cashew Cheese

Vegan Fiesta Dip with Chipotle Cashew Cheese

                            If there is one thing I love, it’s a good appetizer! The older I get the more I prefer to taste a little bit of everything versus having a whole meal. I get bored halfway thru and am typically reaching for everyone else’s food lol. That being said, I love a good vegan app whether it be the fancy or the practical.    When it comes...

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4 Ingredient Vegan Cookies and Cream Fudge

4 Ingredient Vegan Cookies and Cream Fudge

                          Lately I’ve been on a fudge kick! Growing up in the South, fudge was a big thing! Ironically while there are countless vegan truffle recipes, there was little to no fudge concepts that mirror the classic rich texture. Once I found the best combination, I was instantly thinking of the next best variety. Believe it or not I’m all about white chocolate...

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Vegan French Onion Pretzels

Vegan French Onion Pretzels

                          Hello & Happy Wednesday!!         If there’s one thing I love it’s game day concepts. While you won’t find me watching a sports game ever, if there is one thing I do love.. it’s game day eats!!   The older I get the less I gravitate towards entrees as I get bored midway through. Small bites are my favorite as I get to...

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Vegan 4 Ingredient Chocolate Cookie Fudge

Vegan 4 Ingredient Chocolate Cookie Fudge

                              I recently create a fab effortless fudge recipe. While I love a staple chocolate fudge, it’s also an opportunity to mix it up. When I thought of the first flavor concept I should go with, cookies and cream popped in my head!! As a child I loved all things cookies and cream. Today, my diet is plant strong and I haven’t had cookies...

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Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Caramel Corn

Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Caramel Corn

                        Hello & Happy Tuesday!!             Lately I’ve been on a mission to whip up some bucket list recipes, and one of them.. was vegan caramel corn!!   For the longest time I thought about exploring this concept, but I figured a vegan version wouldn’t compare, it would destroy my kitchen lol and it would just be too...

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Vegan Creamy Avocado Dip

Vegan Creamy Avocado Dip

                        Hello & Happy Wednesday!!           If you know me, you know my daily go to is avocado toast. However, did you know they can easily make a fab spread that packs more flavor and a whipped texture?! I love a fab guacamole too, but I find that I gravitate more towards pairing it with veggies if I modify the texture to be silky...

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Vegan GF Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Skillet

Vegan GF Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Skillet

                        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 long.    However, it has been easier to take...

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Vegan Thai Peanut Cauliflower Wings

Vegan Thai Peanut Cauliflower Wings

                              Hello & Happy Tuesday!!               Long before my vegan days, I ate traditional wings here and there. (gasps) I was never into anything with heat, so I gravitated more towards all the fun flavors, and Thai was one of my go to’s! I personally love Thai flavors and will make my staple Pad Thai as...

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Vegan Gluten Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Skillet

Vegan Gluten Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Skillet

                                      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 flavor of any dish, speeds up the...

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45 Vegan Fourth of July Recipes

45 Vegan Fourth of July Recipes

                          Hello & Happy Tuesday!!               For many of us, the Fourth of July is an excuse to travel, attend a party, but leave the cooking to someone else. Since I cook full time and it’s just a party of two for right now (4 more weeks!), we are not cooking this year!.   For those that are, I’ve compiled...

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Vegan Grilled Corn Salad with Jalapeno and Avocado

Vegan Grilled Corn Salad with Jalapeno and Avocado

                        If you’ve never tried Cuban corn, than you’ll have no idea why this combination is so fab! Back in 2007 I had my first experience with street corn at one of my now favorite spots in NYC. It’s flavorful, affordable, coated in cojita cheese and spices, and just an all around game changer. Since 07′ I’ve probably dined there at least...

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Vegan Gluten Free Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

Vegan Gluten Free Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

                                  Well, today is a special day as it’s mine and Mr. Eat Drink Shrink’s 2nd wedding anniversary! Not long ago we said our vows in our neighborhood in NYC on the Hudson river with the Statue of Liberty in the background. Though many things may go wrong on your wedding day, you may regret various choices from decor to...

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Vegan Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Blondies

Vegan Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Blondies

      I’ve been on the hunt to create effortless staples that you can incorporate into your routine. When it comes to baking, many of us get overwhelmed with the steps and endless ingredients, but you can really whip up something fab in minutes without just a handful of items.    In terms of vegan blondies, I’ve found that many times they don’t aesthetically look like the traditional variety the texture is...

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Vegan Gluten Free Oat Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

Vegan Gluten Free Oat Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

                              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 believe it’s serendipitous as it’s your...

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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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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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Pressure Cooker Vegan Peach Cobbler

Pressure Cooker Vegan Peach Cobbler

This post has been sponsored by the Crock-Pot® brand.                             Hello & Happy Wednesday!!                When it comes to embracing my Southern roots, cobblers will always have a place in my heart. The south is ubiquitous for various cobbler concepts and there is something about them that just never gets old. You can...

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Vegan Stawberry Cobbler

Vegan Stawberry Cobbler

                                Hello & Happy Thursday!!                   If there is one dessert that the South is known for, it’s cobbler!! Some of my earliest memories are being at restaurants with my family and ordering this every time. While there are countless variations to this perf dessert, there is...

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Vegan Chickpea Tuna Salad

Vegan Chickpea Tuna Salad

                                        Over the years I’ve created over 500 recipes via Eat Drink Shrink. While I love all of them, there are many that have become staples in my kitchen! One of those, is this chickpea tuna salad!! Back in 2012 a vegan cafe called Terri produced this concept. It was everything and more, but I felt it packed a lot more...

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Oven Roasted Salsa

Oven Roasted Salsa

                          Hello & Happy Tuesday!!             If there is one recipe I can never get enough of, it’s homemade salsa. While still getting my feet wet in the world of cooking, this was one of the first recipes I explored. If you have an affinity for salsa like I do, you always have some on hand.. While buying a ready made option can be...

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Vegan Nacho Cheese

Vegan Nacho Cheese

                                  If there is one concept I thought you could never replicate in vegan cuisine, it’s nacho cheese! The flavor, the texture, the color, seemed impossible. However, with some staple ingredients, just a little cashews, some carrots for color and some potato for texture..    You truly can make a fab nacho cheese!!  ...

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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 Greek Cauliflower Rice

Vegan Greek Cauliflower Rice

                    Hello & Happy Monday             If there is one concept I’ve become completely enamored with over time, it’s cauliflower rice! Just like any vegan recipe, cauliflower rice can be a complete dud if not done right. You have to pack on the flavor and texture or it will disappoint.    this vegan Greek Cauliflower Rice does not!!    In...

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Kale and Quinoa Salad with Homemade Tofu Feta

Kale and Quinoa Salad with Homemade Tofu Feta

                            Hello & Happy Wednesday!!             While I’m all about fresh modern vegan eats, I love bringing you guys back to the staples as it’s easy to get overwhelmed with trying new concepts. There are some recipes that are just timeless, perfect for any season, and will always find a place at my table....

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